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David Scott Olshansky

Criminal defense Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2000
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Practice area
  1. Criminal defense

    24 years, 5,000 cases

Giovannini & Olshansky is an established litigation law firm located in Chicago, Illinois. For almost 40 years, we have dedicated our practice exclusively to criminal defense. Our attorneys have defended against almost every type of crime. We have a strong track record of obtaining favorable results during negotiations, trial and the appeals process. Through skilled legal service and personalized attention, we are committed to providing a level of representation that rivals any criminal defense firm in the nation.

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David Scott Olshansky
216 S. Jefferson Street Suite 101
Chicago, IL, 60661-5696
Giovannini & Olshansky
216 S. Jefferson Street
Suite 101
Chicago, IL, 60661
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David was an outstanding attorney and helped me out immensely. I had an ex girlfriend steal my dog placing an order of protection on me to make it difficult for me to get him back. Not only did we win the order of protection case David was also able to get it vacated altogether. Due to Covid this dragged on for over a year. In the process he was also able to obtain a separate hearing for the issue of dog custody in which I was awarded my Pup back. When all was said and done I was worried my wallet was going to take a beating but he was so straightforward and honest that he actually capped my bill at what a normal Order of Protection costs and didn’t charge me for all of the Covid based continuances. At no point did he sell me snake oil. He was blunt and direct the entire process. If you’re looking for a sly attorney who will promise you the world but not deliver David is not your guy. He’ll shoot you straight the entire time & go to bat for you.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Professional, Experienced, and Helpful
David is great. He listened intently to what I had to say, and he was honest in what he said. Through our conversations, David demonstrated his vast experience and expertise in his field. He clearly outlined how the legal process in my case would proceed. Throughout our interactions, David showcased his helpfulness and professionalism. You are in good hands with David Olshansky.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Giovannini & Olshansky
  • 2000 - Present


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Miami
  • BBA
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Criminal Law: Obstruction Charges; Not Guilty
  • Not Guilty
  • Criminal Law: Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon, Not Guilty
  • Not Guilty
  • Criminal Law: Motion to Suppress Granted, charges dismissed
  • Dismissed
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  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • DUI Overview
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (10)
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Unknown Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a sharp witted, outside-the-box thinker who brings these attributes to the table for his clients' benefit."
Unknown Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Olshansky is a highly experienced and well respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Olshansky is one of the finest criminal defense attorneys in his state. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David as an opponent when I served as a prosecutor for over a decade and now know him as a fellow defense attorney. David is not afraid to fight for his clients in court and I have seen him argue many successful motions. David is also well known for his trial skills arguing some of the most serious cases in front of judges and juries across Illinois. David knows how to evaluate a case and convey options to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Olshansky both personally and professionally for a number of years now and I can honestly say he exudes competence in the law and compassion for his clients. I highly endorse Mr. Olshansky."
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