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My firm is here for your protection, first and foremost.  If you have been accused or arrested for criminal activity, we provide the best representation. Our skilled criminal defense team practices aggressive, proactive and highly-creative defense strategies to protect your rights. Why? Because we know there are thousands of innocent people spending time in prison for something they didn't do! The driving force behind this law firm is our desire to protect your rights and your liberty. Our results are outstanding. In fact quite often our experience in the courtroom ensures that many cases avoid the necessity of everhaving to go to trial.  Our extensive relationships with the prosecutors, courtroom personnel and the judiciary resuilt in numerous charges being dismissed entirely or at the very least having your charges reduced so as to avoid ANY prison or jail incarceration and avoiding ANY criminal record that would affect future employment, education, the ability to obtain housing or even obtaining a loan from a financial institution.

Each criminal case is unique, and only an experienced specialist can anticipate the infinite variables in every criminal case. We provide the type of representation that a criminal defendant needs to successfully protect their rights. The truth is, no matter what the person's intelligence or educational background, the criminal justice system makes it virtually impossible to do a competent job of representing oneself. That’s our job. We have represented thousands of clients in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Will, McHenry and Kane counties, in addition to Federal Courts in Illinois.

Regardless of who you employ for legal representation, allow us to offer this piece of advice:you should strongly avoid discussing your case or signing any statements against your interest without having an experienced criminal defense attorney at your side.  As you may be aware, any statement made can and will be used against you by the prosecution. 

Additionally, you would be well-advised to avoid entering a plea of guilty on any offense without the sound advice of a defense attorney.  It makes no difference whether the crime is a small misdemeanor or a serious felony.  Any conviction on your criminal record may have adverse affects to your future employment.

It may seem dauting at first, but contacting an attorney at the very beginning of a case can be the smartest move you make.  We are available 24/7 to provide you with a FREE consultation with no obligation.  Mr. Freidberg will provide you with general guidance and straight forward answers to the questions that are probably going through your mind right now. CALL US: 312-560-7100


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    21 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 20%
    21 years
  3. Sex Crime: 20%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

38 total 

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  • Robert Vladimir Deters

    I know David to be a hard worker and I have been happy to refer him cases in Chicago when I don't travel to those areas. He is competent and approachable and you will not be disappointed in your representation if you hire him. I heartily endorse David!


    Robert Deters Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • David William Abels

    I endorse this lawyer, and I have referred several people to his office with criminal law issues. He is always responsive and works hard.


    David Abels Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

David L. Freidberg, P.C.

70 West Madison Street
Suite 1450
Chicago, IL, 60602

Skokie Office

5250 Old Orchard Road
Suite 300
Skokie, IL, 60077

DuPage Office

18 West 140 Butterfield Road
Suite 1500
Oak Brook Terrace, IL, 60181



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199505/11/2016
TXInactive 199507/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
A+ RatingBBB2015
Client's Choice Award 2014Avvo2014
Client's Choice Award 2013Avvo2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President/OwnerDavid L. Freidberg, P.C.2000 - Present
AttorneyPierce & Associates, PC1996 - 2000
AttorneyLaser Pokorny Schwartz Friedman & Economos1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Women's Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Illinois Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of IllinoisMember1998 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of WisconsinMember1998 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of IllinoisMember1998 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of IllinoisMember1998 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaTreasurer1993 - 1994
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People of the State of Illinois v. XXXXXXReduced attempt 1st degree murder to agg battery
People of the State of Illinois v. XXXXXXClient's felony charge reduced to misdemeanor
Case #: 10 CR 6481Not Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
2015 Changes to Illinois Criminal Laws2015 Changes to Illinois Criminal Laws2015
Chicago TribuneCriminal Sexual Abuse2015
chicagocriminallawyerblogChicago Piloting Use of Body Cameras2015
Lawyer JournalHow to Expunge or Seal Your Criminal Background2013
Lawyers.comGang Members Arrested After Friending Cop on Facebook2012
Lawyers.comDemystifying the Law: Criminal Probation & Parole2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St Mary's University of San Antonio School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of Texas System, AustinBusiness - FinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
United States Bankruptcy ConferenceAdversary Proceedings Regarding Dischargeability2004