Dan Zeit is an EXCELLENT lawyer. I retained him in March 2012 to help me personally and also my son, over 10 years ago.
I should have done this a long time ago, but it's never too late to give a compliment or a long overdue good review. I was on this site giving a review to another (excellent) lawyer for a real estate matter, so it's time to say what a great job Dan did in
helping me when I unfortunately had a DUI arrest, and had not submitted to any sort of field sobriety testing or the breathalyzer as was my legal right. I was a faced with the possiblity of having an ignition iterlock device placed in my car, and not being able to drive for a period of time at all during the the summary suspension. If that were to have happened I would have surely lost my job. Dan worked it out a for me, with state's attorney, that if I plead guilty, paid my fines right away, I could keep on driving, which was the only way I could continue getting to work having no one else to drive me, nor any public transportation available to me in my area. Dan got this all done in just 2 court dates! Amazing. The summary suspension was rescinded the day before it was to begin and I was able to keep
on going to work, did my counseling classes and learn from my mistakes and move on with my life.
Dan is a first-rate attorney who made me feel comfortable and explained everything about what was
going to happen and why, in a very easy to understand way. I would recommend him highly to anyone who has been arrested for a DUI charge or other criminal offense. He is a skilled, experienced, first-rate attorney who gets your case done quickly. His fees were reasonable as well.
I needed expert help for my son who had serious felony charges filed against him that were unfair (really) but complicated. Dan used his knowledge of the law, as well as familiarity with every prosecutor/judge/lawyer and the system in Waukegan, to handle the case patiently, ethically, but aggressively when necessary. Eventually, all charges were dropped, which was more than we had hoped for. He's not always great at returning phone calls :) but is an unusually nice guy who does his best, charges fairly, and really cares about his clients. I highly recommend him.