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Paul F. Serkland

Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney at Waukegan, IL

5.0   29 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Paul F. Serkland is a former prosecutor with the Cook County State's Attorney's office.   While employed as a prosecutor, Mr. Serkland handled all types of criminal cases.  Visit for more information about Paul F. Serkland.

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Paul F. Serkland
5 South County Street 1st Floor
Waukegan, IL, 60085-5577

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Posted by Alex | October 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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TOP NOTCH LAWYER
I was charged with "DRIVING ON A REVOKED LICENSE". For the first time ever in my life, I was facing FELONY charges. Was worried beyond belief. Was I going really going to jail? What about my job? My bills? My family? According to the law I was facing up to several years in jail and hefty fines. Not to mention worst of all--a FELONY CONVICTION. Not good. Paul was assigned to my case through the Larry Davis Law Group. Simply put: HE'S EXCELLENT. I've never had, witnessed, or felt what it's like to have a REAL lawyer represent me. Long story short, my case was reduced to a misdemeanor with no jail time and minimal reporting duties to the probation department. I was blown away. This man is a pro's pro. He's completely competent and knows how to defend his clients. He has a counter move for everything that can be thrown at you in court from the prosecution. If you just trust in him (and the Larry David Law Group for the matter), I'm certain you will be more than pleased with your representation. I would give this man 1 million stars if I could. GREAT JOB AND THANK YOU AGAIN. My life as it is was given another chance and I plan to make the most of it. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, AND THANK YOU. )
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Posted by Elizabeth | January 10, 2018
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Very Helpful
Paul was very helpful in navigating us through our 17 year old sons speeding ticket. Our son communicated with him directly to take ownership of the issue and was responsible for paying Paul's fee. Paul made the court appearance brief and to the point. Paul knew the system well and made our son's consequences less than what they would have been without him. He is very professional and a pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend Paul to anyone who needs these services.
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2017
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Paul Serkland review
Paul has handled 2 cases for me over the last 8 years and has been exceptional. In both cases Paul managed to achieve results that were well above expectation. I couldn't have asked for a more understanding, professional and affordable attorney. I am glad to have had him in my corner. Phil
Posted by Max | December 12, 2017
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Speeding, Improper lane use, another speeder.
I have used Paul for several matters over the years. He is highly knowledgeable of the ins and outs of driving related complaints. In the three cases I have used him, the results were exactly as he said they would be. Even when his rattled client couldn't find the courthouse.
Posted by Liz | June 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Efficent and confiendent lawyer, get the results you want!
I contacted Mr. Serkland, he was able to answer all my questions immediately. He was understanding and compassionate. He was completely supportive, he always answered his calls, or would contact me back in a very timely manner. He was able to take my cases days before my court date and was able to dismiss not one, but both of my citations. Mr. Serkland is confiendent in the courtroom and his experience shows. If you ever need a traffic attorney I would highly encourage you to contact him.
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Posted by Alvaro | May 28, 2016
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CAR ACCIDENT
This is a little late review but we wanted everyone to know that Paul got our case dismissed. We got into an car accident and which was our fault. We showed up to court all the times and we took car of the others person's car before court and Paul was able to get the tickets dismissed. If he wasn't our lawyer we would have been looking at some hefty tickets. Thanks to him we walked away saving money.
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Posted by Jorge | December 25, 2015
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Speeding Ticket
Mr. Serkland first of all, has a very charismatic and upbeat personality. Along side of that, he is very professional and experienced in his field therefore, worth the investment. I was excused of my ticket. Period!
Posted by Bob | December 14, 2015
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Representation in Traffic Court
Paul Serkland represented me at traffic court for a traffic accident I was involved. He helped maneuver me easily through the process and was able to assist in having my case dismissed. I am very appreciative of his services and highly recommend Mr. Serkland. He is professional and very glad I hired him to represent me.
Posted by Roxi | September 22, 2015
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client
My young stepson always gets in trouble and Mr. Serkland is always there to get him out of trouble. He knows all the tricks and he helped us 4 times in 2 years by now. I highly recommend him to everybody. He will always find the best solution at a very fair and affordable price.
Posted by James | July 14, 2015
A blind success
Had court today for driving on revoked license. Paul knew the right questions to ask. I'm riding back home now with just a simple fine to pay. I gotta say he made it a great day. Note: I retained Paul's services I live in Arizona, so I prepaid with no worries. A great guy. Thanks Paul
Posted by Tony | July 17, 2014
Excellent Lawyer to defend your case
Paul was very through and professional throughout the court case. He made sure that he did not miss anything that could exacerbate the case. We exchanged a few phone calls and he sounded like an all around nice guy. Overall he was very courteous and competent.
Posted by Candy | July 15, 2014
Very Greatful For His Services
Mr. Serkland was very to the point. Everything was handled in a timely fashion and not dragged out. He was on top of reminding you when court was and was on time for court. Very professional!! Definitely would hire in for legal matters in the future.
Posted by Russell | June 15, 2014
Paul Serkland - Thank you
I was ticketed for driving with a revoked license. This was my second offense and I was facing a felony conviction and jail time. Paul was able to work with the States Attorney and had the charges reduced to a misdemeanor. It wasn't easy task but he got it done. I did receive community service hours but it would have been jail time without Paul's excellent help. On top it if, Paul's fees were well below what I expected. He was always reachable, kept me well informed and never was late or missed a meeting. I will be using Paul for any future issues and I would recommend his services to any others.
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Posted by michael | April 22, 2014
Thank you.
Paul, I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart, From day one you were there for me, thank you for all the hours of service that I know you spent working on our case. you're so thoughtful, and it has been a pleasure meeting you. can't thank you enough for helping me and my family, as we were going through the difficult times. Sincerely Michael. P.S. I hope that your family had a relaxing and peaceful holiday season.
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Posted by Lauren | April 18, 2014
Very helpful
Mr. Serkland was a very knowledgable and resourceful lawyer. He was very patient and helpful to me throughout my entire court process, and I always felt he was working hard on my case.
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2014
Helpful and knowledgable
Paul was very committed to me and helping me get thru a horrible process and experience, and I was grateful for his patience with my questions and his knowledge of the court.
Posted by Joe | February 4, 2014
Private matter fixed for good!
Excellent follow up and competent handling in a dicey matter of legal concern. I highly recommend this all professional legal expert. He knows how to get things done. Top notch attorney, period!
Posted by Julius | January 8, 2014
Case thrown out!
I had a case where I was pulled over for a traffic ticket and I was arrested when the police found drugs in my car. We went to hearing on a motion to squash and Mr. Serkland made the cop that stopped me look like a fool. He got the judge to agree that the police shouldn't of stopped me and the case got thrown out. Thank you Mr. Serkland I will hire you again if I get into trouble.
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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2013
A professional and very knowledgeable attorney.
I was charged with disorderly conduct when I attempted to defend myself from the motorist ahead of me who exited his vehicle and came back to my vehicle and threatened my family's safety. Our case was coming up just before Thanksgiving at the Skokie courthouse and we asked Mr. Serkland to represent me. He managed to get the case against me dismissed almost instantaneously. Mr Serkland is a very experienced and a knowledgeable attorney. He was able to dissect key facts out of the police report just in case if the need arose. His experience as a former prosecutor is worth its weight in gold, I highly recommend consulting with him and I personally would recommend him to any friend or family member if a need arises.
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2013
Paul F. Serkland Rating
Paul will fight for you. I knew at all times where I stood during my case and what my options were. He told me what he thought was best for ME if a choice was given. I trust Paul implicitly and without hesistation would recommend him to another. I feel that I could pick up the phone/email and ask any questions I might have.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Paul F. Serkland, Attorney at Law
  • 2006 - Present
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Reserve - Activated to Support Operation Desert Storm (1991)
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 1989 - 1995

Education

  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2010
  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • B.A.
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Statutory Summary Suspension - RESCINDED
  • STATUTORY SUMMARY SUSPENSION RESCINDED
  • Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon - NOT GUILTY
  • NOT GUILTY
  • FELONY DRUG CASE THROWN OUT - NOT GUILTY ON DUI
  • NOT GUILTY
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Associations

  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Member/Qualified In Court Bar Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Member/Qualified In Court Bar Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • Montessori School of Lake Forest
  • Trustee
  • 2009 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member/Qualified In Court Bar Attorney
  • 2006 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member/Qualified Referral Attorney
  • 2006 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Lucy Sprague Public Service Scholarship
  • John Marshall Law School
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (19)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Having tried cases against Mr. Serkland, I can attest personally that Paul is a high quality and skilled trial attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Paul for nearly a decade. I have had the opportunity to see him in action and he is an exceptional attorney. He is always careful to take the time needed to listen to his client's and their specific needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Paul for many years. He is highly respected among his peers, prosecutors and the judiciary. He is always well prepared and represents his clients effectively."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Paul for approximately 8 years. First as a defense lawyer when I was an assistant state 'a attorney and then as a colleague. Paul always acted professionally and was well prepared to represent his client. He has a firm grasp on the law and rules of evidence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Paul for more than a decade. I first met him when he was an Assistant State's Attorney and now as a private defense attorney. Paul is a terrific attorney. He is both exceptionally smart and well versed in the law. He cares about his clients and his easy going manner makes dealing with him a pleasure. Any person in need of legal assistance would be in good hands choosing Paul as their legal counsel. I endorse Paul, without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"In years past, Paul and I were opposing counsel on a number of matters. I find Paul to be very knowledgable and highly skilled in many areas of law. He possesses a natural talent in the court room that can not be taught. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul Serkland is an outstanding criminal defense attorney with a terrific reputation. He is well spoken and brings unique insight to the cases he defends."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Paul Serkland for over a decade. First as a Cook County prosecutor as opposing counsel, and then later as a private attorney defending people accused of criminal offenses as I do. He is conscientious, courteous, diligent and knowledgable in the law, and I am happy to endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Serkland for many years. He was a first-rate assistant in the office of the Cook County State's Attorney for many years, and he has continued to do excellent work in private practice. He is intensely familiar with Lake and Cook County, and he has a sharp legal mind. I can assure that he was always a worthy opponent and he is a great attorney to have at your side if you need assistance."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse Paul. He is a true professional who is committed to his clients' interests. Paul is thoughtful, aggressive and resourceful in his approach to his clients' cases and in formulating the best defense."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He highly effective."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked for years with Mr. Serkland in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office and I have known him for many years now that we are defense attorneys practicing in many of the same courthouses. Mr. Serkland has a command of all areas of DUI law as well as general criminal matters. He is a successful litigator and is also able to negotiate favorable deals for clients whose cases are not suitable for trial. He is well-liked by judges and prosecutors and can offer the highest quality legal services to his clients. I endorse this lawyer for any criminal or traffic defense matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Paul for many years, since he was an Assistant State's Attorney, and later as a defense attorney. His ethics are beyond reproach. He is very knowledgeable and astute about the law, and works hard for his clients to get the best possible result. I am very happy to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Paul for over a decade as a colleague, prosecutor and private practitioner. Paul has a strong reputation in the legal community for his research of the law and courtroom skills. He is not afraid to stand up and fight for his clients on all matters of Traffic, DUI, and Criminal Defense. Paul also has a very straight forward, down to earth manner that his clients appreciate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Paul for many years. First as a prosecutor and now as a defense attorney. Paul is a skilled attorney and someone who can be entrusted with the most serious of matters. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Paul in the Cook County State's Attorneys Office. He is a great attorney, trustworthy, and really knows his stuff. I endorse his work and suggest giving him a call to represent you."
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Waukegan Speeding and traffic ticket Lawyer Paul F. Serkland
Paul F. Serkland
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney
Waukegan, IL
Licensed for 23 years