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I was looking to get a question answered about an appeal. Atty Sachs was 1 of the Attys who answered my question. This Atty is so kind & caring that he went above & beyond to try & help me get the answers I needed. Atty Sachs reached out in all his kindness to point me in the right direction. I wasn't even a client & he did this for me. If I ever needed an Atty & lived in the area where Atty Sachs practices I would definitely call him. If you need an Atty, call Atty Sachs 1st. Thank you.
Overwhelmed by the appeal after fenced off a frivolous lawsuit from my wife's 'friend', I recently contacted Mr. Sachs for help by sending him an email. Out of surprise, he responded back within hours asking me for the case number so that he could take a look while honestly mentioning he might not be the best lawyer for my case as he is out of the jurisdiction/not specializing in the field of my case. I emailed him the case number without much expectation for any serious follow-up from him. But yet again to my surprise, next day after he looked up my case docket, he sent back a long/detailed email outlined his assessment of my situation, my options and his suggestions including that I should find a local attorney. It is unfortunate that I can't retain him as my attorney. But nevertheless what a great lawyer/gentleman! Thank you Mr. Sachs.
I met with Mr. Sachs for an initial consultation after a shoplifting incident that resulted in me being detained by Loss Prevention. The police were never called, and I had not been charged criminally with anything...however, I had received a Civil Demand Letter and was worried about possible repercussions that I wasn't aware of. I probed the internet for questions/situations that were similar to mine and came across the Avvo website. I noticed Mr. Sachs' profile and saw he was in the Chicago-Evanston area and decided to look him up. He explained the difference between criminal and civil actions that may be taken against me in a very clear-cut manner. Furthermore, he also examined the likelihood of those actions given my particular situation up until the current time I met with him. Given all the confusing nuances of laws and the fact this was my first run in with the law, it really set my mind at ease after having a detailed conversation one-on-one and in-person. Mr. Sachs handled my questions professionally without much difficulty, and stopped to address any confusion on my part. He was friendly and I absolutely would recommend him. His rates for an initial consultation were also reasonable.
A lot could be said in favor of Mr. Sachs' legal competence, work ethic, persistence and reliability of communication. All of that is complimented by a genuine sense of empathy for the client and family.
Mr. Sachs experience and expertise brings strategy for revealing important factors to light, whether from past legal decisions or expert witness testimony. I am absolutely convinced that our best interest is uppermost in Joshua's mind.
Joshua Sachs does go the extra mile.
Thank you Mr. Sachs.
I hired Joshua to represent my son on a criminal matter on the recommendation of my personal attorney. Throughout the proceedings, he kept me informed, carefully explaining what was transpiring and the various approaches to the case based upon the evidence discovered. He patiently answered my questions and was extremely understanding of my parental concerns. His professional expertise led to a positive outcome and I was consistently impressed by his integrity and concern.
I hired Mr. Sachs to defend an immigrant employee whose wife falsely accused him of assaulting her, and Mr. Sachs handled the case very sensitively. He was forceful in defending my employee, but he was sensitive to the cross-cultural matters that needed to be addressed. He was also very careful to act in a fashion that protected the child of the two people and to be sure that the false accusations did not spill over to accusations about the child. My client was exonerated and the record of his arrest was expunged. Mr. Sachs was straightforward from the beginning about the likely outcome of the case, the need to act on divorce proceedings, and the possibly adverse effect on immigration status. His decisions and advice worked out favorably for the client in every case.
I retained Attorney Sachs on behalf of two family-members in a criminal matter which could have, beyond the immediate criminal penalties, jeopardized their rights to custody of a child, and vastly complicated an immigration matter then pending. Attorney Sachs achieved a satisfactory outcome, and subsequently kept a watchful but respectfully distant eye on the two accused persons, who have in fact stayed clear of the kind of situation in which they had found his services necessary.
I believe that his success was a direct consequence of several of his particular strengths, strengths which are vastly above those of the general run of lawyers with whom I have had to deal over several decades. Speaking of his professional skill, he was extraordinarily attentive to the evidentiary and procedural aspects of the case, assuming nothing about the nature of the prosection's resources or behavior. Indeed, I believe that he has something of a reputation for his skill in dissecting arrest-reports and establishing their validity (or lack thereof). It almost goes without saying -- though I will say it anyway -- that such efforts can be crucial to a successful defense.
Beyond that, his practical experience with the personnel and atmosphere of the particular jurisdiction made his extra-mural discussions with the prosecution very favorable to the accused persons. It may not have been a slam-dunk for the defense, but I think the prosecutor was pretty-well convinced that the case was not all that he might have hoped it to be.
Most important to me was the overall human side of his conduct. Another family-member offers words like "discrete" and "concise" to describe him. I myself was grateful for his communicativeness, and his sensitivity to the implications of the case for the two accused persons, and to the need for them to adjust their ways for a successful course of life after the case was closed. This is not an attorney who bolts out the door when the gavel falls, nor does his bill hit like a lightning-bolt while emotions are still inevitably over-wrought from all the legal flap.