Testimonials

The lawyer-client relationship must always be built upon trust.  Seeking quality legal representation includes the desire for experienced and successful trial attorneys.  Here are a few unsolicited comments from our clients.  We hope you will find them useful in your assessment of our firm.  We want to gain your personal trust.  To learn what a determined and experienced defense team can do for your case, please call us for free a consultation: 847-412-1863.



Dear Wayne and Joel,
I want to tell you how truly touched I was by the warmth and generosity shown to me by both of you at yesterday's visit. I had driven up thinking I was just going to have an in and out visit, but instead we handled the paperwork in a matter of minutes and then for the next thirty minutes both of you gave your complete attention, both listening to and advising me. I have to admit that at first, I was really caught off guard by this gesture. I had no idea that I was going to be thinking or discussing "my future" with anybody that afternoon. But once you guys started talking to me, I immediately felt open to this and was comforted by the sense that I was in the presence of two suburb "mentors." Wayne, I just needed something like yesterday more than anything. I honestly have tears in my eyes right now just thinking about the sensitivity it required for you to recognize how helpful giving thirty minutes of your life could be to mine. I'm really at a loss of words describing how meaningful yesterday was to me, but I can at least say that our meeting gave me comfort, ideas, direction and above all, the memory of one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me. (Seriously)
Thank you again,
DM



Dear Mr. Addis and Mr. Greenberg,
I walked in your office on December 8th as a stranger, but your patience and warm hearts immediately made me feel so at home that I wanted to tell you everything. I heard the saying that this country is ruled and ruined by lawyers and I had believe it more or less. However, my experience in meeting with all of you totally changed my preconception. You are not only helping people who need legal assistance, but also are doing your best people like me better persons. You should be very proud of your profession. Thank you for your priceless advice. It started working, I can tell: I have better sleep, my symptoms are more bearable and my mind is more peaceful. The turning point for all of this is my meeting and having the conversation with you. No words can express my gratitude enough. Thank you so much and have a wonderful holiday season.
Sincerely,
WL



Dear Joel and Wayne,
I know this letter is long past due, but it seems every time I sat down to write it, I could not. The emotional toll of these past seven months may never be corrected. However, words can never express our thanks as a family for the care, consideration and devotion you have afforded us these past months.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
PK



Dear Joel and Wayne,
Just to let you know that because of your devotion and hard work, our son was able to fulfill his dream and join the army in March. He is doing well and enjoying his new career. Our family will always remember everything you have done and your kindness to our son.
Thank you for everything.
MN



Hi Wayne and Joel:
"First of all, thank you for doing such a wonderful job in representing me on my DUI.  It is quite obvious to me that the outcome would have been dramatically different without your help.  You are very good at what you do and I am very grateful for your representation."
David L.



Dear Wayne and Joel:
"You guys are the toughest and best lawyers I know.  Thanks for all your help.  I am giving out your name to anyone who needs an attorney."
Tony M.



Wayne,
"Never in a million years did we think we would end up in a situation in need of an attorney, but we're glad that we had you to help us through. I don't think we would have made it without you. In a short matter of time we felt as if you were part of our family. It's comforting having a lawyer you can trust and rely on."
Carlos L.



Wayne and Joel:
"Again, I can't thank you enough for your help on this matter.  Your tireless work will always be remembered by my family and me.  Take care my friends."
Tim M.



Wayne and Joel:
"Words seem so insignificant to express my gratitude.  Thank you guys for being there for me."
Paul N.



Dear Joel and Wayne:
"First and foremost, I thank your for your honesty regarding my case and I also thank you for really going beyond for me.  One mistake could cause so much grief in all the things it comes with.  You guys really took a lot of that away."
Yours with gratitude.
Lou H.



Wayne and Joel,
"Within a matter of seconds of meeting with you, I knew that everything was going to be okay. I walked into your office terrified and anxious, and walked out feeling relieved. Thank you both so much for being so personable and doing everything you could to help me. I never thought this situation would have turned out as good as it did. Thank you for your hard work."
Daniel A.



Mr. Addis and Mr. Greenberg,
"Thank you again for your tremendous support. I have unfortunately needed the aid of several lawyers throughout my life, but none of them compare to you. Every time I needed a response to an email or phone call, I could not believe how quickly you got in touch with me. You made a nightmare of a situation so much easier. I hope that I won't need lawyers again in the future. But if I do, you guys would be my choice hands down."
James E.



Wayne and Joel,
"Calling you experts would be an understatement. You both truly know how to negotiate and to handle the tiny details of a case. In court I saw so many lawyers and clients unprepared and unprofessional. After you defended me, I walked out of the courthouse so proud to have you both as my attorneys. Thank you."
Michael W.



Dear Mr. Addis and Mr. Greenberg
"Thank you for helping me get my life back on track. I still learned a valuable lesson, and you kept me from going to jail. For that I have a tremendous amount of gratitude."
Ron P.



Joel and Wayne,
"From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your guidance. You guys are more than attorneys...you have become my friends. Keep in touch."
Carly F.



Wayne and Joel,
"There was no greater feeling than walking into the courthouse and being greeted by seemingly every lawyer and judge that we saw. You guys are celebrities at the courthouse! I firmly believe that was an invaluable part of your representation of me. The results you achieved on my case saved my life. I can't thank you enough."
Jon L.



Mr. Addis and Mr. Greenberg,
"Your positive attitudes and conduct with other people show that you both are much more than great attorneys - you are great people. Thank you so much!"
J.B.



Wayne and Joel,
"On October 17th, I thought that my mistake would be following me around for the rest of my life. With your help, I can rest assured that it's in the past. Thank you for representing me. I know I'll never drink and drive again."
Michael R.



Joel and Wayne,
"Thank you both so much for helping me on my theft case. It's nice to know that some people believe in giving others a second chance."
S.K.



Dear, Mr. Addis and Mr. Greenberg,
"I appreciate how reasonable you both are - in more ways than one. You guys have been there for me like family members. If I know of anyone with legal trouble, I'll be immediately referring them to you."
A.S.



Dear Wayne and Joel,
"I can't thank you both enough for taking your time to counsel me regarding my son. Joel, you went out of your way to reassure me and for that I thank you. Your compassion and integrity are a rare find in compromising situations. Wishing you, your families, and firm nothing but good fortune, health, and happiness."
Judy S.

Dear Wayne and Joel,
My husband was falsely accused by a drunk neighbor of assault for a fight he did not start nor defend himself against. The police arrested my husband because of a lack of a witness and believed the drunk guy's girlfriend as a "witness". The unbelievable part of this is that my husband had several injuries and called 911 to report the assault. I was beside myself with disbelief, fear and anxiety. I had never been in such a situation before, but knew that my husband needed the best lawyers possible. I searched the Internet and phone book and everything led me to your firm. Your bios that listed your vast experience and service in this community convinced me to call.  You made an appointment with us the same day and spent all the time necessary to help us sort out what was to be a long fight.  It was a 9 month odyssey of the accusers lying, delaying, and trying every trick in the book - but your team was always a step ahead of them and called their every bluff until they finally realized they would be laughed out of court, and they did not show up for the trial.

Your collective reputation in the community is undeniable, and you clearly have the respect of the judges in this district. Without your help, my husband may have been wrongly convicted of a crime he did not commit which would have affected our lives forever. We are still recovering from the experience, but we both realize that it could have been so much worse had we not entrusted the case to your firm.
With gratitude,

Kim S.


I found these guys easily when I started my research for a good attorney. After reading so many high ratings and reviews, I felt very compelled to contact them. They were friendly and accommodating right away. They understood my situation and gave me a strong sense of hope despite the charges against me. I highly recommend giving them a call. Their performance truly merits their high ratings.

Shawn


Wayne and Joel are exceptional lawyers as well as individuals. Their talent and dedication to their clients is remarkable. They calmly and methodically prepared a timeline and sequence of events for a case that presented several unique challenges. They not only prevailed at every turn in the case, they also kept me completely informed as to what they were doing and the potential positive, as well as negative, possible outcomes. There were no negatives. They didn't take anything for granted and did not rest until the case was dismissed, a total victory. The need for legal representation can happen to anyone and often suddenly. When it happens, it is absolutely essential to have the very best representation and, I can speak from experience, that is Wayne Addis and ... as well as individuals. Their talent and dedication to their clients is remarkable. They calmly and methodically prepared a timeline and sequence of events for a case that presented several unique challenges. They not only prevailed at every turn in the case, they also kept me completely informed as to what they were doing and the potential positive, as well as negative, possible outcomes. There were no negatives. They didn't take anything for granted and did not rest until the case was dismissed, a total victory. The need for legal representation can happen to anyone and often suddenly. When it happens, it is absolutely essential to have the very best representation and, I can speak from experience, that is Wayne Addis and Joel Greenberg...they are the best of the best and raise the bar for the entire profession. While my outcome was an impressive victory, it was Wayne and Joel's concern, diligence, talent and long standing partnership that is most impressive. I was very fortunate to have had them to represent me.

Dave


Great lawyers - very courteous and professional. Help ease the burden of anxiety and are honest about what they might/might not be able to accomplish with your case. Recently got a speeding ticket for going 30+ over the speed limit, which is now a misdemeanor in the state of IL.They were able to get the state to reduce it to just a regular speeding ticket. Also helps that they are well known and respected among their peers.

KJ


They had my back! I was recently involved in a traumatic auto accident. Wayne and Joel were recommended to me by a long time friend. The minute I met them, I knew that these two professionals were the attorneys for me. By the time our first meeting was over, I felt a huge weight being lifted from my shoulders. I felt very safe. They told me not to worry because they had my back. I found out later that they have handled thousands of accident cases. Throughout the entire process, Wayne and Joel demonstrated repeatedly that they knew exactly what to do and when. They always made me feel at ease, confident and secure. They kept me informed with the truth at all times. When the proceedings were over, I found that they really did “have my back” all ... I was recently involved in a traumatic auto accident. Wayne and Joel were recommended to me by a long time friend. The minute I met them, I knew that these two professionals were the attorneys for me. By the time our first meeting was over, I felt a huge weight being lifted from my shoulders. I felt very safe. They told me not to worry because they had my back. I found out later that they have handled thousands of accident cases. Throughout the entire process, Wayne and Joel demonstrated repeatedly that they knew exactly what to do and when. They always made me feel at ease, confident and secure. They kept me informed with the truth at all times. When the proceedings were over, I found that they really did “have my back” all along. The outcome of my case was in my favor and I have the utmost faith and confidence in both Wayne and Joel. I will never have to search for anyone to watch my back again. These two men are outstanding! Thank you Wayne and Joel. I will never forget the professionalism and expert advice you gave me.

Al


These guys are GREAT. Got a speeding ticket for going 32 over the posted limit after two weeks the speeding law had changed. My ticket required my appearance in court, so the severity of the ticket was serious. I needed a good lawyer, and I got the absolute best. My satisfaction with their service started from the moment I met with them to discuss my situation. They consulted me with what to expect and what their strategy would be to lessen the punishment. Walking out of their office, I remember feeling a huge weight being lifted off my shoulders. Wayne and Joel completely relieved me from ALL my stress and anxiety, and assured me I'd be taken care of (and I was!). I had the honor of having Wayne defend me on the day of my court date. I was impressed to watch him work hard even minutes prior to court being in session - talking to my officer and to the states attorney. Needless to say, his hard work paid off. I am thoroughly thankful for everything Wayne has done, and absolutely thrilled with the result ... Got a speeding ticket for going 32 over the posted limit after two weeks the speeding law had changed. My ticket required my appearance in court, so the severity of the ticket was serious. I needed a good lawyer, and I got the absolute best. My satisfaction with their service started from the moment I met with them to discuss my situation. They consulted me with what to expect and what their strategy would be to lessen the punishment. Walking out of their office, I remember feeling a huge weight being lifted off my shoulders. Wayne and Joel completely relieved me from ALL my stress and anxiety, and assured me I'd be taken care of (and I was!). I had the honor of having Wayne defend me on the day of my court date. I was impressed to watch him work hard even minutes prior to court being in session - talking to my officer and to the states attorney. Needless to say, his hard work paid off. I am thoroughly thankful for everything Wayne has done, and absolutely thrilled with the result of my ticket - he is a true life saver! I highly recommend these guys to help you with whatever trouble you're in. I'd even say that satifisfaction is guaranteed with these guys, bc they'll go above and beyond to ensure the best outcome for their clients. It was a pleasure to work with these guys. Not only are they professional, but very personable as well, which helped to make the situation less frightening. What started off to be a complete disaster, ended in the most positive experience. Hire these guys as your lawyers! You won't regret it!

Amy


Peace of Mind If you are a parent whose son or daughter has transgressed somewhere in Chicagoland, call Addis and Greenberg, particulalry if you can't be there yourself. This pair is honest, extremely professional, thorough, and tireless. We had the best possible result. The amount of attention I got, half way across the country, went way above and beyond what I would have expected. Even though attorney-client confidentiality does not extend to an adult client's parents, I still felt very much included in developing options for legal strategies. At the outset, my son said, “This is definitely who we want.” He was right. Wayne and Joel acted as no-nonsense fathers, but they also had his back when it came to dealing with the court. They are very knowledgeable and experienced and exceptional legal strategists. They took very seriously what others might have brushed off as a relatively minor offense. And they were ready when the other side tried to throw the book at their client.

Jim


When you need a lawyer After getting a DUI around the holidays in December 2009 I didn't know which way to turn. So I started to interview lawyers. Addis Greenberg was one of the lawyers that were recommended. From the first time I spoke with them they were upfront and honest about what the ramifications of a DUI. They let me know step by step what to expect through out the court process. After that meeting I knew I would be in good hands. I did not feel like I was going through this alone. The outcome was very favorable. If I ever needed a lawyer again, I would definitely call Wayne & Joel. L.G.

LG