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David Lee

Divorce and separation Attorney at Aurora, IL

4.9   55 reviews

also known as Law Office of David Lee, Ltd.

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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 David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Legal representation for those individuals in Divorce Proceedings, specifically addressing issues such as; Child Custody, Child Visitation, Child Support, Spousal Maintenance, Distribution of Real and Personal Property, Allocation of Debts and Liabilities and Retirement Benefits.

    18 years, 200 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    Legal representation for those individuals charged with Criminal Misdemeanors, Criminal Felonies, DUI/DWI, Traffic Violations, Criminal Juvenile Offenses and Ordinance Violations.

    21 years, 3,000 cases

  3. Family
    15%
    Legal representation for those individuals in Divorce Proceedings, specifically addressing issues such as; Child Custody, Child Visitation, Child Support, Spousal Maintenance, Distribution of Real and Personal Property, Allocation of Debts and Liabilities and Retirement Benefits.

    18 years, 300 cases

  4. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Legal representation for those individuals charged with Criminal Misdemeanors, Criminal Felonies, DUI/DWI, Traffic Violations, Criminal Juvenile Offenses and Ordinance Violations.

    21 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Mediation
    5%

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I have been a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois since 2003.  I began my legal career as a an Assistant State's Attorney in the County of Kendall, State of Illinois.  In 2006, I opened my private practice and have successfully represented hundreds of clients in matters ranging from divorce and family law issues to criminal defense.

I have a unique perspective in criminal defense from my experience as a former Assistant States Attorney.  I have a strong background in litigating both family law and criminal matters.  I believe that in order to successfully represent client's in criminal and family law matters one must know what the available options are, have a very thorough knowledge of the applicable law and be thoroughly prepared.

 

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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by John | September 7, 2014
Hire This Attorney!
I hired David to represent me as my attorney. He provided exceptional service at a very reasonable and fair price. Unlike many professional service providers, David charges fair fees, takes the time to know you and your situation, and is easy to contact. What a breath of fresh air!! I would wholeheartedly recommend David should you need legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2014
Very hard-working, reliable, and straightforward
Working with David was an excellent experience. He always responded promptly to my calls and e-mails. He helped me understand the circumstances of my case, thoroughly explained my options, and gave me realistic expectations of its outcome. During my court appearance he guided me on what to say and do, and afterwards he made sure I knew what steps I needed to take next. I feel that he worked hard on my case from beginning to end, and I am extremely satisfied with the results he delivered.
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Posted by Gerald | July 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Gerald
Mr. Lee helped me with a traffic issue. He is exactly the person that you want on your side in Kendall county. He is well known and respected by everyone in the courtroom. He was able to meet my needs quickly and professionally. The most important thing is his level of attention. If you call him, he answers! I highly recommend David Lee
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Posted by Darryl | November 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Professional Attorney
David was very professional and was always available for questions. A police officer gave me a ticket for speeding that could of been a felony charge with the state and given me jail time. David negotiated with the State's Attorney and told him about my background and how I gave back to the community especially working with kids and that this action was not typical of my behavior. The State's Attorney reduced it down to a misdemeanor and a very reasonable fine. I'm very grateful that I went with David. I received multiple letters from other attorneys but after reading his letter I knew he was the one and it was the right decision. Thanks again David, greatly appreciated!
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Posted by David | May 18, 2021
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I highly recommend the professional services of David Lee
I hired David to represent me in my divorce case, and immediately found him to be very personable, professional and fairly priced. He always responded quickly and knowledgeably to my communications, and always gave constructive recommendations. David was always supportive and saw the divorce case through to a very positive conclusion for me. I would highly recommend David Lee's services for your legal representation.
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Posted by Jada | May 24, 2019
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Knowledgeable, passionate, determined
When David spent an hour on the phone with me on a holiday evening I knew we were in good hands. He explained the entire process of navigating the legal system in our particular case and reassured us of all potential outcomes. He was always responsive and answered questions thoroughly and clearly. I would recommend him with no hesitation at all.
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2019
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Very Knowledgeable and Persistent
From the start, David was an excellent communicator and I immediately knew he was passionate about his work. Whenever I had a question, he made time to talk and respond to my emails. He clearly explained my case and laid out what to expect. With his vast knowledge and experience not only as a defense attorney but also a prosecutor, David developed a plan to resolve the case. Once his plan was in action, he was very persistent in his communication with the State's attorneys office. I was extremely satisfied with David's work and the final resolution.
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Posted by Christopher | March 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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My Attorney, Whom I Would Most Trust For Family and Friends
I write this with the hope that whoever reads it, and has need for an attorney, will find it compelling to the point that they contact Mr. Lee. My initial inquiry was based on the fact that he is a former Assistant State’s Attorney, believing that he would have an excellent command of the law. He absolutely does. And when Mr. Lee heard my story, the challenges my situation presented, he asked what I felt were thoughtful questions, and gave candid feedback that made me feel he truly understood and wanted to represent me because he believed he could make a difference, not just a buck. Mr. Lee’s professionalism is characterized by how well he listens, the insights he shares into “how things work”, and the respect he shows when emotional and financial drivers may impact how you view the legal process. On several occasions we disagreed, and Mr. Lee not only listened but expressed sympathy in his response, even though his experience and knowledge of the law was sometimes being challenged. I’m very grateful for that. You truly want someone like him in your corner. The way I look at the representation I have had from Mr. Lee is this: you have a choice to make, a choice that may determine financial, parenting, or other issues. The best thing you can do is align yourself with someone who has the experience, integrity, professional demeanor and relationships that will represent you best. I’ve seen how other attorneys respond to him, and he to them, and believe that his reputation has been built on how he has represented individuals like myself. It is with my deep appreciation of how he has worked on my behalf that I recommend Mr. David Lee.
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Posted by Lindsay | April 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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EXCEPTIONAL ATTORNEY! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
I hired David for a very complex case. He didn't judge me, he showed empathy, and made every part of the process extremely easy to understand. He listens to your story; concerns, offers not just realistic, but, also logical advice, and doesn't try to persuade you into something that you aren't comfortable with or don;t completely understand. Not only did David provide exceptional legal counsel, he also provided me with extensive knowledge and prepared me every step of the way. David is very intelligent and is on your side, he puts forth a lot of extra effort & I HIGHLY recommend him to anyone seeking legal assistance. David is not only a lawyer, but also a kind hearted person that doesn't implant unrealistic ideas in your head. He will fight for you and be honest, clear, direct, & concise. David is truly an exceptional attorney!
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Posted by Karl | February 28, 2018
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Top Notch Attorney
n late December of 2017, a loved one was arrested in Aurora Ill. Having been a Police Officer and Homicide Detective for the past 28 years in Michigan, I know the importance of having a spotless record for future employment and career advancement. I found David Lee and my search for an attorney ended. having worked with attorneys my whole career and having interacted with competent and incompetent attorneys, i knew immediately that David had the experience, knowledge, understanding and down to earth sensitivity needed to handle the case. Six weeks later the case was resolved and the outcome could not have been any better. Take my advice and hire the attorney a Police Officer would hire for his loved one. David is absolutely the best.
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Posted by Bonnie | February 26, 2018
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Custody Case: Directed
I hired David on as my attorney for a custody case that should have never gone as far as it did. I was served with papers and 6 weeks later, it was on trial. The other attorney put a rush on it, trying to complete the case before I could hire an attorney. I found David online and he seemed to have good reviews. After meeting with 3 attorneys, I hired him. His first day on was pretrial. He couldn’t believe things were as rushed as they were. 2 months later, the trial ended with the opposing counsel being directed out- a task not easily accomplished and a verdict that is rarely given. David was always straight forward and honest, which I appreciated. I never felt like steam was being blown up my “you know where” like many attorneys. He was also great about allowing a payment plan and staying in contact. All around a good experience.
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Posted by T | October 28, 2017
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Great Attorney
Absolute great experience working with David. Very prompt, confident and knowledgeable over his field. Very responsive to all calls, emails and texts sent, and resolved my case within a week of court date. Very easy to work with and professional. Highly recommend!
Posted by Jennie | October 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Paid some fines, no jail time. Eternally grateful!
A week before our wedding my fiancé was pulled over and arrested for a few unpaid parking tickets. Our wedding was out of town and we had 250 people coming. I hired David Lee. He was prompt, professional, reassuring, he answered everyone of my frantic calls and questions. I am eternally grateful to David, he was able to get my fiancé out of jail time and we paid a couple of fines. A huge sigh of relief.
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2017
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Hardworking, determined, and an ingenious problem solver
We consulted David to assist with a family member who was having some legal issues. After getting overwhelmed with the issues facing us, we contacted David Lee for a consultation and we did not regret the decision in hiring him. He provided extremely valuable advice and offered solutions that we had no idea existed. Long story short, David resolved our situation in a professional manner. He is very personable and easy to talk to. We will not hesitate to recommend him and his services.
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Posted by Bob | June 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Divorce
David is a fantastic lawyer. I would refer David in a heartbeat. He is straight forward and tells you the way it is. His knowledge of family is outstanding. My case was nasty right from the get go and stayed that way to the bitter end. The end result is, we won our case and I Thank God for bringing David Lee into my life. All I can say is, if you don't hire David to represent you, God Help You!!!
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Posted by David | March 18, 2017
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DUI defense
I hired David In response to a DUI that I had received leading into the summer months. It is important to mention I am also a CDL holder. Attorney Lee is a very honest and approachable person, he is there to help you but will lay things out for you realistically so you know what to expect. He helped me through the court process and even traveled 2 hours out of his way to represent me in a different county. He clarified the consequences and kept me aware of timetables so that I would have the least stress possible and be able to put this mistake behind me. He is a dedicated attorney and someone to be counted on down the road for anyone in need of clarification or defense.
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Posted by Todd | March 11, 2017
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Excellent Attorney
David recently helped defend a family member. From day one David explained exactly what we were looking at and our best course of action. When he said he would do something, he did it in a timely fashion. When I left voicemails for him he returned my calls same day after hours. We got the best possible outcome regarding our case because of David. No hidden agendas. All cards in the table with honesty and compassion. A benefit to using David is he's a former prosecutor. He knows the judges and current prosecutors very well. This can help during plea bargaining. David cares about his clients on a personal level. Many times he voiced his concerns about the future of my family member who was in some trouble. His focus is not just on the case, but the long term affect it will have on his client. We trusted David while heartedly. Thank you David for your efforts and expertise.
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Posted by Dan | March 9, 2017
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Willing to go to any lengths to help!
Working with Dave was an absolutely amazing experience. He went above and beyond and exceeded all of my expectations. Nobody wants to go through legal issues and the processes that go along with them, but he was able to help me navigate the system and reach an outcome much greater than I expected. I work odd hours and he was always available whether it be late at night or early in the morning. 100% satisfied.
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Posted by Rob | November 10, 2016
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One of the Best in the Business
I was pulled over last month by the Illinois State Police.They caught me going 35 over the speed limit on I88 in my personal vehicle. I have a class A CDL and my license is my livelihood. I Contacted David and after our consultation I felt assured and confident that he would be able to help me. I was very happy with the outcome. David was able to get my violation reduced and was able to get me Court Supervision.
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Posted by Joel | June 2, 2016
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Excellent Attorney
David Lee was referred to me by a friend and fellow attorney. We spoke several times leading up to my court date and David was always professional, courteous and very well versed in the law. He listened and confidently explained the entire process and kept me informed every step of the way. He was always accessible and always left me feeling like I was in good hands. Everything went as he had described. I extremely satisfied with the results of my case but more importantly I couldn't be happier with the level of service David provided. I would recommend David without hesitation.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of David Lee, Ltd.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Certified Mediator
  • Law Office of David Lee
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem
  • Law Office of David Lee
  • 2007 - 2016
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Kendall County State's Attorney
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • James T. Hyun, Ltd.
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Research Assistant
  • American Bar Foundation
  • 1997 - 1998
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Education

  • The John Marshall Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Psychology
  • 1999

Associations

  • Kane County Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Kendall County Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Award in Torts I
  • The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • Kane County Bar Association
  • David Peskind Family Law Seminar
  • 2015
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Legal Ethics Seminar
  • 2014
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Spring Family Law Seminar
  • 2014
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Guardian Ad Litem Training Session 1
  • 2014
  • Kendall County Bar Association
  • Juvenile Abuse & Neglect Seminar
  • 2013
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Nuts & Bolts Seminar
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (13)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have known David Lee since he was working in my firm while he was going to law school. I have known David long enough to assure that he is not only first-class in terms of his work ethics and diligence but his natural intellectual curiosity strives him to be an outstanding attorney year after year. It has been my utmost privilege to have known David as my intern, my lawyer colleague and my friend."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I got to know David when we was a prosecutor in Kendall County. He was always a pleasure to work with and really knows the law. Dave genuinely cares about working with his clients and does a great job."
Family Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known David for several years and have great confidence in his legal abilities. He is always well prepared and highly respected by his fellow lawyers. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and works in their best interests. I have and will continue to refer clients to him because I know they will be in good hands."
Family Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse David Lee. He listens to his clients, and explains what is going on with their case and what to expect in a way non-lawyers can understand. He has a lot of courtrooom experience and fights for his clients. He is also well respected in the legal community, and has a great reputation. I highly recommend David."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I feel the utmost confidence in referring my clients to David for criminal and divorce work. He is extremely talented and driven to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients. His background as a state's attorney gives him unique insight into the criminal process from both a prosecutor's as well as a defendant's perspective. I would never refer my clients anywhere else."
Family Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is an excellent attorney who is willing to fight for his clients. He has a deep understanding of Family Law. I highly recommend David Lee."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. During my first experiences with David Lee, he was a prosecuting attorney. He was sharp, knowledgeable, and a zealous advocate for the People of the State of Illinois. He was also respectful to opposing attorneys, and thoughtful with his decisions. Now that David is a defense attorney, he has the advantage of using that keen insight and knowledge when representing his clients. David is always well prepared, insightful and enthusiastic in the representation of his clients. I highly recommend him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David on a personal and professional level for over 10 years. David is very well respected in the legal community. He is very conscientious and hard-working. He is honest and down to earth. He is extremely professional and always striving to do his best for his clients. I am honored to call David a friend and colleague."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is truly a rising star in the west suburban legal community and I'm very proud to call him my friend and colleague. David's friendly, compassionate and engaging personality makes him the perfect choice for anyone facing a difficult criminal prosecution or needing effective representation in a divorce case. He understands these type of cases can be very stressful for clients and he takes the time to thoroughly analyze their situation and then expertly guides them through the legal process to a successful conclusion. Whenever I refer a client to David, I know he or she will receive the best representation available at a very fair price. David is a tireless advocate, a trusted adviser, a highly skilled litigator and a great resource for both his clients and colleagues. I highly endorse Attorney David Lee."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I watched David successfully argue a motion to overturn a jury's verdict in a DUI case. When the judge granted his motion and found his client NOT GUILTY after a jury of 12 people found him guilty at trial, I almost fell out of my chair. The odds of winning this type of motion is probably one in a million. Simply put - it was good lawyering that saved that man a conviction. I also had David as opposing counsel in a very contentious divorce. He never backs down if he feels he is right, which really earned my respect."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met David when he was an assistant State's attorney in Kendall County and I was a new defense attorney. He was professional and courteous even though we were on opposite sides. When he went into private practice, we became friends. I respect his knowledge of the law and how he conducts himself. I would and have referred clients to him."
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Aurora Divorce and separation Lawyer David Lee
David Lee
Divorce and separation Attorney
Aurora, IL
Licensed for 20 years
Virtual consultation available