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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2004||01/29/2017|
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2003||05/16/2017|
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|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|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||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 40 Under 40||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 10 Under 40||National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2012|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2011|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2010|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2009|
|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|
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|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|
|Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||Co-chair, Criminal Law Commitee||2005 - 2011|
|People of the State of Illinois v. Alex Huitron||NOT GUILTY|
|People of the State of Illinois v. Christopher Figueroa||NOT GUILTY|
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|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|
|Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|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|
Posted by Jason
99% of criminal lawyers are "paper lawyers". They learn enough to get their lawyer status on paper, and that's it. They don't continue to learn more about law to defend their clients properly. They sell you into making "a deal" and find the quickest way out to collect your money. I spent a year in Cook County Jail watching people get robbed hand over fist by lawyers. They work on the quickest way to get your money, straight and to the point. They push you into copping out and have no desire to research the LAW to actually give you a proper DEFENSE. These types of lawyers get that paper to practice law and spend their careers ROBBING people. Good news for you, Mr. Goldberg is NOT one of those.
I was setup by the DEA and was taken into custody on a warrant from another county. I had a briefcase with a kilo of cocaine in it. I was charged with a Super X felony, which carries 15-60 years at 85%. Every lawyer I spoke to had absolutely no confidence that I could beat this case. I mean, caught red-handed with a kilo of cocaine in broad daylight on a street corner in Chicago with a warrant to arrest me. That doesn't sound too promising, does it?
I went through and fired 3 lawyers, until I found Darryl. One of the lawyers was a friend of my girlfriend's mom's lawyer friend. While i was in country jail, he said he got me an offer. He said he met with the guy in charge of Cook Country Narcotics and was able to get my 15 minimum down to a 12 year offer at 85%. He will meet the the states attorney the morning of my next court date and MIGHT be able to get it down to 10. BUT it will be for that day and that day only. And if he can get it down to 10 years at 85% that he would recommend I run with it. Otherwise they could take the deal off the table and I would be looking at more time. This lawyer didn't know that he told his lawyer friend the REAL OFFER and that the lawyer friend had called girlfriend's mom with the news THAT THEY OFFERED 10 years! He already knew the offer was 10 years at 85% but pitched me that the offer was 12 years at 85% and that MAYBE he could get it down the day of. I fired him, but he would have showed up at court and told me he got them down to 10 years and the offer was for that day only, so I would take the deal, and he could wipe his hands clean from it. What a nightmare.
I met with countless lawyers and they were all a joke. I could see right through them on their sales pitches to get my money.
Finally, I met with and hired Darryl. He took my case very personal and worked on my case like I was a relative of his family. He constantly found NEW angles to beat my case. I met him several times in his office and EVERY TIME he had something NEW to help beat my case! He pulled out ALL THE STOPS! He told me every visit "WE GOT THIS!" At the end of the day, he did get me a deal. We might have won in trial, but the state caved in and gave me an offer I couldn't refuse. TIME SERVED! 2 years parole! Wooooo! I went down to Joliet prison processing center for a dress in and dress out. I did less than a day in custody! Simply AMAZING!
In summary, Darryl truly cared about me as a client, and took my case very personal. He has more knowledge regarding the law than ANY other lawyer I have used or spoken to. He hits the books and does diligent research. He consults other experts in the field. His compassion is limitless. He doesn't stop fighting. He is a high profile lawyer and gets some serious respect in the court room. He is straight class, a legal ROCKSTAR, and is a very rare breed among criminal defense lawyers. Don't waste your money on any of those "paper lawyers" that only want your money.. quick and fast and without effort.I would give him 100 stars on a review if it was possible. AMAZING!!!!!!! Thank you Darryl for saving my life and making it possible to be with my family! I am infinitely thankful to you. If you want the best, skip the rest, and hire Darryl Goldberg.
Posted by M
He quickly responded to a call and took up my case involving thousands of ecstasy pills ordered from silkroad. I was facing life in prison and Darryl did something that was unheard of; he was able to divert the case and I walked away with no trial and no charges.
Posted by DK
Words cannot express how grateful I am to Darryl and his colleague Becky for the work they did on my fraud case. I rarely give out 5 star ratings but if I could I would give Darryl 6 stars. He's that good.
He's the rare combination of intelligence, passion, empathy, concern, quick thinker and no ego.
He answered by wife's frantic phone call before working hours and over the ensuring months tirelessly worked to get me a fair yet very light sentence.
His intelligence and growing wisdom become more and more evident as you talk with him.
His passion is unbridled. He will look at a case from every angle multiple times to find the best strategy to win.
His empathy is unheard of. He's a criminal defense attorney whom actually cares about me, my family and if I have to go away the ramifications this will have on us.
His concern is genuine. He wants you to avoid prison at all costs and he also wants you to get the help necessary to not be in this position again. If you do have to go away he makes sure you go to the best facility. I will have to do a few months and Darryl called the former warden of the facility to make sure it would be a good place for me.
Darryl is a quick thinker which when you're at trial or in front of a judge battling a prosecutor and have to process things quickly and respond he's phenomenal.
He doesn't do this to be in the news. He's a high profile attorney without the high profile ego. To have someone defending me that has all these great qualities yet is also humble is a rarity.
If it's health care fraud or drug charges or anything in between, Darryl Goldberg is THE BEST defense attorney in Chicago. I staked my life on it and we won.