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  • 24 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 18 min

Kate K.

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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.

Andrew G.

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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!

Bruce G.

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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.

  • 35 years in business
  • Winnetka, IL

Christopher G.

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Brandon Davis was the attorney who represented me and my case in traffic court. Through the entire process, he gave me pertinent and honest counsel. He responded immediately (within 2 hours) after I submitted a request through their website after 10pm on a weeknight. That alone was very impressive to me. Certainly I didn't expect it, but that type of responsiveness gave me the initial impression that this would be somebody who would be invested in my case. He advised that I ought to move quickly with my case and have it brought before a judge before my scheduled court date. I trusted any and all recommendations he made, and it worked out great. Brandon and I worked together through email and phone to give him a total understanding of my specific case, and for him to help advise me on all of the proper evidence and paperwork to bring with me for court. When I finally met him on my day in court, he was waiting for me, extremely professional, and gave me confidence that I had my best shot with him as my representation. He modestly chalks it up to a lucky break, but I hold him responsible for negotiating a situation where the prosecutor agreed to drop all 5 charges. Without Brandon's advice, I am sure it would not have been possible. I had hesitations about hiring an attorney for my case, but after thinking about it, deciding, and going through with it, I feel that it's the best money I have spent in YEARS. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Omeir G.

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Mr Brandon Davis is really great lawyer. He helped dismiss my street racing ticket and also made my aggravated speeding ticket(misdemeanor) to a normal ticket with 4hour of traffic class and some court fees. The fees Mr Brandon Davis charged me was very very reasonable than other lawyers. I would like to thank him for the way he took care of me and I really recomend him.

Tim A.

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The Davis Law Group was the perfect law firm to hire after my aggravated speeding ticket. Brandon Davis was able to lower my charge to a petty offense and saved me from getting a misdemeanor on my record which I am very thankful for. I would recommend them to anyone that needs legal counsel for speeding or otherwise.

  • 22 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Downers Grove, IL

Jin H.

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Matt is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of criminal law. He's a well established lawyer within the system and highly respected by other lawyers. Although my outcome wasn't what I wanted (discovery revealed something we couldn't fight), I avoided harsher fines and punishments thanks to Matt. I highly recommend Matt for any criminal matters.

Jeanne J.

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The feeling I walked away with after meeting with Matthew Medina was relief. He understood my situation, explained my options, and what to expect. He is knowledgeable, polite, friendly and easy to talk to.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL

Tenesha H.

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NOT GUILITY-My husband was facing 30 to 50 years in prison for unlawful use and possession of a weapon, combined with being charged as an armed habitual criminal. Through our painful, excruciating, and stressful journey, which lasted more than three (3) years we researched, hired and sought the assistance of five (5) prominent attorneys in Chicago and they all said it was not a winnable case, after taking our money, or they were not sure what the outcome would be based on the evidence. Their services for what they charged was subpar and after asking for astronomical amounts of money their customary practice, and the make-up of their DNA, is to be disrespectful to the families and individuals who in many cases put up their life savings, so their loved one could have stellar representation.  However, the representation is not stellar, it is substandard, shoddy, and poor, they don’t visit your loved one, they leave your loved one sitting in jail, and in the end, they just want to plead out the case. However, the sixth attorney was a Blessing and a Charm, and I am pleased, gratified and happy to write this recommendation about Attorney NENYE UCHE. He is smart, he works hard for his clients, he is competent and a master of his craft, skill, and trade. As a result, I would not hesitate to suggest, advise, and urge anyone to ascertain the legal services of Attorney NENYE UCHE. During my husband’s trial, Attorney NENYE UCHE from his opening to his closing, came prepared to slay, exterminate, and create beyond a reasonable doubt my husband’s innocence. The police found my husband and his friend asleep in his friend’s car. They had been out drinking and fell asleep outside our home. After approaching the car and banging on the window, the Police Officer asked my husband to exit the car, which he did with his hands up, and a cup in his hand. At some point words were exchanged, and the Officer pulled his gun, and my husband turned his back and ran out of fear, with his hands up the entire time, hollering, “please don’t shoot.” When my husband was arrested he was held for approximately 48 hours and charged with possession of a gun.  The Officer wrote in his report, that my husband exited the car with a cup in one hand and a gun in his other hand. During trial, Attorney NENYE UCHE, reminded me of O.J. Simpson’s lawyer, Attorney Johnny Cochran. He explained to the jury, that the only finger prints on the gun, were those of the arresting Officers. He researched and understood the protocol of what was supposed to take place when a weapon is discovered at the scene of a crime. The Officers did not follow the protocol. He captivated the jurors with his knowledge of the law and forensic examination. Because the gun had not been tested properly, Attorney NENYE UCHE put a sign on the gun that read, “TEST ME PLEASE”. He ingeniously articulated that the gun in question was not near my husband. Moreover, the Judge Sustained Attorney NENYE UCHE twenty (20) times more than he did the Prosecutors.  However, Attorney NENYE UCHE expertly, shrewdly, and skillfully explained to the Jury that they should stand their ground, and not be bullied and have the courage to do what was right because the State had not proved their case beyond a reasonable doubt. My husband is back with his family, we never gave up on him, and neither did Attorney NENYE UCHE. It was not all strawberries and cream with Attorney NENYE UCHE put when he showed up, he showed out and his only objective was to help us bring my husband home.   Attorney NENYE UCHE is an outstanding Criminal Defense Attorney-intelligent, personable, hard-working, respectful, and persuasive. We found his services more than satisfactory, so if you are in need of an exceptional lawyer, please call Attorney NENYE UCHE. T. Hayes

Rodney N.

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Attorney Nenye E. Uche... Wow!!! He is truly the best above the rest. A relative was facing 40 years for an alleged aggravated sexual assault charge. He had first hired another attorney who told him the case seems a difficult one to win, because he saw the victim crying on her video recorded testimony. Out of fear that this attorney didn't have what it takes, we were referred to Attorney Uche. I tell you, he is never afraid of a challenge. He doesn't seek to settle - only to win. He accepted our case and 8 months later today, at precisely 6:22pm, our relative left the court room acquitted of all charges. Thanks you Attorney Uche!!! I can truly say without you my relative would have been locked up today for 40 years. Thank you, thank you, thank you... If you're looking for a veeryyy good criminal defense attorney Attorney Uche is your guy!

Frederick J.

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When I was charged with serious gun charges earlier this year, I was focused on finding a defense attorney who was a former prosecutor and who had excellent experience. Luckily, I found Attorney Uche. Attorney Uche is a pleasant man who took his time to make the whole process comfortable for me. When in court, Attorney Uche was aggressive and certainly commanded the respect of both the judge and the prosecutors. After much research and negotiations, Attorney Uche persuaded the prosecutors to drop all charges against me!! Today I am a free man thanks to Attorney Uche!

  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Merrillville, IN

Eric R.

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I found Alex online and was very impressed with his credentials. (former prosecutor/ current criminal defense lawyer) I had a few different cases that I needed expert representation for. From the start, Alex was very understanding and clearly communicated costs and potential outcomes without over promising. In the end, he far over delivered on my expectations and truly did an amazing job - way better than I had hoped. I would highly recommend Alex to anyone who is in need of legal counsel. He will deliver the best possible scenario at the most affordable costs..

Eric S.

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Mr Dominguez was fantastic! He said he would take care of my case and that's exactly what he did! He went way out of his way to make sure my case was taken care of in the manner that was most convenient for me! I highly, highly recommend his services to anyone in the unfortunate situation of needing an attorney!

Benjie K.

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Alex is amazing, I had a to be in court and with little to no time he was there to get me out of a jam he is very experienced in law and does not sugar coat anything. He walks you through the process and he is a attorney that is there for the client and not the court. I would highly recommend him to everyone.

  • 12 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL

Lindell C.

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I had a case that I had been fighting since April of 2010 I had three other lawyers on the case and I will not name names but it was not until I was told to get in contact with mr beals that this matter was finally resolved I can tell you that this man is a god send mr beals found what three others could not and yes he was able to do what three others could not .he cares he has a god spirit and he believes in you which is rare he never makes you feel like it is about the dollar or you are just another case he makes it personal and he shows you that he believes in the way he fights for you I had three others tell me that what MR BEALS did could not be done at the end of the day you want to have someone who you know has your best interest at hand ,the best I can say is he FIGHTS FOR YOU LIKE YOU ARE FAMILY we need more bart beals in law to even things up but since there is only one I am glad I know him.simply the best .enough said

Carolyn T.

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We called around for attorneys and was given the brush off, no one wanted to discuss my husbands case. Bart Beals has taken a special interest and walked us through every step of the way of a complicated legal system. There should be more attorneys like him.

Rhonda P.

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I am so happy that there are attorneys like Bart Beals out there. He works/fights really hard for his clients. I can imagine that this is no easy task. Thank you Attorney Beals for being the voice of the accused!

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL

Monica S.

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Ms. Andonova helped me with a very frustrating case that had dragged on for months. She was extremely professional, timely, and managed to resolve in a matter of two days what had taken me months to hash out with the party in question. I'm so grateful for her services and highly recommend her for her competency and legal expertise.

Taylor R.

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Elizabeth was very professional and friendly. She thoroughly explained every step of the process to me so that I knew exactly what to expect. Her services are affordable and she definitely followed through; I would highly recommend her firm if you need legal help!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL

Kevin B.

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Avoiding Felony Conviction! Andrew Gable, was the attorney that represented me upon getting arrested for an AUUW. The case in the minimum outcome was a MANDATORY Felony conviction and a minimum sentence to 1-3 years in Prison… This easily would have been the worst event to occur in my life. Completely hopeless and worried about what was to come I had no clue what was my next move. Until a good friend of mine recommended Mr. Gable. I gave Mr. Gable a call and right away he gave me advice, suggestions, what could be our approach on beating this case and much more. Mr. Gable met with me immediately after and assured me his very best and honestly delivered nothing more than just that! (Almost an understatement, 10/10). Hiring Mr. Gable I was trusting my entire future in his hands. It was a serious offense and Mr. Gable fought it all the way through like it was his number one priority. My case was a 1-million shot at making any sort of comeback or deal… Mr. Gable managed to get my case reduced to a Misdemeanor, supervision and community service and upon completion will be dismissed. I owe Mr. Gable a million times over a thank you and what a great job he did, he saved my future, my career and I honestly wouldn't recommend anyone else when it comes to representing you in court, THANK YOU.

Kathy H.

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During the most challenging time in my life I was so blessed to find Attorney Andrew Gable. His level of professionalism, knowledge and responsiveness was beyond amazing. Attorney Gable represented my son as though he was his son and got justice for my son with an outcome that was great!!! If you need the best Criminal Defense Attorney, he's the best choice!!!

Sharinay B.

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Andy is a good lawyer and is hard working. He doesn’t just look at his clients as money he actually cares about what is going on and takes their life into consideration. I highly recommend him.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Aurora, IL


Our services include: * criminal defense representation * expungement * sealing and petitions for executive clemency, representation on civil and/or criminal orders of protection, etc.

  • 32 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min


We are a top-rated DUI and criminal defense firm in DuPage County, featuring a retired judge, former prosecutor, past bar association president and 'super lawyer' as featured in Sun-Times, Tribune, Chicago Magazine, Oprah, etc. Our firm has handled over 14,000 cases since 1986. Located across the DuPage Courthouse, we wrote the book on Illinois DUI Law and Practice. Call now for a free phone consultation!

  • Des Plaines, IL


Fagan, Fagan & Davis defends clients facing felony and misdemeanor criminal, DUI and even traffic matters in Chicago and the surrounding areas, including all of Cook, Lake, and DuPage counties. Our attorneys have legal experience, exceeding 100 years of combined legal practice, and our in-office staff is friendly and knowledgeable (and speaks Spanish). Our main office is located in Des Plaines, just minutes from several major highways, right where we've been serving our clients for over 20 years. Call us for a free consultation, whether in person or over the phone!


As a Chicago criminal attorney and a Chicago DUI lawyer, attorney Uche has the unique advantage of being a former prosecutor with over a thousand successful prosecutions under his belt. As a result, Attorney Uche has an intimate knowledge of how prosecutors and law enforcement officers will develop and prosecute your criminal charges or DUI. Having the benefit of being a former prosecutor, attorney Uche uses his wealth of experience and his intimate knowledge of the criminal justice system and his skills to aggressively and quickly identify the weaknesses in the prosecution's case. He is a Chicago drunk driving lawyer.


We achieve success for our clients through a practice that focuses on hands-on investigation and research. I've developed these strategies and techniques over the past 19 years. They give myself and my firm an advantage over the prosecution and other attorneys. Our criminal defense lawyers address cases involving: - Felony narcotics cases - Misdemeanor drug charges - All misdemeanor offenses - Expunging criminal records - Clemency in Illionis - Illinois DUI - Assault and battery - Murder - Embezzlement - Fraud - Violent crimes - Weapons charges - Federal crimes and charges - White collar criminal cases - Illinois State charges


Bob Callahan has been a successful Chicago defense attorney at law for over 15 years. Fighting diligently daily to ensure that everyone receives protection under the United States constitution, his victory counts, and the variety of categories of these cases serves as proof that he can defend you.

  • 12 years in business
  • Skokie, IL


When you’ve had a run-in with law enforcement in Skokie, Illinois and find yourself facing criminal charges, you will want a smart, tough and experienced Skokie criminal lawyer as your stalwart defender. Skokie defense attorney, Andrew M. Weisberg, understands exactly what the prosecution will do and will build and strengthen your defense accordingly. Thanks to his experience as a former prosecutor in Cook and Will counties, Andrew M. Weisberg is highly accomplished at both sides of criminal law. Mr. Weisberg has nearly two decades of experience as a criminal defense lawyer handling criminal cases by upholding the rights of the accused and providing savvy and aggressive criminal defense strategies in situations just like yours. Depending upon the circumstances surrounding your case, your defense lawyer in Skokie may be able to negotiate with the district attorney to have the charges against you reduced or dropped. Often, it is possible to obtain more leniency by pleading to a lesser charge. Even if you and your Skokie criminal defense lawyer go to trial; however, it doesn’t mean you should lose hope. Mr. Weisberg will work assiduously to uphold your rights and your best interests while seeking the most favorable outcome that can be achieved. In his over 20 years as a defense lawyer, Andrew M. Weisberg has helped clients find favorable outcomes in a variety of criminal cases, including the following: * Assault and battery * Battery * Aggravated battery * Domestic violence * Domestic battery * Drug crimes * Possession of cocaine * Possession of heroin * Possession of cannabis/marijuana * DUI * Felonies * Robbery * Sex crimes * Criminal sexual abuse or sexual assault * Aggravated criminal sexual abuse or sexual assault * Predatory criminal sexual assault of a child * Prostitution * Theft crimes * Retail theft * Residential burglary * White-collar crimes and more

  • Response time: 13 hours
  • Crown Point, IN


I am Atty. Nicholas A. Snow, a father, a husband, a Christian, and an attorney. My individual practice is concentrated on the areas of municipal law, employment law, bankruptcy, and personal injury. Through my association with Harris Law Firm, P.C. I also offer quality representation in the areas of municipal law and general practice. Are you experiencing financial difficulty? Are you feeling discriminated or singled out at work? Have you been injured through no fault of your own? These are all difficult situations for you, which generate opportunities for me to serve you. Contact me at Harris Law FIrm, P.C. today to schedule your free consultation. I look forward to meeting you!


I specialize on criminal defense and child a protection law. My business is great because we defend the wrongfully accused and protect and preserve the family institution. The firm has defended a 14-year-old accused of the death of a law enforcement officer with success and represented a poor mother whose parental rights were being terminated, so that a multimillion dollar-income family could adopt her baby.


We handle: - Immigration: Visas, deportation defense, family-based petitions, and naturalization - Criminal defense: DUI, gun charges, drug charges, sex crimes, murder, driving without a license, all felonies, and significant misdemeanors


We are Dupage County Criminal defense attorneys with more than 10,000 criminal cases handled. Contact the firm today!


Aaron Goldstein Attorney At Law is Chicago’s leading criminal defense firm, and represents individuals in all types of cases including drugs and narcotics, guns and weapons, violent crimes, DUI, wire and mail fraud, and all federal and state criminal cases. If you have been charged criminally in the Chicago area, the Aaron Goldstein Attorney At Law can help you.


At the Law Offices Of Shari Clancy Bertane, we provide quality, professional services in all aspects of family law and criminal defense to individuals in Elgin, Illinois, Kane County, and Cook County. We provide our clients with the confidentiality and personal, professional services they deserve. We provide representation for legal matters involving divorce, visitation and support, child custody, juvenile and criminal law defense, traffic offenses, and personal injury.

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