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Tatiana Dominika Czaplicki

Real estate Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   40 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2001
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Tatiana

Learn Tatiana’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    Conducted hundreds of residential and commercial real estate closings. I have extensive experience representing developers and am familiar with and able to navigate through the nuances of a developer contract for purchasers. Extensive contacts within the real estate community make for effective networking for both residential and commercial real estate needs.

    18 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    Successfully defend municipal and statutory traffic codes and violations ranging from misdemeanors to felonies. Speeding, Aggravated Speeding, Suspended Licenses, DUI etc. Represent drivers in hearings before the IL Secretary of State for Driver's License reinstatement after DUI

    23 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    Successfully defend municipal and statutory traffic codes and violations ranging from misdemeanors to felonies. Speeding, Aggravated Speeding, Suspended Licenses, DUI etc. Represent drivers in hearings before the IL Secretary of State for Driver's License reinstatement after DUI

    23 years

  4. Criminal defense
    After successfully prosecuting 1000's of cases as an Assistant State's Attorney for a period of 5 years, my knowledge base in this area of the law provides me with the background necessary to successfully defend criminal cases in private practice.

    23 years

  5. Expungement

    18 years

Tatiana brings years of knowledge, contacts and expertise to her practice, which includes Residential Real Estate, Reinstatement Hearings before the Illinois Secretary of State for Driver's License Reinstatement following DUI, etc, Criminal Defense, Traffic Offenses, and DUI matters.  A former prosecutor with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, she gained extensive courtroom experience prosecuting thousands of cases involving both property offenses and violent crimes in a variety of assignments, both civil and criminal.

Tatiana has extensive experience in real estate, land use and development. She has conducted hundreds of residential and commercial real estate closings in addition to having presented several matters in front of the City Council regarding zoning and land use issues.  Tatiana's past experience includes the successful negotiation and drafting of several high end commercial and residential leases and contracts. And, while with her former employer, she helped win the zoning change for a large local planned development and shopping center.  Extensive contacts within the real estate community make for effective networking for both residential and commercial real estate needs. 

In addition to her real estate practice and experience, Tatiana's trial experience includes well over one hundred bench trials and five jury trials to verdict. In her tenure at the Cook County States Attorney’s Office, she conducted hundreds of felony preliminary hearings and prepared cases for indictment. She has extensive knowledge of and first hand experience within the criminal court system and with law enforcement agencies. Tatiana's experience in these environments gives her an edge in defending criminal defendants.

Bi-lingual attorney, fluent and literate in the Polish language. Alternate languages spoken by firm attorneys: Spanish and Greek.

Referrals available for Civil, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Wills/Trusts/Probate, Bankruptcy as well as other areas of the law.



Law Office of Tatiana D. Czaplicki, PC
5356 West Diversey Ave
Chicago, IL, 60639

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Posted by Vlad | December 13, 2018
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Excellent services for the closing in Chicago
Tatiana was helping us with the closing of a condo in Chicago. She supported us throught the whole process. Tatiana was very responsible and knowledgeable on the subject matter, guiding us throughout the whole process and answering our 'thousands' of questions. Tatiana is a great attorney with whom it is easy and great to work. Therefore, I strongly recommended Tatiana, if you require legal services.
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Posted by Anthony | April 19, 2018
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First Time Home Buyer In Chicago
Tatiana helped me purchase my first home. She was extremely knowledgeable and responsive. She guided me through all the necessary steps and took the time to explain the many questions I had throughout the process. Her fees where fair and I would not hesitate to work with her again on another purchase.
Posted by Erin | November 18, 2017
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Get the job done right the first time.
Tatiana worked with us on re-titling our home. Anyone who has been through a real estate transaction knows how rife the process is with delays, mistakes and issues in Cook County. Quit claim deeds and re-titling involves water certificates, tax ID's and a plethora of other departments. I called Tatiana to help us with the process and she got everything taken care of for us quickly, efficiently and cost effectively. The scope of the engagement was described in great detail, she was prompt on all inquiries and reviewed all materials to make sure we didn't run into any issues during the process. Don't think twice - hire Tatiana for all your legal needs. She's tenacious, hard working and incredibly detailed. She is also easy to talk to and is never too busy to answer a question. A true professional, an expert in the field. She will always be my go to real estate attorney.
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Posted by Janina | November 17, 2017
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Real Estate Attorney
Very knowledgeable and effective Real Estate Attorney! She explained all the paperwork, and made sure that we understood every step of the home purchase. From the first consultation through the contract signing, which was negotiated as much as possible in our favor and explained to us in detail, to the closing table we knew we were in good hands. Thanks to Ms Czaplicki's legal expertise, the purchase of our house was actually a very pleasant experience. We would recommend Ms Czaplicki to others without hesitation.
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Posted by Courtney | November 17, 2017
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Trustworthy and Dedicated
Tatiana has assisted me twice in the purchase and sale of my properties. During this stressful time, Tatiana was knowledgeable and highly responsive which resulted in timely closings for all parties involved. Her willingness to pick up the phone at any time during the day or evening eased many concerns throughout this process. Perhaps the most important characteristic she brings to the table is her perseverance - regardless of the obstacles that were presented, Tatiana always managed to find the perfect resolution.
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Posted by Gustavo | October 28, 2015
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Great experience working with Tatiana. She's amazing!
She helped me with a speeding ticket and made it a seemless experience for me. She was very professional but also very friendly and caring. She explained the process to me and got me the outcome I was looking for. I had tried reaching out to multiple lawyers before her but they took too long to get back to me. She was very quick to respond. I'm very happy to have had seen her profile on this website. If you're looking for someone to have your back and go above and beyond, look no further. A+++
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Posted by Michael | August 27, 2015
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Excellent Criminal Defense
I contacted 8 different lawyers when looking for someone to represent me in a property damage case. Of those 8 I only found 2 to be knowledgeable, understanding, and realistic. Tatiana took the time to discuss details and possible outcomes in the case while keeping my expectations realistic and in check. The case ended up being thrown out initially; Tatiana did warn me it could be re-instated and it was. At the second court date Tatiana was quick to correct the prosecutors statements regarding the case and after some back and forth with the judge and prosecutor my case was dismissed on my second court date. When criminal matters were over Tatiana took the time to explain that I may still have civil liabilities and instructed me on how to handle such a situation.
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Posted by Colin | April 7, 2015
The BEST for Illinois Secretary of State Hearings
I hired Tatiana for my Secretary of State driver’s license reinstatement hearings and couldn't be more pleased with her services. Tatiana has gone above and beyond what is expected of an attorney. She is extremely professional, easy to work with, and also very affordable. She really is an attorney who works for you, which is very hard to find these days. I HIGHLY recommend Tatiana for anyone looking for an attorney specializing in Illinois Secretary of State hearings.
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Posted by Claire | April 4, 2015
So pleased that I hired Tatiana to do my closing.
I highly recommend Tatiana as a lawyer for closings. She is knowledgable, efficient, accessible and kept me informed. Always a step ahead to keep the process running smoothly. It was a pleasure working with her.
Posted by Mary | December 2, 2014
Realtor Recommended
I have been working as a Realtor for 13 years. During that time, I have dealt with many real estate attorneys. I’ve had a difficult time referring clients to them because many are either tough to get a hold of, seem annoyed when you call with a question, or are like 'The Great and Powerful OZ' and don’t want to talk with you directly. You must deal with their administrative assistant. The attorney I refer is a reflection on me, the agent. After discussing my lawyer issues with a lifelong friend, she suggested that I talk with Tatiana Czaplicki. Tatiana was a very pleasant surprise. She has helped to sway my opinion of attorneys. She has worked with my clients and me on several closings, including the sale of my parent’s house. Although she is busy, Tatiana is always very responsive and highly professional. Yes, I would say she goes above and beyond. She is also very “human” and compassionate. I hold Tatiana Czaplicki with high regard and regularly refer her to my clients and colleagues. When I recommend Tatiana, she makes me look good. :-)
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Posted by Angie | December 1, 2014
Speeding Ticket
I was very pleased with how quick Tatiana was in returning calls, emails, texts, etc. I appreciated her honesty and how she made me feel so much better with just one phone call. I don't live in Illinois and was unsure where to turn but Tatiana gave me direction. She was able to reduce the fine and I did not go to jail or lose my license. I am very grateful for all of her help. Thank you, Tatiana!
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Posted by Patty | December 1, 2014
Outstanding service!
I work with the public and am very detail oriented. Tatiana did an outstanding job helping us with the sale of our father's house. She answered all of our questions thoroughly and if she was not certain of the answer, consulted others more familiar with the specific situation. She was very timing in her responses, not just during the 9-5 business day. I would highly recommend Tatiana to anyone without reservation and wish she was available for other legal situations.
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Posted by Jodie | April 25, 2014
Made Selling Process Stress Free!
Tatiana has been incredibly responsive and patient in explaining everything for my closing, costs, etc. What could have been a very overwhelming process became much easier with her handling everything. She made sure I was informed every step of the way and was extremely organized. Highly recommend!
Posted by Lauralea | October 6, 2013
Service with a personal touch
Excellent service! Tatiana assisted me with all my needs for a fair price. Her personalized service made me feel that my case was important and carefully handled. She provided answers to any questions I had and was patient with me throughout the process. A real client centered attorney!
Posted by Pamela | September 16, 2013
Chicago's best
New to Chicago and not familiar with the real estate market and all its legalities, I cringed at the fact I had to hire a new lawyer, past experience with real estate purchase gave me the impression it was all about their gain more than my protection. Tatiana was recommended by a friend and what a big blessing to have her on my team. I was able to capture in her initial introduction that she cared about my protection, she listened to every concern I had, she was patient and at times helped me “see the light and the end of the tunnel” thru a very lengthy process, she was available and always ready to answer questions. I recommend Tatiana to all my friends and coworkers because she is trustworthy and cares for your interest.
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Posted by Mihai Dragnea | September 4, 2013
The best Lawyer
I had the privelage to work with Tatiana, and I want to let you know that I had a great experience with her, she is very knowlegeable, very friendly, and she looks out for my best interests. I will definately recommend her to anyone who wants to use a good lawyer. Keep up the good work, Thank you Tatiana.
Posted by Jose | January 12, 2013
This was the first time I needed the services of a lawyer. Didn't know what to expect. Tatiana was very helpful and informative from the first time we spoke on the phone. Down to earth person that stuck with me all the way to the cashier where I had to pay my fines. Definitely worth the money, and I recommend for any traffic violations.
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Posted by Krystal | July 31, 2012
Thank you so much Tatiana you are truey the best. You worked my case for me with no problems. I am kinda glad I got the ticket because I got the chance to met you...LOL !! Thank you again!
Posted by Claire | July 15, 2012
Real Estate Closed: T. Czaplicki
Throughout my entire messy closing process: both of the sell and buy, T. Czaplicki "had my back." She brought up concerns and issues I would have not known to address, and resolved them professionally, fairly, and to the best of my advantage. She was extremely knowledgeable and thorough. She also kept in regular constant communication was excellent at following up on open items. I would strongly recommend her to anyone and look forward to working with her again.
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Posted by Mihaela | June 5, 2012
Review of Tatiana Czaplicki
My husband and I hired Tatiana to help us with the purchase of our first house, and we couldn't be happier. We dealt with a less-than-helpful loan officer at our bank, and there is no doubt in our mind that the purchase would not have been made in a timely manner if Tatiana had not pushed really hard on our behalf to make things happen! She was always available when we needed her, very knowledgeable, and last but not least friendly and understanding. We close the deal between Christmas and New Year, and had to wait for a document to arrive at a later date. Tatiana sent it over to us promptly. Last week, almost 6 months after we bought the house, we came across an issue regarding our home insurance. We didn't know whom to contact, so in the end we called Tatiana. She got in touch with someone else and helped us a great deal, as usual. We had a great experience with Tatiana and cannot recommend her enough!
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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Arbitrator
  • Cook County Mandatory Arbitration
  • 2008 - Present
  • Owner/President
  • Law Office of Tatiana D. Czaplicki, PC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Kolpak & Lerner
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2006
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  • DePaul University - Center for Dispute Resolution
  • Certificate in Professional Achievement
  • 2000
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • DePaul University
  • BA
  • 1994


  • Advocates Society (Chicago)
  • 2008 - Present
  • Women's Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2001 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Polish

Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (24)
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Real estate Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Tatiana for many years now and she has always been an excellent source of information for me when I'm looking for second opinions or additional perspective on something. She is caring and diligent, always thinking of and acting in her clients' best interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Tatiana for several years now, while I was working as Prosecutor and now as a Criminal Defense Attorney. Tatiana is highly skilled in advocating for her clients and she carefully analyzes her client’s cases to determine the best course of action."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of meeting Tatiana through mutual colleagues after going into private solo practice in 2007. Since then I have relied on her keen legal insight, knowledge, and skill on numerous occasions for both Real Estate Transactions and Criminal Defense cases. I have referred clients to her when I couldn't represent them myself and have gotten nothing but excellent feedback. I recommend her without hesitation - whether looking to refer a client or consult with her as a colleague."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tatiana is the go to attorney for her clients on many matters. A true testament to the trust and respect she has earned through her experience and client representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mrs. Czaplicki. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact her first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tatiana is an excellent attorney,"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the pleasure of going to law school with Tatiana. I saw her work ethic when we were in school, and it has clearly continued. As a fellow lawyer, I am quick to judge other lawyer conduct and work ethic, and I can honestly say, she excels at both."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her posts demonstrate her deep understanding of complex legal issues. Her answers are always thoughtful, accurate, and they evidence his genuine interest in helping people"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the pleasure to work with Tatiana as opposing counsel on a number of matters. She is a formidable advocate and any person would be fortunate to have her as his attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tatiana since we worked together as prosecutors. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a criminal attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had many occasions to observe Tatiana's demeanor and work ethic and can only give her the highest praise. I would have no hesitation referring cases to her as I know she would handle the manner with the utmost professionalism."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met this attorney through the Illinois State Bar Association. She is a very zealous representative on behalf of her clients. She goes above and beyond in her efforts to obtain a great result for her clients. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Business Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Tatiana and I attended law school together in Michigan. Since I have known her, she has been a hard worker and committed to the legal profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tatiana has always interacted with clients, lawyers and judges with respect and professionalism. She is a great colleague and resource. I highly recommend her and look forward to working with Tatiana in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Tatiana and I are in the same peer to peer lawyer group. Most of my practice is traffic and DUI. Tatiana has a great grasp on the issues and I am sure her ability to speak Polish benefits many of her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've found Tatiana's advice and knowledge to be very helpful in answering my criminal and traffic questions. I do not hesitate to refer potential clients needing her services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Ms. Czaplicki while she was an Assistant State's Attorney and observed her diligently represent the people of the State of Illinois. Since such date, Ms. Czaplicki has expanded her career into real estate, criminal defense, and traffic defense. I've seen Ms. Czaplicki continue to use her zest and charisma in all her endeavors. She is extremely pleasant and caring to all of her clients, but fierce when need be. I highly recommend Ms. Czaplicki."
General practice Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Attorney Czaplicki is involed with the legal community, very knowledgable of the law, and very skilled with legal strategies. Attorney Czaplicki is sharp, professional, and persuasive. I would easily refer cases to Ms. Czaplicki."
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Chicago Real estate Lawyer Tatiana Dominika Czaplicki
Tatiana Dominika Czaplicki
Real estate Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 22 years
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