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Cynthia L. Lazar

Divorce and separation Attorney at Libertyville, IL

4.9   43 reviews
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Voluntarily Inactive No misconduct found

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About Cynthia

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Review: "At a very hard time in my life Cynthia was not only extremely professional, she was truly caring and compassionate and did the most amazing job looking out for me and my best interests. I am thankful I had the guidance of such a wonderful person and experienced attorney."

 

I counsel people all the time, don’t spend your money on an expensive divorce; rather, save it for your children’s college fund or for your own next chapter.  I have been telling that to clients that for over 25 years.

 

My goal is to help you go through the divorce process as effortlessly, painlessly and cost effectively as possible.

Location

The Law Office of Cynthia L. Lazar
611 S Milwaukee Avenue
Suite 12
Libertyville, IL, 60048-3256

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Trini | December 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Second To None!
I believe certain people come into your life for a reason, and Cynthia Lazar certainly is one of my people. Divorce can be a painful and gut-wrenching process. Cynthia was there for me every step of the way. She is reliable, thorough and provided the best legal advice and service I could have asked for, while keeping both my costs and best interests in mind. Her expertise and approach are second to none! Cynthia Lazar has my highest possible recommendation!
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Posted by Lisa | October 4, 2021
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Highly Recommended Divorce Mediator
Cynthia is friendly, easy to work with, thorough and was fair to both sides during our divorce mediation. She was able to accommodate us with a “pay as you go” payment plan, which made things easier financially during this difficult time. I would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking an amicable divorce through mediation.
Posted by Paulette | August 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely professional, honest and responsive
Cynthia is extremely professional and honest. I wanted an amicable divorce and she was there every step of the way to advise me. I couldn't believe how smoothly the process went. I highly recommend Cynthia.
Posted by Jean | March 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, supportive, and compassionate
Divorce is never easy, no matter how cooperative you and your spouse think you are. It is complicated and emotional, so I was incredibly fortunate to have Cynthia on my side. Cynthia is, of course, very knowledgeable about the law, but she does an excellent job of making sure YOU understand the law. She walked me through all of the implications of the decisions I had to make so I could make informed choices. I had many questions throughout and Cynthia acted with a sense of urgency when responding to me. Whether it was replying to an email over the weekend or returning a call after hours, I always felt that I was important to her and she was looking out for my best interests. Most importantly, Cynthia is a very calm and compassionate person, which was exactly what I needed during this emotional time. I hope to never need her representation again, but she is my first recommendation to anyone who does.
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Posted by Jessica | January 28, 2021
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Professional and Efficient
What a pro. Cynthia truly made the process so smooth and easy to understand. It was so convenient and swift as well. I am so glad I went with my gut. I would recommend her in an instant.
Posted by Daniel | January 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professionalism at its best.
Cynthia was amazing. Very professional and understanding of the process. My case was a lengthy one and she was very helpful with making sure I kept informed of any and all details.
Posted by Alene | December 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Cynthia's guidance and knowledge were exceptional and greatly appreciated
We lived in close proximity to numerous lawyers, but chose to drive 90 minutes round trip to work with Cynthia as we had heard about her expertise and kindness. We were not disappointed. We felt very lucky to have found Cynthia as she helped us navigate a very complex time with empathy and wisdom.
Posted by Elizabeth | August 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Cynthia was extremely patient, caring and interested in what was best for my daughter and myself. She worked quickly to resolve the divorce in a matter of months. She is no-nonsense and straightforward. She answers questions quickly and thoroughly. She also provided referrals when necessary, and all the referrals were knowledgeable and professional who worked again for the best interest of my daughter and myself. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Belinda | July 20, 2020
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Divorce made easy
Cynthia made this process so easy and simple. She was a great comfort in a time of change, a recommend her highly!!
Posted by Nancy | September 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Cynthia Lazar is a Saving Grace
In preparing for an inevitable divorce, I had interviewed several attorneys on the north shore. When my husband prematurely filed, letting me know on a Saturday, I immediately reached out to Ms. Lazar (via a voicemail) who promptly saw me Monday after my work. From the start, she calmly and clearly explained each step going forward. She assembled a top-notch team for our collaborative divorce and had my back in every detail - anticipating issues for which I had no clue (though I thought my research had been thorough.) What could have been a contentious and one-sided process became, instead, an equitable and efficient dissolution of our 22-year relationship (married 20 years). From attentive listening and stringent realism to keeping me covered and sane with arcane, formidable entities like real estate attorneys and title companies, Ms. Lazar is truly the partner and leader you want on your side. I'm ever-grateful to have found her and the outstanding team she assembled - and not "breaking the bank" in the process. Thank you, Cynthia - my accolades cannot do you justice!
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Posted by Jo | January 21, 2019
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A Highly Recommended Lawyer
Cyndy is an excellent lawyer. She is very thorough in interepeting the information to me. Not only a law professional, she is very sympathetic as a person. Despite the stressful situation, she has a claiming way of moving things along. When life takes a turn, it is good to have someone on your side to look out for your best interest.
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Posted by Peggy Shorts | November 22, 2018
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Great divorce attorney!
I hired Cynthia Lazar to handle a quick, amicable divorce. She did exactly that! Everything went smoothly and quickly! I highly recommend her for any legal needs that you feel she can assist you with! Very professional, courteous, respectful!
Posted by Malinda | April 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I had an amazing experience working with Cynthia!
Hiring Cynthia as my divorce attorney was the best decision I could have made! We came to Cynthia for an uncontested divorce, and she helped us with all of our options, making the process as smooth and easy as possible! I thoroughly respect and appreciate everything she did. In addition to her knowledge and kind demeanor, she was always considerate of our time- she is the complete opposite of any lawyer stereotype! I always knew she had my best interest in mind and was always looking for the most efficient way to handle an issue, saving us money. Thank you, Cynthia for everything, I appreciate you!
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Posted by Jodi | February 25, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
Cindy expertly guided me through a difficult, emotional and complicated divorce. Cindy was extremely knowledgable of the applicable laws and the court system and demonstrated extreme competence as well as patience and diligence. Cindy guided me through areas of finances, children, property, and a slew of other issues including long term security. Cindy helped me to explore all of my options in a clear and concise manner and negotiated an outcome that was not only fair but exceeded my expectations. I have the utmost respect for Cindy and would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a divorce attorney.
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Posted by Cheryl | January 21, 2018
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Knowledgeable and Compassionate
The service that Cynthia provided during such a stressful and emotional time was very well appreciated. She was very timely with her responses, very thorough in her review of documents, and very thoughtful in her advice and responses. Not only was she extremely professional and accommodating, but compassionate. She went above and beyond for me. I would recommend her to my friends and family and would use her again without a second thought.
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Posted by Cindy | September 12, 2017
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Would highly recommend
Cindy guided me through a very difficult time and was certain to address many issues that I would not have thought of given my emotional state of mind. She was very professional, sensitive and extremely thorough. I felt comfortable with her from the initial consultation. She was extremely prompt in her communications and always had my best interest in mind. I would highly recommend her services.
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Posted by Erin | August 7, 2017
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Cynthia Lazar
I recently hired Cynthia Lazar to guide me through the divorce process and I could not have been happier with my decision. Cynthia's expertise and dedication to my case was certainly appreciated. She patiently and strategically guided me through an emotional time and, thanks to her efforts, she achieved the best possible outcome for me and my family. I highly recommend Cindy; she's the best.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2017
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Excellent Attorney
I would recommend Cynthia. She took the time to listen to my goals through the divorce process and provided expert advice. She was always professional and calm and ensured I was well informed to make decisions. My advice to anyone that hires Cynthia is to listen and take her advice.
Posted by Lisa | February 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I consulted with and retained Cynthia Lazar for my legal separation. I met with 3 other attorneys prior to my appointment with her and upon meeting her I knew she was the attorney to handle my complex case. I was mentally drained and tearful about my marriage ending. She immediately provided a calm and nurturing environment where I was able to explain my circumstances. Cynthia walked me through every step of the legal process and there were no surprises. She is meticulous in her study and knowledge of the law. She takes pride in her work and truly cares about her clients. Cynthia's work ethic is excellent and her attention to detail is impeccable. I highly, without hesitation recommend Cynthia Lazar.
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2016
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Very Professional
Cynthia made a very difficult situation as painless as possible. She was understanding and was very accommodating when I told her I was not angry in my divorce and just wanted things to go smoothly for myself, my husband and our daughter. Cynthia helped us to draw up paperwork that worked for both of us and we didn't need to involve any other lawyers. It was very peaceful, timely and efficient. She was there to answer our questions and help with any issues. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone looking for a caring lawyer who is not just looking to make money and wants to help you through your situation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-325 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lead Attorney
  • Law Office of Cynthia Lazar
  • 1985 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Eddes and Rosen Attorneys at Law
  • 1979 - 1981
  • Department Staff
  • United States Department of Labor
  • 1978 - 1978
  • Law Clerk
  • Judge Harold Rubin, Chief Administrative Law Judge, Illinois Fair Employment Practices Commission
  • 1977 - 1977
  • Committee Staff
  • United States Senate, Committee on Labor and Public Welfare
  • 1975 - 1976
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Education

  • Chicago Kent College of Law, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Associations

  • Mediation Council of Illinois
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Mediation Council of Illinois
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Mediation Council of Illinois
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • The Lilac Tree
  • Referral Panel Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Review
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Family Lawyers in the State of Illinois for 2014
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Member
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Cynthia
Family Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child support Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Lazar exhibits the characteristics of an excellent lawyer, both as an advocate for her clients as well as a counselor. She has a firm grasp of the law and procedure and is able to effectively communicate her knowledge and experience to judges, other members of the bar, and clients going through trying circumstances. In addition, Ms. Lazar has unfailing high ethical standards. Thus, without any hesitation, I endorse her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Cynthia Lazar for many years, both as opposing counsel and through legal organizations. Cynthia is known for her integrity, her hard work on behalf of her clients, and her abilities as a fine family law attorney. I wholeheartedly endorse her as a worthy opponent and a an attorney who has worked hard to win her excellent reputation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Cynthia Lazar is universally respected by her peers in the Lake County divorce bar for her professionalism, legal knowledge and sound judgment. She provides caring, thoughtful, individualized attention to her clients. She is meticulous in her work and extremely conscientious. Cynthia Lazar is a consummate professional."
Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Cindy. I have known her since I became a lawyer. She is hard-working, smart, and well-prepared. She embodies the highest ethical and professional standards. I have recommended her to a number of potential clients and will continue to do so."
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Libertyville Divorce and separation Lawyer Cynthia L. Lazar
Cynthia L. Lazar
Divorce and separation Attorney
Libertyville, IL
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