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Mr. Chatzky enjoys the recognition of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and an "AV" Peer Review Rating. Mr. Chatzky is also listed among Illinois "Super Lawyers".


Mr. Chatzky dedicates himself to resolving disputes for his clients in an efficient and cost effective manner. Clients realize excellent legal representation at costs often significantly lower than other large firms.

As an experienced advocate, Mr. Chatzky understands that clients have a right to measure the quality, resourcefulness, and cost of representation. He recognizes that “results” do matter to his clients and is committed to afford zealous advocacy on his client’s behalf where appropriate and justified.

As an experienced counselor, Mr. Chatzky also believes that his clients have the right to be kept informed of the progress of their cases and that they must be informed of pertinent legal issues and concerns that might impact the desired result. 

Mr. Chatzky commits to afford personal attention to his clients to assure that his counsel & advice is premised upon proper understanding and concern.

Mr. Chatzky is a Member of the American Bar Association's Family Law and Criminal Justice Sections.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. Family: 20%
  4. DUI & DWI: 10%



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Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Steven Michael Levin

    I have had the privilege of working on a number of cases with Paul and I fully endorse his work. He handles each of his cases with unmatched diligence, dedication and compassion, and delivers superior outcomes for his clients.


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    I endorse this lawyer. Paul is a terrific lawyer for his clients. He works hard for them, and always protects their rights. He communicates often and well with his clients. He provides status updates for them on a regular basis, and obtains the necessary information to move their project forward. Paul is direct, straight forward, and honest. He is a profile of what the legal profession should present. I am pleased to endorse Paul.


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Contact info

Law Offices Of Paul Chatzky

790 West Frontage Road Suite 212
Northfield, IL, 60093


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198308/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Offices of Paul Chatzky1996 - Present
Instructor-Lawyer's Assistant ProgramRoosevelt University1997 - 1999
InstructorCentury 21 Real Estate Academy1996 - 1999
Managing AttorneyBorovsky & Ehrlich1987 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Lake County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Trial BarMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People of the State of Illinois v. John Doe (Confidential)Not Guilty
The Marriage of John Doe (Confidential)Petition For Modification of Support granted
People Of The State Of Illinois v. John Doe (Confidential)Not Guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
A Child Custody TrialChild Custody2013
American Bar Association Negotiation CompetitionNegotiation Competition2010
Managing Your Legal CareerEstablishing and managing a law practice1996