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  • James Quigley Family and Divorce Lawyer

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Diane

    People talk in a positive way about wanting to have a "shark in the courtroom" -- someone who is adept and is skilled with great ability and a gut sense. Well James Quigley to me is that but perhaps more of a maestro who oversees his highly skilled team at Beermann Law to try to orchestrate the best outcome for his clients as he waits for the crescendo to happen at just the right moment. I am highly recommending this National Board of Trial Advocacy family law trial advocate for those in need of expertise especially in a trial environment. My high-conflict divorce from my husband of more than 20 years was extremely complicated and needed the Beermann Law team approach. James Quigley stood out to me as an expert in the courtroom, quite "quick on his feet" when hit with distracting filed petitions by the opposing counsel that operated in "scorched earth" fashion.

    As a Northwestern-educated Olympian, I can tell you we didn't always see eye-to-eye when I questioned the process--in part because I am a competitive person who expects immediate results. But when forced into the courtroom, I knew I had an individual (with a talented team) who would keep this same spark with me going, eager to get results for me, his client.

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  • Client

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    Posted by Melanie

    James Quigley, Shana Vitek and team assisted me with a Pre-Marital Agreement. I found them very responsive, thorough and fair. I would highly recommend using them.

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  • Grandparent custody

    5.0 stars

    Posted by James & Carol

    Initial meeting with James was impressive. He clearly knew the law around grandparent custody and explained how difficult it would be and described how he would work with his staff to minimize the expense as much as he could.

    We gave him a mountain of paperwork that they used to put together the case which they turned around in just a few weeks. We went over what we had with another short meeting and were happy to hear he thought we had a good chance in his opinion. As our case moved forward James and his team were always available to us even outside the normal business hour on an emergency basis. This meant the world to us as we has involvement with our troubled Son trying to get his kids back when he was still drunk, and may other troubling dealings with him.

    We hired James and his team because of reviews like this and were ecstatic with the outcome. We did win after 9 months of court but even if we hadn't won I would have written that James, Jordan, and Madison were a great team and far exceeded our expectations. They met each challenge with optimism, thoughtfulness, and drive all while conserving our expenses.

    I have included our names and e-mail as I want this team to know how much we appreciate what they have done and even more to be able to do it within the budget that we had originally discussed in the very beginning.

    Now a little bit about James:
    1. In our first meeting he walked in with an air about him that you just knew he knew his business and was not going to settle for less then making his best effort.

    2. He was VERY honest that there was a great chance that we would loose this case. Grandparents have no rights in the State of Illinois. In January that change to limited rights but it didn't help our case.

    3. James followed our case even when he didn't need to because we were having success in court without him. He was very thoughtful of the time he put in and consulted his team in the background when he determined he needed to. This was trans parent to us other than seeing his time in the monthly billing that was supplied.

    4. I've dealt with other attorneys where the billing didn't meet what was being delivered, well that wasn't the case with this firm. We got the monthly billing and as I examined there were many cases where the time was booked and the cost was $0.

    5. In the second or third month we had a issue with our grand kids and were in a spot where we had 2nd thought if we wanted to pursue custody. James was on the spot with his discussion with us and helped to affirm our priorities and what it would really do for the kids. This was something that lasted the rest of the time with my wife and I and will live with us for many years to come.

    In closing I want to say that we can never THANK YOU enough for helping us to navigate through a legal system that is not prepared for grandparents to get custody of the children. Your knowledge of the laws and professionalism were key to us winning this case.

    Sincerely,

    James & Carol

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  • Job well done

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    Posted by a client

    James Quiqley at Beermann handled my divorce proceedings from beginning to end, which lasted about 18 months. The case had some difficult custody issues, and James addressed those issues skillfully and conscientiously. He had to deal with two different iterations of opposing counsel, each of which presented their own challenges--the first firm engaged in reckless spending (leaving it solely to our side to figure out how to preserve the modest assets for the parties' benefit), and their replacement seemed determined to delay the process. James dealt with these tactics in expert fashion, and was able to keep the case on course and drive it to its correct conclusion. I highly recommend him.

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  • Look no further!

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    Posted by a client

    If you are looking for a divorce lawyer, look no further. James is the best. He is confident, knowledgeable, well known, personable and charismatic. The perfect combination to obtain great results.

    My situation was very very difficult. My ex had narcissistic characteristics and had financially strangled me throughout our entire marriage. Through James' negotiating skills, he situated me financially so that I felt comfortable moving forward with my life on my own. As a father of four as well, he has a high level understanding of how to be at the parent which was extremely comforting and helpful.

    Of the comparable competitors, I am so happy and relieved I chose James and the Beermann firm to handle my case!
    Thank you James!!

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  • I would not recommend

    1.0 star

    Posted by a client

    I hired James for my divorce. He was aggressive in the beginning but lost interest in my case when conflicting issues and ongoing problems arose with my ex. I also signed a binding custody agreement under his direction that I now terribly regret. Second opinions from established attorneys confirmed that the agreement was unfair and prejudiced against me. Top that with outrageous billing that included charges of $500/hour just to read emails. I do not recommend this attorney.

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    James M. Quigley’s response: “Unfortunately, from time to time anonymous "reviews" are sent from unknown sources that can include opposing parties or even competitors, making it impossible to address vague reviews. The vast majority of reviews you will read about myself and my firm have clients that identify themselves in a way that I recognize the client and reflect their positive experience and results. That said, reviews like this can be used as a teaching moment. The unidentified "client" points out that he/she entered into a custody "agreement" and apparently now has buyers remorse. Did that person agree to the terms to avoid the tremendous cost of custody litigation? Did they agree because they did not present well to an elevator or child's representative and were at risk of getting a worse deal after an expensive trial? These are just some of the factors I present a client with in determining whether to settle or to litigate, but ultimately, as a client, it is your choice to make. What I do is I present the options, the costs associated with those options, and the risks/rewards of those options and make a recommendation. If a client chooses the costly approach of litigation they are doing so fully aware of what lies ahead and the team I assemble within my firm works hand in hand in developing and implementing a strategy to be successful in litigation despite the cost, and as such increase our chances of winning at trial. Divorce is an extremely emotional process. If you are uncertain as to a decision you are about to make, particularly one that has legal implications, feel free to seek a second opinion before making that "agreement."”
  • Child Custody

    5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Obtained Atty Quigley's expertise and his staff numerous times. We obtained what we had negotiated for through the court and by his expertise and the help of his staff. Atty Quigley is very professional and outlines exactly what he needs from his client. Sometimes the process takes a long time to accomplish which I wish was shorter. I would gladly request his help again if needed.

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  • Confident in the courtroom

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    Posted by a client

    I turned to James after it was my determined that my divorce - which should have been a fairly simple process - was indeed going to be a difficult mess instead. He stepped in effortlessly, and did an amazing job. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney in the courtroom. James's confidence and knowledge was priceless in my case.

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  • would not recomend.

    1.0 star

    Posted by a client

    He was recommended by a friend. I hired him, but was very unhappy with the service I received. A failure to simply read what the opposing attorney wrote in the settlement agreement resulted in an incorrect evaluation of my income. He didn't return my calls. I had to hire a new attorney and return to court to correct it. Details matter!

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  • Excellent experience!

    5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    James is a FANTASIC attorney! After many hours of research, planning, collaborative discussion w/ me and the opposing counsel he was able to bring a satisfactory solution that supported my goals/objectives and was reasonable in terms of my family's needs. I would recommend him to anyone seeking support - from easy to complex family restructuring scenarios.

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