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Paul W. Plotnick

Litigation Attorney at Skokie, IL

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1974
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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.


Paul W. Plotnick, Attorney At Law
9933 Lawler Avenue Suite 312
Skokie, IL, 60077


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Posted by Valentina | December 27, 2014
outstanding service
I hired Mr. Plotnick to represent me at my horrible divorce and trial. While opposing counselor and my ex lied their way through, Mr. Plotnick did everything he possibly could always being professional and true to the facts. I really appreciated his effort, honesty, and smart way of asking questions at the trial when I worked pro-se on the appeal of the judgment. Working on my Brief I found everything in the transcripts that I needed for my appeal to be successful. I won my appeal and I’m not an attorney. Based on the trial evidence presented to the judge by Mr.Plotnick, all three Appellate Court judges recognized that our trial judge abused her discretion (the judge retired after my appeal). After appeal I re-hired Mr. Plotnick and with his help we reached a settlement on my terms. I highly recommend Mr. Plotnick for divorce case and trial. I trusted his experience, knowledge, intuition, and always felt that he is on my side.
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Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Paul W. Plotnick Attorney at Law
  • 1979 - Present
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Cook County Public Defender's Office
  • 1975 - 1979
  • Staff Sargent
  • US Army
  • 1969 - 1975


  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • Southern Illinois University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969


  • North Suburban Bar
  • Director
  • 1975 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Decalogue Society of Lawyers
  • Member
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Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who In American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2017
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Attorneys
  • National Law Journal
  • 2017
  • Luis Amador award
  • Kiwanis
  • 2017
  • Top Attorneys
  • National Law Journal
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys
  • National Law Journal
  • 2012
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • 1995
  • Ruby Pin Award Kiwanis
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  • Distinguished Service Award
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  • Layperson of the Year Division 7 Kiwanis
  • N/A
  • Leaning Tower YMCA Recognition Award
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  • North Suburban Bar Journal
  • What is A Recording?
  • 2014

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