|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2007||05/16/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|10 Best Female Attorneys||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2017|
|Emerging Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2017|
|Emerging Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2016|
|10 Best Female Family Law Attorney||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2016|
|Top 40 Under 40||The National Advocates||2015|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2012|
|Attorney||Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove LLP||2007 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Lincoln Park Zoo Auxiliary Board||Member||2012 - 2015|
|Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology||With Honors||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||Psychology||BS - Bachelor of Science||2004|
Posted by Hillary and Steven
There are no words to describe just how amazing Jessica is, but I'll try my best! I met Jessica, after meeting with multiple other lawyers, when my son's father hired a lawyer, convinced him that I was a terrible mother by making outrageous claims that were completely fabricated, and then got a judge to sign an order granting him temporary custody of our son- and this was all done without my knowledge!!! I couldn't believe what was happening, or HOW something like this was possible, or even legal for that matter! I had to wait almost a week before I could see my son; he was 5 years old and I had never gone even 2 full days without seeing him. It was torture, a feeling I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. During that week (which was the longest week of my life), when I wasn't crying and asking for my baby, I met with some lawyers. It was disappointment after disappointment. None of them met my expectations, for various reasons.... Until I met Jessica Winkler Boike. I knew after just a one hour consultation that I had finally found the lawyer I had been praying for. The order was dismissed within days. Court continued for months and months as my son's father continued to lie about various issues causing us to be in court more times than I could count. However, every time we walked out of that courtroom, it was a win for us. I am not exaggerating- Every Single Time. We eventually ended up going through a trial because he wanted sole custody of our son- for reasons that are still a mystery to me. I didn't want to put ourselves and our son through this emotional trauma. All I wanted was to be successful co-parents with joint custody of our son. But unfortunately, all he wanted was to make all decisions regarding our son on his own and would do any and everything, including lying, to make that happen. He didn't agree with me on anything and my hands were tied; one of us was going to be granted sole custody. After years of dealing with everything that was thrown at me, going to court time and time again, and finally going through a very long and emotional trial, the judge not only granted me sole custody of our son, but was also ordered to pay $30,000 of my lawyer fees! It was a bittersweet victory. Throughout the years of going through this emotional trauma, Jessica was always there for me. Always. She fought for and treated me like I was a part of her family. Jessica is a compassionate, fair, intelligent, dedicated, hard-working, honest, and all around incredible human being who is unbelievable at her job. I know that may sound over the top, but I am not exaggerating. In fact, this review doesn't even do her justice. As I said before, there are no words to truly describe her, not only as a lawyer, but as a person as well. She goes above and beyond and never ceases to amaze me. I thank God for her and what she has done for me every single day. I began this difficult journey sad and alone, and ended it with overwhelming joy and a lawyer who never made me feel alone. Whatever your specific situation may be, I guarantee you that you will not find a better lawyer. Hiring her was the best decision that I ever made. I have since recommended her to my husband, who needed a child custody/family lawyer in a case with his son. I told him that he needed to retain Jessica Winkler Boike because no other lawyer will even come close to comparing with her. Jessica proved to him as well that she is the very best at what she does; the outcome in that case exceeded his expectations and he is so very thrilled with the results! I could go on and on about how wonderful she is, but just hire her and see for yourself! You will be so happy you did!!!
Posted by anonymous
Jessica was so easy to work with - hired her for drawing up a prenup agreement: appointments were easy to set up, and she was so authentic, genuine, approachable, and responsive. She was knowledgeable and explained everything in detail, and was anticipatory in planning things that I would have otherwise not thought of. She was also respectful and sensitive to my fiancé, even though she did not represent him, and I appreciated that, given the circumstances. Am really so grateful to her for her services, and would highly recommend her to anyone needing a prenup done!
Posted by Jennifer
Jessica assisted me with the creation of the prenuptial agreement prior to my wedding. The other attorney drafted the agreement and Jessica assisted with the edits and development of the final agreement. Jessica is very organized and personable. I appreciate the time she spent with me reviewing the document and listening to all of my questions and concerns. She raised some very good points during the negotiation that my future husband and I were not thinking about. She has a calm demeanor and is easy to work with.
Jessica is also a great person. She was genuinely excited for me regarding my upcoming nuptials and wanted to know the details of the wedding. I enjoyed working with Jessica on a very difficult topic.
Thomas Field, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
I have known Jessica since she was in law school and she has worked directly with me and now for me since 2006. I have had the pleasure of watching and influencing her growth as an attorney over these years. Jessica is always prepared, doesn't get flustered, is loved by clients, and respected by her peers. Jessica has become my right hand in the office and someone I can trust with the most difficult of tasks as well as the person I look to to manage my team when I am away from the office. The greatest compliment I can pay to Jessica is that I would trust her to represent me without hesitation.
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