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Howard Peritz

Litigation Attorney at Deerfield, IL

4.1   9 reviews

About Howard

Learn Howard’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    30%
    I have been litigating all aspects of civil law and some areas of criminal law for my entire career. I have tried, and won, contract disputes, divorces, mechanics lien issues, personal injury and property damage issues. This is my favorite area of the law. Although I believe in the maxim that a bad settlement is better than a good verdict, it is still important to take into consideration intangibles such as the cost of the litigation to the client viz a viz the possible outcomes.

    38 years, 500 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    25%
    I have been representing clients in divorce and separation, although mostly divorce, for my entire career. I have settled most, as most wind up settling, but I have also gone to trial where necessary.

    38 years, 500 cases

  3. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    15%
    While I have represented three corporations in Chapter 11 proceedings, the balance of my bankruptcy practice has been representing individuals in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases. This includes fighting adversaries filed against my clients.

    35 years, 150 cases

  4. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    15%
    While I have represented three corporations in Chapter 11 proceedings, the balance of my bankruptcy practice has been representing individuals in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases. This includes fighting adversaries filed against my clients.

    35 years, 400 cases

  5. Arbitration
    10%
    In the past, represented insurance companies in property damage cases. A large part of the 500+ is as a result of that practice. Now, I represent some insurance companies, individuals and other businesses in arbitrations including cases relating to construction and mechanics lien issues.

    30 years, 500 cases

  6. Other
    5%

I am an attorney with experience as a sole proprietor, insurance industry corporate counsel, managing attorney and a senior associate in Chicago and its suburbs, working in several areas of practice.  I am the principal of The Law Offices of Howard Peritz.  (www.howardperitzlaw.com).  I frequently provide insight in the many issues pertaining to business litigation and personal issues through his blog found at www.howardperitzlaw.com/howard-peritz-blog-opinions.

I am a dynamic, proactive litigator supported by my excellent leadership and communication skills. 

For over 25 years, I have demonstrated myself very effective in litigation, arbitration, negotiation and claims revenue, and has a keen vision for developing and executing successful action plans.  My work consistently results in favorable decisions and settlements that greatly benefit my clients.  I am a proven project manager, team builder and mentor who becomes a valuable advocate for each project or case with which he becomes involved.

I am an active networker and connector who understands the value of bringing people together.

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Licensed for 38 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1984
Updated 10/11/2022

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2007. See details

Contact Howard

The Law Offices of Howard Peritz
1121 Lake Cook Road
Suite P
Deerfield, IL, 60015

Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Mia | July 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Mr. Peritz is an amazing attorney. He was patient, compassionate and empathetic without being condescending. He is a credit to his profession. He explained everything thoroughly and in layman's terms. I would recommend him and his firm to my friends and family. Thank you Howard!
Posted by Jeff | October 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce, OP, probate,bankruptcy
I have been using Howard for my situations, he's gone above and beyond for me. I continue to have him represent me and I would definitely recommend him to anyone that can use his services. He has been representing me for about 10 years.
Posted by Dayanara | May 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would highly recommed
Howard Peritz provided legal advice and guidance during a difficult situation. I found him to be experienced, responsive, knowledgeable and honest. He is sincere and will tell you where you stand and in what direction you should go. He demonstrates tenacity and compassion; never losing site of the end goal, to protect, defend and have the best outcome for his clients. While working with Howard, I always felt as though my situation was in trustworthy hands, and I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal representation.
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Posted by Mike | December 30, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
I called Howard to review a contract. He was very helpful and explained the context to me clearly. I will certainly think of Howard in the future for any other needs.
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2013
Howard Peritz was a great pick, helped me start my business off RIGHT! Highly recommend to Chicago/Deerfield Illinois clients
I worked with Howard Peritz while getting ready to launch my business in Chicago. Howard and his staff totally impressed me. I was kept in the loop on everything that was happening with my project. He outlined all the things I could expect in the entire process and made something I considered to be difficult, rounding up various legal work and documents, into something that left me confident that I was ready to launch once we were done. My venture has so far been successful and legally sound; I think a lot of it had to do with having Howard there for me in the beginning. Initially, I had some reservations about hiring an attorney to handle my work because I thought I could do it myself with some of the cookie cutter legal services sites and save a few bucks, but quickly learned after meeting with him the first time how that would have turned into a risky scenario in the future. Oh, the things I never even thought about, but so glad he knows about… I had a lot of things on my legal to-do list and I liked that I was able to focus on my business, not about my possible legal loose ends after it was too late to start off right.
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Posted by Neale | July 11, 2012
Good Lawyer Good Work!
Howard and I worked on a contract issue together. His work was strong and timely. We were able to resolve the issue efficiently.
Posted by Elena | July 6, 2012
Great Attorney
Howard is a very knowledgeable and friendly attorney providing good advice at a fair price. I have been using Howard for family estate planning and general legal matters.
Posted by Sarah | June 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Run
If you really take reviews seriously. Run!!!! He is not professional at all. My divorce should have taken six months but because he didn't take action right away, it took a year. He didn't have the letter serve. I has to chase him down and then do the work myself. Thank God it's over. I won't recommend him to anyone. I had to have him correct my name twice. He couldn't get the video to work before the judge. I end up being last and I didn't know if I was going to get divorce or not. Please run. It's your fault if you don't
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Posted by Greg | January 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Horrible Estate Planning Experience
Howard was the worst lawyer, and one of the worst professionals I have ever dealt with. I contacted him to do estate planning and set up some asset protection for my family. He was great at first and recommended a solution, and the moment I paid him everything went to hell. What was supposed to take "a few weeks" took 6 months, was done incorrectly, and I had to contact a second attorney to contact him to provide the services I had paid for. He made errors in our wills, he forgot numerous times about meetings with my family to sign documents (wasting two hours round trip driving), gave possibly 15 promises in email regarding when I would have documents, and every one of them were broken. At some point he stated that my documents had been sent but did not receive tracking information.....they are considered "Lost by the post office" to him so God knows if he actually sent them out and someone has my estate planning, or if he just gave me one more BS excuse. I am currently paying someone else to undo some of the work Howard did and correct it. The new practice stated he used cookie cutter templates that did not even speak to IL laws correctly. He is unorganized and has no customer service skills. I wouldn't recommend him for anything.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
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Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 5.8 (Average)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2007.

Suspension followed by probation issued in IL, 2007
updated on 04/16/2013

This type of suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. When the attorney returns to practice the State monitors the his or her activities for a period of time.

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Howard Peritz
  • 2007 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Paul B. Wharton & Associates
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Owner
  • Howard Peritz
  • 1992 - 2003
  • Senior Associate
  • Levine Shifrin & Associates
  • 1988 - 1992
  • Attorney 3
  • Montgomery Ward Life Insurance Company
  • 1988 - 2020
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Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Trial Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I thoroughly endorse this lawyer. I have known Howard for over 8 years in the capacity of opposing counsel and co-counsel. I have found Howard to be dedicated, hard working, ethical, an excellent trial attorney and detail oriented. I have had only positive experiences with Howard."
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Deerfield Litigation Lawyer Howard Peritz
Howard Peritz
Litigation Attorney
Deerfield, IL
Licensed for 38 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2007. See details