Law Office of C. Dean Matsas and Associates, P.C.

Chicago, IL

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

We want to be your trusted adviser for life. We cater to the individual needs of our clients, providing specific and personalized solutions to address their concerns, rather than a "one fits all" approach. We refuse to represent commercial creditors, lenders or banks, as do many other lawyers who also represent consumers, because we want to be focused on our consumer clients' best interests and to be able to advocate solely for them, without any potential conflicts of interest. With over 22 years experience addressing clients' legal issues, we have the solutions to solve their legal matter. We want our clients to be completely satisfied with our care of them and their matters. We will refund to our clients fees paid to us if they are not satisfied with our services.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

The highest satisfaction is in knowing we have solved a client's problem, issue or concern and that they can move forward with their lives without the burden of excess debt.
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Location

Chicago, IL 60640

Years in business

23

Number of employees

3

Times hired on Thumbtack

34

Reviews

27 Reviews
  • Andrew G. Jul 18, 2017
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review Updated
  • Verified Review
    After meeting with a few different attorneys for my recent bankruptcy case, I decided to go with Dean. He was straightforward and answered all my questions during our first meeting. The process was simple and fast! Dean and his staff were there to answer all my questions along the way. I highly recommend Dean, you won’t be disappointed!
  • Christopher A. Jul 14, 2017
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review
    Helped me with great advice and courtesy in regards to my situation -Thanks
  • Kate K. Jun 23, 2017
    Criminal Defense Attorney
    Verified Review
    Mr. Matsas is by far the kindest, most compassionate, friendly lawyer I have ever worked with. He is a very caring person who puts your legal needs before anything else. He legitimately wants you to be reassured and know that he is on your side, fighting for you. And I always felt like I was in the best of hands in all of my legal situations. I know that in times such as those when you need legal representation it can be overwhelming and scary but Mr. Matsas really put me at ease and reassured me through every worry. I can honestly not say enough good things about this man and his team. I have had other lawyers treat me like a paycheck (for lack of a better word) but I never ever felt like that with Mr. Matsas and his associates. I'm extremely lucky to have had him on my side and I would recommend him to absolutely anyone who is in need of a kind, genuinely good hearted, very talented lawyer.
    C. Dean M. Jun 23, 2017

    Thank you, Katie.

  • Steven F. Mar 23, 2017
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review
    Quick and Painless, 5 star Attorney!
    Dean and his staff is top notch, bar none. I reached a point in my life that I needed financial help and Dean was right there with all the support that I needed. He answered all my questions, listened carefully and followed up with things that I hadn't even thought of before I filed for Chapter 7. He made the experience pretty painless and my only regret is that I didn't contact him sooner. There's a ton of legal jargon that's difficult to understand but he breaks everything down so you will understand what they're talking about. Thank you Dean, I really appreciate your hard work! I will recommend you to everyone!
  • George S. Mar 8, 2017
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review
    Great Start!
    Had an excellent first meeting with Dean. I felt extremely comfortable with his experience and knowledge. Looking forward to moving forward with Dean!
  • Troy B. Dec 27, 2016
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review
    Dean is great. Easy to work with and very knowledgeable. I will seek him out and recommend him for any future law related needs.
  • Ekaterini L. Dec 26, 2016
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review
    Dean Matsas Bankruptsy Lawyer
    Dean Matsas is an excellent lawyer and very knowledgeable. He gave me great legal advice and made me feel at ease filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. He answered all my questions and explained everything in detail. I would highly recommend Dean Matsas and consider him my go to Lawyer for the future.
  • Scott S. Nov 16, 2016
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review
    Hire Him Now!!!! Great Service!
    Dean was great. Kind and caring as he listened to circumstances putting me in need for his services. I highly recommend him.
  • Deanna C. Nov 5, 2016
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review
    Choose Dean: He truly cares about his clients!
    Dean was so AMAZING! His advice was EXACTLY what I needed and was a life-changer. He made himself available at late hours, which was so helpful with my hectic schedule. I will definitely call Dean in the future and I hope you do too. I highly recommend Dean to anyone seeking his professional services.
  • David B. Nov 4, 2016
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review
    Knowledgeable, Experienced, Professional
    Aside from a simple real estate closing nine years ago, I hadn't had a need for an attorney until this year when it became painfully clear that I needed to file Chapter 7. I found Dean on Thumbtack and coincidentally, he happened to be in my neighborhood which made meeting with him very convenient. From my first call to Dean, he immediately put me at ease and thoroughly explained the process from start to finish and gave me advice even though I hadn't even hired him yet. Based on his knowledge, experience, and professionalism I decided to hire him to handle my case. At our first meeting he again explained the process to ensure I understood it, filled out the necessary paperwork, and advised what I need to submit in order to proceed. From there it was just a matter of letting the case move thru the court system and between Dean and his competent staff, I always knew what was happening and was always provided with an accurate timeline of milestones. Dean promptly returned emails and phone calls which is always a true indicator of dedication and commitment in my book. My debts were recently discharged and Dean and his staff have continued to assist me with tying up some loose ends to ensure that I'm on the right path. I feel very fortunate to have found Dean and because of his vast legal experience, I wouldn't hesitate to engage him going forward should I be in need of legal counsel.
  • Sharon J. Nov 3, 2016
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review
    He made information easy to understand
    I spoke with Dean regarding my issue, he provided some good feedback and was very open to helping me. Seems to be a great person to work with.
  • Kristopher F. Oct 11, 2016
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review
    awesome
    very helpful, very professional
  • Jennifer C. Sep 21, 2016
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review
    Attorney Dean Matsas is just the ticket!
    Dean Matsas was just what I was looking for. He's professional, extremely knowledgeable and I was very confident in his 30 years experience as an attorney. Thank you, Dean!
  • Ruby M. Sep 19, 2016
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review
    Excellent
    excellent service and very helpful.
  • Julianne S. Aug 26, 2016
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review
    Dean is a life saver. I was drowning in debt and couldn't figure out which direction to go in. He made me feel like I could breathe again and was so incredibly helpful and understanding. He walked me through everything from beginning to end and I will be forever grateful for him and his associates. I will recommend him to anyone who needs a fresh start and a relief from debt. THANK YOU Dean and Associates from the bottom of my heart!!
  • Olivia B. Jul 21, 2016
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review
  • Crystal E. Jul 16, 2016
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review
    I found Dean on Thumbtack and he immediately responded to all my messages, even when he was off the clock. He was extremely nice and listened to my story and gave me great advice regarding bankruptcy. He was honest and was truly acting out of my best interest. If I decide to file for bankruptcy, I will definitely call Dean.
  • Bruce G. Jul 14, 2016
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review
    I was looking for Ch7 lawyers and Dean's name popped up. I spoke with him several times on the phone and he was alway clear and concise explaining the law in laymen's terms. I would definitely recommend Dean any legal interactions. Top-notch all of the way.
  • Sonia W. Jun 29, 2016
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review
    I contacted Dean with regards to a potential bankruptcy filing and I found him to be incredibly helpful during our phone call. Not only was he much more knowledgeable than other lawyers to whom I spoke, he also was very personable and I could tell that he has integrity. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal services, and I plan on keeping his number to give to others in the future, and for my own future use.
  • Emily I. Jun 16, 2016
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review
    In my initial experience with Mr. Matsas I was very impressed with his knowledge and experience in the bankruptcy field and in the legal field. He made me feel respected and hope in a desperate situation. I would recommended him to anyone for legal services.
  • Tiffany M. Jun 15, 2016
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review
    Dean is an attorney with integrity. He was more than willing to spend time speaking with me assessing my individual situation. We not only went over with the details I provided. He did his own research specific to my situation. After all of this, he directed me to not file for bankruptcy at this time, and explained why it was the best direction for me. I spoke with many Bankruptcy attorney's prior to finding Dean. They all asked me to come in with a certain amount of cash and said they will get it started right away. It is a good thing I found Dean or I would have filed without reason.
  • JAVIER C. May 7, 2016
    Attorney
    Verified Review
    C. Dean M. May 11, 2016

    Javier, Thank you for the kind words. Have a wonderful day.

  • Lynmarie L. Apr 26, 2016
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review
    Very happy with how Dean handled my case from beginning to end. He is extremely knowledgable, very understanding and took time to explain every detail to me. He got everything together very efficiently. He responds to emails in a timely matter even after office hours. I would recommend him to everyone looking for a fresh start!
  • Preston N. Mar 26, 2016
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review
    Dean is very personable & down-to-earth. I feel confident in his ability to handle my bankruptcy claim.
  • Suzen O. Feb 22, 2016
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review
    I was overwhelmed with which lawyer to go with on this difficult time choosing to do a bankruptcy. Right away I received a message to my inquiry. The first message said it all. Professional, good, honest help through my bankruptcy. Dean walked me through it, was there whole time and made sure I was ok. Don't see that from lawyers these days. I highly recommend him. You won't be disappointed. Dean takes in account each person's case individually and helps. Thanks Dean Matsas!
  • Rucel C. Jan 12, 2016
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review
    Dean is very professional and he was able to explain to me how the process goes and what to be expected. This was very helpful and made me understand my situation better and what to expect in the future. I would highly recommend his services.
    C. Dean M. Jan 17, 2016

    Rucel, Thank you very much for your kind words.

  • Eliza M. Jan 1, 2016
    Bankruptcy Attorney
    Verified Review
    Dean was on the subject immediately, he met with me at his office the same day that I called him. We discussed ny case and made a plan. Dean was very knowledgeable and informative about all possible options of my case. I am very grateful I was able to get in touch with Dean's office. Thank you!
    C. Dean M. Jan 1, 2016

    Thank you, Eliza. A healthy and happy New Year to you. All the best in 2016.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Our pricing is specifically tailored to the individual needs of our clients and we are usually able to quote a flat-fee. In some circumstances, depending upon the legal issues, our fee will be within a specific range (i.e. a minimum amount but not to exceed a maximum amount). We do not charge or base our fee upon an hourly rate, as no client should feel they are being billed every time we speak with them. We provide results, not monthly billing statements.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We focus upon the individual needs of our clients and create a personalized legal solution to address their unique and specific situation.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
The principal of our firm, attorney C. Dean Matsas, has been a licensed attorney since 1986, focusing his legal practice in the areas of bankruptcy and debt relief, personal injury and workers compensation, and misdemeanor and felony criminal defense.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Our goal is to assist and guide our clients with personalized legal services that address their unique situation and issues.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Our client base is generally individuals but we also represent small businesses in addressing debt-related issues.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Focus upon retaining legal counsel that understands your specific issues and can offer individualized solutions to address your needs. The lowest quoted fee for legal services is generally not a good indicator on whether your specific legal issues will be addressed and resolved.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Who will be working for me, an attorney with extensive experience, who understands my issues or a less experienced attorney or paralegal offering boilerplate solutions? Will my personal and specific needs be addressed or am I being offered generalized solutions that do not take into consideration my specific situation?