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Ana M. Guzman

DUI and DWI Attorney at Mundelein, IL

5.0   14 reviews

Licensed for 22 years

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About Ana

Learn Ana’s areas of practice.

Ana Guzman LaScola attended University of California, Riverside, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with minors  in International Relations and French, before attending DePaul University, College of Law, in Chicago Illinois.  Now entering her ninenteenth year of practice, she began her career as a Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney, under former Cook County State’s Attorney Richard A. Devine.  She also served as Deputy Chief Supervisor in the Probate Division and Civil Division of the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court.  Later, she worked in the private sector at LCC Law Offices, LLC.

During her time as an Assistant State’s Attorney, Ana served in the Child Support Enforcement Division and Juvenile Justice Bureau.  In the private sector she has handled a range of cases including Traffic, DUI, Family Law matters, as well as Real Estate and Probate matters.  She has years of courtroom experience and brings this wealth of knowledge to you.

Ana is knowledgeable in the areas of Traffic and DUI Defense achieving successful negotiations in cases that are not recommended for trial, and in litigation when the facts warrant a trial or pre-trial motion hearing.  Ana will work very hard to achieve the best result possible.  Trustworthy, knowledgeable and effective – you can be sure that Ana has explored every possible outcome and prepared you with all the options and details before reaching a disposition of your case.

Ana is a member of the State Bar Association, and license to practice law in Circuit Courts throughout Illinois, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  She has been licensed since 2000.

Licensed for 22 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2000
Updated 10/11/2022

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

Contact Ana

LaScola Law Offices, Ltd
LCC Law Offices - Affiliate Branch
10700 W. Higgins Road
Suite 240
Rosemont, IL, 60018
Gruzmark Law - Glenview Affiliate Office
James Goldberg Law - chicago Affiliate Office
200 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 3100
Chicago, IL, 60606
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Reviews

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Posted by Carlos | May 6, 2015
Fast, knowledgeable and professional
Ana exceeded my expectations. The process was faster less expensive and she was very professional getting me more than I asked!!!
Posted by Jason | May 7, 2015
Moved to lesser charge
Ana was easy to work with, took over immediately, was quick with her responses, including texts to my phone well after-hours, and was successful at reducing my charge to an acceptable level. Thanks Ana.
Posted by Hugo | January 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great !!!
Thank you very much for your help. You're the best. Everything went smoothly, better than I expected. Keep up the good work.!!!
Posted by Rachel | February 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire her immediately!!!!!
She got my misdemeanor speeding ticket reduced down to just a petty traffic ticket and a WAY lower fine! She was awesome and SUPER helpful during the entire process. I was absolutely terrified before I called her and she assured me everything would be fine, and she exceeding my expectations greatly! Thank you so much for everything Ana!
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Posted by Venise | September 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ticket was waved
She was able to bring it down to a lower charge, the officer never showed up to the court date.
Posted by Brooke | December 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reliable, responsive and knowledgeable
Ana is amazing! My first conversation with her, she gave me full details of the process (court appearance, possible charges, what would happen). At the end of the conversation she let me know I was welcome to reach out anytime and she'd happily answer questions. There was no pressure to hire her. She really just wanted to educate me. I hired her the next day and couldn't be happier! She appeared in court with me and got my claim dismissed fully. Ana always explained what would happen, answered my questions and eased my concerns. I could reach Ana anytime day or night - she quickly responses to texts and calls. She was always available. I would recommend Ana to anyone who needed representation!
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Posted by Mark | November 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful
Ana was very helpful in resolving my case. She explained the strategy and steps needed to overturn my driving conviction, and even was able to waive my need to appear in court when I couldn't make it last minute due to work obligations. Very reasonably priced as well!
Posted by Xin Zhang | September 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful and Responsive!
I worked with Ms. Ana for a traffic ticket case. She explained the entire process thoroughly and answered all my concerns and questions professionally. I would definitely recommend Ana.
Posted by Abhi | January 5, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best detailed advice
Ana gives very detailed answers to your queries. She is very knowledgeable. I had query regarding the traffic ticket and she explained me the entire process about the court proceedings and advised how to go forward with the case.
Posted by Kyle | December 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Defense
I called Anna about two weeks after my incident. She took my call and explained all of my options to me very thoroughly. She spent quite a while going into great detail what the possible outcomes could be depending on what course of action was taken. I hired her the next day. After providing her with some additional information we had another discussion about my case. After this she formulated her plan of action. On the day of court she talked me through the case again and spoke about how she planned to proceed. Her careful planning payed off, my case outcome was exactly as planned. She handled everything in a highly professional manner and nothing was left to chance. I highly recommend her for any case that requires an expert attorney. She can handle it.
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Posted by Mike | December 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent with Traffic Violation
Ms. Guzman was excellent in advising us on my 16 y.o. son's 26 mph over speeding ticket (Class B Misdemeanor). She answered all of our questions and was very thorough. She prepared us well for traffic court based on her prior experience, and the outcome was very satisfactory. I was impressed with how she stayed with us at the court house through the entire process, including retrieving my son's license when the clerk neglected to return it to my son! Highly recommend.
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Posted by Kenny | October 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rating Ana Guzman
Ms. Guzman, while a little expensive, was wonderful, and took good care of my case, which could have gone in a different direction. She is great about contact, giving out her cell phone number, and she was on time to the courtroom.
Posted by Jennifer | October 26, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Did not hire an attorney
I did not hire Ana Guzman; I did not hire any attorney. However I had a couple of phone conversations with her and she was very helpful and always returned my calls promptly. I would definitely consider her should I need an attorney in the future.
Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2015
Speeding ticket that was tried for criminal charges
Excellent lawyer knew what she was doing with her work leading up to the case, also very responsive kept me up to date with what was happening with the case and waived the criminal charges that I was being tried for my speeding ticket.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • LaScola Law Offices
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • LCC Law Offices
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Chief Deputy Clerk - Probate Division
  • Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Chief Deputy Clerk - Civil Division
  • Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Assistant District Attorney - Juvenile Justice Bureau
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Assistant District Attorney - Child Support Enforcement Division
  • Cook County State Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Law Clerk - Sup Ct Rule 711 - Felony Trial Division
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Law Clerk - Sup Ct Rule 711 - Child Support Enforcement Div.
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • 1998 - 2000
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Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of California - Riverside
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996
  • University of California - Riverside
  • BA Minors - International Relations & French
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Villake of Lake Zurich v. J.Z.
  • 3 Year Suspension Rescinded
  • People v. J.N.
  • 6-MONTH SUSPENSION RESCINDED - CLIENT’S JOB SAVED!!!

Associations

  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Hispanic Prosecutors Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2018
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • Student Member
  • 1997 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Nominated
  • Best Legal Counsel
  • 2018
  • Nomination
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Federal Bar Licensure
  • Northern District of Illinois - Federal District Court
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Course Completion - Revenue Collector System Training Course
  • System Innovators
  • 2004
  • Training Certificate
  • The Chicago Passport Agency
  • 2003
  • Domestic Violence Overview - Certificate of Completion
  • Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
  • 1996
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Los Angeles Mission College
  • 1996
  • Youth Leadership Award
  • National Young Leaders Conference
  • 1991
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Publications

  • LaScola Law Offices, Ltd. website
  • DUI Basics
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • LCC Law Offices - In Service Training
  • Possible Penalties for Aggravated Speeding Tickets in Illinois
  • 2018
  • In-Service Training - Clerk of the Circuit Court (Probate Division)
  • Passport Processing
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (12)
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ana Guzman is an excellent lawyer and very well respected by everybody in the legal community. She is intelligent, well prepared and always advocates very strongly for her clients. I highly recommend her and know that she will always goes the extra mile for all her clients. I strongly endorse Ana as a solid and excellent lawyer"
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ana in the legal community for almost 15 years. I first met her in the Cook County State's Attorneys office and know her now as an attorney in private practice. Ana is both intelligent and determined to secure the best results for her clients in all cases. Ana is not afraid to fight for her clients in court and has a very good reputation in the legal community. You can trust Ana's legal experience and integrity to handle your case in a professional and effective manner."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ana is an outstanding criminal, traffic and DUI defense attorney. She’s always well prepared, and provides her clients with excellent, thorough representation. She’s a former prosecutor and uses the skills she acquired to now obtain great results as a defense attorney. Over the years she has gained, the respect of her fellow lawyers as well as the judiciary and deservedly so. That is why I she has my endorsement."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend Ana to my own friends and family members for her great communication, attention to detail, and stellar professional reputation."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Ana Guzman for over 10 years in a professional capacity. She is well organized, highly responsive to her clients, extremely bright and dedicated to her work. Her professionalism, integrity and her client focus make her a much sought after attorney."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ana Guzman is an experienced and zealous advocate. As a former prosecutor, she knows the court system and how to use that knowledge to the benefit of her clients. Importantly, she's also not afraid to fight when the need arises, and does so effectively. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ana Guzman is an outstanding Attorney that is highly regarded in her field. I would recommend her to anyone seeking child support or needs assistance with a DUI or DWI"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ana for several years as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney. She is smart, driven and well versed in the law. Any potential client would be well served by choosing Ana. I wholeheartedly endorse this fine attorney!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ana for many years. She is an intelligent, diligent, and effective advocate for her clients. She is invariably well prepared and responsive to her clients needs."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ana is a very hard-working, diligent lawyer, a real fighter who will get you the best possible outcome for your case. I endorse her without hesitation."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ana is a hard-working, organized, and dedicated attorney. She takes on each case with careful attention to detail and strives to produce the best result possible for her clients. If you are in need of a professional , capable litigator, you will be in very good hands choosing her as your attorney."
Child support Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as I have known her for 14 years. I know Ms. Guzman to be extremely professional and knowledgeable in the areas of law in which she practices. She exudes confidence in her work and litigation skills before the court. I highly recommend her to handle family law cases and other matters. I have been witness to her success before the court."
Child support Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ana since law school, and have known her to be ethical and hardworking. She is smart and can be trusted to do a fanstastic job for any matter she works on."
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Mundelein DUI and DWI Lawyer Ana M. Guzman
Ana M. Guzman
DUI and DWI Attorney
Mundelein, IL
Licensed for 22 years
Free Consultation