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I was faced with a time sensitive set of serious issues, an emotionally unstable and vindictive opponent and limited financial means. Paul Chatzky laid out options, a sound strategy and immediately went to work. I was both fearful of my opponent and the potential consequence if my attorney wasn't successful in avoiding a law suit and both criminal and civil charges, both unwarranted. Within a week, Mr. Chatzky acted on the case, kept me informed, was clearly knowledgeable and avoided my worst fears from happening. I would say he is the most competent and trustworthy lawyer I have ever had. I would recommend him highly . I was particularly impressed with his ability to read and take action against my opponent. His style is calm, non conflictual, firm, and non litigious (if it can be avoided). His use of time in a productive and effective manner far outweighed that of lawyers I have hired before for other matters.
I would hire hire him again should I need legal counsel.
Posted by Mary Ellen
I had a great experience. Mr. Chatzky answered all of our questions in a way that we understood, he did not use big words that we could not understand. He took his time and did not rush us. He explained the whole picture with all the different options that we had and left the final decision to us. He was extremely knowledgeable. He made us feel very comfortable. If the occasion ever arose again I would surely contact Mr. Chatzky for representation.
Posted by marty
Paul is, simply put, superlative. His fundamental decency and humanity shines through his every action. He was fair, and at the same time was a zealous advocate for me as a client. He helped me navigate my divorce and was concerned about my emotional state as well as the legal issues.
Posted by Larry
Paul is a true professional and advocate. He is exceptionally responsive, attentive and remains current.
He effectively handled my spouse's DUI by allowing her to serve a long probationary period and successfully avoid incarceration of any kind.
Paul successfully guided, made pleas and took other measures to bring this matter to an advantagous outcome. Obtaining the courts permission for rehabilitation out of state was but one of his critical achievements during his tenure on this matter.
Paul Chatzky is clearly respected in the courtrooms in the greater Chicago area and maintains effective working relationships with many in the legal community, as I was readily able to observe first hand.
Paul is currently handling all of my estate planning.
I highly recommend Mr. Paul Chatzky.
Posted by Jeff
I was taken back to court by my ex-wife who petitioned for more money among others things. Paul did a great job of letting me know what battles to "fight", and others that would either prove to be costly or not likely to go in my favor. He is smart, and knows how to play "tough" when needed, and also how to negotiate well when that tact is called for.
Posted by Ken
Attorney Chatzky provided excellent and timely advice and counseled me in a matter that could have resulted in a serious charge against me. I felt that he was not only the consummate professional but also a caring and understanding man who handled this matter as a true friend. I endorse his practice and wholeheartedly recommend him in the areas of law in which he practices.
Posted by Perry
Professional, attentive, courteous services you would expect from a large downtown firm, all available from a gifted sole practioner.
Specifically, Paul Chatzky has advised 3 generations of my family on a multitude of issues. Whether for personal or business matters Paul is always available in a timely, caring manner,....using both inside and outside the box strategies to effect prompt resolutions to all types of matter and concerns.
I have a continued comfort in retaining Paul's services for my personal and business needs, and would unquestionably recommend his services to anyone in need of professional guidance.
Posted by Richard Schaefer
Paul Chatzy is the best lawyer anyone could hope to have.His professionalism and knowledge is above and behond.I highly recommend Paul Chatzky.
Posted by Gail
Mr. Chatzky is an excellent and caring attorney. He is very knowledgeable about the law and did only what needed to be done in order to keep costs down. He is also very thorough. I especially appreciated the way he calmed me down about this very difficult legal situation that I found myself in by telling me not to worry about anything - that he would handle everything. All I had to do is cooperate with him by giving him the information he needed so he could help me and show up at court, etc.
I would highly recommend him!
Gail A. Gray
Anonymous review posted on
Exactly want i needed and wanted, a family lawyer who could demystify estate planning.