Richard Shapiro, Attorney at Law
You don't need a lawyer for a Cook County property tax appeal / Lake County tax appeal. Lake County and Cook County have consultants, so you may ask if it's worth it to hire a property tax lawyer. There are many reasons one might use a property tax attorney. A property tax lawyer may notice seemingly minor things you may be unaware of. What may be simple for an experienced lawyer may seem complex and overwhelming to you. Having a lawyer act as an intermediary will often mean a better supported, more objective argument. But as valuable as the knowledge and experience of a property tax attorney can be, another consideration is that every Illinois real estate tax attorney is subject to serious penalties for violating the ethical rules of the Illinois Supreme Court.
You can appeal yourself, get a Lake-Cook County property tax attorney, or use a consultant, but if you do use one and there's a problem, where will you turn? If you lose money because a lawyer acts unethically the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission can seek restitution, but only if you used a lawyer.
You don't need to use a property tax attorney, but it can be very worthwhile.
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