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  • 26 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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

  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Client A.
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I hired Mr. Sheikh due to the fact that he is professional, knowledgeable, a great listener, easy to talk to and most importantly acts with a sense of urgency. I received a phone call within the hour I left him a message! A bright and compassionate attorney, from our first conversation he made me feel at ease and did not judge me for the situation I had placed myself in (criminal charges). Once we met in person I could tell he had the experience and expertise I needed for my situation. I’m so thankful he took my case; other attorneys’ plans were not good options for me and Sal had a different plan and approach that worked! He worked around my schedule, patiently answered all my questions and explained what to expect several times over the course of my year-long ordeal. Sal’s been doing this a long time, is very good at what he does and knows what to do to get you the best outcome for your case. Call Sal!

Beals Law Firm
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
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.

  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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..

Law Office of Andrew Gable
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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!!!

Criminal Defense Group, LLP
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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!

Michael J. Petro
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    Kim H. T.
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    Michael J. Petro Provides Criminal Defense Attorney In Chicago, IL


    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.


    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


    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.


    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.


    Every DUI case is unique and you will need the representation of an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney. Dennis F. Dwyer is a leading Illinois DUI lawyer and Chicago criminal defense attorney.


    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.

    • 13 years in business

    We practice criminal law defense, representing people who have been arrested and charged with committing a crime. We represent defendants at every stage in the criminal justice system, including during bond hearings, felony preliminary hearings, and grand jury investigations. To prepare for hearings, we strategize with our clients face to face, even with those who are being held in jail or prison. We file pretrial motions, for example, motions to reduce bond, motions to suppress evidence illegally seized, and motions to suppress confessions illegally obtained. We take cases to trial.


    At the Law Office of Robert Kerr, LLC, our Chicago criminal defense lawyers work hard to attack the strength of the government's case against our client. We do this through intensive investigation, superior legal analysis, smart use of pretrial motions and other procedural tactics that can shift the balance in your favor. To learn how you can benefit from our aggressive approach to criminal defense, contact us in Chicago for a free consultation.


    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!


    Robert J Callahan has nearly 20 years of experience in criminal law. He developed into a skilled defense attorney while working in the criminal law specialty area of narcotics defense related litigation, as well as contesting the devastating effects of DUI and other traffic and vehicle offenses. Robert Callahan is a proven defense lawyer in Chicago with the skills to handle a range of cases.


    Many attorneys fail at explaining the complex issues of a clients case in simple English. Instead, most lawyers regurgitate confusing legal analysis and leave a client to figure it out for themselves. We understand that different clients have different needs. Some prefer to follow the advice of counsel, and refuse to ask questions while others ask for a more in depth discussion of the law and what it means. In both situations the attorney should explain the law, but for some reason many don't. We care about your case, and what is going to happen to you. We want you to understand what is going on so you're not surprised when a ruling is handed down or when we have to proceed to trial. We find that the majority of client dissatisfaction stems from attorneys refusing to return calls or educate their client on what is happening. At our office, we refuse to engage in such terrible and unethical representation of a client. Because when you are happy with the results, that's when we are too.


    Being charged with any crime is a serious matter and one that you need to give your full attention to as soon as it happens. You can’t fight the system on your own, and your future is too important to trust to anyone but the best attorney to help you mount a strong legal defense. I also take pride in making sure that each of my clients receives individualized attention. My commitment to each of my clients and to myself is to treat each person with compassion and respect. The stronger our relationship is, the better chance we have of building a team that will protect your rights and preserve your freedom.

    • 19 years in business

    The Criminal Defense League is a law firm committed to providing “equal justice under the law.” In this country, far too many defendants are at an immediate disadvantage because of the financial inability to hire quality, private council. In criminal cases, legal assistance is a constitutional right but if you cannot afford your own attorney your life may rest in the hands of an overworked or inexperienced public defender. We believe we are closing “Justice Gap” by making expert legal defense, affordable. We offer reduced fees and payments plans and do our best to work with the client financially.

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