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Bonnie Lillian Macfarlane

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Island Lake, IL

4.0   15 reviews

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Licensed for 32 years
State IL
Status Active and Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1990
Updated 01/06/2023

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Bonnie Macfarlane P.C.
Po Box 268
106 W State Rd
Island Lake, IL, 60042-0268


4.0 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true people person
We needed to file a bankruptcy. We contacted a TV attorney. Met and was not comfortable with how we were treated. Met with Ms. MacFarlane. We were put at ease and everything was explained in a manner we could understand. All questions were answered. We never felt talked down to. It is a scary feeling to have to go bankrupt. If you are ever in this position , contact her. She is the one we will use in the future if any other legal issues arise.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very sympathetic to our needs
Saw Ms. MacFarlane for a bankruptcy. She put us at ease and guided us thru the legal issues. She made us feel better about our situation and how to learn to live. The biggest mistake was not talking to her sooner. She is the go to woman.
Posted by pam | August 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
competent,knowledgeable,intergity,follow thru
took on a condo association/won case skillfully advised and completed bankruptcy advised us thru and represented us thru foreclosure of our home. Bonnie was and is available by phone,email,fax, and responded within minutes -when in office-or within the same day.
Posted by Jacqui K | July 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Bonnie MacFarlane helped me with my bankruptcy, will & power of attorney. I will always go to her for help & always recommend her to anyone. She is by far one of the best lawyers in Illinois.
Posted by Kim | July 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Saving Grace
I couldn't be happier to write this glowing recommendation for Attorney Bonnie Macfarlane. I retained her after a very difficult divorce that led me straight to Bankruptcy. Not only was Bonnie very straightforward with me, she actually treats you with dignity and respect during a very difficult time and process. I had unfortunately used another lawyer for my divorce and couldn't have been any worse because I felt like I was defending myself. Bonnie on the other hand still took the time to discuss my divorce with me and gave me her recommendations going forward. Unfortunately it was too late for Bonnie to take over my case or I would have hired her in a minute. I have hired her yet again for another legal matter and I will always hire her for any legal issue that I need a qualified Attorney for.
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Posted by Cindy K | July 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Bonnie L MacFarlane is an excellent lawyer. She got me through bankruptcy in a knowledgeable and professional manner. Since then, I have gone to her for the settling of my parents estate, wills and other legal matters. I have also recommended her to many friends seeking legal counseling.
Posted by Kit | July 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended for your legal needs.
I have known Bonnie for over 12 years as I have had to hire her for several issues. I wouldn't hire anyone else. She is experienced and highly knowledgeable in her field. Each time I came to her for her legal expertise I was happy that I did. She works hard for her clients and she cares that all angles are covered to bring about the very best results.She is honest and up front with you. Because I respect how she has worked hard to help me, I have recommended Bonnie to many people. It was the best thing I ever did when I found Bonnie Macfarlane.
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Posted by Paul | July 9, 2016
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Real estate closing
Bonnie is the best. She dots all the I's and crosses all the T's and makes sure you get the best terms on your deal. She was able to reduce my closing costs considerably and the closing was convenient and fast. She makes it as hassle free as possible for you.
Posted by Karen | July 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Competence, experience & compassion
We have retained Attorney Bonnie Macfarlane on two different occasions within the last seven years. The second, in particular, was of a sensitive nature and very complicated. We found her not only extremely experienced and accomplished, but creative in exploring the best ways we could be represented for our case. She took care to display empathy and consideration with us during a very trying and difficult time. In our experience, Attorney Macfarlane clearly worked to help us successfully resolve our issues, and went 'above and beyond' our expectations. We highly recommend her for any and all legal needs. If she doesn't specialize in a particular area, I guarantee that she knows a good resource to refer you to. We trust her explicitly. And, by the way, we 'won' in both cases.
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Posted by Hope | December 7, 2015
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Professional, thorough, puts clients needs first.
I have been a client of Bonnie Lillian Macfarlane for 20 years. During that time I have found her to be a professional, competent, ethical and compassionate attorney who puts her clients needs first. Bankruptcy, a court case, will and a guardianship, all taken care of ....
Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2013
Superb and supportive law services
I found Bonnie MacFarlane P.C. to be very knowledgeable and personable. When I called her offices with questions, my calls were received professionally and answered within a quick response timeframe. I was never in doubt as to what was going on with my issue or with what to expect in the process. There was a fair amount of personal-level counselling connected with my case. The cause of my need for legal services blindsided me. Bonnie's experience in law helped settle my situation to where I knew groundrules and had confidence that I would be treated fairly. I highly recommend the offices of Bonnie MacFarlane to anyone in Lake County.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2019
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Often times made me feel like I was bothering her as a client. Put upon maybe. My bills are paid up with her so I don't know what her problem is. The lady who is her receptionist/secretary, Kathy, is always so pleasant and welcoming. She has a hug for you when you need it. That's the nice part about coming to Bonnie's office. After seeing Bonnie and leaving I sometimes felt as though I should not have come there. Sorry I am not legal smart but that's why I hired her. Not to be made to feel stupid because she is impatient with me.
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Response from Bonnie Macfarlane September 12, 2019
Please accept my sincere apology for any negative feeling that was received at the office. I can assure you that it was not intentional. Clients are very important especially their problems that need to be attended properly. Hopefully, the legal issue was resolved to your satisfaction.
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
POA Nightmare
Bonnie was my family’s lawyer for years, and how she stayed in their good graces is beyond me. A year ago Power of Attorney over my grandfather had to be removed from my father. My aunt was her actual client, however Bonnie decided to call me (20f) more than anyone else about the matter and gave me consistently terrible information. Despite my fear of the situation Bonnie insisted that my taking over POA was the *only* option available. She was forceful with her words and made it sound like I had no choice in the matter in the face of making sure my grandfather was safe. Furthermore, Bonnie decided it appropriate to inform my grandfather that I was taking over; giving an old man false information on legal matters was beyond what I could have imagined. I received papers intended for me to sign, making me POA. Having another legal party read over the papers it was evident that Bonnie worded everything like she had just earned her license. If I had signed those documents I would have been in much worse shape than I am now. If you are considering Bonnie, please run as far as you can. She handles cases as unprofessionally as possible. My grandfather could have been in safer hands sooner if not for her.
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Posted by Peter | June 6, 2016
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Ripp Off Attorney - Gone with the wind!
Retained Bonnie Macfarline for a Chapter 7 filing, paid her a one thousand dollar attorney initial down payment retainer. she gave me the paperwork to fill out, which I returned along with supporting documents that were requested. She has all my documents And paperwork and she dropped off the planet. Her telephone number is disconnected went to her office location and her office signage is still up but she has vacated the address according to other tenents in the building. What Attorney wouldn't have a forwarding telephone number if there telephone number was disconnected. The Bar Association told me she has been a licensed attorney since 1990. Had a fifteen minute conversation with her before hiring her and that cost me a grand. I feel if she really in an Illinois Attorney that she should be disbarred. I want my documents and tax records back that Bonnie Macfarline has in her possession.
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Response from Bonnie Macfarlane June 30, 2016
This review is completely false. This individual is unknown and has not identified himself/herself. The office has been open for business from 9 to 5. No tenant informed any individual that the office had moved nor that the law office was not operational any longer. All pending bankruptcy files where money has been received are separately filed. There is no "Peter" nor any other individual whose file is in the "pending bankruptcy" file location that has paid $1,000. This individual should contact back the office, and substantiate the claim for a refund and it will be gladly given, if in fact, he/she can prove that $1,000 was received by THIS office.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2015
How to Screw up your life
Since I entered into a Divorce Settlement Agreement that Bonnie crafted with her assurance that if things did not work out it for me financially the agreement could always be modified, my life could not have been more screwed up since. God help you if you actually have Bonnie defend you in court on something. She is not a litigator but really a great paperpusher. I ended up trying to defend myself when we appeared in court as she was completely unprepared and wasn't even aware of what was on my tax form which allowed the opposing counsel to have her way with me in the court without Bonnie helping whatsoever but charging my over $2,500.00 for this disservice. The language of the document modification was so one sided that my new consulting attorney I've had recently while trying to get this agreement modified asked how I could have signed such a lopsided deal. Thanks to Local Incompetent; Bonnie Macfarlane my life have been a financial and legal nightmare.
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Response from Bonnie Macfarlane August 26, 2015
There is an executed document in this client's file that the so-called "lopsided deal" was crafted by the client and was against the legal advice that was given at the time.
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  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 1991 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 1991 - Present

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Bonnie Lillian Macfarlane
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Island Lake, IL
Licensed for 32 years
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