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|MO||Good Standing, Active||2011||03/19/2017|
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1978||05/16/2017|
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|Listed||Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America||N/A|
|Listed||Who's Who in the World||N/A|
|Listed||Who's Who In American Law||N/A|
|Partner||Coffee Ward & Bower, LLP||2014 - Present|
|Team Leader||Cordell & Cordell||2005 - 2014|
|Attorney||Rau & Rau Attorneys at Law||1997 - 2005|
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|Illinois State Bar Association, Education Law Section||Former Chair||N/A|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Monroe County Bar Association||Past President||N/A|
|University of Illinois College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1978|
|Southern Illinois University, Carbondale||Communications||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1975|
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Coffee did an excellent job representing me in my divorce from my husband of 30 years. Coffee is not chummy, will not give you the "warm fuzzies," but he knows his stuff. He was quick to respond to email inquiries, and I never had trouble scheduling a face-to-face meeting. Coffee was straightforward in the delivery of his experience-based opinions of the world of divorce court, even if those opinions were not necessarily what I wanted to hear. He could have been gentler, less condescending at times, but, in the end, I appreciated his no-nonsense attitude and approach. I came out of the divorce with what I wanted and needed, without bankrupting my ex-husband or treating him unfairly. Coffee was willing to push for more money, for better terms; I could not continue, however, with the emotionally and mentally exhausting confrontation and conflict with the ex. The court hearing was expedited and went smoothly, and Coffee has followed up with me on several occasions to make sure that everything was in order with the divorce terms. He's been an ally, always working in my best interest.
Posted by Steve
Finding a good attorney can be difficult, finding a great attorney is even harder. Richard is the latter. I was wallowing for about two years through a painful and bitter divorce. My ex-wife's legal representation was hostile, bullying, and I was getting nowhere. In stepped Richard and my case did a complete 180. He had a calm demeanor yet exuded confidence. I was always informed of what was occurring and what to expect. My divorce was finalized in months. His ability to assess the situation and legal knowledge made dealing with opposing counsel far easier than it had been. I respect Richard and am very thankful for the work he did in concluding my divorce.
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