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Richard Louis Fenbert

Criminal defense Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   8 reviews

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About Richard

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Richard is the founding member of Fenbert & Associates, LLC.  He worked at a nationally recognized criminal law firm in Cleveland, Ohio, before moving back to his hometown.  Richard represented celebrities, physicians, and athletes.  He also lectured on DUI/DWI/OVI, served on the Board of Directors of the Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, and was a frequent guest on Cleveland Radio W.E.R.E. Legal Lines.

 

When he moved back to Chicago he decided to open a firm that represented individuals.  Our clients are workers, parents, and students who come to us because they need help overcoming a personal injury or a criminal arrest.  We provide dedicated representation through one on one communication, hard work and zealous advocacy.

 

If you also want dedicated representation please call us and ask for Richard.

Licensed for 11 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2012
Updated 01/06/2023
State OH
Status Inactive
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/11/2022

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

Contact Richard

Fenbert & Associates, LLC
Address: 10 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3702
Chicago, IL, 60603

Reviews

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Posted by Alejandro | December 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dui case
Had a real bad case and he managed to get me no jail time and a slap wrist ...... definitely recommend
Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeting ticket
Mr. Fenbert helped me lower my speeding violation fee significantly and was closely in touch to answer any questions I had. His careful and thorough preparations were remarkable. スピード違反で高額なチケットを切られた際、裁判所出頭準備から当日までフェンバート先生に全て仕切っていただき、罰金が大幅に下がりました。念密な下準備で対応いただき、質問にも的確な回答をいただき大変助かりました。
Posted by Shannon | January 24, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Communication!
Richard is a great lawyer. He fights for his clients. He knows how to explain the process clearly and has impeccable communication. Hire Richard!
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Moving Vehicle Violation
My fiance and I consulted and ultimately chose Mr. Fenbert to defend my fiance in a moving vehicle violation. He was prompt in gathering the relevant facts of the case and clearly communicated what we could expect of the process and the likely resolution we could hope for. Ultimately, the violation was effectively reversed in court and the overall process was as relatively painless from our perspective.
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Posted by Joseph | September 24, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Major relief after a minor infraction
Confident and knowledgeable, Richard resolved a minor infraction quickly - reducing my time in court and away from work. He presented several options for the situation and drove towards the desired resolution.
Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Selling prescription medication.
Richard quickly and competently investigated a school suspension of a high school student. He counseled the parties involved. He contacted school authorities on behalf of the client. The issue was resolved. We were happy with the settlement. I would highly recommend Mr. Fenbert's services.
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Home Purchase
Rick Fenbert was very helpful to my wife and I regarding the sale and purchase of a home out of state, Very attentive and quick detailed response to our questions.
Posted by Jamie | August 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
Rick took the time to listen to my situation, offered great advice, and negotiated an extremely generous settlement with the Insurance Adjuster.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-200 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Fenbert & Associates, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate
  • Zukerman, Daiker & Lear, Co., LPA
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Summer Extern
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic, Criminal Division
  • 2010 - 2011
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Education

  • Case Western Reserve University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Grinnell College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • DUI Dismissed
  • Case Dismissed
  • Defendant with Two Prior DUIs
  • DUI Dismissed
  • Professional Driver
  • Jury Trial: Not Guilty
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Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Illinois
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Criminal Law (High Score)
  • CALI
  • 2009
  • Rosenfield International Grant
  • Grinnell College
  • 2005

Publications

  • Plain Dealer Newspaper
  • Hard Times in Cleveland
  • 2015
  • West Law Journal
  • Ohio Search & Seizure
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • AVANCE Treatment & Rehabilitation
  • DUI Detection and Penalties
  • 2016
  • DEER Treatment & Rehabilitation
  • DUI Detection and Penalties
  • 2016
  • Safety Through Education
  • DWI/DUI/OVI Detection & Penalties
  • 2014
  • WERE 1490 AM Radio
  • George Zimmerman Trial/Verdict
  • 2013
  • 89.3 AM Cleveland State Radio
  • Legal Questions
  • 2013
  • Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Annual Conference
  • DUI UPDATE
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (10)
Endorse Richard
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick is a very knowledgeable attorney who puts his clients' interests first. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mr. Fenbert. I have referred Iowa clients on behalf of Mr. Fenbert multiple times, and have always found him to be incredibly attentive to their needs, and fights hard for them even on small issues. If he is in your area, you should contact him first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rick is a knowledgeable and motivated Attorney who gets positive results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is a honest but strong litigator with good interpersonal skills. He respects his clients and works hard to obtain their goals."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lawyers who donate time on sites like this have a passion for the law and a compassion for the people they serve. Kudos."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Fenbert. 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 | Aug 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick is a talented and fearless lawyer. His level of concern for his clients and attention to detail are without parallel."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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