5.0 stars 48 totalReview Richard Ansara
Posted by Amy
Richard was thorough, patient and went above and beyond to make a hard time for my family a little more bearable. We could tell from the first consultation that we didn't have to worry, he took care of my son and his case as if he were taking care of a family member. I pray we never need a criminal defense attorney again, but if we do, there is NO doubt who we're going to!
Posted by Mayte Almeida
My experience with Richard was very pleasant. He is not just a lawyer, he's a human being capable of sympathy and understanding while remaining professional at the same time. He is very knowledgeable of the court system and an effective attorney. I will definitely choose him again as my lawyer in the future, if the need should arise. He's an exceptional lawyer, confident, reliable and friendly. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need. I'm lucky to have found him!
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When falsely accused of stalking, my career and reputation stood at the mercy of a system known to be unkind to minorities. Everything I worked for and everything I hoped to become was threatened. I called The Ansara Law Firm 48 hours before my hearing and talked to Alan Siegel. I told him my story, shared my anxiety, and expressed my disillusionment with a system that allows for unsubstantiated accusations to not only have space in the legal system but to be used as a weapon against people's livelihood. Alan asked me to come to his office, offering to stay late--well past 7pm. I agreed; and after meeting with him, I had my legal representation. Alan gave me confidence and hope. He assured me that he and Richard Ansara knew the process, knew the nuances that escalated and de-escalated cases like mine, knew how to counter attack the charges, and knew the personality of the judge presiding over my case. "Hire us," he said "and go home and sleep easy!"
On the day of my hearing, I walked in the courthouse with family and friends that would testify on my behalf. The courthouse was packed and divided between accusers and accused. As I walked through the mass to sign in, I saw my accuser, the other lawyer, and their court-reporter. They stared back at me with an aura of confidence and anticipation. Despite my innocence, I was scared and uncertain.
Richard Ansara arrived ten minutes later. While lawyers waited and lounged next to their clients, Richard walked in and immediately began working. First we talked, then he greeted the Sheriffs, the clerks, and the interns. He peered into the courtroom, took note of the court schedule, and talked to other lawyers. Unlike everyone else (including other lawyers) who sat waiting, he took control of the environment. It seemed like this was his domain, his territory, and he was comfortable in it. He approached my accuser's lawyer and asked to speak in a quiet area. Alone, Richard proceeds to tell this confident lawyer why he will lose this case, how he will lose this case, and describes the manner in which he will lose this case. Richard took control and shook the other lawyers confidence! Within one hour and before stepping one foot into the courtroom, where anything could happen, my accuser agreed to not only dismiss the charges but also walk the other way if ever seeing me on the street. In less than 48 hours of being accused of stalking, I had become the stalked and had a signed declaration from my accuser implying it! The Ansara firm saved my career and salvaged my reputation! Thank you, Alan! Thank you, Richard! Hiring your firm was one of the best decisions I have made. To all seeking legal counsel, I wholeheartedly recommend The Ansara Law Firm. Hire them and sleep easy!!
Posted by Sean
I had a dui case and Mr. Ansara made it go as smooth as possible. He was able to time everything so I could get a new company up and running without the dui effecting my ability to drive. He also has gone well out of his way to handle other small legal matters without asking for a dime! He answers his phone and always has a stream lined solution to any problem.
Posted by Marta and Andy
The five star review of their law firm was an early indicator of their excellence. However, since we live in Chicago and could not have in-person consultation I called to speak to them to decide for myself. From the very first conversation both Richard and Alan have assured me that not only will they be able to resolve my husband's almost ten year old DUI case but they will do it in a timely manner. Richard has also advised us on how to proceed with this case as it will later relate to my husband's separate immigration case. Everything was resolved on time as promised, no extra hidden fees, impeccable customer service, FULL INTEGRITY!!! Sense of humor also a plus in stressful situations. I would hire them again in a heart beat & recommend to my family and best friends. Great job Richard & Alan!
Posted by Vanessa
Mr. Ansara was referred to me by my boyfriend after getting into a car accident in January. He came highly recommended, so I decided to retain no questions asked. That was the best decision. He is very professional, and knows what he's doing. Richard definitely delivered. He told me exactly how the process worked and what I needed to do on my part. He did his part. I'm very happy with the results. I definitely recommend him to anyone looking a personal injury lawyer. You're in good hands!
Posted by Daniela
Well my first time hearing from the Ansara law firm was from a friend and she kept telling me how great of a lawyer he was or rather should i say is, so i gave him a call and set up a consultation and it impressed me how much he was willing to help how involved he got . Sometimes i feel that lawyers are in it just for the money but him its a different experience he actually wants to help and he doesn't settle for less . I am glad i came to visit him he's a very kind person and also when it comes down to doing his job he gets it done I'm a very satisfied customer .The Ansara firm makes you feel like a human not a criminal despite of what you did, and if by any chance something else might happen in the future i will always come back here not only because I'm happy with how he dealt with my case but because of how they treat their clients. I with out a doubt recommend him to anyone who needs a great lawyer and of course to my family and friends .
Posted by Alan
....and then contacted Richard Ansara and Alan Siegel. At the time I experienced fear, embarrassment, and deep concern for the future. Rich and Alan both took my case as seriously as if it were their own. They never made promises that they couldn't hope to keep nor did they fail to help me understand the case and plan for a sound defense. The process took its course, and in the end skillful representation and deep knowledge of the process prevailed with surprising and excellent results - even beyond my own hopes. Great job by the Ansara Law team. Trust. Respect.
Posted by Andrea
Richard is amazing, and he truly cares about his clients! I was so desperate for someone to solve a legal issue that wasn't going away. Within a couple hours of talking with Richard he had resolved it!!!
I am so grateful to have found him. I PRAY I never need an attorney again, but if I do it will be him.
Posted by Juan R.
While searching for an attorney to represent me, I found the Ansara law firm and I am certainly glad I did. With a heavy charge filed against me, I was certainly in a nervous state. Upon speaking with Richard's partner, Alan Siegel, and then Richard himself, I was surprised by their confidence. They remained calm and collected throughout the pre-filing phase and it ultimately yielded the best possible outcome, that of the charge being dismissed by the state. Both Richard and Alan have the knowledge and the drive to pursue the best possible outcome, along with the relentlessness to see it through.