What Clients Are Saying
I hired Marilyn in the summer 2017 to represent me in the final stage of my divorce. My ex was refusing to participate in the process, show up at court., after I filed two years ago. Marilyn was able to quickly secure a trial date which sped things up. We were able to hammer out a fair deal for all sides with unique strategies my previous attorney never mentioned (his rate was lower but less experienced). Marilyn is old school, she likes to meet face to face to spitball ideas, and it works. You really feel like your case has her full attention and personal touch.–Jeff
I hired Marilyn after floundering for 2.5 years with another attorney who did not seem to care if I got divorced or not. After the first meeting with Marilyn I knew she was different. She is intelligent, clever and highly intuitive. The same month that I hired her, my case started to move and my whole life improved. She stood up for me and gave my case direction. Ultimately, my divorce is now coming to a close and I have Marilyn to thank for my piece of mind. The settlement was what I had hoped for from the beginning….–Very happy client
Marilyn and her team are consummate professionals. Very knowledgeable and experienced in their field which went a long way with my case. I received great advice and even better representation that always had my best interests in mind. Id highly recommend her and her team if you are going through a divorce or custody battle. She doesn’t employ any dirty tricks and remains level headed even when you might not be. 10/10 would hire her again.–Anonymous
Ms. Longwell handled my divorce and custody. She was able to settle the case before trial and got me a fair settlement, which provided for my child and my future. Through her efforts, a business partnership not previously disclosed, was discovered. Ms. Longwell was professional, yet thoughtful and considerate in her dealings with my family. –A.R.
When Marilyn represented me in my divorce, I really appreciated her careful and thoughtful approach to the specifics of my case. She listened carefully to what I wanted and gave great advice, based both on her understanding of the law, what it would permit and on her assessment of what would be the best possible outcome for me and my child. She was also great at helping me keep my cool during some difficult moments with my spouse, keeping me on track with what was really important to me in the big picture. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.–Steve
Marilyn was not only thorough and extremely competent in handling my unpleasant divorce case, but she was kind and compassionate to me throughout that very difficult time. The judgment was fair and equitable and I was able to move on without rancor. –C.H.
I met Marilyn several years post-decree after an extremely acrimonious and prolonged divorce lasting more than half a decade. Marilyn was the 4th lawyer I retained during the life of this case and most certainly the last one I hope I’ll ever need. In any event she’s by far the best divorce lawyer I’ve ever dealt with.
She is polished, highly experienced and also a very much respected member of Chicago’s Legal Community. She’s knowledgeable about both the law and it’s practical real-life applications and interpretations, in a wide and deep sense regarding family issues in Cook County. She knows a lot more than that too! Her earlier professional background is also not unimpressive, look her up (I did) and you’ll see her experience.
She’s equally passionate about both the law, and the facts to the best interest of her client, but overall she is concerned about the fairness in which it is applied practically speaking. This is a rare thing to encounter in the legal arena I have found. Fairness is something that she strongly believes in, and I’m glad there are lawyers out there that I can respect for that reason. I’m even happier she’s not my adversary. –M.
Marilyn Longwell was supportive, understanding, sensitive, focused, realistic, dedicated and very professional. She helped to guide, direct, channel and looked for a fair an and equitable solution to the divorce. I was extremely appreciative of the tact and skill she demonstrated in achieving resolution to such an emotionally charged life changing event. Without hesitation I would recommend her to any of my friends or acquaintances who needed the services of a proficient lawyer. –S.H.
Ms. Longwell walked me through my divorce with clear verbal and written communication. I appreciated the emotional support that came through during the three-year process.
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