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Posted by Andrew
After 3 years of trying to get my license back and 3 failed attempts, I found John Callahan during an online search. I gave him a call and met with him. After talking for a short time I knew that he was serious about what he did and truly wanted to help me as client. He was always there to make sure I knew what was going on, what to expect, he was a good coach through the whole process. After one court appearance I was granted my permit for work. After 8 years without a license this is an absolute tremendous help to me. John was a great lawyer and a great person as well. Well worth the money to hire him. If you do what he says there's no doubt that he can help you too.
Posted by Lily
My son got in trouble with his school and had to go to court for it. We hired John in hopes of reducing his punishment. John kept us up to date with what was happening. John was also very trustworthy and honest. If we had a question he would be quick to respond. John really helped us out big time.
Posted by Ben
I was arrested for DUI on a Sunday morning in March of 2015. This was my first time being in trouble with the law and I did not know where to begin. I spent many hours researching attorneys online and they all seemed to be the same. I reached out to Mr. Callahan Sunday afternoon and received a phone call first thing Monday morning. John rearranged his schedule so that he could meet with me that morning. He reviewed my case and presented me with all the possible outcomes. After meeting with John I knew he was the man I wanted representing me. John was able to file the petition to rescind my summary suspension that same day and the clock began to tick in my favor. At my first court date John was able to negotiate a deal in which I was able to keep my drivers licenses. This was huge for me as my job requires me to travel often. John helped me weigh all my options and at the end of the day he obtained the results I was looking for. I had heard all the horror stories of cases taking months to resolve and people losing the freedom of driving. John came through in my time of need and I would recommend his services to anyone of my friends. I am truly grateful that John was the lawyer I chose.
Posted by a client
10 years after my plea, my sentence was suddenly changed by a new law. I didn't think this law applied to me so, I called the state and asked them to double check. They told me they were correct and that was it. Not satisfied, the next day I called Mike Norris. I found out that he passed, but John Callahan (who worked on my case with Mike) had taken over the practice. Amazingly he rememberd my case. I felt comfortable immediately and asked for his counsel. When we met at his office, we spoke for 5-10 min. Not hesitating, he made one phone call and had right person and the State's attention to my case. In 15 min, with one call and one fax, he proved to the State that they made a mistake (no court nessesary). His skill and experience led to a quick resolution of a potentially life-changing dispute.
Posted by a client
I found john Callahan on the internet, I was facing very serious charges against me that could have sent me to prison for a number of years, I read his website ad and hired them. That turned out to be a very big and costly mistake. Once I gave my retainer fee after our initial comfort building consultation, I unfortunately discovered over the course of a year and countless countinuences, He literally did nothing for my case at all, set me up to go to trial completely unprepared, ignored my calls, became rude, finally out of fear of the way i was being treated and sensing something is definitely wrong here, i had to hire another firm that literally went to work the way you expect when you hire a lawyer, and they did successfully get my case handled properly to which I was extremely grateful to say the least. Mr john Callahan is not a lawyer to hire if you are in serious legal trouble.
Posted by Chris
Hes very straight foward he will tell what he thinks and he goes above and beyond to help you out in any way he can hes an awesome guy easy going and knows the laws and how to talk to judges and state representives to get the best resoloution for you he got a felony charge for marijuanna off my record completly and he did everything for me in court i just had to show up and do what he told Me to do i highly recommend john callahan i did alot of research and finally found him and out of everybody i looked at he was the best oh and hes very reasonable on price hes a set fee and doesnt try to charge for others fees behind your back like most lawers
Posted by Juan
I had met with other attorneys before contacting Callahan. It wasn't until meeting with him that I felt I had found the helping hand I needed at the time. He was the only attorney who made me feel comfortable and safe. He very clearly explained to me, my charges, options, and what he wanted to have accomplished with my case. He was very straight foward and did not once judge me. This I believe, is what makes him different than the rest of the attorneys out there. After the consultation with him, I knew he was the person I wanted to represent me in court. His experience and professionalism were clearly displayed in court. He knew exactly what he was doing. I trusted he would get me the best result and he did.
Posted by a DUI client
I hired John Callahan last year and was granted an RDP in spite of what appeared to be an uphill battle. He is a practiced and knowledgeable attorney with a concentration on license reinstatement hearings with the IL SOS. It is a complex process, and can be tricky without an experienced attorney. If you are serious about regaining full or limited driving privileges the FIRST time out, hire John and do your homework. Don't mess around with your driving privileges - hire John Callahan and get it done right the FIRST time.
Posted by Barry
I hired john callahan . Big mistake, he will promise everything and sell you out later, you will end up hiring a reliable attorney and be out the expensive retainer and start the process all over again. You will waste alot of time and money dealing with this attorney.
Posted by William
I had a case that I had put off for the longest time, and the odds were definitely not in my favor. I went into Mr. Callahan's office with the intention of gaining advice as to how I should handle my case. I knew that with Cook County, the outcome can generally be unpredictable depending on the case details, but I didn't see the light at the end of the tunnel.
After sitting down with Mr. Callahan and going over the specific details of my case, I could finally feel that this issue of mine could manageably be solved.
With the assistance and expertise of Mr. Callahan, we appeared together at the Third District Cook County Courthouse, and it was the first time that I was not taken into custody and booked, that had happened every single time that I had appeared at that courthouse.
After one appearance in the courtroom, Mr. Callahan was able to securely resolve my issue, and after a few days of Sheriff's Work Alternate Program, my outstanding case was put away, finally.
If you have a case that has been outstanding and you don't have hope. Or, you have a new case and don't feel that a Public Defender will protect your rights well enough, Mr. John Callahan is the answer. I had lost all hope, and Mr. Callahan helped me find it.