"I found a review on this website for another attorney in this firm, but when I called found that David covered the downtown Chicago area. I thought I was looking for someone with more experience, but found that he not only had trial experience in my particular area, pension division, but was also excellent in every way. His written court documents are clear and well thought out, presented so well that a friend of mine who is a lawyer commented on them. He is also easy to reach, returns calls, and goes out of his way to make sure to find a time to talk. In spite of this, he is very concise which keeps the time billed more reasonable. He is well-spoken, professional in every way, and I have felt confident not only in his written work, but in having him represent me in court while I am living in another state. " — R.B.
"Thank you to Hilary Sefton and the rest of the staff for all of your help on my case. Everyone was so helpful and always willing to answer my questions and explain the steps necessary to move forward. I will certainly recommend your firm to anyone that needs help in a family law situation." — N.G.
"I live out of state and needed an attorney to assist with a post-decree matter. David Zwaska immediately responded to my call, addressed the issue, discussed a course of action, and detailed the steps required to solve my problem. David did an excellent job resolving this frustrating and stressful situation. Upon resolution of the matter, David immediately contacted me to explain the outcome and resolution. Since I live so far away, I already felt out of control, and it is David's responsiveness that I most appreciate. He responded to my emails and text messages within hours, if not minutes. Although, we have never met in person, I believe that David Zwaska genuinely sees me as a person rather than just another client." — P.R.
"I want to thank you, Hilary, for facing up to the challenges thrown at you by my case. I feel like I have my life back. Your empathy was very much appreciated. Doreen, thank you for your efficiency and kindness in performing your duties as a legal assistant. It is good to know that there are good and caring people out there who show up when you least expect it in a time of need." — S.D.
"Katie worked hard on my divorce case. She helped me overcome some difficult obstacles and guided me in the right direction when quick decisions had to be made. Katie always provided me with different options when making decisions, pushing me when I needed a push, and being patient when I needed further time to evaluate our next step. Katie was great at explaining the process and helping in establishing a parenting agreement that was in the best interest of my kids. Katie helped me in so many ways become more confident in pursuing this divorce. A divorce is such an emotional time and Katie had the empathy when needed but was able to keep my best interests in mind. I cannot recommend a better lawyer for this very emotional, sad and disruptive situation in a person's life. Please know you are in good hands with Katie, she will do what is right for you! Her blend of professionalism and empathy goes a long way in these types of situations and she is a fantastic lawyer."
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, and your law firm, for their outstanding counsel in representation of my daughter in a matter regarding the guardianship of my daughter's minor child.
In particular, I would like to express my thanks to Hilary Sefton, for her outstanding professionalism and knowledge of family law matters, issues, and strategies. And it would be very remiss of me if I did not thank Jennifer Byrne, for the unparalleled representation she provided my daughter in court. Her assertiveness, knowledge, and demeanor during the court hearing, which ended in a favorable outcome for my daughter, was deeply appreciated by my daughter, myself, and family.
Once again, I would thank you, Hilary, and Jennifer for the outstanding services provided to my daughter." — S.R.
"I wanted to take a moment again to thank you SO much for today. I cannot put into words how much it means to me to be able to spend time with my baby girl again. I'm sure you guys do this kind of stuff all the time but it means so much to the good, honest, hardworking parents that just want to spend time with their children and be a positive role model in their lives. I don't know how often you get these thank you letters or emails but I certainly was not going to miss out on sending it. I have enormous respect for your professionalism and your knowledge and the way that you handled this issue and the quick turnaround that we were able to see on this. I am looking forward to working with you and your team on the remaining items. Danya — You have an incredible staff, each and every one of them that I have worked with so far has been nothing short of spectacular. Eternally grateful." — M.C.
"I know that Danya is not a fan of the term "Winning and Losing" when discussed in divorce, however I do want to say that I feel I felt I had the best opportunity to Win each day with you by my side." — C.M.
"Thank you so much for your compassion and understanding when I needed it the most!" — B.D.
"I wanted to let you know that you are taking a very difficult situation and making it easier for my husband and me. I know you are trained in collaborative law, but I think it also takes a special personal skill to do what you do (I know I couldn't do it!)... It really makes a difference." — N.B.
"I just wanted to thank you for all your help during this difficult time, you have been awesome. I really appreciate all your office and yourself have done for me. Everything went as planned today and I am now divorced." — C.L.
"Thank you for all of your hard work. I really appreciate everything you did." — M.B.
"Thanks for all your help!" — L.L.
"We would also like to express our deepest thanks and gratitude for your continued help during this difficult time of financial difficulties. Your company is certainly a stand out ethics, compassion and community service. If we have further business in the area, we will not hesitate on employing your services or in recommending them." — TM and LM
"I cannot verbally express how grateful I am for everything you did for me. At times, I may have come across as a bit frustrated or angry and for that, I apologize. In the end, I came to understand that I was able to accomplish what I wanted only with your help. I also understood that your help was reaching far beyond the legal service and for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart. My children are too young to know now but in time, they too will be just as grateful. I wish to thank you on their behalf as well. I will recommend your office to everyone. It was everybody in it that I came to truly love, respect and appreciate. If there is anything I can do for you, please don't hesitate one minute." — S.R.
"On a separate note, I just want to thank you again for all your hard work. From a litigation mindset, it can be so easy to see these things as a bunch of battles to be won. It is easy enough to imagine that we could have gotten into huge fights for a different percentage of assets and different valuations, etc. But you did a wonderful job of keeping the whole process — and therefore also the fees — under control. I think I am in a pretty good position to say that is a skill especially rare and especially valuable in our profession. I appreciate it!" — K.J.
"Everybody in your office has been very dedicated and hardworking with the compassion for people that I believe most lawyers and law firms lose. I can't say enough about all of you. If there is ever a need for a reference or anything else that I can do for you, don't hesitate to call!" — M.O.
"Thank you for helping me through this process. Your professionalism and calm demeanor helped make dealing with the pain of a divorce a little easier." — H.D.
"I just wanted to thank you all for a job well done. When I was first served with the divorce papers I found myself in uncharted waters. Leah was very good in guiding me through the whole process, and professionally addressing all issues that, from time to time, would arise. On a scale 1 to 10, she gets a 10. I would certainly recommend your firm to anyone who may need your services." — C.A.
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