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Maksim Tikhvinskiy

DUI and DWI Attorney at Rolling Meadows, IL

5.0   108 reviews

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About Maksim

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Facing criminal charges is always grueling experience. Make sure you have an aggressive and experienced attorney on your side who is ready to fight for you!

Maksim Tikhvinskiy has skills unique to the legal community. He is fluent in English and Russian. He graduated from the best law schools in the United States and Russia and he is licensed to practice both in Illinois and the Russian Federation. He has experience in multiple areas of law.

Attorney Tikhvinskiy provides the highest quality criminal defense legal representation for anyone charged with DUI or other alcohol-related driving offenses, as well as felony crimes and misdemeanors in all other areas of criminal law. Maksim Tikhvinskiy has been involved in all aspects of criminal defense from the initial investigations through jury trials. He is equally comfortable in arguing your case in front of a judge or jury.

Attorney Tikhvinskiy has been practicing law in Cook County as well as in Kane, DuPage, Will, McHenry, DeKalb, Boone, Winnebago, Ogle, Stephenson, and Whiteside counties. He appears in court every day fighting his client’s cases. All that allows him to provide the best possible defense strategy for you.

No matter how small your matter may be, Maksim is here to listen. He is available to discuss your case via phone or to meet in person, even if his client is in prison. The first consultation is always free of charge. So, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Licensed for 7 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2015
Updated 01/06/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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TIKHVINSKIY LAW, LLC
3601 Algonquin Road
Suite 210
Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008

Reviews

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Posted by Natalia | August 5, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing attorney
I called Maksim to get a free consultation, he gave me the explanation how the things would go and he told me how likely we are to win on my matter. I am very thankful to him that he did not lie but said how everything most likely will go in reality
Posted by Michael Talan | August 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
very professional
Maksim is the best attorney I have ever seen in the US. the End. He recovered the case which seemed "unrealistic". No BS. you may find the case at Cook County search, Michael Talan, Law Devision. I was a plaintiff. He is very professional, he performed a comprehensive research and delivered amazing arguments during the trial.
Posted by Anna Vernudin | June 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good job for my divorce case
Maksim is very professional, smart, knowledgeable, trustworthy and patient attorney. He worked on my divorce case and I’m happy about the outcome I’ve got. Maksim will not waste your time and your money. Highly recommend!
Posted by Mark | January 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic Tickets
I retained Mr. Tikhvinskiy for a four point speeding ticket violation and he got it reduced to a parking ticket with no points! He did this matter quickly and professionally. He was diligent and thorough. I will definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a reliable attorney. If you receive any traffic tickets - reach out to Maksim Tikhvinskiy. He has a lot of experience and I would recommend him to my friends and family.
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good Defence
I do not have much experience with hiring an attorney and found Maksim by the recommendation of friends.He was easy to get in contact with. I got a 4 point speeding ticket but Maksim got it down to Zero. I wouldn't think twice if i needed to hire an attorney again.This is a brilliant service for a reasonable price.
Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Results
Max is fantastic. He is not only an excellent lawyer but a very nice guy and a true pleasure to deal with. I retained him to represent me regarding traffic violations. Today I am completely satisfied with his representation. He was responsive and finished the job quickly. Best of all was the results. All four violations were dismissed! I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Protective order
I found Maksim Tikhvinskiy on Avvo. I called him and he called me back in an hour. I explained him a problem with my ex-wife. She made my life a nightmare. I didn't know what to do. The police told me there is no crime. Maxim solved my problem very elegantly and efficiently. He helped me collect the necessary evidence and the court issued a protective order. Now I live in peace thanks to an excellent lawyer. I will recommend Maxim to my friends and acquaintances.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI
I can recommend Maksim. I called him when I needed a traffic lawyer.I was very nervous after my arrest. He listened carefully to me and offered his legal advice and services. He was very professional, explained all options and the best path to follow. The outcome was even better than expected.
Posted by Kurt | January 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional consultation
I called Maksim on the recommendation of my friends. I needed advice on custody of my children. It is always difficult to tell a stranger about your family problems. But Maksim was able to inspire confidence. He very quickly understood the essence of the matter. I have answered several questions. After that, Maksim explained to me the legal aspects and consequences. The consultation was very fruitful and the price was reasonable. I will recommend Maxim to my friends and relatives.
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Posted by Viktor | January 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding Ticket
I found Mr. Tikhvinskiy through reviews online. Now I'm happy to say that he is a very good attorney. He was very professional and organized with my case. Before I had a long history of traffic tickets.I always went to court myself and lost. It was a very expensive experience. Mr. Tikhvinskiy did a fantastic job and reduced my points for a speeding and fine to a minimum. I strongly recommend him to anyone in Chicago area.
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Posted by Gabriela | January 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional family lawyer
Maxim was great in my divorce case.He told me from the beginning that he would try hard to do it the best way and to not worry. Ultimately, he kept his word. Maxim is not only an excellent lawyer, he is a very decent person. He knows how to empathize. He knows how to calm down in difficult times. I'm sure he treats all of his clients this way. .Therefore, I can recommend him as a very reliable lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Asylum process
I hired Mr.Tikhvinskiy to start the asylum case for my relative. Max explained the process we are going through in details. He was very personable, polite, and professional. We got an immediate response for everything. After many months of work and USCIS interview my brother received a eagerly awaited decision in the mail yesterday. Mr.Tikhvinsliy charged a firm price for his services. This price was quite reasonable.The result of his professional work is a favorable outcome for us. I can recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exellent Divorce Attorney
Maksim Tikhvinskiy is good in every aspect. I hired him on my divorce case. He got me all what I wanted and deserved. Maksim was very professional and confident when he discussed with my husband's lawyer and the judge. His arguments were very convincing. Recommend him to all women wishing to divorce
Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce granted
My divorce was handled perfectly and with the high professionalism. Mr. Tikhvinskiy made a difficult process run smoothly. He provide affordable legal services. His prices are absolutely reasonable. Mr. Tikhvinskiy is very competent and get the job done. I highly recommend him to everyone in a difficult life situation.
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good representation
Maksim is the best lawyer i've ever hired. I highly recommend him to everybody in need of legal representation. He does his job very responsibly and purposefully. Maksim is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He does not miss a single mistake made by prosecutors and knows how to use them profitably for defense. He did exactly what he said he would do through out. I am very grateful to Maxim for his services.
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Posted by Albert | January 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defence
Max handled my case promptly and I was completely dismissed from my charge. I couldn't have hoped for a better result. He was very helpful from start to finish. He answered my countless questions without hesitation. He is lawyer that take your case seriously and do his best for you. I recommend him to everyone.
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exellent Criminal Attorney
I was very confused. I did’t know what to do with my criminal case. I was scared to get a criminal record. But I hired Mr.Tikhvinskiy to help. He explained everything about my case and talked about the possible outcomes . He was able to do the case in one court session without criminal consequences for me. I appreciate everything he have done. Now I have not criminal records. I recommend his services to anyone who’s actually interested in winning their case.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Defence
I had the pleasure to be represented by Maksim. He was capable and experienced to find a solution to my criminal case.He was very informative, professional. As a result my case was dismissed and sealed. Hes fees are reasonable. I would absolutely hire him again. I recommend him to everyone.
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good criminal attorney
I had never heard of Mr. Tikhvinskiy prior to my arrest. I had a previous bad experience with another lawyer which made me terribly nervous. Mr. Tikhvinskiy restored my faith in lawyers. He was energetic, extremely knowledgeable, and super professional. His attention to detail and his explanation opened my mind to legal procedures. His actions in court were beyond praise. Today I am free and I wish it to everyone.
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Posted by Alexandr | January 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Criminal Defence
I was facing DUI charge and call to several law firms. All of them told me a high price for representation. When I arrived at Maxim's office, he listened to me attentively and gave a fair price. And I was not disappointed. Maksim was awesome to work with. He was attentive, knowledgeable, and very responsive.He worked very professionally with the DA office and got an excellent outcome of the case. I would hire him in the future. He seems to have a massive amount of experience.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • TIKHVINSKIY LAW LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Scott W. Sheen and Associates, St. Charles, Illinois
  • 2017 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • The Winnebago County Public Defender’s Office, Rockford, Illinois
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Stowers and Sarcone, West Des Moines, Iowa
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • The Marion County Public Defender Agency, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Rawls, McNelis & Mitchell, Richmond, Virginia
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Name Partner, Founder
  • Law Office of Maksim Tikhvinskiy, Moscow, Russia
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • “Klishin & Partners” Attorneys at Law, Moscow, Russia
  • 2006 - 2008
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Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015

Legal Cases

  • People of the State of Illinois v. JHA
  • The prosecutor dismissed the DUI charge. My client pleaded guilty to the offense of reckless driving and received the sentence of court supervision.
  • People of the State of Illinois v JS
  • The Stated dismissed the Felony Count of Domestic Battery. Instead, the client pled guilty to the misdemeanor offense of Reckless Conduct and received the sentence of court supervision without conviction.

Associations

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • General Bar Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Trial Bar Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • The United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • 2016 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Awards

  • Top Contributor Badge
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Live Reviews Badge
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Clients' Choice badge
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Book Award for the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement
  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • 2015
  • Law School Public Service Program Recognition Award
  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • 2014
  • Best Brief Finalist
  • Maynard Pirsig Moot Court
  • 2014
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Maynard Pirsig Moot Court
  • Constitutional Law Issues
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (19)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Other
"I have no qualms about endorsing Maksim. He is a committed advocate who applies his intellect to his caseload. I am certain he will do an exceptional job representing you!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Max is a tenacious advocate and skilled trial lawyer. I supervised Max when he was an associate at my firm. I would not hesitate to hire Max. He will get the job done, right and well."
Child abuse Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Max on several important cases. Max is aggressive yet practical, and understands his clients' circumstances. He has earned the respect of many judges and works tirelessly to defend his clients. Hire Max if you want results."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Tikhvinskiy. He is an exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results for his clients! You will not find a better advocate to fight for your rights."
Child abuse Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a prosecutor in Winnebago County I was opposing counsel on many matters with Maksim. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Maksim is the type of lawyer that will fight for you to the bitter end. To this day I’m not sure I’ve met a smarter attorney who can get her the best results out of the worst situations. You’ll never regret hiring him."
Family Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Maksim is a well versed knowledgeable and compassionate attorney who has a reputation of zealously advocating for his clients. He is logical in his approach to law and an honest person who will go out of his way to help anyone who is a client."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to observe Max on numerous opportunities. He represents his clients with professionalism, enthusiasm and competence. I recommend this attorney"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had multiple occasions to collaborate with Maksim on matters, and I have also reached out to him for advice related to criminal defense matters multiple times. He knows the relevant law, his work ethic is beyond impressive, and he is always proactive in dealing with issues. Most importantly, however, his focus is always on finding a practical solution that addresses the client's need in the most streamlined, efficient way possible. I would highly recommend Maksim's services to everyone seeking counsel for criminal and family law matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this counsel for his dedication to provide much needed legal representation for the public."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Tikhvinskiy is a true professional and puts clients interests above all. He is highly skilled in the area of criminal defense and family law and I can personally attest to him being able to find solutions to several highly complex legal issues. Maksim and I were classmates at the University of Minnesota Law School. I frequently refer to his help with hypothetical questions in the area of criminal law, when I seek solutions in my clients' cases. I highly recommend and endorse this attorney. Top Illinois attorney in my opinion."
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Rolling Meadows DUI and DWI Lawyer Maksim Tikhvinskiy
Maksim Tikhvinskiy
DUI and DWI Attorney
Rolling Meadows, IL
Licensed for 7 years
Free Consultation