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Bradley Louis Schencker

Divorce and separation Attorney at Buffalo Grove, IL

4.7   13 reviews

also known as Brad Schencker

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Bradley

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I was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. Since I was a small child my passion has been helping people. In kindergarten I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up and from even that early age I knew I wanted to be a lawyer. Now that I have my own children and they are my greatest joy and source of inspiration. I Treat each client as a person who I want to help and get to know. By building a strong partnership with each client I am better equipped to help not only with today's issues but also planning for the future.

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Location

Law Office of Bradley L. Schencker
400 W. Dundee Road
Suite 6
Buffalo Grove, IL, 60089

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Ellen | April 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Very happy with our experience, everything was done in professional timely manner,personal approach, great care about our needs, could not be happier and will recommend to friends and co-workers.
Posted by carla | June 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
best attorney ever
I hired Brad for my family law case and I couldn't be happier. Brad and Ivone are a dynamic due. Organized, process oriented and knowledgeable, they will guide you throughout the process, making sure that you know what to expect from it. My case was resolved quickly and amicably, even when the other party was apprehensive at the beginning. I highly recommend him (and Ivone)
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Response from Bradley Schencker July 1, 2019
Thanks Carla for your review. Looking forward to helping you achieve your new normal.
Posted by Christina | December 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A refreshing experience
Where to begin! What a relief it was to come across Brad when I needed help with some loose ends from my divorce. Long story short, he explained everything step by step, quoted me a fair, flat rate price and worked quickly to resolve my issue. His staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Calls are returned promptly. Great attorney, great office!
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Posted by Marco | December 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
Brad helped me with some estate planning needs and family law issues. At the first meeting, he proposed a game plan to fit my needs, was clear on his pricing and expected timeline for completion. I was one of those clients that calls every day with a new question - he was never annoyed and always made time for me. His office uses an online client portal system which makes it so easy to exchange documents, communicate and track appointments. Brad got my issues resolved quickly and efficiently. He was easy to talk to and understand which is a huge plus in a lawyer for me! I would strongly recommend giving him a call.
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Posted by Jacki | July 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks
Brad ad his office staff are wonderful to work with. Brad was very professional in helping me to understand the legal issues of every decision I was making. He never attempted to give me advice, he merely explained how one choice or another could work out in the future. Neither he nor his staff were ever rushed for time - if unavailable when I needed answers, they responded in a timely manner. I was never pushed to finalize or sign any papers until I fully understood everything. Thanks to Brad and his staff.
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Posted by Josh | January 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Family law is messy and often unpleasant. Brad is not only highly professional but also understanding of the complexities inherent in family matters. I highly recommend Brad both for his professionalism and his compassionate approach to resolving matters.
Posted by Sarah | January 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Call him if you need a lawyer. Now!
I highly recommend Bradley L Schencker. He is an excellent representative of legal professionalism and is committed to what is best for the client while being cognizant of the law and legal system. Brad represented me in a family law case. He was my second lawyer after it became painfully aware to me that my first lawyer did not give a damn about what was best for my child. I found Brad through Yelp and after meeting with him for the initial free consultation I knew he would do everything he could to help me. I hired him and never looked back. He is responsive, responsible, positive, professional and was always available to communicate with me when I wasn't sure on something. Brad took control of a negative situation and turned it into a positive one for my child and me. Going through any type of legal situation is extremely stressful, and Brad helped calm my nerves while correctly assuring me that I would be happy. I was skeptical at first but I can honestly say I could not be more pleased with the outcome of my case. I trust him and will not hesitant to call him in the future if I am ever in need of a lawyer again.
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Posted by Lenna | October 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Available, Knowledgeable and Supportive
Brad represented me in my divorce. He understood both the law, but also the emotional component of a divorce. He was respectful and focused on protecting not only my needs but the needs of my children. He was available for questions and because of his flat fee policy, I was never afraid to call or email him or his team with questions.
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Posted by Stan | March 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Delivered as promised
I have contacted Mr Schenker to help with my son's divorce. I had prior experience with family attorneys, and, more often than not, their ‘can-do attitude’ does not go past the first meeting. This was not the case with Brad Schenker. He clearly explained what can be done, what he will do, and what we should expect. And that is exactly how it was. Always clear, always to the point. Outstanding work ethic. Always responsive and on time with necessary communications. His flat billing has saved us tons of money, too. Strongly recommend.
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Response from Bradley Schencker March 30, 2016
Thank you for the review and it was a true pleasure working with you and your family. I look forward to helping you out in the future.
Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney with nice personality
Brad was able to help my family with important estate planning and completed this in a very timely manner. He explains the legal terms well and was able to bring in humor and fun to a serious and dry topic. I would recommend him for your legal help.
Response from Bradley Schencker January 18, 2016
It is so nice of you to share your experience and that you appreciated my service. Helping wonderful people like your family is why I became an attorney.
Posted by Robin | September 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bradley Schencker is a phenomenal attorney!
I am so happy that I used Brad as my attorney! Brad was able to help me with a personal situation and was get the outcome I needed. Throughout the whole time Brad kept me informed with the case and was always easy to reach. The fee that Brad charged was reasonable and there was no games with needing more money. I would recommend Brad to all my family and friends and will definetly use him again if another legal matter arises!
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Response from Bradley Schencker October 23, 2015
Thank you for the review. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you on your matter. Being able to assist clients obtain their goals is why I became an attorney.
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2008
outstanding experience!
Brad is the kind of lawyer I always want on MY side! He kept me informed of exactly what was going on with my case, was available to answer any questions I had, gave thorough explanations of each step in the process, and really fought for what I wanted. And I really loved that he brought his office to me- wherever and whenever I wanted! I never expected to have such a positive experience with a lawyer, so I'm very glad I found Law To You.
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Response from Bradley Schencker October 23, 2015
Glad that I could be there for you in the past and hope that should you need assistance in the future that you know I am here for you.
Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Does not follow through, flat fee gimmicks
I hired Brad for a landlord\tenant issue. I must admit during my initial consultation with Brad I was kind of put off by his use of foul language and demeanor. But I thought that maybe he could be just the type of individual I need to address my issues with my landlord. There is a saying "go with your gut" , however I didn't and hired Brad anyway. He required many meetings, that were kind of pointless and a waste of time. I was asked by Brad to label pictures, upload this and that, type a list of damages and the original costs of items. Brad would request meetings in person or via phone to discuss pointless things such as budgeting, how I could probably afford more rent than I am paying now, or how I should eat out less or take lunch to work. How does this pertain to my case??? He even tried to give relationship advice.... What this had to do with my issues ... I don't know. When it came to Brad actually contacting my landlord, to what I can see on his client portal, there were two letters sent and three emails. I questioned Brad in terms of the lack of aggressive representation (this is what I was promised) he then referred to his flat fee and how he did so much more work than what I actually paid for. He also wasted my time once more and scheduled a meeting with me to tell me I couldn't afford his fees for continued representation, and I didn't provide him with " enough pictures " to prove my case. He totally bypassed my rights as a tenant in the state of Illinois. If you look on his website, he states that he doesn't care if the client needs to speak to him frequently etc.. in my case I didn't need all his useless meetings or "reverse psychology games" I needed him to follow through, which he clearly had no intention on doing. To add insult to injury, he offered another legal service to my family at a flat fee " reduced " rate. Which was still far overpriced by the way. I requested copies of all the other "work" he did on my case and I am waiting to see the results. I definitely was not satisfied with Brad's services and would not use him again.
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Response from Bradley Schencker May 23, 2017
I am so sorry that you feel this way and were not pleased with the services that the office rendered on your behalf. We work tirelessly for all of our clients, as we did for you. In this matter, we were able to obtain a settlement offer and the opportunity to achieve your stated goals of breaking your lease but you determined that this was not enough to then satisfy your anger towards your landlord. We met and had calls each time that you requested in an attempt to address your ongoing issues with the landlord and the wrongs you perceived. As to the meeting to discuss budgeting, we addressed this matter when you could not find a new rental that you could afford and wished to review how, based upon your income, you could get into a different class of apartments. This exceeded the agreed upon representation of "writing a demand letter and negotiation should the opportunity exist" but as always, we strive to help and not focus on fees. In this case, we spent over 9 hours addressing your needs and were paid for the equivalent of 2.5 hours. We would gladly do it all again for anyone who places their trust in our office. I hope for nothing but happiness for you and your family and that you are able to achieve your dreams of home ownership. If you would like to discuss this further please don’t hesitate to contact the office.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Law Office of Bradley L. Schencker
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Katz Law Office, Ltd.
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Law To You
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Alan T. Schencker
  • 2008 - 2012
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Education

  • John Marshall Law School (Chicago)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Arizona
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Over 200 Clients Helped
  • Able to get clients a fresh start on life and ease the burden of debt.
  • Order of protection
  • Client and kids reunited.
  • getting proper placement
  • Residential custody granted!
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Associations

  • American Land Title Association
  • Licensee
  • 2017 - Present
  • Accountant-Lawyer Alliance
  • Lawyer Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Prairie State Legal Services
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • Buffalo Grove Chamber
  • Director
  • 2015 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • SHALVA- Domestic Abuse / Orders of Protection
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Solosez American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Chicago chapter)
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Deerfield Bannockburn Riverwoods Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor Family
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor Estate Planning
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Nomination
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Listed
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • A+ Rated
  • BBB.com
  • 2015
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor Speeding Ticket
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor Estate Planning
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor Bankruptcy
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor Family
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor Real Estate
  • Avvo
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lawyer in the Classroom
  • Legal Education
  • 2016
  • Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce
  • Buisness Formation and Types
  • 2016
  • Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce
  • Divorce Basics
  • 2016
  • BAN
  • Q&A with a Lawyer
  • 2016
  • Real estate
  • REO
  • 2011
  • Estate planning Radio Show
  • Estate planning
  • 2009
  • Estate planning
  • Estate planning
  • 2009
  • Estate planning
  • Estate planning
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (21)
Endorse Bradley
Family Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. When trying to negotiate a financial settlement between our clients, Bradley was straightforward and fair in his dealings, providing both good advice and reality checks to his client, in a manner that was conducive to the parties being able to settle the matter quickly."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Because of his outstanding legal experience, contributions, and overall expertise, I endorse Attorney Schencker."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is active in the Avvo forums and provides excellent answers to submitted questions."
Family Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Schencker regularly offers his time and expertise in providing guidance and advice to questions posted on Avvo. His answers are consistently accurate and insightful, demonstrating his and experience and qualifications. I endorse this attorney."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This attorney puts in plenty of time in the Avvo pro bono Q & A Forum. He should be commended for all his efforts."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lawyers who donate time on sites like this have a passion for the law and a compassion for the people they serve. Kudos."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Schencker and I belong to a national group of attorneys who regularly exchange ideas on how to best represent our clients. Brad's advice in the areas of estate planning, family law, and bankruptcy indicate his dedication and professionalism in his representation of his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have read many of the answers provided by Mr. Schencker on Avvo, and they demonstrate that not only is he knowledgeable and insightful, but he cares about his clients and will work hard to help them achieve their goals."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Schencker cares about his clients and the profession in general. I can endorse his work without reservations."
Family Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brad and I belong to several national legal organizations together and I have learned a lot about family law and client services from him."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Schencker and I belong to a national network of attorneys focusing on the best ways to provide service to clients in the community. I have been impressed with his attention to the needs of his clients and endorse him without reservation."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bradley and I are members of a national network of lawyers, and I would, without hesitation, refer cases in Deerfield to him."
General practice Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Schencker and I both belong to a national network of attorneys. I can state unequivocally that his contributions to this group add a depth of knowledge and professionalism."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Schencker and I belong to a national group of attorneys who regularly exchange ideas on how to best represent our clients. Barry's advice in the areas of estate planning, family law, and bankruptcy indicate his dedication and professionalism in his representation of his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Schencker’s work. We met on various attorney list serves and I have always found him to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful."
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