The following testimonials are here for informational purposes only. No promise of any similar outcome in any particular case is made or represented by the information provided.
Thank you Liz. It was a real pleasure working with you. Honestly, I don’t know who I would have turned to if you hadn’t responded to my first email. I also have to thank all your past clients that said so many nice thing to say about you. I may have said this before, but it was their sincere appreciation they had for you that led me to contact you. And I am very happy I did.
I successfully and expeditiously resolved the character & fitness aspect of my Bar application thanks to help from Attorney Elizabeth Granoff. I highly recommend her services for anyone in need of help with any past character or fitness flaws. If you think you are going to have a problem, or know you are going to have a problem, the best thing you can do is retain Ms. Granoff.
There are few attorneys who will or can help with the whole process, from before submitting your application all the way through your being cleared for admission. I searched and searched, luckily coming across Ms. Granoff’s name on an online forum. Preparation is key to a successful outcome. The risk of not getting admitted, after finishing law school and passing the Bar, is too high not to make sure you set yourself up for success. I am not sure you can find anyone who will prepare you better than Ms. Granoff.
My only regret is not hiring Ms. Granoff earlier. I was denied admission in the first state I applied, making any second admission attempt even harder. Fortunately for my second application to another state, Ms. Granoff was able to help me through the whole process. From preparing my application through interviewing with the admission committee, she counseled me the entire time. All the hard work paid off and I was admitted to the second state where I applied, largely thanks to Ms. Granoff’s help.
Be smart and call Ms. Granoff NOW, even if you are only in the process of completing your law school applications. I believe I would have saved myself hours of trouble and stress if I had found her sooner, but better late than never. I am not sure I would be an attorney today if I had not had her help.
Anonymous Successful Applicant
Liz is noticeably experienced in the niche field of C&F applications; I highly recommend her to any law student under scrutiny by Character and Fitness! I made a great decision in retaining Liz: She guided me through the law school disclosure process after I realized that I failed to make certain disclosures on my law school application, she helped me navigate the Character and Fitness application which has strict expectations for transparency yet sometimes confusing requirements, and she coached me through a Character & Fitness Interview. Thanks to Liz, I was not disciplined by my law school and I was certified by Character and Fitness! Thanks Liz!
It is incredibly stressful to have an issue with the C&F process. When seeking help, it is important to find someone that is tenaciously tough and considerably compassionate. Ms. Granoff is that person. She rigorously prepared me for a tenacious interview so when the actual interview came around I was able to answer any question that was thrown my way with confidence and poise. Her roleplays were tougher than the actual interview, but it is vital to train for a half-mile race by running mile intervals. Ms. Granoff’s hard-nosed approach is graciously complimented by her unique ability to put her client’s mind at ease. I had no idea what the process was or how long it would take to clear up my C&F issue. She helps clear up the shroud of mystery that surrounds the C&F process by realistically setting expectations, allowing me to breathe easy and focus my energy on actually handling the issue. I highly recommend anyone dealing with C&F issues to enlist Ms. Granoff’s help…and quickly.
Everyone thinks they know how to fill out the Bar application. I went through three years of law school how hard could this be? These are the exact words I muttered to myself as I began the application. However, when you are down to the last two weeks before the application is due, and you All Testimonials realize you have many incidents to explain, this is where Ms. Granoff is AMAZING.
The process is certainly scary. Ms. Granoff makes it A LOT easier. The stress levels of law school are already high enough and worrying about the Bar application on your own is the wrong way to go. Whether you have a mental illness, have been arrested, have been fired from a previous job because of your poor performance, or all of the above, Ms. Granoff is the person to seek.
Ms. Granoff was there from the beginning to the end of the Bar exam application and character process. Whether it was via email or phone conversations, Ms. Granoff’s services were above and beyond what I expected. She was available at any moment to easy my concerns, and most importantly she was not judgmental of my current and previous problems.
Finally, Ms. Granoff cares. She wants you to do well. This was apparent from the moment I spoke to her. I am very happy that I sought her services and I hope to keep in touch with her in the future about my successes as a lawyer.
When I had a problem involving admission to the Illinois Bar, Elizabeth helped me avoid mistakes I would have made if I had not had her counsel. Her knowledge of the admissions process focused me on making the right steps to resolve the problem.
Law Student who hired Ms. Granoff to assist in State Bar Admissions Counseling
I have worked with Elizabeth on multiple legal matters over the past ten years as opposing counsel. I have always found her to be professional, ethical and knowledgable. She is a pleasure to work with.
Attorney who was with another company while working with Elizabeth at Law Offices of Elizabeth A. Granoff
Liz Granoff is a lawyer’s lawyer. She is serious, puts in the time, and conducts herself and her practice in a very professional manner. Her advice can help to stop a minor issue from becoming a major problem. Ethical. That sums it up.
Client who hired Elizabeth as a Attorney in 2010
Elizabeth has represented me for years in dealing with advance decision making concerning legal ethics, conflicts of interest and other matters. When client matters touch on areas of legal ethics or judicial conduct, she has performed exceptionally as co-counsel. She has a sense of balance between practical and legal approaches that serves all quite well.
Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity
-Client who hired Elizabeth as a Attorney in 2002, and hired Elizabeth more than once
Ms. Granoff and I were co-counsel on a matter tried to a five-member panel of the Supreme Court’s Committee on Character and Fitness. Liz is highly-experienced and knowledgeable about matters of attorney discipline, creative in her advice and approach to special/unique problems, highly accessible and responsive, well-prepared, compassionate, personable and articulate. I would highly recommend her to clients in need of representation in attorney disciplinary matters.
Attorney who worked directly with Elizabeth at Law Offices of Elizabeth A. Granoff
Elizabeth Granoff is a colleague and close friend to me. We refer cases to each other and have also co-counseled cases. Elizabeth is a conscientious attorney who is dedicated to her clients and the profession of law. I highly recommend Elizabeth as an attorney as she is an asset to the profession.
Attorney who was with another company when working with Elizabeth at Law Offices of Elizabeth A. Granoff
My wife and I hired Elizabeth for a lawsuit starting back in 2010. Throughout the process Elizabeth has been very knowledgeable, hardworking, and committed to our case. Elizabeth was able to negotiate for us a desirable outcome to our case. We recommend her work for any client’s civil matters.
Hired Elizabeth as a Attorney in 2011
Elizabeth is a very reliable and responsible attorney. She also take a genuine interest in all of the matters that she becomes involved with, whether it is a disgruntled client or attorney, she makes the individual feel like they are the most important thing in her day. Elizabeth holds herself to a higher standard, and that attitude carries over to everyone she comes in contact with.
-Executive, information technology company
Elizabeth is a dependable and ethical lawyer. She will go to many lengths to aide you in your case or transaction. I would recommend her for any client who needs help in her specialties.
Client Artistic Cooperative, Innervation Dance Cooperative reported to Elizabeth at Law Offices of Elizabeth A. Granoff
Thank you so much for all of your hard work. It was apparent that you cared about the process/outcome and I appreciate that.
-Plaintiff’s medical malpractice attorney
Liz is truly a lawyer’s lawyer. She is a strong advocate, a wonderful resource, and a trusted advisor. Any attorney confronted with an ethical issue or desirous of having a reliable source of information attendant to ethical issues would do well to work with Liz.
-Attorney for exempt and for-profit corporations, Chicago, Illinois
Thank you very much for all your help. I wouldn’t have made it without you. I was lucky to find someone with your level of experience and knowledge. I will refer anyone I know to you in the future.
Client who recently was admitted to a State Bar
Just a short note of thanks for your efforts throughout this proceeding. While I realize the case is not quite over, I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to you for your professionalism and assistance. Your help made it a little bit easier to get through a very difficult time in my life. While I know I have a long road ahead of me, I hope I come out of this next two years in a better position. Thank you again. -Attorney Elizabeth represented at the ARDC.
Attorney Elizabeth represented at the ARDC
I retained Elizabeth to handle my Character and Fitness Interview and wish that I had contacted her before submitting my application. When I filled out my application 1L year, I was not sure about what to include in a few sections. My law school told me to just use my best judgment and when I couldn’t find information for some very minor sections (traffic tickets, high school records) I just left them blank.
After passing the Bar, I was shocked to get a letter from the Character and Fitness Committee and to learn that I might not get sworn in with my class. Having no clue about the process and having a very clean background, I went in for my initial interview without any assistance.
My interviewer was difficult to work with and wanted to schedule another meeting or two. They accused me of intentionally concealing information and I feel fortunate to have found Elizabeth who informed me of the process and my rights. After finding her with very little time to prepare, she worked with me to make sure that I aced my next interview and was confident that if the process went to a full hearing she would be there to advocate for me.
I would recommend that anyone with questions about their application contact Elizabeth immediately to avoid the stress and hassle that I had to deal with. Being days away from getting sworn in, I should not have been stressing out, but celebrating.
Managing a mid sized litigation firm is no easy task, and I could not have been more pleased to have Elizabeth Granoff consulting for the firm. Elizabeth simply delivers results, and she developed some creative solutions for our management problems that others were not able to solve. Elizabeth is also a skilled problem facilitator: a client came to the office expressing deep unhappiness with his case and his attorney. Elizabeth honed in on the client’s core needs, and validated his concerns, without sacrificing the attorney’s own credibility and self-esteem. In the end, the client felt heard and understood (he also paid his balance that day!), the firm’s attorney felt that his good efforts in the case were validated, and the attorney and client both left the meeting re-energized, bonded, and committed to do a good result in the case. Elizabeth has the skills to not only help build the firm’s business, but preserve it, and that’s just one of many skills that I have highly valued in her consulting work with the firm.
-Sole practitioner, Geneva, Illinois
Without Liz’s guidance, it would have been much, much harder for me to gain admission to the Illinois Bar. I had a very serious character and fitness issue that took place the year before law school that I swept under the rug until my third year of law school. I called Liz early in my third year, desperate for help as the character and fitness deadline loomed in the distance. Liz first explained the process to me in substantial detail, and then collected all of my relevant information. Between then and the deadline for me to submit my character and fitness form, I had several meetings with Liz, and she helped me write a very powerful letter to the board of admissions that, I’m sure, helped my case. However, as we both expected, I was ultimately called in for an interview. Liz prepared me for the interview by asking me tons of practice questions, and the interview was a breeze because I had expected every question. I was certified on the spot. Without her help, I may still be dealing with the issue, and I may have missed the swearing in ceremony with the rest of my class.
However, in addition to her shepherding me through the process, which she was clearly able to do successfully because of her intelligence and experience in handling these issues, she also became a close friend from the onset of the process, which made it much easier to go through. She reassured me that everything was going to be fine, and provided a shoulder for me to vent my frustrations. This was a very private matter for me, and she is one of the few people who knows about the affair. All to say, her compassion, kindness, and ability to listen and console me, and, above all, her ability to provide hope, was as helpful getting through the process as her legal advice.
Liz is an incredible lawyer and an incredible human being, and I urge anyone with a character and fitness issue to be thankful that she’s around. I’m going to be sworn because of her, and I look forward to a life-long friendship with her.
Elizabeth has compassion, kindness, and ability to listen and console me
Elizabeth Granoff’s advice and counseling in completing the Character and Fitness evaluation and appearing in front of my Character and Fitness panel, helped me by giving me confidence and knowledge of what to expect. Her knowledge of the process and what would be required of me by the panel helped me in my preparation prior to meeting with the panel. I urge anyone who is faced with appearing before a Character and Fitness panel to contact Elizabeth for her expertise and advice. Thank you Elizabeth for your help and support during the process.
-Former law student now an attorney in private practice in a midsize law firm
Elizabeth A. Granoff has been representing me since May 12, 2010. Elizabeth has been extremely supportive and helpful, assisting me and guiding me in my pursuit of an Illinois law license. I recently passed the Illinois Bar exam and I felt reassured because I felt confident that I had the right counsel to assist me with my interviews with Character & Fitness. Elizabeth has been more than an attorney (even if she is a stellar one), she has been an adviser and a friend, too. Elizabeth’s knowledge about real estate helped me to understand better my case and Character & Fitness’s concerns about my financial situation. I will be sworn in next November 1st, and I owe my success in a great deal to all of Elizabeth’s support and guidance.
Bar Applicant Elizabeth Counselled
During my character and fitness evaluation process, Ms. Granoff’s
assistance and expertise was extremely helpful. The process was difficult
and challenging, but Ms. Granoff was constantly resourceful and supportive
and she was available to answer questions that I had at any time. She was
extraordinarily helpful in preparing me for my initial interview and made
sure I knew exactly what to expect. She routinely reassured me that we
would deal with the process one step at a time, and helped to me to prepare
a thorough record that I could present to the Board of Admissions along the
way. I would highly and readily recommend her services to anyone needing
assistance applying to the Bar.
Bar Exam Applicant