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Darryl A. Goldberg

Federal crime Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   45 reviews

also known as Law Offices of Darryl A. Goldberg


Licensed for 19 years

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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%.

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Licensed for 19 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/23/2022
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2003
Updated 10/11/2022
State IN
Status Temporary Admission
Acquired N/A
Updated 03/18/2013

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

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Law Offices of Darryl A. Goldberg
Law Offices of Darryl A. Goldberg
260 95th Street, Suite 206
Surfside, FL, 33154
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2020
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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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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 Simon | April 12, 2022
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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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Posted by Matt | July 18, 2020
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Committed to helping his clients
Darryl worked to get my case dismissed pending 20 hours community service. After completing only 11 hours, my original volunteer location was shut down due to COVID-19. To make matters worse, nowhere else I applied was taking volunteers. He got me multiple time extensions and was eventually able to have the remaining 9 hours be forgiven due to the circumstances. This was a lot of extra work not included in our contract. He went above and beyond.
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Posted by Emily | March 17, 2020
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Responsive, detailed, motivated & simply the best
Darryl is by far the best of the best. I came to him during the lowest time in my life, with multiple charges against me, one being a felony battery charge. He worked tirelessly for a year to negotiate on my behalf in order to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor, which he did successfully. Every call and email I sent to Darryl he personally answered almost instantly, which was so reassuring and always left me with a positive feeling. He is an extremely personable, relatable, detail oriented, passionate and driven individual who makes you feel as if he's in it with you. I will never be able to thank Darryl enough for the help he provided for me in such a tough time. Darryl sets the standard for defense lawyers and I cannot say enough good things about him.
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Posted by Jacqueline | June 22, 2019
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Excellent Attorney
Darryl is great attorney, with lots experience and was able to help me with change a bad situation to a situation that is now in my past. I highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Clyde | March 9, 2019
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Charged with class x felony facing 6-30
I was charged with a class x felony for delivery of a controlled substance to an undercover police officer. Having prior drug convictions in my background I was staring at 6-30 years in the prison. After some research of qualified attorneys in the Chicagoland area, I came across Darryl Goldberg. He took on my case and helped calm my anxiety of leaving my family for prison by assuring me he would get me the best deal possible. And Darryl did exactly what he promised he would set out to do. Darryl got me 2 years of probation, couple fines, and community service. Without making that initial call to Darryl I honestly don't know where things might have turned out. My family and I will always appreciate you and your outstanding work on my case.
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2018
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Anonymous
If you have a serious legal issue pending you must hire Darryl Goldberg as soon as you can. I was facing federal prison time and he laid the path and foundation to allow me to receive a very light non-custodial sentence. I am beyond happy that I have my freedom and get to be with my family. My business won’t be interrupted either, which was a big concern. He is a great negotiator within the DOJ and knows all the major players inside the attorney generals office. I was never skeptical when I hired him and from the first meeting with him I knew I didn’t have to search anywhere else. He gives you the situation and possible outcomes straight and doesn’t sugar coat anything which can be stressful but in my opinion you need to know what you are up against in every stage of the way. He is also beyond responsive with email and phone calls. Overall, he is a brilliant and caring attorney that knows people make mistakes and is there to minimize the damage from those mistakes.
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Posted by Georgina | October 22, 2018
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Incredibly Astute and Judicious Defense Attorney
Darryl Goldberg was terrific in his representation of my case which appeared impossible at the onset. When I first presented my case to Darryl, I was outside the United States, facing a possible long sentence and immediate arrest and incarceration the moment I arrived home. Darryl appeared in court on my behalf and smoothed my re-entry to the United States. When I arrived, I was minimally detained for paperwork purposes and released shortly after that, on my recognizance because of his work on my behalf. While the Attorney General’s office tried every motion and avenue to prosecute my case, Darryl countered them every step of the way. He answered all my questions, reassured me and represented me judiciously, assertively and professionally. Within a 10-month period, Darryl got my case which was over 17 years old dismissed. Hiring Darryl Goldberg was the best decision I could have made; he was in my corner from the beginning to the end. Thank you, Darryl.
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Posted by Lori | September 9, 2018
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I really can't recommend him any more highly!
Darryl is amazing. He is extremely knowledgable and really knows his stuff. He is also very caring and helpful, above and beyond just the basics, which definitely wasn't the case for other attorneys I called before I hired Darryl. Darryl also answered my calls himself every time I called him, and he contacted me regularly to give me updates and let me know where things stood as more information was available. His negotiation skills are incredible and he really sticks with things and sees it though. He is a man of his word, and I trust him fully. Darryl Goldberg is definitely the guy you want in your corner if you find yourself in need of an attorney. I really can't recommend him highly enough!
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Posted by SA | June 29, 2018
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Excellent Defense Lawyer with excellent staff
Darryl is an excellent lawyer - and took extremely good care of my brother's case. He was able to negotiate an excellent plea deal, and work thru all the stuff that the prosecutors were throwing at us. His staff is awesome as well....Becky was very easy to communicate with during the process and took personal interest in the case as if my brother and I were part of their family. Darryl and his team are the best , and I am so glad they worked on our case.
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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2018
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Brilliant Criminal Defense Lawyer
I could not have hired a better lawyer. Darryl is the most thoughtful, intelligent and supportive lawyer who truly cares about you. He understands the minute intricacies of the criminal defense process, and deployed a comprehensive, multi-dimensional approach to deliver the best outcome for me. Not only did he guide and support me during this difficult time, but also my family and friends. His ethics, sense of responsibility towards you and your family, and his expertise & confidence are unmatched, and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2018
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Chicago's Harvey Specter / HIRE HIM!
This man is Chicago's Harvey Specter. This dude will go gunz blazing for you and from what Ive seen hes on a first name basis with most (if not all) agents/prosecutors that Ive come across. If you want crap done and have sound, strategic counsel looking over your shoulder go to Darryl Goldberg. I, along with 7 other co-defendants were accused/indicted of mortgage fraud. I was looking at a minimum of 2 years of imprisonment and god knows what else. I spoke with federal agents more than i should have but I came across Darryl via another acquaintance and he immediately intervened and instructed me to talk no more with federal agents. He worked out a deal with the government and at the end I was able to retain my employment and be with my family. When you need a mechanic you go to one, when you need a surgeon you go to one, why jeopordize your livelihood in legal matters? I know the outcomes and sentences of all the other co-defendants and I can tell you from a first persons' perspective I got the least of all sentences and came out of the deal MORE than i can hope and pray for. Attorney's are plentiful but Darryl is a rare breed and a legitimate beast when it comes to legal matters. He knows his craft beyond expectations and knows the law at the highest level. Steps to take: 1. Law enforcements / federal agents want to talk to you. 2. DO NOT SAY A WORD AND TUNE OUT EVERY WORD THEY SAY TO YOU. If they want to arrest you kindly surrender to it and dont refuse! 3. Contact Darryl Goldberg 4. Its not going to be an easy road but your stress levels will come down ten folds. Let Darryl do the rest!
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Cost

Rates
  • 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

Legal Cases

  • People of the State of Illinois v. Alex Huitron
  • NOT GUILTY
  • United States v. Leo Earl Sharp
  • United States v. Calabrese et. al (Anthony Doyle)
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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

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 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 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 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)
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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Chicago Federal crime Lawyer Darryl A. Goldberg
Darryl A. Goldberg
Federal crime Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 19 years
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