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Laura Jean Hoover

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2009
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Laura J Hoover, Attorney at Law
420 West Huron Street
Chicago, IL, 60654

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Posted by Diana | March 16, 2015
Relief from a Nightmare
I contacted Laura J Hoover after being forced into an emergency move from what had seemed like a dream apartment. I had moved into a beautiful gut rehab in Chicago's up and coming West Wicker Park neighborhood and it seemed like my dream apartment. During my eight months there, however, the place turned into a nightmare. Just a couple of months after moving in, the place flooded with backed up sewer water during a really bad storm. The landlord brought over a carpet cleaner right away and ripped up the carpet. He promised to come back to replace the carpet padding and fix the very damaged walls, but never did. A few months later, the water heater in the apartment broke and damaged more walls. Again the landlord promised to come back at a later date to fix the damage and never did. As the winter approached the apartment started to get colder and colder, even though I kept turning up the thermostat. At one point it was so cold in my bedroom that I could see my breath! To top it off, my 2yr old daughter kept getting sick! I called the landlord and wrote him letters, but he refused to do anything stating that all I needed to do was turn the furnace up. I called the city inspector and it was found that the average temp of my apartment was way below the legal limit even though the thermostat was set to 85! After I moved out, the landlord refused to give me back my security deposit instead claiming that I owed rent for not finishing the lease. That's when I contacted Laura J Hoover. She was really great about explaining my rights to me and agreed to take my case. I was worried that it would be too time consuming to file a suit along with working and raising my daughter. I wondered if getting my security deposit back would even be worth it. But after I gave her my documentation, Laura took care of the rest. I barely lifted a finger. She even managed to track down the landlord after the address I gave her turned out to be false. It did take a little while to get things rolling, mostly because it was so hard to serve the landlord, but I never had to appear in court or even speak to that landlord again. Laura was really great about keeping me updated throughout the whole thing. Best of all, she got me my security deposit back along with her court fees, so I didn't actually end up paying anything! I am very happy with the way things turned out. I hope I never have to go through such an awful experience again, but if I have any problems in the future, I won't hesitate to call her!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 6.4 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • L. Smith Legal Help
  • 2010 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Lawyerlink
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Contract Attorney
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Joseph P. McCaffery & Assoc.
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Law Clerk/Intern
  • Michigan State Appellate Defender's Office
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Board of Directors/Litigation Supervisor
  • Free Legal Aid Clinic, Inc.
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Student Attorney
  • Free Legal Aid Clinic, Inc.
  • 2007 - 2008
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  • Wayne State University Law School
  • J.D.
  • 2009
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • B.A.
  • 2006
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • B.A.
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re Cassidy Anjoski; 283 Mich. App. 41,. 770 N.W.2d 1 (2009)


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Constance Baker Motley National Moot Court Competition
  • American Constitution Society
  • 2008
  • Political Science Award
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • 2006
  • Fr Edmund F Miller SJ Service Award
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Outsourcing Bootcamp: How To Do More With Less
  • Law Practice Management & Technology
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
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Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Friend
"I have had the pleasure of working with Laura in the past. She always works hard to know the law in order to get the best outcomes for her clients. I fully endorse Laura as a peer and encourage anyone seeking help with any landlord tenant issues to contact her office."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Chicago Landlord or tenant Lawyer Laura Jean Hoover
Laura Jean Hoover
Landlord or tenant Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 14 years
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