Posted by Chris
Richard was referred to me by a colleague and I'm glad she did! One of his specialties is advocating for drivers licensed in Illinois that received citations in Wisconsin. This is important because the laws in those two states are different and Illinois drivers may not be aware of the difference.
He's easy to speak to, punctual and was able to accommodate my needs quickly and on short notice! His rates are also reasonable too. I'm very happy with his services and you will be to if you're an Illinois driver looking for:
-A knowledgeable attorney
-Quick turnaround, especially on short notice
Posted by a client
We hired Richard to handle three different matters - a speeding ticket and accident in Illinois and an underage drinking ticket in Wisconsin. Richard was extremely knowledgeable and provided timely and excellent counsel. He was able to handle all matters in an expeditious fashion with a positive outcome. I would definitely recommend Richard to family and friends.
Posted by Anne
Hiring Richard Albanese was one of the best decisions we had made in months. A family member was ticketed with an OWI while in Northern WI. Being an Illinois resident in the midst of a permanent move to WI only complicated this case. Being a young adult, and with us lacking any knowledge and experience in DUI/OWI situations, Attorney Albanese answered the million questions we peppered him with, all with grace and patience. He did not pressure us to contract with him, but explained the myriad of issues involved, and we felt 100% comfortable meeting with him in person to further understand what our case would entail. He was always flexible with timing and accommodated us right away. When we did meet, we were very impressed with Atty. Albanese's professionalism and sense of compassion towards us. He assured us that he would resolve the case to the best of his ability and made us realize that hiring someone who not only knew the laws of Illinois in great depth, but the complicated Wisconsin system was extremely important. There is simply no way anyone can navigate this situation without someone who fully understands the ramifications and protocol of an OWI like Mr. Albanese does. If I called, he answered. He would call me weekly over the 4 month process to update us on the ever-changing situation, and always made me feel like he had unturned every stone there was; ones I had never even considered. He was able to achieve resolution on aspects of this case that I could have never done without his help. Lawyers usually are associated with negative connotations and considered deceitful and corrupt. I can say with absolute honesty that this case would have never had the outcome it had if Atty. Albanese was not handling it on our behalf. I was able to lay my head on the pillow at night, knowing that I did not need to worry if he was taking care of the case. We never had to appear in court nor handle any calls. He did it all. His fare was extremely reasonable, especially for the time he must have put into it. Most definitely, money well spent for something that affects you for the rest of one's life. If you need someone who is sharp, personable, knowledgeable, Wisconsin AND Illinois literate (licensed in both), and will give you the peace of mind that a situation like this has taken away from you--trust Attorney Albanese to handle it.
Posted by a client
Richard's knowledge of Wisconsin's legal system and pertinate statutes / laws made the process seamless.
Highly recommend using Richard for contesting any Wisconsin traffic sitations both the service and outcome was excellent
Posted by a client
I received a speeding ticket in Burlington, WI for going 15 over the limit. I contacted Richard's office to see if he could help keeping this off my IL driving record. After a few email exchanges, Richard took care of the rest. I did not have to appear in court and the outcome was as Richard promised. His fee was very reasonable. I would not hesitate to use Richard again and will refer others to him if they need a lawyer in Wisconsin.
Posted by Kathy
What a great experience. He quickly took care of a ticket in Wisconsin without even having to appear and then dealt with a construction zone ticket in Illinois - getting the ticket reduced to a "normal" speeding ticket with supervision. Saved money on the fines and increased insurance rates. Smooth and painless.... I would highly recommend Mr. Albanese to anyone who might need help with a traffic violation. I know he does criminal work as well and mu guess would be he'd be great at that as well
Posted by Andy
My experience with Mr. Albanese was excellent: Richard is very knowledgeable and professional lawyer. I found that he was very easy to talk with and easy to get a hold of, especially when I would reach out to him after hours. Mr. Albanese is very diligent, persistent and effective lawyer who knows how to get the job done for his clients. I was very satisfied with the outcome of my case. He also understood my financial situation and allowed me to make payments during the span of my case. I would highly recommend Mr. Albanese to anyone looking for great results!
Posted by Mark
I'm an Illinois resident who recieved a speeding ticket at Hwy 50 and Hwy 94. It wasn't a terrible ticket but a violation of the law none the less. I found Richard on line after doing a google search and was most impressed by his clear and concise explantion of Wisconsin Law as it pertains to an Illinois residents. After speaking with Richard on the phone I was even more impressed by his understanding of my situation and his confidence in a favorable outcome. Richard was polite, easy to work with and very accommodating. We only needed to communicate with each other by email once we had an intial phone conversation. His communications were prompt and simple. Best thing of all, I did not need to appear in court in Kenosha! He did all that on my behalf. The final outcome was as he thought it would be and I'm very relieved to have the ticket off my record. Thanks Richard!
Posted by a client
I highly recommend Mr. Albanese. I was charged with a Class B Misdemeanor for speeding in IL and was very concerned about having such a conviction on my record and the potential damaging effect on my career. I contacted Mr. Albanese as soon as I found out the serious nature of my charge and received a call back almost immediately. He addressed my concerns in a professional yet sympathetic manner and explained what I could expect to happen at court. On my court date, he negotiated with the prosecutor and was able to get the charges reduced to a petty traffic offense that would not go on my driving record if the fine and court fees were paid by the end of the court supervision date. It was the best outcome I could hope for in my situation. He's the lawyer I will go to if I ever face another legal issue in the future. I recommend him without any hesitation.
Posted by a client
Richard helped me defend a speeding ticket I received while driving to the scene of an accident. He was a bit more expensive than his competition, but his approach was more sophisticated than simply pleading guilty and trying to cut a deal. In the end it took 4 appearances, a letter to a supervisor, requesting radar gun data and a few other things, but he stuck with me through the 6-month process. When we initially were offered a poor settlement, his experience was really helpful in crafting a strategy that eventually led us to the settlement we wanted. Whenever I asked for an update he promptly responded, although I wished he was a bit more proactive with touching base prior to each court date. I am pleased with his service, and would recommend him.