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5.0 stars 52 totalReview Tiffany Hughes
Posted by Jena
Tiffany & her associates provided me with great service! They were attentive, very timely in their responses, and walked me through every step of the process. The Law Office of Tiffany Hughes advocated for myself and my child, and worked hard to make sure I walked away with an agreement I was satisfied with!
Posted by anonymous
Like many, I read the Avvo reviews and was wowed by the 5 stars, convinced this was the attorney for me. I hired her for my divorce. She presented herself as different from other attorneys out there, seemingly passionate about one's cause and doing for the children. Ms. Hughes lives and breathes her work and as one reviewer said is "a pitbull in stilettos" (she does have nice shoes). Ian, her associate, is truly impeccable with his attention to detail.
However, it is time to unearth more. Ms Hughes' wowed clients, briefly including me, may have missed the fact that the 9% interest that she chooses to apply to any outstanding balance, per her contract terms, is not only unorthodox practice ANYWHERE, even amongst top-tier attorneys in Illinois, 9% is NOT the statutory interest rate in Illinois! Add that to her practice of issuing invoices as many times as she deems necessary in any given time period, outside the frequency in her contract, and bar none, she fleeces her clients financially dry faster than any attorney I have known to-date including ex-US. For those who may not have that 9% interest in your contract, you may have me to thank for that. No one should keep paying more for completed work.
Ms. Hughes was passionate if given carte blanche; money flowing freely is the order of the day to get her to work for you. There are no payment plans with her if you are in a financial bind. She wants a credit card on file so she can charge you whenever she starts to get uncomfortable with your balance. You barely have time to review the invoice once shared before the funds disappear from your account. If a pre-payment amount she names, whenever she names it, preceding a court session is not delivered, she may not show up in court or ask the judge to push your hearing date further down the court calendar to cater to another client who just paid her. Her invoices come so often that you lose track of why the bills are so high and as overwhelming as divorce cases are, it is hard to look closely at her bills and see how the 9% interest rate is applied or identify multiple copies of and charges for the same service items. I did.
Long story short, when I saw the light, questioned her contract terms (a tad too late), inconsistent billing practices and I was no longer willing to just give funds at her beck and call, she walked. Contrary to her own contract terms, she held my file hostage to the point of brazenly disobeying a court order that required her to release my file to allow me to go trial. As such, I could not go to trial on my case; it was dismissed. Her actions cost me a multi-year divorce effort with 6-digit monetary investment, notwithstanding the emotional turmoil that goes along with it for the children and all other parties involved.
As if that was not enough, she decides to pursue me in court for what she thinks is still owed her and names a figure amount that is not congruent with any invoice she shared. Her attempt through divorce court was summarily shut down.
I do not think my experience is unique though I am probably one of the few to have questioned her practices. Of the ~ 100 cases she has presumably had over her 10-year tenure, per her Avvo profile, less than half have given her rave reviews. Avvo is great but it does not tell the whole story about any attorney. My advice: thoroughly review her contract (or any attorneys for that matter), trust your gut and do NOT sign if something seems off or makes no sense. Question it, review your bills and if the answers are not forthright, walk. Of course if you are willing to do whatever it takes to make her "happy" including giving her carte blanche, she could work for you. But if you only want to pay what you should AND get divorced at last, fearlessly walk away; you may just spare yourself an unfortunate experience with a "pitbull in stilettos".
Posted by Bryant
I was dealing with a very difficult custody battle against my ex girlfriend and Tiffany Hughes swooped in and saved the day! I now call her Super Woman. Her firm worked extremely hard to get me 50/50 custody of my children so now my current wife and I can start being a family again. Ian Conner is the greatest! He fought for us like a Pitbull and Nadia Shamsi was right on time as well. The Law Offices of Tiffany Hughes did an excellent job, my Wife and I highly recommend them. Thanks again, Tiffany,Ian, Nadia and everyone else.
Posted by Conrad
I had an issue regarding a business partner that I needed to get resolved swiftly and painlessly. I spoke with Tiffany and I knew right away that she would be able to get the job done for me. From the start, Tiffany was open and honest and let me know exactly what my options were and what the best course of action was for me to take. She made the entire process smooth and uncomplicated. Her actions, and the actions of her team, were quick and they were able to get my issue resolved faster than I could have imagined. I was finally able to get my company back!
Tiffany went above and beyond and worked around the clock to get my issue resolved and for that I am forever grateful. She will always have your back and will look out for your best interest. If you want to see results, you better hire Tiffany and her team!
Posted by Christopher
Tiffany Hughes and her associate Ian Conner are incredibly hard working professional and most importantly kind attorneys who will work for you to your great satisfaction. They go above and beyond other law offices in providing great detail to explain all legal ramifications of your case. I can't recommend them highly enough.
Posted by Jason
After interviewing several lawyers, I knew that Tiffany was the right one 5 minutes into the conversation. Tiffany is client-focused and works tirelessly on her clients behalf. She always kept me informed and gave me all of my options and outcomes. She took the time to explain every step of the process. In court, she is a pit-bull in stilettos. She takes command of the floor and leads the case, fighting every step of the way.
Tiffany is very compassionate towards the family aspect of divorce. She made sure that before anything, the relationship with my child was secure and helped get me to a schedule where I am an equal part of my child's life. She recognized that my ex was going to use my child and got in front of it.
Tiffany could easily charge way more than she does, but when this woman tells you that she does this for the benefit of parents and families, she means it. Her strength and conviction to fight for her clients is unparalleled.
Posted by Rea Johnson
I hired this lawyer to represent me in a custody case on 4/19/2016. Once the fees started racking up to $3000 per month for very little work, I proceeded to find another attorney since she was way out of my budget. Even after providing direct instructions to stop all work, she still continued to rack up fees and charged my credit card without consent. I disputed the last transaction with my credit card company and the lawyer sent a forged document with my signature to the credit card company so that they could keep the money. They basically took the credit card agreement that I signed on 4/19/2016, then they whited out that original date and put in a new date, then wrote the disputed amount on the document. The credit card company indicated that they had to side with the lawyer since the forged credit card agreement had my signature. I learned a costly lesson to never put my credit card on file for ANY business. Highly disappointed client.
Posted by Zach
I could tell right from the beginning Tiffany is personally invested into every case she takes on. From the very beginning I can tell she had my best interest at heart. She was always upfront, honest, there was never any confusion. She set my expectations and exceeded them. My case was a complicated custody case and could have been long and drawn out. Instead, she knew exactly how to handle the situation knowing my rights and utilizing her vast knowledge and experience to capitalize on opportunities. I know have exactly what I wanted and that's custody of my beautiful daughter. Thank you Tiffany!
Posted by anonymous
I hired Tiffany to review papers for my divorce. My case was simple as both parties were agreeing on child custody and financial arrangement. Upon inquiry about my case I found some inconsistencies that turned out to be false claims by Tiffany. I did not agree to replenish my retainer, and fired Tiffany. While I was not interested in any further representation, I still was charged without my knowledge because of credit card agreement. I received very little and poor representation for very high charges. It was very disappointing experience.
Posted by iturrado0420
After my ex failed to return my daughters back from an out of state summer visitation in Arizona. I was in desperate need of an experienced attorney. After consulting with multiple attorneys all they managed to do was confuse me and continue to tell me how low my odds were of getting them back in Illinois. The best decision I ever made was hiring Tiffany, from beginning to end she was confident and effective. She was always well prepared , on time and understanding. Tiffany was able to get my daughters returned to me in no time and in the end she got me primary custody of my daughters. Something that I never thought was possible for a father in the state of Illinois. I highly recommend Tiffany to anybody looking for an amazing attorney who is committed to getting you the best results possible.