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Deanna J. Bowen

Divorce and separation Attorney at Gurnee, IL

4.9   17 reviews
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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1998
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18 PLUS YEARS EXPERIENCE AS FAMILY LAW AND DIVORCE ATTORNEY IN LAKE COUNTY. CALL TODAY!

The attorneys and staff at the Law Office of Deanna J. Bowen are dedicated to using our considerable skills to help men and women resolve issues they may encourater in the area of Family Law in Lake County.  We understand the difficulties faced and the need to resolve issues proactively, effectively, reasonably and as quickly as possible.  Whenever possible, our office is committed to resolving cases by settlement in order to save you time, money and stress.  However, when settlement is not possible, we provide strong and effective representation in court.

Location

Law Office of Deanna J Bowen
1790 Nations Drive
Ste 21
Gurnee, IL, 60031-2138

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Deanna is very approachable, capable and straightforward as an attorney. Her law office is very helpful and efficient. I highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The best
  After our dissatisfaction with two attorneys, we found Deanna.  Finally an attorney that was capable of taking action and the ability to make things happen. Deanna actually listened to our story, as it had some unusual circumstances, and understood very well our situation.  Deanna and her associates were always available for questions and quick to reply.  She had kept us fully informed along the way as of what to expect and how the system is set up so that we understood as well. There were some points along the way when we actually needed conferences, no problem to set up. In the end we have finally come to a satisfying conclusion. Thank you Deanna and associates for the work you have put into our case. I highly recommend Deanna Bowen.
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2019
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Excellent Attorney!
Deanna is wonderfull! She is knowledgeable, passionate about her client’s needs, and quickly responds to questions. I am so glad I found an attorney that I can trust and depend on for any future needs.
Posted by Jamie | January 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great divorce lawyer!
Deanna was amazing, she was kind, explained documents clearly and looked out for myself and my children during my divorce process. I felt that the process was made so simple and straight forward and I can't tell you how much I needed that. It is emotional enough going through this and she made it easy to navigate. She never wasted my time or money and I was very comfortable with the charges, they were very reasonable and fair for the service I received. I recommend her to everyone that asks and I will continue to do so. Thank you Deanna and staff!
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2017
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Very Helpful
Deanna and her staff were very helpful to resolve my case. Hopefully I will not need an attorney in the future but if I do I will call Deanna.
Posted by Kelly | September 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce made easier
I was overwhelmed at the process of filing for divorce. I walked into Ms. Bowen's office feeling defeated from previous interviews with other attorneys; however, after I met with Ms. Bowen for a free consultation, I felt a sense of relief and hope. I filed in June and was divorced by mid-August. Deanna Bowen was available, expedient, professional, and so helpful. She made my tough times bearable, and I will return any time I need legal counsel.
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Posted by Jeff Carlson | July 21, 2017
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My Lawyer
Deanna was great. She kept me well informed and made the process of my divorce painless. Deanna is very personable and understands you as a human being. I enjoyed getting to know her and her staff. I highly recommend her for anyone.
Posted by Linda and Martin | July 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Smooth Closings
Ms. Bowen assisted us with closing our property remotely. We had already moved out-of-state. Her office had excellent communication, kept us in the loop throughout the process and provided us with any actions we needed to do. We provided a power of attorney for the closing on the property and she signed and processed everything. We would work with Ms. Bowen and her staff again and highly recommend her.
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Posted by Andy | July 17, 2017
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Satisified customer
Deanna was professional and ensured I obtained a mutually agreed upon divorce settlement.
Posted by Bonny | March 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
Deanna represented me through a long divorce that was made extremely difficult by my ex. During the whole process, she guided me with great advice, knowledge and expertise of the legal system to help me achieve a satisfying settlement with regards to custody, child support, and the division of assets. She was tenacious in court - fighting for what was important to me - and was always patient and quick to reply to any questions I had (and even offers answers to my questions 2 years later!). She was very reliable during a very uncertain time in my life and I never doubted whether I was getting the best representation possible with her. Her staff was also very helpful and courteous. I would highly recommend Deanna to anyone seeking divorce assistance!
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Posted by Stacy | March 7, 2017
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The Best of the Best!
I had been in and out of court for over 10 years with a different lawyer. My ex-husband enjoyed taking me back to court for frivolous things (part of his control and harassment). Each time it was a humiliating experience. Each time I felt that the odds were against me and nobody ever really listened to my concerns. I had some very serious concerns about the welfare of my child in the care of an abusive father with a substance abuse problem. This last time my ex-husband took me back to court, I was fed up. I got rid of my lawyer and went to Deanna Bowen. It was the best decision I have ever made! Deanna understood my concerns and worked diligently to protect me and my son. The family court system is very frustrating, but Deanna was reassuring and in the end, EVERYTHING worked out in my favor this time. Without getting into too much detail, I can honestly say Deanna saved my life and my son’s life. She knew exactly how to handle every difficult situation thrown my way by my ex-husband and his attorney. She knew the law and used it to my advantage. For the first time, my ex-husband wasn’t getting his way. I would HIGHLY recommend Deanna to every person going through a divorce. Her rates are upfront and honest and worth it. I was once told, do you know why divorces are expensive, because they are worth it. Deanna is worth it. It is a horrible time in your life, when you are simply beaten down. Deanna has a way of building you up to make you strong enough to get through it and end in a better place than where you started.
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Posted by Gail Auerbach | March 7, 2017
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Highly Recommend
Deanna is extremely efficient, professional, caring, knowledgeable, trustworthy, understanding and compassionate. I've consulted with her on many matters. Deanna’s communication was excellent. She kept me informed about my case and explained things to me in a way that I could understand what was going on. She went the extra miles for me and I'm so grateful. She is a diligent negotiator and very hard working, I am thankful that she represented me and I don't think anyone could have done a better job. I thank her for everything and I would highly recommend her to my friends and family. .
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Posted by Michael | March 7, 2017
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Simply the Best!!!
As many know divorce is a stressful and very emotional time. I cant say enough about how Ms. Bowen was there to support me throughout all the ups and downs. She provided me timely advice which in hindsight was spot on. She was able to make a very stressful time seem manageable. I highly recommend her as I believe you could not do better with anyone else. Her fee for service is in line or below most others and she even reduced my final bill purely out of compassion for my overall situation. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND her.
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Posted by Marsha | March 7, 2017
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Uncontested divorce
I hired Deanna to do my uncontested divorce in late 2016. She and her team were very thorough and quick to turn documents around. Part of my settlement included working with a QDRO which I was unfamiliar with. Deanna helped navigate through this document and had all documents filed quickly and efficiently through attorneys and the Court. Before my court date she went through the procedure for what would happen in front of the judge. She pointed out that although she didn't agree with how we decided to handle a pension plan, she wanted to be sure I knew what I was agreeing to. Deanna is professional with a personal, caring approach. It is was a smooth, easy process. I recommend her.
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Posted by Jen | March 6, 2017
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Great Experience
I met with Deanna and immediately felt comfortable with her recommendations. She made the process simple and made sure I understood all the steps along the way. No one ever wants to be in this situation, but she definitely made me feel like I was well represented. She and her staff made this not so exciting experience simple and quick. I am thankful for her time and expertise and would recommend her to anyone. My ex even commented on how fair and reasonable everything turned out. It was nice to not argue and point fingers. Our actual divorce was simple and short and she helped navigate our children's schedule so that it was what was best for them. You can tell she is well respected in the courthouse and that she cares about her clients.
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2017
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Great experience
Deanna and her staff were knowledgeable and caring. They kept me informed the entire process and I felt confident in the results. I recommend them highly.
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Good Attorney but response time is ridiculous!
I used Deanna in my divorce and while she was a good attorney but the response time was very long and often not responded to at all. When you are in the process of Divorce and Custody issues peace of mind is important and when you do not respond in a timely manner there is no peace of mind. If Deanna is too busy then she should have staff that can answer on her behalf. Not to mention the tens of thousands of dollars it costs to get a divorce it just makes it harder to justify when no one responds to you and leaves you hanging. Some delay is expected but a complete disregard for an email is unacceptable.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Family Law Attorney
  • Law Office of Deanna J. Bowen
  • 2003 - Present

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Preeminent 4.9 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • 10 Best 2015 Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
Endorse Deanna
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had many cases against Deanna, and find that she is a zealous advocate for her clients, taking into consideration each client's needs and wants. She is well versed in the law and applies that knowledge to each individual's case in order to achieve the best result."
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Gurnee Divorce and separation Lawyer Deanna J. Bowen
Deanna J. Bowen
Divorce and separation Attorney
Gurnee, IL
Licensed for 26 years
Free Consultation