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Jennifer Josephine Wirth

DUI and DWI Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   84 reviews

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    Defending revoked Illinois Drivers at Illinois Secretary of State license reinstatement hearings.

For two decades, Jennifer Wirth has maintained a law practice that focuses exclusively on DUI defense through representing revoked drivers Illinois Secretary of State hearings. Her office handles Illinois drivers license revocations throughout Illinois, as well as on a national basis when out-of-state drivers have a hold on their driving privileges from Illinois.

 

Wirth has represented over a thousand revoked drivers at Illinois Secretary of State hearings and maintains an impressive win record. Over 95 percent of her clients obtain some form of driving privileges at their first hearing with her office. If they are denied driving privileges, Wirth takes them back to their next hearing at no additional charge if they followed her advice and were not successful at the first hearing.

 

Wirth believes these hearings should be a positive, collaborative effort where she works directly with each client to ensure they are prepared and comfortable at their hearing. She is involved in all stages of the process, from filing for the hearing, obtaining records and reviewing the material with each client in advance of the hearing. Wirth has several meetings with her clients during the representation to ensure they are confident when testifying before the Secretary of State.

 

It is her firm belief that every client deserves to be treated with respect, kindness and have their questions answered in a timely manner. All clients receive a response on the same business day and they can easily reach her via text, email or telephone. Wirth’s exceptional client response has earned her many client satisfaction awards, including Avvo’s Client Choice Award from 2015-2021 as well as the Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Award.

 

Wirth has also been recognized as a “Superb” attorney by Avvo, a company that provides objective, independent review of attorney qualifications. She has earned a top, ten-star rating, which takes into account the attorney’s background, experience, recognition in the legal community, associations, awards and leadership positions. The Avvo rating system is merit-based and cannot be achieved through subscription or payment to their site.

 

Wirth understands that it is hard to choose an attorney and the process can often be intimidating and overwhelming. She treats all inquiries with respect and confidentiality, offering her best legal assessment of the result that may be achieved at a hearing. Wirth offers free consultations for license reinstatement hearings with the Secretary of State. She can be reached directly at [email protected] or through calling 312.461.0400.

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My Office is Located in the Chicago Loop in the Monadnock Building.  The Illinois Secretary of State Hearing Office is within walking distance from my office.  I am accessible by all major public transportation.
Licensed for 20 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2002
Updated 10/11/2022

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

Contact Jennifer

Jennifer Wirth
53 W Jackson Blvd Ste 1531
Chicago, IL, 60604-3775

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Posted by Mark | October 4, 2022
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The Best Lawyer I’ve Ever Had
Jennifer is down to earth and really smart. She’s always happy and just keeps moving. Being around her, you just feel confident that things are going to get done. She’s not the type of person that quits or let’s you quit. It feels like you hired a friend to go to bat for you. I hired her after being revoked for DUIs and I am now driving again after my first hearing with her. I did everything she told me to do and she was right. The hearing was just like she said it would go. I wish I had found her sooner in life. She was a complete blessing.
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Posted by Maurice | September 27, 2022
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My savior
I contacted Jennifer and she assured me that she will be there every step of the way. I was confident in the way she prepped me for my hearings giving me all the info I needed to regain my driving privileges that I lost 12 years ago. Jennifer is outstanding and if someone needed her help I would definitely recommend her.
Posted by Amy | September 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
She Got Me Driving Again - The 1st Hearing!
Jennifer was recommended to me by a friend who had used her to get their drivers license back several years ago. After I was revoked for my second DUI, I was so devastated. I felt like I was never going to drive again. Jennifer was positive and upbeat. She walked me through the whole process in our first talk. Everything she said is exactly how my hearing went. I felt prepared on my hearing day and I was comfortable with her asking me the questions at my hearing. It felt like I was talking to a friend. She answered all of my questions and her response time is fast! She’s honestly the best lawyer I’ve ever had. She knew the law and wasn’t judgy or unapproachable. Jennifer made me feel comfortable and I’m driving again after using her as my lawyer for my formal hearing.
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Posted by Otto | May 4, 2022
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Satisfied Client
Jennifer Wirth is the greatest. She explained the process, scheduled review times to ensure comprehension of information and was by my side throughout and secured my driving privilege's the first time out. Thank you so much Jennifer your the best.
Posted by Terrell | April 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
She won the first hearing
Jennifer is a top player in her field. She is very friendly and knew exactly how to handle my revoked license. We won at my first hearing. Today, I’m driving because of Jennifer. Trust her advice. She knows the Secretary of State hearing process from start to finish and walks you through every step of it. I recommend her to anyone with a revoked drivers license. Thank you, Jennifer! I could not have done this without you.
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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2022
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Jennifer is the one to call to get your drivers license back
When I was younger, I got 2 DUIs and I haven’t had a drivers license in over 11 years. One of my friends used Jennifer to get their license back and I got her name from them. I thought my situation was hopeless until I talked to Jennifer. Right away, she put me at ease. Jennifer talked to me for nearly an hour and explained the whole Secretary of State hearing process to me. She is very down to earth and you can tell she really enjoys what she does. She answered all of my questions and I made the decision to hire her for my formal hearing. Through the whole process, Jennifer guided me and there was never a point where I couldn’t reach her if I had a question. She never seemed annoyed or bothered by all of my calls (I called a lot). Jennifer always had an answer and we worked as a team. My hearing was exactly like she had told me it would go and I am now happily driving again after 11 years without a license. If your drivers license is revoked for DUI, Jennifer is the person to call. She isn’t stuck up or judgmental. She is always positive and upbeat. I never wondered what she was doing or if she knew WHAT she was doing. Jennifer is very well-versed in Secretary of State hearings and I always felt like I was in good hands. Thank you so much!
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Posted by Paul | December 29, 2021
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Jennifer Wirth is the best!
My situation seemed very bleak. My license was revoked for years due to very bad decisions I made when I was younger. I lost my license due to 2 DUI's, and driving on a suspended AND later revoked license. I thought it would be impossible to get my license back. One call with Jennifer Wirth and I knew I was in good hands and was filled with confidence that I could get behind the wheel again. Jennifer is very professional, knowledgeable, punctual and friendly. She was easy to talk to. She knows everything. She is very fair in both her practices and her fees. Jennifer outlined the process, set up appointments, was always on time and punctual, and made sure everything was perfect before we got into my hearing. Just having Jennifer Wirth at my side during the hearing filled me with confidence. Look no further than Jennifer Wirth. I have my license back and am on the road with a smile on my face every time I realize I am finally driving free again. I couldn't have been happier having Jennifer Wirth at my back as my attorney during the process of getting my license reinstated.
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Response from Jennifer Wirth December 31, 2021
Thank you for such a nice review, Paul! I am so happy to see you driving again. Drive somewhere fun in the New Year! -Jennifer
Posted by Chad | December 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
MVP for Drivers License Reinstatment
Jennifer was exceptional from start to finish. She returned my calls right away and answered all of my questions. I never felt rushed. She knows drivers license reinstatement hearings with the Secretary of State at a pro level. I was prepared fully for my hearing and I am driving again thanks to Jennifer working tirelessly on my case. Thank you Jennifer!!!!
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Response from Jennifer Wirth December 31, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write this, Chad. I appreciate it and I hope you have a wonderful New Year! -Jennifer
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Jennifer was great through my process, very thorough and a positive presence. This is someone to have on your side who will do anything possible to benefit you. She also have great taste in music \m/
Response from Jennifer Wirth December 15, 2021
Thank you for such a kind review. I appreciate it. (Keep sending me your music picks!)
Posted by Sharee | November 29, 2021
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SuperWoman
This Woman is the Definition of Dedicated and Brilliant.She fought so hard for Me to get the positive results we both wanted. I was fighting my fourth DUI and all hope was gone until I hired her. She has a heart of gold and loves her job.. the proof is in her results. I recommend to anyone in my situation
Response from Jennifer Wirth November 29, 2021
Thank you, Sharee! Loved working with you - Happy you are driving again. Go drive somewhere fun. :)
Posted by Tom | August 31, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Most knowledgeable lawyer for dui
Extremely competent and very astute. I would have never navigated the system without her to help me. Probably the best money I ever spent. A total professional in all aspects of my case!!!
Response from Jennifer Wirth September 1, 2021
Thank you for such kind words, Tom. I'm very happy to see you driving again! :)
Posted by Solomon | July 28, 2021
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A very knowledgeable and professional attorney
Jennifer is such an amazing lawyer and she is very professional and respectful. She is also detailed oriented and very organized. I went to her because my license was revoked many years ago and she took her time and explained my options to me and we went through the whole process and guess what guys? Am driving again and I got my license. Thank you so much for all you did for me Jen you will forever be remembered. And I will send a lot of my friends your way if they ever have issues with their licenses. You are simply the best
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Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2021
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Mr
Jennifer was very detailed and thorough in the process of helping me get my license back from revocation. I can't thank her enough and highly recommend her for anyone in the same boat.
Posted by Javi | April 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
"Certified badass"
After not 1 or 2 but 3 D.U.I's the best lawyer in the city of Chicago was able to reinstate my driving privileges, Jennifer Wirth was able to get me back on the road when other attorney's were unsuccessful. She prepared me, step by step and even on the weekends on her personal time was helping me prepare, I give her 2 thumbs up, first try first hearing and nailed it! Jennifer means business!
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Posted by Clifton | February 26, 2021
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Jennifer a "LAWYER" among lawyer.s
Jennifer made me feel like I've known her all my life. She's a down to earth people lawyer who really takes her time to explain the process and procedures. Jennifer is the sunshine after a storm. If you feel all hope and license lost. Retain JJW. Best in the business.
Posted by Greg | February 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
An excellent attorney and a wonderful person.
I just want to thank Jennifer so much for helping me put my license issues behind me. I had an Illinois hold on my license from 2011 and I live out of state. I had two hearings before I decided to move out of Illinois and was denied at both of them. At the last hearing the result was re-evaluation so basically starting all over. I just gave up and moved away. I was a single parent of a nine year old girl. I couldn't afford another round, the time, or the stress at that time. I called and spoke to four attorneys in Chicago and Springfield areas over the years but was never comfortable enough to retain them. They just seemed to have an aggressive demeanor and no assurances. I was completely deflated and without hope until I emailed Jennifer. She called me right away and took some information. In just a short time that same day she called me back and assured me that "this will be no problem at all, we can take care of this." When I hung up the phone I was dumbfounded. "Did she just say...?" Jennifer got right to work. She presented me with a detailed and easy to follow schedule and case packet and walked me through a smooth process from start to license. Her amiable personality, positive spirit and professionalism turned what had been a scary and stressful situation into a palatable learning experience. I'm grateful for Jennifer. She is making a difference in peoples lives.
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Response from Jennifer Wirth February 8, 2021
Thank you for the kind words, Greg. I am thrilled that you are driving again and it was a pleasure to work with you. -Jennifer
Posted by Chris | January 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Reinstatement calls for a specialist, and Jennifer was a godsend
I am so grateful to have found Jennifer. I had talked with a lawyer who dabbles in everything from divorces to criminal cases but I quickly realized that he had no special insights into driver license reinstatements. But reinstatements are precisely Jennifer’s specialty and expertise. She knows the rules and the process inside and out and has deep experience. Best of all, she was cordial and reassuring, and I felt so much better about the process with her guiding me through every step of the way. Of course, the bottom line is: I’m happily driving again!
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Posted by Mark | November 13, 2020
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The best
I hired Jennifer to aid me in getting an RDP from the state of Illinois. From day one she was very attentive and very thorough with my case. She cares 100% about you and what you expect from her. She went above and beyond in every way. By the way; I’m driving everyday thanks to this incredibly caring person. Thanks again Jennifer.
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Response from Jennifer Wirth February 8, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, Mark. I appreciate the kind words and I am thrilled that you are driving again! -Jennifer
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Jennifer Wirth is the ABSOLUTE BEST at her craft!
I am writing to you Jennifer with the utmost gratitude and appreciation. I interviewed 3 other lawyers before finding you. You by far are the only one that made me feel confident and reassured of your knowledge and abilities. You showed yourself to be a woman of intelligence and experience from day one. My job was on the line with my license – which means the very life which I made for myself over the past several years was on the line as well. My ability to drive is more important than I ever thought possible and you are the reason I am driving today. I would like to thank you for all your work, time, commitment and patience in handling my case. I am extremely pleased with the outcome and hope this is the start of a good time in life for me. Needless to say, “thanks again”. I will not hesitate to recommend anyone – and also extol your wonderful knowledge and most of all, your honest regard and feelings for your clients! You are the best at what you do and I wish you and your practice the very best. Wishing you much continued success! Sincerely, A.H.
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Response from Jennifer Wirth October 8, 2020
Thank you so much, A.H. I am thrilled to see you driving again and I will only good things for you in life! -Jennifer
Posted by Joseph | June 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A true driving relief expert
Jennifer provided excellent legal councel in my out of state driving relief case. I received a DUI in Michigan (my state of current residence) while I still held an Illinois license. After completing the criminal penalties imposed in Michigan, I found that Illinois still had a hold on my driver's license that I would have to clear before I could be granted a fully reinstated Michigan License. I contacted 6 attorney's total based on google searches and Jennifer was the most impressive by far. She is extremely knowledgeable in the field of driving relief, she is competent, punctual, and organized with casework, and she is infectiously positive. With her experience, she advised a Formal Hearing as opposed to what I thought to be the more logical route of Informal Hearing or Out of State mail in petition. Great advice that likely helped close my case weeks if not months faster than if I had gone with either of the latter routes. She answered every question I had in a timely manner and even provided updates during the inevitable waiting periods between events, just to let me know that my case still mattered to her. Even during the COVID-19 shutdown, which directly affected the timeline of my case, she was out front letting me know what was happening with the Secretary of State shutdown, who was getting decisions issued, and she was always able to answer the question, "What's going on with my case?" Most importantly, Jennifer had an extremely positive and assuring attitude throughout the whole process. She reminded me that getting your license back is a really positive experience and made it so with her attitude and demeanor. She made hearing rehearsal sessions lighthearted and non-intimidating, which really helped to instill confidence when the actual hearing date arrived. I felt 100% prepared during the hearing and was able to do well because of Jennifer's preparation and practice. Before and after the hearing, Jennifer took time to have friendly and engaged conversations with a number of other actors in the driving relief world at the hearing office and it became apparent that she has strong professional relationships with all of her peers. She knows the system and she knows how to navigate it effectively. Everyone who I interacted with in this world told me, "Jennifer is the best." As she will tell you, she will work with you until you have your new license in hand, which is where I am now thanks to her. Overall, an excellent customer experience!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Law Office of Jennifer Wirth
  • 2002 - Present
  • Internship
  • John Marshall Law School Innocence Clinic
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Law Clerk
  • Midwest Center for Justice
  • 2000 - 2000

Education

  • The John Marshall Law School
  • J.D.
  • 2001
  • University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
  • B.A.
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Secretary of State Hearing: In The Matter of D.K.
  • Clearance of Illinois Hold on Driving Privileges
  • Secretary of State Hearing: In the Matter of the Revocation of K.R.
  • Full Reinstatment
  • Secretary of State Hearing: In The Matter of D.T.
  • Termination of Lifetime Revocation of Drivers License

Associations

  • John Marshall Law School
  • Student Mentor
  • 2018 - Present
  • John Marshall Law School Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois
  • Member
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Traffic Laws and Courts Section Council
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - 2019
  • One Last Race
  • Executive Director
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 10 DUI/DWI Attorney in Illinois for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • All-Star Profile
  • LinkedIn
  • 2017
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Chicago Firefighter's Union
  • Drivers License Reinstatement Hearings.
  • 2014
  • Chicago Firefighters Union
  • Drivers License Reinstatement Hearings
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Given (24)
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The Secretary State is a very confusing place for clients as well as attorneys not in this field. I have all the confidence in Jennifer and I do not hesitate to refer my DUI clients to her once their criminal matters are resolved."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I met Jennifer while working as a prosecutor in Secretary of State hearings. I always looked forward to our hearings together, as I knew she would be extremely prepared and a pleasure to work with. She is as knowledgeable and skilled as any attorney in this field. I fully endorse her for Secretary of State hearings."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been acquainted with Jennifer Wirth as both a colleague and friend for many years. She is particularly recognized for her excellence in Driver’s License Reinstatement Hearings. She was originally recommended to me by a Senior Hearings Officer, himself an experienced attorney, employed by the Illinois Secretary of State, to adjudicate reinstatement for drivers who lost their license due to DUI. Jennifer is also respected for her direction and guidance to other lawyers in the field. I give Attorney Jennifer Wirth my highest recommendation."
Administrative law Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is an excellent attorney. She is very smart and hard-working. And she knows her area of the law -- administrative hearings regarding driving privileges -- really well. I recommend her highly. And I also refer anyone I know who needs to restore their driving privileges to Jennifer."
Administrative law Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer and I both work in the same field and I regularly see her at Secretary of State hearings. She is very knowledgeable, personable and excels in our field. She has been helping revoked drivers for many years and she has achieved exceptional results. I am happy to endorse Jennifer for Secretary of State hearings."
Licensing Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is an excellent lawyer. She possess the highest skills and compassion for her clients. I highly recommend her services."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Driver's license reinstatement is a very complex area of the law. There are relatively few lawyers who represent people at Secretary of State hearings on a regular basis. It is important that you find a lawyer who does appear at those hearings often. I get calls from throughout the state, and often potential clients in the Chicago area do not want to travel to Southern Illinois, where I practice. I refer them to Jennifer without reservation. She is extremely knowledgeable, personable, and responsive to her clients' needs. If your license is revoked, give her a call. You'll be happy that you did."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer Wirth is an absolutely brilliant lawyer. I have seen Jennifer’s critical thinking and deductive reasoning assist her on complicated civil reinstatement legal matters. Jennifer does not shy away from long work days and evenings as she prides herself being thoroughly prepared. I endorse Jennifer Wirth."
Administrative law Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my pleasure to endorse Jennifer's skills as an attorney who practices in the area of Illinois Secretary of State driver's license reinstatement. I personally have been in this field of law since 1991 and have had the opportunity to observe many different lawyers representing revoked Illinois drivers. Jennifer stands out as one of only a handful of attorneys that I would consider an "expert" in this highly technical and difficult area of practice; (even though as lawyers we are not supposed to use the "e" word) She is certainly is that and her dedication to truly helping her clients regain driving privileges is evident by her vey high success rate in a forum where many lawyers believe 50-50 is an acceptable batting average. The difference, of course, as in most areas of the practice of law is preparation together with a genuine desire to do the best legal work possible for a client. Jennifer is all that and more."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is one of the best Secretary of State lawyers in Chicago. In such a complex area, it is unusual to find a lawyer who knows the intricacies of the law and Jennifer knows it. She has tried many, many hearings before the Secretary of State. I never hesitate to refer clients to Jennifer!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is an attorney that is dedicated to her clients and has a high level of success. She also provides great input on cases when I need to bounce an idea off another attorney. For all my clients facing revocation of their driving privileges, I always recommend Jennifer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jennifer who is at the top of our field for defending clients at Secretary of State hearings for license reinstatement. She is exceptionally well-versed in the law and I trust her expertise, knowledge and skill. As an attorney in the same field, I regularly refer cases to Jennifer when they are in her region. I always receive positive feedback from those whom I refer to her."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is great! Super easy to work with, puts her clients at ease and most importantly, she wins! I would recommend her to anyone in the Chicago and collar counties area in need of legal defense."
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