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Philip J. Lengle

Divorce and separation Attorney at Saint Charles, IL

4.7   30 reviews

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Licensed for 29 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1993
Updated 01/06/2023

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Weiler & Lengle, P.C.
2445 Dean St
Suite G
Saint Charles, IL, 60175

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  30 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2018
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Divorce Attorney
Phil Lengle was professional, up front and fair. He helped make a very difficult process much easier in a timely manner.
Posted by Laura | August 28, 2018
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Professional yet laid back mediator
Philip Lengle was the best choice for our situation. We had considered using ndividual lawyers but then decided using Phil as a mediator would help as to not escalate the situation. He made us understand our situation in a clear way. Helped us negotiate our finances and coparenting in an adult way. I would recommend his expertise to any of my family or friends. His legal secretary Jane will also help with anything that is needed and both Phil and Jane followed up extensively. If I had any questions they were and will be there, that I know. He has helped us well beyond my expectations.
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2018
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Divorce and child custody
I made the unfortunate choice of choosing, and hiring, another pair of attorneys in West Dundee before a friend recommended Phil. My first attorneys could not handle even the most basic of court procedures, and allowed minor issues with my wife to escalate (which was both counter-productive to settling, and drove up fees/costs). Phil by contrast was able to quickly get a handle on my case and start things moving forward again. He explained things thoroughly to me at each step in the process, laid out choices, including general guidance on what the legal costs might be associated with each option, and ultimately helped me make good legal choices. He was also extremely adept at dealing with my wife's attorney by calming the situation down, and focusing on the facts and choices in front of us. That is not a judgement statement on my wife's attorney, who I am sure was only doing her best to represent my wife, but rather it is to say that Phil did not allow things to devolve over solvable problems. The difference between Phil's approach and my first attorney, was dramatic both in terms of effectiveness, and cost. I would gladly recommend Phil to friends and family.
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Posted by Jennine | August 16, 2018
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Extremely pleased!
I am extremely pleased with Phil. He was there for me every step of the way. He helped me get the child support amount I had hoped for and also helped negotiate my oldest daughter’s college expenses more in my favor. Phil is a very down to earth and I felt very comfortable working with him. I wish I would have known him back in 2013 when I went through my actual divorce. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2018
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Outstanding attorney with a realistic approach
Phil truly understood all aspects of my case and how to successfully position the arguments. Phil was realistic about my case from the outset so that I was well prepared for the ultimate outcome, which I greatly appreciate. He provided excellent advice on how to handle each step throughout the divorce process. Phil was consistently well organized, prepared, and deftly handled opposing counsel. He did this all in a calm and good-humored manner thereby making the whole process less stressful than it could have been.
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2018
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Excellent Divorce Attorney
Phil did a great job guiding me through a very tough process. His knowledge of the law is second to none. Phil was able to keep me updated through the 9 month process. Phil showed sympathy, but also provided me the realities of the divorce. I would definitely recommend Phil.
Posted by Robert | September 28, 2017
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Couldn't be happier.
This was my 5th lawyer I had to use since my divorce. Been trying for custody and Father's rights. Phil was the first have things go my way. Was the first to make me feel like I wasn't just dollar signs, but actually cared how things worked out. My financial situation was not good, yet he put in all the necessary effort a client needed. He also was willing to work with me on my balance. Couldn't be happier with Phil's services.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2017
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Client
I would refer Phil to anyone who wants to work with the ultimate professional, and wants top notch service. One of the things I was expecting during this process was to be "over-promised." Phil deals in reality, and not what you may want to hear. Phil is prompt, respectful, diligent, and as knowledgeable as they come in his profession and gets results. This process can be a daunting process, yet dealing directly with Phil and his staff made the process easier and seamless.
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Posted by Jennifer | July 21, 2017
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Custody Case 1 and 2
My experience with Phil was emotional to say the least. Phil was possibly the only reason I was able to sleep at night, function during the days and not fall apart (well, completely fall apart). Being involved in any custody dispute really pulls at your heart strings while testing your ability to fully trust someone else to handle the most precious and fragile piece of your life, while you dissipate into the shadows to some degree. The only control I really ever felt (in the midst of feeling like I had lost it all) was the matter in which I portrayed my story, my truth, in the hopes that Phil was able to take all of that, organize it, and bring to light all of what was burning inside of me. That is by far the scariest thing I have had to partake in. Admittedly I tried my hardest to simultaneously pretend that none of this was going on in my life while it also being the only thing keeping the sun from fully ever shining through during my days. Its a complete contradictory but when you feel all your emotions at once, you're allowed to be. I had to put what little hope and energy I had left into someone I had just met with (respectively speaking, as we did interview and what not) in the hopes that he could essentially become me. Phil did that, and with ease. In hindsight, he did it fairly quickly and with a couple extra sides of smooth. Aside from REALLY knowing the law, the ins and outs, Phil was able to simplify everything brought before us. Eloquently and seamlessly Phil transformed everything I brought to the table and transformed it all into a presentation that correctly depicted the real life situation at hand. Staying honest and realistic, Phil never disappeared on me and walked WITH me throughout this tireless and what seemed to be a never ending journey. When people walk in his office they are not at their best, I know I wasn't. My eyes were never dry and to say I was devastatingly scared would still be an understatement. At the end of the day, its rings loud and clear that Phil is beyond educated with Family Law. Bells and whistles were probably going off long before it was quiet enough in my head to actually hear them. I was in good hands the whole time. Both times. Phil doesnt take short cuts or pacify even the smallest of detail a client feels they need him to understand-- this is because no matter how small he may think or know a situation or fact may be, his character knows that whatever is being brought to the table at that point in time is the WHOLE WORLD to his client. Meeting Phil was the best thing that could have happened to me during the most devastating time in my life. It could have been a destructive time too- Phil wont allow that though.
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2017
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UA support /maintance closure for the Father
Was able to identify and resolve closure on UA support and eliminate maintance in a rapid direct to the point manor.
Posted by Jackie | February 24, 2017
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Get' some the job down honestly
What I thought would be a simple process turned into a nightmare due to opposing counsel. Phil kept in communication with me regularly, gave honest scenarios and steps to take, and was emphatic to my frustration. in court he was calm when talking to the judge and opposing counsel about her claims and evidence. He is extremely knowledge and able to defend his clients to the fullest.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2017
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Divorce
Went above and beyond and staff in the office were fantastic.
Posted by Will | December 26, 2016
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My kids
I went to Phil to help me get the most time with my kids. know I now have my kids every other week, Monday to Monday, this the best a father can ask for and Phil help me get it.
Posted by Leana | July 25, 2016
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Amazing Attorney
I've been a client of Phil Lengle for several years. I struggled to find a attorney that would work hard for me and who was fair. All of my past attorneys didn't get me the results I was looking for. Phil was the first attorney who actually made a difference for me. I didn't have a lot of money and my case wasn't a huge money maker for Phil but he worked just as hard for me as he does for all of his clients. Big or small. He has become like a friend to me and has really always taken care of me like family. I HIGHLY recommend Phil Lengle to all of my friends and family. He's an amazing attorney and one in a million.
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Posted by Bill | June 26, 2016
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Great Divorce Lawyer
Going through a divorce is hard, you have a lot of questions and concerns that need to be answered. Working with Phil and his team was a great experience. Phil was easy to talk to, had great communication, understood the laws and my rights. Phil always had me and my kids best interest in hand and I would highly recommend his services to anyone going through a divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2016
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Very sharp!
I came to Mr Lengle's office one day before my trial was to begin to defend my ex wife's suit to remove our minor son from the state. With just one day's notice, Mr. Lengle was able to grasp the important details of my case and successfully win the battle in court. I found him to be bright, articulate, personable, extremely knowledgeable regarding the laws in which he deals, and realistic in what to expect from the judge. He did not promise me the world and not deliver, like some attorneys I have heard about. If you are looking for a cut throat, underhanded, unprofessional, mean divorce attorney to represent you, Mr. Lengle is not the guy for you. He is 100% above board and professional at all times. As all attorney clients, I too, wish the billable hours were not so high. Mr. Lengle is not the least expensive divorce attorney in the tri cities, but he is not the most expensive one either. In this case, I feel I got what I paid for. Mr. Lengle was very effective for me in the courtroom. Because of him and his expertise, I was able to walk away from each courtroom visit with a smile on my face. I would, and have, referred him as a very good choice for divorce or family matters. I hope not to ever need his type of services again, but if I do I would not hesitate to have him represent me again.
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Posted by Kevin | April 27, 2016
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Perfect Choice for Divorce Lawyer
I consider Phil not only my lawyer but also a friend as he truly listens, understands, acts and gets results with integrity. Phil goes out of his way to be sure all the bases are covered by being thorough, accurate and prepared. He represented me very well and handles himself in manner that exudes professionalism. Need a lawyer? Talk to Phil.
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Posted by Melody | April 26, 2016
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5 stars for Phil and team over 10 years of court battles
I don't have enough positive adjectives to describe how wonderful Phil and his team have been. I hired Phil almost 10 years ago and he helped me navigate a protracted process that included a four day trail and now two years of post-decree issues. From the first day in court, I knew we were prepared, and I was confident that my concerns would be voiced. I wouldn't change lawyers! Phil is fair, practical, ethical, diligent, responsive and blunt. There has never been a problem reaching Phil, and I can count on him to give me good advice, even if it is sometimes advice I don't want to hear. The decisions are ultimately mine to make, but I believe Phil has helped me keep the "personal" out of the divorce process and focus on the big issues – saving me time, money, and additional stress. The divorce process and post decree process is expensive no matter which attorney you choose, but I know Phil has saved me money in the short term and the long run, and has helped protect my future. Phil made recommendations when my children were in elementary and middle school that have paid off now that they are in high school and college. Phil helped me focus on the business of divorce, and I’m grateful to have selected Phil and his team.
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2016
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If you desire honesty and integrity, consider hiring Phil.
Phil has not only been an excellent attorney, but I'm proud to consider him my friend. During a challenging time in my life, Phil has been available, considerate and instrumental in guiding me through a difficult process. I recommend him, without reservation, if you desire someone you can trust.
Posted by Adrian | February 24, 2016
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EXCELLENT REPRESENTATION- Prepared and Knowledgeable
Phil Lengle was there for me and my family during what was a very difficult time. He was very informative and straightforward with any possible outcomes that may have occurred during my Custody and JPA battles. He was very prepared and the end result was the absolute best outcome for myself and my children. I would recommend Phil for representation to anyone that has to go through these unfortunate situations. He will fight for you and your children's best interest and do so in a well prepared and informative, knowledgeable way to ease any concerns you may have. Thank you Phil and legal staff for everything- an excellent team to have fighting for you and your children.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner/Attorney
  • Weiler & Lengle, P.C.
  • 2004 - Present
  • Partner
  • Schwarz, Weiler & Lengle, P.C.
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Associate Attorney
  • Nadler, Pritiken & Mirabelli
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Associate Attorney
  • Enrico J. Mirabelli & Associates
  • 1993 - 1996
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Education

  • DePaul University
  • Certificate of Professional Achievement in Mediation
  • 2008
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Associations

  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Member/Family Law Committee
  • 2001 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Chairman of Family Law Committee
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Kane County Bar Foundation
  • Vice President/Director
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • General Assembly Member
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Elgin Bar Association
  • President
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best U.S. Family Law Firms - Tier 1
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2020
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer Network
  • Leading Lawyer - Family Law
  • 2020
  • Best Family Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer Network
  • Leading Lawyer - Family Law
  • 2016
  • Leading Lawyer - Family Law
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer Network
  • 2015
  • Leading Lawyer - Family Law
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer Network
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Kane County Bar Foundation
  • 2008
  • Family Law Leading Attorney
  • Leading Illinois Attorneys
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Mediation Council of Illinois Annual Conference
  • "What every family law mediator must know about the new Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act"
  • 2016
  • 40 hour Family Law Mediation Training
  • Family Law Mediation Training
  • 2016
  • Statutory Update; Maintenance and the New Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • "The New Maintenance Guidelines"
  • 2014
  • Guardian Ad Litem Training
  • "Testifying at Trial"
  • 2014
  • Family Law Spring Seminar
  • "The Do's and Don'ts of Mediation"
  • 2012
  • Monthly Meeting Presentation
  • "Custody/Visitation Issues for Therapists"
  • 2010
  • Family Law Spring Seminar
  • "Ethics: The New Rules"
  • 2010
  • Family Law Spring Seminar
  • "Statutory Exceptions to Children's Hearsay Statements"
  • 2008
  • Delivery of Legal Services Seminar
  • "Divorce Basics for the Non-Divorce Attorney"
  • 2008
  • Family Law Spring Seminar
  • "MSA Drafting Issues with Adult Children"
  • 2006
  • Family Law Fall Seminar
  • "2005-2006 Family Law Case Update"
  • 2006
  • David Peskind Memorial Family Law Seminar
  • "Jurisdiction and Standing in Child Custody Cases"
  • 2002
  • Chicago Cable Television
  • "Pro bono legal services for Cook County Indigent Clients"
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Phil Lengle is a top attorney in Kane and surrounding counties. He treats his clients, opposing counsel and all those he encounters with dignity and respect. He is an attorney with excellent negotiation, and when necessary, trial skills. Phil is highly regarded in the legal community for his skill and integrity."
Family Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Saint Charles Divorce and separation Lawyer Philip J. Lengle
Philip J. Lengle
Divorce and separation Attorney
Saint Charles, IL
Licensed for 29 years