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Nicole L. Beran

Divorce and separation Attorney at Rockford, IL

2.1   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 24 years
    Wisconsin - WI 24 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active And Authorized To Practice Law, With Disciplinary Probation Conditions Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2023
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Disciplinary Suspension

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023. See details

About Nicole

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Nicole Beran is an associate at Laura A. Epstein & Associates, LLC, having joined the law firm in February 2012.  Prior to that, Ms. Beran was associated with the Crosby Law Firm where she also concentrated her practice in all areas of Family Law.  Ms. Beran is also licensed to practice in the State of Wisconsin and was an associate at Hudec Law Offices, S.C. from 1999 - 2003. 

Ms. Beran is a native of Boone County where she lives with her husband and two children.  She is active in PTO and 4-H and enjoys spending time with her family in her free time. 

Location

Laura A Epstein & Associates LLC
6072 Brynwood Dr
Rockford, IL, 61114-5829

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Reviews

2.1 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
Posted by Tammy | November 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I needed to get custody of my grandkids asap to get them out of a bad situation. My grandson was homeless and his sister was just in a horrible home situation. Nicole Beran explained what would happen and it definitely did. She fought for custody and stood her ground. She told me many times to ignore the threats from my son n law and his Atty, we were gon a get my grandkids and she was right. Nicole was always direct and to the point. She didn't let court drag out or get messy. It was done and over with in a good time manner.
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Posted by Kristina swinbank | June 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Hire to win
i wanted to find the best possible laywer for me and my son , i had heard threw alot of people that nicole was excellent . i had a con artist of a ex husband that ALWAYS. got his way and threatned to take my son from me every chance he had . nicole didnt let that happen! She took him to trial for my order of protection and we won! She is sweet and nice but she is aggressive when you least expect it and when it is needed! Thats what i wanted someone aggresive but she knows the law inside and out, everything she has told me has been true. Shes everything you need in. Laywer! Hire her to win!! Were still going to court for divorce i will give a update and review . she told me to trust her witch is hard for me to do in the begining but i did and she was right about everything andwe won! she knows what shes doing you just have to trust her. She has your best intrest at heart!
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Posted by anonymous | July 4, 2015
Unresponsive
My experience with this attorney and her office was unacceptable. She does not return calls, does not complete work in a timely manner, and is not honest about reasons for delays or status of your case when you finally do speak to her. I would not recommend her or anyone in her office.
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Cindy N.
DO NOT USE HER!! She is a thief. Takes your money and does not follow through with your required service. Never returns calls or is always out of the office when you try to get ahold of her. Stole my money in 2018 and has never submitted my case to the courts. ABSOLUTELY USELESS!!!
Posted by Nicole you are fired! | April 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Useless!!!
Nicole and the Epstein office were nothing but disappointing. The biggest waste of time and money and in the end, I had to find a new attorney. Nicole would take weeks to months to return emails and calls. I was never informed of upcoming court dates or what happened at each court date that she attended. I was completely clueless about my case. The few occasions I did get in contact with Nicole, she used excuses such as “sorry for the delay in communication, I am extremely busy” or “ I am really working hard on a game plan for your case and will contact you soon”. Nicole has completely failed in serving as an attorney and should have her license in the state of Illinois banned. I have read several reviews now and all seem to be similar to my god awful experience. For the sake of avoiding crippling depression, do not hire this law firm to represent you in any legal matter.
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Terrible Attorney
My experience with this attorney was so deppressing. she never gave me advise. No return calls, no mail or email and you are the one to call them to update your case everytime. I worked really hard to pay this attorney and she did not really do her job. I really dissapointed to hire her. Im not recomend this attorney at all.
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Posted by Marcie | September 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrible, costly experience
She does not respond in a timely manner, and sometimes there was no response. She handled a child support case, a situation where I had moved to another area when my son was 17. I owed the child support, by law, so that part, I do not dispute. My ex-husband did not talk with me, so we could not work out an agreement, which is why this was in the court system to begin with. Ms. Beran, however, despite me emailing her multiple times over one year failed to address the stop payment on this order. This error cost me over $4000.00. So, for four months past the time of my obligated commitment, my ex-husband continued to receive money garnished from my wages. Ms. Beran never put a stop date on the court order. I mentioned this in numerous emails to her, for a year prior to the expiration of my obligation. The judge ruled that since she failed to notify opposing counsel on the stop date, my ex-husband was able to keep the extra payments.
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrible Attorney
Attorney never returns phone calls or emails. According to other Attorneys that I have spoken with my case was a sure win with custody, child support and visitation and I lost anyway. Steer clear!!!
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023.

Probation issued in IL, 2023
updated on 07/19/2023

Probation means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Court monitors the lawyer's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Partially Stayed Suspension issued in IL, 2023
updated on 07/19/2023

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • A Law Office of Crosby & Associates, P.C.
  • 2003 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Hudece Law Offices, S.C.
  • 1999 - 2003

Education

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Purdue University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2016 - Present
  • Winnebago County Women's Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • Winnebago County Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • Winnebago County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 1999 - Present
  • Walworth County Bar Association
  • 1999 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Rockford Divorce and separation Lawyer Nicole L. Beran
Nicole L. Beran
Divorce and separation Attorney
Rockford, IL
Licensed for 24 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023. See details