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Top 10 lawyers in Chicago, IL

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Singewald Law Firm

Singewald Law Firm

New on Thervo
9+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Personalized service. Compassionate, understanding. Helping my clients through very diffcult times.
Reno R. Renzetti / NORDINI & THOMPSON

Reno R. Renzetti / NORDINI & THOMPSON

5.0Exceptional(9)
12 hires on Thervo
24+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
We offer great customer service and lower retainers than other divorce attorneys. We also only practice in this field of law, so our workdays are disrupted by other areas of the law. Our practice also takes on divorce and custody cases in various Illinois Counties, including but not limited to: DuPage, Will, Cook, Kendall, and Kane counties.
Chaka Dinkins Bookkeeping Services

Chaka Dinkins Bookkeeping Services

5.0Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
13 hires on Thervo
13+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Steve S. says, "Excellent and rapid professional service....planning to use her again this year" Read more
LAW OFFICE OF JOHN M. KOVAC

LAW OFFICE OF JOHN M. KOVAC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
27+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
I am an experienced personal injury trial attorney and provide exceptional legal service. I am readily accessible to my clients. I have handled many jury trials and arbitrations and argued cases before the Illinois Appellate Courts and the Illinois Supreme Court. I have testified in court as an expert witness and am admitted to practice in federal court in Illinois and Wisconsin. I have also previously handled matters before the IL Court of Claims, IL Human Rights Commission, IL Workers' Compensation Commission, and IL Department of Labor, Social Security Administration and Cook County Zoning Board of Appeals. It's never boring. You are const...

Your lawyer questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does a lawyer cost?

A lawyer costs $150 to $400 per hour, depending on their location, field, and experience level. Some lawyers charge a $500 to $5,000 retainer fee, which is essentially a down payment based on their hourly rate. Other lawyers charge a flat fee for basic services, including:

  • Filing for bankruptcy
  • Immigration cases
  • Trademarks or patents
  • Writing a prenup
  • An uncontested divorce without a custody arrangement

What does a lawyer do?

A lawyer gives legal advice and completes paperwork on behalf of clients. Lawyers who have passed the bar exam can represent their clients in court and advocate on their behalf. These services save their clients the time and stress it would take to complete legal work on their own.

Specific responsibilities of a lawyer include:

  • Advising clients
  • Organizing and filing paperwork
  • Conducting relevant research
  • Negotiating settlements
  • Communicating with clients, witnesses, and colleagues

Does it cost money to ask a lawyer a question?

Most lawyers offer free consultations before taking on your case. This allows you to ask questions and helps them decide how long the case might take and whether you're likely to win. However, once you hire a lawyer, you will be billed for phone calls, questions, and emails.

What education is needed to become a lawyer?

A person must get a bachelor's degree and a juris doctor degree (J.D.) from an accredited law school to become a lawyer. Law school takes 3 years, or 7 years including a bachelor's degree. They must also pass the bar exam in order to represent clients in court.

What's the difference between a lawyer and an attorney?

The terms "lawyer" and "attorney" are usually used interchangeably, but they are technically different. A lawyer is someone who graduated from law school and can give legal advice but may or may not have passed the bar exam.

An attorney is a person who passed the bar exam and is now qualified to represent clients in court. All attorneys are lawyers, but not all lawyers are attorneys.

How to I choose a lawyer?

When choosing a lawyer near you, follow these steps:

  • Decide which type of lawyer you need for your case.
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  • Verify their credentials and whether they've passed the bar exam.
  • Choose a lawyer who fits your budget and makes you feel comfortable.
  • Choose a lawyer that's conveniently located if possible.
  • Get an estimate and contract in writing before any casework begins.

What questions should I ask lawyers?

Ask the following questions to find the best lawyer possible:

  • How long have you been practicing law?
  • When did you pass the bar?
  • Do you give free consultations to potential clients?
  • Are you able to take on my case now?
  • What are your rates? Do you charge by the hour or have a retainer fee?
  • How many cases like mine have you won?
  • Will you give me a written estimate and contract?

Reviews for Chicago lawyers

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
Mia K.
I was shocked that Mr. Renzetti is the owner of the firm - he was so approachable and responsive ! I hired him on a referral from my sister - Reno handled my case like he was advising a family member - plus I noticed that opposing council and the judge really respected him. Mr. Renzetti only practices Family Law so he is literally an expert! I had no idea where to turn- start or expect when I was served with divorce papers but the staff and Mr. Renzetti were AMAZING and made me feel heard and informed - I am about to finalize my case and am no longer fearing my life post divorce. I am glad my sister referred me to him and I’ve already referred him to several friends in need- you can’t go wrong having Mr. Renzetti representing you!
Reno R. Renzetti / NORDINI & THOMPSON
Robert S.
She went the extra mile and fast! Outstanding job Chaka thank you!
Chaka Dinkins Bookkeeping Services
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