About Lesley A. Dable
Lesley A. Dable focuses her practice exclusively in family law representing clients in cases involving complex financial issues, corporate valuations, non-marital asset protection, legal separation, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, division of property, maintenance, parenting time, relocation, child support, and post-decree matters. Lesley develops her approach to resolving these issues with the client’s input, after considering all of the facts and circumstances involved and listening to the client’s goals and concerns.
Lesley’s analytical skills, judgment, and attention to detail make her an excellent attorney, but what really sets her apart is the way that she interacts with and treats her clients. Communication is a top priority for Lesley, and she makes herself available to her clients when it is convenient for them, which is often outside regular business hours. Lesley does not feel that her representation is complete until she ensures that her clients have a path to successfully move forward after the divorce is done.
In her practice, Lesley prioritizes both excellent legal skills and client communication. She recognizes that her clients are facing new challenges while leading very busy lives. Lesley makes sure that her clients are informed and works to alleviate as much stress for them as possible. This includes being accessible to her clients when they need her.
The best results are reached when there is a strong attorney-client relationship. The client must feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings with their attorney and trust the guidance that the attorney offers. Lesley’s legal knowledge, approachability, patience, and compassion foster this relationship.
By listening to her clients, Lesley not only helps them separate their emotions from their legal positions but also assists her clients in identifying their concerns and goals. Lesley then discusses with the client the best strategy to achieve their desired outcome.
Lesley is straightforward and honest so that her client’s expectations are reasonable in light of the law. The decisions that the clients make now will affect their lives in the future. Lesley makes sure that her clients have the necessary information to make these decisions. She also makes sure that they have a voice in this process.
Lesley is detail-oriented and always prepared. She passionately represents her clients, working hard to ensure that their interests are protected using her creative problem-solving skills and her ability to improvise when necessary to reach a favorable outcome.
With a background in civil litigation, Lesley switched her focus to family law after going through her own divorce and living family law first-hand for several years. That experience shaped her approach with her own clients.
Lesley has a strong litigation background but is also experienced in the field of alternative dispute resolution and has completed training in collaborative law.
No matter how the case is resolved, Lesley’s priority is helping her clients achieve their goals and lead successful lives moving forward.
- Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1995
- University of Cincinnati, B.A., magna cum laude, Communications and Professional and Technical Writing, 1991
- Illinois, 1995