Skip to main content

Shawn M. Bolger

Real estate Attorney at Oak Brook, IL

5.0   24 reviews

also known as Shawn M. Bolger, Ltd.

  • Licensed for 39 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Shawn

Learn Shawn’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    45%
    Representing seller in Chicago and surrounding counties for over 35 years.

    40 years, 6,000 cases

  2. Residential real estate
    45%
    Representing purchasers in Chicago and surrounding for over 35 years.

    40 years, 6,000 cases

  3. Commercial real estate
    10%
    Representing commercial sellers and purchasers for over 35 years.

    40 years, 1,200 cases

Shawn Bolger was born in Oak Park, Illinois and has lived in the Chicagoland all of her life. She attended the University of Denver as an undergraduate where she received a Bachelor in Science and Business Administration, Cum Laude. Although it was hard to leave the Rocky Mountains, she returned to Chicago to attend DePaul University, where she graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 1984.

Shawn’s family has always been active in the local real estate market, so it was only natural to start her own law office with an emphasis on real estate. Shawn’s father was also an attorney and with his help and guidance she developed a thriving practice.

She has closed thousands of transactions and feels confident that the combination of old-fashioned professionalism with modern day savvy brings her client’s high quality representation at a real estate closing. She looks forward to helping you with your real estate closing.

Photos and videos

Attorneys Shawn Bolger and Kelsey Stangebye from Shawn Bolger LTD Law Firm.
Residential Real Estate Lawyer and Commercial Real Estate Attorneys

Location

Shawn M. Bolger, Ltd.
1000 Jorie Boulevard, Suite 136
Oak Brook, IL, 60131-2562
Shawn M. Bolger, Ltd.
9760 Franklin Ave.
Franklin Park, IL, 60131
Shawn M. Bolger, Ltd.
42 E. East Street
Crystal Lake, IL, 60014
Hide locations

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  24 customer reviews
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Karina | February 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
The whole buying and selling process for my home went so smoothly with Shawn and her team! Will definitely be using her in the future!
Posted by Oscar | February 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real estate Attorney
Shawn helped us close on our first and second home. Shawn and her team did a great job of explaining all the steps and responded quickly to emails. We will definitely use them for our sale files! Absolutely recommend working with this office!
Posted by Teresa | February 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Closing attorney
Shawn was our closing attorney on our home that we will hopefully retire in. She was thorough and understanding. We are very thankful for her guidance and hard work!
Posted by Hailey | February 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Condo Sale with Shawn and Friends!
I used Shawn Bolger’s office for the sale of my first condo. Shawn, Kelsey, and the team were nothing short of wonderful to work with. They are thorough and meticulous and walked me through the entire process. This office is very responsive and quick to answer phone calls and reply to emails. The buyers had a tight timeline, and Shawn was able to negotiate and get the deal done quickly. I will be recommending Shawn Bolger to all of my friends and family.
Read less
Posted by Lyn | February 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
PreCert Rep
I recently sold my former home and purchased a new one for with Shawn Bolger’s office. I was impressed how incredible this office was at managing the details seamlessly as both were happening simultaneously. This office is always one step ahead of the game and I always knew what to expect next. Response time was always quick whether it was a call into the office or on Shawn’s cell phone. Very friendly, thorough, and honest. I would never hesitate to use their services again and will always recommend.
Read less
Posted by Tiffany T. | February 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Home Closing
I sold my first home with Shawn and her team. Shawn's legal assistant Nicole was always available to answer my questions. I felt informed during the entire process which reduced the stress as a first time seller. I cannot say enough great things about Shawn and her team.
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Program coordinator
Have used Shawn on all my real estate needs. Looks out for her clients benefits. Office staff is also amazing to work with too!
Response from Shawn Bolger February 15, 2023
Thank you for your review. We appreciate the opportunity to work with you!
Posted by Noah B. | February 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Real Estate Attorney
Shawn and her team are amazing. As a first time homebuyer I was unsure of the process but felt so confident with Shawn’s office. If you’re looking for a real estate attorney I highly recommend Shawn.
Response from Shawn Bolger February 15, 2023
Hi Noah, Thank you for your review! We appreciate your kind words and the opportunity to work with you.
Posted by james | September 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Buyer
I had a somewhat complicated transaction as an out of state purchaser for a bank owned property in Illinois. Shawn did a great job working with an aggressive lawyer for the seller and also in getting a real estate trust set up for me. Would highly recommend her.
Posted by Darcy | February 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Service
As professionals, Shawn and I have known each other for over thirty years. When my parents were selling their home, I felt most confident referring Shawn to represent my parents in their real estate transaction. Shawn’s practice concentrates on real estate law. Shawn brings a level of expertise for reviewing contracts and advising clients. Her representation is very detail-orientated, and she can explain complicated contract issues to clients in such a way that makes the client feel comfortable with their legal options. Shawn and her staff are very responsive and approachable during the entire transaction process. Shawn’s negotiation skills and overall legal guidance made my parents’ transaction smooth and successful.
Read less
Posted by Susan | February 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Program Coordinator
I have known Ms. Bolger for many years, and anytime I need a question answered or a real estate transaction taken care of by her and her staff, I have no worries. The dedication her law firm has with their clients is beyond what a client would expect. Thank you for always being there for everything!
Posted by Mary | February 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
Shawn has guided me through a divorce, bankruptcy, rebuilding my credit, doing my taxes, and buying two homes. She is honest, hard working and compassionate. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Cindy | October 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the Best
Shawn and her assistant Yesenia were amazing throughout my purchase of a home. My loan was a longer process than expected, with lots of twists and turns, but they were there every step of the way, available for any questions or concerns I had. Shawn actually saved my deal when the seller was threatening to cancel the contract. I would highly recommend Shawn and would only hire her for any of my real estate transactions. Simply the BEST!!!!
Read less
Response from Shawn Bolger November 12, 2017
Cindy it was truly a pleasure representing you. Thank you for the wonderful review !
Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shawn was great
Shawn and her staff were great to work with. She was very helpful along the way, answered all of my questions throughout the process, and a very pleasant person to work with. At the closing she provided detailed explanations of the various documents which was very helpful in making sure things were in order. Definitely working with her in future whenever I'm buying a home again.
Read less
Posted by Manny | May 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great person to work with
Was very detailed in her work and fought for fairness at our closing. I highly recommend her. Her staff as well was great and very informative. Thank you
Posted by Ryan | April 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful and knowledgeable for Selling house
Great to work with and very knowledgeable. Shawn has an excellent assistant, Nicole, to handle immediate question and administrative items. They made the closing process and negotiating process as painless as possible. I Would recommend Shawn and Nicole to anyone selling or buying.
Posted by Diane and Joe | March 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended RE lawyer
My husband and I were extremely satisfied with Shawn M Bolger as our Real Estate Lawyer for the selling of a home. From our experience the communication for all parties involved was timely and accurate. We were able to complete the process for closing with minimal stress as we knew our best interests were being attended to. Ms Bolgers' Staff, mainly Nicole, but also Yesenia, were especially prompt for concerns and transmittal of information/paperwork.
Read less
Posted by Sandy | January 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
extremely pleased and satisfied.
I truly believed Shawn M. Bolger is one of the most honest real state attorney that you will ever hope to meet. Shawn along with her assistant Yesenia was easily reachable and answered questions promptly and patiently. Shawn’s office provided very valuable guidance and expertise through the entire real estate purchase cycle as it was a TOUGH ONE due to issues with sellers and amongst other things needing to be taken care of; Shawn was able to detect those issues before any signing and saved me from a dark scary experience; at the end everything was fixed thanks to Shawn and I was able to get this home. Very happy. Thank you Shawn Bolger’s office.
Read less
Posted by Luke | November 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond! Hard to find these days!
I decided to sell my rental townhome and Shawn first created a lease amendment to legally end the lease between me and the tenants prematurely allowing me to sell the townhome. She took care of it within 1 business day. She then proceeded to take care of everything else during the sale process and was always very responsive and professional. Do not look anywhere else for your real estate needs!
Read less
Posted by Amanda | October 11, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Closing
Shawn and her assistant Yesenia were a tremendous help in our first home buying experience. Shawn was always available, and her assistant frequently called to follow up and make sure everything was going as planned. Very attentive and professional throughout the entire process! Highly recommend Shawn and her pleasant staff.
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Shawn M. Bolger Ltd
  • 1984 - Present

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984

Associations

  • Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Partner
  • Partner with Premier Title
  • 1995

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (12)
Endorse Shawn
Real estate Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Shawn is an excellent and highly respected attorney in the area of real estate law. She has vast experience and knowledge in real estate and title matters. I have encountered Shawn many times on real estate transactions, and in my dealings with her, she has always been professional, responsive and trustworthy. I highly recommend her services."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I first came across Shawn years ago on the opposite side of a complex real estate transaction. Since then I have had the opportunity to work with her on many others. Experienced, diligent, hard working and backed by her professional staff, you are in good hands with Shawn."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Shawn Bolger. I have been the opposing counsel on many real estate matters with Shawn. She is always on top of her game and very professional. She has a great deal of experience."