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Gary S. Weiss

Construction and development Attorney at Orland Park, IL

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Gary

Learn Gary’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    50%
    Gary operated a carpentry sub-contracting company and has a greater practical understanding of the construction industry than other attorneys that have not owned and operated a construction business.

    33 years, 250 cases

  2. Business
    25%
    Gary has been representing individuals and small businesses in various business transactions such as preparing and reviewing contracts with the goal of keeping his clients' out of court.

    33 years, 300 cases

  3. Litigation
    25%
    Gary has spent over 30 years representing individuals and businesses in a great variety of civil litigation matters.

    33 years, 300 cases

I previously owned and operated a carpentry sub-contracting company. Because I worked on job sites and managed the company, I understand the construction industry in a way that any other attorney that has never worked in the industry can.
I love the industry and I love construction law.
I specialize in construction law, mechanic's lien law, and construction litigation, representing clients in disputes involving payment, performance, defects, delays, and contracts. I also help clients with drafting, reviewing, and negotiating construction contracts and agreements. I have successfully handled cases in state courts, arbitration, and mediation, achieving favorable outcomes for my clients. I am passionate about advocating for the quality, integrity, and fairness of the construction industry, and I take pride in delivering personalized and effective legal solutions.
I personally dealt with GC's who do not timely pay and suffered the consequences. I have seen true craftsmen go unpaid or have to accept a percentage of what they were owed and I've seen contractors who have no pride in their work perform sub-standard work to make a quick dollar. As an attorney concentrating in Construction Law and Mechanics Lien disputes, I am constantly faced with the ugly side of the industry, and I understand the consequences of going unpaid, settling for a percentage of a contract and the bad contractors and the damage that they cause to owners -- and the damage that owners inflict on tradesmen.

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Location

The Law Offices of Gary S. Weiss, PC
15255 S. 94th Ave.
5th Floor
Orland Park, IL, 60462

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Posted by MN | May 10, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer, very personable, caring, and hardworking
Gary was great to work with and very personable. He truly cares about his clients and will work very hard. He was solely focused on helping us achieve our goals - resolve an issue with a GC as quickly as possible. Thanks to Gary we got our desired outcome with the peace of mind we needed.
Posted by Mat | April 2, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thoughtful and friendly consulation
I recently consulted with Gary regarding a construction law matter. He demonstrated professionalism and expertise from the outset. He listened attentively to my concerns, offering clear explanations and practical advice. His responsiveness and attention to detail left me feeling more confident in navigating what can be a complex legal process. I recommend consulting Gary for matters relating to construction law.
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Posted by Mike | February 2, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Foundational Representation, Sound Advice, and Guidance
Gary is an absolute pitbull. He works his tail off and always puts the client first. He’s determined, passionate, and great at what he does. He took my case when I was defrauded by a business partner. He closely walked me through his attack plan making sure I understood it and was comfortable with it. Gary's vast knowledge, grasp of details & professional demeanor have proven to be an invaluable asset. He will provide assurance and a winning attitude at every stage. He took the time to explain the intricacies his strategy providing me with the confidence that we were going to win.... and win we did!! If you want the benefit of a big-firm with the attention to detail you would expect only at a small firm, Gary is your man. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
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Posted by Nick | January 8, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Expertise / Client-Centric Approach
Gary Weiss is an outstanding attorney whose expertise in construction law significantly benefited my project. His approach to legal matters is both meticulous and empathetic, setting him apart in his field. Gary invested considerable time in understanding the complexities of my case, ensuring he was well-prepared to handle any challenges. His commitment to detail and deep understanding of the issues at hand not only inspired confidence but also provided a reassuring sense of comfort throughout the legal process. What distinguishes Gary most is his integrity and transparency, especially regarding billing and legal strategies. He consistently prioritized my best interests, offering clear, honest advice and avoiding unnecessary legal actions. His availability and responsiveness further established a foundation of trust. Gary’s empathetic nature and strong moral values extend beyond professional service; he genuinely cares about his clients, making him not just a lawyer but a reliable ally. For anyone in need of skilled and compassionate legal guidance, Gary Weiss comes highly recommended.
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Posted by Daniel | January 7, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If your looking for an honest and smart lawyer I suggest you hire Gary S Weiss
I have a family run business in the construction industry, Gary Weiss represented me in a breach of contract case that implicated certain labor laws. From the moment we met in our initial consultation I had a level of comfort and relief. I do not remember how long we met but Gary was not concerned with the amount of time he was spending and instead he drilled down on all of the facts and reviewed all of the documents to ensure that he understood all of the issues involved. Gary quickly formulated a strategy and after hearing it there was no doubt we were ready to retain him. However, Gary required that I think about whether I wanted to retain him for a day or two and was adamant that if he agreed to represent me that that the terms of his legal representation would have to be agreed upon by us in a written attorney – client retention agreement that is very detailed as to what I should expect as the case proceeds and what to expect the legal fees and charges would be. He explained in great detail the manner of his billing practices. He said, I could and I continue to this day to literally call Gary at any time to ask about anything and Gary was always happy to take whatever time was necessary to talk with me. He has always been clear that he wanted to make sure that I understood what legal issues were currently being argued in Court and to make sure that I was always aware of the status of the case. I have had the pleasure to talk with Gary very frequently over the past several years and I have been able to get to know him not just as an attorney but as a person and as a friend. Gary took my legal issues personally, and that gave me the confidence that his assurances to me that he would get this done for me were genuine. Gary’s personal approach also relieved me of a lot of the stress that I was feeling. I really knew that he was in my corner when I realized that he always referred to the lawsuit as “our case.” Gary, unlike other attorneys I have dealt with in the past, has never “run the meter,” he continually provided me with options as to how to proceed and continually sought to avoid having me pay fees for unnecessary legal maneuvers. Gary was constantly focusing on the costs and benefits of each possible legal maneuver to save me legal fees. Gary has a unique style in that he did not charge for telephone calls unless we were addressing substantive issues, it is also unique because I never received an invoice and thought that any charge was too high, which was frequently how I felt when I received invoices from lawyers that I used before I met Gary. In our case Gary was faced with a very obstructionist opposing attorney, but Gary immediately made it clear to the opposing attorney that he would not allow the opposing attorney’s efforts to obstruct the proceedings to slow down the case. Gary made it clear that he knew we would prevail at trial and obtained a settlement for nearly the entire amount I was owed shortly after we filed suit. Gary is unlike every other attorney I have met or hired. Gary is passionate about protecting his clients and alleviating the fear that any client must feel. Gary’s personal style and his obvious knowledge of the law and the confidence he exudes inspired my confidence that he would prevail – and he did. He is a family man with a moral compass that guides him in all that he does. I consider myself fortunate to not only know Gary but to be able to utilize him for all my legal matters and to call him friend. If you want an honest and smart lawyer to help you then I strongly recommend Gary Weiss.
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Posted by Alexander Zatsorenko | October 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional experienced attorney
Mr Weiss is a perfectionist’s dream. Always calls back. Always two steps ahead of the opponent. We have corporate business and with professional support from Attorney Gary Weiss we are able to reach our goals. He has time to talk to you right there at that very moment- unless he is in court. He is well read. Knows and loves history. He fights for you with full force. He doesn’t waste your time or money. Brilliant person. He is a fantastic father an a loving husband. There is only one thing- if you consider retaining attorney Gary Weiss, make sure that you pay him for his work on time. He is careful when dealing with clients funds. He is the type of attorney that will return unused portion of your retainer . And his work is first class!
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Posted by Maria E. Galvez | September 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dependable
I been a client of Mr. Gary Weiss firm. For the past ten years. Because he has always demonstrated that he cares about his clients, and I'm not just a number. Mr. Weiss is ethical, honest, knowledgeable and passionate in what he does, he always response promptly, and has resolved my issues quickly. I absolutely recommend his services.
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Posted by Cara | August 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most Honest Lawyer I have ever worked with!
Gary Weiss represented me in two very different cases. One case was for construction of my kitchen and the other was against a condo association. Both cases were quite complex. I admit I was scared to be involved in a law suit. He was honest, kept in touch on the status and easily prevailed on both cases. I have now recommended him to numerous friends, family members and even those I hardly know and I have received such appreciation as feedback for recommending Gary. Besides being a well respected lawyer and brilliant, he appears to be a wonderful person with a huge heart that truly cares about everyone. He definitely changed my opinion of attorneys in every single way. I typically do not write reviews. However. I felt this might help others like me.
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Posted by Ron | August 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great resource
Gary s overseeing a case for me In construction. He’s extremely knowledgeable about this topic, as he started in Construction. I highly recommend Gary for your litigation needs because he will be honest upfront and give the client options based on his experience. I will keep Gary as part of my family’s law team for the future.
Posted by marcy | June 24, 2015
truly remarkable
Gary S. Weiss represented me in a couple of matters now. I have dealt with numerous attorneys, but none even come close to the professionalism and knowledge that Gary S. Weiss displayed. Gary was honest and to the point. He had only my best interest in mind. To say he is knowledgeable about what he does is an understatement. In having Gary represent me, it just removed all stereotypes regarding lawyers. Gary is not only an exceptionally brilliant attorney, he is personable and friendly and does not stop until he has accomplished his goal for his client. If you are looking for the best, Gary is it. He makes a difficult situation appear to be easy. Trust me when I say with 100 percent accuracy Gary S. Weiss stands out in his field and there is no other attorney like him. Thanks, Gary.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 295-450 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • The Law Offices of Gary S. Weiss, PC Jun 1996 - Present · 27 yrs 8 moths.
  • 1996 - Present
  • Associate
  • Beerman, LLP
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Pretzel & Stouffer, Chtd., Full-time Jun 1990 - Jun 1996 ·
  • 1990 - 1993

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Illinois
  • B.S - Double Major in Political Science and Economics
  • 1987

Associations

  • The Blue Book Construction Network
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present

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