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I am Lee Fainman, and I am a Licensed Attorney to practice Law throughout the State Of Illinois, and licensed to practice law in Federal Court as well, N.D. IL. The law firm I work for is a General Litigation and General Practice firm, which allows clients to be able to usually have ONE (1) Law Firm to handle all their cases and legal matters, with experienced litigators and experienced Attorneys in Settlements out of court, under 1 company and 1 roof. This helps clients save costs, fees, and confusion, rather than having 1 law firm or attorney need to "outsource" or "refer" client matters to a different Lawyer and Law firm, and we stand behind our work, reputation and experience.


One thing you may see about myself or my Employer Law Firm, online, that you won't commonly find anywhere else, are actual Client Testimonials. That information, perhaps, should be the Most Important information to clients and prospective clients, when deciding which law firm they wish to choose. This is because it is not myself or other Attorneys working with our law firm telling you what we think about ourselves, rather our website, or available upon request, our firm, provides some examples of what REAL CLIENTS, decided on their own, to write in about, after the successful conclusions of their cases, and not just about the RESULT, but about their entire experience in working with us.


Please visit the law firm I work for, at to learn more, and click on actual client testimonials to see some examples of what our clients have written about their experiences and cases. To me, this is the most valuable marketing any firm could have, and in my experience, something most firms lack, no matter how many cases they have handled. What our clients, and my clients, have had to say, in some very kind letters they have chosen to write in, gives a prospective client, or referring Attorney, like yourself, perhaps the best gauge of which firm to go with in helping with your legal matters. If I were hirng an Attorney myself, that is what I would want to see, not just what they could tell me about themselves, but more so, what their actual clients have to say about their experiences, and bottom line, their RESULTS at the concusion of their cases or legal matters.


You can also phone my direct office line at (312) 450-7101 and ask to speak with me or another Attorney with the firm, and we always offer FREE initial consultatons to prospective clients, which other Lawyers may not provide, to be fair and reasonable to prospective clients, so they don't get tied into investing money into our law firm, when they may not have cases which are actionable, or which they can afford, or which we would accept. Being fair, reasonable, yet exhibiting compassion and care for all our clients, and to our prospective clients, is something we take seriously, and I believe my firm has a proven track record of serving its clients, both large and small, both personal and corporate, not only throughout the State Of Illinois, but throughout the Country. Thank you for your interest in this law firm, and taking the time to read this profile!


Languages spoken: English, Chinese, Xiang, Spanish

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Practice areas

  1. General Practice: 75%
    9 years, 49 cases
  2. Business: 10%
    9 years, 2 cases
  3. Employment: 5%
    9 years, 9 cases
  4. Debt Settlement: 5%
    9 years, 8 cases
  5. Child Custody: 5%
    9 years, 2 cases



Hourly ($250-350/hour), contingent (30-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


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Contact info


1313 Oak
Evanston, IL, 60201


221 North LaSalle
Chicago, IL, 60605



ILNot Authorized To Practice Law Due To Discipline200805/11/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Disbarment
    issued in IL, 2015


    This is the most serious penalty for a lawyer. If this attorney is currently practicing law, you should contact the Illinois State Bar to understand the reasons for this disbarment.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Scholarship Recipient, granted internship/ externshipJohn Marshall Law School2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney At Law and Juris DoctorFainman Law Office LLC2008 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lake County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
FAINMAN LAW OFFICE LLCAttorney At Law2008 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationAttorney2005 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationAttorney2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Various Employment Law CasesOften settled out of court
General Litigationwon cases, settled cases out of court, varied results on case by case basis
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of Wisconsin, MadisonBusiness and CommunicationsBS - Bachelor of Science1998