5.0 stars 27 totalReview Marc Bangser
Posted by Lisa
Marc and Brad have worked as a team to address post-divorce issues for me for the past several years. They make a great team as they balance each other's strengths/weaknesses. Marc in particular recently won a huge petition for me--one that would have impacted me/my kids for the next several years--he went beyond the call of duty when preparing for and delivering his arguments. He took what was my issue to resolve and treated it with as much passion and preciseness as if it were his own. They have both helped me keep things in perspective as well-there are times during proceedings where one can loose focus-but they are willing to have those difficult conversations with their clients to ensure their clients expressed priorities remain at the forefront of focus. I recommend them for any one dealing with divorce/family law issues.
Posted by anonymous
I switched to Marc after I had a difficult time communicating with my first lawyer. At first I was nervous with switching since my previous lawyer was recommended by someone I trusted. Immediately, I felt that Marc listened to my concerns and addressed my issues and was very honest on his opinion of a situation. Communication with him and his staff was excellent with no follow up emails and phone calls to get a response (unlike my previous lawyer). Marc had to rewrite a document that was originally written by the first lawyer. There was no comparison in the quality and attention to detail between the two documents. His attention to detail and knowledge was applied to all aspects of my divorce. Had I switched to Marc sooner, I would have saved a lot of money, frustration, and time.
Posted by Paul
I contacted Marc when the services from the attorney I had retained for my divorce were inadequate and I needed help. Marc immediately developed a plan for the proceedings and kept me informed on a regular basis. All questions or comments were answered and explained within at least 20 minutes of my inquiry. Even on weekends and evenings! This was particularly significant in my case as I had moved from Illinois to another state. While I have never met Marc in person I feel like he wasn't simply my attorney through a difficult divorce, he was my friend and I will be forever grateful. Thanks, Marc.
Posted by Alison
I came to Marc for a second opinion on a matter my current lawyer and I were working on and from that moment I knew he would be my lawyer moving forward. I explained the situation to him and he told me point blank that I should not of filed the petition that I did at this time and that had this issue had been addressed in my original decree that I would not be in this situation.
Since the petition had been filed we had to move forward. Marc laid out the facts, options and especially the cost benefit analysis. Which was monumental for me as a single mom. Marc always had my best interest in mind. He fought for me, was patient and kept me focused when things got nasty. He was always prompt, efficient and at no point was any "I" not dotted or "T" not crossed. He has a great attention to detail and truly takes pride in all he does.
In the end Marc was able to get me more than I was looking for and was able to solidify things that had not been in my original decree.
If you are looking for a lawyer who is truly invested in his clients well being, who is truly working for you, an investigative lawyer who will work through the night to make sure your case is solid, a man who is beyond professional in all he does and is not only respectful of your situation but is empathetic and sympathetic as well, then Marc is the right lawyer for you!!!
Posted by Kelly
A year after my divorce was settled, my children and I wanted to move back to our home state to be around our entire family and have the opportunity to attend better public schools. I knew this would be an uphill battle with my ex-husband, which I wasn’t looking forward to. Marc was a true advocate for not only me but my children as well. He always looked out for my best interests and came up with a solution that was agreeable to both sides. Throughout the entire process, Marc always made sure I was doing okay emotionally and reassured me that we were doing what was right for my kids. He is extremely knowledgeable about the law and answered every single one of my questions in a timely manner. He is definitely committed to his clients, and I would recommend him to anyone who wants what is best for their children and themselves.
Posted by anonymous
I had hired Bennett & Bangser to represent me for a divorce that I wanted from my wife. I had met with Brad Bennett and had told him this divorce is not going to be easy. I described to him what a cunning, spiteful wife I have and she is not going to make it easy on me at all. I had moved out 8/22/15 filed for divorce 10/22/15. From the time I filed for divorce to 11/16/15 my wife was withholding me from seeing my children ages 3 & 4. Mr. Bennett filed an emergency petition for visitations and court was set on the 16th. The judge had told me if I wanted to see my kids I should do so. I left court with some reassurance knowing that I was not wrong in this matter. I went to my mother in laws where the kids were at as my wife was working. I was invited in by her and a heated discussion broke out pertaining to the divorce and tried leaving with the kids. She had tried stopping me from leaving by hurting my daughter in the process and I had grabbed her to remove her hand. Five days later my mother in law filed an emergency order of protection and pressed domestic battery charges against me. The emergency was denied right away but was set for a hearing on 12/15/15. I thought my life was in shabbles at this point, not knowing what to do or who to hire with a pending criminal charge. Brad had said his law partner Marc handles criminal defense and he said is really good. I had went with my gut feeling and couldn't of been happier of the outcome so far. I had met with Marc and Brad the week before December 15 at their Naperville location to discuss this OP hearing. I went to court on the 15th for the order of protection and my mother in law had tried to convince the judge why she needed it. Marc had questioned her in such a way she couldn't see straight let alone answer questions. Marc truly does have a way with words and knows how to say it. I feel when I see him speak or question someone on the other side it's like I'm watching a tv show such as "law & order." The judge had once again denied the order of protection but only after my mother in law stating she had a warrant for my arrest from the states attorney. After I was brought to jail, just coming from the hearing I thought my life was over. At this point, after seeing Marc in action for this OP, I knew I wanted him to represent me for the domestic battery trial. The trial was set for 4/12/16 and went for three days. Marc had once again prepped me for trial the week before at his office and had an uneasy feeling of the potential outcome of the trial. Brad and Marc did an excellent job selecting the jurors that heard the trial. The state had tried to paint this terrible picture of me in the jurors eyes but Marc had fired back depicting a totally different and true story. I know I was not guilty of this crime but definitely needed a great lawyer to prove it. I was found not guilty on both counts of domestic battery. Bennett and Bangser did just that. I put all my trust in this law firm and respect their advice. Words can not express what they have done so far.
Posted by Lara C.
I hired Marc to handle an issue my mom had with her former counsel, who entered a QDRO that didn't coincide with the requirements of my father's union. This prevented my mom from receiving much needed funds from my father's pension. With the former attorney, years had passed and nothing was accomplished. When we hired Marc and his team, this matter was closed in just a couple of months. During that time, he continued to keep us completely informed throughout the case, answered all of our questions and the case is now closed.
Posted by Tiffany
I retained Marc as my divorce attorney in mid July 2015 after already going through 2 other divorce attorneys! I was getting nowhere with the prior attorneys and my divorce was dragging on and on for almost a year and a half (it was a relatively simple divorce). We were getting close to my trial date and I felt my attorney at that time would not have my divorce resolved prior to the trial date and I would end up in court which I did not want to do! After giving it much thought, I decided to start looking for yet another attorney…ugh! I met with Marc one afternoon and he really set my mind at ease. He reviewed my case and assured me he could help resolve my divorce quickly without a doubt. He was always very professional and treated me like a real person and not just another case he was working on. He was always willing to answer any questions I had and explained things to me clearly and never confused me with all the legal stuff. Marc is wonderful about returning emails and phone calls. I don’t think I ever had to wait more than a few hours to hear back from him. He was always available when I needed him and always offered great advice! Marc and his team worked quickly on my case and got my divorce settled without having to go to trial and I couldn’t be happier!! If you’re looking for a great divorce attorney that will be there for you and treat you like you deserve to be treated, hire Marc Bangser….you won’t be disappointed!
Posted by Chris
Marc Bangser is the guy you want on your side. I consulted with several attorneys before making a decision on who to hire, and not only was Marc the fastest to respond, but he kept that responsiveness and was by far the most straightforward and thorough in his research of my case. Oh, and not only that, he charged a very reasonable fee and got the whole thing done in the exact time frame he anticipated. Talk about an amazing value!
Marc clearly laid out two scenarios of what could happen, and followed up after speaking with the state and knew exactly what to expect when we got to court, and he took care of business for me. Speaking of court, I couldn’t believe the respect that Marc gets from his peers. It seemed like all the other lawyers and everyone working for the state knows and likes him. Like I said, good guy to have on your side! Going to court is not a pleasant experience, but boy did Marc make it as smooth and pain-free as possible!
I hope to never need a criminal defense lawyer again, but if I do, Marc Bangser will be the only call I make and you should do the same. Worth noting, I found out speaking with him after court that Marc and his firm do all aspects of family law like divorce, child custody, child support as well as traffic cases. While I didn't work with him for any of those types of cases, I have no doubt he'd be the absolute right person to represent you if you need a lawyer for anything along those lines.
Posted by anonymous
Last month, I found myself in a bit of trouble. It was my first, only, and last time that I found myself on the wrong side of the law. I was scared to death, and didn't know what to do. I googled for hours trying to find someone who could help me. After reading the reviews on Marc, I decided to give him a call.
Marc was so patient and understanding with me while I was a mess. I was anxious to consult with him and since I was going out of town, we didn't have much time to meet in person. Marc agreed to a Skype consultation and walked me through every scenario and every castle I had built up in my mind.
Long story short, within 5 weeks of the day I first called Marc, my case was resolved with the best possible outcome. Throughout everything, Marc was always available, consistent, reassuring, and thorough. While I hope to never need his services again, I wouldn't imagine calling anyone else if I did.
Marc, I cannot thank you enough.