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Gordon H. Hirsch

Criminal defense Attorney at Joliet, IL

4.5   25 reviews

also known as Hirsch Law Group

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

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

About Gordon

Learn Gordon’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Simply being accused of a crime can change your life. The penalties of a conviction can haunt you for years after you’ve served your sentence and may affect what kinds of jobs you’re able to obtain and even where you’re allowed to live. Call now.

    23 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    Are facing jail time as the result of multiple drunk driving convictions? Did you lose your license after being charged with DUI? Attorney Hirsch will work hard to help you avoid jail, keep your license and keep all charges off your record.

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket

    23 years, 5,000 cases

  4. Personal injury
    Workplace injuries | Dog bites | Construction accidents | Dangerous & defective products | Slip, falls, premises liability | Elevator accidents | Catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord, burn, eye, and traumatic brain injuries | More, call now!

    23 years

  5. Workers compensation

    23 years

Mr. Hirsch is the owner and operator of the Hirsch Law Group.   Previously, he was an assistant corporation counsel.  As such, he prosecuted traffic violations at traffic court as well as ordinance violations at administrative hearings. Gordon Hirsch is an experienced trial attorney evidenced by the hundreds of cases he has successfully won at trial.  Many of the clients Gordon represents are referrals from other attorneys who are aware of his skills and reputation in the community.   He practices in all major areas including traffic, criminal, personal injury, bankruptcy, civil, family, estate planning, probate, real estate and transactional law.

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4.5 / 5.0
  25 customer reviews
Posted by Tim | December 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Ever
I've used them 2 times, both times I was extremely pleased with my outcome. Mr. Hirsch is very professional and informative of your situation and circumstances, as well as the potential outcomes. One time one of his associates represented me, and another he personally did. I would definitely call if I need a lawyer in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Resolved a traffic issue in 30 minutes - very impressive!
I called Mr. Hirsch early in the morning, and he answered the phone immediately even though he was still at home with his family. This was a cold call; he did not know me at all, but he immediately started taking notes as I explained that I'd been named as a defendant in a traffic case in Kane county, without my knowledge, and had already missed the court date because I had received neither a ticket nor a summons. He took my payment information and then called me back in about thirty minutes: He'd been able to establish that my case had already been reviewed and I'd been cleared, and he charged me only a nominal fee. It was a huge relief to me, and I will call Mr. Hirsch and his colleagues again any time I have any kind of legal issue.
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best in the field
I consulted Mr. Hirsch regarding a landlord issue I had involving pest control and safety codes in my building. Once I presented my reckless landlord with the information Mr. Hirsch supplied, he folded like a cheap suit. If I ever need to retain an attorney for any reason, Mr. Hirsch is the ONLY one I will be calling. I would advise anyone reading this to do the same.
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Posted by Patricia | March 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
One of the attorneys represented my son at court for a class B misdeameanor ticket. I as a parent was really nervous because I didn’t know what expect. I called Gordon and all my fears were put to bed. The attorney showed up and also took my son aside after court to talk to him about the seriousness of his ticket. I have to say that my son learned his lesson. The attorney was great and we would definitely recommend him. Thanks Gordon!
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic Ticket for Out of State Driver
Gordon and his team of attorneys are extremely professional and well versed in the laws governing the state of Illinois and specifically in my case, the City of Chicago. I received a speeding ticket on the Chicago Skyway and the ticket required me to appear in person and have legal representation. I recieved a letter in the mail from Gordon's firm offering to help. It was as simple as a phone call and a PayPal payment and I hired Gordon's firm, a lawyer met me at the courthouse and helped me to resolve it completely in just a matter of minutes. It was extremely easy and having someone from his team present gave me piece of mind that it was resolved in the proper way. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Pleased!
Attorney Hirsch responded to my request immediately. He was extremely helpful and answered my question right on our phone call. Because of this it wasn't necessary to hire him, but I certainly would if needed!
Posted by William | October 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great respresentation
I received a nasty Class B misdemeanor speeding ticket and got a letter in the mail from Hirsch Law group offering their services. I was totally unfamiliar with the process and met Gordon at his downtown office for an initial face to face. He was punctual and professional and I retained his services. We communicated multiple times via email both with Mr. Hirsch and members of his team up to the court date. His representative arrived on time and got the fine reduced to a "Petty" with a small fine. Paying the fine however was horrific as all the systems went down by coincidence of course when I had to pay. Gordon again offered to have his team take care of the payment process for me so I didn't have to make another trip to this dreadful building. Thanks Gordon, high recommend.
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Posted by Teddy | September 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gordon Hirsch
A real professional shows up on time to court I didn't have to worry about a thing would recommend him anytime he saved my butt from a warrant went above and beyond what he had to do when I had a court date and didn't know it he called me to inform me I had a court date he did not have to do that awesome guy
Posted by Myles fairless | May 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Philip kroovand
Yes we learned a lot along the case we had and he was there when I needed him and cared about the case Evan though it was crazy at times we made it work for a good outcome better then what it could have been if I did not have him as my lawyer representing me.
Posted by James | May 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
It's very rare for me to take the time to write a review, however, my experience working with Mr. Hirsch was fantastic. I originally contacted another attorney who supposedly specialized in expungement and was hesitant on taking on my request. I called Mr. Hirsch and he said he would take care of it without a problem. He gave me a longer timeline that I was hoping for, but everything was completed way before. It was a pleasure to work with him and I will use him again.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is the best.. !!!!
Long story short , I have a CDL( Commercial Driver License) I was doing 90 mph in a 45 mph zone in my car not in a semi truck. The officer told me that doing 35 mph over the speed limit is a misdemeanor class b and that I could do some jail time. 1 week later I received a letter from Mr Hirsch he wanted to fix my problem. The bottom of the letter say " Just give me a call and I'll handle the rest" and actually that's what happened he took care of everything and was done with only 1 court. Also my record is clean, I went to secretary of state to get a driving record and guess what NOTHING appear in my record.. so if you're having the same problem don't doubt to give him a call.
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Posted by Douglas | July 31, 2015
Got it done
Mr Hirsch handled my case and was able to do what he said. I was out of state and he kept me from having to travel back to Chicago. He never gave false hope but delivered on the verdict I was hoping for. I strongly recommend Mr. Hirsch to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2015
Great Lawyer...Great Service
The service was great, he was very helpful and knowledgeable. I walked out of court with my license back the same day. I will definitely always keep him handy.
Posted by Allen | December 10, 2014
Professional Advice
I received a traffic violation and had to go to court. At the last minute I called Hirsch Law Group for advise and talked to Gordon Hirsch and he said with my violation that I would need an attorney for court. He said that he or one of his associates would be at the court hearing. One of his associates met me at the court house the next day. The attorney was very professional and knowledgeable and did a good job with my case.
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2014
The outcome I hoped for.
Hirsch Law represented me on a recent case in Lake County. My charges were dismissed. Mr. Hirsch and his staff were very professional, knowledgeable, and straightforward. They explained the steps and strategies we would employ clearly and concisely. I will use them again for future legal matters.
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2014
Just call him.
One morning last July I got home at 6 am coming from the police station after my 3rd DUI arrest. Minutes after I got off the cab I called Mr. Hirsch. On November 16 I was leaving the courthouse holding my driver's license, and more importantly with a CLEAN RECORD. Bottom line - just call him and explain what you need; chances are Mr. Hirsch wil have it done.
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2014
Sucessful Evading Police defense
A hired Mr. Hirsch to represent me for an speeding and evading police charge. He worked with me to gather the needed background information for the defense. He was able to move the initial hearing date since I had a prior commitment. On the day of the hearing, he met with me to review the details of the case, and updated me frequently as he worked with the prosecutor. The evading charge was dropped, and I paid the speeding ticket with a year of supervision. I should be able to avoid any criminal record as long as I am clean for the next year.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2014
Excellent Result
When I had a problem, Mr. Hirsch was recommended to me. I interviewed him and one other attorney. Both seemed excellent, and I chose Mr. Hirsch. He understood my situation and worked hard on my case from start to finish. I listened to him carefully, did EXACTLY what he told me to do, and we achieved an excellent result. He's smart, skilled and professional. Enthusiastically recommended.
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Posted by Felony Drug Offense Client | January 12, 2014
Dedicated and professional - a lifesaver!
I was once charged with multiple Felony counts of narcotics possession and sales, spread across numerous cases. I had no record and no priors - but it didn't matter. I was in a lot of trouble and was facing nearly 2 decades in prison. My life was over. The evidence against me was "air-tight", and there wasn't much I could do to defend my life and my future. Mr. Hirsch came to my rescue and immediately began working on my cases. He fought and worked to find every possible way to bring me out of this disastrous and seemingly impossible situation. Somehow, he made miracles happen - almost all of the charges disappeared; I received an expunge-able supervision for a possession charge which has allowed me to avoid prison time and, most importantly, a permanent conviction on my record. I could not have prayed for a better result. Aside from his courtroom prowess, he has a great personality and a hilarious sense of humor that can comfort you during your darkest moments. I highly recommend Gordon Hirsch.
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Posted by James | December 9, 2013
Overall great experience
Mr. Hirsch was right there to answer all my questions immediately. He delivered exactly what he promised and that is why I took time to write this review. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a overall good person and good attorney.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Hirsch Law Group
  • 2013 - Present
  • Principal
  • Law Offices of Gordon Hirsch
  • 2000 - 2013
  • Prosecutor
  • City of Chicago
  • 1999 - 2000


  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • DePaul University
  • Bachelors of Science in Commerce and Finance
  • 1994


  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Will County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Polish

Honors and Awards

  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Speech and Performing Arts Talent Scholarship
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • 1991

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (13)
Endorse Gordon
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Hirsch. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Gordon is a hard-working and experienced attorney, who is dedicated to providing excellent representation for all his clients."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"14 years of practicing law is very experienced. He has a huge advantage over many defense attorneys having been a former prosecutor. "They know that he knows what they know". His knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions. His numerous client reviews are stellar and the best compliment than an attorney can receive. READ THEM! Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation. If your lucky he might just agree to represent you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hirsch is very professional and very knowledgeable about how the judges and prosecutors operate in Cook County. He's well organized, dilligent, and attentive to the needs of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Hirsch on a number of matters, and I am confident in endorsing his talent and ability. Mr. Hirsch is very knowledgeable about criminal law and procedure, and he uses that knowledge and skill to aggressively represent his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable in the law and works hard to achieve a positive result for his clients. He also knows how to explain the law to clients in a way so as they can understand it."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hirsch is personable, knowledgeable, and an excellent advocate. If needed I would want him to represent me."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Gordon is a great lawyer and understands what people go through. He truly cares about his clients and goes the extra mile."
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