Reed, Centracchio & Associates
Working with Bryan Reed and his team made the difficult journey of divorce a much better experience than it might have been. Not only is Bryan an excellent legal advocate, but he and his staff were supportive, helpful and even occasionally fun throughout the process. An unqualified and enthusiastic 5 stars! Merci beaucoup!!
Michelle is a true asset to anyone in need of family law or custody matters. I'm very greatful for Michelle's efforts & truly looking out for my best interest. From the get go, I felt I was in good hands and she proved me right. Michelle is great with communication, great at understanding my situation, amazing with staying on top of the other attorney to get results. Even if she sees ONE word in a document that isn't correct, that doesn't sit well with her. She will call it out and push to have that changed in the best interest for her client.
AGAIN, Michelle needs to be representing YOU!
Thank you again for keeping the heat on our opposing side and protecting my ASSets!
Michelle is organized, thoughtful, and punctual. We had a tight timeline to draft and sign a prenup and Michelle made it easy. She demonstrated her legal expertise by making some solid recommendations to include certain provisions in the document and helped forge the way to find common ground with my significant other. We finished everything we needed to before the deadline and her price was fair. You would be in good hands with Michelle believe me as I spoke to over 10 other Chicago based lawyers
I was referred to her by a coworker who told me that "Michelle is the best thing that ever happened to me and my son." Honestly, Michelle is incredible. From the first consult, Michelle was honest and did not sugar coat potential outcomes. We identified my goals for my daughter and during this terrible 3 year process, she always kept that in mind. She brought up new ideas, talked through different strategies and the pros and cons, risks and rewards of all of them. She charged fairly and was on top of things, even when I wasn't. She did not fluff bills like the gal did. One of the status dates the gal was there for maybe 5 minutes. The gal charged a full hour. At no point did I ever feel that Michelle was doing that. She was very conscientious of finances for me, as I was a single mother who was owed thousands during this time. Michelle would call immediately after court and talk through things and did an unbelievable job of putting things in perspective for me. There were times I thought she should have a law degree and therapist degree! She is just thorough, thoughtful, compassionate, and faught very hard for the best interest of my daughter. The judges can be wild cards and sometimes lack just basic common sense, but she always, always prepared me for what could happen. Her communication is excellent. For parents who care about the child involved, this is a very high stress emotional situation and her level headed, direct, yet compassionate approach was perfect. I would recommend her to anyone.
I hired Bryan Reed to handle a sensitive post divorce issue and he was a great lawyer and partner in getting a superior result. I find most divorce lawyers are aggressive and not too smart. Bryan had a unique ability to be calm and advisory and very strategic in his thinking. He wasn’t about crushing the other side, he was focused on getting the best result for me, his client. I would highly recommend him for any divorce matter as his background and savvy make him an intelligent counselor. He stands far away from the cesspool that makes up much of the family law bar!