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Paul Plotnick established his Law Firm in 1979 to provide expert counsel to clients requiring legal assistance with Criminal Law, Real Estate, Divorce and Civil Litigation. Now recognized by Martindale Hubbell with the highest legal ability rating, Paul keeps his finger on the pulse of Chicago's legal community, drawing on his knowledge from various past roles, including Hearing Officer (IL Sec'y of State) and Arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County.

A Chicago native, Paul retired from the army with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He went on to serve our community as a Chicago Public School teacher and an Assistant Public Defender. He was admitted as a lawyer in 1974. His professional memberships include numerous local, regional and national Bar Associations including North Suburban, Chicago, Illinois and American. He is also a former Member of the Board of Midwest Federation of Men's Clubs

Paul is also a past president of the Beth Hillel Men's Club and past member of the Congregation Board, Hadassah Associate and American Legion Member.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 25%
  2. Divorce: 25%
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
  4. Litigation: 25%

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Paul W. Plotnick, Attorney At Law

9933 Lawler Avenue Suite 312
Skokie, IL, 60077


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197405/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who In American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2014
Top AttorneysNational Law Journal2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top AttorneysNational Law Journal2013
Top AttorneysNational Law Journal2012
Chicago Volunteer Legal ServicesN/A1995
Leaning Tower YMCA Recognition AwardN/AN/A
Layperson of the Year Division 7 KiwanisN/AN/A
Distinguished Service AwardN/AN/A
Ruby Pin Award KiwanisN/AN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalPaul W. Plotnick Attorney at Law1979 - Present
Assistant AttorneyCook County Public Defender's Office1975 - 1979
Staff SargentUS Army1969 - 1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Suburban BarDirector1975 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Decalogue Society of LawyersMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
North Suburban Bar JournalWhat is A Recording?2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Southern Illinois UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1969