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The Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd.

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 19 South La Salle Street, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60603US

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5on Google, Feb 13, 2018
I met with this firm after my previous attorney did nothing but run up a bill and botch my case. The attorney I met with gave me a strategy and options. I was reluctant at first because I had heard it all before and my trust in lawyers was a little more than my trust in con men. I have to say after two court appearances I realized I made the right decision and my fears were put at ease. These lawyers really do know their stuff and turned what was an impossible case into a really successful outcome. I have my children with me more than I thought I would ever have. My support is reasonable and I am now getting on with my life. I referred a friend who is going through a similar situation here this week. I would never do that if I didn't think they could help him. I would recommend this firm to anyone. more »
5on BirdEye, Feb 09, 2018
I can't describe how much I appreciate the work Jeffery Leving did for my family! My brother was going through the difficult divorce process and ex-wife kept creating more and more problems for him. A family friend referred Jeffery Leving's firm to us and within a week we saw tremendous results from them and my brother finally got to see his children. Thank you, Mr. Leving for all the hard work! more »
5on BirdEye, Feb 07, 2018
Attorney Eric M. Hartig with the Jeffery M. Leving firm represented me on my child support case. The case was long but he worked diligently on my behalf. I was able to win my case with no court cost or fines. more »
5on Google, Feb 01, 2018
If you guy's have any problem, please call them first. They help me when my child custody case , when I was starting to loose faith in the court system. more »
5on Google, Jan 29, 2018
Great knowledgeable group of lawyers. I worked with Les Poole and Eric Hartig on my case. Highly recommend! more »
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5on BirdEye, Dec 29, 2017
I have known Attorney Michael Ochoa of the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd. for over 15 years. I have worked with Mr. Ochoa as co-counsel in a number of domestic relations cases throughout the state of Illinois. Mr. Ochoa’s preparation and attention to detail are legendary, as is his determination to put in the long hours that are needed to bring a case to a successful conclusion. Mr. Ochoa has an exemplary knowledge of the intricacies of the law and his ability to make those intricacies work on behalf of his clients is outstanding. I have never known Mr. Ochoa to back down or to tire, and as a result, he has earned a reputation as a fearless, winning advocate. His court victories are legendary. Mr. Ochoa's outstanding legal skills have led to his successful work on numerous high profile and complex cases throughout the United States of America. I highly recommend Mr. Ochoa to anyone facing a custody battle, or to anyone who is dealing with the financial issues attendant to a family court case. more »
5on BirdEye, Dec 29, 2017
I have worked with attorney Andrey Filipowicz of the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd. for several years. We have worked as co-counsel on several highly contested matters. I find that he is a dedicated professional, who is well prepared, and plans strategically, but at the same time is able to think on his feet and improvise as needed. This makes him a formidable advocate to have on one's side. I have seen that his skill, talent and determination have helped him win seemingly unwinnable cases, both at trial and on appeal. more »
5on Avvo, Dec 28, 2017
Sometimes when you fighting for your rights to your child you feel hopeless but the moment I sat down with Cathy she gave me so much hope with gaining rights to my son. She was very knowledgeable of the legal system and passionate once she heard my story seeking rights to my child. Working with Jeffery M Leving law firm and hiring Cathy was a great experience I got all rights to my son. I highly recommend Cathy to represent any father fighting for their rights to their children because of the level of integrity she has and how she goes above and beyond for you. more »
5on Avvo, Dec 18, 2017
I'd like to thanks Eric Hartig (and Les Poole) for the work they performed on my case helping me to get exactly what I wanted through my divorce where we have a five year old child. I would highly recommend the offices of JML if you need legal representation. more »
5on BirdEye, Dec 11, 2017
Lydia A. Karjaka of The Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving is very dedicated and helped me be able to have a relationship with my daughter after her mother tried to keep her from me. Thank you Lydia for all your hard work! more »
5on BirdEye, Dec 07, 2017
Attorney Scott Shell is a dedicated attorney and father who continues to fight for the rights of fathers everywhere. Thanks to the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd. for taking on this difficult and honorable cause. more »
5on BirdEye, Dec 06, 2017
The professionalism of Mr. Hartig and Mr Poole was off the charts their attentiveness and attention to detail of my highly conflictual case was over the top!!! I highly recommend the leving
firm with no reservations. more »
5on Google, Dec 05, 2017
I had to take a moment today to leave this review for Jefferey Leving and the attorneys at his firm, especially Les Poole, who have been fighting to save my ability to have a relationship with my son.

I came to Leving after I got thrown under the bus by a law firm that lured me in with a free consultation and cheap retainer only to sell me out to the opposing counsel and trick me into settling for 3 hours a week visitation with my son. I went to at least 5 other law firms and they all told me it would take 2-5 years to undo the order I had agreed to. I went to Jeffery Leving's firm, and he told me it would be a tough fight, but every moment with your kids is worth fighting for. He put Les Poole on my case, and Mr. Leving personally came to all of my court dates. Within 6 months I had a joint custody agreement that kept my son's mother from being able to take our child out of the state, and gave me a much more fair parenting agreement where I get to make memories with my son on just about every holiday, 2 long weekends per month and some time every week. 6 months. Everyone else told me minimum 2 years. These attorneys deliver results.

I'm reading the other reviews here on Google and they just are not fair to the quality of the firm. The bad reviews are from people who are angry that a consultation costs $125 and don't sound like they even ever used the firm. Other bad reviews on here are from people that do not have a photo or any other reviews and are probably written by opposing law firms that make their fortunes representing women and ripping children away from their fathers. The easiest job in the world is being a family law attorney that represents women. One of the hardest areas of law to practice is defending fathers rights. If this firm was in it only for the money, they could make a lot more money much easier rebranding themselves as women's rights lawyers. Father's have it unfairly hard in court. Do your research and see that before Jeffery Leving began advocating for fathers it was even harder. In my genuine opinion, this is the only law firm that a man even has a chance of getting a fair parenting agreement with.

Don't make the same mistake I did and go to another firm first to get screwed, and then have to come to Leving to fix it. Just use them from the beginning and save your relationship with your children.
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5on Avvo, Dec 05, 2017
Much to my continued denial, I needed an attorney to help settle my divorce case, and Jim Hagler's firm was recommended to me by a trusted friend. As luck would have it, I was assigned Jim as my attorney, and I couldn't be happier with him. Seeing as how my divorce was completely involuntary, I had zero motivation or desire to be there, but Jim's patience, persistence, professionalism and sound advice helped shepherd me through this awful time in my life. He was always quick to respond to all communications, even if I wasn't. He has been consistently understanding and compassionate. I feel fortunate to have more »
5on Avvo, Dec 05, 2017
James Nieland of Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving helped me get shared custody of my daughter. Much thanks! more »
5on BirdEye, Dec 04, 2017
The Law Office of Jeffery M. Leving and Mr. Michael Ochoa worked tirelessly to fight for my rights as a Dad. My case was very difficult and they didn't shy away from the length it would take to resolve my case. I have my daughter today because of the work and efforts they put forth. As a military service member they worked on a billing plan to meet the financial situation I was in and stood by me till the end. Thank you for your dedication and service. Additionally Rosa Garcia has always been the most caring and thoughtful person to talk to on the phone. She works in the billing department and greatly represents the professionalism of the staff and Jeffery Leving. more »
5on Avvo, Dec 02, 2017
I consulted Lydia to help with visitation rights with my son. My ex-wife had been refusing to let me see my son per court order. Having been referred by a friend who worked with Lydia at the law offices of Jeffery M Leving, I now look forward to seeing my son on weekly basis because of Lydia's expertise and due diligence. Thank you Lydia! more »
5on Google, Nov 29, 2017
I got what i paid for and I'm happy with the services I paid for. It took a long time to settle in court but that was die to my ex. I highly recommend Mr. Ochoa. more »
5on BirdEye, Nov 19, 2017
It seemed as though my son and I were not going to see his daughter for a very long time. We had no idea where my granddaughter was. I contacted The Law Office of Jeffery M Leving for help. Jeffery M Leving's office located my granddaughter's mother. Our attorney, Eric Hartig, went above and beyond our expectations. He was very professional and made this journey for my son and I as comfortable as possible. Thank you Eric Hartig and the staff at Jeffery M Leving's Law firm. We are now a family once again! more »
5on Google, Nov 10, 2017
I'd like to thank Mr. Hartig and the people at Jeffery M. Leving for bringing me and my daughter back together. Their support and concern for my relationship with my child will never be forgotten and I would recommend them to anyone ever in need of a lawyer! Mr. Hartig himself was very professional and yet showed understanding and conern for me and I thank him a great deal for helping me get my daughter back in my life! more »
5on Google, Nov 10, 2017
Ever sine I first came to Jeffery M Leving. I have been helped more than any other place. Anthony Sylvio D'Agostino has been my rock through it all. He has equipped me with the armor to be able to fight against injustices that are so commonly practiced based on the fact that I am a man. Anthony Sylvio D'Agostino helped me to see past the anger of being stripped from my daughter. Anthony Sylvio D'Agostino is a prize winner. And he is really good. One thing I know for a fact is that when you are doing good. You will attract good people. Anthony is the epitome or honor, integrity and family. I will never forget the day I met him. more »
5on Google, Nov 07, 2017
I have nothing but the greatest of faith for Jeff Leving and his associate Austin Vandeveer. Mr. Vandeveer is not only at the top of his game professionally but shows great compassion towards my situation fighting for my daughter. I have nothing but the greatest of confidence in mr. Vandeveer, mr. Hearns and Jeff Leving . The fact that their concern is first and foremost for my daughter who is 8 years old and her well being. God bless all three of them and their firm. Demetri Alexander more »
5on BirdEye, Nov 06, 2017
The Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd. is a great place to work. Everybody at the firm has a real passion to help clients in their time of need and its inspiring how the legal team goes above and beyond to defend the rights of all our clients. I'm proud to be a part of the work we do here. It's a great opportunity and I am very grateful to be working here and learning from Mr. Leving directly. I feel like I grow professionally more and more every single day. more »
5on BirdEye, Oct 21, 2017
My experience is ongoing but so far SFC Hagler and Austin Vandeveer have given me back hope when I thought I had lost it. Don’t ever accuse them of being one of the best. They are THE best in this city if not the nation. more »
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19 South La Salle Street, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60603
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With the sheer number of family law attorneys and law firms in the Chicago area and nationwide, it can be very difficult to find the right attorney who will provide you with high-caliber service, reliable legal counsel and zealous representation. At The Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd., we have assembled the best family law litigators recruited from across the country. Our lawyers are what sets us apart.

Our legal team is handpicked for excellence in legal advocacy and deeply held commitment to the health and welfare of our clients and their children. As a law firm, we are built from the ground up for the specific purpose of successfully handling the challenging cases for which some firms lack the will or resources. We regularly engage in complex, high-stakes and high-conflict matters in Cook County and across Illinois, and on behalf of clients throughout the United States. Attorneys of our firm have litigated in state and federal courts of Illinois, and before the Illinois Supreme Court, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Our founding attorney, Jeffery M. Leving, has been featured on national TV and radio programs as a leading authority on fathers' rights, family law and legislative reform. He is the author of three books — Fathers' Rights, Divorce Wars, and How To Be A Good Divorced Dad — the latter of which was praised by President Obama. In 30-plus years of practice, Mr. Leving has been involved in high-profile and groundbreaking cases, including the international custody case of Elian Gonzales. Over the years, Jeffery Leving has built a team of top litigators from across the U.S. who share the same commitment to family law ideals.
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