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Brian Michael Radke

Real estate Attorney at Crystal Lake, IL

5.0   12 reviews

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About Brian

Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    70%
    Residential Real Estate Sale Contracts, Residential Real Estate Purchase Contracts, Commercial Real Estate Contacts, Real Estate Closings, Real Estate Litigation, Real Estate Transfers, Landlord/Tenant, Title Examinations, Easements, Covenants, Recording and Miscellaneous Real Estate Issues.

    14 years

  2. Estate planning
    10%
    Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney for Healthcare, Power of Attorney for Property, Estate Adminstration

    14 years

  3. Litigation
    10%
    Breach of Contract, Breach of Warranty, Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Insurance Disputes, Collections and Enforcement of Judgments.

    14 years

  4. Family
    5%
    Divorce, Separation, Custody, Child Support, Adoption, Property Settlement, Modification, Pre/Post-Nuptial Agreements, Contempt, and Post-Decree.

    14 years

  5. General practice
    5%
    Drafting and Negotiating Contracts, Land Trusts, Business Formation, Lease Disputes, Eviction and Forcible Entry and Detainer.

    14 years

Licensed for 13 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2009
Updated 01/06/2023

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

Contact Brian

Law Offices of Brian M. Radke, PC
330 W. Terra Cotta Avenue
Suite D
Crystal Lake, IL, 60014
Brian Michael Radke
1641 N. Milwaukee Ave (By appointment)
Suite 12
Libertyville, IL, 60048
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Reviews

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Posted by Kate Chatten | May 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Emphatically Recommend Brian Radke
Brian went above and beyond for me in my real estate transaction! It was part of an extremely difficult divorce and Brian ended up spending a significant amount of extra time on our case. He handled the situation with the utmost professionalism and patience, and it was very complicated and uncomfortable. I can say with certainty that he is the reason the entire transaction was completed successfully. He was extremely knowledgeable about the implications on the sale from the divorce aspect which was key in our house sale process. He communicated clearly and thoroughly and kept me updated every single step of the way. I can't thank Brian enough and I would recommend Brian very highly!
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Posted by Kathryn | August 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
Brian was our real estate lawyer in both the sale and purchase of our new home. He is personable, professional and really knows his stuff! He was extremely thorough and went through everything with us step-by-step and was very patient with all our questions throughout the entire process. He was very responsive and provided constant updates so we were never left in the dark. The entire process could not have gone smoother thanks to him. We highly recommend Brian and will definitely work with him again!
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Posted by Brian | June 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Case
Brian Radke is an excellent divorce attorney. Beside his knowledge on the divorce proceedings, he also advised me on the purchase of a new house prior to the divorce being finalized. Mr. Radke drafted the settlement agreement so I was fully protected with my new purchase. In addition, his responsiveness to phone calls and e-mails were excellent. I highly recommend Mr. Radke.
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Posted by Michelle | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and efficient
I hired Brian to represent me with updating the terms of an out of state Divorce and Parenting agreement. During the entire process he was very prompt and communicative, keeping me updated on the status and court dates. Brian was very knowledgeable talking me through the process explaining the law and what the risks and the outcome may be based on my decisions. During the entire process I felt that he was protecting the best interests of me and my child. He was able to work the opposing Attorney to reach a settlement expeditiously and without dragging out the process or the costs. I was very pleased with the outcome and would highly recommend Brian.
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2014
Professional and Trustworthy
Brian Radke is an amazing lawyer. He has wonderful advice, pushed the case along so it did not drag, always prompt in giving me status and emailing constantly to keep communication lines open. Extremely available and handled the case perfectly. Thank you for all you helped me with Brian!
Posted by Derek | November 8, 2013
Excellent Real Estate Lawyer
Along with being very trustworthy, responsive, and knowledgeable he explained every little detail about a Real Estate transaction to help us make the right decisions. He is an A+ attorney and have recommended and will continue to recommend him.
Posted by Peggy | June 8, 2012
Most definitely would recommend Brian!
Brian was extremely responsive and answered my emails quickly and thoroughly. He was very knowledgeable and more than fair in his billing. He helped to make a trying time go smoothly.
Posted by Tami Chapman | March 2, 2012
Extremely kind, responsive and supportive in a really tough situation!
I am so thankful for Brian! I felt lost in trying to get my situation handled and as if no one was actually going to be able to help me. Brian not only took over and got it handled he made it simple and easy for me to understand. He made me feel as if it was going to be ok. And be very clear as a woman trying to do this 1100 miles away I needed to hear that. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone. He was so much better than I ever hoped working with a lawyer could be. He seemed more like a knowledgeable helpful friend who actually not only knew his stuff but also cared! I am so thankful!
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2011
Great Family Law Attorney
I recently had the good fortune of retaining Brian as my attorney. While the circumstances of my case were less than ideal, I am grateful that Brian represented me. My situation involved a some overdue child support that the court ordered me to pay. Fortunately, Brian was able to step in and set the matter straight and convinced the court to vacate their order. I would not hesitate to go back to him.
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Posted by Ryan | October 4, 2011
Very impressed with this attorney!
I had a ticket for operating a vehicle when the registration was cancelled, but the kicker is that when I got pulled over I was driving a company van. Basically, someone in my company had made an honest mistake and swapped the license plates on two of our several vehicles. The plates that were on the vehicle I was driving were supposed to go another vehicle which surprisingly enough had gotten into a car accident and those plates were actually being cancelled. Being that I really was not at fault and I didn't want to be responsible for any charges or fines, I decided to bring out the big guns and hire Mr. Radke. I had been referred to him from someone I know, and I must say he impressed me on every level. He was very profressional, knowledgeable, and very patient with all of my questions and concerns. And, what is the best part is that the whole case got dismissed after we presented the proper evidence and Mr. Radke had prepared accordingly. I would definitely recommend him to anyone, and I will keep him in mind for any case I may have in the future. Thanks again, Mr. Radke!
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Posted by Sarah | June 15, 2011
Divorce case
Mr. Brian M. Radke was recommended to me, and I would highly recommend him to anyone! He was my Lawyer for my Divorce case and did a wonderful job. He was very helpful throughout my case. He is very professional and very knowledgeable. I had many questions throughout my case about each step etc., and he was always willing to go above and beyond to explain everything to me so that I understood. Mr. Brian M. Radke is an excellent Lawyer and i'm very thankful for everything he did.
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Posted by Meghan | June 10, 2011
Criminal Law-Underage Drinking Ticket with Warrant for Unpaid Fines
Mr. Radke helped me take care of an underage drinking that I forgot to pay many years ago. I no longer live in the area and was unable to appear in court regarding the resulting warrant for unpaid fines. When this issue resurfaced due to a criminal background check for employment, I was very apprehensive and nervous regarding having the right person handle this very important issue for me. He helped me quash the warrant and pay the fines, and ultimately I did not have to appear in court. He explained all the possible outcomes throughout the situation and regularly gave me updates regarding the progress of the situation. The fines have been paid, and when it is time for me to expunge the offense from my record he will be the first and only person I call. He was very professional throughout and fully explained his fees and charges. I felt that I was in very good hands the entire time, which was very important, because this was a situation which may have prevented me from starting my employment. I cannot thank him enough. If you need someone trustworthy, fair, and reliable, he is the right person to handle your case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • The Law Offices of Brian M. Radke, PC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Van A. Schwab
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • The Law Office of Van A. Schwab
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • 11th Judical Circuit Of Florida
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Funder
  • New Century Mortgage
  • 2005 - 2006
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Education

  • The John Marshall Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Northern Illinois University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
  • Antioch Community High School
  • 2001

Associations

  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 2016 - 10 Best - Client Satisfact
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • CALI Award - Criminal Procedure
  • The John Marshall Law School
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • How to Clear Your Criminal Record in Illinois
  • Expungement of Criminal Records
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (20)
Endorse Brian
Real estate Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Radke. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
General practice Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Radke is an exemplary attorney that I would not hesitate to refer to anyone and everyone. He provides excellent and informed answers here on Avvo. I have been a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, law professor, and private attorney over the past 24 years and I still regularly learn new aspects about the law from his answers."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Counsel Brian Radke who offers services in the areas of law that need attentive, competent and diligent lawyers like Michael."
Family Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This lawyer's contributions to this site are invaluable. I happily endorse this lawyer's work, ability and charity to those asking for advice. Further, I like to endorse good lawyers, because I find the AVVO rating system to be dishonest and corrupt. Frequently, disgruntled litigants on the opposing side (not your clients) will bash a lawyer on this site, pretending to be "your" client. When this situation is brought to the attention of AVVO, Avvo refuses to do anything to investigate and remove the false, slanderous "client" reviews. AVVO is a mean petty internet blog site trying to make money off of lawyers, and does not care if the public receives truthful information."
Family Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"smart, effective and experienced. Having him on your side is the right move."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this attorney. Very intelligent and very thorough when analyzing legal issues! Compassionate with clients and aggressive with legal issues! 5 STARS!!"
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"After having worked as an opposing counsel to Brian on a family law matter, I can enthusiastically endorse him as a dedicated, effective, and professional advocate for his clients. I would recommend Brian as an attorney for anyone looking for excellent representation at a reasonable rate."
Family Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Radke reresents his clients conscientiously and zealoously. He has the leagl knowledge and experience to solve your family law problems efficiently. He is well respected by both his peers and clients. I recommend this attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Radke. He is passionate about the law and his responses on AVVO are insightful and thought provoking. He is a credit to the legal profession."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Radke's thoughtful answers to Avvo legal questions demonstrate not only a superior grasp of the law but also an outstanding level of client commitment. A first-rate attorney whom I would not hesitate to recommend."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. The detailed responses and thorough explanations provided here display a vast knowledge of the law. He is an asset to the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian Michael Radke.is a local attorney and I endorse him wholeheartedly. I give Brian all five stars."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Radke is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Radke has shown a personal dedication to his clients with his knowledge and experience in the areas of Domestic Relations. I have personally worked with Mr. Radke on these types of cases. He is very understanding and compassionate to his clients needs. He is an attorney to be trusted and respected."
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Divorce and separation
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