5.0 stars 21 totalReview Darryl Goldberg
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.
Posted by Ann
I contacted Darryl when my case was headed in the wrong direction. I sent a desperate email and he called back within 20 minutes. He is smart, confident, aggressive and doggedly persistent. He took charge of my case. He promptly answered every one of my calls. We got the best possible outcome and I am eternally grateful. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Taylor
When my boyfriend was just recently arrested this year for criminal sexual assault, we came into contact with Darryl for legal advice and not even a day after my boyfriend was released, Darryl had an appointment set up for us to meet with him. When this case started, everyone had the expectation of a trial and possible jail time. However, Darryl never missed a beat to reassure us that he would do everything he can to win this case. Here we are 7 months later with a felony case, that was miraculously dropped to a misdemeanor with NO jail time & NO trial. I have never met nor heard of a lawyer that can work miracles like this, but Darryl did & for that my family and I are forever grateful. I recommend Darryl to anyone in a tough case because this man will certainly save your life.
Posted by Donnii
My son was indicted in a drug case which could have resulted in many years in prison. At the time he was only 21 years old. When he realized that this was a very serious case, he contacted Mr. Goldberg the night before he was scheduled to be arrested for legal advice, sight unseen. The day of the arrest, we were assigned Mr. Goldberg by the court. A family that could not afford an attorney, had no knowledge of the law, especially federal law and was scared to death of what was happening. Mr. Goldberg assured us up front that all of our worries, were now his. Since that time I have found him to be well-known, well-connected, fierce and effective. He explained everything to us so even I could understand. He did an excellent job in advising and helping us through an extremely difficult time for our family. Even after sentencing, he is still in contact with me, returns my calls promptly, and I feel he's not just going to drop the relationship we've developed. In conclusion, he found a way to get my son's sentence greatly reduced. I find him to be sympathetic, empathetic, and thorough. He loves his job and his charitable attitude towards my family will never be forgotten. He worked for us as if we were paying him top dollar. Didn't think we would make it and I trust him with my son's life. Would I recommend this lawyer? In a heartbeat!
Posted by Brittany
We called Darryl last minute in our case just before my husband was about to go away for 7 years And within hours we had an appointment and were planning our attack and how we could keep Him out of jail. And just on weeks Darryl had a deal offered for him to be in a boot camp program Which is 120 days. He literally came in a rescued us! Now he won't be away from his two little girls and Can be home with him family! Darryl is the the only one I would trust
With my life or my family's life! We appreciate everything he did for us!!
Posted by ML
After countless hours and my reluctance to obtain counsel. Mr. Goldberg through persistence and gall did the unquestionable. He won the case with meticulous precision and professionalism. I would personally go on record to say this is the attorney for the job! Hands down! Thank you Mr Goldberg from me and my family. May God always reside in your heart.
Posted by anonymous
I was going through a tough fleeing and eluding case in Illinois, which had a lot of evidence against me. It could have had a significant impact on my immigration status. Darryl took over my case and did a great job calming me down. Darryl was very personal and quick to answer my questions.
He got the charge reduced to a traffic offense, without the need for going to trial. He saved my life and career.
Posted by Luis Alvarez
Attorney Goldberg, handled my case with the upmost respect. Both he and his staff were very responsive and kind. Darryl, took my case and started to deal with issues for me right away. He replied both phone calls and emails very promptly and clearly, which definitely made my case less stressful. He is One of a Kind. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a exceptionally professional, responsive, and knowledgeable attorney!