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Lori Gail Levin

Criminal defense Attorney at Northbrook, IL

4.7   13 reviews
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  • Licensed for 43 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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When the charges are serious, you need a forceful criminal attorney. Especially if you have never been involved with the criminal justice system, the complexity and uncertainty about the process can cause fear and confusion. Lori Levin knows the system from every perspective and can guide you through the process, explain to you what you should expect and answer all of your questions. Most importantly, she will devote her knowledge, training and experience to aggressively fight for your rights. When your freedom is at stake, experience counts.

Location

Lori G Levin, Attorney at Law
5 Revere Drive, Suite 200
Northbrook, IL, 60062
Lori G Levin, Attorney at Law
161 N. Clark, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL, 60601
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4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Kathy | February 25, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding lawyer
Lori is a lawyer who is very knowledgable, professional and compassionate. We deeply appreciated her service. She effectively worked with the system to aid us. We could not have accomplished it ourselves.
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2024
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Helped me out of a bogus charge against me
Assisted cutting red tape and navigating a problem with DCFS. Retainer and invoices were very reasonable. Thank you Lori for your help!
Posted by Kyle | January 29, 2024
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Top notch, responsive, knowledgeable and so helpful
Lori was referred to us by our adoption attorney to assist us with some post-adoption issues with one of our kiddos involving DCFS and a series of DCFS investigations. Lori was super responsive to our initial inquiries and jumped right into our matter to assist given the urgency and potential impact on our family. He counsel and guidance were spot on and extremely helpful to us as we navigated this very stressful time in our lives. Billing was fair and timely as well and Lori is very transparent with her billing structure and process. We also achieved the end result we ultimately wanted and needed and very quickly as well. We would happily recommend and refer Lori to anyone we encounter or hear of needing representation in this area of law.
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2023
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Sharp, efficient advocate
Lori was referred to me by another attorney who highly recommended her as someone well respected in the legal community. I had a DCFS investigation in which I had no idea how to fight. Lori was very quick to take over, plan thoroughly a strategy and do all the investigative and proposal work making it a very hands off experience for me. She moved quickly and thankfully we reached a decision in my favor in which the allegations were removed/overturned. I can’t imagine what my future would have looked like as a professional that holds a state license that was at jeopardy without her help. Can’t thank Lori enough.
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2023
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Resourceful and Organized Lawyer
Lori has handled many hearings for me over the years and she makes sure I am prepared ahead of time and that all necessary paperwork is ready to be presented so there are no issues at trial. Whenever I have questions or issues and she does not know the answer to she makes sure to find the answer through subject matter experts so I can be confident that I understand what is going on. She also returns phone calls/texts in a very timely manner which I appreciate.
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2023
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Superior at what she does!
I contacted Attorney Lori Levin and gave her a few facts about my case. Without hesitation she went to bat for me. Attorney Levin won an appeal I thought was hopeless. I’m grateful for all the hard work and dedication she showed. I will definitely keep her in mind if I ever needed help or concealing again.
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2023
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She helped us win our case
We found Lori a pleasure to deal with. We hired her for a dcfs case. We were overwhelmed and confused as to how to navigate the whole legal and dcfs system as this is not something we knew anything about. We also were concerned about legal fees piling up as our case dragged on for a year. Lori worked out a flat fee payment agreement which made us much calmer. We felt like she gave our case all the time and attention that it required. She guided and explained everything throughout the process. She was available for all our questions. She won our case. We would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Fran | November 10, 2023
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Caring, Professional Miracle Worker
Lori took on our case when no one else was willing to fight false accusations made by DCPS! She pays attention to the details, is extremely knowledgeable, and went above and beyond keeping us up to date and explaining all the options. She listens! Her rates are very reasonable and it’s clear that her focus is on her clients and the issues, not fees. We still turn to her first for advice and guidance. She won our case and earned our appreciation and trust for life!
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2020
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Professional and Expert with Proven Results
I highly recommend Lori. She is professional, nice to work with and has proven results.
Posted by Ted | April 15, 2020
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Family Support - A Lifesaver
In a contentious divorce families can get into regrettable conflict and false allegations can threaten to destroy relationships! Lori’s professional approach saved our family. Her work to help with our appeal and her relentless legal advocacy resulted in a reversal of a DCFS finding. I highly recommend Lori to you!
Posted by Betty | April 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Honest, trustworthy and efficient!
Last year I was wrongly accused of abusing a child by a co worker. As a teacher, this is one of the worst things that can happen. DCFS came out and investigated, spoke with me, students and other teachers. But then I heard nothing. I was totally devastated and worried that I would lose my teaching license and never work again. Fortunately for me, I called Lori. She was on the case immediately. She contacted DCFS and within a few weeks the case was cleared. She advised me and how to proceed with a wrongfully accused letter and I got my life back. Lori understands how a person's reputation can be affected tremendously by these kinds of accusations. She updated me regularly with phone calls and emails during this period and was able to calm my fears. I highly recommend!
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Posted by Anonymous middle-class mom | February 13, 2019
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I got my life back because of Lori
I am a middle-class Caucasian woman who never dreamed I’d be defending myself against DCFS. It happened and it was as bad as you can imagine. I love, protect, advocate, worry about and take very special care of my children. I would never harm my children because they mean everything to me. From the moment I contacted Lori, she made me feel assured that she would do whatever she could to defend me. At the same time, she didn’t over-promise. She helped me understand the mandatory process that would be involved and patiently explained the steps that would be necessary and could not be skipped. I’m someone who knows how to problem solve and has found a lot of success in asserting myself when I’ve faced serious challenges. She helped me understand that tact would not be beneficial in this situarion. Not at all. That was very hard to me because I and direct and determine individual. While she understood I did not deserve to be implicated, there were things that people said/reported (even my children) that would be hard to disprove. DCFS doesn’t operate under the same rules and stipulations as a police investigation. The bottom line is that you’re presumed guilty and the burden of proof falls onto you/the accused. I actually understand and appreciate that because children are involved and they deserve to be protected at all cost. In the end, Lori’s experience defending so many innocent parents of eledged abuse and her relationships with DCFS are what led to the charges being unfounded in my case. I am enternally grateful. I can finally sleep again.
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2023
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No!
She refused to file any motions including the most important one to get our case dismissed. She was very chummy with opposing counsel. She refused to share evidence with me from the opposing counsel. She made me feel criminal in a civil suit. I felt like she was a liason for the opposition as opposed to a defense attorney I was paying $500.00/hour. It was clear that she saw the case to be a cash cow for her which is why she did not file a dismissal. She charged for every email and every call she made or missed, but it did not seem that she spent any time reviewing my evidence or counseling me on her strategy to win our case. She was not tech competent. She had no clue how to transmit evidence online. She was still scanning and faxing.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
  • N/A

Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Decalogue Society of Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois
  • President
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois
  • Board of Directors
  • 2000 - 2006
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2003
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense for 10 years
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2024
  • Top 50 Illinois Women Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2024
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Matthew Maloney Tradition of Excellence Award
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Lori Levin for many years and am familiar with her work, having referred cases to her. Lori is the absolute "go to" lawyer for DCFS investigations & administrative hearings. I know what it is like to go up against slow-moving, bureaucratic state agencies that issue arbitrary and damaging findings of fact or conduct unfair investigations. Attorneys who do that kind of work need two things: an aggressive nature (not willing to sit back and let the case happen according to the agency's timetable) and a deep understanding of the nuances in the administrative code and regulations that the agency must follow. Without both, you'll be overwhelmed and your clients will suffer. Lori has the perfect combination of these qualities - she knows the rules backwards and forwards and will use everything at her disposal to fight for her clients. I know when I refer a case to Lori that the client is in the best hands. I strongly recommend her for all criminal defense and DCFS work."
Juvenile law Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lori is a hard-working and effective advocate for her clients. She gets great results."
Administrative law
DUI and DWI

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Northbrook Criminal defense Lawyer Lori Gail Levin
Lori Gail Levin
Criminal defense Attorney
Northbrook, IL
Licensed for 43 years
Virtual consultation available