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Jennifer Marie Behme

Family Attorney at Belleville, IL

4.1   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2008
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Jennifer Marie Behme
521 W. Main Street, Ste. 100
Belleville, IL

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4.1 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2021
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Divorce
I was represented by Jennifer Behme in a nasty divorce proceeding in St. Clair County Circuit Court. Ms. Behme is definitely the attorney you want on your side. I hired her because she had more than a decade of handling family law cases. She was well-versed in the law. She was well- prepared in Court. She returned my phone calls and responded to my emails, which were many. She seemed to have a good relationship with the judge and opposing counsel seemed to be intimidated by her. She did a great job.
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Posted by Debbie | August 13, 2021
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Real estate
Jennifer expeditiously prepared real estate documents in regard to my transaction. She was very knowledgeable and explained all issues and potential issues to my satisfaction. She was friendly and professional. Would recommend her to anyone in need of a real estate lawyer.
Posted by Ali | January 24, 2019
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Child Custody
We hired Jennifer to represent a family member in a child custody case. She was very effective and helped us through a very sensitive situation.
Posted by Travis | January 22, 2019
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Child Custody
Jennifer handled a child custody case for us and did a fantastic job. She was very helpful in explaining the process and efficient with her time. I would highly recommend her and use her again if the opportunity arrises.
Posted by Roger | January 11, 2018
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There aren't enough superlatives to accurately describe how great Jennifer is!
Jennifer is an excellent divorce attorney. I came to her with a case that was almost 2 years old and she helped me move the case to final within two months. She was pivotal to keeping the case from going to court by reaching an agreement giving both parties what they wanted. Jennifer is concise, clear, and efficient. The person who referred her to me described her as a "bulldog" and she definitely is. She was exactly what I needed and well worth every penny spent. I highly recommend Jennifer Behme.
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Posted by Dave Gehlbach | August 8, 2017
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Divorce
Very proficient / accurate with appointments, drafting the documentation for review and signatures. Also, very competent at working with the Ex so she felt comfortable to sign off without having to hire opposing attorney. I felt this was very important to keep things simple and quick. Extremely satisfied with Jennifer throughout the entire process.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2017
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Great lawyer for real estate dispute
Had a real estate dispute with my neighbor regarding a fence line and Jennifer helped us resolve it successfully.
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2017
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Excellent attorney
Met with Jennifer about possible divorce and child custody matter. She was a wealth of information, down to earth and considerate of my feelings. Turned out that things were resolved. If I ever need to go forward on these matters I will definitely hire her. Very impressed.
Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2017
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Strong-Willed, will fight for you, will give you good advice, is honest and cannot say enough for her.
Strong-Willed, will fight for you, will give you good advice, is honest and cannot say enough for her.
Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2017
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Great Attorney
She is an attorney that will fight for you. She is great around the Courtroom and well respected by her peers. She used her best efforts to obtain great results for me.
Posted by Anna | January 29, 2017
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Hard working - great results
I hired Jennifer for a small civil case. I found her to be hard working, honest, and motivated to achieve positive results for me. I would recommend if anyone I know needs a good lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2014
Unsatisfied
I hired Jennifer in April, 2014, for a hearing in May, 2014. However, she went on maternity leave, and the case was passed to another attorney. Upon return, the case had fallen apart and the other attorney put in a motion to withdraw. She didn't object to the motion, but agreed. Because she was still my attorney until the motion was done, I clearly stated that I was requesting that a disposition of stay to be put in affect, to prevent my spouse from spending his pension money. She advised she couldn't because his pension money was his, and I had terminated my rights when we became legally separated, although that was not noted in legal separation order. I was requesting pension from the time "DURING THE MARRIAGE and wanted a "disposition of stay" for that portion. Since temporary alimony has run out and the case is still going on, I asked for another request for temporary alimony to be done. She stated that she couldn't, because she is withdrawing from the case, and it is not enough time. before the motion to withdraw hearing.My issue is unwillingto fully represent you. It will help by thoroughly understanding the needs of your client, and the laws that protect those needs.
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2022
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Don't waste your money
Jennifer is just a paper pusher. She will not fight for you, especially if you are male. This comes out if you disagree with her on anything. In my case, I lost extra money because she couldn't properly perform cutoffs on bank statements. When I questioned her, she quickly placed the blame on me. This is why you would be better off representing yourself as the high earner. She will just do whatever opposing counsel says unless you manage the case.
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2021
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Overpriced, Overhyped, Underdelivered, Untrustworthy, Conniving
To start off with at least one good thing about her, it’s obvious she has a lot of legal knowledge. However, now with all of the bad things, Jennifer Behme is an overhyped, overpriced, untrustworthy lawyer who uses those skills to maximize her own money profits and does nothing to make sure you get the proper defense in court or in a settlement. You could hire a lower priced lawyer who could have gotten better, if not similar results. There was one of many bad experiences where she knew a court order was approved for me to visit my kid, and my ex-wife’s lawyer was saying the order was approved so I could see my kid, but Behme waited a long time to finally tell me the court order was approved and could visit my son. Unfortunately, I listened to my ex-wife’s lawyer and got my kid anyways before Behme told me, so I could theoretically give good compliments to my ex-wife’s lawyer, (but won’t). Behme is also a master of not recommending anything, but sputtering a bunch of vague, nebulous legal facts that oftentimes takes her almost a week to type a letter memo that she charges hundreds of dollars to both mail and e-mail you. If you ask her to explain the memo, she’ll charge you more for explaining it. I also remember all the grammatical errors and typos in all those memos she charged so much for. She was also “amazing (insert sarcasm)” at not defending me in court, getting chummy with the judge and my ex-wife’s lawyer, watching me get walked over, but yet “amazing (no sarcasm)” in acting as my ex-wife’s second lawyer. As another disclaimer Belleville lawyers also appear to have a close-knit network to collectively maximize profits, so I would recommend looking outside of Belleville or the Metro East St Louis area if you plan to go to court with another lawyer in Belleville.
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2014
Stay Away!!!
I would steer clear of this attorney if you are needing competent legal assistance. Don't get me wrong, she'll do the work, but that's as far as it went in my particular case. Work was done but every time something needed to be finalized she would file a motion to withdraw her services based on false accusations leaving my family and myself in a frantic state of not knowing what she was doing and if we even had an attorney. Would never return my calls/emails to clarify. Not a situation you want to be in when fighting for custody.
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Blake Law Group, P.C.
  • 2008 - Present

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Associations

  • St. Clair County Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Family Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Co-worker
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Co-worker
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Co-worker
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Family Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Jenny for years. She is intelligent, enthusiastic, hard-working and exceeds the expectations of the clients."
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Jennifer Marie Behme
Family Attorney
Belleville, IL
Licensed for 16 years