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Anne M. Riegle Law Office
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  • 6 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Anne is one of the best lawyers to have. She does an excellent job and makes sure to keep you updated every step of the way.

Law Office of John M. Kovac
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  • 21 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Tyler K.
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Mr Kovac is an excellent Lawyer, that understand his profession and cares about his clients.

  • 21 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey S.
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I interviewed more attorneys than I care to remember when selecting someone to represent me during my divorce. Most attorneys told me what I wanted to hear, while Mr. Kramer provided a realistic and pragmatic overview of the process and what to expect. This carried through to the finish. While unpleasant personally, the guidance and realistic expectations provided by Mr. Kramer were instrumental in getting through this in a professional manner. I would definitely recommend him for your representation.

  • 21 years in business
Phillip C.
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Very personable and helpful which has helped relieve the stress of going through probate. Plus, James and his associates are very on top of their game when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of the legal process and the law itself, something I have learned not all lawyers share. Great team!

Simpson Law Group
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Donna E.
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Very professional, and caring. I'm totally confident in my Choice of Julie Simpson for my attorney.

Timandstani P.
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Hello everyone! My husband and I would like to share with you that few years ago we were involved in a mortgage fraud. This was done to a group of people who did not know where to turn for help and most attorneys we contacted could not help us. We felt very lucky and pleased when we found the firm of Joseph P McCaffery & Associates. He understood all of our concerns and agreed to fight for us. This fight was long and not easy but he did not stop until he got all of us out of this fraud. My husband and I appreciate so much all of what Joseph P McCaffery has done for us and we could always count on him for legal advise for any matter. If you need an Attorney who will fight for you, don't look any further, Joseph P McCaffery is the best one.

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    We are the only lawyers in the Southwest Suburbs who bring this depth and breadth of experience to our work in business, litigation, real estate, bankruptcy, and divorce.


    We are a Kane and DuPage County probate and guardianship law firm. Currently, we serve ten counties in the Chicagoland area, including Kane, DuPage, Kendall, Will, Cook and Lake.


    At Personal Injury Lawyer Naperville IL Reviews and Ratings, we have experience in handling a wide range of personal injury cases, including cases involving car, truck and motorcycle accidents in Illinois.


    We are Illinois' criminal and civil lawyers. The criminal and civil attorneys at Appelman & Associates dedicate themselves to providing personalized representation to each and every client. We understand that every case is different. Our lawyers take the time to understand each client's situation and tailor their defense strategy to each unique situation. Most importantly, we care about our clients, and we will aggressively pursue your goals.


    The Illinois family law firm of Weiler & Lengle PC is located in Kane County. Our St. Charles family law attorneys serve clients throughout the entire Fox Valley and all of Kane County, including these and other communities such as: Aurora, Batavia, Elburn, Elgin, Geneva, North Aurora, St. Charles, and South Elgin.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What does an immigration attorney do?

    Immigration lawyers help their clients through all phases of the immigration process. Experts on immigration law, they are legally qualified to represent U.S. citizens, permanent residents or undocumented immigrants. Immigration lawyers also provide assistance to visitors here on student, work or travel visas, and can represent clients who may have an expired visa or who have overstayed their visa.

    You can hire an immigration lawyer to assist you with petitioning for renewing a permanent resident or green card, navigating the naturalization process, submitting an employee-based petition for a work visa, filing a petition for a family member, or representing you or a loved one who is facing detention or deportation, as well as replacing, extending or changing a current visa, green card or work permit. The immigration process is highly complex, with multiple hearings, paperwork and requirements. Hiring a legal expert to represent you can help you make your best effort in the process. When researching immigration lawyers, it is very important to verify their qualifications and find a reputable attorney. Read reviews and verify that the immigration lawyer is licensed by your state before paying any fees.

    How do you find a good real estate lawyer?

    If buying or selling property feels overwhelming and the thought of finding a good real estate lawyer seems daunting, you’re in luck. There are some simple steps to follow for finding a trustworthy, affordable real estate lawyer to help with your property and legal needs.

    • Determine what kind of real estate lawyer you need. Many states require a real estate attorney to handle sale closing documents. For more complex matters such as a real estate deal gone awry or foreclosure, you’ll want to find an attorney who has successfully handled cases like yours.  
    • Look for online reviews of real estate lawyers in your area. Verify that they have proven experience closing or winning cases like yours and that they are in good standing with the state bar association.
    • Choose two or three lawyers to interview. Many offer a free consultation to learn about your case and provide information about rates. For standard real estate closing services, in-depth interviewing might not be necessary.
    • Ask about their rates and whether they charge by the hour or provide services for a flat fee. Ask whether a retainer is required, and what the total bill should be for a case like yours.
    • Ask for a write-up of the services that will be covered by the projected costs.
    • Make sure you like the real estate agent and they treat you with respect. Confirm whether they or another person will be working on your case and make sure you’re comfortable with all members of their team.
    • Pay the retainer and hire your lawyer.  

    What is a personal injury lawyer?

    A personal injury lawyer fights on your behalf if you’ve been injured physically, psychologically, economically or in reputation. This injury may be the result of neglect or malicious intent of another person, or it could be at the hands of a business, government or other entity. Personal injury lawyers specialize in tort law, which is the law of civil wrongs like car accidents, company wrongdoing, unlawful imprisonment and more.

    To become qualified to be a personal injury lawyer in the United States, a person must earn a bachelor’s degree, followed by a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from a law school. Most states then require the person to pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. Unlike many attorneys who require a retainer, personal injury lawyers often work on contingency fees. This means that in lieu of payment upfront, they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the settlement in case of a win.

    What does a real estate lawyer do?

    A real estate lawyer represents their client’s best interest in all matters related to the sale, purchase and ownership of real estate. They are experts in real estate law. In states that require a real estate lawyer to close home sales, the lawyer must review and finalize all documents before the deal can be legally completed. Real estate lawyers also help clients legally protect their rights when entering, exiting or renegotiating a real estate deal. You can hire a real estate lawyer as an individual or as a business. A real estate lawyer can help with negotiation, addressing mortgage fraud, managing foreclosures and bankruptcy, transfers of titles and deeds, property ownership disputes, zoning issues, creating a co-ownership contract for joint purchase of a property, and much more. Real estate lawyers can also protect you from issues that result when a known problem was not properly disclosed by the previous owner. Overall, real estate lawyers are an added cost when it comes to buying and selling property, but they also ensure your best interests are met, and that you and the people you are doing business with comply with the law.

    What kind of lawyer does wills?

    No one likes talking about death, but it’s better than leaving your children or siblings to sort out your estate. A clearly planned will can make the time of mourning easier for everyone. An estate attorney will develop a legal will, create trusts on your behalf, and ensure the proper execution of your estate after you pass away.  

    Family attorneys and estate attorneys, also called probate and wills attorneys, can each prepare wills. The type of lawyer best suited to prepare your will depends on your situation. Most family attorneys provide services to prepare basic wills, including bequeathing property and personal items to family or naming a guardian for minor children. However, estate attorneys specialize in preparing wills in more complex situations. Consider hiring an estate attorney if you:

    • Have a large number of assets, especially those subject to estate taxes
    • Want to create a trust, such as allowing a spouse to live in your home until he or she dies and then leaving it to your children, or set up long-term care for a beneficiary
    • Have an ownership stake in a business
    • Expect someone to contest your will
    • Want to disinherit your spouse
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