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“James is fearless, relentless and compassionate when it comes to advocating for his clients…”, while establishing and maintaining realistic expectations, based upon his vast experience, for his clients.

Prior to meeting James, I had worked with a number of attorneys that were supposedly highly regarded, but never achieved results for me or my family.  During the time that James has represented me, I have observed him representing me in court and many occasions and have compared him to my prior attorneys as well as others in the court room and hands down James is one of the toughest, most relentless and professional trial lawyers in the divorce courts. Tough as James can be in court, he at all times has remained objective and strategic, while still listening to my concerns, fears and goals. James has taken the time to understand me and my needs and has helped me at times to step out of the motion of my situation so that I can understand his advice rationally and logically.

James’ personality is confident, sincere and understanding and approaches his peers and judges in the same straightforward, honest dinner in which he has dealt with me.  James is clearly a competitive individual who is results-oriented and driven to achieve the best possible results for his clients. Being a great litigator allows James to negotiate matters short trial, which in the long run has proven best for me financially and for my family.

Family is clearly a priority to James and he has always considered my children’s best interest as part of his advocacy for me. 

I highly recommend James M. Quigley for any individual seeking a respected, experienced, knowledgeable, skilled and understanding family law or divorce lawyer.  An added benefit of hiring James is his firm’s Business Law group that has been helpful to me in assisting me in ancillary, but related legal matters. Beermann has a tremendous team of extremely smart, talented and effective attorneys.

Lake Forest, IL


“My brother started divorce proceedings four years ago. As this progressed, I became more involved in the actual logistics of the case and how it developed. He had four different lawyers representing him during that time, who could not help him through this process. Luckily we found Mr. Quigley’s law firm. We were immediately impressed with the professionalism and empathy that he showed. He was very clear in his communication and kept us informed as to the plan of action and any changes or developments as things progressed. His team was also professional, and very personable. They worked with us to get everything done in a timely, cost efficient manner. We felt well prepared and confident that we knew everything that was going on. I cannot recommend Mr. Quigley and his team strongly enough–My brother is now divorced!!!!!”

Lauren (a divorce client)


“At the time I filed my divorce, I had been employed in the legal arena for 15+ years, so I had an expectation of my how attorney would behave, communicate and interact. The first attorney I engaged was of the mindset “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” which is sometimes otherwise known as “the boys’ club”. As soon as this became evident to me I sought out a new attorney as I was not looking to partake in this type of behavior which I knew would not serve the best interests of my children or myself, either financially or emotionally. 

At this time I engaged Attorney Quigley, who handled the remainder of my divorce proceeding. I met Attorney Quigley initially for an hour consultation. He was timely, very professional and inquisitive about the facts of my current situation, including my minor children (then ages 6 and 4) and whether they had their own attorney. At the time they did not, and Attorney Quigley insisted that engaging an attorney for them was critical. Attorney Quigley’s understanding of custody issues and his recommendation to engage an attorney for the children was instrumental in keeping the divorce proceeding moving forward. 

Throughout the entire process Attorney Quigley was proactive (not reactive), professional, timely, actively listened to my concerns, receptive to my ideas and solutions, especially with regard to parenting issues, and advised of both realistic and legal ramifications. “



“Subsequent to the conclusion of my divorce, I have referred several friends and co-workers to Attorney Quigley and will continue to do so.”

Dawn R.


“Extremely lucky to have an incredibly talented lawyer in my case. Extremely knowledgeable and worked to get me the best possible outcome imaginable.”



“Two miracles happened last week. George Clooney got engaged and James Quigley was able to get me divorced. James and his partner Shana Vitek did in two months what no attorney could do in three years. I have been separated for three years. My ex-husband changed legal teams three times. The final team was cut throat and out to “squash” me as my ex-husband told me. It was then that I hired James to advocate for me. He was extremely compassionate to my cause. He was able to get me an excellent settlement within two months. I highly recommend him.”



“James was very responsive to emails and calls from me about my case. The advice I got from James was dead on. I would recommend him for any family law case; he knows his stuff inside and out.”



“I have and will continue to recommend Mr. Quigley to anyone in need of a divorce attorney. Mr. Quigley was professional, knowledgeable throughout a very difficult divorce. Mr. Quigley was sensitive to my case as it related to my children and their well being emotionally and financially throughout the process. I found Mr. Quigley to be reasonable and also aggressive towards hostile parties involved in the divorce never wavering from requiring everyone to do what was right and fair. I would also add I never found the fees Mr. Quigley charged were questionable or unfair.”

Sherita J.


“I contacted James when I was almost in the end of my final custody trial (it was already a 3.5 years child custody and divorce battle). I was informed that my case was not looking good for me including the custody evaluation report. My case was unfavorable for me because of the false accusations and restraining orders against me from my ex. The truth was that that those accusations were lies and the evaluation report was done according to those lies. I knew that I had been doing the right thing all the time and it was not fair the way that everything was against me. When I received the bad news that I would lose the custody of my son in the final trial, I contacted James for advice. After my first meeting with James, he gave me hope and he decided to take my case even though it was little time left for final trial. James and Jared were able to help me with the lawyer’s transition. When James took over my case, James and Jared came with strategy. It took James and Jared one year to turn my case around. The end result of my long/nasty custody battle (4.5 yrs. total) is that I didn’t have a final trial and the best is that my ex gave up and let me keep my son. It is priceless what they did especially when they helped a father who deserved to keep his son despite of all the false accusations against me. I have a new beginning and I’m extremely grateful that I contacted James. 
I highly recommend James and Jared.”

E. DeLeon


“I have a real “war of the roses” situation that requires court appearances every so often for the past 3 years and James’ command of the courts and knowledge have helped our case stay the course. He and Shana really get that it is about the kids and the big picture of getting on with life. The resourcefulness of James and the team has helped immensely in a very difficult emotionally charged situation. I would highly recommend this firm.”

Divorce Client


“I am lucky to have found such a knowledgeable and helpful attorney in James Quigley. Just from my initial consultation with him a few years ago, I knew he was not your typical lawyer. I was happy and impressed with the results he was able to obtain for me when he represented me in my child support matter, so when I found myself in need of legal assistance once again, but now in a personal injury matter, I felt confident he would stir me in the right direction, which he did. He referred me to an attorney within his Firm to assist me in the personal injury case, which resulted in a great settlement and yet another great experience with James and his Firm. There is no question, that he is someone I will continue to highly recommend for any legal needs as my experience with James Quigley and his Firm in both my family and personal injury matters were both great, despite the circumstances surrounding both of the cases. I will continue to highly recommend his services!”

Family Law Client


“I walked into Mr. Quigley’s office only 4 months ago, and today I am divorced. His office has been with me all the way, even though problems plagued our progress. 

My divorce was not standard, it was an international divorce involving a spouse in foreign country, and still we prevailed. 

Mr. Quigley has my respect and excellent feedback for taking care of my situation. 

Of particular mention are the people from the firm, all of them are very professional, and personable, especially Mr. Jason Hurst, Justino Mirabelli, and Shanna Vitec, who I had pleasant contact with during this ordeal. 

I highly recommend Beermann for everyone looking to be free from an irreconcilable marriage, looking for a new start. 
Thank you Mr. Quigley for everything. I am very grateful for this site, and the results.”



“James is a top notch attorney – extremely knowledgeable, personable and highly regarded. I would highly recommend him and his associates at Beermann.”

Divorce Client


“I have dealt with many attorneys over the years and James is a dedicated and loyal professional who is more concerned with his client’s well being than running up fees. He takes a real interest and always gets the job done in an efficient manner. Takes a genuine interest in his clients, even after the case is over.”



“James did an excellent job explaining the law pertaining to child custody. His main concern was to make sure that the children ended up in a positive healthy environment. He exhibited honesty and professionalism and was always available which helped ease the anxiety that sometimes comes with change. I felt confident in his ability to get the job done in a timely matter and he showed patience in order to get the right result. His experience as a family lawyer is a great asset for his clients. My experience with James was 100 % positive and I would recommend him to anyone that is need of an excellent attorney.”

David, a Child Custody Client


“The situation of divorce/legal annulment is extremely uncomfortable, but James Quigley made me feel completely at ease with the entire process. I felt like I was his only client at the time of my case, even though I know James works on several very high-profile cases. He was able to look at the facts of my short marriage, and convinced the judge that a legal annulment was in order given the circumstances. I would not have gotten that ruling with any other lawyer and am eternally grateful for his dedication.”



“I think a great divorce attorney should have a lot of knowledge in their area. They need to know how to meet with the client, opposing attorneys, judges, and juries. They need to know how to write letters, motions, and briefs. They need to have the ability to argue positions and advocate for their client. They need to research statues and case laws as well as facts underlying cases. They also must have excellent communication and negotiation skills. James not only has all of that he was aggressive when he needed to be and less aggressive when he need not be. He stayed diligent in researching my case. He was sympathetic and had an understanding approach, but at the same time he was tough when he needed to be. He was always available and accessible to me. He did not just responded when my phone rang, he made other peoples phones ring when I needed him to. I felt he really knew the law. He did what he said he would do and got it done when he said he would. He has a confidence about himself but not arrogance. I would recommend him to anyone. I could not have asked for anyone better”


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