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About me

I consider myself an aggressive, prepared, and determined criminal defense lawyer and I've devoted myself to my profession. I am fascinated by the law and I enjoy fighting to protect the rights of my clients.  Whether you are charged with first degree murder or a misdemeanor marijuana case, I always give 100%.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English, Polish

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Practice areas


  1. Federal Crime: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
  3. White Collar Crime: 10%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Goldberg. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first.


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  • Blake Horwitz

    I endorse this lawyer. Darryl is extremely intelligent and willing to go the extra distance to figure out every possible avenue to win on behalf of his clients. He has acquired special skills.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Darryl A. Goldberg

111 West Washington Street Suite 1025
Chicago, IL, 60602-2745


FLMember in Good Standing200401/11/2016
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200311/12/2015
INTemporary AdmissionUnknown03/18/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2014
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Offices of Darryl A. Goldberg2012 - Present
PartnerMeczyk Goldberg2004 - 2011
Assistant Corporation CounselCity of Chicago Corporation Counsel's Office2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chicago Bar Association, Criminal Law CommitteeChair2013 - 2014
Chicago Bar Association, Criminal Law CommitteeChair2012 - 2013
Chicago Bar Association, Criminal Law CommitteeChair2011 - 2012
Chicago Bar Association, Criminal Law CommitteeVice-Chair2008 - 2009
Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionCo-chair, Criminal Law Commitee2005 - 2011
Florida BarMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLife MemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People of the State of Illinois v. Christopher FigueroaNOT GUILTY
People of the State of Illinois v. Alex HuitronNOT GUILTY
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar Association Young Lawyers DivisionResponding to the Middle-of-the-Night Call2009
American Bar Association 101 Article SeriesWhat Do You Do When You Get A Call In The Middle Of The Night From A Family Member Or Friend of Potential Client Who Has Been Arrested?N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Michigan, Ann ArborN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Case Law Update, Illinois and United States Supreme CourtUnited States and Illinois Supreme Court Case Law Update2012
Going Solo as a Criminal AttorneyStarting Your Own Law Practice2011
Arm Yourself: Defending and Prosecuting a "Gang" CaseModerator of Seminar dealing with Defense of a "Gang" Case2008