|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2010||05/16/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2013|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Mark Schondorf||2012 - Present|
|Associate||Berger Schatz||2011 - 2012|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Mark Schondorf||2006 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Lake County Bar Association||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Member||N/A|
|California Employment Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Profit Concepts v. Griffith||My Client Prevailed|
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|Winnetka Talk||Better economy means more business for divorce attorneys||2014|
|The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar Association||Bifurcation in Dissolution Actions||2013|
|Loyola University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Georgetown University||Business Administration||N/A||2002|
|BNI We Mean Business meeting||What To Do If You Or Someone You Know is Injured||2014|
|RDG Monthly Meeting||Financial Aspects of Divorce||2012|
Posted by anonymous
An honest review by a recent client, not a friend or acquaintance posing as one. Let me be clear, stay away from this Firm! I have never been represented by such an incompetent lawyer as with Mr. Schondorf. This attorney brings a big fat zero to the table. You will most likely lose your case and waste your hard earned dollars in the process. You will also find yourself doing most of the talking because Mr. Schondorf is simply unable to articulate any type of defense while in the Court Room. He demonstrated little to no skill-set when working on my case. I take no pleasure in writing a negative review, but with my experience I feel that others have the right to know when services rendered are so bad that they are simply unacceptable. I wish more people did this, and this is one thing that Social Media and reviews are actually good for. I will not judge Mr. Schondorf, and instead try to provide some details around his professional abilities, or there the lack of. Let us start with the most basic items, Mr. Schondorf has terrible organization skills, he is likely to request information from you that you have previously provided him with on a multitude of occasions, this will not only drive up cost but also play on your frustration levels. His overall Legal skills are subpar, I personally found myself challenging Mr. Schondorf on Legal Statutes to the point where I had to directly point him to it. You are likely to find yourself arguing with your own attorney because his lack of skill and performance will be very frustrating to you. You will find yourself investing a lot of time in keeping a close watch on this attorney as a result of his lack of skill-set, knowledge, accuracy, and overall ability. You will also find that his communication is not timely, and his work often contains errors. Be prepared to spend hours looking over his paperwork, and countless emails, all of which is costing you money. The details of your case are likely to be forgotten, so you'll find yourself having to remind him of them. If you decide to go ahead and proceed with hiring him as a representing attorney, be prepared for a long haul! The one thing that this attorney is good at is prolonging even the simplest matters. He is likely to hide behind "this is the process", so be ready for it. Once the case has gone for some time, he will likely try and advise you on settling. This is especially true when the dollars start to run out! This attorney performed so inadequately that it was necessary for me to file a complaint with the ARDC. In addition, I am now forced to consider Legal Malpractice charges against him as I feel I was totally misrepresented. Honestly there are probably a thousand other lawyers that would yield a much better result for you. Good luck!
Posted by Elizabeth
I consulted and hired Mark to assist with divorce from my spouse of 9 years. I wanted to get it done and over before the end of 2016. With Marks advice I was able to quickly navigate through the steps and how to create some dialog with spouse (my now former). I knew it would be more cost effective if we agreed on everything and file noncontested. He was candid about what a worse case scenario would look like and that I had a good case for a much better outcome.
Thankfully spouse and I had no children so we only needed to split assets and liabilities. My former and I were already living in separate accomdations and had already split a majority of assets. I wanted to make sure I protected certain assets during the divorce. Once everything was agreed upon we both went to Marks office to complete all necessary paperwork. Mark prepared all relevant paperwork, had us sign and sent it in to County Clerks office.
I asked to get the earliest court date possible and Mark made it happen. Prior to court date he provided email with relevant details for the court date. The day of, he was in communication about his arrival. Prior to entering courtroom he walked me through what to expect and courtroom procedure. My case was the first to be heard that day.
I am grateful to Mark for his swiftness in executing my divorce and his sage advice. I would and already have recommended Mark to others.
Posted by Kumar
Even before I hired Mr.Mark, he provided me all the information about my divorce case. I am very happy that I hired Mr.Mark for my complicated divorce case. Mr.Mark is very friendly And he was always been answering your call and providing all the details very clearly which made my life easy during my tough times. I would 100% recommend Mr.Mark for divorce cases. I wish Mr.Mark all the very best.
Michael Doman, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Mark Schondorf is a fine divorce lawyer, who is passionate about his work, and represents his client's interests well. I was recently an opposing counsel to Mark on a difficult case. Mark combined a tough '"no nonsense" approach to the litigation while maintaining a high degree of professionalism throughout the course of the litigation..
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