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Richard Alan Van Den Bussche

Real estate Attorney at Crystal Lake, IL

4.3   6 reviews

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Licensed for 42 years
State IL
Status Active and Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1980
Updated 01/06/2023

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Law Office of Richard A. Van Den Bussche
455 Coventry Ln Ste 107
Crystal Lake, IL, 60014-7570


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Posted by Amy | March 3, 2013
Outstanding divorce attorney!
Rich helped me when my ex took me back to court for a second time. I SOOOOOO wish I had known Rich the first time around! Rich was amazing at making me understand the process, understand what my rights were and what I wasn't entitled to and did a fantastic job and fighting for me for what was right!!! If you're looking for a true consultant in a divorce case, Rich is your man!
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Posted by Amy | February 8, 2013
AMAZING Real Estate Attorney!!!
I've been in the real estate business for 11 years and have used Rich for the last would have been 11 years if I'd met him earlier! He's the ONLY attorney I recommend for my clients. He has a strong knowledge of the real estate industry. He's an advocate for his clients...and that is the best quality you can ask for in any attorney! He fights for what's right and is open, honest and realistic with his clients. He's available whenever I need him...literally. I used to joke that you'll only hear from attorneys from 9-5 Monday through Friday...but Rich does whatever it takes to get the job done for the client. He's communicated with me on weekends, after hours...whenever I needed him! If you're looking for a real estate attorney, Rich is the ONLY attorney you should call!!!
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Posted by Jackie | July 23, 2012
Happy with Rich for the Last 10 Years!
I am a Realtor and I have been one for over 18 years. I have worked with several real estate attorneys over the years. Many have been good, but many have been disappointing. I have used Rich now for about 10 years now. I love recommending Rich because he is a VERY FAIR attorney, has a heart, understands what the goal is to get a home closed, fights for my clients when they have been wronged, and even helps me when need be. He doesn't always work just the business hours that most attorneys work, which I find beneficial as my hours are not typical. He'll even respond to emails or voicemails after hours, and on occassion on the weekends if it is an emergency. Rich is not your typical attorney, and I like that. I really like recommending him to my first time buyers as he is patient with them, and will take the time to explain issues for them. They like him because he is NOT intimidating! He also takes care of all my sellers too. With the recent real estate market, he has been handling my short sale sellers and buyers, and continues to follow up with my clients AND the banks to get a response. He helps to take a lot of the stress off of me for all my real estate deals. I know that my clients are in good hands when I recommend Rich!
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Posted by Laura | July 23, 2012
Great Lawyer
I worked with Rich on real estate deals. Rich has been great to work with - he replied to all phone calls & e-mails & kept me in the loop all the way. He is very personable & easy to talk to and will address & answer all your questions & concerns. He has gone over & above what I expected and has the patience of a saint! This is the second time I have had the pleasure to work with him & will definitely recommend him to all family & friends.
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Posted by Rick | July 22, 2012
Answered all of our questions and never made us feel stupid for asking.
Posted by LIZ | December 9, 2014
no response
Hired Rich to handle a case for my wife as her brother passed! He will not return calls or emails have left numerous messages and emails with no response ! this is unreal for he's been paid up front sure wish he would at less call and tell us he is busy, sorry ,doesn't want to handle case,or something
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AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2011.

Censure with conditions issued in IL, 2011
updated on 07/21/2012

Censure with conditions means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State places conditions on the lawyer's activities to try to prevent a reocurrence of the wrongful act. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Richard's comment: “I am willing to discuss the censure with any one who is interested. Suffice it to say that I have been practicing for over 32 years and this is the only complaint that I have ever had to answer with the ARDC.”

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Richard A. Van Den Bussche
  • 1990 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Pratt, Calabrese and O'Donell (later O'Donnell and Van Den Bussche
  • 1983 - 1990
  • Assistand Public Defender
  • Champaign County Public Defender's Office
  • 1982 - 1983
  • Assistant States Attorney
  • Champaign County State's Attorneys Office
  • 1981 - 1982
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  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Bradley University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Real estate Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Rich for well over a decade on many real estate, small claims, landlord-tenant, and bankruptcy cases. I have referred him to clients of mine on a regular basis to assist them in cases for types of law which I do not practice."
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Richard Alan Van Den Bussche
Real estate Attorney
Crystal Lake, IL
Licensed for 42 years
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