|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1971||05/16/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Status of Stalwart||American Association for Justice||N/A|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Civil Trial Advocacy||Melvin M. Belli Society||N/A|
|Founder and Senior Partner||The Minton Firm, P.C.||1985 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Northwest Suburban Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|DuPage County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Member; Chair Elect for the Family Law Section||N/A|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||N/A|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Dutchess County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|McHenry County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|William Morrow and Company, Inc.||What is a WifeWorth? The Leading Expert Places a High Dollar on Homemaking||1983|
|Northwestern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1971|
|University of London School of Economics||Law||Intermediate Study||1970|
|University of Notre Dame||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1968|
|Absolute Litigators Conference||Winning in Changing Times||2009|
Posted by anonymous
I too hired Minton based on his former reputation for being an advocate of a woman’s contribution to the marriage. He may have been good long ago but now e-mails and questions go unanswered…lots of last minute work and deadlines are nearly missed…he is not a fan of settling and would rather fight every controversy…that’s what is best for his bottom line. HIs invoices are sky high and the results are underwhelming. I think you can do much better elsewhere and avoid the frustration by researching through AVVO. There are some great attorneys out there. Don’t go on past reputation or personal referrals. Just do your homework with the AVVO ratings and you’ll do ok. If you do find a good one...come back and rate them here so others can find them too. I wish you luck.
Posted by Jennifer
At first I was skeptical . I had my doubts because of misunderstandings , but through the process Michael and his assistant Maggie stood firm and dealt very well directing and calming me down as usually you come to a lawyer for help and are usually in distress . As I calmed down became patient and listened to them my cloudy judgment became sunny and they are helping me get through this even now with my psycho soon to be X as it is still on going . Thank you to the Minton firm .
Posted by Patricia Homeless
In addition to all of the above, he placed a document for his fees of $173,000 into a stack of Real Estate Documents that I was unaware of and went to the closing. He then took all the proceeds of my home, which was supposed to partially satisfy my alimony arrearage. He then left me homeless with no income after a 37 year marriage with millions of dollars in equity.
The outcome was so botched, the case was appealed by another skilled attorney, where the judgement was REVERSED and REMANDED for retrial. In the process, however, Mr. Minton took my equity and I am without representation for a retrial.
He also coached me to state that he would help in the Appeal , however, I was coached by Mr. Minton and Mr. Shapiro to acknowledge them as kind enough to not abandon my case. $200,000 later, I could go on and on.....It makes me sick.
He encouraged me to sell my home so I would get another place to live, yet he kept the proceeds at closing.
He also had me pay for the appraisals and other expenses along the way and kept the retainer. Do not trust this attoney with anything!