3.5 stars 32 totalReview Gary Schlesinger
Posted by anonymous
Gary is an elite Attorney and super lawyer representing me in a complex interstate visitation case whom has been in the upper echelon of his profession for quite some time. He has and continues to represent me in a manner that regularly leaves me assured that my opposition is outmatched. His staff is friendly, punctual with forwarding documents and responding to calls and emails, and always more than fair with their billing practices. I would choose no other Attorney than Gary Schlesinger for any family law matters .
Posted by Andrea Goldstein
Gary is calm, patient, strategic and supportive. He represented me against two motions (ridiculous motions) filed by my ex-husband who is an attorney himself. The opposing attorney and my ex-husband tried every "trick" they could find to try and intimidate me and Gary. They were and they are relentless bullies. Gary, however was confident, calm and reassuring to me every step of the way. In trial, he outshined the opposing counsel with his confidence and his presence. Moreover, Gary completely flummoxed my ex-husband on cross examination. It was really a remarkable feat, considering my ex-husband calls himself openly a "brilliant trial lawyer." I should also note that my ex-husband's father is also an attorney, so Gary and I faced three attorneys: the opposing counsel, my ex-husband and his father.
The outcome was as expected, as the judge decided the case in short amount of time in our favor.
Gary and his staff are professional and wonderful people. I would highly recommend him and I would hire him again if needed.
Posted by Jerilee
There are no words powerful enough to truly articulate what an amazing attorney Gary Schlesinger is, and how grateful I am to him. He delivered a BIG WIN for me in my exceptionally complicated post-divorce child custody case. His paternal disposition, exceptional knowledge of family law, and incredible reputation at the Lake County courthouse (which is blatantly apparent) reinforced my confidence in him. Highly recommended. Thank You, Gary!
Posted by anonymous
I want to thank Gary Schlesinger for generously accepting my case from Prarie State Legal Services. His talent for turning my distress with levity coupled with his sympathy for my suffering is evidence of his enduring integrity. . Your services are truly a blessing to me and my family, to help me gain my independence from an abusive husband who left me and my girls with no support. Everyone’s continuing optimism, patience to explain this process, professionalism, and compassion let me know I was in good care.
Posted by mamma_of2x
It's a shame that you don't work in Cook County court (Daley Center) I would hire you. you seem very nice and soooo nice. and you responded to my e-mail. how sweet of you. :-) Great beard and nice smile :-)
Posted by Kimberly
I had one heck of a legal case with my ex-husband. I knew that I needed one of the best divorce lawyers in Lake County and went immediately to Gary! Gary has many years of experience dealing with divorce and KNOWS the laws. Gary always responded to my emails and questions the same day or in the evenings and on weekends. His responses were via email and phone calls. The paralegals in his office are also great to work with and always very responsive. Please keep in mind that Gary is usually in court and will respond to your emails when he can or in the evenings. His emails are very direct and to the point (no fluff) he tells you the truth and does not lead you on like other lawyers. Everyone tries to be a lawyer and it’s hard to let someone else take control. Once you understand Gary’s style you can sit back and relax and know that he has your back. This man is amazing to watch in action and his responses to other lawyers are impressive! Gary fought like hell for my case and came out swinging right from the start. Gary is well respected by many fellow colleagues and the Judges in Lake County. Very fair with billing and his hours. I highly recommend Gary and can’t thank him enough for taking on my case!
Posted by David
My ex wife has been harassing me for years. Gary and his team have been my only protection from her unwarranted claims and accusations. His billing is fair and his response time is better than other attorneys I have had in the past. Thanks for your support Gary!
Posted by anonymous
I read all the reviews on this site before I hired Gary and his firm. I was concerned with the overwhelming comments on his style of communication but I wanted the best. I accepted that Gary handles his cases his way and learn to work with that. I wasn't hiring a pen pal, I hired him to win my case. As everyone knows, men are the treated as the bank in divorce cases and Gary minimized my liability. I didn't hire Gary to tell him what to do. I told him what I was willing to accept as fair and he achieved results over and above that. Gary likes to say that a divorce is 10% law and 90% psychological. Gary's ability to use his relationships made all the difference in world. I didn't hire Gary, he accepted to take my case and he was worth every penny he charged me and then some. He accepted my case after my first pre-trial and it paid off. In the end he was able to negotiate a deal that far exceeded his costs. I will recommend his firm to anyone who wants get a fair settlement but understand that you are not in charge and to let him do what he is great at and that is getting results. I will admit, his communication style is unique but his results are what you are paying for.
Signed, the guy with the purple socks.
Posted by Jimmy
My Joint Parenting Agreement is horribly lopsided and Schlesinger let me know it by rubbing it in my face every time I questioned anything contained in it, yet Schlesinger was my attorney. What happened is that he did NO preparation and I had to represent myself in trying to get a fair shake with Parenting. And his billing practices are nothing short of mercenary. He sends me an email that he is withdrawing after I asked him why he had not read the JPA before the appearance, and then sends me a bill for sending me emails AFTER he had withdrawn. All this knucklehead cares about is $$$. Get a real attorney, one that knows you by name and actually understands your case and pay for what you should expect to get, legal representation.
Posted by anonymous
By far the worst attorney in Lake County. His partner is no better. You do not get timely responses and the so called paralegal that they have is just as clueless as everyone else in that office. You do not get documentation in a timely manner. The fact he said that they send you every piece of paper is a lie. Trust me and Trust the reviewer that wrote Horrible lawyer. We are spot on with that experience. I think my kid is more organized than this office.