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Brad James Balke

Personal injury Attorney at Crystal Lake, IL

4.6   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2000
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Brad

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Major vehicle accidents, including motorcycle and trucking cases.

    24 years

  2. Workers compensation
    Illinois Workers' compensation.

    24 years


Balke & Williams
330 West Terra Cotta Avenue, Suite B
Crystal Lake, IL, 60014
Balke & Williams
542 South Dearborn, Suite 310
Chicago, IL, 60605
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Posted by Ronald Vukmir | September 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
An Honest Attorney
Brad just finished our lawsuit after over 3 years, and I am very happy with the outcome. Brad was very on top of things during the entire case, and always keep me posted on the status of the case. It took some time, but ended up much better than I anticipated. Best part was Brad called a few days after my settlement check was sent, and stated there was a mistake caught in accounting, and that the $2500 mistake in my favor will be sent out which I just received today!! So, If anyone is looking for a great attorney along with being honest which is unheard of. Brad Balke is one of the few. His Staff fell from the same tree. Great People to work with.
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Posted by Kathy | August 1, 2017
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Awesome Work on his Client's Behalf
Brad was a tireless advocate on my behalf regarding a workers' compensation claim. Brad and his partner Dave were very patient with me navigating an area in which I have no expertise. I was very pleased with the settlement and would hire him again. I highly recommend this law firm. Thank you Brad and Dave!
Posted by Kristi | July 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Rockstar at personal injury
I was rear ended and originally dealing with insurance for my injuries. When I started getting resistance from the other parties insurance regarding treatment, I needed help. I met with Brad, showed him all of my paperwork, bills etc. He listened, understood and knew exactly what needed to be done. He did not hesitate to take on my case even though I was months in. He is so kind that I don't think the people he's negotiating with can say no to him. He somehow seems to get bills to disappear which ultimately ends up with more money in your pocket. He's good. He's knowledgeable. He gets it done! I can't thank him enough.
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Posted by Laurissa | June 22, 2017
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Best lawyer ever
Brad is amazing. He answered all my questions and communicated with me on a regular basis. He is so friendly,sympathetic and I would recommend him to anyone. I am beyond happy with the settlement. Couldn't have asked for a better lawyer.
Posted by Tina | November 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Minivan Semi Sandwich
After being told I didn’t have a case by another attorney, an acquaintance referred me to Brad Balke. Wow, what a blessing! I initially met with Brad (who conveniently came to my house), showed him pictures of my accident and explained my injuries. We immediately bonded and I hired him on the spot. Both Brad Balke and Dave Williams worked on my case and kept me informed every step of the way. Too bad for that other attorney; he lost out on a nice payday! I highly recommend Balke Law.
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Posted by Sara | December 16, 2015
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Personal Injury Case
Brad Balke was a great lawyer for me- he was very professional, polite, and worked hard to help me when I needed it most. He was always available and excellent with communication. He even sent me flowers after my accident and helped me every step of the way with anything I needed. I would contact him again if I ever needed to and recommend him to anyone I know.
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Posted by Tim | January 17, 2011
Illinois WC case
Brad is a first class attorney. He is open, honest and above all, he is responsive. He handled a personal injury case for me as well as a WC case. Both were handled flawlessly. I highly recommend Brad Balke and would use him again without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2010
Phenomenal Workers Compensation Attorney
Mr. Balke takes responsibility for and Pride in the delivery of his work. I feel Mr. Balke exceeds in these five qualities. He is Assertive, Attentive, Broadminded, methodical and very trustworthy. Mr. Balke and his staff have a realistic view on what makes great customer service. If ever in need for an attorney, Mr. Brad J. Balke would be my first choice from the category listed as one of the best in Chicago. Thank you and your staff again for all your hardwork.
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2009
Excellent Workers Comp Attorney
Mr Balke was a God Send for me. He made sure I received all medical care I needed in a timely manner. He is great at communicating with his clients. When it came time for settlement he went after it with gusto. He is well known in the world of Workers Compensation and is respected by arbitrators and his peers. As much as I hope I never am injured on the job again, I know if I am I have Mr Balke to protect my interets. I'd hire him him again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Scott in Elgin, Il | March 13, 2018
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ok to no way !
I hired a Balke named Williams. He was ok at first getting back to me with updates; then went behind my back with employers atty for a "monthly payment" instead of lump sum. Payments went to Balke's office and, only 30 miles away, TAKE 20+ DAYS TO GET HERE ! Got Balke involved, who emailed me that "money orders from employer have to clear !!??" Curr X's I called all said, "NO CLEARING/WAIT TIME NEEDED...MONEY ORDER IS CASH !" I asked Balke why postmark on HIS OFFICE ENVELOPE WAS 20+ days after employer sent money response...he was caught lying...never recommend.
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Endorse Brad
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Very approachable, knowledgeable and results driven."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am honored to be able to say that I have known Mr. Balke for many years. He is an extremely knowledgeable and diligent attorney. I value him as a friend and a fellow lawyer in my community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brad Balke is an excellent Chicago Worker's Compensation attorney. I have worked with him on a number of cases and am always impressed with his knowledge, diligence and results. I recommend Brad Balke as an attorney for your Worker's Compensation case."
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Crystal Lake Personal injury Lawyer Brad James Balke
Brad James Balke
Personal injury Attorney
Crystal Lake, IL
Licensed for 23 years
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