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Ritalerae Haley-Austin’s reviews

     4.0 stars 5 total

Review Ritalerae Haley-Austin
  • 5 stars all the way

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Hiromi Tatsuta

    Rita is extremely warm person and really cares. Hard working, gets to the point, and gets it done quickly. She firmly stand up against an unfair situation and use her 100% of her time and knowledge to protect her clients! Highly recommended.

  • Bankruptcy

    4.0 stars

    Posted by Niki

    Haley represented me in a bankruptcy matter and an administrative hearing and was excellent. She is thorough and patient and takes the time to walk through everything with you.
    I liked that she gave me options and told me what would happen with each one before giving me her recommendation. Haley was very knowledgeable about my cases and where she didn't know she looked into it and got back to me. I find her to be very professional in the way she does things and deals with her clients.
    I have worked with her for a couple of years and now and she is my go to person for all things legal. Next she is working with me to start my own business. I highly recommend her if you're looking for an honest, reasonable attorney.


  • Awesom lawyer

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Don

    Ms. Austin is an awesome lawyer. She has handled cases for me and most of my friends and I refer her to everyone I know. She has done criminal and traffic cases for us and music and performance contracts and helped us with copyright things. She gives great advice and you can see she actually cares about her client, not just wanting your money. Ms. Austin knows a lot about the law and tells things to you in a way you can understand and help you make the best decision about your situation. She's nicer than many lawyers in the area and does not talk down to you like some lawyers do.


    1.0 star

    Posted by Jeffrey

    She has terrible follow-up and lack of communication. I spoke to another organization where I met Attorney Haley and was told by the Chairperson that she never followed up with the business that she was doing for his organization and the clients that he referred to her had the same complaint.

    She took my Illegal Eviction Case pro-bono because it was already in the Federal Courts system and I was in the beginning stages of negotiation talk with the other side pro-Se. I figured it was in my best interest to have an attorney representing me in this matter and she agreed to come in as the attorney and continue the negotiate talk.

    There was a second case in Federal that I shouldn't have file because it was ruled on in the State Courts that I eventually won. She had me to dismiss that case without prejudice which was good but she then drugged that case into my illegal eviction case which clouded the case with Rooker - Feldman doctrine and her challenge became more of overcoming that for a personal gain then the best interest of me which was strengthen my illegal eviction case for better negotiation talks.

    Throughout the case there was no communication, I could never meet with her and she didn't keep me informed on when court date were cancelled and I would show up and the clerks would tell me that your attorney should have told you.

    The judge's order was; the court raises this matter sua sponte on the issue of federal subject-matter jurisdiction.

    In order to establish diversity jurisdiction, a plaintiff must show (1) there is a complete diversity between the plaintiff and defendants (2) and the amount in controversy exceeds $75,000, exclusive of interests and costs.

    With respect to the first requirement, plaintiff has failed to adequately establish complete diversity of the parties.

    Plaintiff also failed to plead the state of incorporation of two defendants.

    Further flaws in the diversity of citizenship of another defendant must be resolved. This defendant should had never had been brought into the case by Attorney Haley.

    Plaintiff is directed to remove the vagueness of his amount in controversy allegation by explicitly pleading that the amount in controversy exceeds $75,000, exclusive of interest and costs.

    For the reasons stated herein, the Courts grants defendants motion to dismiss (56) for lack of subject matter jurisdiction without prejudice, The courts allows Plaintiff to file a second amended complaint within 21 days of the entry of this order, curing the jurisdictional flaws discussed above. If no such amended complaint is filed the dismissal shall be with prejudice. Dated July 19, 2014.

    Attorney Haley sent me an email on July 19, 2014 of the Judge's order and said that her office would call me to schedule an appointment to see what direction that I wanted to go in with the case. After a couple of days, I began to email and called her but she never responded until around 25 days later and the deadline was over to file the amended complaint. Her excuse was that she had been traveling back and forth to her out of town offices and I was then asked " You didn't receive my email that I sent you a couple weeks ago" No because it was never sent out and then she pulled out of the case.

    I was illegally evicted from my house which I still had legal rights to until the Cook County Sheriff orders per the Honorable Judge orders. All my personal property in my house was stolen and destroyed into a dumpster in front of the house and real estate signs were put in the yard and window on a Saturday morning. I have photos and police reports.

    Why did I need an attorney ?

  • Trusted Attorney Ritalerae Haley-Austin

    4.0 stars

    Posted by Terrell

    Ritalerae is an outstanding attorney. She is very knowledgeable about law and will go the extra mile to ensure you are treated fairly. She represented me in multiple litigations and each time, Ritalerae was oustanding. She has a passion for law and I will recommend her to anyone who is in need of a fantastic attorney.

    Ritalerae Haley-Austin’s response: “Your comments are appreciated and so is your business. I am pleased to have you as a long time client of my firm! As always, my motto is a legal matter is a partnership between lawyer and client in reaching the best possible resolution. Thanks for being a great client....”