CHICAGOLAND'S GUIDE TO PROPERTY TAX JUSTICE

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David Miller
David Miller
20:25 23 Mar 17
I started with Lake County Appeal several years ago. The first year they were successful and finally got my assessed valuation to be closer to reality and saved me a great deal. I have used them every year to help assure the assessment was fair. With the quadrennial assessment changed last year, I hardly recognized my property, since it was valued much too high for the market. While the initial appeal was denied, Lake County Appeal was successful in getting a reduction. Very much worth the reasonable fee.read more
Greg Preves
Greg Preves
21:31 03 Apr 17
I highly recommend Ron Kingsley and the Lake County Tax Appeal team for their skills and abilities in challenging property tax assessments. Ron was able to reduce the property tax assessment on my organization's land in Lake County by almost 90%!! The appeal will save my organization thousands of dollars this year and every year going forward. Ron provides great personal service and keeps you advised every step of the way. The contingency fee structure is very fair and allows you to pursue a challenge with minimal out-of-pocket costs. I would highly recommend that you consider Lake County Appeal for your personal or commercial property tax challenges -- you will be glad you did!read more
Tom McCauley
Tom McCauley
19:29 23 Mar 17
Ron did a great job representing us with our Real Estate Tax appeal. He successfully got our assessment reduced $25,000, which will save us about $3500 per year. It was a simple and painless process with Ron pretty much doing all the legwork. For those that don't like overpaying their taxes, I highly recommend Ron!read more
Joel Neely
Joel Neely
15:04 03 Apr 17
Had a great experience with Lake County Appeal! They were able to get my property tax bill lowered by about 20% and were incredibly friendly and kept me informed the entire time. Would DEFINITELY use them again, and I would recommend them to anyone!read more
Catherine McKechney
Catherine McKechney
19:32 04 Apr 17
Lake County Appeal helped save me $1,500 off my tax bill after a successful appeal. I am thrilled with their service and follow up and would recommend them to anyone who feels their tax assessment is too high. Highly recommend them.read more
Scott Wilcox
Scott Wilcox
16:34 04 Apr 17
The taxes on my house were extremely high, and kept increasing every year. I started working with Lake County Appeal, and they were able to reduce them by several thousand dollars every year. They are very easy to work with, and definitely get results! I definitely recommend them!read more
Dan Mathews
Dan Mathews
16:24 05 Apr 17
Outstanding organization. I have enjoyed great success over the years with lowered assessments. The price is right as well. Do yourself a favor and give them a try - you won't be disappointed.read more
John Pierobon
John Pierobon
19:14 11 Jul 17
I am extremely pleased with my experience using the Lake County Tax Appeal team. They are 2 for 2 on lowering my personal property’s assessed value to bring it in line with reality. The process was extremely quick and easy and did not involve any of my time for follow up. Through this process LCA saved me a couple thousand dollars. I looked up their fee structure and it is very fair compared with other companies. I recommend LCA as I have had only good experiences to date.read more
John p. Sorg
John p. Sorg
01:55 05 Aug 17
Hon. R.E.Kingsley Esq. Has been completely responsive to our queries concerning my property tax issues. A very nominal fee buys you access to excellent lawyers, you can't go wrong!read more
Charles Mathison
Charles Mathison
20:31 22 Aug 17
Lake County Appeals did a fantastic job in successfully appealing my property taxes! They were communicative, responsive, thorough, and fully upfront and transparent about their fees. I will be recommending them to everyone I know who wants to dispute their property taxes.read more
Pramod Deshpande
Pramod Deshpande
22:07 22 Sep 17
Ron from LCA is amazing. He knocked off over $400 from my tax bill in the very first year I moved in. The customer service is very friendly and helpful. Anytime I called they educated me on various factors that affect tax assessment and explained me how the process works. They will tell you if you have a case for lowering taxes or not and proceed with the appeal if there is one (in which case they would normally make a successful appeal). I'd highly recommend them to anyone.read more
Neva Wright
Neva Wright
22:01 03 Oct 17
Great service! Definitely would recommend to friends and family. We will definitely be using them again. Their site is very user friendly and easy to use!read more
Cathy Stavropoulos
Cathy Stavropoulos
18:08 04 Oct 17
I have used Lake County Appeal several times and always had a good experience. This past year we appealed and Lake County Appeal got our property taxes reduced by over $2,000. As a realtor broker I often recommend Lake County Appeal to my clients. Great Service!read more
Chase Spirito
Chase Spirito
03:03 20 Dec 17
Ron is a phenomenal resource and so willing to help. Couldn’t recommend his services more.read more
Salim Bava
Salim Bava
20:45 29 Jan 18
I am so glad that I have used this service. I got a solid reduction of 10% on my tax that roughly translates to more than one year early repayment of a 30 year loan. That too with no effort and upfront free from my side. I can say there is free lunch.read more
Frederick Dempsey
Frederick Dempsey
16:03 30 Jan 18
As a property tax attorney with over 25 years of experience in commercial, industrial and large multi-family properties, I trust my own personal residential appeal to Ron Kingsley and his team at Lake County Appeal. I've known them for years, and they are conscientious and competent.read more
Chip & Deanna Finck
Chip & Deanna Finck
23:34 30 Jan 18
We tried to get our property taxes reduced to our purchase price but the assessor would only reduce it slightly so we decided to go ahead and hire Lake County Appeals and we just got notice that Ron was able to get our taxes assessed based on our purchase price saving us thousands of dollars. We highly recommend him. He was extremely easy to work with and took our case at the last minute. We are very grateful for his help and will definetly use him in the future.read more
Marc Stookal
Marc Stookal
16:25 31 Jan 18
As an attorney I thought that I could handle my own tax appeal several years ago. I was wrong and was denied any relief. I hired Lake County appeal this year and was granted a significant property tax decrease. I'm very pleased with their services.read more
Gabe Izsak
Gabe Izsak
22:43 01 Feb 18
Great experience. Was kept in loop throughout the process and Received timely updates and responses. Job well done!read more
Aaron Fenton
Aaron Fenton
21:49 02 Feb 18
I have used LCA for a few years now and they always deliver! My savings have increased year after year and I am in a well assessed neighborhood. Trust this company and they will deliver. I am so pleased with their customer service and the easy to use website. This is the only company I'd use to appeal my property taxes. Thank you!read more
Mervyn Kopinsky
Mervyn Kopinsky
23:54 07 Feb 18
I've used Lake County appeal now for numerous tax appeals. They've always done great work, and also told me upfront if they thought that my property was fairly assessed. I'd prefer to get that honest opinion upfront as opposed to being led down a path of expecting a tax reduction only to find that the Board denies the appeal. The rules are not as simple as they may seem - but they have taken the time to explain to me why they thought my appeal either had merit or did not. Highly recommended!read more
Jash Tamil
Jash Tamil
17:52 22 Feb 18
Hi, we are first time home owner and not aware of many real estate challenges and the property tax was one of the challenges. Once we started paying EMI, we felt the pain of higher Escrow and started thinking of reducing the impact. When we googled, we saw some recommendations and one was Appealing process. Since we were totally new, we were hesitant to do this. But based further google, and the excellent review feedback of Lake Count Appeal team, we thought of give a try. We were really impressed the simplicity of process and initial wetting process gave confident and openness on setting the expectations was excellent. We have just produced few documents during initial submission, that's it and after that We got a mail notification on appealing and after few months got the verdict of the appeal. We were really surprised the way this team was handled my case and delivered the result. It was completely a peaceful and excellent win for us. Based on my experience with Lake County Appeal, I would definitely recommend this team for any of the neediest. Keep it up the excellent service!!!!!read more
Scott Olson
Scott Olson
23:07 23 Feb 18
Been working with them for years. Always professional, always helpful and full of advice. Commercial or residential they will get it done for you. I highly recommend working with Lake County appeal!read more
Nick Gallopoulos
Nick Gallopoulos
16:57 08 Mar 18
O n the recommendation of our realtor, we signed up with Lake County Appeal to help us reduce the taxes on our house. We are delighted that we took her advice as the results we got from the appeal filed on our behalf by Lake County Appeal exceeded our expectations. The assessment on our house was reduced by 18% resulting in a tax reduction of about $3500. The process was simple and any questions or requests we had were answered promptly and thoroughly. We are very happy with the service and results we got from Lake County Appeal. We recommend them highly and unequivocally.read more
Laura Helene
Laura Helene
14:45 23 May 18
Lake County Appeal is GREAT! They successfully lowered my property taxes 3 separate times. FIGHT MAKES RIGHT! Don't pay more than your fair share! You have nothing to lose by letting them to try to get your taxes lowered. (y)read more
Daniel Graff
Daniel Graff
04:51 03 Jun 18
As an out of state investor, it's challenging to find a firm you can trust. I've been working with Lake County Appeal for several years. They are very professional, super responsive, fair and honest. Highly recommend to anyone looking to save money on high property taxes!read more
Jill Wechselberger
Jill Wechselberger
16:24 15 Jun 18
We didn't give up, and our taxes were lowered this year! I love the analogy of going to the doctor every year for a physical. Sometimes they find something; sometimes they don't. You won't know until you get it checked out if something is wrong. We file every year with LCA. Every time I call the office to speak to someone to ask a question or get clarification, I was spoken to with respect and enthusiasm. We will continue to fight with LCA. Thank you!read more
Barb M.
Barb M.
17:22 20 Jun 18
We have been a client for about 10 years. I saw the signs and I admit, I was skeptical at first. I called with questions about the appeal process; all my inquiries were addressed and the fact Lake County Appeal had all the necessary resources (knowledge, lawyers, appraisers, filing clerks) to CORRECTLY file my appeal, I decided to sign up! This was the BEST decision - the FIRST YEAR our tax savings was almost $1,700 - and the 25% fee (based on that savings) is a fantastic deal. Each year I subscribe for the review through Lake County Appeal; some years the assessment remains unchanged while other years produced significant REDUCTION. Lake County Appeal has had the most POSITIVE impact on my assessment which is still lower NOW then when we applied for that FIRST appeal. The following year, my sister became a client – her opinion is just as POSITIVE as mine (our savings are dramatic) and, whenever the opportunity arises, we both make sure any Lake County resident who will listen or that mentions their Real Estate Tax knows how much Lake County Appeal has helped us! And I wish to express sincere gratitude and continued success to the Lake County Appeal Team -- You Are The Best! Barb M., 6/2018read more
Barb Maguire
Barb Maguire
04:36 04 Jul 18
We have been a client for about 10 years. I saw the signs and I admit, I was skeptical at first. I called with questions about the appeal process; all my inquiries were addressed and the fact Lake County Appeal had all the necessary resources (knowledge, lawyers, appraisers, filing clerks) to CORRECTLY file my appeal, I decided to sign up! This was the BEST decision - the FIRST YEAR our tax savings was almost $1,700 - and the 25% fee (based on that savings) is a fantastic deal. Each year I subscribe for the review through Lake County Appeal; some years the assessment remains unchanged while other years produced significant REDUCTION. Lake County Appeal has had the most POSITIVE impact on my assessment which is still lower NOW then when we applied for that FIRST appeal. The following year, my sister became a client – her opinion is just as POSITIVE as mine (our savings are dramatic) and, whenever the opportunity arises, we both make sure any Lake County resident who will listen or that mentions their Real Estate Tax knows how much Lake County Appeal has helped us! And I wish to express sincere gratitude and continued success to the Lake County Appeal Team -- You Are The Best! Barb M., 6/2018read more
Jack Larsen
Jack Larsen
16:17 28 Nov 18
My thanks to Ron Kingsley of Lake County Appeal. He successfully handled my property tax appeal on my 2018 assessment. He was thorough and diligent and kept me continually appraised of his progress. WELL DONE!read more
Sarah Schaefer
Sarah Schaefer
00:27 13 Dec 18
So easy to work with and super helpful! Saved me a lot of money with no work on me- recommend to anyone looking to save money!read more
dan bv
dan bv
16:10 17 Dec 18
As a contractor and a realtor I can see that one of the biggest problems in every family budget are the property tax. For this reason when I bought my house in Grayslake I knew from the start that my property is overasseset. In my attempt to find justice I contacted Lake County Appeal and I don’t regret. For a small fee they reviewed my case and they were able to lower the amount that I have to pay. They are working on a comision base on the amount that are able to save for you. I consider this a very fair approach. For all this reasons I highly recommend Lake County Appeal to everyone. You should give them a chance work for you.read more
Vincent Arpino
Vincent Arpino
17:46 12 Jan 19
Thanks Ron and Jill for a job well done! The Libertyville Township is out of control with the assessments. Besides the automatic quadrennial raise in assessments every 4 years, they also have been able to raise the assessments in off years with a county multiplier in the range of 3-5%. The Assessors office has the opportunity to correct this, but won’t. Rather than complain, you need to protest!read more
Sarah Cohen
Sarah Cohen
20:51 12 Jan 19
Ron and Lake County Appeal saved us a ton this year on our property taxes! Very professional, quick and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend using themread more
David Schumer
David Schumer
14:58 15 Jan 19
I highly recommend Lake County Appeal. The process could not have been easier and I recently found out that they were able to reduced my taxes by much more than any other tax attorney has in the past. Ron is always a pleasure to work with.read more
Nick Skala
Nick Skala
15:38 17 Jan 19
Thank you Lake County Appeal. They successfully handled my property tax appeal on my 2018 assessment. They were diligent and pleasant to work with. THANK YOU!read more
Neil Sinha
Neil Sinha
14:45 28 Jan 19
Amazing team, very friendly, prompt response and got great results!! Ron and Jill are the best in Lake County! Being in Real Estate, I thought it was not possible to decrease the absurb high tax rates in Lake County. The Lake County Appeal team proved it IS possible and did accomplish by significantly reducing the property taxes!!read more
James D'Angelo
James D'Angelo
20:04 29 Jan 19
Process is very simple, and they are very effective. You really just pay a fraction of what they save you, so there's no downside. If they don't win, you pay nothing. They do a great job of keeping you informed of the process. Highly recommended!read more
Sam Rasty
Sam Rasty
20:31 29 Jan 19
Lake county appeal successfully appealed my real estate tax and passed on the saving. They are very professional and handeled my case. I will certainly recommend using their service based on my own experienceread more
STEVE J DEMPSKI
STEVE J DEMPSKI
19:25 31 Jan 19
Awesome to deal with. Very knowledgeable. Very professional. Great customer service. Kept us well informed. Direct communication. Used their service twice at two different homes with fantastic results. Highly recommend.read more
Noor Ahmad
Noor Ahmad
19:09 02 Feb 19
Ron and Lake County Appeal are very knowledgeable and professional . Their process is very simple and pleasure to work with. We saved a lot this year on our property taxes.... Highly recommend using themread more
Cory Cizek
Cory Cizek
17:48 03 Feb 19
Ron was amazing to work with. He made the appeal process very easy and saved us quite a bit of money on our taxes! I would highly recommend Lake County Appeal to anyone looking to have their property taxes lowered!read more
Sharon Roberts
Sharon Roberts
20:15 05 Feb 19
I really did not expect that much could be done about my rising house taxes so I was very pleasantly surprised when Lake County Appeal was able to lower them. Everyone I spoke with was very nice and helpful. I highly recommend them and will certainly use them again. Sharon Robertsread more
Jagga Grandhi
Jagga Grandhi
23:17 05 Feb 19
Great deal of getting some relief in lowering taxes. The way of using their communication and notification methods are super. I am so glad that I didn’t held on the phone to get the status of the appeal. I recommend.read more
Richard S
Richard S
20:06 07 May 19
Easy to deal with. We have appealed other ways before but never got much reduction from those. Mr. Kingsley saved me $2300 on the tax bill I just paid, the largest percentage drop we've ever seen.read more
Karin Trenkenschu
Karin Trenkenschu
21:53 20 May 19
Special Thank You to Ron Kingsley and staff for a successful appeal and property tax reduction. Our largest ever! The staff is professional, knowledgeable and very helpful. When life becomes complex we are grateful to work with the BEST!read more
Thomas Sagehorn
Thomas Sagehorn
18:48 22 May 19
Attorney Ron Kingsley and the Lake County Appeal team achieved a fabulous result for us. I tried to do this myself a few years ago and got no where for all the research and hours I put into it. I think their initial low fee is very fair and, with a successful appeal, the method of determining the fee is even more remarkably fair. It takes experience, know-how and talent to get great results and Lake County Appeal has it all.read more
Michael Coen
Michael Coen
15:31 24 May 19
I give my highest recommendation to the Lake County Appeal's Team for navigating the difficult waters, on my behalf, that are the Lake County Property tax quagmire. It is appalling that property owners in LC pay some of the highest property taxes in the country. Ron and his crew are champions for equality. Thanks Ron for all the significant savings.read more
Kent Tinucci
Kent Tinucci
19:25 28 May 19
I researched which companies had the best track record for winning property tax appeals in Lake County. Lake County Appeal was the winner by a wide margin. So I gave them a try. Ron Kingsley and Lake County Appeal saved me over $3200 in property taxes! I previously had zero luck appealing on my own and also no luck with another attorney. Ron got the job done! Many of my neighbors enjoyed similar results. I'm so happy that I already signed up for next year's appeal.read more
Mark Kodlowski
Mark Kodlowski
07:32 02 Jul 19
If you live in Lake County than I highly recommend Lake County Appeal. Ron and his staff did a great job for me. They are professional, knowledgeable and responsive. Their customer service is excellent. Plus it is really easy and does not take a lot of time. They do all the work and you sit back and save money. Why overpay based on incorrect assessments when you can lower your taxes and save money. It’s a no brainer.read more
Robin Bernhardt
Robin Bernhardt
20:02 23 Jul 19
I encourage my firends, family and clients to appeal your taxes. Lake County Appeal has been successful in getting my taxes reduced many times. Their process is very easy and professional.read more
Jan Crider
Jan Crider
18:51 25 Sep 19
If you are tired of paying over assessed taxes and you want to stay in Lake County but the assessment is forcing you to move out of state, then you should hire Lake County Appeal. They'll do all the comparable research for you for a relatively small price. If you have a case, they will submit all the paperwork for you and if the Lake County Board rejects it, they'll forward it to the State for review. You'll likely have a more favorable result from the State level. Lake County Appeal takes all the stress of filing off the homeowner. Also, the new website for filing your appeal at Lakecountyil.gov site has been updated this year, so if you don't have time to master the new system, save time and stress and hire the experts. You may just be able to stay in your home if you decide to do so.read more
christine l
christine l
19:40 03 Oct 19
The staff and service at Lake County Appeal are wonderful! We have had great results using them. For a small initial investment, I believe it is truly worth it in the end. You’ll never know what they can do if you don’t try it out! 🙂read more
Bert Arnold
Bert Arnold
17:07 05 Oct 19
I started working with Lake County Appeal (LCA) in 2012. Prior to that, I had Appealed on my own a number of times, but I lost more that I won, until a Realtor friend of mine recommended LCA to me. With LCA, there have been 5 appeals: 4 at the local level and 1 at the State level. They won them all and saved me thousands in tax dollars by getting me fair assessments. Thanks very much Ron and Mark and the rest of the Team.read more
Aleks Pipovic
Aleks Pipovic
15:51 09 Oct 19
They do a great job and they always respond to emails which makes the process so much easier. Most importantly they get results. I will be appealing with them every year.read more
Mike Eastham
Mike Eastham
02:43 10 Oct 19
I've worked with Lake County Appeal for several years. The vast majority of those years, they have challenged my property tax assessment. On every occasion a challenge was made, they have been successful in getting a reduction. I appreciate their professionalism, easy process, and most of all, the fact they win!read more
Dave S
Dave S
13:00 10 Oct 19
We have used LCA for several years. There initial fees are low but their service is top notch. Most years they were able to save us a great deal of money. We continue to use LCA each year for additional tax savings and have told our friends about the great service they provide.read more
elisa zusman
elisa zusman
02:56 26 Oct 19
Ron Kingsley and Lake County Appeal team are so great to work with. We appealed 3 years ago and they successfully reduced our taxes significantly. Once again I reached out and Ron called me within 24 hours to guide me in the next step. It’s so easy. They do all the work with a nominal fee and payment contingent on success. I can not recommend Ron and his team more highly.read more
Ted Moorman
Ted Moorman
09:55 26 Oct 19
I wholeheartedly endorse Lake County Appeal in its efforts to bring tax fairness to local property owners subject to property taxes. Many real estate properties are over-assessed, some grossly. I pay particular attention to my properties owned by my real estate business in Shields and West Deerfield townships in Lake County. For the past several years I have used Attorney Ron Kingsley's Lake County Appeal to review the assessments on my eight local single family homes in these townships. He has earned me significant savings by providing fairness to my assessments relative to other nearby properties! As a local official in Lake Forest responsible for setting tax rates for my neighbors I strive for fairness and transparency. Lake County Appeal provides it! Regards, Ted Moormanread more
MARK DICARA
MARK DICARA
14:41 04 Nov 19
As a well respected attorney myself, I see to work with those that have a similar work ethic and result oriented. I have received BUT those criteria from Lake County Appeal. Responsive, provide results each and every time. I am solicited by many for this service so unless there is a nuclear strike that takes me out, I'm staying with Lake County Appeal!! And telling my friends, clients and fellow attorneys.read more
Lee Campbell
Lee Campbell
22:06 12 Nov 19
Ron has helped us twice in the past with tax appeals - both times successfully. He has been extremely responsive and professional. Highly recommended.read more
Kevin Campbell
Kevin Campbell
17:17 13 Nov 19
I have worked with Lake County Appeal for many years and have had success many times in realizing a reduction in the assessed valuation of my home. I always turn to Lake County Appeal in order to determine if my property might realistically be eligible for a reduction in the assessed valuation.read more
Carolyn Clifford
Carolyn Clifford
01:17 15 May 20
The firm made it so easy to appeal our property taxes and successfully reduced them by several thousands of dollars. I only wish we had done this years' earlier. I would recommend Lake County Appeal to anyone needing help with property tax appeals.read more
Marsha McClary
Marsha McClary
15:43 05 Apr 20
Lake County Appeal got great results on our last real estate tax assessment. Very pleased.read more
George Kapitzky
George Kapitzky
17:46 24 Mar 20
I'm on auto pilot with Lake County Appeal. I get their email to let me know it's time to apply and I do almost annually-just in case there is a favorable valuation from one year to the next. Over the years, Lake County Appeal has consistently saved me a lot of money. This is probably the easiest way to save hundreds and some times thousands each year. Whenever I talk to my buddies about signing up, many tell me they're going to do it on their own, but for reason or another, they never do. Just go auto pilot with them and save.read more
Mark Kodlowski
Mark Kodlowski
19:24 14 May 20
I purchased my home in 2018 and was fortunate to be referred to Ron Kingsley. He has done an amazing job for me each year. I highly recommend that you look no further and use his services. You won’t be disappointed.read more
Hamza Senalan
Hamza Senalan
09:15 15 May 20
Ron and his team were very professional with their work and prompt in their communication. They carefully assess each case and help homeowners understand whether or not an appeal is in their best interest. They only take payment upon successful completion of appeal (which they will not file unless they are confident they can win). They do not bog their clients down with unnecessary communication. I would highly recommend Ron and his team.read more
Matthew Clark
Matthew Clark
18:34 14 May 20
Process was super easy and simple. Property tax bill was reduced by over 20%. Ron and his team took care of everything. Very pleased with the outcome and will use the team again.read more
David Kerpel
David Kerpel
14:56 15 May 20
Ron was very professional and efficient in working with me. He was also successful in reducing my property taxes, which is an added plus. He was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend him to others.read more
Dan Mathews
Dan Mathews
04:03 16 May 20
I have been using Lake County Appeal annually for 15 years with exceptional results. They make me feel like I’m their only client. Their work is fairly priced and their follow up is outstanding.read more
Steven Peck
Steven Peck
22:22 18 May 20
I highly recommend Ron Kingsley and Lake County Appeal. I was hoping that in the very best scenario they would get me about a 5-6% reduction in my assessment but they actually got me double that. They were more responsive or more reasonably priced than the other firms I looked at after the previous firm stopped handling Lake County. I will use them again.read more
Clare N
Clare N
17:09 20 May 20
Lake County Appeal has done an excellent job appealing our property taxes. We have already used them several times and plan on having them appeal our latest assessment. They are very knowledgeable, polite, and professional. I would strongly recommend them.read more
Katie Stoller
Katie Stoller
14:39 20 May 20
Ron was able to save us way more money on our tax bill than expected. The process was incredibly easy on my end. I had to send him some forms/documents and really that was all. He was able to reduce the bill with very minimal effort from me. I would highly recommend his services to all my friends and family!read more
Joe Coletta
Joe Coletta
18:03 29 May 20
Ron and his team were great. They did their job, got our taxes lowered and saved us money. But the most impressive part of my experience was his communication with me. He, Ron reached out each time that I made an inquiry and was timely in doing so. I would highly recommend Ron and his team at Lake County Appeal for your assessment complaint filings.read more
Carole Cambata
Carole Cambata
19:49 23 Jun 20
Ronald Kingsley and his team have done an excellent job appealing our property taxes over the years. The process is very easy and Ron reaches out to us advising the status. I have already signed up for next year’s tax appeal process and would highly recommend Ron and his team.read more
Alison Schumer
Alison Schumer
20:34 06 Jul 20
We have used Lake County Appeal every year for the past four years, and it could not be any easier! Ron and his team take care of everything and keep us updated throughout the process. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!read more
Maureen Carmichael
Maureen Carmichael
00:31 23 Jul 20
Lake County Appeal did a fantastic job for us a few years back to lower our taxes. They were getting out of control. We couldn’t have been happier with their hard work. We are coming back for their help now with taxes, that again, are getting unmanageable. Great communication and very professional. Thanks again!!read more
Michael McCall
Michael McCall
23:48 10 Aug 20
Ronald Kingsley and his team have done an excellent job appealing our property taxes over several years. The process is very easy and Ron reaches out to us notifying us of the on-going status. I highly recommend Ron and his team for their very professional and responsive service. It is well worth the effort!read more
Marta Merchut
Marta Merchut
02:51 29 Aug 20
Ronald Kingsley and his team have done a great job appealing our taxes. The whole process was very easy and Ronald and his staff stayed in touch with us and kept us informed. We will be back. Thank you!read more
MMM C
MMM C
02:21 20 Aug 20
Lake County Appeal did a great job for us. Their successful appeal of our real estate assessment saved us more on our taxes than we had even hoped. They did a great job keeping us updated on the progress of their review of our case and the subsequent appeal. We recommend them highly.read more
d cp
d cp
16:57 16 Sep 20
Two years in a row, thanks to Lake County Appeal, my taxes were decreased significantly! All I was required to do was send my address and pin# and they did all the rest. Huge savings! Very grateful!!read more
Janet Czosek
Janet Czosek
20:03 11 Oct 20
We have used Ron for the last few years to appeal our real estate taxes. He has done a wonderful job for us. For 2018, he received a substantial reduction for us but still wasn't satisfied and continued the appeal with The Illinois Property Tax Board and as a result, we received an even greater reduction in our taxes. For 2019, no reduction was received from his initial appeal with the county, but again he continued the appeal to the Illinois Property Tax Board and hopefully, we will see the same result as 2018. We love his persistence and will continue to use him each year. He is very responsive and does an excellent job of keeping us informed on the status of our appeals. We highly recommend him!read more
Crusader Parents
Crusader Parents
03:04 25 Nov 20
I have used Ron Kingsley and Lake County Appeal several times since my brother recommended him to me years ago and he always saves me money! Most recently, Ron lowered my property tax bill by $1600. Ron's team does excellent work performing a much needed service in the state of Illinois. I have recommended Lake County appeal to two of my neighbors and they are most grateful. Thank you Lake County Appeal!read more
S K
S K
18:04 17 Dec 20
The service at Lake County Tax appeal has been wonderful and easy going process. Ronald Kingsley helped me and was able to lower my property taxes by over $400 per year. He is very responsive and helpful. They were watching out for me and I can't thank them enough!read more
kathryn kane
kathryn kane
18:38 17 Dec 20
Mr. Kingsley at Lake County Appeal has been extremely helpful and responsive to my request. He explained the process of appealing my property taxes, walked me through it, took care of almost everything for me, and then produced results! The whole process took only a few months and it resulted just as he predicted. Very pleased with his services. I would highly recommend.read more
William Folger
William Folger
18:44 17 Dec 20
The process I experienced with Lake County Appeal was well organized and efficient. They were able to successful win my property tax appeal, which was something I attempted to do myself and failed at in the past. It was easy to sign up for their service offering, they kept me informed on as add need basis throughout, and provided a very satisfactory result.read more
Joe Scarpello
Joe Scarpello
14:20 13 Feb 21
They did all the work and I got a great result on my appeal for a reasonable fee. And they kept me informed through the whole process. Highly recommend.read more
Mitch McKay
Mitch McKay
14:12 18 Feb 21
This was a great experience. Lake County Appeal called and we talked. They explained everything and the process went fine. Thank you for helping me with my real estate taxes.read more
Kaye Lange
Kaye Lange
21:26 27 Feb 21
I have used Lake County Appeal for many years. Ron and his staff are always extremely helpful and always get my taxes reduced. For 2019 they had to go to the appeal Board, but were successful in getting me a VERY substantial refund and now are working to get this new assessment applied to 2020. They even told me how to structure the tax escrow when I sold my home with the appeal pending. Thanks, Ron. I will be sure to call when I buy my next property.read more
Selim Erhan
Selim Erhan
23:22 16 Mar 21
It was my first time with Lake County Appeal. I did not have much hope but Mr. Kingsley was very supportive and professional. He helped me to prepare and was able to secure a significant decrease in my taxes. Their help came just in time. I am thanking them with my greatest appreciation.read more
Helen Heifets
Helen Heifets
22:47 16 Mar 21
We retained Lake County Appeal to appeal our exorbitant property taxes for 2019 and 2020. They did a great job! They ultimately won both appeals and got great results for us. I highly recommend this firm!read more
curtisdesign
curtisdesign
22:19 16 Mar 21
Lake County Appeal got our property taxes reduced by a lot and we'll be getting a refund. Ron Kingsley and his staff are great. Once I set up the account they did all the work. I'll be working with Lake County Appeal again. Highly recommended!read more
Katie Wang
Katie Wang
15:47 27 Mar 21
We started working with Ron Dec 2019, a extremely busy season when many lake county residents were shocked by the unfair assessment. It was pretty difficult to find an attorney at that time. The firm we worked with before simply dropped all appeals from lake county leaving us 1-2 weeks before the due date. We were lucky to find Ron fighting for fairness for us (found his contact thru a letter to the neighborhood). Ron was super responsive. He recommended us a great appraisor in our first call. Three of us keep everyone on the same page being extremely transparent about the process (who need to do what as next step by what time). The whole process took a week and Ron filed our appealing 3-4 days prior to due date (which is pretty impressive with the volume and last min request). The first round county decision was disappointing. But in the same communication, Ron made it very clear that he'll continue fighting for us bringing the case to state review, even though it'll be a lengthy process, which really gave us a lot of positives at that moment. And he made it happen for us this year!! In addition, Ron also walked me through in details how to rollover the state decision to apply to 2020 tax bills, which save us a lot of time and money in the future. Highly recommend Lake County Appeal to someone looking for experienced and trustworthy partner fighting for justice and fairness and cares!!read more
Ron
Ron
16:32 20 Apr 21
Definitely have saved me substantial money over the past several years. I sign up two properties every year. Someone has to fight these taxes - and they do. Some year's savings are better than others, but I certainly appreciate what they do!read more
Anita Shlemon
Anita Shlemon
18:57 20 Apr 21
It was the first time for me to use Lake County Appeal. I am happy to say that it was an easy process, I had to sit back and relax and let someone else do the work for me. Thank you for your help, I really appreciate your work.read more
Scott S
Scott S
21:15 20 Apr 21
They saved me $3K in taxes annually. They did it!!!!! Awesome job guys. I didn't think I would get any of my taxes reduced as Lake County assessor's office kept saying my property taxes were in line with other similar houses in my area in the past. However, I said what the heck to having Lake County Appeal try again for me. Sure enough, I got that beautiful letter stating that they won the appeal. Wow, just wow.read more
Satveer Khurpa
Satveer Khurpa
15:00 21 Apr 21
This was my first time filing for an appeal. on Kingsley and his team helped me and made it an easy process. They are a professional team and know the process very well. They helped med reduce my taxes. They kept me informed through out the process. Highly recommended!read more
Mindy Walker
Mindy Walker
15:53 30 Apr 21
Lake County Tax Appeal has done a great job reducing our real estate taxes over many past tax seasons. They do all the work, requiring very little input from the property owner. I highly recommend their services. -AH Walkerread more
Jim L
Jim L
20:38 02 May 21
LCA was efficient and effective in securing a lower tax assessment. Not only did they challenge the assessment at the Lake County level, they also went to the state Property Tax Assessment Board to secure a lower tax assessment. Was well worth the minimal fee up front to get more personalized service.read more
Srinivas Madhavaiah
Srinivas Madhavaiah
16:34 03 Jun 21
Lake County Appeal saved me $2K in taxes annually. Ron is very professional . I just had to provide the appraisal value of the property and Ron and team did the rest. What an excellent job! Lake County Appeal is very professional and won the appeal for me.read more
elotro50
elotro50
18:20 30 Apr 21
I have used Lake County Appeal twice and they have obtained a reduction both times. They keep working behind the scenes on your behalf, as my most recent appeal was denied and they appealed the denial and won a substantial reduction. I have found them to be both responsive and always available to help with any questions. I would recommend them to anyone.read more
Chuck P
Chuck P
15:02 03 May 21
I have used LCA for several years. I use to appeal my taxes myself but felt it a better use of my time to let the professionals do it. Most recently they secured a $2,300 tax savings on my property. Lake County Assessors denied LCA's initial request so they took it down state and WON! Excellent job! I would highly recommend Lake County Appeal.read more
Peter Bulgarelli
Peter Bulgarelli
17:07 17 May 21
Lake County Appeal reviewed and then contested our 2019 property taxes for our home in Barrington. They kept us informed on the appeal and did win a reduction. However, LCA felt that the assessed value was still too high and proactively appealed the ruling. This eventually saved us an additional $2500 over the original reduction. Keep in mind, this is an annual savings! My suggestion is to annually contest your taxes and to use LCA!read more
D M
D M
01:32 19 Aug 21
Over the years I have used Lake County Appeal three times to take positive steps to reduce my taxes....and three times successful. Ron Kingsley and his staff are courteous, friendly, and extremely knowlegeable and effective with tax appeals and most importantly, very successful in getting it done. With a very reasonable rate structure and positive results, look no further for appealing your real estate taxes!read more
Molly White
Molly White
15:42 09 May 17
I have been working with Lake County tax Appeal the last 2 years. They've been successful in reducing my tax bill considerably. My monthly paymen has been reduced by over $300/month! They are continuing to fight as my property is still inappropriately assessed. Lake County Tax Appeal is great to work with--- respond immediately to any correspondence, keep me informed and are successful in reducing my real estate taxes. Highly recommend them to anyone looking to reduce their real estate taxes. Giving 4 stars instead of 5 only because I feel my taxes are still inappropriately assessed and am still waiting to get them down further.read more
Yao Ma
Yao Ma
05:14 09 May 21
Ron was very professional and efficient in working with me. He was also successful in reducing my property taxes. I would highly recommend him to others.read more

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How can LCA help lower your property taxes with a property tax appeal?

Your taxes are determined by three factors: tax rate, state multiplier and property tax assessment. Our goal is to lower your property tax assessment in order to bring down your property tax.

Who should apply for an assessment review for appealing their property tax?

Anyone who owns property should make sure that their property is properly assessed. Otherwise, they may be paying too much property tax. 

How does the property tax appeal process work?

Once you're signed up with LCA, if we find that your property is unfairly assessed, we will file the appeal automatically. We will handle everything for you, from beginning to end. You can just sit back and relax while we keep you up-to-date on the whole process.

How  much does LCA charge?

For residential property, the initial review fee is $65.00  If we find that your property is unfairly assessed, we will file an appeal, free of charge. If the property tax appeal is successful, we charge 37.5% of the tax saving for the year of the appeal.

How do you determine my savings?

We determine your tax savings by taking your original assessment and subtracting your lowered assessment, after our successful property tax appeal, and then multiplying the difference by the tax rate set forth on your property tax bill. 

At Lake County Appeal, we possess the knowledge capital to win even the most challenging property tax appeals. Our tax appeal firm is comprised of local and experienced real estate analysts, brokers and legal advisors, all of whom utilize a plethora of resources, including a proprietary database.

Our property tax appeal team knows Lake County and Chicago as a whole. We have deep-rooted experience that spans across neighborhoods, schools and townships. Our strong relationships with county representatives and years working alongside the most stringent decision makers positions us ahead of the curve.

We will not file a property tax appeal solely based on a computerized algorithm. Rather, we will do so only with the oversight and knowledge of a trained real estate professional and tax attorney.

Start your journey to property tax justice today.