|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2009||05/16/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certification in Mediation & Arbitration||Illinois State Bar Association||2011|
|Advanced Family Law Practioners Conference||Illinois State Bar Association||2011|
|Certification - Pets and the IMDMA||Illinois State Bar Association||2011|
|Certification in Child Visitation, Abuse, and Kidnapping||Prairie State Legal Services||2010|
|Title IV Child Support Certification||Chicago Bar Association||2010|
|Certification: Issues Impacting Children & Custody||Illinois State Bar Association||2010|
|Guardian Ad Litem Certification||Illinois State Bar Association||2009|
|Attorney||Prairie State Legal Services Inc||2010 - Present|
|President||Law Office of David Gotzh||2010 - Present|
|Attorney||Cabrini Green Legal Aid||2009 - 2010|
|Associate||Capital University School of Law Poverty Clinic||2008 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North Suburban Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Will County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Kankakee County Bar Association||Vice Chair||2010 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Co-chair||2009 - Present|
|American Legion||Chair||2001 - Present|
|IRFMO Aref, 1-15-1357||Reversal of Support and Maintenance|
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|Accounts Recovery||Collecting Illinois Debts||2014|
|Elite Daily||The Paradox of Child Support Enforcement||2013|
|Inside Track: State Bar of Wisconsin||Crazy eyes: Why effective client intake is critical||2011|
|American Bar Association Journal||Warning Signs||2010|
|Capital University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor - Juris Doctor||2008|
|Valparaiso University||Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
|American Legion Benefit||American Legion Benefit||2011|
Posted by Mandy
I highly recommend David Gotzh. I wish I had met him sooner as opposed to my original attorney who administered my divorce. I had to essentially hire Mr. Gotzh to "fix" the areas that were causing major issues with my situation one year post-divorce (child support and visitation).
Mr. Gotzh was very accessible both via email and by phone. I felt that he actually listened to me and understood my concerns and my situation. I never felt like I was paying for a lawyer to bully me into decisions that I didn't agree with or understand (like I did with my original attorney). When I didn't agree with something, Mr. Gotzh took the time to explain to me WHY he was recommending what he was, and that was very helpful to me in making an informed decision. He was prompt with his paperwork and it was very clear to me that he fully educated himself on my options (even taking the time to head to the legal library to look up if something could be done better). I have never seen nor heard of an attorney who is more fair in their billing practices than he is. I finally felt like I had an attorney who actually wanted to help my family as opposed to take my money and make things worse so he can get more money out of me down the road. I am so relieved to have had him in my corner and I fully expect to hire him again if (when) needed.
To David - I thank you sincerely for you services. I thank you for giving me the tools I needed to stand up for what what right by my children. Keep fighting for families in need, good sir.
Posted by anonymous
If only I had a wish. I wish I had David as my attorney for my divorce and for my recent trial because I would have avoided putting myself in an extremely bad position for years to come. David came to my case in the worst possible time. He worked magic and made huge improvement on the worst case.
My previous "expensive and experienced" lawyers dropped the ball and allowed the unfair, unclear, and very harsh terms to be embedded in my divorce settlement agreement. All of those ignorance and mistakes caused me and my family lots of pains and lot of financial burdens years after my divorce.
What makes David different from all the lawyers I worked with over the years are: 1. He is honest and upfront with my situation. No empty promises but a dose of reality so we can work on a practical solution to solve a real problem, not to chase a fake promise; 2. He is transparent on his billing and costs. He is upfront and fair on what he will bill you and what he will not bill you. He is sensitive to my costs. Most importantly, he provides me with the costs and the odds of winning so I can make an informed decision to take the legal actions or not. That is huge for me that David has the integrity not to bankrupt his clients for his own gains; 3. David knows all the rules and the laws, unlike some lawyers who are not precise about the laws and worse who get the laws wrong; 4. Last but most important, David knows how the Judge and how the other party would likely feel and act. This is critical to create a win-win situation so there is settlement. Many lawyers want to TAKE IT ALL and in the end you get a case lasts for months and years. Clients always lose if the case drags on.
I am so happy I took the risks to hire David based on internet reviews from his clients. All my previous lawyers are through people I know and that didn't work for me at all. So I hope I can be of help to people like me and hope my review will help your case so you can take the leap of faith to trust some one like David, capable, young, and charging reasonable price !
Posted by Eric
This man knew what what we were facing / what was coming down the pipe with the state. He had no despair or cold feet about performing the job. He knew the personalities of various judges, and various State Attorneys, how they would react, what they would tolerate, and what they would not. And was able to better prepare for that situation, in the manner which that judge wanted to see it. When hiccups with the judicial system came along (rescheduling dates, and so on) he promptly informed me of everything which was going on. If I didnt understand something that was going on with the case, he took the time to explain it twice or three times until I understood. He always had someone there to "on time" represent the case no matter what. He was always able to be reached, and always responded to my voice mails and messages. Everything he does electronically is safe and secure. He was definitely affordable and did not try to get an extra fee for every little thing that came across the table.. ( he didnt play the game of bait nibbling when you go fishing). If there were extra fees, he let me know well in advance that it may cost a little more to do this or that. Yay or Nay? If not we can try to find an alternative route. He was fair to both sides of the fence. He knew what the state would tolerate, and what they would not. When negotiating a settlement, he always took the best interest of me and my child at heart rather than just my best interest. Which, in alot of support cases, parents tend to get tangled up in the dagger throwing contest. David did not let that happen and took measures to explain why or why not he was doing things the way he was.
Channika Desilva, Mesothelioma and asbestos Attorney
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Mr. Gotzh is undoubtedly a top notch attorney who has skillfully mastered his primary area of practice over the course of his professional experience. His sharp critical thinking and flawless work ethic are perhaps the key qualities which ensured the success of a remarkable number of his cases. I endorse this lawyer and encourage anyone who needs superior legal representation to opt for his services.
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