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Vadim Shifrin

Criminal defense Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.9   31 reviews

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Vadim Shifrin, Principal and Founder of Shifrin Law Group, is a respected trial attorney with a history of success representing clients in the personal injury and criminal law fields. Mr. Shifrin has been recognized yearly as an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, an honor given to only 2.5% of all attorneys practicing in Illinois.
Mr. Shifrin is licensed to practice in Illinois and the Northern District of Illinois. He received his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law and his Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana. Mr. Shifrin is also currently the consulting attorney for The Graduate School (TGS) at Northwestern University. He is the central point of contact for graduate students seeking legal consultations.
Prior to starting his own full-service trial practice law firm; Mr. Shifrin was the Assistant Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology at DePaul University College of Law for nine years. At this think-tank, he oversaw the day-to-day operations of a nationally ranked intellectual property organization by providing long-term strategic vision and management. During his tenure at DePaul, Mr. Shifrin also worked as a consultant to the Center for Art, Museum and Cultural Heritage Law at DePaul University College of Law.

From 2009-2013, Mr. Shifrin also acted as Of-Counsel at The Law Office of Steven R. Decker. There, Mr. Shifrin litigated complex cases in the fields of criminal law, personal injury, and landlord/tenant. During that time, he has also represented clients in a variety of negotiations, as well as, contract, employment, real estate, corporate, and intellectual property matters.

Earlier in Mr. Shifrin's legal career he had the distinct privilege of externing with The Honorable Samuel Der-Yeghiayan of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Additionally, he clerked at the Cook County State's Attorney's Office-Felony Division and the Misdemeanor Clinic at DePaul University College of Law.

Prior to starting his legal career, Mr. Shifrin worked in the marketing department of the Arlington Park Race Track, a Churchill Downs affiliate. He was also a respected news and sports reporter at two local radio stations and in 2001 was nominated for the prestigious "Young Journalist Award."

Mr. Shifrin is a motivated, resourceful and conscientious advocate. He is a natural leader, a certified mediator and arbitrator (in Cook County and FINRA) and an exemplary problem solver. Mr. Shifrin's success in the courtroom and accolades in the trial advocacy field exemplify his excellent public speaking and communication skills. Mr. Shifrin has secured hundreds of courtroom victories in his clients’ favor. On the civil side, Mr. Shifrin and his staff have been able to help countless clients recover millions of dollars in civil negligence claims. Mr. Shifrin is also fluent in the Russian language.

When he is not at the office, Mr. Shifrin enjoys spending time with his family, biking around the city, trading stocks, investing in real estate, playing fantasy baseball and watching the Chicago Bulls not win championships. Mr. Shifrin is a volunteer attorney for numerous philanthropic organizations and has volunteered with many local political campaigns as legal counsel.

Licensed for 13 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2009
Updated 10/10/2022

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

Contact Vadim

Shifrin Law Group
900 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 5E
Chicago, IL, 60607

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by John | September 28, 2022
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Traffic accident
Vadim was introduced to me by my real estate attorney. I hired him to represent my daughter for a traffic accident. She was very nervous but Vadim was a very reassuring presence during a stressful time for her. Highly recommend him.
Posted by thomas | September 21, 2022
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Great negotiator
Mr Shifrin was outstanding. I had a complicated case...and he negotiated a deal with the prosecutor that astonished me in it's leniency in both dollars and future requirements demanded of me.
Posted by Aisha | August 16, 2022
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Very pleased
Very professional, and excellent communication. He takes care of his cases from beginning to end. Honest and fair
Posted by Shaun | January 17, 2022
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Greatest
This man did amazing keep me out of jail. He did great job make sure I knew everything that was going on and making sure that was ok mentally and physically thank you so much for the amazing work and will be calling him for more assistance
Posted by Kelli | September 24, 2021
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Personal Injury
Mr. Shifrin was fantastic. He was able to settle my case quickly and efficiently. I highly recommend using him for your legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2021
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Excellent Attorney
Called Vadim 6 days before my court date and he took care of everything. Went above and beyond anything I had asked for. He was able to put me at ease with his confidence and knowledge of the law. He also explained every step of the process and he really cared about my thoughts and feelings. He’s not only very dynamic and professional in his work but also has his client interest very close to his hear. I’m extremely grateful to Vadim for his work and dedication to his profession. I can’t speak highly enough about him as a person or an attorney.
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Posted by Monica | May 12, 2021
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The best
The best attorney truly recommend him.Thank you so much you were great to us
Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2021
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Vadim Shifrin review
Vadim is very good at what he does. He has a lot of passion for what he does & worked very patiently with me. On a scale from 1 to 10 with 10 being the best, I would give him a 20! I would definitely recommend him to anyone dealing with legal issues.
Posted by Caleb Joshua | August 25, 2020
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Lawyer Review
Mr.Shifrin represented me on a case that was running around 3 years . I was extremely exhausted, and just wanted to move on. Upon hiring Mr.Shifrin he assured me he would do his absolute best to get me home to my family and resolve my case . He’s was completely honest with me throughout the entire process , laying out the options ,and telling me the best and worst case scenario in my case. He assured me he’d fight for me and he did just that . He didn’t drag out the case he resolved it as soon as possible . He was never hard to get in contact with and always called me walking me through every process . The reality of the situation is I was in county bootcamp serving county time when corona hit . We were told we wouldn’t be released as other non violent offenders were during the pandemic . After Attorney Shifrin got one of our cell mates(whom introduced me to Attorney Shifrin )out we all passed and shared his information hoping for the same . There was 15 of us in bootcamp . Vadmin got 7 of us out within a 2 week program . We were All allowed to come home to be with our family and away from the county while the county was a COVID-19 hotspot . I ended getting time considered served , getting off house arrest , and moving on no probation or parole . I’m not fake or a friend . I’m a young Latino male who’s happy to be home and no longer stuck in the system . If you’re looking for a honest straight forward Attorney, I know Mr.Shifrin will fight for you .
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2020
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Great Attorney
Vadim did a great job in my case of a traffic ticket! Excellent attorney, very responsive and helpful.
Posted by Andrew | January 6, 2020
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Professional and Super Helpful
Mr Shifrin is very professional and personal. He returns all communications quickly and really knows his stuff. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Alexander | December 28, 2019
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Great Job
Vadim did a great job! I got 3 tickets while driving my semi truck. Vadim got 2 of them cancelled, and the other one won't affect my driving record. His fees are also very reasonable.
Posted by Carole | October 31, 2019
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Mrs
I was referred to Vadim. How fortunate I was! He’s personable & professional. He took on the personal injury part of my auto accident, wish I had waited and not settled on the damage portion before obtaining him. There was an issue with the repair. When he found out he called the adjuster and they re-fixed it. I didn’t have to do a thing. That was just one of the many examples where he went above and beyond. I still can’t believe everything he did to make my settlement way better than I expected. You don’t get representation like this now a days. Thank you Vadim!
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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2019
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Case dismissed
Vadim was very knowledgeable and well spoken regarding my situation. He was very responsive to my question pre and post court date.
Posted by CRAIG | March 1, 2019
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CRAIG WOLFERT
Vadim was very professional with my court case and resolved my case in a timely matter. I would suggest his services to anyone and have kept him in my files for further use in case anyone else gets into my predicament.
Posted by Ladale | July 11, 2018
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Great Lawyer / very friendly
Mr Shifrin is a great lawyer , he’s very professional, friendly and he knows his law , I recommended him to any of my friends , family Etc . Hired him got dismissed 2nd court date
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2018
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Very happy with Vadim's services.
I am grateful I hired Vadim for the court appointment. It made a huge difference. Vadim was able to negotiate on my behalf with the State and got them to drop all penalties. He was also thorough and straight with me about what were the worst and best case scenarios. I would highly recommend Vadim to you and to all my friends who may need his services.
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Posted by Amanda | April 27, 2018
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Best Man For The Job
Vadim went above and beyond for my fiance and I. I am not allowed to speak much about my case, but I can speak on the fact that Vadim is an excellent lawyer. He basically held our hand through the entire process. He isn't the softest guy, but why would you want soft representation? He gets things done, and we felt like we truly had an ally on our side. We were more than overjoyed with the final outcome, and Vadim deserves all the praise in the world. Our case took over a year to close, and Vadim never lost steam. He hired private detectives, wrote letters, essays, and just generally worked his butt off to get what we deserved and find closure for us. I will always refer to him, and the Shifrin Law Group from now on.
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Posted by Jacob | March 13, 2018
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Experience with Vadim
Vadim was extremely helpful, he helped expunge some things from my record. he was very professional and explained everything that was going on very well. These things can be very confusing and explained everything and got it taken care of in a timely manner
Posted by Christian Jay Samson | February 19, 2018
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Motorcycle Accident
I was referred to Vadim through my university's lawyer. I was involved in an accident, admitted in the ER and had surgery on both of my knees. I had medical bills piling up and missed days from work. Vadim ensured me that I will be compensated for everything and will work on the case so that I can go back to my normal life without worrying about medical bills piling up. He was communicable, knowledgeable and confident throughout the entire case. Everything was settled at the end and I was very happy about the outcome. Thanks Vadim!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Shifrin Law Group
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Steven R. Decker
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Certified Law Clerk; Felony Trials, Assigned to Judge Gaughan
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Judicial Extern-Honorable Samuel Der-Yeghiayan
  • United States District Court
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Assistant Director
  • DePaul University College of Law
  • 2004 - 2013
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Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Associations

  • Business Networking International
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • 2009 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2017
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Trial Advocacy
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Trial Advocacy
  • 2008
  • Young Journalist Award
  • Young Journalist Award
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • DePaul Unversity Professional Responsibility Class
  • How to start a law firm
  • 2017
  • Golden Apple Foundation
  • Student loans 101
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (18)
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. Mr. Shifrin is an excellent attorney. He is knowledgeable and experienced in the areas of Personal Injury and Criminal Defense. He fights for his clients and does everything he can to achieve the bests results possible in their cases. I highly recommend Vadim to anyone seeking an attorney for their Personal Injury or Criminal Defense Matter."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vadim is a knowledgeable and responsible lawyer who has a deep understanding of the personal injury law. He will definitely help you with your case. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vadim is an excellent attorney. He has a deep knowledge of the law and is a zealous advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vadim is a terrific criminal defense lawyer that provides great service to his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vadim is a great attorney who I've gotten to know over the years. He produces great results for his clients and is a trusted advisor."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Friend
"Vadim is a fierce defender of his clients and work relentlessly for their rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Vadim is highly competent, professional, caring and hardworking. He gets excellent results for his clients by being diligent and establishing great relationships with prosecutors, judges and court personnel. I'm really proud to know him and I am constantly learning from the way he practices law. Also, he has a good character and is honorable. If he gives you his word, you can rely on it."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vadim is an excellent attorney who always fights for his client's best interests. He is smart, experienced, hard working and diligent. I would recommend Vadim to anyone who is looking for a great attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vadim is extremely knowledgeable about criminal law and he genuinely cares about his clients. Criminal law presents a variety of legal challenges, and Vadim is always up to the task. I have referred cases to him and the clients have been delighted with his work. I highly recommend him and will continue to send clients his way. If you need an attorney that actually cares about the issues, Vadim is your attorney."
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Chicago Criminal defense Lawyer Vadim Shifrin
Vadim Shifrin
Criminal defense Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 13 years