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James Kassir

DUI and DWI Attorney at Hinsdale, IL

5.0   30 reviews

also known as Ghanim James Kassir


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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    30%
    Have you been charged with a DUI? Even for a first offense, a conviction can mean the loss of your driving privileges, fines and even jail time. I've had tremendous success in court. I expect to win and keep the charge off your record.

    18 years

  2. Expungement
    30%
    Don't let past mistakes define you. Don't let past mistakes hold you back from succeeding in life. Let me wipe your record clean and get you a fresh start on life.

    18 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    30%
    I represent clients charged with misdemeanor speeding tickets throughout DuPage & Cook County. Speeding tickets and other moving violations can have serious consequences to your driving privileges. Let me fight to keep these tickets off your record

    18 years

  4. Criminal defense
    10%
    I provided compassionate, knowledgeable, and detailed representation for those accused of crimes in Illinois. My goal is to win every case I handle. 2nd place is not an option.

    18 years

I’ve been fortunate to have incredible parents and mentors who taught me how to treat those facing adversity with compassion.  I’ve  spent my entire career fighting for those stuck in our complex legal system.  I haven’t spent my career financially exploiting people facing uncertainty and adversity.  

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Licensed for 18 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2004
Updated 01/06/2023

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

Contact James

Ghanim James Kassir
201 E Ogden Ave Ste 215
Hinsdale, IL, 60521-3673

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A+++! This is the attorney to hire!
What a phenomenal job done by James in DuPage County traffic court! With his guidance, he helped to get a ticket expunged for my 17 year old son. At the same time, he realized the importance of ensuring a lesson was learned. As a father himself, he totally gets it. He was empathetic and beyond professional and unbelievably fair with his fees! Without a doubt, James Kassir is the attorney to hire when you need help in his area of expertise!!!
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Posted by James | August 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
10/10 thanks again!
This is my second time being represented by attorney James Kassir and I have to say, he is truly the best. Incredibly fair and professional this man is on it! He had two convictions dropped from my driving record within the same week I contacted him. When it comes to DuPage traffic court this is the man for the job.
Posted by Deon | September 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Citation Dismissed
Extremely pleased with the work of my attorney provided through Off The Record. As a former police officer I’m familiar with our traffic court system. I decided to use the service for several reasons among having a clean driving record for the past 20 years, I didn’t want to risk any points on my cdl. One court appearance and the citation was dismissed. Typically the court will continue cases when the Officer or witnesses don’t show which hurts your chances of resolving the matter in your favor. However, having an attorney who is familiar with the court goes a long way to show that your defense is serious & prepared, when a judge sees this they typically act in your favor. I left work doing my lunch Court was at 1pm case called at 115pm and I was on my way back to work by 120 pm.
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional lawyer
James Kassir is not just a honest lawyer,but works professionally without any discrimination on race or colour to ensure the truth,justice and fairness has been found.He dismissed my ticket which had been issued to me by a non professional enforcement officer,who even took my driving license with him to the police station. I recommend him to everybody who is is willing to go extra mile to seek for Justice. Thks James.
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Great lawyer I was looking at jail time or community service James got me out on both just paid a small fee Ran home and told my family and friend about James about the great job he did !!! Thank James
Posted by Arlind | February 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Great lawyer and amazing communication!!! I had a speeding ticket and improper lane change and he got them dismissed without any court fees!! Highly recommended!!
Posted by Lisa | November 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Mr. Kassir handled my speeding ticket in a professional and kind matter. He is a very personable lawyer and did an amazing job. He is responsive, professional, and most importantly he got my ticket dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Mr Kassir is a dedicated , experienced and caring attorney. He listened carefully at the consultation and was very pro active. He reduced an expired license to just a traffic violation. It was like a magic act. I valued his support and concern for my situation. would request his services in the future if need be.
Posted by Rob | March 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This is your guy.
Ive had a clean record my whole life, and when faced with a severe crimminal charge, Jim was personally recomended to me. He took my crimminal case personal, and went out of his way to help me every step of the way. One thing that no one thinks of, is how a crimminal charge can effect your employment. Jim did an excellent job working with both me....and my employer. Jim did everything from pulling additional resources to work on the case, to writting letters to my employer. Jim made sure that my case was brought to a resolution, and also made sure I kept my job. Jim protected not only myself, but my career. If anyone can resolve a case in your favor, its Jim.
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Friendly and profesional
I am so thankful to him, he helped me with my situation. He is very welcoming and made me feel comfortable. answered all my questions and was very patient! Thanks!!!
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped!
I contacted Jim when I was looking for help. He was so helpful And knew exactly what to do to get me out of trouble. I will tell anyone and everyone I know to contact him if they ever need a lawyer for a dui or some form of traffic offense. I highly recommend James!
Posted by Kari | February 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable & Friendly
Jim was quick to respond & helped me in a timely manner. His knowledge and advice was greatly appreciated.
Posted by Jennifer | February 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding ticket
Ghanim is professional, proficient and a true trusted advisor. He was able to get my speeding ticket expunged from my record within hours of contacting him. He is a fabulous attorney.
Posted by Joseph | February 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional. Gets the job done.
James Kassir helped me with my DUI. He was very professional and got my charge dismissed because he highlighted many inconsistencies with the arresting officers testimony. His rates are fair too. I’m very thankful I hired him to represent me.
Posted by Delaina | February 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
De Carpenter
James is an awesome attorney. He really helped through a tough leagal situation and worked with my financial situation and did not just take my money. He really worked hard for me. You cannot go wrong with him. I recommend no other than him.
Posted by Rodrigo mota | February 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Exeñente abogado
Excelente abogado llevo mi caso de dui y licencia revocada con un buen excitoo. No le importo ir asta boone county a mis cortes siempre puntual tiene mucha comunicacion con uno todo un profecional realmente si lo recomiendo no duden en llamarlo.. gracias por todo
Posted by Bernise Nava | February 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excelent lawyer
El abogado James es un experto en su trabajo realmente lo recomiendo al 100%. Llevo mi caso de principio a fin siempre puntual en cortes y bien preparado sabe lo que hace mucha comunicacion sin duda lo buelbo a contratar. Todo un profecional gracias Abogado James por todo
Posted by Dave | February 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A lawyer with integrity
I met James 6 years ago and hired him for a minor traffic incident. The outcome was more than satisfactory. Since then I have consulted James on several matters and when he feels my concerns are outside his areas of expertise he informs me and refers me to other lawyers. I have also referred friends to James and their feedback is always exemplary !
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Posted by Karina | February 15, 2018
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Young drivers mom
After my sons driving ticket, I was expecting the judge to get his license suspended for a while. With Ghanim's representing him, he only had to take an online safety drivers course (for better or for worse....) I was in awe. Thank you Ghanim for helping him out. I hope he learned his lesson. No wonder other clients of yours known to me have expressed the same feeling. You are the best.
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Posted by Julie | February 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
James was a great help with my driving on suspended license ticket. He was able to help me acquire a satisfactory outcome! I would definitely hire him again if need be.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Kassir Law LLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Fabbrini Law Group
  • 2011 - 2018
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • 2004 - 2007

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Application for Asylum
  • Asylum Granted

Associations

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Polish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • 2005
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (11)
Endorse James
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been involved with referring cases to Mr. Kassir for over 10 years. I have found Mr. Kassir to be knowledgeable about the law and the procedural workings of the courts before which he practices his trade. I would not hesitate to refer a family member to him for a DUI, DWI, or any traffic violation. If I have a question concerning these areas of law Mr. Kassir always has an answer even if it does not result in a client. Helpful, knowledgeable, prompt and smart-Mr. Kassir!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the pleasure of working with James Kassir for several years. I have found him to be knowledgeable, confident, and a dedicated advocate for his clients. He is able to explain the complexities of the legal environment in a clear and concise manner and puts his clients at ease during difficult times. Clients have repeatedly told me that they recommend James to friends and family in need. As a colleague, I have found him to be professional and courteous, and able to communicate effectively with opposing counsel - without holding back from his advocacy for a fair result. I strongly endorse James Kassir."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kassir is a top notch attorney who is dedicated to fighting hard for his clients. I have referred numerous clients to him and highly recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I can not recommend Ghanim Kassir enough to anyone dealing with criminal matters both traffic and otherwise. He relentlessly advocates for every client as though they were a personal friend and his integrity is second to none."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is an outstanding lawyer. He is intelligent, honest and always a gentleman. He gets great results for his clients and is respected by his fellow attorneys."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ghanim is a detail-oriented lawyer with strong trial experience and a keen knowledge of the judges and prosecutors in Cook County. He works hard for his clients and gets great results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Kassir is a well known and well respected attorney. He has taken numerous cases to trial with an outstanding record of success. He fights hard for his clients and is well liked by judges and prosecutors."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ghanim is respectable and works hard for each one of his clients. I recommend and endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the most skilled practitioners in the field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Kassir for several years, and can say without hesitation that he is an exceptional attorney who is not only highly competent, but also honest and thoroughly dedicated to obtaining the best results for his clients. I recommend him without hesitation. - Ian M. Barney, Barney & Hourihane, LLP"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ghanim has an excellent reputation as an attorney. He is knowledgeable and trustworthy and anyone he represents is in good hands."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kassir is an honest, diligent, and devoted advocate. He truly cares about his clients and works tirelessly to obtain the best possible result for each one of them. I highly recommend Mr. Kassir for all traffic/DUI/criminal defense/expungements matters."
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