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Jennifer Beeler

Divorce and separation Attorney at Northfield, IL

4.0   13 reviews

also known as Jennifer Cunningham Beeler, Jennifer Cunningham Beeler Hecker

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2005
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Jennifer

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An attorney who listens and takes action.  Jennifer has extensive experience in the courtroom to strategically position your case.  But she also has a certificate in mediation to solve problems in creative ways, tailored to your family.  


Ciesla Beeler, LLC
191 Waukegan Rd.
Suite 315
Northfield, IL, 60093
Ciesla Beeler, LLC
495 N. RIverside Drive
Suite 210
Gurnee, IL, 60031
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4.0 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
Posted by Vicki | January 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Jennifer is a great attorney. She always kept me in the loop. Her staff - especially Susan - is wonderful. I will recommend her to my friends and family.
Posted by Elena | January 18, 2023
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Just What I needed!
Jennifer is strong in court but is easy going in the office. She helped me through what felt in the beginning like an impossible situation. I will recommend her in the future.
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2022
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Amazing, Knowledgeable, Wonderful!
I can't say enough good things about Jennifer Beeler! Jennifer is professional, extremely knowledgeable about the law, intelligent, compassionate, and thoughtful. She is responsive and comes very highly recommended!
Posted by Chris | August 17, 2021
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Amazing Attorney
If you are looking for a professional, knowledgeable, personable, & responsible attorney, look no further. Jennifer Beeler is amazing! She drafted my Will and helped make changes to my 85 year old Aunt's Will. She is patient, responsive, listens & is thorough. If you have any questions, she explains things very well & makes sure you understand. She makes the process easier & she is someone you can trust. Really.... this is the attorney you are looking to hire.
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Posted by Amanda | June 7, 2021
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Empathetic, clear, efficient and trustworthy. She is everything you need, nothing you don't.
Never in a million years did I think I would be divorced, let alone writing an extremely positive review for a divorce attorney. Let's be honest, no one really wants to hire a divorce attorney, even if you're ready to move forward in life. Jennifer was an absolute blessing to me and my son under the very worst of circumstances. I won't divulge details, but, common opinion is the circumstance of my divorce were exceptionally difficult both emotionally and logistically. Jennifer was always readily available by email, phone, or text. We were in nearly daily contact. She was extremely responsive, professional, thorough, and clear. She made every overwhelming situation feel more manageable. There was always a clear understanding of what next steps were to be taken. She set very reasonable expectations of what the process would entail and the likely outcomes- sometimes it was not what I wanted to hear, but it was always the truth and prepared me for the reality of the court system. Jennifer was my attorney, but she also become my confidant and partner to weather the storm. She cared deeply about getting my life back on track and making sure my son was set up for lifelong success.  As my divorce ended in 2019, I truly became a little scared to face the storm alone. She had been my voice of reason and support. I really didn't want to lose the feeling of her support, empathy.... her safety net and protection. I haven't. She and I have remained in contact and I know she still deeply cares and shares in the joy of my new life unfolding. She has helped in several issues since then, always timely and without making me feel like Im just one of her invaluable, former clients. I was referred to Jennifer by a friend of mine who shares the exact same sentiments and gratitude for Jennifer. I have referred 3 friends to Jennifer. All 3 of my friends deeply appreciated her thorough, clear, direct approach. I am grateful for her high standard of class and professionalism. I respect Jennifer deeply and it was clear her years of varied legal experience makes her respected by the court as well. Oh, and the fees? Her fees are extremely reasonable given she is direct and efficient. She does not waste time or money. In fact, I expected my last bill to be quite a bit higher than it was.  She was my second attorney, and far more reasonable than my first. My only wish was that I had Jennifer from the very beginning.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2019
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Jennifer was the most amazing attorney I had during my divorce. She listened, persisted, and never pressured me into pursuing issues outside of my intent. She is COMPASSIONATE unlike many other divorce attorneys. I never felt I was overcharged and never was never disappointed in any ruling. I have recommended her time and time again.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2018
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Perfect match of zealous advocate and compassionate support
I hired Jennifer for a complicated matter involving a young child and parenting time. Jennifer was able to help me navigate the complex decisions which affect a young Child in the midst of divorce. She met often with me on weekends and after hours, and was attentive to my needs. I appreciated her approach, which often involved advice I may not have wanted to hear, but needed to hear. I felt she had my back and understood my family’s needs. I felt safe and protected. I would definitely recommend Jennifer to the moon and back!
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Posted by Rose | October 25, 2017
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Highest Rating goes to Jennifer Cunningham-Beeler
I knew from the first meeting with Jennifer that I had chosen the right attorney. Jennifer is professional, intelligent, personable...the attorney you are looking for. The way she handles herself in the courtroom speaks volumes for the attorney and person she is. I respect Jennifer and highly recommend her. I just cannot say enough wonderful things about her.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2015
Great Attorney
Jennifer knew just when to be tough to get me what I needed. My husband made this really difficult and Jennifer helped me so much, every step of the way!
Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2012
Good experience
Jennifer helped me through a difficult time in my life. She was caring and compassionate. I would recommend her services.
Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2021
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Do Not Hire At All Costs
I hired Jennifer for my divorce. Extremely overcharged. Did it absolutely nothing in law or practice for me other than say I can't do anything sorry. Never had my best in tenant her mind when dealing with legal matters. I'd ask for multiple things that were definitely doable that she was unable to help me with. She thinks more about her wallet than she does about your well-being. Basically she screwed me over so bad The last conversation I had she lied flat out to my face about something another legal attorney had not said nor done. Her answer when called out on her wrong doing was "I'm no longer representing him." That's because I have fired 6 hours before. Don't hire unless you want to overpay and proceed nowhere past where you started before you had a lawyer. Literally nothing's changed since day one I hired her to now until I finally got a lawyer who actually cares about my legal rights and the well-being of myself and my child. I paid $40,000 something that should have cost us $15,000. I was quoted to 15,000 originally by another lawyer. And he at least would have fought for my rights unfortunately I'm stuck with the crappy divorce and no farther than day one when we started. Do not hire You will be sorry.
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Response from Jennifer Beeler April 23, 2021
Regretfully, I cannot determine at all who this is, otherwise I would reach out personally if I could and ask to discuss this matter. If I am reading this correctly, I apparently had to fire this particular person who claims to have been a client. Firing a client is not something I do lightly; there has to be a complete breakdown of the attorney/client relationship to make that happen. I take my professional and ethical responsibilities seriously, and work closely with my clients to avoid anything close to what this individual may be describing. I am available to talk about the progress of a client's case, detailing what is happening and why. I don't understand how this person was able to determine whether some other lawyer had or had not said or done something, but I certainly would have recalled if I had this conversation with a client. I do not. If this person is or was dissatisfied with the cost, I always am available to talk about that as well. I will say again: I make sure that a client is informed as to what is happening in a matter, and why a case has attendant costs. If a client asks for something unethical or contrary to the law, I will not and cannot represent that person. Having this kind of open communication is how I operate. I would have preferred to have had a direct conversation about whatever this person is describing, rather than through an anonymous review. Face-to-face is significantly better, and resolves questions or misunderstandings as they occur, and that is what I strive to have with each of my clients.
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Posted by Chris | July 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Very very dussappointed
I’m happy to give a more in-depth review should I be contacted. I retained Jennifer and had more than one issues last being a petition filed without my approval or knowledge stating untrue facts. I would never had approved had I been given to review. There are MANY OTHER issues such as missed deadlines, reviewing the same document multiple times whereby running up fees.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2012
Lacks Knowledge
Ms. Beeler was unaware of many legal aspects of my case. She charged me for many hours of research. In the end the judge asked why I was agreeing to a point that should have been caught/known by my attorney.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ciesla Beeler, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Wayne and Jemilo
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Kalcheim Haber, LLP
  • 2010 - 2013


  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Northwestern University
  • Master of Arts
  • 1983
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982


  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member, Editorial Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • CALI Award Civil Litigation
  • CALI Award for Excellence
  • 2003
  • CALI Award Wills and Trusts
  • CALI Award for Excellence
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce University
  • Divorce Discovery
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (2)
Endorse Jennifer
Family Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mrs. Beeler. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients. Keep up a great work!"