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John Dimitrios Ioakimidis

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   17 reviews

also known as John D. Ioakimidis

  • Licensed for 29 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
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    Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and Chapter 13

    29 years, 700 cases

I value my clients and aggressively defend their rights.  I strive to resolve issues quickly with the least amount of expense.  Usually, by the end of the case, my clients consider me not only as their lawyer, but also as their friend. 

I am licensed to practice in all Illinois Courts, the US Court of Appeals -7th Circuit, and before the  United States Supreme Court.

 

Location

John Ioakimidis, Esq.
Triangle Plaza- West Tower - Near O'Hare Airport
8700 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 1300
Chicago, IL, 60631

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I highly recommend John. He is very knowledgeable and cares about his clients. A friend recommended him and I am so glad I took my friends advice. He was able to get me off a serious conviction.
Posted by Diego | December 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John is the Attorney you want by your side
It was my first time hiring a defense attorney for 2 cases I had. One for a pending suspension on my driving liscense for driving without car Insurance & second one for retail theft. The outcome for both were awsome not only did John stop the suspension on my driver liscense I even got a refund from the Kane County Cuircuit Clerks office of around $200 which I was definitely not expecting. John also was able to drop the retail theft charge & made sure it wouldn't be on my permanent record since I want to have a future career in law enforcement if it werent for John I would of just pleaded guilty & paid the fine not knowing it could of definitely hurt me on my future career. John defended me on both cases absolutely great I am extremly calm now & thankful to John & will not even hesitate to come back to John if I need his help again. I strongly recommend John as your attorney. Give him a call he responds fast, very knowledgeable & nice Attorney
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Posted by John | October 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The highest integrity and knowledge with genuine empathy
Simply John literally stood by me as my daughter testified against me for attempting to hold my dog. I stood there and watched my precious daughter rip me and John made sure I did not lose even more dignity by collapsing. He even approached my other daughter to help stop the insane alienation inflicted by ex-wife. I was found not guilty on a directed verdict. I do not have my daughters but still have my career. Thanks John. You will always be family to me as well. You were raised right.
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2015
Helped me clear my criminal record
This law firm helped me expunge a criminal record that was preventing me from getting hired. I was told by a different law firm that my record could not be expunged. After hearing this, I was about to give up on getting my record cleared. However, I luckily got a second opinion, and the law firm of John Ioakimidis put the time and effort in to find the truth, which is that my record could be expunged, and I did not have to pay until they verified this. On top of this, they charged me way less than the original law firm would have. Since I live out of state, I needed someone to help me expunge my records, and this law firm definitely helped. They filed the paperwork almost immediately and got the petition approved by a judge, pretty much giving me a second chance in my career.
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Posted by David | November 6, 2014
Legal Defenders PC
I was charged with Forgery, a Class 3 Felony. I thought I was doomed. After hiring John, I received TASC probation and my case was dismissed after satisfactory completion of drug treatment (Which I seriously needed). John knows the legal system and the right people in it to get his clients a fair sentence and the help they are entitled to. I would STRONGLY recommend Legal Defenders PC.
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2014
I stronly recommend John Ioakimidis!
I was facing an uphill battle with a UUW. I will spare you the details, but what I will say is that I'm not normally the type of person to find myself in these situations. I have a clean criminal background and have worked extremely hard to put myself in a good position in life. College educated. Great resume and work history. Never been in trouble. But at the end of the day, everyone, not matter how great of a person they consider themselves, are 1 mistake away from being behind bars. It could be a lapse in judgment for a DUI, or in my case, a lapse in judgment to carrying a firearm when I felt threatened without a permit. John didn't judge me from the very beginning. He didn't throw me in the bucket with the 50 people a day that he hears from who are repeat offenders. He also didn't sugar coat things for me. He didn't tell me what I wanted to hear, which kept me on my toes. He told me the facts, he strategized a game plan, and he executed on that plan. He leveraged his relationships with the states attorney and with the judge, his familiarity with the legal system, his understanding of all parties concerns that would arise from offering me a fantastic plea agreement, and his common sense to secure an agreement that will help avoid ending my career opportunities moving forward. He is smart enough to know when to put the pressure on and when to take a few steps back and let things play out. I should have been in felony court from the beginning (not because I deserved it, but because of the very nature of my charges). I sat back and followed John's lead and I could not be happier with the outcome. I cannot thank John enough. I have already referred 1 person to him that found himself in a similar situation as mine. John is not a miracle worker, as no attorney really is. But he's smart, dedicate, he cares about his clients, he understand the law and his way around a court room, he has developed and maintains strong relationships with important people within the system, he wants what's best for you, and he is willing to fight for it. What else can you ask for? My advise to you: understand your situation, understand what you are up against, understand what success looks like (dismissals are pretty damn rare), understand that you are in this situation for some reason and although you think you may be able to get by on your own, understand you need legal help from someone who is willing to have your back, someone willing to be honest and upfront with you, and someone willing to do everything he can to help you achieve success. This is not a review written by an attorney, colleague, friend, or some family member of John's. This is a guy who got arrested, sat in jail for 2 days, lost my job as a result of the charges (complete BS I might add), was facing up to a year in jail, and walked away with an agreement that still gives me hope for the future. Thanks to John.....
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2014
great criminal defense. could not ask for a more committed attorney.
I hired john to take care of a case that had been messed up by several prior legal reps. He was able to take complete control and within a week had accomplished what had taken my other legal reps months to muck up. Long story short john , with his sensitive personality and understanding of certain judges and their "ideas" was able to do every single thing I asked of him and more. He is honest, straight forward with you, and for the price/retainer he charges its worth every dime to invest in this man. He will get you what you need, no matter the time he must put in of his own. I could not be happier and dont know what I would have done without this young professionals help and experience.
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2014
Criminal Defense under Immigration Status
John handled my case with care, continuously consulted with an immigration attorney to avoid any consequential damages. Always responsive, ready to answer my questions and provide recommendations. Nothing else than excellent experience! Highly recommended attorney.
Posted by Christine | February 27, 2014
There when I needed help
Late one night I got the call every parent dreads: my son was in custody, and there would be a bond hearing first thing in the morning. I had mere hours to secure the best possible legal counsel. I did some research on the Internet, and I was favorably impressed with the track record of the practice shared by John D. Ioakimidis and his partner. I left a telephone message at around 2 am, and my call was returned early in the morning, in enough time to prepare John with the information he needed to meet me in court that morning. I am sure that his well prepared appearance on my son's behalf from the very beginning was crucial to the favorable outcome of the case. I also want to say that John is extremely thorough and diligent in pursuing resolution of the pending case. He is very approachable and patient and tells you exactly what you can expect. My son was charged with two felonies that carried possible prison terms of four to fifteen years. Instead, he is serving TASC probation. That first day in court, he was placed on electronic monitoring, far preferable to awaiting trial behind bars. John successfully negotiated this outcome. I highly recommend this attorney.
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Posted by George | October 19, 2013
Fantastic duo!
I had just graduated a well respected university and had job interviews lined up when I got in trouble and was facing a felony charge for auuw and misdemeanor possession in Chicago. I called john and right away he made sure that I was well informed of everything that was about to take place. For a while I thought my life was over and I was going to have to battle through life with a felony on my shoulders. With this team of lawyers, John and his partner Jim, you can feel the comfort that you are being represented by a very professional and knowledgable duo. With their devotion to my case they were able to get all my charges dropped and have given me a second chance at life. I would highly recommend calling this duo if you find yourself in a bad situation like I got myself into. The way these two attack each case with such professionalism gave me peace of mind that I was being represented by a couple of the best you can find. Thank you again to this duo for giving me a second chance.
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2012
The Best Criminal Defense Attorney Around
I was represented by John in June of 2012. He was able to keep the punishment to a minimum and was at all time professional, trustworthy and reliable. I can give my unequivocal endorsement of his skills as an attorney and his overall manner in and out of the courtroom.
Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2012
Highly recommended
I had two charges against me and John was able keep me at ease from the moment I retained. He handled my case with professionalism, and I am happy with the results of my case. I highly recommend giving John a call if you are looking for a criminal defense attorney.
Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2008
Protected me from false DB and Interference charges
Related to a very messy civil divorce, this lawyer saved my career and quality of life. Alienation of my children by my ex-wife led one child to set me up for a DB and interference charges. John was confident he could bring out the truth of the incident from my daughter, in a way she would learn the responsibility of doing such a thing. I was found NOT GUILTY ON A DIRECTED VERDICT (I idid not have to testify) due to the diligent and unrelenting background work by Jim and his partner James Dimeas of Legal Defenders. (legaldefenders.com) I thank them immensely.
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2008
Excellent Attorney
John is a very responsive, helpful attorney and one whom I'd recommend without reservation. He handled my matter with exceptional attention to client service, honesty, and care. I went into court knowing that he was a consummate professional who took his work and clients seriously. As someone who knew nothing about the court system with which I was involved, his expertise made the experience stress-free. Additionally, his law partner, James Dimeas, was constantly available to answer any and all inquiries I had regarding my case. This kind of commitment is highly laudable, and I'm very glad I was represented by him and his firm.
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2008
Saved me from serious trouble.
I was in a unfortunate situation looking at a felony charge. Mr. Ioakimidis took the case very seriously and got my charge reduced. I dont know what I would of done with a felony on my record, Mr. Ioakimidis really helped me out. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2008
BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY
Wow what can I say about John except for the fact he is extremely knowledgable in his field and is very trustworthy. John takes the time to review all of the information with you and make sure that you fully understand what is going on. He works around the clock when he's working on your case. One of the other things that I like about John is that he's sincere and he truly cares about his clients. Its not just about winning a case with him. I highly recommend John to anybody who is going through foreclosure/bankruptcy because not only is he a good genuine person, he has helped me save my home not once but twice.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2008
Great Attorney
John is the kind of attorney you want fighting for you. He is honest, straightforward and fully advised me of my rights and options. His no-nonsense approach to resolving issues expedited the legal process and resulted in cost savings. He returned my phone calls promptly and was easily accessible via his email and cell phone. He treated me with respect, not just another case. I trust and highly recommend him.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney / Partner
  • Legal Defenders, P.C.
  • 2004 - Present
  • Attorney / Partner
  • Chicago Lawyers Group, PC
  • 1995 - 2004

Education

  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Master of Arts
  • 1997
  • Western Michigan University - Thomas Cooley Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990
  • Lane Tech High School
  • High School Diploma
  • 1986
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. B.R.
  • Case Dismissed
  • State V. DO
  • Felonies reduced to a single misdemeanor without a criminal conviction.
  • State of Illinois V. ND
  • DUI charges reduced / Drivers License Reinstated
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Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2017
  • Hellenic Bar Association at WMU Cooley Law School
  • President
  • 1993 - 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Invitation Selection
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Rated as Superb Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Rated as Excellent Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Graduate Scholarship
  • Northeastern Illinois Univeristy
  • 1990
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Lincoln Park High School
  • Criminal Law Issues
  • 2008
  • Mayor Daley's Kid Start Program
  • Criminal Law issues
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

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Given (17)
Endorse John
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an outstanding attorney who zealously and passionately represents his clients in a professional manner!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John's advice is thoughtful and thorough."
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Loakimidis is a skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a knowledgable attorney and offers thoughtful and practical advice in response to criminal law questions. I would highly recommend his services to anyone seeking high quality and zealous representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John came to my attention here on Avvo. He offers thorough and detailed legal information very helpful to people seeking guidance here. I also see he has an impeccable reputation in his community, both among clients and colleagues. I would not hesitate to send someone to him for help."
Unknown Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Loakimidis is a well respected and valued member of the legal community. Highly recommend"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Other
"I know this attorney through the Avvo community and having observed his client reviews and answers to all manner of questions posted, I endorse this attorney as he has a thorough knowledge of the law and is well respected and a great asset to the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know attorney John Loakimidis through the Avvo community. Having reviewed his written materials and experience, I would certainly recommend him. His detailed responses and thorough explanations provided in Avvo displays his vast knowledge of the law. He is an asset to the legal community.I endorse this lawyer"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am familiar with John Loakimidis through the AVVO community of attorneys. Based upon my review of his answers to questions, endorsements by other attorneys and positive reviews by his clients, it is without hesitation that I endorse John Dimitrios Loakimidis as a top-shelf criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Ioakimidis has a profound understanding of criminal defense and is a passionate, zealous advocate. I endorse Attorney Ioakimidis."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Ioakimidis has a strong knowledge of the law as reflected by his Avvo posts. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He had provided an Outstanding analysis and answers on several issues that I have taken note of and he is highly respected among his peers as a leader in his field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. John is a great attorney and an even better man. I've known him for many years personally and professionally; he is of the highest professional and personal integrity. I would not hesitate to hire John as my personal attorney, nor would any other lawyer that I know; he is truly a lawyer's lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is an exceptional attorney who never forgets his clients best interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known John for over 20 years. John is one of the most knowledgeable and responsible attorneys that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. John is that rare attorney who really cares for his clients. He is knowledgeable and knows his way around the courtroom. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I strongly recommend John Ioakimidis."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with John for over ten years. He is an excellent attorney who aggressively fights for his clients. John is well known in the field and possesses the intellect, maturity and refined courtroom skills that assure that his clients are in good hands. Most importantly, I believe John to be an individual of impeccable integrity. John has my highest recommendation."
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Chicago Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer John Dimitrios Ioakimidis
John Dimitrios Ioakimidis
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 29 years
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