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Lisa Arnette Copland

Family Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.5   11 reviews

also known as Lisa A. Copland, Lisa A. Copland Gordon

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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1997
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Lisa

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I have practiced law in Illinois for my entire career and focused primariy on real estate law, family law, probate and civil litigation.  I am a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law and earned my undergraduate degree from Princeton University.  

Our firm provides quality and efficient legal representation in Cook, Will, Lake and DuPage Counties.  With over 30 years of litigation experience under our belt, we are comprised of aggressive, intelligent attorneys who have practiced in both public and private sectors of the law.

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Client's Choice 2015,2014
Client's Choice
2015 2014

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Lisa A. Copland, P.C.
35 East Wacker Drive
Suite 650
Chicago, IL, 60601


4.5 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Rosie | October 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lisa A. Copland-Outstanding Attorney
Lisa Copland is an outstanding attorney, she has helped me keep mind together through all of this craziness. She also understands the situation where I am in my life and what my needs are now and in the future. I truly appreciate Lisa being and advocate on my behalf. Words cannot express how grateful I am to Lisa.
Posted by Mary | October 11, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Good legal counsel
Attorney Copland has been thorough and professional in handling my divorce procedure. She petitioned and won my legal fees repayment during the procedure. The divorce procedure is still in process.
Posted by Orlando | October 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome work
I couldn't be more happier, Lisa was very knowledgeable for both of my cases. I will not use another attorney for my legal issues. You will be very satisfied with her service, grantee.
Posted by Kim | October 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Lisa Copland is very professional and I was 100% satisfied with her services. She handled our real estate closing. She was very responsive and also helped us avoid some potential problems throughout the home buying process. I would definitely recommend her for any legal service based on my experience.
Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2015
Best Attorney I've worked with
Lisa is representing me in a fairly complex custody and support case. She keeps me informed of my options every step of the way. My case takes a lot of time so my attorneys fees bills are high but she's worth every dime. She uses her time efficiently which is all that I can ask for. I highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2014
Aggressive and smart
I hired this attorney for my visitation case and am very happy with the schedule I got with my son. She also helped me get a fair child support order even though my son's mother and her lawyer were being very unreasonable.
Posted by Susan | April 18, 2014
Good Divorce Attorney
Lisa represented me in my divorce which became final in 2010. She carefully analyzed mounds of documentation in order to build my case and successfully argued on my behalf. I was apprised of the progress throughout the process. I was happy with the outcome and would not hesitate to recommend Lisa.
Posted by Tomica | April 10, 2014
Best Child Custody Attorney in Chicago
Attorney Copland is THE BEST. You can trust her. I wish I had found her before my previous laywer. She knows absolutely everything there is to know about child custody law. She will not steer you wrong. She will not waist your money or use time unwisely. She will be honest, upfront and you will be satisfied. My custody case is still pending and I can tell you that if I had o go through this again I will call Lisa in a minute. Call her today. You won't be sorry.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2014
Would use her again
I hired Ms. Copland for my visitation and child support case. I always knew what was happening in my case and she made sure I knew what to expect. If I have to go back to court I'll use her again.
Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2014
Great Attorney
I have used this attorney many times and with great results each time. I always recommend her to my family and friends. She has helped me with family law and real estate issues.
Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2014
Most of the BAD REVIEWS are TRUE!!!
I saw the warning reviews about Lisa, but i didn't want to believe and I gave Lisa the benefit of the doubt. I am very disappointed at Lisa because she charged me for asking her about doing business with her. She acts as her own receptionist and charges you for that $275 an hour. I think three minutes of her time cost me about $83. She is still my lawyer. Maybe if she sees this review, she will find out who I am and things will get worse for me even though I am writing this in anonymous way. BUT, please be careful with this lady. I just don't want you to waste your money. You can use your money to give your children a good education. Pray for me. It is too late for me. I already gave her a lot of money. But maybe it's not too late for you!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)


  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Princeton University
  • A.B.
  • 1994


  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Illinois Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Illinois Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Illinois Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
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  • ISBA Newsletter
  • Practice alert: Illinois Supreme Court allows disgorgement of previously paid retainers fees in divorce cases now uncertain
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Lisa
Family Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Lisa is an excellent communicator as well as a cooperative professional. She is persistent, and she advocates for fair and timely results. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Lisa Copland is an outstanding family law attorney and Child Representative with whom I have worked in my capacities as both a law clerk and as an attorney during the past five years. Lisa has mentored and educated me regarding many nuanced, practical aspects of Illinois family law that are informed by her clearly successful career in domestic relations. Lisa is a dedicated, zealous advocate for her clients, and I give her my highest and most enthusiastic recommendation."
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is highly knowledgeable in areas of divorce, child custody and family law. Lisa has many years of experience and is a dedicated and enthusiastic attorney. I recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Lisa since law school. She is bright, professional and hard working. I frequently refer her matters and use her knowledge in my own practice."
Family Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lisa has a vigorous practice and is knowledgeable in the family law area. I recommend her highly to the individual seeking assistance in a legal matter."