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Darryl A. Goldberg

Federal crime Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   55 reviews

also known as Law Offices of Darryl A. Goldberg

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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 19 years
    Illinois - IL 20 years
    Indiana - IN Licensed
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed
    State IN
    Acquired N/A
    Status
    Temporary Admission No misconduct found

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

About Darryl

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EXPERIENCED TRIAL ATTORNEY YOU CAN TRUST WHEN THE STAKES ARE HIGH. REPRESENTATION FOR ALL MAJOR FELONIES INCLUDING FEDERAL DRUG AND CONSPIRACY CHARGES, WHITE COLLAR CRIME AND MORE. CALL (773) 570-2788

I consider myself an aggressive, prepared, and determined criminal defense lawyer and I've devoted myself to my profession. I am fascinated by the law and I enjoy fighting to protect the rights of my clients.  Whether you are charged with first degree murder or a misdemeanor marijuana case, I always give 100%.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2021,2020,2018,2014,2013,2012
Client's Choice
2023 2021 2020 + 4 ...

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Location

Law Offices of Darryl A. Goldberg
33 North Dearborn Street, Suite 1830
Chicago, IL, 60602
Law Offices of Darryl A. Goldberg
260 95th Street, Suite 206
Surfside, FL, 33154
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Criminal Defense Attorney
Mr. Goldberg is a highly professional skilled attorney that literally achieves the impossible. My family just went though an extremely stressful time after my husband was indicted for a white collar crime, which carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. After interviewing multiple attorneys that were not particularly optimistic about the case, thank god we came across Darryl. He had a different outlook and a creative strategy to capitalize on the mitigating factors that surrounded the events at hand. Darryl and his associate, Jeff worked relentlessly going through thousands of pages of discovery materials, attending numerous meetings with the government and making hundreds of phone calls; all to try to get the best possible outcome for my husband. Not only that, Darryl remained always available throughout the process to explain exactly what was going on at every step and to alleviate the anxieties that we were having. It was very refreshing to see how much he truly cares about his clients and how passionate he is about what he does. All that said, after two years of this weight hanging over our heads, Darryl had given the best gift to my family – a non-custodial sentence of supervised release for my husband, which seemed completely out of question when he just took the case. I don’t wish for anyone to ever be in a similar situation, but if you are, I cannot think of a better person to represent and advocate for you than Darryl Goldberg.
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Posted by Jd | September 17, 2020
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Great attorney
Darryl handled my case over 9 years and obtained amazing results. His knowledge of the law was outstanding and was able to litigate the case to a great result. He is a fearless attorney and goes the extra mile for his client
Posted by Shaily | July 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
The first word that comes to my mind about this attorney is excellent. Darryl Goldberg is not your regular attorney. He’s not all about money. He will work with you and give you the best option without having to pay an arm and leg. I can not recommend him enough. He’s quick and fast and gets the job done. He’s very honest and fair. He always responds right away to your phone call and/or email. Highly recommended.
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2023
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A Grateful Review of Darryl Goldberg's Exceptional Advocacy
I'm at a loss for words on where to begin—some maneuver through checkers, others strategize in chess, but Darryl operates on a level beyond elite chess. A remarkable 15 moves ahead in his profession, he stands as one of the nation's top lawyers and litigators. My family and I cannot express enough gratitude for what he's done. During an intensely stressful time, I crossed paths with Darryl Goldberg—a truly heaven-sent lawyer. He not only believes in second chances but fights passionately, championing even the seemingly insignificant in the grand legal arena. Darryl commands respect and confidence among lawyers, a veritable dragon in his field. If you're seeking a lawyer for sympathy and pep talks, look elsewhere. If you want results, he's your go-to. Darryl, the Harvey Specter of Chicago, turned what could have been five years in federal prison and a hefty fine into a mere six months of probation—all thanks to him. Moreover, he goes the extra mile, answering calls on the same day, even on weekends. He diligently prepares you for court. What sets him apart is his genuine care for clients beyond monetary concerns. A testament to his character is his practice of underpromising and overdelivering—a rare trait in the legal world. Working with him for almost two years, I've witnessed firsthand the sincerity and dedication that define him. I couldn't have gotten a better result under my circumstances.
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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2023
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A dream to work with and a favorable outcome
Darryl was a dream to work with. He and his team were fast, communicative, easy to work with, and got the job done quickly and effectively with the most favorable outcome possible. I'd highly recommend Darryl and his team to anyone looking for representation.
Posted by Rico | October 31, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer I’ve ever had….
Darryl A. Goldberg is hands down the best attorney I’ve worked with in many years. I had a complicated case with one of my family members. It wasn’t pretty and in my mind we were in damage control. Darryl listened carefully when we first met. He set no false expectations and was upfront about everything. He strategizes with you, and you see the plan unfold. Fast forward to today.. “ALL charges dropped”. Darryl is on my speed dial and will be the first call I make should I need legal representation. Ask yourself, am I currently comfortable with my current legal representation? If the answer is no, call Darryl. Thank you Darryl for being there.
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Posted by Jose Loera | October 22, 2023
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Jose Loera vs The United States of America
My name is Jose Loera, I was charged with Racketeering, Interstate drug trafficking, Possession and Conspiracy to distribute 21 kilos of Cocaine, I was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison along with 120 months of supervised release. (JOSE LOERA VS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA). I was Released in April of 2020 after serving 18years out of a 20-year sentence. I did not begin my supervised release until I was fully released from the care of the BOP halfway house, (a year after my release for prison.) After reaching the 18th month of supervised release, I requested my case be put back in court for a review and my supervised release be terminated. This was an unusual request only because I have not reached the halfway point of my supervised release. I have done everything I could to stay clear of trouble, so I figured it was worth the chance. Mr. Goldberg must have heard about my case echoing through the court hallways and reached out to me offering his services, to which I respectfully declined, because of my past experience in dealing with attorneys. Mr. Goldberg assured me that he would look after my best interest, and I decided to meet with him at his Downtown Chicago location. After collaborating with Mr. Goldberg, Mr. Goldberg came up with a winning strategy to which I was still a little skeptical, but his extensive knowledge in criminal law had me convinced he was the right attorney for the job and could get it done. Once we were able to agree on the retainer fee, he immediately went to work on my case, knowing and understanding my case better than I did. I can honestly say he truly did his homework and was determined to win, crossing all the T's and dotting all the I's. After litigations Mr. Goldberg was able to tilt the scales of justice in my favor and got my ten years of supervised release terminated after 18 months. What I can truly and honestly say about Mr. Goldberg is that he is a man of his word who takes his position serious. Mr. Goldbergs reputation is everything and he will do what it takes to preserve his integrity. He is what I would consider a 1% and will get the job done. Good job Mr. Goldberg, I trusted in you and your word, and you did not disappoint. I will forever be grateful. Sincerely Jose Loera
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2023
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One of the best in the business
Darryl Goldberg is one of the best attorneys in the business. He's extremely competent, detail-oriented and caring. I met Mr. Goldberg during one of the worst circumstances of my life. I was scared and stressed, but he assured me that he will fight for the best outcome for me, and he did not fault on that promise. Six months later, my case was resolved and the outcome was better than what we expected. I even got my seized properties back which I thought was impossible. But he didn't stop at that. He continued to follow up with me and made sure that I got the help I needed. Thank you again for saving my life Mr. Goldberg!
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2023
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High Level Attorney
Darryl embodies all of the characteristics and qualities you would expect from a top notch attorney. Displays sincere and genuine care for his clients, and defending their rights. Darryl delivers a high level of focus and diligence your case requires. Not to mention, he is very responsive when reaching out to him regarding any matter of your case. All in all, he is the person you want in your corner to provide you with the proper legal guidance through your situation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2023
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order protection violation
It was pleasure to work with Darryl. He is very professional, knowledgeable within his field, clear and efficient. Darryl has helped to dismiss the case considering raised complications for me and I'm very grateful for his efforts.
Posted by Cynthia Wonsey | March 3, 2023
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Best Defense Attorney
Darryl was the seeing eye pit bull I needed in this blind justice system. He is truly a defense attorney. I can't say enough but if you have to trust an attorney which most people don't I can say this.... Watch and learn...this is a REAL Defense attorney!
Posted by Johnnie | February 25, 2023
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Amazing attorney!!
I’m highly grateful for the services I received from this man!! After a 3 year fight with the government he got me 4 years probation!! Which is no easy accomplishment in federal court.
Posted by Rodney Rowsey | February 9, 2023
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Attorney
Mr. Goldberg is the best defense attorney I ever met I strongly recommend him in fighting your case he's the best
Posted by Simon | April 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Preparation Yielded Amazing Results
Got myself into a bit of a jam as a result of a speeding ticket. Darryl came highly recommended by a couple trusted friends. In our first conference I could tell that this was "the guy" and I cancelled my other consults. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional and appropriately connected. My case was small potatoes compared to what Darryl normally handles, but he attacked the issue with vigor and did all the legwork necessary to get a favorable result. That included on day of the hearing, escalating to the "bosses" at the courthouse and eventually having a conference with the judge and states attorney to finish things up. Couldn't be happier with the results!
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Posted by Bogdan | October 14, 2021
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Great attorneys! Great results!
Darryl and his associate Jeff represented me in a highly complex federal case involving multiple agencies and a confidential informant spanning nearly 4 years. They were able to secure a non custodial sentence when I was facing a max of 20 years in federal prison. They were extremely professional and the defense was worth every penny! Highly recommend!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2021
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Fantastic Attorney
While in college, I made some terrible choices that landed me in a high profile case. During this long process Darryl Goldberg couldn't of been more of a gentleman. He handled my stress, anxiety, and constant calls with total respect. While most in the case received prison time or halfway house, with Darryl's help I was given home detention. Allowing me to keep working and be with my family. While I hope my family/friends are never in legal trouble, if that unfortunately ever happens I will without hesitation give them Darryl's contact info. You're the best Darryl and me and my family can't thank you enough.
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Posted by gregorio | September 9, 2021
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A complete review of Attorney Daryl Goldberg's competency as a defense lawyer
I would like to convey my utmost congratulations to him for the time he exhibited in handling my case. He was always helpful and reachable. He was always giving the best information and guidance throughout the duration of my case. At my sentencing trial, Atty Goldberg made an exemplary details of my case defense. He was thorough, and researched properly. His arguments were direct, beyond reproach, and straight to the point. He was honorable, trusted, conclusive, and cohesive. He was magnificent and he is very talented that he brought justice to his office clippings as a super lawyer. I cant thank him enough about the services he performed for me. Without hesitation, I highly recommend referring him to anybody.
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Posted by Derrick | June 28, 2021
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Excellent Lawyer(Mr. Goldberg)
Mr. Goldberg represented me on case. With his experience and his ability to go the extra mile, I would recommend Mr. Goldberg to anyone. And I can honestly say you wouldn’t be disappointed with his attention to detail and his attitude dedicated to you.
Posted by Pamela | June 3, 2021
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Greatest Story ever Told
Hello; I’m a client of Atty Darryl A Goldberg, he is 1, of a kind. My Vechile was Seize, I came & talked with Atty Darryl, my property was returned the next day from Seizure. Ex statistic Oooowee I was in Awe. I Recommend him for Any type of Legal problem may be. He can work with you. Thank you Atty Darryl Goldberg, for helping me Sincerely Pamela A Walton
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Posted by Mike | March 1, 2021
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BEST of the BEST
My world was turned upside down when I walked into Darryl's office, by the time I left that day I felt much better. One thing that I will tell you about Darryl, he is a straight shooter, at no point was I promised anything except the fact that he would work diligently to get my case the best outcome possible. He did not fault on that promise! Darryl and his associate Jeff were there anytime I had a question or concern and they always gave me an honest response. In the end Darryl did exactly what he was aiming for, my possible 12 year sentence turned into one year conditional behavior and anger management. Darryl and Jeff saved a good portion of my life. If you want the run-a-round and somebody that just cares about money, then keep on looking. If you want an attorney with integrity, hard working, honest and actually cares about his clients, then you have found your man! The last thing I would like to add, my case was not high profile, it was not worth an attorney's time with the background of Darry Goldberg, but he took it and he dominated it! It is not about fame and fortune with Darryl, it is about the best interest of ALL of his clients!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Darryl A. Goldberg
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Meczyk Goldberg
  • 2004 - 2011
  • Assistant Corporation Counsel
  • City of Chicago Corporation Counsel's Office
  • 2003 - 2004

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People of the State of Illinois v. Alex Huitron
  • NOT GUILTY
  • People of the State of Illinois v. Christopher Figueroa
  • NOT GUILTY
  • United States v. Leo Earl Sharp
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Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Life Member
  • N/A
  • Chicago Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Chair
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Chicago Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Chicago Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Chair
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Chicago Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Chicago Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Chicago Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Chicago Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2008 - 2009
  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Trial Evidence Committee, Criminal Evidence Subcommittee
  • Chair
  • 2006 - 2017
  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Trial Evidence Committee, Criminal Evidence Subcommittee
  • Chair
  • 2006 - 2017
  • Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Co-chair, Criminal Law Commitee
  • 2005 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Polish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2009
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Publications

  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • Responding to the Middle-of-the-Night Call
  • 2009
  • American Bar Association 101 Article Series
  • What Do You Do When You Get A Call In The Middle Of The Night From A Family Member Or Friend of Potential Client Who Has Been Arrested?
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Case Law Update, Illinois and United States Supreme Court
  • United States and Illinois Supreme Court Case Law Update
  • 2012
  • Going Solo as a Criminal Attorney
  • Starting Your Own Law Practice
  • 2011
  • Arm Yourself: Defending and Prosecuting a "Gang" Case
  • Moderator of Seminar dealing with Defense of a "Gang" Case
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (3)
Endorse Darryl
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Goldberg. Very knowledgeable 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 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Darryl is extremely intelligent and willing to go the extra distance to figure out every possible avenue to win on behalf of his clients. He has acquired special skills."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Darryl is an excellent litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Darryl. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked as a cook county prosecutor for 12 years and can honestly state that Darryl always represented his clients in a vigorous and professional matter. Darryl is well versed in narcotics law at both the state and federal level and works very hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darryl Goldberg is always well prepared, detail oriented, and is an excellent advocate for his clients. He is a very good attorney who gets good results for his clients in state and federal court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darryl has a well-deserved, first-rate reputation in the Chicago legal community for criminal defense. He has handled many high-profile and unique cases. I highly recommend him for his skill, tenacity and attention to detail."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darryl has carved out a reputation in the area of criminal defense that is well beyond his years in practice. He has mastered the art of trial preparation and always knows the law and facts better than anyone else in the courtroom. Darryl is results oriented and doesn't stop turning over rocks until he exhausts all options to protect his clients and mitigate any repercussions that may be in store for his clients. I would comfortably and confidently recommend Darryl's services to any client's or acquaintances and have. I have only heard good things in return."
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Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Chicago Federal crime Lawyer Darryl A. Goldberg
Darryl A. Goldberg
Federal crime Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 20 years
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