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Alexander Benjamin Blum

Criminal defense Attorney at Evanston, IL

5.0   8 reviews

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About Alexander

Learn Alexander’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%

    14 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Foreclosure
    15%

    12 years, 250 cases

  3. General practice
    10%

    14 years, 500 cases

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%

    14 years, 500 cases

  5. Violent crime
    5%

    14 years, 20 cases

Alexander B. Blum graduated from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, with a B.A. in Psychology in 2004. He graduated from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing MIchigan, J.D. in 2009, and received Deans List Hilary Term 2008, and participated in Moot Court

Alexander B. Blum practices Criminal Law in the State of Illinois. Mr. Blum concentrated on Assault, Alcohol by a minor, Battery, DUI based on Alcohol, Driving on a Suspended License, Driving on a Revoked License, Domestic Battery, DUI based on Drugs, Deceptive Practices, Gun Charges, Drug Possession, Possession of Paraphernalia, Retail Theft, Shoplifting, Theft, and Traffic Matters, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Probation Violations, Supervision Violations, Outstanding Warrants, Unlawful Consumption, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Sexual Assault, and other Felony cases. Mr. Blum has helped hundreds of Clients obtain favorable results for Felony or Misdemeanor Criminal Charges, Traffic and Ordinance Violations in Cook County, Kane County Lake County, DuPage County, Dekalb County, McHenry County, Will County, and surrounding Counties and Branch Courts.

Mr. Blum fights for his Client's rights. He will get the best possible result possible by filing motions, going to trial, or negotiating with the State's Attorney. He will review all the Discovery, including watching DVDs with audio/visual evidence, Reports, and other Documents that the State or Prosecutor may have. He will comb through everything we have to find any exculpatory facts and have your best interests first and foremost. Mr. Blum has a proven track record of having cases Nolle Prosequi, Dismissed, amended to lower charges, deferred prosecution, supervision, and will FIGHT for your rights.

Mr. Blum has also been able to negotiate many CDL, Commercial Driver's License, cases sometimes resulting in non-moving violations for a CDL driver, amending the ticket, and so on. Mr. Blum also has experience negotiating Truck Overweight Tickets and has saved owner and operators thousands of dollars by negotiating overweight tickets. .

Mr. Blum goes above and beyond for his Clients. Mr. Blum holds his Clients in the highest regard and cherishes your business. Mr. Blum appreciates referrals and appreciates how current Clients recommend calling for their legal needs.

He has conducted Trials and Felony, Misdemeanor, Petty and Business Offense Hearings in Illinois providing NOT GUILTY results, Motions to Quash being granted, and Charges being Dismissed outright. Mr. Blum will analyze your case and explain the different likely possible outcomes. Mr. Blum has had many favorable results, including dismissal of Aggravated Felony Driving on Revoked by way of a Motion to Quash and Suppress, a dismissal of a second DUI charge outright, and many successful negotiations resulting in Supervision, amendments to the original charge, community service, deferred prosecution, and other programs like theft school, second chance programs, traffic school and other Diversion Programs in Illinois. Mr. Blum has helped many people keep their License and helps clients navigate the Illinois Secretary of State.

Mr. Blum is an active member of the Illinois Bar Association and the Lake County Bar Association.

Mr. Blum also practices Mortgage Foreclosure and some General Practice. He has practiced in Plaintiff side Foreclosure in the past, and currently Defense side. He has helped many homeowners negotiate more time for the homeowner to stay in their home, resolving a foreclosure without Deficiency Judgements and also other non retention options including Cash for Keys, Consent Foreclosure and renegotiation on the loans.

Mr. Blum also has Clients in the Entertainment industry and practices Entertainment Law. Whether reviewing contracts, business consulting, helping with your current case, Alexander Blum is your go to Attorney.

Alexander Blum services clients in:

Addison | Alsip | Antioch | Arlington Heights | Aurora | Bannockburn | Barrington | Barrington Hills | Beach Park | Berwyn | Bolingbrook | Brookfield | Buffalo Grove | Bridgeview | Chicago | Cicero | Carpentersville | Deer Park | Deerfield | Des Plaines | Elk Grove Village | Evanston | Fox Lake | Fox River Grove | Glendale Heights | Glenview | Golf | Grayslake | Green Oaks | Gurnee | Hainesville | Hawthorn Woods | Highland Park | Highwood | Indian Creek | Island Lake | Joliet | Kildeer | Lake Barrington | Lake Bluff | Lake Forest | Lake Villa | Lake Zurich | Lakemoor | Libertyville | Lincolnshire | Lincolnwood Lindenhurst | Long Grove | Markham | Melrose Park | Mettawa | Morton Grove | Mount Prospect | Mundelein | Niles | North Barrington | Northbrook | Northfield | North Chicago | Oak Park | Old Mill Creek | Ottowa | Palatine | Park City | Port Barrington | Prospect Heights | Riverwoods | Rockford | Rolling Meadows | Round Lake | Round Lake Beach | Round Lake Heights | Round Lake Park | Shiller Park | Skokie | St. Charles | Stone Park | Third Lake | Tower Lakes | Vernon Hills | Volo | Wadsworth | Wauconda | Waukegan | Wheeling | Wilmette | Winnetka | Winthrop Harbor | Zion

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Licensed for 13 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2009
Updated 01/06/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Alexander

Alexander Blum
900 Chicago Ave
Ste 104
Evanston, IL, 60202

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Free Consultation
I called for a free consultation and he was extremely helpful. He provided me with excellent, sound legal advice that truly helped put my mind at ease and helped my better understand my situation. Would definitely recommend.
Posted by Julio A | July 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome dude.. awesome service
Expertise is A1 and would recommend to anyone in a “jam” !!! Thanks Alex!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Allison | January 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal case
Special thanks to Alexander Blum for beating my case! Definitely recommend him to everyone, I was facing criminal charges and Mr, Blum not only got everything dismissed but was affordable for me. If I ever need anyone in the future I know who I can really count on. 100 percent honest, I contacted him because he beat one of my moms cases a while back! Didn’t let me down thank you once again.
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer! Got my case dismissed!
Hiring Mr. Blum was honestly the best thing I could have done in my situation. As this was my first time in court ever, I was scared and honestly had zero clue what to do. He was incredible at explaining every step of the process to me clearly and made sure i understood what was going on. He is very kind, professional, efficient and overall just a wonderful lawyer. I was very grateful and lucky to have found him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got my Chicago tickets dismissed!
I had unjustly gotten several tickets in Illinois. Alexander Blum got my Tickets dismissed. No court costs, no fines, nada. Would use him again for any traffic, or criminal matter. He explained what I needed to do, and it worked well. Thanks!
Posted by Franklin | July 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Traffic Attorney
Alexander was efficient, professional, and extremely helpful in addressing a traffic matter for me earlier this year. Since I am from California I was very concerned that I'd have to appear in court and fly myself to IL. Luckily Alexander was able to convince the judge that it wasn't necessary and built a strong case in my defense. I am extremely pleased with the outcome and highly recommend Mr. Blum if you are looking for an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended Criminal / Traffic Attorney
I was involved in a serious accident in which my car was totaled. I was not injured in the collision. The police were dispatched and spoke with me regarding the accident. I told the officer that I was driving and the road was iced over and I fishtailed. As soon as I was done explaining the situation, the officer handed me moving violation tickets. I was not pleased. I went to Court with another attorney, who was not able to get my ticket dismissed. Alexander Blum, knew the law and the way the Court system worked. He was able to get the tickets thrown out of Court. I did not have to pay a Fine, Court Costs, Do Driving School, or have a Supervision or Conviction on my record. I walked out of Court a happy person. I would recommend Alexander Blum for Traffic and Criminal representation in Illinois. I could tell he really cared about the case, and my driving record. He was able to explain the possible outcomes and how we should proceed. Thanks Mr. Blum!
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Posted by Bill | August 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One Proper Attorney
Alexander helped me with a number of tickets and offenses I encountered over the years. From a traffic ticket to a small law suit, I was always able to count on him to get the job done. He comes highly recommended from me.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • ALEXANDER BLUM ATTORNEY AT LAW
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Ticket Clinic
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Bruce R. Entman
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Addis Greenberg, LLC
  • 2009 - 2011
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Southern California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Motion to Quash / Motion to Supress Granted
  • Dismissal of All Charges

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's List
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
Endorse Alexander
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As a colleague, I can easily say that Alex is a tremendously talented attorney who has experience, charisma, common sense, and street smarts, which is necessary for any great criminal defense attorney. He is highly respected in the legal community and is far ahead of most practicing attorneys with his use and knowledge of technology. I highly recommend Alex for any legal representation."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Alex helped me out with a traffic case, and I was glad to have called on him for advice. He was knowledgeable and able to explain what to expect at each turn. I feel comfortable referring others to him for traffic cases. In addition, he assists my firm with coverage. Alex is at ease in a court environment and is always professional in working with us."
General practice Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Alex for years. He is a phenomenal attorney, and an all around stand-up guy. If you need an attorney in the Chicagoland area, this is the guy to call. I would not hesitate to send clients to him."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Alexander worked for my law firm handling high volume cases including dui, suspended license, speeding tickets and all other traffic and traffic criminal related matters. He is very knowledgeable in the law and can handle any matter. He cares about his clients and it shows. He has the respect of other lawyers and judges. I would let Alex represent me or my family at any time. I Highly endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Alexander Blum is well versed in Traffic and Criminal matters in the state of Illinois. He has been able to help many of my clients with matters in Cook, and Lake County. I highly recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have known Alex for many years and have observed him handle numerous cases. Alex is a consummate professional and is always well prepared. Also, he is well respected throughout the system by Judges, fellow attorneys and courtroom staff. I would highly recommend Alex for all criminal defense matters."
Transportation Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Blum was the consummate professional and was a absolute pleasure to work with. His knowledge of the law was exceptional. I would highly recommend Mr. Blum for your legal needs."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure to have worked with Alex on several matters. Every time I need him to rely on him he never lets me down. I highly recommend Alex to any attorney who needs assistance on their case load or to an person in need of an attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer, he is very conscientious and bright."
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Evanston Criminal defense Lawyer Alexander Benjamin Blum
Alexander Benjamin Blum
Criminal defense Attorney
Evanston, IL
Licensed for 13 years
Free Consultation