|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1990||05/16/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Moot Court Team winner||American Bar Association||1987|
|Of Counsel||Maduff & Maduff, LLC||2006 - 2010|
|Program Director||Community Economic Development Law Project||1992 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Employment Lawyers-Illinois||member, Commitee chair||2009 - 2012|
|IIT-Kent college of Law||Law||J.D.||1989|
Posted by Linda
Attorney DeBelle was very thorough in researching and carrying out my case, sought outside testimony, seemed knowledgeable about wage claims, communicated often with me, and achieved a successful outcome. Since it was a mid-size claim, I felt fortunate to find someone who would take the time to give my case serious consideration.
Posted by anonymous
Ms. Debelle was courteous: However, she could have provide more thorough options, she gave some advice but not enough for me to pay $200.00. My suggestion is to investigate first and then make your decision to utilize her services for consultation. You possibly can save your money.
Posted by BrianConnolly
I hired DeBelle. I gave her a $4,500 retainer for "as an initial matter, draft and file" a document. Approximately a month later she sent me, in her words, a "partial - very partial" draft... and then, withdrew as counsel. Bottom line: she misled me; dropped the ball; and kept my money.
I deeply regret having hired her.
Timothy Huizenga, Employment and labor Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I co-counseled a difficult case with Denise at the Merit Systems Protection Board in 2014. Denise was an excellent colleague. She did a great job of preparing our client for testifying and of assembling all the documentary evidence. Denise has a sharp legal mind and is a pleasant, gracious person. She is also a tough litigator.
Christina Hatzidakis, Employment and labor Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Denise has been a colleague of mine for almost five years. During that time, I have personally observed her dedication to her clients and her passion for getting them the results they deserve. Denise has the rare ability to see her clients as dynamic people with diverse needs, and she thoughtfully and resourcefully addresses those needs. She is known among lawyers as the â€œgo toâ€ lawyer for unemployment matters, and her track record confirms that she wins these cases time and time again. Denise is personally committed to civil rights issues, both personally and professionally, and that commitment shows through her work on her employment discrimination and overtime cases. Clients represented by Denise are sure to receive an uncommon mix of determination, compassion, and professionalism.