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Darran Michael Barhaugh

Divorce and separation Attorney at Naperville, IL

4.3   6 reviews
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  • Licensed for 18 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Darran

Learn Darran’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    With all of the decisions that must be made when a couple divorces, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the process. However, the assistance of a knowledgeable, experienced lawyer can make the experience easier. Call 630-457-1394 for a consultation.

    18 years

  2. Family
    25%
    I strive to provide effective, cost-efficient legal service to individuals and families throughout Naperville and the surrounding area. As a client, you will work directly with your lawyer.

  3. Child custody
    20%
    When children are involved, we will protect your parental rights in child custody and child support. Mediation is required for most contested custody cases. Call me today at 630-457-1394 for a consultation to discuss your specific situation.

    18 years

  4. Domestic violence
    10%
    Domestic violence cases can be very emotional situations for everyone involved. With considerable experience handling Illinois domestic violence cases I understand the importance of getting the facts and protecting the rights of my clients.

    18 years

  5. Adoption
    2%

  6. Mediation
    2%
    In Illinois, a contested divorce can usually be resolved within two years. This time frame can be significantly shortened if the parties can reach an agreement through negotiation or mediation. Attorney Darran Barhaugh is a certified mediator.

  7. Marriage and prenuptials
    1%

WORKING TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR FUTURE. CALL 630-457-1394 FOR YOUR FREE CONSULTATION TODAY!

As well as an attorney I am a father of 4, ranging in ages from 18-6.  I am involved in every aspect of my family's lives.  After a day at the office I am known to frequently help my children with homework, am in charge of dinner at least twice a week, and am never too busy to read a story, play a game, or fix the constant household requirements of fixing that goes along with having a family and animals in the house.  I enjoy participating in many outdoor activities such as paintball, sky diving, camping and working in the yard.  I am involved in my community as my neighborhood's HOA president which includes working and joining in all of the social activities and events hosted by the home owner's association.  I take all my jobs seriously and personally. 

 

You are guaranteed that I will take the utmost care of your family's legal needs.

 

 

Location

Darran Michael Barhaugh
134 North Washington Street
Naperville, IL, 60540

Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Lawyer
Excellent (5 stars ) is undermining the review for Darran. Avvo should consider adding 1000 stars for "Super Excellent" for super attorney like Darran. I cannot say enough in praise for Darran as an attorney. He is most conscientious and knowledgeable attorney who will never let you down. I hired him close to my divorce case nearing trial. My case was very high conflict divorce case and had 2 attorney's and me as Pro Se , which was getting dragged endlessly , Darran was a choice I made among 10 attorney's I interviewed to represent me at fag end of my case. And I was not wrong in having him represent me !! He picked up my high conflict case with such ease and got it up to conclusion with exceptional results ! Darran not only knows the law thoroughly but he argues assertively and effectively maintaining not only his client dignity but also is very professional and respectful to opposing party and counsel. One can never go wrong hiring Darran to represent them and as far as fee is concerned, trust me he is worth it, even though he is not all about money. I had other attorneys too on this case and even though their per hour rate is way less than Darran but results are poor and unsatisfactory. This law firm is not money focused at all and if something is not agreeable on their invoice they will look into it. Client satisfaction is most important for this law firm and they treat each client as their family. I did not have any issues with Darran's staff that could not be resolved. My only regret is I wish I had found Darran before. This is Family law firm with heart of a family and an attorney with all good qualities of head, heart and soul. He will not give false expectations but will get the desired outcome as prescribed by law. Put your trust in Darran and believe me you will never go wrong having him represent you. I recommend him for anybody who wants a winning attorney on their case. Hire him, trust him and relax !
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Posted by MJM | August 13, 2012
I highly recommend!
I cannot say enough good things about this law firm. Initially, I started out with a high priced downtown Chicago law firm to represent me during my divorce and child custody issues. I spent thousands of dollars on my previous attorney who basically did nothing for me. My previous lawyer did very little work on my case and I kept receiving huge bills. My case wasn't moving along as fast as I wanted it to and the legal promises made by my previous attorney weren't happening. I was absolutely frustrated. I was recommended to The Barhaugh Law Firm by a coworker of mine. I had a free half hour phone consultation with Darran and I knew right away that he was very knowledgeable and that he had enough experience. I am glad that I hired him because my experiences with this law firm were incredibly positive. He was very professional and took time to fit me in his schedule even at the last minute when legal emergencies arose with my ex. He always returned every one of my phone calls or responded to my emails either that very same day or first thing the next morning. He put a lot of time and effort into my case and he kept me regularly updated. In court, he was fantastic and represented me very well. He was not intimidated by the well known high priced lawyer my ex hired. He even arranged my child custody so that I am able to move out of the state with my child if I so wish. My previous high priced attorney wasn't even willing to consider that, let alone fight for it in court. Darran worked with me regarding a payment plan since I had already spent thousands on my previous attorney. I was extremely satisfied with Darran's legal representation and I will continue to have Darran as my attorney. What I like best about Darran is that he is a straight shooter (no BS), he is a hard worker, and he never promised me something that he couldn't deliver in regards to my legal case. He took time to explain the law to me. My previous attorney did not do that. I am writing this review because I went through hell during my divorce and child custody before hiring The Barhaugh Law Firm, and I had wished that I would have known about The Barhaugh Law Firm during the initial stages of the process. I would have saved myself a lot of time, money and aggrevation. Do yourself a favor and have this law firm represent you for divorce and child custody. I am telling you, you can't go wrong with this law firm. I can only imagine the disasterous legal outcomes if I had stayed with my previous attorney, and I thank God I found and hired The Barhaugh Law firm.
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Posted by Sherman | November 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SENSATIONAL & PASSIONATE
*SINGLE FATHER AWARDED MAJORITY CUSTODY* Hands down the BEST attorney I’ve been represented by. He navigated seamlessly through my custodial civil case with my son and I was awarded custody on the end. Mind you there were several landmines he had to help me over some and as stated before the man did it with ease! I would classify myself as a pretty intelligent being that is well versed and one who does extensive research when I don’t know or understand something. I say that to say I barely had ANY questions for Darran B during our face to face meetups due to him having all the answers to my questions already covered. The man is a wizard as it relates to law and was worth EVERY SINGLE DIME (plus some) for his efforts, knowledge and expertise. If you’re looking for a good attorney that’s NOT going to exhaust your retainer and take advantage of the circumstances like ALOT of attorneys please look No further and RETAIN DARRAN BARHAUGH!! He’s the TRUTH . Thank you brother for all of your efforts and persistence in saving children and bringing families back together 1 client at a time. Highly NOBLE of a human, let alone an attorney!!!
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Posted by Ben Wardingley | October 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This guy is a rockstar!!
Excellent lawyer!! Very professional and affordable. Responded in timely fashion. Explained everything clearly. He did EXACTLY what he said he was going to do. Would highly recommend
Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2008
Client Review
Mr. Barhaugh provided excellent representation of my case and kept me very informed as to what was going on during the entire process. I would recommend him to anyone dealing with a family law issue, but especially when involving divorce, child support and custody.
Posted by John | August 1, 2015
Keep looking. There are other lawyers.
Called to set up an initial consultation and Darran was very nice and responsive. After paying my retainer though the service and responses were less than timely or professional. It took multiple calls to illicit a response from Darran. The real shame of it all was his over billing for services provided by his office staff that he tried to claim he performed. Eventually we settled on a bill far less than he claimed he was entitled to. I eventually tired of this run around and ended up talking directly to my spouses attorney saving me untold amounts of money and aggravation. As a side note to my conversations with the opposing attorney. The spouses attorney claimed that when Darran continued to send paperwork (which was never reviewed or approved by me) and appeared in court unnecesarraly, he questioned him about it and the only concern for him was that he was billing his client. I would not recommend this attorney to anyone who values professionalism from their attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Barhaugh Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Richard D. Russo
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Ronaldson & Kuchler
  • 2003 - 2004

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Western Illinois University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Associations

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Will County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Corporate Law Association
  • President
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Corporate Law Association
  • Vice President
  • 2002 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Who's Who
  • Cambridge Who's Who
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law from A to Z
  • Divorce Finance
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (1)
Endorse Darran
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Domestic violence Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had a case against Darran. At all times, Darran was well-prepared, organized, and professional. Darran zealously advocated for his client. In the end, Darran and I were able to amicably resolve a difficult case without going to trial, which saved both parties thousands of dollars on attorneys' fees. I would recommend Darran very highly."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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