Great experience working with Brabender Law
Brabender Law is great! My wife and I had an issue with landlord not returning security deposit. When we contacted Andy, he asked a lot of questions to make sure we had a case against the landlord. Once Andy got a better picture of the situation, he walked us through the process. Andy was very professional and patient. He answered all our questions and was always available. Andy was able to get the landlord to return our security deposit and pay the attorney's fees.
We had a great experience working with Andy. We highly recommend him.
Very helpful lawyer who cares about you!
This was my first time contacting a lawyer. I appreciate that Andy took time for an initial (free) consultation to understand my situation and explained both the benefits and risks to me, including potential outcomes. He made me feel at ease by disclosing his fees were contingent based on a small portion of any recovered money (which was one of my concerns from the get-go). He is very knowledgeable with the Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (RLTO) by asking relevant questions to formulate a detailed plan. Whenever I had a question or wanted to think about the next steps, Andy promptly responded to me. He empowered during a difficult time where I had thought the outcome was hopeless. Andy was able to successfully resolve my dispute. Overall, I highly recommend Brabender Law.
Very knowledgeable, offered great advise
Mr. Brabender explained that trying to evict a live-in during Covid pandemic is very difficult. He advised us to seek a Landlord/Tenant lawyer.
Professional, experienced, and tech savvy attorney
Andy was great, from the initial phone consultation to the final resolution of my case.
He clearly explained to me all the steps required, what to expect based on his experience, and also things that I can consider in the future in order to even better protect myself from landlord noncompliance with the Chicago RLTO.
I appreciate his availability, quick responses, and his use of easy-to-use technical solutions for things like scheduling calls, signing documents, and submitting information to him that was pertinent to my case.
All in all my experience with Andy was incredibly positive and I strongly recommend him for tenants interested in understanding or pursuing claims under the RLTO.
Professional, honest lawyer
I would highly recommend Andy Brabender & his law firm. He helped me recover my security deposit. He talked me through every step of the way, everything was explained in a way I could understand & he made it very easy. He is very thorough & maintained great communication throughout my case. He exceeded all my expectations & I would not hesitate to call him again.
Honest and competent lawyer
Andy Brabender got my security deposit, plus damages, with very little work on my part. He was extremely professional, kind, responsive, and patient with all my questions. Most important, he and his team got results quickly when I thought I'd never get my deposit back! Highly recommend this legal group for landlord related problems.
Experienced, honest lawyer
We could not have asked for a better resolution or handling of our situation. Mr. Brabender walked us through every step of the process and is extremely knowledgeable and open on every aspect of the legal proceedings. He is prompt, honest, and experienced. Mr. Brabender patiently walked us through a very stressful dispute with our landlord and offered much needed guidance along the way. We would recommend him to anyone needing his services.
Excellent landlord-tenant lawyer
Andy is an outstanding lawyer to work with. I appreciated his extensive experience with the subject of my case and his clear communication at all stages. As a lawyer myself, I was extremely pleased with Andy's expert handling of my issue and would not hesitate to hire him in the future. I highly recommend him.
Excellent in representing tenants in Chicago!
Andy handled a landlord-tenant dispute for me (the tenant) and did a great job. We were on a very tight timeline and he was incredibly responsive and also did a great job keeping all parties to these tight timelines as well. Andy is clearly super knowledgeable about tenant laws here in Chicago and his advice and expertise was not only invaluable and key to winning our case, but was also very important for any future situations I may run into as either a tenant or a landlord. Overall, I'm completely satisfied with the outcome, I felt Andy represented my needs first and foremost, and the whole process was much easier than I anticipated which made all the difference in whether or not to pursue the matter in the first place.
If you or someone else runs into a landlord-tenant dispute, I highly recommend reading Andy's e-book (it's free!) and take his advice! Set up a consultation if it makes sense and take his word if it's worth pursuing or not. Andy did a great job laying it out clearly what the risks were for me if I chose to pursue things and whether or not it was worth taking the risk. I think many other attorneys might jump at the chance to make a buck rather than taking the time to explain if pursuing a matter actually puts you at more risk than that matter might be worth. I will be referring friends and family.
Knowledgable, Professional, Successful Service
I worked with Andy Brabender on a successful security deposit dispute in Chicago, and he was a pleasure to work with. Andy was always responsive and patient in explaining the process of filing the dispute, and helped me feel comfortable throughout the process. He reviewed the details of my case quickly, and was able to identify a number of nuanced points in favor of our case that he was able to take to a successful conclusion. Throughout the process, he made us feel heard and taken care of, turning what had been a challenging and stressful process into peace of mind. I cannot recommend his firm highly enough.
Helpful, Nice and Very Professional. I did not feel scared to talk to him or intimidated in any way. I think he is a great attorney. He is kind and professional. I highly recommend him Thanks Joseph!
Easy to work with & a great outcome!
We worked with Andy Brabender to settle a disagreement with our landlord. He was always keeping us updated throughout the processes and answered all of the questions we had...and the outcome was quite agreeable! 10/10 would go to him again for help if I need it in the future. Thanks Andy!
Thorough and thoughtful help
Grateful for the free advice I was given on a probate question. He went beyond the question so asked and gave me a complete answer to things I hadn't thought of. All knowing I wasn't really going to need his advice due to the nature of my questioning. I will remember this time and effort in explaining things to me. Should I ever needs lawyer I would definitely use him.
It was really a great advice for me as I was confused what to do next and his consultation cleared out my confusion, gave the way out and its future consequences.
I would highly recommend Andy
Andy was nothing but accommodating, thorough, and helpful through a process that very few people are familiar with. As a tenant in Chicago that was wronged, I looked somewhere for help and came across Andy at Brabender and Chiang through google. Of course google searches for lawyers could have you end up in a tight spot with someone that you don't know or trust, but Andy is immediately likable and trustworthy due to his candidness and all of the options he gives you. Although we decided not to move forward, Andy will be the first person I call next time I'm in need of a tenants' rights lawyer due to his knowledge, patience, and responsiveness.
Foreclosure - a tenants experience
In summary, I would HIGHLY recommend Andy and the team at Brabender & Chiang for anything Tenant & Landlord related.
We were leasing Apartment 1 of a 2-flat, when without warning, we received notification that the Bank had foreclosed on our Landlords property and it was to be put up for sale with immediate effect. Given that our knowledge of Chicago Landlord/Tenant law was very limited, and that we were dealing with a large bank and it's attorneys, we chose Andy & team to represent us (Andy had been recommended to us.)
From our 1st consultation, to our favorable settlement just a few weeks later, Andy was extremely accommodating, responsive, informative and clear. He is extremely knowledgeable of Chicago Tenant law & the KCRO resulting in him putting the Bank, its Attorneys and its Agents firmly in their place in just a few weeks!
All this from someone we never met once during the process - Andy worked with our busy schedules, by carrying out all consultations over the phone or via email.
To say we felt satisfied with Andy's representation is an understatement.
Good work Sir
Contacted Andy regarding an issue my girlfriend and I were having with our old landlord and our security deposit. He was very knowledgable and worked with us on every step of the process to get what we were owed.