4.5 stars 38 totalReview Dean Taradash
Posted by Rupal
Divorce is such a hard experience for anyone to go through that having a level headed, experienced, and well spoken attorney provides such a benefit for a multitude of reasons. Dean Taradash is all of those things. He knows Illinois family law forward and backwards. He also provides wonderful counsel. His recommendations for my case were made with my future benefit and my children's benefit at the core. I never felt that anything he was doing was meant to prolong my case, or cause any agitation to me or my ex. He was always polite in all interactions with me, my ex, and the opposing counsel. But he also never gave up any ground that he felt I deserved. If it is possible (and it was because I witnessed him do this on many occasions for my behalf), he was able to negotiate my settlement calmly and very effectively even when faced with opposing counsel who did not share his level of good manners. I always felt that he was in my corner working out the best case scenario for me and my kids. Although my divorce was the worst experience in my life, Dean's counsel made it much less worse than it could have been. I cannot say enough positive things about him. He is not just a good attorney, but also a wonderfully good person.
Posted by anonymous
Called Dean several times before starting an agreement and he helped in so many ways to make sure the best steps were taken to ensure my outcome. Based on a very fast timeline he was able to guide me and counsel my ex with the best care and always was available 24/7 to help with any issues that could arise during the process. Above all he is a true expert of the law and maintains nearly perfect counsel for a wide range of scenarios in divorce. If you need a lawyer that is going to go above the call of duty and be extremely cost effective and transparent than he is the best.
Posted by anonymous
I had talked to a handful of lawyers already but Dean's attention detail and willingness to work through the challenges of the details of my divorce won me over easily.
Posted by Mike
Dean worked a potentially very difficult divorce for me. His skill in handling everything was amazing. Thanks to Dean, the divorce was completed in a much faster time frame and at a lower cost than I had anticipated. If you need champion to work your divorce, talk to Dean. I am grateful to him for his fine work on my behalf.
Posted by Emily
I have been very pleased with Dean's work/progress on my case and all the positive changes he's made.
When I retained Dean, I knew I’d found the right person. Upon meeting him, I felt confident that he knew what he was doing and would have everything under control. I’ve been a client for a year now (no fault to him) and feel even more confident in Deans ability to represent us and my decision to retain him.
Dean is excellent in what he does and a man of integrity. When I think of Dean, it goes beyond him being an awesome attorney, but someone I genuinely have grown to trust. Dean is great at being very direct and realistic, which I appreciate (and need). Yet, he's understanding and compassionate and always keeps our best interest the priority. Overall, he's really just a good guy!
Given the nature of my case, I needed a very strong person, and Dean was my man! He’s good with upfront (and littler stuff), but is aggressive and a fighter, when needed. In my personal opinion, not all attorneys are strong upfront and in hearings or trial—Dean is.
When I’m waiting at court, as soon as I see him, I feel at peace. When listening to other attorneys in the court room, I always feel proud and at ease having Dean by my side. I have spent quite a bit of time at the Daley center and when I see him interact with his colleagues, you can tell that he is very well respected.
I have heard horror stories from other people about attorney fees & over billing (for atty’s to get more “billable hours”, especially at large firms) but Dean is fair & honest. I do not feel that he finds ways to make money off me or overcharge. To be honest, I think he tries to do all he can to keep my costs down and is always fair (and I review each/every invoice).
Dean has our best interest at heart and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. You wouldn’t go wrong with hiring him or his team, you will be in good hands!
Posted by Michael Elmore
Dean was great. My divorce was contested heavily by my ex, and Dean was excellent in getting a fair judgement for me, talking me through the long difficult steps, and helping me emotionally every step of the way. I can and will recommend him to everyone I know.
Posted by Margaret
I requested Dean Taradash to assist me with his legal expertise. Mr. Taradash made certain I understood my rights and listened to all my questions. I felt safe, relaxed and in good hands. He did a great job in negotiating a settlement. I highly recommend Dean as a lawyer to. everyone who wants professional ingenuity in an expedient and friendly way. In my book, Dean gets a five star rating.
Posted by Michele
I can't quite imagine what my life would be like had I never retained Attorney Dean Taradash. One year ago I came into his office panicked, stressed, feeling emotionally deflated and completely defeated. Honestly, I still can't imagine how he managed to sifted through years of self neglect and baggage which could have compromised my pension, and savings, leaving my children in financial hardship had I not retained him. I've come to realize and appreciate that family law, divorce and child custody issues are his calling. He is a great listener and even greater communicator. He refused to allow me to let my fears dictate my legal process. He was firm in his stance at times but thank God for a man who knows how to take the wheel, has a futuristic vision of what's best for the children and knows exactly what he's doing. What I love most about his unmatched professionalism is his timely strategies. I call him my pit bull. I'd like to think that the outcome of my divorce was unprecedented but have since observed him fight for his clients in ways which are a rare find. I am humbled and will forever be indebted to him.
Posted by Stephanie
Dean is such an amazing and attentive attorney. No one wishes to go through a divorce however, Dean truly made this as painless as possible. He was attentive, and he treated my issues with the necessary sensitivity. There is no surprise in my mind why has a successful practice. I am very thankful that I chose him because I cannot imagine anyone else doing a better job. I will definitely be referring him to anyone I may know who needs a family attorney. Thank you Dean.
Posted by Ves
I've unfortunately been in an ongoing legal battle that was not only costly, but emotionally draining. My ex would file frivolous motions and Dean was able to put a stop to it. He not only properly defended me, the judge awarded that a portion of my attorney fees be paid by my ex-husband on more than one occasion.