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From Susan...

Your instincts at every step were spot on, and you were able to control opposing counsel and my ex-spouse in and out of court. I always felt I could trust you, and that greatly increased my overall comfort level. And as to the results, the settlement was more than I could have hoped for. But I am even more in awe of the way you and Jeff dug into the financial details – you found an excellent consultant, managed him well, and mastered the complicated details, all leading to a novel and very favorable agreement for me. Most of all, I respect and admire your honesty, directness and high ethical standards, qualities all too rare in the legal profession. Thanks for everything.

From Sean...

Leslie has been the strongest representation I could ask for in a very complicated, emotional matter. She has continuously looked out for my best interest and the best interest of my son. She is always prompt in getting back to me and in keeping me well informed about my case.

From Christine...

Leslie, I came to you for what I thought was going to be a simple agreement, and you helped me in ways that you cannot imagine. You were a true advocate for me in negotiating our prenuptial agreement. Because of you, I feel that I am more than adequately protected if things don’t work out or if one of us passes away unexpectedly. Our disagreements about business, bank accounts and property have fallen by the wayside and we can move ahead with finalizing our wedding plans and building a life together knowing that we are both on equal footing. Thank you for everything.

From Michael...

Leslie, I would like to thank you and your entire team for all your efforts in getting my case to settlement. It was a long, stressful journey and...I could not have asked for better legal representation. You are extremely good at what you do, conscientious and accountable. You are also a very compassionate and nice person. I have the highest level of respect for your dedication to representing spouses in the most difficult time in their life and not allowing anyone to turn their children into pawns in what can become an ugly process.

From Terri...

Jeff and his partners/firm were a great help in keeping track of numerous details and complications in a very messy divorce action. My case covered a 16 month period, but included 19 appearances in court during 1 calendar year. Multiple financial consultants were used to collect and correlate background information. Jeff was able to compile their results and to convey an overview of it for me. Jeff understood that I needed to know what was happening and updated me routinely. My inquires were always promptly, clearly and professionally answered. Due to the unusual circumstances of the case, there were many times that Jeff had to research issues and react quickly to problems that occurred. He often conferred with other members of his team to reach a decision. I felt comfortable that Jeff could handle my case and would protect my future interests related to maintenance and property issues. Jeff's partners and his firm recommended several professionals to me for use in tax and financial planning that were very knowledgeable and helpful. I would highly recommend Jeff and his firm for any friends that would need the services of a divorce attorney.

From Lonnie...

Jeffrey is a force in the courtroom. Period. If you want an attorney who will aggressively and successfully advocate for you, then this is the attorney for you. I am thankful that I had Jeffrey on my side and not against me.

From Laura...

Jeffrey is an awesome attorney! He was a very strong, thorough, tough advocate for me at a very difficult time in my life. Not only was Jeffrey terrific at handling the current issues in my case, he also helped me think about and plan for my future life after the case. Jeffrey is truly a great advocate..

From A.C...

Leslie, I would like to thank you and your firm for the exceptional work on my case. A journey that began with uncertainty and fear came to closure with appreciation and confidence. I will never forget the patience and transparency that you have practiced throughout the settlement process. The explaining of every detail and scenario and making yourself available through email and phone for any questions that I had. Professionalism at its highest pinnacle is what I have experienced at Nottage & Ward. I highly send my recommendation to any person who wants the best representation from one of the most distinguished family law attorneys in Chicago.

From Jeremy...

Jeffery Knipmeyer handled my divorce proceedings. I started the process with zero knowledge of what my financial and legal obligations to my spouse would be going forward. Jeffrey provided a likely range of outcomes and the entire process was settled in a matter of weeks. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable and prompt. I strongly recommend Jeffrey Knipmeyer as an attorney.

From Laura...

Handled my case with a high level of expertise. Thank you so much Leslie and Lauren! You guys are amazing.

From Mac...

Handled everything efficiently, and with great professionalism.

From Jennifer...

I was also impressed with the office as a whole. I always knew what was going on with my case and my concerns were always addressed quickly.

From Kris...

Divorce is very difficult but Jeff managed to make this painful process a bit more bearable. Jeff was very professional and direct in his approach, while at the same time very funny and able to diffuse the tension when needed most. He is smart, incredibly patient and a great advocate to have on your side. I was pleased with the outcome and will definitely use him again if the need arises.

From Gil...

After a very frustrating experience with another attorney on my divorce, I shifted to the firm of Nottage and Ward, and ended up working with their attorney Jeff Knipmeyer to represent me. He was very knowledgable and well organized, and tough when he needed to be in order to move the case forward. His experience in contested divorces was very helpful to me at an extremely difficult time.
I especially appreciated the fact that he did not sugar coat the situation and was very straightforward with me about what to expect, and what I needed to do.

From Jessica...

Jeff helped me through a long and protracted divorce. His patience and unerring knowledge and instincts were of great benefit to me. He is a smart, funny man..with killer instincts! I recommend him and his talents with no reservations.

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5 Leslie has been the strongest representation I could ask for

Leslie has been the strongest representation I could ask for in a very complicated, emotional matter. She has continuously looked out for my best interest and the best interest of my son. She is always prompt in getting back to me and in keeping me well informed about my case.

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We have the experience to negotiate complex financial issues. The brain trust to maneuver contentious divorce litigation. And the sensitivity and skill to resolve highly charged custody issues.

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