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Fred A. Joshua

Divorce and separation Attorney at Palos Hills, IL

5.0   90 reviews
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  • Licensed for 20 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Fred

Learn Fred’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    60%
    Sometimes litigation is necessary to reach a just and equitable resolution to your family’s disputes. We are skilled litigators who successfully represent clients throughout the adversarial litigation process by using tactical trial strategies and maintaining a professional courtroom presence. We are prepared to methodically handle the complex aspects of your divorce and obtain the most favorable trial outcome.

    21 years, 250 cases

  2. Child custody
    40%
    Every family and every case is different. In come case, both parents are truly concerned for the best interest of the children. In others, a parent has no issue using the children as pawns to get to the other parent. We work closely with the Child Representative in the cases to ensure correct and swift outcomes in court concerning your children's custody.

    21 years, 100 cases

IF YOU NEED AGGRESSIVE & DEDICATED REPRESENTATION WITH YOUR DIVORCE MATTER, WE ARE HERE TO HELP !

As an attorney, I work with my clients to solve their problems and seek to achieve the best possible results for them. Each client’s interests are paramount to me – I respect and maintain their privacy and confidences. I understand that clients usually seek an attorney because they truly need the help. I am very sensitive to the client’s given situation and never take their concerns lightly.  Finally, I take a great care to achieve the client’s overall goals with the utmost discretion, expediency and cost-efficiency. 

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2020 + 5 ...

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Location

Fred A. Joshua P.C.
10005 South Roberts Road
Palos Hills, IL, 60465

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  90 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Carol | June 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
In one shot
Fred and Percy are a great team. In one week from filing for divorce, Fred and Percy got me an exclusive possession of the marital residence In one day. It is amazing how this team of attorneys can write a petition that granted me what I asked for in one sitting. I would recommend Fred and Percy to everyone seeking a divorce with all what it entails.
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Posted by Edward | January 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Joshua and Michael did a great job for me. I would highly recommend them. They helped me through my divorce and were attentive to all my legal needs and questions. They are highly professional. I am very satisfied with the job they did.
Posted by Lessie j | October 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended Fred!!
Fred goes above and beyond to meet the needs of his clients. I highly recommend his services. Though my divorce case has been completed for some time, he is still very responsive to any questions I have. He always did everything he could to accommodate my case and make me feel heard.
Posted by Madleen z | October 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfect Divorce lawyer..
he's amazing! his communication and work quality is like no other! He's very passionate about his work and helping others. He’s very smart , know how’s to do his job Thanks a lot for supporting me to end my case … He always returned my phone calls in timely manner and was always responsive to my needs. I highly recommend him ! Very knowledgeable lawyers and have a vast scope of practice. If you’re in a situation don’t hesitate to call FRED..
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Posted by EMAN M | October 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Fred !!!
Fred was great. He helped me with a small after divorce issue. He took his time explaining everything to me and walked me through the entire process. Thank you ! Simply the best of the best! Very professional and compassionate. I recommend him to anyone looking for a great attorney. Fred was recommended to me by another law firm as a highly knowledgeable and sincere attorney, and they were right. He is attentive and responsible in what he does. Fred returns my calls accordingly and in a timely manner. I have recommended him to other friends and family because of his accountability and professionalism. Thanks for all you do Fred!
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Posted by Nedaa | October 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Divorce Lawyer
Mr. Fred is an Awesome Lawyer! he is very professional and answered all of my questions in a professional manner... I recommended him to anyone who is looking for a divorce attorney. he has an amazing staff as well...
Posted by Asma | October 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best divorce attorney in Chicago..
Fred… a very professional and talented lawyer with strong and successful experience. Very helpful, cares about his clients , very smart and knows how to do his job. I advise everyone to hire him. I cannot forget all the staff, especially his assistant(Nina)they are all very helpful and kind.
Posted by Marselino | June 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tremendous lawyer helped my case.
Fred was very polite and understanding of my situation and helped expedite my case to be resolved as soon as possible. I look forward to working with him for all future cases.
Posted by David | June 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
FRED SAVED MY SONS LIFE!
Hiring Fred and his team was the best decision of my life. Before I sat down with Fred I was a extremely active Father and custodial parent with no legal rights to my son. Fred was diligent and worked tirelessly for months and was successful in winning full legal custody and child support amongst several other provisions to keep my child safe. Children don’t belong with just mothers or fathers they belong with guardians most conducive to childrens overall health, wellness, and happiness. Fred did everything required to aid me in being that guardian for my child. This is a highly respectable and responsive practice that really gets the job done. OVERALL RATING 10/10
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Posted by Claudia | June 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Order of protection
Fred is amazing, I have horrible anxiety but was very well prepared by Fred for court. His energy and confidence helped me be stronger in the court room. His is determined and his determination was contagious. He won me my order of protection by a landslide. My ex tried vacating the order a second time with a new attorney and Fred made him and his new attorney look foolish, it was thrown out. I recommend him to everyone and will use him in the future. He is very knowledgeable and experienced. I was a mess when I came to him and and he was very supportive and reassuring. He is honest and fair and did not promise me anything he cannot deliver. All the paperwork he did for court was amazing and shamed other attorneys. He was very intimidating in the courtroom because of his knowledge and court presence. Thanks Fred.
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Posted by Mohammad | June 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Best of the best attorneys. Smart, polite, honest He did what he promised me . The case was complicated but did nice job.
Posted by Robert | April 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific Lawyer
Terrific Lawyer, my situation was very tough, being a father and fighting for custody I came looking for help as The underdog, Fred fought for me until the end and pass my expectations with terrific results. I now have full custody of my son, hiring Fred was the best thing I’ve ever did, it felt like I had a family member fighting for my best interest. I will fully recommend Fred Law Office if you are trying to get the best results. Fred was available with any concerns or worried I had at any time. He is the most professional experience lawyer I have ever encountered. You will not regret hiring Fred.
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Posted by Arnold Ezeolisa | April 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would highly recommend
Fred handled my case perfectly and guided me through the messy process gracefully. I highly recommend reaching out to him and his team if you need advice on what to do next.
Posted by Fabian | November 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
Mr. Joshua did an amazing job in my case. Any questions i had, they always got back to me pretty fast. Everything was nice and smooth and I highly recommend
Posted by Kawthar abuawad | October 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody and divorce
My lawyer did an excellent job with what i needed. Fred is an excellent lawyer and knows what he is doing. Fred did everything right.
Posted by Sonja K. | September 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, respectful, sincere, compassionate attorney!
Mr. Joshua is a very professional attorney. He also seems like a very compassionate person as well as sincere, patient, and respectful towards his clients and their needs for attorney services. What stood out the most to me, besides the professionalism, was Mr. Joshua’s patience and understanding. Whenever I needed time for consultation he would respond back in a timely manner. He explained to me what I could expect during the process of divorce, keeping me informed the whole time, without promising unrealistic outcome. I felt confident in his work, knowing he was doing everything possible to bring the process to an end with the best outcome, given the situation. I also want to say that an honest review helped me to choose Mr. Joshua to represent me for the divorce. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs services of such nature.
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best lawyer in town
Amazing lawyer best ever, works his hardest to get the job done and can do it in an amazing time. Is always so respectable and responsible. He will make sure he has tried his best. And on top of it all, he does it for an amazing price.
Posted by Ashley | December 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in town
Fred was by my side throughout my hard case, he gave me the advise I needed he was a great mentor and lawyer! He held strong throughout the bumpy roads of court but at the end his strong attitude and intelligence made us win! This law firm has a great strong and very knowledgeable team!
Posted by Mohit | September 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended - Best attorney in the Chicago area
Fred has a perfect balance of intelligence, knowledge, controlled aggression and professionalism. He is extremely dedicated to his work and works with a brilliant team of attorneys. He is my trusted advisor and has been my Savior during one of the most difficult periods of my life and I just can't thank him enough for what he has done for me. If you (the reader) are a dedicated parent and are truthful and open with Fred, he will fight your case the same way he would fight for himself. I highly recommend him for the services he offers.
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in Chicago land
I would just like to say thank god for Fred Joshua. From the first call I knew he was going to get the job done no doubt. I highly recommend him if anyone who want their case done swiftly, responsively and in a very professional way. Thank u Fred
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • FRED A. JOSHUA P.C.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Kameli & Associates, P.C.
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Law Clerk
  • Lucas & Cardenas P.C.
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Legal Intern
  • Law Offices of Vivian Khalaf
  • 1996 - 2000
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Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000
  • Stiemetz High School
  • High School
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Unnecessary Custody Fight !
  • Sole Custody to Mother
  • Frivolous Order of Protection
  • Order of Protection was denied.
  • John and John Doe vs. University
  • Case Settled.
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Associations

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Chicago Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Chicago Creative Investors Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Will County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best 2015
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Guide To Expunge or Seal Your Illinois Juvenile Record
  • Expungements
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Church Event
  • Illinois' new spousal maintenance law
  • 2015
  • Church Event
  • Violence against women act
  • 2014
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Divorce Process and Family Law
  • 2011
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Divorce Process
  • 2010
  • Abused Spouse Relief
  • Violence against women act.
  • 2010
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Divorce Process
  • 2009
  • Amicus Poloniae Legal Clinic
  • Illinois DUI Law: Recent Changes
  • 2009
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Divorce Process
  • 2008
  • Annual Meeting
  • Returning to the U.S. Illegally is Dangerous
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (5)
Endorse Fred
Family Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Joshua has a vast wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of Family Law. He has shown on numerous occasions his passion for protecting his clients' interests and the patience to guide them through the confusing and stressful legal process."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know and worked with Mr. Joshua on various matters over the past ten years. He is highly competent, focused and works extremely hard for his clients. Mr. Joshua has distinguished himself in the field of Divorce and Child Custody matters. I have referred several clients to Mr. Joshua and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. I endorse Fred Joshua and would highly recommend him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Fred for many years, he's ethical, nice, and very helpful."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the privilege of working with Fred for a number of months shortly after becoming a licensed attorney in Illinois. Fred is a tireless advocate for his clients and highly knowledgeable in his area of expertise. I have, in the years since, referred a number of clients to him and they have been thrilled with the service they've received. I highly recommend Fred Joshua in the area of Divorce and Child Custody matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This is the lawyer we lawyer's go to when we need to know something fast. If you want the bottom line, this is right lawyer"
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Fred A. Joshua. As the principal of our law firm, Fred Joshua has demonstrated his capabilities as an attorney and his compassion towards the client. I have had the privilege of working with him and getting insight into his very strong work ethic and vast knowledge of the issues. It has been a learning experience working with Fred for the last five years, and I highly recommend Fred A. Joshua, P.C. to all of my friends and contacts."
General practice Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is one of the best lawyers I have ever known."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. Fred and I worked together on various matters. Throughout our dealings together, Fred has the experience and understanding of the law. He has also shown his abilities as an excellent advocate for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Fred and I worked together on various divorce matters. Throughout our dealings together, Fred has shown a vast knowledge and understanding of the law. He has also shown his abilities as an excellent advocate for his clients."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Fred Joshua for ten years. He is very intelligent and very diligent. He works tirelessly for his clients. He has shown the ability to resolve difficult cases that some attorneys would not even review."
General practice Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Joshua is professional, hardworking and diligent. He can be trusted to provide excellent legal representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Fred is insightful, practical and resourceful. In difficult circumstances, he rises to the challenge. I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Joshua. His advise with respect to child custody is quite strong."
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Palos Hills Divorce and separation Lawyer Fred A. Joshua
Fred A. Joshua
Divorce and separation Attorney
Palos Hills, IL
Licensed for 20 years
Free Consultation