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Alan Karl Lenczycki

Family Attorney at Gurnee, IL

4.6   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2007
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Alan

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Alan Lenczycki is a founding partner at Johnston Tomei Lenczycki & Goldberg LLC, with a practice area focused on family and criminal law.

A former prosecutor for six years in the State’s Attorney’s Office in Lake County, Illinois, Alan was a senior Assistant State’s Attorney in Lake County’s dedicated domestic violence courtroom for over two years. There he obtained valuable experience with orders of protection and the intersection of family and criminal law. As a prosecutor with the Gang Task Force he also provided legal education to the Lake County Gang Enforcement Unit on effective gang prosecutions. Now, his practice centers on navigating families through the difficult transition of divorce and child custody issues, with a focus on helping kids and helping parents protect their rights. He also has extensive trial and motion experience litigating DUI, traffic, and serious misdemeanor and felony cases.

Alan has volunteered giving free legal advice at A Safe Place women’s and children’s center in Zion. A longtime Lake County resident, he is on the Board of Directors of the Exchange Club of Grayslake and is co-president of the Lake County Bar Association’s Young and New Lawyer’s Committee, where he has provided education and training to other attorneys in the criminal law. He graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago.


223 North Illinois Route 21, Ste. 14
Gurnee, IL, 60031

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4.6 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
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Posted by Cynthia | November 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Alan is a great professional to work with. He helped me with an expungement process that Tim Johnston was originally working with me through. I was in a bad mental state when trying to deal with the issues at hand, and this man helped me to pull through on top. I can now further my future and continue my education with a clean record. I really could not be any more grateful. The entire staff is organized, caring, and understanding 100%. If you want someone who is really going to take care of you, I would suggest coming to Alan or anyone working in this firm. I will never forget the interaction and services that I’ve been provided with here.
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Posted by Linda King | October 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly reccommended
Atty. Lenczycki was kind and compassionate. His team was responsive and walked me step by step thru the process to ensure we were prepared and confident. Case dismissed thanks to this amazing team!
Posted by Mike | September 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Knowledgeable, Strategic, and Won the Case!
I highly recommend Alan Lenczycki and his firm (Johnston, Tomei, Lenczycki, & Goldberg). I had first met with Alan on a consultation, and he was upfront, honest, professional, and give me his advice as to how he would handle the case. After the consultation, I retained Alan and he started working on my case immediately. Alan is extremely responsive and clear in all of his communication (phone/email), and I was always up to speed with where he was at with the case. Since day one, all of my expectations were met and Alan did a phenomenal job navigating through this case. This particular case was a matter of returning specific property back to me. Though the property value was minimal, Alan treated the case as any other and put together a strong and compelling case. In the end, Alan won the case and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you, Alan!
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Posted by Steven | July 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great knowledgeable lawyer, Very easy to talk with.
Alan was quick and to the point and explained everything thoroughly. I never felt left out without an explanation about anything to do with my case. Staff was friendly and accommodating. I would definitely hire Alan again.
Posted by Katie | July 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and honest!
Closed a case with Alan this last Tuesday and it was handled far better than I could have imagined! Alan’s overall honest straightforward and friendly demeanor eased my nerves through the entire process. Thank you again for all your help!
Posted by Hans | June 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superior Service, Empathetic
I had violated my probation with a new case abd my girlfriend went and got a consultation with Johnston Tomei Lenczycki and Goldberg, LLC. She immediately knew that this was the help that we needed. They seemed very focused on getting me released and fought for me the whole time. Alan was the attorney that spearheaded my case and not one time did he seem unmotivated. The process was drawn out and lasted a few months. Ultimately Alan got me more than I deserved because right now I should be in prison. I can't give this man enough praise and if I have ANY other legal problems I know exactly who I'll go to. There's a lot of security in knowing you don't have to search for a lawyer anymore. I just hope I wont need him.
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Response from Alan Lenczycki June 24, 2019
Thanks Hans. It was a pleasure to help you. Very best wishes in your future.
Posted by Whitney | December 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional work
I hired Alan in April and was divorced within a few months. He was extremely helpful and prompt to call back if he wasn’t available at the moment. He was always on time to court and for appointments. More importantly, he was always prepared. I would recommend him to anyone and will use him again in the future. Highly recommended.
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Response from Alan Lenczycki December 17, 2018
Thanks very much Whitney! We're so glad to have helped you.
Posted by Rene' | December 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Alan did a great job & got all the charges dropped. He explained everything & did exactly what he said he would. He was very professional & treated us with respect. In the future if I ever need a lawyer again. I will certainly hire him.
Posted by Mike | October 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped me big time!
I had Alan Lenczycki represent me in court today for a traffic offense. Alan's skillful negotiations got me cleared with a couple months supervision and $75 fine with court costs. I highly recommend Alan if you're looking for a knowledgeable, friendly and honest attorney
Posted by William | September 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Alan is a great lawyer. He is very professional and always answers the questions I have in a very timely manner. He works hard for your case and gives you many options in the direction you should go with your case. He fought very hard for me and got me exactly what I wanted out of my divorce. He trys to get your case done as soon as possible and with little amount of money spent. I would recommend him to anybody who may be going through a divorce. He's a great lawyer and very friendly and understanding.
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Posted by Nichole | September 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
He was direct and was always available to answer all my questions. He was able to handle what felt like an impossible case. He got it done!
Posted by Carlos | September 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Case Matter
I would like to start with how nervous I was when I needed to hire a lawyer for my family case. At first I looked everywhere and eventually I remembered the firm Harter and Schottland took a criminal case of mine and beat the case. I contacted them, I asked if they had a family lawyer. They said yes, and that’s when I met Alan. Now at first people are usually nervous cause you think “hey, this guy is just after my money” but not Alan. The moment you sit down with him and explain your case, he knows exactly what to do. Intelligent and knows how to get after it. Through out the case I would call him with any questions and he always called me back even if he couldn’t answer the phone at the moment, very dependable. Now regarding the case, it was a win. I’m a father with two kids and with custody, thanks to Alan. To this day he will still answer my phone calls with any questions and assures me he is still there to get after it again. I would highly recommend Alan for any types of cases, from family to criminal.
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Response from Alan Lenczycki December 11, 2018
Thanks for the great review Carlos. Please feel free to call me anytime at 847-549-0600 to follow up on your case with my new firm, Johnston Tomei Lenczycki & Goldberg LLC.
Posted by John | April 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wow! Wish I would have stumbled upon Alan prior to hiring my first attorney regarding an OUI case. My previous attorney forget to appeal my boating suspension and when I got the notice in the mail that my privilege had been revoked for two years he essentially said, sorry...I no longer practice in Illinois. That is when I called Alan and he picked up immediately - spoke to me with a sincere passion for what he does and the desire to help others when their in a bad situation. He was incredibly knowledgeable, reasonable and well spoken. He knew the system well and what he didn't know he said he'd figure out. I love when people are honest, especially people who you hire that are supposed to represent you best interests. I spent a lot of time researching OUI attorney's as it's definitely a niche market but let me tell you, Alan is TOP NOTCH and should be where you end up. I hope I don't end up in another similar situation but if I do, Alan will be my first call. A+
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
knowledgeable and confident
Polite and straight to the point. Got the answer I needed to hear and the protection I was seeking.
Posted by Adam Frank | September 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Lenczycki for the past 20 years, on a personal and professional level. After parting ways with an attorney whom we used for years I reached out to Alan for representation. I couldn't be more satisfied , being the courtroom is not an even playing field! He over came many obstacles in a timely manner, meanwhile taking the time to go over the fine details. He's not going to promise you something that can not be guaranteed as many firms will, until your "check clears" then give you exuceses.
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Posted by tyler | August 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Alan Lenczycki, the best lawyer in lake county!!
After calling around lake county area, and even stopping in a few offices, I found Alan. He was the most polite out of all the bunch and seemed the most sincere/genuine! That always stands out to me, but regardless of kindness, Alan was even better priced than most and was very patient and willing to answer all my questions and even give some great legal advice! I was super nervous for the month leading up to my court date and Alan reassured me not to lose sleep over the case. I had court for two misdemeanors and Alan got them both dropped! I couldn't have asked for anything better, and I would always recommend Alan to all my family and friends in the future! Cheers to you Alan for being so personable and amazing at what you do! Wish you the best of luck with everything, Sincerely, Tyler E.
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Posted by Jon | July 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Hire this attorney!
Alan Lenczycki is a top notch lawyer and professional. Alan was very receptive to the circumstances surrounding my case and was dedicated to helping see me through my legal storm. The outcome of my case was the best I could receive (or hope for), and that was accomplished by Alan's attentiveness, effort, and care. I am not able to express how much I owe to Alan and Harter & Schottland. Thank you for everything! If you are looking for a lawyer in the north Chicago area, I HIGHLY recommend seeking Alan out.
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Posted by Wojciech | June 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Let him go just after 3 months.
Hired him for divorce case. Alan, wittingly or unwittingly misread certified financial statements from other party. The difference between Petition For Maintenance and Financial Affidavit was 76% to 105%., Wittingly or unwittingly did not follow Local Court Rules and Civil ILCS. While at the same time keep requesting more supporting documents from me and billing for allegedly unrelated documents. Who was Alan protecting when not reporting this vast income discrepancy to the court?
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Posted by Olga | December 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We hired Alan for our daughter case. Unfortunately, Alan failed to show up twice in a courtroom, and delayed our case without any reasonable explanation. Just because it fits his schedule! Also he did not answer our emails and phone calls in a reasonable time manner. So unprofessional.
Response from Alan Lenczycki December 17, 2018
Thank you for the feedback, although we don't remember the facts at all the same way you do. Our attorney rules of ethics, specifically rule 1.6, prevent attorneys from revealing anything in the way of client information or commenting on a situation like this very much, but I can say that our actual client tells us that she was very happy with our services. Generally speaking, our office will respond to client emails and phone calls within 24 hours. I am happy to provide clients with my email address, business phone number, and cell phone number on request, and especially on the cell phone can be reached pretty much any time. Very best wishes - ALAN
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Harter & Schottland, PC
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Lake County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2013


  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Successful settlement for client
  • DUI
  • Acquittal for client


  • Lake County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Co - President
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Exchange Club of Grayslake
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2018

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Speaking Engagements

  • Intoduction to Criminal Law in Lake County
  • Criminal Law
  • 2015
  • IMR Networking Meeting
  • Ticket Defense
  • 2015
  • Lake County Gang Task Force
  • Effective Gang Prosecutions
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Alan
Family Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Alan. He is a thoughtful, committed attorney who will not hesitate to go that extra mile for a client. Alan is my go to attorney for sending family law matters because I have the utmost respect for his abilities as an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alan is a great lawyer and does fantastic work for his clients. He is also a leader in the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Alan through our local bar association where he is a very active member. Whenever I speak to Alan about his practice, it's obvious that he is very passionate about his work and protecting the rights of his clients. I endorse this attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Alan for several years. I have always found him to be highly qualified, prepared and a worthy opponent. He is easy to relate to and has a great disposition. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has been opposing counsel on several matters with my firm in the last several years and has always been true to his word, hard working and fair."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Alan Lenczycki has earned a great deal of respect among his peers due to his exceptional Courtroom performance."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alan is a very diligent attorney with years of great experience in criminal defense. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alan is an experienced criminal defense attorney. He was an Assistant State's Attorney for 6 years and tried more cases than most other attorneys in the court house. He is well liked in the court house. He knows the value of a case, how to get a good deal and knows when to walk away from a bad offer. Alan is not afraid to take a case to trial."
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Gurnee Family Lawyer Alan Karl Lenczycki
Alan Karl Lenczycki
Family Attorney
Gurnee, IL
Licensed for 16 years