|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1990||05/16/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Will County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|DuPage County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|University of Illinois College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
Posted by Mark N.
As a father who wanted 50-50 custody of my daughter, not everyone believed that this was a viable outcome (including the mediator). Mark Farrow not only believed it, he made it a reality. Mark not only knows the law, he has extensive courtroom experience with the judges in DuPage County. During the many times when my ex-wife initiated additional legal proceedings, Mark was able to swiftly and adeptly handle and predict the outcome so that the matter was resolved in my favor...and in turn in the best interests of my daughter.
Posted by William
It's hard to know where to begin, when someone has done so much for you.
Initially, I thought my divorce would be fairly quick and straightforward. That quickly devolved into a complete circus, complicated by custody and financial complexities.
Mark did not skip a beat. He was level-headed in the most tense of situations (when even opposing counsel was expressing frustration). He is driven by unquestionable understanding of legal theory, expert knowledge of the case law, strategic acumen and breadth of experience (right down to insights on specific judges).
Now matter how much the opposing side tried to distract the process with unsubstantiated claims and non-relevant information, Mark kept everything in perspective, bringing my worry level down and focusing on the facts, the law and the potential outcomes. He simplified when I needed clarification and indulged when I wanted greater understanding of the statutes, the case law or even his personal experience.
When my ex-wife was racking up fees, engaging her counsel for every small thing, Mark handled it all as if he was simply eating his lunch. He did not waste time and resources chasing irrelevant minutiae. He communicated and provided direction when needed, and I did the same. It was one of the best professional relationships I have experienced in any context.
Steve Jobs once said "I don't hire smart people to tell them what to do. I hire them so they can tell ME what to do." If Jobs had ever met Mark, he would still be enshrined in a glass office at Apple headquarters.
Divorce sucks. It doesn't matter what the situation is, everybody loses. If you're looking for someone who will guide you through a complicated process toward the best outcome possible for you, Mark is your guy.
Posted by anonymous
I've received consultations from Mark over the last 8 years. My only regret is that I hadn't met him 8 years earlier!
Mark has always been a straight shooter - given me every option available, given me sound advice and steered me away from making poor decisions in which direction to take my case.
Recently Mark gave me the best news I've heard in 16 years, related to my case! I'm very appreciative for all of the honest advice and guidance Mark has given me. If I had to go through this all again, I'd have Mark by my side.
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