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4.5 stars 45 totalReview James Quigley
Posted by Linda
In so far as anyone can make divorce an easy process, James and his entire team worked tirelessly in my behalf to ensure a fair and equitable settlement. I was treated with the utmost kindness, respect and care. I felt as though no matter what I needed, from legal representation in court to simply a kind listening ear during the proceedings I was met with genuine support and endless comfort for my safety and well being. I always always made to feel as though I was the only and the most important person that he was dealing with at the time. It takes quite a bit of talent and effort to make it all look so easy and at the same time make each client feel vindicated and important. Thanks to you James and to everyone at Beerman Law!
Posted by anonymous
James was hired- after a defeating battle with prior representation- to turn my support and custody case around; he far exceeded my expectations. James won my trial with top results that left precedent in the state of Illinois. He was referred to me as the "shark" I needed to stand up for me in a high net worth, high profile case; the skill and passion he has to stand up for what is right is impressive. What is most impressive, however, is his ability to put the client before himself. James can see the entire picture of who a client is and what is in the best interest of their life and future, and fight for it. One of his greatest values is his ability to then translate that to a Judge. His foresight makes him dependable and his integrity makes him trustworthy. I have since referred several diverse cases to James and they have all been extremely happy with him and their results. You will not find another lawyer who has as strong of an adamant drive to win, with just as strong of a passion to do what is best for you, topped with knowledge of the law to win you favor when you need it most.
Posted by Anthony
James and his entire team did a terrific job through an incredibly difficult divorce with several unique issues. They made every effort possible to resolve the matter amicably and avoid going to court, they kept me informed of everything I needed to know, and they worked diligently to limit the financial impact of the divorce on both parties. James took a personal stake in helping me navigate an extremely confrontational parenting situation. While not everything turned out exactly the way I would have liked, James kept both his team and me focused on the most critical issues, and delivered on the most important parts through strong preparation, reasonable, well thought out proposals, and the willingness to push hard on issues that were important to me and my children. More than anything else, I had no doubt through the entire process that James and the team he brought to the case were fully invested in helping me and my children through a difficult time in our lives. I don't know if there is much more you can ask for from a lawyer.
Posted by Brenda
James and his team did a great job in my case. I had a previous attorney that did nothing for me. He would just giver me the run around and in the end screwed me over. I hired him mid case when thing got worse. James was VERY helpful and walked me through each step and explained everything very well. My case was a little unusual and they knew what to do and came up with a great game plan. When I wouldn't go to court they were awesome in communication. They would let me know what happened right away and would answer any questions I had. I can't say anything but good things about them. Would recommend!
Posted by anonymous
James is incredible at what he does. Not only does he know the law inside and out, but he has a fantastic demeanor and ability to help you see the impacts of the decisions you make. He is oriented around mediation and compromise, but it's afraid to push hard and win if the occasion calls for it.
Posted by anonymous
I am writing to highly recommend James Quigley as a Family Law/Divorce attorney even though he was not my lawyer, he was against my interest in a family law lawyer matter. Quigley deposed me for three hours of relentless and grueling questioning. His approach was methodical and his strategy was clear and as he walked me through it, there was nothing I could do. Immediately after my deposition there was no choice other than to settle the case.
As skilled and intense as Quigley and his associate were, he was at all times professional and respectful. I would not wish divorce upon any individual, but if you find yourself in the situation of having to get divorced, James Quigley and his team at the Beermann firm is the only choice. When you see their beautiful downtown and North Shore offices you know right away you are getting the best. You definitely get what you pay for.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Mr. Quigley as my attorney in my divorce case, I thought I hired a great attorney, however... In my
opinion, an average attorney, with astronomical rates.
In my initial meeting with him he talked about being
tough with my ex, so far so good. But he never was. He
ended up settling most issues in my ex's favor, even
things that would have been routinely in my favor. I
have had to go back to court to resolve many inequities,
including support amount, and visitation. My new lawyer
has been great at resolving these issues, mostly because
that's the way they should have been settled in the
first place. I have had to spend a considerable amount
of money to fix this. I can only give you my opinion in
this matter. I can NOT recommend Mr. Quigley.
Posted by anonymous
James Quigley was my attorney for my case. He allowed the opposing attorney to write the final agreement and he didn’t read it very carefully. Worse he missed crucial details including one line that gives my Ex what is essentially veto power over what I do with my finances. My Ex has no such restriction. He never told me about it, let alone asked if I would be OK with it, I wouldn’t of course.
I didn’t notice it until Ex took me to court and I had to pay for my Ex’s attorney fees. My attorney said she would have never allowed such a restrictive clause in a settlement agreement. I have spoken to my attorney about fixing it but it’s too late now. Details matter, a lot!
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.
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.