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Misty J. Cygan

Misty J. Cygan

 
  • Business Law, Divorce, Family Law...
  • Florida, Illinois
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Lawyer Rating and Reviews
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Jillian Tattersall
Jillian Tattersall November 14, 2019
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Misty is motivated by a love of the practice of law and a desire to help others. She is extremely intelligent and experienced. She works hard to provide the best possible representation and services to her clients. View More
Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague

Misty is an associate at the firm as me.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client

Misty and I sometimes work on the same cases at Bellas & Wachowski.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
May 2018 to present
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

Misty is extremely knowledgeable about Illinois litigation. She is a great writer and advocate.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Misty is extremely familiar with Illinois trial and appellate procedures in addition to the intricacies of Illinois business advocacy.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Misty is one of the smartest lawyers that I have ever worked with. She works very efficiently and methodically.

Communication Skills: Excellent

Misty is able to evaluate and explain extremely complex legal issues to clients with no legal experience or understanding.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

Misty conducts herself with the utmost professionalism and treats everyone with respect.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Litigation, Small Business Services, Contracts, Family Law
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Appeals
  • Arbitration
  • Business Advising
  • Client Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Document Review
  • Drafting
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Argument
  • Problem Solving
  • Pro Bono and Community Services
  • Project Management
  • Transactions
  • Trials
  • Use of Technology
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes
Peter C. Wachowski
Peter C. Wachowski November 14, 2018
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Read above. See everything I had to say about her. She’s honest. Trustworthy. Prompt. Does what she says she’s going to do. Doesn’t make excuses. Takes responsibility. She does all the things that you want people to do and none of the things that you don’t want people to do. View More
Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague

Misty is an associate currently working with our office. She has been with our office for 10 years.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • I Represented Them

Misty has worked on cases in our office. She has handled many different cases involving many different legal issues. Handling them often from beginning to end.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
Misty has been an associate with our office for 10 for years. She recently celebrated her 10 year anniversary with our office.
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

Misty is meticulous and detailed oriented. She’s like having a safety net practicing law. You watch things and you don’t always catch everything. And what you don’t catch she will catch. She’s been an incredible addition to the firm. She really is a good lawyer. Besides being a good lawyer she’s a good person. Those two combined really make for a good advocate.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

She’s on top of the law. She understands it. Follows it. Incorporates it into her cases.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

She looks at the problem. Figures out the issues. Figures out the way to fix and address the issues. She does this all based on the law.

Communication Skills: Excellent

She’s a great communicator. With clients. With staff. With attorneys.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

There are people that just seem to have bad in their blood. As soon as someone is not watching they take advantage. Misty never takes advantage. I don’t even believe that a bad thought enters her mind. She is straight-laced. She’s a veteran that served our country. And it shows

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Litigation, personal injury, Worker’s Compensation, business litigation.
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Appeals
  • Arbitration
  • Client Relations
  • Document Review
  • Drafting
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Argument
  • Problem Solving
  • Use of Technology
Q. Please provide any additional comments about this lawyer
When I think of Misty I think only positive thoughts. She really is an awesome attorney. It’s so great to have her around.
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes
Makedonka Baloski
Makedonka Baloski October 25, 2018
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Misty is smart, reliable, honest and very focused. I enjoy working with her. View More
Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague

Misty and I work together at Bellas & Wachowski.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client

We worked together on a motion for the same client.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
October 2018
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

Our firm was retained by a clients involved in multiple lawsuits. Misty took charge in getting a motion prepared to advance our clients' interests.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Misty knew the applicable law and the best approach at structuring arguments to be contained within a motion.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Misty gathers all the information and researches the applicable law to make her analysis.

Communication Skills: Excellent

Misty clearly states her positions and communicates very effectively.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

Misty is a great advocate for her clients. She truly cares about the people she represents. I find Misty to be very honorable, dedicated and intelligent. She makes sincere and very logical arguments.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
All
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Appeals
  • Arbitration
  • Business Advising
  • Client Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Document Review
  • Drafting
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Financial Literacy (handling client funds)
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Argument
  • Problem Solving
  • Pro Bono and Community Services
  • Project Management
  • Transactions
  • Trials
  • Use of Technology
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes
George S. Bellas
George S. Bellas May 9, 2018
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Misty possesses a unique analytical ability, attention to detail, and logical reasoning that makes her an excellent attorney. View More
Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague

Ms. Cygan possesses a unique empathy for the situations of her clients and is dedicated to the best interests of her clients. Misty's legal abilities are uniquely suited to improving the best interests of her clients.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client
  • I Represented Them

Misty and I have worked together to protect our clients' interests on many cases.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
April 2009 to date.
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

Misty puts the best interests of her clients above any other concerns.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Starting as an Editor of her law school journal, Misty has become an accomplished drafter of legal briefs and documents necessary to file with the Courts.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Misty's research skills and analysis gives her a unique edge over her adversaries.

Communication Skills: Excellent

Misty possesses an empathy for her clients that translates into excellent client communication skills. Misty is also not shy about forcefully sticking up for her clients in the face of hostile opponents.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

A high level of professionalism is expected of lawyers when working with clients and representing clients in litigation. Misty's maintains a professional demeanor no matter what the situation. She is highly respected for her professionalism.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Business Law and Business Litigation.
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Appeals
  • Arbitration
  • Business Advising
  • Client Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Document Review
  • Drafting
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Financial Literacy (handling client funds)
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Argument
  • Problem Solving
  • Pro Bono and Community Services
  • Project Management
  • Trials
  • Use of Technology
Q. Please provide any additional comments about this lawyer
Misty has become one of the most trusted and accomplished trial lawyers in the Chicago area.
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes