Testimonials

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Client satisfaction is the heart of Lake Toback DiDomenico. Client testimonials are earned through achievement of real results.

"I met Steve Lake 25 years ago and he immediately struck me as a straightforward person who I could count on. I knew immediately he was someone I could trust to help me navigate the system, while putting my needs first. Divorce is very difficult on many levels. Steve's counsel was invaluable; he was always very straightforward and honest with me but also protected me. Steve and Alan Toback are total professionals, highly skilled and experienced at getting clients through challenging times."
- Jack O'Callahan Gold Medal-Winning U.S. Olympian and Former Chicago Blackhawk


"Gia came to my first meeting with Steve Lake and I have been working with her ever since! I was dealing with tough issue - but Gia made it easy to navigate. She really listened and understood all of my questions and concerns, and easily translated what I wanted to convey. Gia took on all of my stress as though they were her own, and thanks to her, everything worked out well. Steve and everyone at his practice are professional and experienced. At Lake Toback DiDomenico I always felt like I was in good hands."
-MP


"Gia is an intelligent quick thinker who is hard working and shoots straight. Her preparedness and fierceness make her the ideal attorney to have in your corner as you go through a divorce. She routinely goes the extra mile and I always felt my best interest was her number one priority. Gia worked on my divorce case from start to finish and I can't thank her enough for every time she responded to a motion, stepped up to the bench or negotiated an issue on my behalf. Gia is the attorney your ex will wish you didn’t have!"
- MS


"Having to get a divorce was something I never thought I was going to have to go through. This divorce was not an easy process to handle, and there were a lot of stressful moments involved. Sean always made me feel that I was making the right decisions and walked me through every worry that I had. He took the time to answer my questions and was always there when I needed him in emergency situations. Sean is very professional and knowledgeable in this area of law, I never had to worry about him pointing me in the wrong direction. I am very thankful I had Sean as my lawyer, I was also very pleased with how my divorce ended and what Sean did for me. I would Highly recommend Sean Hamann."
- AV


"Getting a divorce is not an easy process for most of us, but Sean Hamann made me feel comfortable about my decision from the moment we met. He took time to answer all of my questions and handled everything with tremendous professionalism. It was obvious he knew the law and how to apply it in my case. Sean also followed through in a timely manner on everything he said he would do. He was efficient and clearly thought things through in his approach to handling sensitive issues. I am very pleased with the way my divorce was handled. I highly recommend Sean Hamann. He’s the best!"
- LC


"Sean handled an appeal on a ruling, then stepped in on the main case after my attorney quit 4 weeks before trial! He was able to make more headway in the case in a couple months, than the previous counsel did in 5 years. Sean is professional, ethical, bright, hard working, and personable. He takes the welfare of his clients seriously. I highly recommend him."


"Sean possesses a very good mix of analytical and interpersonal skills. He was effective in communicating and negotiating on our behalf. He demonstrated tenacity and perseverance with respect to our desired outcomes, while at the same time showing compassion and creativity in arriving at a positive result."


"Sean was extremely knowledgeable in the area of family law and worked diligently throughout my case. He has a great understanding of business and finance, an often overlooked, but imperative expertise in every divorce. I found him to be resilient and aggressive when working on my behalf. I would highly recommend Sean."


"I interviewed four law firms when my divorce proceedings began. When I arrived to Lake Toback DiDomenico and met my assigned attorney, Gia M. Conti, as well as LTD partner Michael G. DiDomenico, I immediately felt at ease. I finally felt I had someone in my corner."


"Gia is a family law pro, and her ability to handle any and all issues that arose throughout the proceedings in a quick and reliable manner gave me peace of mind. Each issue was consistently taken care of immediately and allowed the proceedings to go much faster than I had expected. Gia and the staff made me feel like an individual - not just another client or number. Each case, personality and situation is very different and I always felt respected and quickly realized that no question was off limits. At LTD I always felt like my voice was being heard."
-CZ


"When we met Sean, all our worries were addressed because he listened to all our concerns and talked us through the entire process. We came to realize that when you have the right attorney representing you, it is all about partnership. My husband often said, "Sean is our quarterback. We need to trust the plays that he is putting out there and support him. He knows what he is doing." Well, my husband’s analogy was correct!


"We are extremely happy with the outcome of the case. Sean accomplished the one thing we truly wanted and our reason for hiring Lake Toback DiDomenico: clarity. While we are very glad the case is closed, we will never forget everything LTD and Sean did for us along the way."


"Many attorneys have a degree, but it takes and extraordinary person to understand how to support people through this difficult experience and perform to the highest ability in the courtroom. Sean is this attorney."
-KS


"If it were not for Michael G. DiDomenico, I would not have custody of my son today. Michael was masterful in managing my case from beginning to end, even pro-actively coordinating with me while I was out of the country. Perhaps the most memorable moment was when he recited the detailed text of a law from memory in front of three appellate judges. Not only I but everyone in the court room was stunned."
- VIkram A


"The experience was excellent. They were able to make more progress in a handful of weeks in the case than previous counsel made over several years. They provided intelligent, candid advice and genuinely looked out for the interests of their client."
- Len W


"I would absolutely recommend Lake Toback DiDomenico to others. If you’re serious about getting divorced in Cook County, tired of getting the perpetual run around by your ex and the courts, call Alan. He is a skilled negotiator and well connected. We moved the other side, who had been stalling for years, to settlement in a matter of months. Excellent experience. Great strategy. Perfect execution."
- Paula L


"I had a positive connection when I met with Alan Toback. He came across as knowledgeable and successful in the family law space. I have recommended the firm to others and have no doubt that they have received the same level of expertise and counsel."
- Debra C


"After an unsatisfactory experience with prior counsel, it was immediately apparent that Alan listened intently and grasped the substance of the key issues in my situation. After doing some preliminary research, Alan believed he could achieve the outcome I sought. After starting a trial, my ex sought settlement and after 2 days in negotiations in lawyer assisted private mediation, I had the outcome I desired. Alan and his team were extraordinarily persuasive and grounded in the facts throughout the process. I would not hesitate to work with him or Lake Toback DiDomenico again, though I hope that won’t be necessary."
- Sean D


"Working with Heather was refreshing. She made a stressful time in my life bearable. Her professionalism and genuine kindness exceeded all of my expectations. Not only was she very thorough, she did not waste any time getting things done. I deal with attorneys daily and she truly is wonderful!"