4.5 stars 27 totalReview Janice Berman
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I can't find enough words to thank Janice. She is a knowledgeable, experienced and an excellent lawyer. I came to her few days before the final hearing of my case through recommendation of a women's welfare group, she heard me patiently and advised me what max can be done in such a short time. And I'm so glad she took my case and fought for me in the best way one lawyer can. She guided me all through the process and I won the battle which I had almost lost. Being new in this country and going through an emotional turmoil Janice saved me from lot of hardships. I can never thank her enough. I would highly recommend her to everyone who is looking for an highly knowledgeable, experienced and a kind lawyer.
Thanks so much Janice, I'll be grateful to you always.
Posted by Jeanette
Janice Berman has worked with our family over the past 6 years to help in understanding our legal rights. She not only looks out for your best interest, but genuinely cares about you as a person/family. We would HIGHLY recommend Janice to everyone!
Posted by Cristina
Janice has been very helpful in helping me get a clear and fair parenting agreement. She is always well prepared. Her staff is professional and courteous. Her fees are fair and always provides a detailed invoice. I would definitely count on Janice for any future legal matters. I also wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone needing legal services.
Anonymous review posted on
During the time I had retained Ms. Berman I often experienced long delays in her response and last minute hurried decisions. Further, she gave advice that was not in alignment with the court order with respects to child support obligation and which could have resulted in a contempt of court decision. Ms. Berman did not provide a level of service consistent across her client base and fee structure. I would advise you watch out for these and other types of issues when retaining her services.
Posted by James
Ms. Berman taught me many things along the way. Some lessons were harder to follow than others. The day we met she told me not to listen to anything my spouse said. She had to repeat the to me on a number of occasions but ultimately was the best lesson.
The most impressive and amusing lessons were the ones that she taught to opposing counsel. She taught things to both attorneys that represented my ex-spouse.
Ms. Berman was knowledgeable of all the new and upcoming laws. She took appropriate steps to insure I was taking full advantage of all the changes.
Ms. Berman fought for me every step of the way. The safety of my children was always at the forefront and she never wavered. She was an absolute 'pit bull' in court and never stopped fighting.
I will be recommending Ms. Berman to anyone I know that may need legal services.
Posted by James
I found Janice to be easy going, and very knowledgeable. She told me at our first meeting, what I could expect to happen in my divorce, and what was pie in the sky, that my ex was asking for. She was correct on everything that she told me. I also found her office staff to be very pleasant to work with. I have told my friends that if you ever need a good family lawyer, I have a good one to recommend.
Posted by David
Ms. Berman was helpful, knowledgable and patient with all the details in my case. I would recommend her services to any father going through a divorce.
Posted by Martina
I can't find enough words to describe what an amazing proffesional and person this woman is. Honest, understanding and gets things done. I was in a very bitter, long and ugly divorce involving custody and relocation out side illinois with my minor child. Janice was by my side at all time, never let me down or miss led me. Always took my calls, easy to get a hold of and keeps me informed on a daily bases. I was not just a case to her, she actually cares. Her knowledge and expertise grand me and my daughter victory in court although it was an uphill battle and we couldn't be happier. Her staff is equally helpful, knowledgable and absolutely outstanding, huge thank you to Shirley and Lori.
If you are involved in a divorce/custody proceedings, this is your attorney.
Posted by Lisa
Janice Berman is an excellent attorney. She is a gem!! She is dedicated, hard working, and loyal. She guided me through my bitter and messy divorce. She was referred by another attorney that was working on my case. I really regret for not meeting her at the beginning of my divorce. In general, people don't know the law and the emotional stress that goes with it. She was my rock to lean on. With her guidance and knowledge I was able to get my family business back from my ex husband. At the height of my divorce before my trial I was sadly to say I had to put my business on the market. With her guidance I am now the sole ownership of my family business.
She is also very dedicated to her work and works very hard. She did not leave any detail out. This is why I knew she was able to handle my case. She walk through all the details and my paperwork with me. She also found a state pension that my ex husband did not present. I never knew I was entitled to it. She made sure I was under my ex-husband's medical insurance since I have a chronic illness.
She gave me options for me to choose and I never felt any pressure. She was more like a friend and someone I can trust. Someone I've known for a very long time but very knowledgable and very smart. She was always on top of everything. She returned all my calls promptly and kept me updated throughout the process with emails.
I have referred Janice to several of my friends and family. It is hard enough to go through a divorce but what is worse for me is the ignorance of what I can do. I felt lost and vulnerable. I had no leverage over my case with my previous attorney. However, when Janice took over my case I saw a big difference. She took a stand and fought for me.
Soon I felt the opposing attorney lost her focus and her leverage over the case. Janice and I made several attempts to settle the case but my greedy ex-husband demanded more money and turned down our offers.. So Janice came up with the idea to put my business on the market. With that option my ex-husband immediately requested mediation without his attorney's advice. He called me directly without his attorney and arranged a meeting. He wanted to settle the case before the trial. At that point the trial was in two weeks. Maybe it was his attorney's lack of experience. But I really have to give Janice the credit it was really her idea. We settled and my ex-husband ended up with way less than he orginally requested. We dissolved the marriage and the trial was not presented before the judge.
Janice did her best to motion the opposing attorney to speed up the process. This is the part I love about her. She never gave me the impression she wanted to prolong my case to make extra money. She was always fair and informative with her decisions on my case. She didn't waste my time.
I consider Janice one of the best and I am very lucky to have found her. In the future, I will always refer Janice to anyone who will need an attorney. But most importantly she helped me secure my business and my future. She made all this happen for me and I am truly grateful. Best of all I found a friend who can give me legal advice with no hidden agenda. Plus, she has great staff and Shirley you are the best!!!!
Posted by Jackie
As a woman who had to go through a divorce after 25 years I did what everyone told me to do, i cunsulted several attorneys to help me through one of the most unexpected and difficult times of my life. What I discovered during this process was just how intimidating this can be. I met with 6 different attorneys in making my choice and was amazed how many wanted to turn an ugly situation even uglier! Then I met Janet Berman, referred to my by both my social worker and a friend! Wow, this was the first attorney to not only talk to me in a straight forward honest way, but mostly she wasn't out to leave myself or my ex broke!!! I can be a pretty emotional person and add an unwanted divorce to that and it's not always easy to handle. This was one of the things Janice was really good with, reminding me that EVERY divorce is different and she was working FOR me and not to worry. Now a year and a half later, my life is exactly as Janice told me it would be the first time I met her, not much differnt than before, only a whole lot better!!! I then immediately hired her to do a trust for me to protect my children's furures. Janice Berman was a gift in my life at one of the hardest times ever and I would recommend her, and have to everyone I know. Oh, and her office staff is the best ever!!!! They were just as wonderful as Janice herself!!!