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Louis Milton Pissios

Criminal defense Attorney at Waukegan, IL

4.5   11 reviews
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  • Licensed for 36 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2004

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2004. See details

About Louis

Learn Louis’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    80%
    I have provided tough-minded, highly personalized criminal defense to residents of Lake County and beyond for 25 years. In the highly competitive legal world, the longevity I have enjoyed as a Lake County, IL criminal defense attorney is a strong indicator of the high-quality representation I provide. It is not, however, the only evidence of my ability to successfully defend individuals against the full spectrum of criminal cases.

    36 years, 5,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    10%

    36 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%

    36 years

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Location

Louis Milton Pissios, PC
9 S County St
Waukegan, IL, 60085-5587

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
Posted by Jeanine & Ro | March 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Lou has helped my fiance several times. He worked with us on payments and kept him out of prison when he should have done time. Love this man!
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2016
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An Honest Lawyer
He was honest, direct and trustworthy. Qualities I value above all else. A pleasure to work with and gets promised results.
Posted by Angela | December 12, 2015
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Dedicated Attorney
Couldn't ask for a better attorney. We have used Louis Pissios multiple times for multiple types of cases and have always been pleased with his extensive knowledge, communication and dedication. Would highly recommend!
Posted by greg | December 8, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
SAVED
I was arrested/wrongly accused of a class x felony, after speaking with Mr Pissios he assured me that if I was innocent , he would dig up the facts and prove that I was! Mr Pissios did just that.. he saved my life..
Posted by Ric | December 8, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Good in many areas of the law
I have had the opportunity to utilize Mr Pissios' services on numerous occasions. It is not just criminal law that Louis excels in, but rather most all courtroom cases. No matter the case, walking into a courtroom with Louis is walking in with a man that knows the courts, the system and the procedures. He takes charge and proceeds with determination, a strong confidence and knowledge. With that stance, he likes to win and I am thankful that he does. Mr Pissios has handled some corporate and personal litigation for me and I couldn't have been more pleased.
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Posted by Anthony | December 7, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Was glad to have him on my side
Lou is a very professional, easy going person to work with. Communication was very good. Had great insight and ways to handle my situation. Could not have gotten through it without him. You can tell he has been doing this a long time
Posted by Robert | December 7, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Louis has helped me with many issues and situations since I have met him. He is a very ethical attorney who strives to do the best for his clients. He is very open and communicative with his clients and conducts himself in a very professional manner. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Rich | December 7, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Helped with contract
I hired Mr. Pissios to write up a contract. I must say the contract was very professional and served its purpose well. I would definitely hire Mr. Pissios again.
Posted by Tina | December 7, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding results
I have been a client of Lou's firm and Lou, himself, has been my lawyer. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you what a thoroughly outstanding job has done. Lou was a complete and consummate professional in handling my case. His integrity and enthusiasm were just two of many exceptional traits. Thank you to Mr. Pissios and his team!
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2015
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Genuine Guy
I feel Louis Pissios is a great guy and attorney because he takes what time he has, to get to know the person he's representing. I feel that's important in any situation where you you may think or feel you need an attorney.
Posted by Ada | July 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dissappointing and Demeaning (Heartless)
When I came across Lou he was quick to answer my calls. He came across as arrogant but after telling me he has been doing criminal law for 30 yrs I just assumed that he new what he was talking about. I was in a bad situation and desperate. Lou, saw that and took advantage of my situation. He never wanted me to speak and everything felt like a threat. Once I pleaded my case out and really wasn't explained anything. Lou would get frustrated if I spoke or asked questions. He was always in a hurry. However, this was after I paid him. I was told 50 days after my plea that I had to do something I did not agree too. I called Lou and he pretty much washed his hands with me. He stated that what I had to do was not in his scope of practice. Yet it was most definitely part of criminal law. Lou does not know criminal law all he wants is easy money and to hurry up and ruin you so he could move on to the next person for the money. Lou told me things he could not deliver. Lou was the biggest mistake I could have made in trusting him as my attorney. I will never refer Lou to anyone. He is definitely in it for self interest. Please do your diligence and get a more credible and knowledgeable attorney. But in the end my situation was resolved with out Lou as my attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

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AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2004.

Probation issued in IL, 2004
updated on 11/05/2013

Probation means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Court monitors the lawyer's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Suspension / Probation issued in IL, 2003
updated on 04/16/2013

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. When the attorney returns to practicing law on probation, the state monitors his or her activities in hopes the behavior will not be repeated.

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law office of Louis M. Pissios
  • 1988 - Present

Education

  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • BA English, BA Political Science
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Hoffstadt, 14 DT 98
  • Statutory Summary Suspension Rescinded.
  • People v. Pettorelli, 13 CM 3714
  • Bench Trial-Not Guilty
  • People v. Strawder, 13 CF 2056
  • Charges dismissed completely.
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Honors and Awards

  • Good Neighbor Award
  • Village of Mundelein
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (5)
Endorse Louis
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. I have known Louis for over 15 years. He is an excellent attorney who aggressively fights for his clients. Louis is well known in the field and possesses the intellect, maturity and refined courtroom skills that assure that his clients are in good hands. Louis has my highest recommendation. Louis is highly skilled attorney and even better man. I've known him for many years personally and professionally; he is of the highest professional and personal integrity. I would not hesitate to hire John as my personal attorney, nor would any other lawyer that I know; he is truly a lawyer's lawye"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pissios is well-liked and well-respected in the legal community. He has good courtroom demeanor is and more than capable of running a trial."
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Waukegan Criminal defense Lawyer Louis Milton Pissios
Louis Milton Pissios
Criminal defense Attorney
Waukegan, IL
Licensed for 36 years
Free Consultation
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2004. See details