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Bryan Vincent Reed

Divorce and separation Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   20 reviews
  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 2 years
    Illinois - IL 31 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2022
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Bryan

Learn Bryan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    80%

  2. Child custody
    10%

  3. Child support
    5%

  4. International law
    5%
    We are associated with the independent law office of Isabelle Gandonniere in Lyon, France for international issues.

I am a managing member of an nine attorney family law firm in downtown Chicago and Hinsdale, IL.  We help our clients navigate the most difficult moments of their lives, handle cases in Cook, DuPage, Lake, and Will Counties, and work with the independent law office of Isabelle Gandonniere in Lyon, France for purposes of handling international family law matters. 

 

I treat my clients the way I would want to be treated.  Attentive listening, straight talk, respect, and prepared representation are qualities I offer my clients.  If you would like additional information, please visit my web site or give me a call at.  Correspondence is welcome at my firm in English, French, and Spanish.

 

Location

Reed Centracchio & Associates, LLC
70 E Lake St Ste 500
Chicago, IL, 60601-5990
Reed, Centracchio & Associates, LLC
15 Spinning Wheel Rd
Suite 108
Hinsdale, IL, 60521
Reed, Centracchio & Associates, LLC
1101 Broad St.
Suite 315
Saint Joseph, MI, 49085
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Reviews

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Posted by Jennifer | October 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Representation
Excellent representation for an international child support and custody case, first in 2010 and then again in 2021-2023. The team under Bryan Reed is professional, knowledgeable, trustworthy and thorough. Reed Centracchio and Associates is honorable and represents with great integrity which is very important to me. I have always felt supported during the process, even though at times the case almost broke me. I felt confident from day 1 that we made the right decisions and arguments not only with class and respect but also with strength and authority. It is difficult to navigate through a lengthy, trying and exhausting court battle but this team is phenomenal at what they do. I cannot thank them enough for representing me.
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Posted by Lorenzo | March 13, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great choice for an attorney
I cannot recommend Bryan strongly enough. Both his understanding of the law and his compassion for our case were without parallel in my experience. Bryan instills confidence in his clients and commands respect from all others.
Posted by Charles | January 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
WAY BACK
My Ex wife filed for divorce while in Chicago in 2000 as I was in Arizona. Running out of time to respond I immediately located Bryan through Lawyers.com. He took full charge as he was a relatively new attorney at the time.He handled the situation in a most professional manner to both parties involved and my children are better adults now thanks to a amicable divorce. thanks again Bryan..
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
I feel incredibly grateful and lucky to have Bryan as my lawyer. He truly understands me and my difficult situation, and works tirelessly on my case, making sure my children and I are taken care of. I trust Bryan and I know that he has my children and my own best interests in mind. I very highly recommend Bryan as your attorney!
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Posted by Michael | March 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just the best
Bryan, came to me as a recommendation from a lawyer referral company. I was skeptical at first because, like so many things I have done recently, this was new territory to me. I had been married for 26 years to some one who over time degraded and demoralized me. Not only did Bryan lead me to see all the ramifications of taking different paths within the case he supported me with sympathy to my cause and encouragement when I felt lost in the process. He is not only a excellent lawyer, but a good human being as well. This is a combination you don't see often in any business let alone legal matters. I would highly recommend using him for any separation or divorce process you are going through, he truly is the best I've seen.
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Posted by John | March 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
High quality advice
I had been pressing for termination of support to my ex-wife in Canada since my recent retirement, with little success. A lawyer in Canada suggested I have the case moved to the court in Illinois. Bryan was recommended to me by an attorney friend. Bryan saw this as an interesting and challenging case. He immediately moved to have the case heard in Illinois. He gave my wife and I an honest and frank list of possible outcomes, something we very much appreciated. His hard bargaining with my ex-wife's lawyer led to them capitulating, and offering an agreement to termination of support plus a cash payout. I was extremely grateful at the outcome. Whenever possible he used a more junior lawyer to help keep our costs down. Working with him was a very positive experience, and I would highly recommend him to others.
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Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client
I found Mr Reed on this website after I had to fire the council I had before him due to incompetence. 1 lawyer had failed me so my trust that any lawyer would actually do a great job was minimal. Mr Reed and his law firm did an excellent job. My case was a high profile case with a professional athlete, not that it matters as I'm sure his professionalism and great work applies to all his clients. My point is his law firm had to clean up the mess my 1st lawyer made and they worked hard to do so. I am 100% thankful I found him. My case ended with me being satisfied and not feeling like I was taken advantage of. Phone calls were returned promptly, I received all paperwork in a timely fashion. This experience gave me faith that there are good lawyers who take their job serious.
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Divorce Attorney in Chicago
As an attorney myself, I had high standards when searching for someone to represent me in my divorce. Bryan and his team not only met but exceeded all of my expectations. Bryan will fight for you when it is warranted, but he doesn't needlessly create tension or controversy. He handled several difficult issues in my case with great skill and was successful in every regard. Bryan truly cares about his clients and getting the best possible result in a cost effective manner. His fees were fair and reasonable and worth every penny. Bryan's excellent representation gave me piece of mind during a very difficult time and I will forever be grateful.
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Posted by Adriana | September 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quality experience and representation
Bryan Reed helped me through one of the toughest situations a person can experience in life - divorce! Bryan is very knowledgeable of the law with over 22 years of trial experience, but most importantly, Bryan is knowledgeable in the realities of life. He understands that divorce and other family matters are difficult situations for his clients and he is sensitive to his clients' needs. Bryan establishes a rapport with his clients, is mostly available when you need him (if not, he returns calls promptly) and communicates openly and honestly. Bryan is straightforward and fair and is always going to tell you the truth whether you want to hear it or not. You can count on him to help you navigate through the toughest time in your life.
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Passionate, highly skilled, delivers
I could tell immediately that Bryan is the "real deal." He is extremely knowledgeable and knows how to win. Bryan is your champion and will work hand-in-glove with you, always ensuring your satisfaction throughout the process. I've experienced this first hand in my own custody battle. He knows his space and delivers. Along with being a top notch attorney, one of his biggest qualities is that he actually cares. Bryan will get the job done.
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Posted by Viktorija | September 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation: professional and efficient
Bryan and his team did a superb job of handling my case. They were professional and well-organized but also kind and personable. It was a true pleasure to work with them. They provided peace of mind during a difficult time.
Posted by Natashur | September 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quality Representation!!
Bryan Reed is a top notch attorney, and a highly skilled negotiator. He always seeks to work for what is in the best interest of his client, skillfully negotiating and getting me the best deals. He is superb at representing his clients in court, always well prepared. He was thoughtful and strategic in seeking the best deals for me. He always kept me informed and explained every process throughout the divorce. Bryan and his team made the divorce process much easier and smoother for me. He has a reputation for success, and at every representation, he got me what I wanted. He is simple the best attorney I have worked with in a long time and I would highly recommend him and his firm!
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Posted by Edward | August 31, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
High rank professional in any aspect of business
Bryan V. Reed represented me in my case. I can say nothing but great things about him. Always there, always professional - as any of us wish attorney to be. I am so happy he was my attorney and not the opposite side.
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2015
Very professional
I worked with Bryan Reed on a prenuptial agreement and had a very good experience. He was very prompt, knowledgeable, and professional.
Posted by Martin | March 7, 2015
Quality Representation Best in Class!
I called Bryan after a so called "men's rights" attorney forced me to settle my case leaving me bitter and bankrupt both emotionally and financially. During my initial consultation a year before I hired him, he gave me solid advice and I was in a better position when I retained him a year later. I was working in New York as my case was starting and my family and I were hit by Hurricane Sandy and I my home was devastated. Unable to reach me, Bryan fought for me against my ex-wife and her attorney to have my case delayed and two weeks later when he finally reach me he asked how my wife and family were being more like a friend that a lawyer. I trust Bryan, he is a great attorney and a better person. I won my case and Bryan even got the judge to reverse some of the settlement my former attorney convinced me to sign. I cannot emphasize strongly enough how very happy to recommend Bryan Reed as an attorney. You will be hard pressed to find a better attorney or person.
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Posted by John | January 2, 2015
Quality Representation from Bryan V Reed
I have used Bryan V Reed consistently over the last 9 years for my divorce and related items. I have always felt he was addressing my concerns and listening to my needs in a timely manner. Several times I have needed to respond to issues related to items related to the divorce and life changes with only 2-3 weeks to respond and he has been able to address all issues and ensure my rights were protected. I would highly recommend Bryan V Reed.
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Posted by Karyn | December 4, 2014
Quality Representation
Bryan Reed and his firm are very knowledgeable, reliable and responsive. We were very happy with the quality representation that we received.
Posted by stacie | December 3, 2014
Great Attorney
I used Brian for my divorce. I interviewed several different lawyers, and I hired Brian and his group. Brian fought for every I wanted and kept me informed about every step.
Posted by Michael | November 24, 2014
Truly Professional, outstanding Lawyer
In October 2011 I filed a petition for a DNA test in Cook County. A girl I knew, that I was never married to, had just had a baby and I suspected the baby might be my child. The mother had lawyer'd up already. They even refused the court order to even do the DNA test. I found out in December 2011 that I was the father! At that time I knew it was a girl. That's about it. I didn't know if the child was healthy, what her name was, if she was healthy, I didn't even know what she looked like. The mother refused to give me any information. I hired Bryan Reed and his outstanding team in early 2012. Bryan was straight up honest and made no promises as to the potential outcome. He and his team made it clear fighting a custody case can be very difficult and expensive. He believed in me. I honestly believe if I didn't stand a chance to get custody he would have said so. But Bryan felt strongly we had a good case and chance. From his very first appearance in court in my case he produced immediate results. Bryan was able to get me unsupervised visitation, as well overnights to the protest of the mother and her legal team. This case went on for over 2 years. All the while Bryan and his associates were total professionals. The mother was not willing to make any concessions. Meanwhile I had bonded very strongly with my daughter, despite the mother's continued attempts to alienate me from our child. We did settlement meetings with the mothers side. Bryan and his team were very well prepared. Extremely knowledgeable of the laws as well of the particulars in this case. Eventually things came to a head and the mother refused to budge. We even offered the mother sole custody in exchange for a more liberal visitation schedule. She refused to settle. Long, long story short our case got set for trial. Bryan and his team spent weeks getting fully prepared for trial. He had a focus like a laser. Covering every imaginable angle, consulting with me over the smallest details. The day of trial we were ready for 3 days of a sure to be a messy trial. He even brought in 2 of his associates from his legal team (at no charge) to be sure we had the best possible representation. The first day of trial the Judge suggested before we begin that the lawyers have a conference in chamber. Bryan agreed, but felt it might be a waste of time. He agreed to go to chamber and said "be back in 5 minutes." After about an hour and a half they all came back out of chambers. To my amazement, because Bryan was so well prepared and had a clear vision of the timeline of this case, he was able to explain the pertinent points of the case to the judge. Basically when the Judge got back to her bench, she said though she cannot legally pre-determine the case, she was going to recommend we settle on the spot. She recommended the father should get residential custody and a very liberal parenting schedule. By the end of that very day we had a complex parenting agreement done and signed by both sides and the Judge. Had Bryan not been so well prepared, knowledgeable and professional there would have been no way he could have swayed the Judge so dramatically. Needless to say I now have custody and I have Bryan and his team to thank for cementing me in our daughter's life forever. Priceless!!!! If you are looking for someone that will represent you in a family law case I would highly recommend you interview with Bryan Reed. He is a rock star as far as I am concerned!
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Posted by Sherry | November 23, 2014
Quality Representation and Highly Recommended
I hired Bryan after years of an ongoing court battle of personal safety for my child, child visitation issues, and restitution of child support. He immediately took a proactive and aggressive approach to uncover the facts and circumstances and provided the sound advice I needed, even if it was something that I did not necessarily want to hear. He is extraordinarily diligent and took a genuine interest in protecting my rights. His court room demeanor is professional and confident. He knows the law. He is respected by his peers and he maintained his demeanor in every motion, argument, and response which resulted favorably. Like many, my situation was rather complex to say the least and with Bryan at my side, I knew I was receiving the best legal representation. Thank you, Bryan!
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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

  • Managing Partner
  • Reed, Centracchio & Associates, LLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Bryan V. Reed
  • 1998 - 2004
  • Partner
  • Moskovic & Reed
  • 1993 - 1998
  • General Counsel
  • Telecommunications Company
  • 1992 - 1993
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Education

  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Louisville
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Marriage of Ricard
  • Divorce case successfully transferred to France

Associations

  • Christian Legal Society (Northern Illinois chapter)
  • President
  • 2022 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers in America
  • 2015
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Publications

  • Parent to Parent
  • 5 Stress Reducing Stress For a Single Parent
  • 2014
  • Hi India
  • Family Law Columnist
  • 2011
  • Belgian Trade Commission magazine
  • A Proactive Approach to International Collections
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Conference
  • Crafting Your Client's Family Law Story
  • 2022
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Strict Scrutiny of a Family Law Practice
  • 2016
  • International Marriage and Divorce Issues
  • International Marriage and Divorce Issues
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (11)
Endorse Bryan
Family Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Bryan is an excellent attorney. He was my employer and mentor during my initial years of practice in Chicago. I look up to him as the ideal example of how I want to practice law. He is strategic, knowledgeable, a master of the court room and cares about his clients and their interests. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Not only is Bryan a highly skilled lawyer in the area of domestic relations, but he also has an excellent reputation based on his integrity and character. I would trust Bryan 100% with the representation of any friend or family member and would have absolute confidence that he would help them achieve the best result possible."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When evaluating an attorney to represent your interests, intelligence and knowledge, experience, and integrity are probably the most important factors. I have never met an attorney who surpasses Bryan in any of these areas. I can not offer enough praise for Bryan as an attorney and a person so I will simply say that whenever a client, family, or anyone has needed representation in the area of family law, no other attorney has ever been, or will be considered."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bryan and I have worked on several cases together over the past several years. He is very knowledgeable about the law and very responsive to his clients and other attorneys. He and his staff treat clients with the utmost kindness and respect. I strongly recommend Bryan."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Friend
"I believe trustworthiness and competence are among the most important character traits in a lawyer. These traits not only led me to entrust Bryan with numerous matters over the years, but have also led to partnership and co-counsel relationships with Bryan over the past two decades. Bryan has the wisdom to know when to explore settlement, and the tenacity to fight to the end for his clients whenever necessary. His attention to detail make him a formidable adversary in the courtroom. He is highly respected by his peers, and I am proud to call him my colleague and friend."
Family Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"This attorney enjoys an excellent reputation and dedication to client matters and possesses impressive litigation and negotiating skills in obtaining success results in client legal matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked in the domestic relations courts. Mr. Reed is an extremely capable, competent, and tenacious divorce attorney and litigator. He commits himself to working in his client's best interests. He provides both candid and wise advice based upon my experiences. I strongly endorse his practice."
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Chicago Divorce and separation Lawyer Bryan Vincent Reed
Bryan Vincent Reed
Divorce and separation Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 31 years
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