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David Harrison Weiss

Criminal defense Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   6 reviews

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About David

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While in law school David developed an interest in family law and was a judicial extern in the Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. As a law student David also worked for the John Marshall Law School Veterans Legal Support Center and Clinic, and the Cook County Domestic Violence Legal Clinic. After being admitted to practice, David established his own law firm which focused on criminal law and family law.

David enjoys complicated and unusual cases that require creativity and tenacity. David’s proudest moments as an attorney have come from taking on cases that seemed impossible and helping his clients achieve great results. David is a veteran and brings his understanding and personal experience to family law matters that involve military members, veterans, and their families. In his spare time David enjoys playing bass guitar and spending time with his son.

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Licensed for 8 years
State IL
Status Active and Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2014
Updated 01/06/2023

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

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David H. Weiss
111 W. Jackson Blvd.
Ste. 1700
Chicago, IL, 60604


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Posted by Andrew | August 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Peace of mind
David was an amazing lawyer. I was on the defense in a protection order. The case was dismissed as the petitioner did not even bother to show up. The petitioner attempted to contact me multiple times either directly or indirectly. The attempted contact made me very nervous and unsure as what to do, David remained calm and was there right away to give me advice on how to appropriately respond to the situation. I feel as though this couldn't have been accomplished without David's ability. He was on top of the case right away. He told me all possible outcomes, possibilities, my options and what he expects. It was as easy for him as a walk in the park. His quick response, professionalism, calm demeanor, and knowledge on those cases gave a huge peace of mind to my family and I from our first conversation with him from the first conversation. And in a time where stress and worry for the future is at an all time high, the value of that peace of mind could not be overstated.
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Posted by Julie | July 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Thorough and Professional.
Mr. Weiss has been my lawyer for five years. He has helped me with post-divorce, taxes, real estate, and my will. He has been very thorough and professional in all aspects of my legal needs. He has knowledge of the technology used today in the court system and was patient with assisting me through the process. I appreciate his no-nonsense approach.
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Posted by Priscila | March 9, 2020
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Highly Recommended David Weiss for Family Matters
David Weiss is an excellent attorney. He is a strong defender, attentive, caring, articulate and knowledgeable. His communication is fantastic and he responds quickly. David actually came to my rescue when I had only a day to find and secure a lawyer. I couldn't afford a lawyer but urgently needed to be represented and defended in family court. He heard me out and like an angel, helped me and my daughter without hesitation. David genuinely cares and goes above and beyond to help you. I am eternally grateful to him. He is more than a great attorney is a very good person who clearly cares about equality, fair treatment, justice and family.
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Posted by Gresha | February 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best Decision I Made - Hired David Weiss
David is the perfect combination of objective and empathetic. He is understanding of one’s feelings and perspective throughout the whole process while remaining objective enough keep the most important things the focus. It is easy to become hung up on minor items. He is very good at presenting options with the potential consequences so one can make the best decision possible. I hired David for a messy divorce and custody of my now 3 year old. My personal case was unnecessarily complicated and dragged out. It lasted over 17 months. I hired David after the first 7 months with an attorney that was not my advocate. David was able to obtain a schedule to provide stability to a chaotic situation, obtain/keep restrictions for the safety of my child, and protect me financially. David is a fantastic communicator; he was available to answer my never-ending list of questions and concerns. His response was timely and reassuring. Despite some uncontrollable delays, he always had a game plan. I wish I had hired David at the start of my case. He is worth his weight in gold and I highly recommend him for any case.
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Posted by Janine | September 18, 2016
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Excellent Representation
I was very impressed with the legal services provided by Dave Weiss. He was incredibly insightful, efficient and honest. I found it very easy to communicate with Dave via phone or email and appreciated his ability to respond promptly with concise answers. Dave was also very careful to consider my invoice before taking any steps further in my family’s case. He is extremely well organized and ensured that my family’s needs were communicated down to the last details. Dave is a very skilled, compassionate and honest lawyer that I would definitely hire again and recommend to others.
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Posted by Mark | April 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Cook County Traffic Court Representation
David represented me in a multi car accident I unfortunately had on the I-290. He did an outstanding job in negotiating with the State of Illinois for court supervision. David answered all of my questions in a very timely and professional manner. Thanks David!
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Payment methods
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Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Offices of David H. Weiss, LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate
  • Peskind Law Firm
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Associate
  • Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Partner
  • Chicagoland Law Group
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Principal
  • The Law Office of David H. Weiss
  • 2014 - 2015
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  • The John Marshall Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • Father reunited with som
  • Client went from zero parenting time to significant parenting time.
  • Back support reduced substantially.


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Family Law Advocacy Award
  • CALI Excellence For the Future
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Military Law & Veterans Affairs Committee Meeting
  • Overview of Uniform Code of Military Justice
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (12)
Endorse David
Family Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David rightfully deserves a great reputation in the DuPage County Family Law bar."
Family Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is my "go-to" guy for all family law matters. I highly recommend."
Family Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David for his vast knowledge of the law and distinct work ethic."
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"David is a zealous, intuitive, thorough, and skilled attorney, who effectively advocates for his clients across the spectrum of family law issues. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"David is an exceptional and fierce advocate for his clients. He goes above and beyond in every case, and never leaves any stone unturned."
Family Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David and I have worked on many cases together. He is without question one of the most honest attorneys that I know. Equally as admirable is his creative ability to find legal solutions for clients where none are otherwise apparent. If you are looking for legal counsel, I would recommend contacting David."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is passionate and works hard for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a highly skilled attorney and litigator. He manages client expectations and always focuses on obtaining the best results for his clients. I highly endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dave is hardworking, detail-oriented, and advocates vigorously for his clients. Dave also has an incredible knowledge of family law, and is an attorney you can rely on. I would highly recommend Dave."
Family Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is one of the most professional, detail oriented, and knowledgable attorneys that I know. If I ever need pointed in the right direction on an issue, he is my first call. He truly cares about his clients and has a passion for helping people."
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Chicago Criminal defense Lawyer David Harrison Weiss
David Harrison Weiss
Criminal defense Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 8 years
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