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Brad Mcclain Swearingen

Family Attorney at North Aurora, IL

5.0   12 reviews

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State IL
Status Retired
Acquired 1979
Updated 01/06/2023

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Swearingen Law Office
149 S Lincolnway Ste 200
North Aurora, IL, 60542-5115

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Posted by Kim | July 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
knowledgeable and thorough
Mr. Swearingen is knowledgeable, fair, and thorough. He handled my divorce 5 years ago which involved bancruptcy, foreclosure of the property, and a child custody battle. He was able to provide me with wonderful references to handle the issues outside of the divorce case and handled my divorce case in a professional, fair manner. My ex-husband was not always appropriate with his requests for the divorce preceedings. For example, he did not want to leave the house that we lived in with our children. Brad quickly filed the appropriate paperwork and gave him 2 weeks to pack his stuff up and leave. After our divorce was finalized, my ex husband was not filling out the paperwork for his 401(k). I contacted Brad (years after my case was finalized) and he got the job done. Brad is a lawyer that knows the law and makes sure that the case is fair to both sides. He is a no-nonsense lawyer that will fight for your rights as long as they are appropriate and follow the law. Your right to collect the appropriate amount of child support, your right to property, and your right for custody. I highly recommend Mr. Swearingen.
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Posted by Mike | May 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Look no further, Brad is the attorney you want
Divorce is NEVER an easy thing to go through, especially when there are children involved. Brad was my second attorney and he has represented me over a period of 10 years. During that time, he has always acted with deep professionalism. He knows the law inside and out and is willing to fight for his clients. You need someone who can fight for your rights as a parent AND act in the best interest of your children on your behalf. Attorney Swearingen is respected by the judges and many other attorneys in his profession. If you're looking for a great attorney in Kane county, give Brad a call. He was my most valuable ally during the most difficult time in my life. Thank you, Brad!
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Posted by John | May 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce Proceedings
I secured Brad's services for my divorce proceedings. Through no fault of his own, they dragged on for over a year. He gave me his expertise and guided me through the process. Although I did not agree with parts of the final settlement, he walked me patiently though the rules and regulations that he had to follow.
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
I would highly recommend Brad Swearingen for any legal services.
Brad has been amazing for me with my divorce. He also helped other members of my family with legal issues. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Posted by Sandy | September 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Brad
Brad educated me while navigating my divorce with straight forwardness and integrity. His expertise showed in every appointment and court appearance. When it was time to review my agreement years later, I had no hesitation - I called Brad Swearingen!
Posted by Leslie | August 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professionally Honest and Caring Attorney
Brad has represented me for the past 10 years through both my divorce and post-decree work. What I respect about Brad is his intelligence, honesty and concise approach. He helped me tremendously during a difficult time in my life. Brad went above and beyond to ensure I was treated fairly and helped me to see the compromise necessary in any divorce situation. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of a family law attorney. Underneath it all, he cares about his client's needs and will be your strongest advocate.
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2018
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Professional Custody
My divorce involving minor children took 26 months. Part of the reason it took so long was that my ex spouse hired John Chapski, who is on the opposite end of the "Professionalism, Character and Honesty" spectrum as Brad. Brad knows the current laws, and can give the best advise of what you should, or should NOT do. I had both GAL and Psychologist reports leaning my direction for custody. I agreed to be the residential custodial parent with ex spouse getting 50% visitation. Brad is a "No non-sense Attorney" that is going to advise you of what your best options are. He is an expert on child custody, visitation laws, maintenance and child support. I would highly recommend Brad regardless if your divorce is new or your going back to court for old issues etc....
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Posted by Molly | August 10, 2017
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Consistent and Professional
Brad returns calls quickly. Brad took time to educate me on the law pertaining to me. I hired Brad for divorce matters, including child support. He has always answered my questions. Later, I returned to Brad to represent me in obtaining an agreement for support so that my children would receive help in paying for college from my former spouse. I am very happy with the outcomes and Brad helped to put me at ease. He is very knowledgeable and consistent. I highly recommend Brad if you have to go through divorce matters.
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Posted by R | April 8, 2017
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Divorce & Child Visitation
I highly recommend Brad; in fact there are not enough stars in AVVO's rating for Brad. Regrettably my divorce and child visitation case went on for years with my ex-partner refusing to comply with court order after court order while retaining and dismissing 7 different attorneys. Whether in response to my ex-partner’s actions or the tactics of opposing counsel, Brad displayed unwavering tenacity. Brad is diligent, supportive, caring, persistent, and fought not just to protect my rights as a parent but the ability to maintain meaningful relationships with my children. He uniquely combines complete, effective legal support with practical, reasonable advice to produce results at manageable cost. Brad's experience and skill, whether in the courtroom or in support of mediation and cooperation between parties, helps clients resolve the simplest to most adversarial family law situations. I will always be grateful for Brad's assistance and I'm confident others will find him an equally effective guide through what can be a challenging period of transition in life.
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Posted by Dan | March 28, 2017
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Worth every penny
I hired Brad for a custody case for my son. A few things: Hiring Brad was far and away the best decision I have ever made. I will never forget when I first walked into his his office. My demand of him was to step into the ring and swing with me. His response was simple..."it's not about getting in the ring and swinging....it's about showing how great of a father you are and the plan you have for your son, trust me, this is what I do". I will remember that line for as long as I live. His level of professionalism is unparalleled. He matches that with his ability to connect on a personal level with his clients. When we stepped into trial, Brad knew exactly what to ask and when to ask it. I would consider him a tactition during trail. On top of that, most importantly, I felt that Brad fought for me and my son. As I said in the title...."he's worth every penny"
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Posted by Natalie | March 17, 2017
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Gets the Job DONE!
Brad represented me for 4 years for a child custody/ child support case. My ex went through 4 lawyers, even appealing the judges decision. We won our case amongst his lawyers trying every escape tactic in the books. He keeps his composure during 4 trials and doesn't let the other lawyers deter from the problems at hand. His knowledge of all rules and regulations of a courtroom sets his bar higher than any other lawyer I have seen in the 4 years of court proceedings. He made all 4 lawyers of opposing counsel look as if they just graduated with no court experience. I have recommend him to everyone I know. I wouldnt trust any other lawyer to handle any case of mine. As I am sure my case is not over, due to the manipulate man I chose to have kids with. Brad cares about his client which for me was comforting during such a hard time in my life.
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Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2016
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Great Attorney - gets the job done.
Brad Swearingen represented me during my divorce. He was fantastic. My divorce took over 3 yrs. to become finalized, not once in that time did Brad falter. While my ex went through 3 attorneys, Brad stuck with me. He was fair, honest and had an extreme amount of patience and not once did he ask me to give in to anything. We (he) stuck to our guns from the start and got everything we asked for (plus some) from day one, even though it took 3 yrs.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Brad Swearingen Attorney At Law
  • 1989 - Present

Education

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1979
  • Western Illinois University
  • B.S.
  • N/A

Associations

  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Past Chair
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Certified Mediator
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Kane County Bar Association - Pro Bono Award
  • 2005
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Kane County Bar Association
  • New Child Support Statute for July of 2017
  • 2017
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • New Maintenance Statute for 2016
  • 2016

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Family Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have referred many highly contested family matters to Brad Swearingen. He is the lawyer that lawyers and judges go to when they need legal representation. He is honest, fair, and highly respected by the judges in Kane, Kendal and DuPage Counties."
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North Aurora Family Lawyer Brad Mcclain Swearingen
Brad Mcclain Swearingen
Family Attorney
North Aurora, IL