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Lee R Zeidman

Divorce and separation Attorney at Skokie, IL

5.0   116 reviews
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  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 16 years
    Florida - FL 15 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Membership Lapsed No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Lee

Learn Lee’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    60%
    Divorce is a major life change, which at times can be healing and allow both people involved to move on with their lives. Our attorneys are seasoned professionals, dedicated to finding the best solution for your situation.

    16 years

  2. Estate planning
    20%
    Estate planning is important because it will ensure that your assets go where you want them to when you pass away, while also helping your estate to avoid probate and hefty estate taxes in the process.

    16 years

  3. Business
    10%
    Whether you are forming a corporation or want to register a trademark, you need to follow the right process to avoid rejections, revision requests, and disputes. Working with a competent and experienced attorney will help you set up your business.

    16 years

  4. Real estate
    10%
    The right legal team can save you time and money, ensuring that your rights are protected because every real estate transaction is a legal transaction.

    16 years

PROFICIENT AND CONTEMPORARY LEGAL PRACTICE WITH CUSTOMER SERVICE FIRST.

Attorney Lee R. Zeidman has been practicing law since 2008, initially working for a general practice firm in Chicago. Lee established his own thriving practice in 2010 with the litigation and transactional needs of his clients. Fine tuning the focus of his practice, Lee primarily works on family law, real estate and general litigation matters, while guiding countless business clients through their business needs.

Lee has been recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2015-2021, nominated by peers as one of Illinois’ best lawyers, based upon the successes of his representations and experiences. This award is limited to just 2.5% of lawyers in the State of Illinois.

Additionally, Lee is one of the few attorneys on with more than 115 5-star reviews and counting!

Lee earned his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School and his Political Science B.A. from DePaul.

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2021 2020 2019 + 8 ...

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Location

Zeidman & Carpenter PLLC

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  116 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Antoinette | January 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would definitly utlize their services again!
Lee and his team were great to work with. Going through a divorce is never easy but they really made the process bearable. And to my surprise they worked their magic and I ended up with a check for relocation costs. I was beyond happy. Thank you!
Posted by Chrisanthi | September 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Employment Issue
Lee was one of the best attorneys I've ever had the pleasure of working with. I honestly had no clue what the outcome would be and was quite nervous but Lee really knew the employment laws and what we should expect. Hands down, great experience and a pleasure to work with. Thank you Lee!!
Posted by Mohammed | February 10, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great service
I have worked with Mr. Zeidman for all my real estate needs. He provides top-notch service, always professional and always there to advise you on the real estate deal. I would highly recommend him for all your real estate needs.
Posted by Karolina | April 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Great law firm to work with. Lee was easy to talk to and He took time patiently explaining out the whole process with me. I would highly recommend Him!
Posted by Nick | November 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
Very professional, responsive, great communication. Took the time to explain all the documents. Will definitely use Lee again!
Posted by Gerry Contreras | November 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Experience!
Lee has been our lawyer for a purchase and a sell of our houses. His professionalism is second to none, he is very knowledgeable and an awesome lawyer to work with. His experience and knowledge made the stressful process of buying and selling a house very easy to deal with, also, his availability and communication helped the process to go flawlessly. I would recommend him to everyone, friends or family in need of a very good lawyer.
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Posted by Hope | May 25, 2021
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TOP-NOTCH!!
Lee is very attentive to all our legal needs. We have been working with Lee for many years, and he handles easy cases as well as very very difficult cases very proficiently. I highly recommend Lee, you won't be disappointed.
Posted by Roxana Miron | May 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best if you care for excellence
I hired Lee Zeidman to represent me in the divorce process after my first lawyer messed up big time. The level of expertise, organization, communication and professionalism this firm has is admirable. During the proceedings, he was extremely helpful, kind, understanding and knowledgeable in a time of my life that could have been a lot more stressful. Getting custody of my three kids and the relocation right is not something common and he handled it very professional, went above and beyond on several occasions and has been nothing but organized and concise. On point and prepared, always answering my calls and emails - Lee made the communication easy and the whole process very transparent. He clearly explained each step and provided different alternatives so the final decisions were made with a good understanding of what could have happened either way. Everyone in the company highly educated, patient and compassionate. I greatly appreciate everything Lee had done for me and my family and I highly recommend his company for everyone who needs a knowledgeable and brilliant attorney on their side.
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Posted by Tim | March 26, 2021
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Very Helpful and Thorough
I hired Lee to sell a property. He was very responsive and walked me through the process. Lee came prepared for the closing and thoroughly explained all of the documents before signing. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Juana | February 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Lee helped me with my home closing. He was very knowledgeable and guided me through every step. Highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Lee did a superb job with my uncontested divorce and kept me well informed of what was going on. He finished all the paperwork and booked the court dates very quickly, wrapping up the whole matter in just almost a month. He is extremely professional and focused, backed by an excellent team. It’s comforting to have an attorney you trust to navigate you through the complexities of the legal system, who can convey his thoughts clearly and in a cogent manner. Highly recommended!
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Posted by Andrew | December 9, 2020
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Took care of everything
Lee was a joy to work with and handled everything regarding my case for me. It was a huge relief to have him. From the moment we first communicated, I knew I was in good hands and could relax. Thank you, Lee!
Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Sharp & responsive
I contacted Lee Zeidman after receiving a traffic ticket that the police officer described as a setup. I personally watched six other people be pulled over and ticketed at the same intersection within minutes of my ticket. On principle, I do not believe it is fair for officers to set up a complicated scenario and then ticket people for normal, lawful driving around obstacles. I have an excellent, clean driving record and was irritated that a ticket resulted from something completely outside of my control. I didn’t want my insurance cost to rise from a ticket, primarily because I felt I hadn’t done anything wrong. Lee was able to explain the choices and what would likely result if I pleaded guilty in court and was offered driving supervision; if I pleaded guilty, paid the ticket and spent time doing online driving school; or if I pleaded not guilty in court and then won or lost. He was firm about the choices and seemed amused that I wanted to plead not guilty because my principles were offended, but he agreed to take the case to court for me, and my ticket was dismissed by the judge. I was glad and of course felt vindicated! Thanks, Lee! We set up our phone consultations via email, spoke twice by phone before the court date, and touched base by email right before the court time. This was during the pandemic so court was conducted on a Zoom call. He obviously knew how to handle the legal matter and I was fortunate that it went in my favor. I am glad I hired Lee to represent me.
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2020
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Pleased
made a worry full experience less painful..took time to explain documents that would otherwise be in a different language to me..prompt on timing of documents as well as scheduling..understanding of circumstances that require time sensitive attention...will definitely recommend to all ..
Posted by Mary Jennelle Guevara | September 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyers in Illinois!
I am very satisfied with the services that Lee and Stephanie provided. They were very professional, courteous, and timely. They made sure I understood everything that was happening every step of the way. I could not have hired a better team. I am very appreciative of their work and effort in making my divorce a positive and not so stressful experience.
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Posted by Paige | August 30, 2020
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Professional lawyer
Lee was a pleasure to work with. He was thorough and responded in a timely manner. He was quick to get any documents needed to move the process along promptly. Would highly recommend him for any of your legal needs.
Posted by Danny | July 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Practitioner
I have used Mr. Zeidman and his firm twice so far and each time I was not disappointed. He and his staff were professional and very prompt with their responses. Regarding my legal situations, I never had to worry about deadlines or whether or not I was taken care of. I was always notified whenever critical milestones were coming up and briefed when needed. I always felt prepared! I cannot recommend Mr. Zeidman and his practice enough. I will definitely use him again!
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Posted by Andreea | July 22, 2020
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Wonderful Selling Experience
We sold our first nest at the beginning of July and worked with Lee throughout the whole process. It was a unique closing with a 90 day closing period, and Lee was wonderful and responsive throughout. This was our first experience selling a home, and he made it super simple and had our best interest throughout the process and contract negotiations. He also attended the closing on our behalf, which was great and saved us a PTO day. We are looking forward to working with him in the future.
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Posted by Colleen | June 24, 2020
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Best Lawyer EVER
Lee helped me so much during my real estate deal. It got very complicated and he was one step ahead the whole time. He was always punctual, responsive and just simply the best all around.
Posted by Tom | May 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Challenging house closing
Lee handled a recent house sale for us. It was challenging for a number of reasons. First, we were trying to complete the transaction quickly to avoid delays due to Covid-19. So the closing was scheduled much quicker than usual. Once scheduled, it was accomplished with minimal actual human contact. There were several other complications making this anything but a typical closing. Lee stayed on top of the entire process. We highly recommend him without reservation.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Shareholder
  • Zeidman & Carpenter PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Clerk and Of Counsel Attorney
  • Hoogendoorn & Talbot
  • 2007 - 2009

Education

  • John Marshall Law School
  • JD
  • 2008
  • DePaul University
  • Political Science
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Published case: In re Steven Ar*******
  • Judgment in favor of Client (Ar*******)

Associations

  • Super Lawyers
  • Rising Star
  • 2015 - Present
  • The Wesley Society; Northwestern Memorial Foundation
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • North Suburban Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
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Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (6)
Endorse Lee
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Lee is a trustworthy and reliable attorney with whom I have worked on several matters and who consistently provides valued incite and intelligence when faced with a legal issue. Lee's honesty, tenaciousness and straight forward view on legal matters is refreshing and valuable to the legal community. I have personally witnessed his ability to handle difficult cases with professionalism that is unmatched and I frequently refer clients to him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lee exemplifies why counsel should have a wide range of understanding, that is broad enough to be extremely competent, and focused enough to be effective. I endorse him in his leadership in advising businesses, yet works hard to be a tenacious and zealous advocate in the select areas of concentration."
Business Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lee is a top quality lawyer who zealously represents the interests of his clients."
Insurance Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've worked with Lee as opposing counsel. He throughly works up a case before filing so that I get a comprehensive package that allows me to easily evaluate his clients' claims and makes for an easier discovery and settlement process. He serves his clients well."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Lee. He worked on a case in which our office was Counsel for the Defendant, and he was very ethical and easy to work with."
Foreclosure Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Lee because I have worked with him on several matters. He is thorough, competent, trustworthy, and professional at all times. Mr. Zeidman believes in going the extra mile for his clients and he is a great advocate for them."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Divorce and separation
Chapter 7 bankruptcy
DUI and DWI