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Dmitry N Feofanov

Consumer protection Attorney at Lyndon, IL

4.5   12 reviews

also known as The Mad Rhino

  • Licensed for 29 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1994
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2017

About Dmitry

Learn Dmitry’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Consumer protection

    27 years, 100 cases

  2. Lemon law

    27 years, 300 cases

This Mad Rhino charges evil car dealers (and only slightly less evil car manufacturers) for fun and profit.  If your new car has a recurring problem (3 more more repairs)--call me.  If you bought a used car and you think a car dealer lied to you--call me.  I am familiar with the following areas of law (some might even call me an expert):  warranty law, consumer fraud law, odometer law, Truth In Lending, and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.  If you bought a used car, chances are at least half a dozen of consumer protection laws were broken.  My clients do not pay me for my work, they only pay filing fees and third-party costs.  If you are looking for a lemon law lawyer, obviously you have a car problem.  I am sorry it happened, but life goes on, and, with a bit of luck, perhaps we would be able to turn the tables on the evildoers.  Ready!  Charge!!!

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ChicagoLemonLaw.Com, P.C.
404 Fourth Ave W
Lyndon, IL, 61261-9514


4.5 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
Posted by Dave | December 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This Guy Is Amazing
The man has a sense of humor. I mean he really does he’s a riot! Not only is he funny but he is very good at what he does. I had a dealer sell me a car that was rusted so badly it was pretty much a total loss and he got me a very good deal it did take awhile but that’s the court not him. If you got taken advantage of CALL THIS MAN.
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Received a free consultation.
Quick, to the point, and very specific. Pointed me in the right direction in less than 30 minutes on consumer protection and warranty laws. Thank you, Dmitry.
Posted by Shelly | January 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful Attorney
I posted a question on Avvo a while back regarding a car leased from Nissan. The paperwork was completed by myself and then the dealership typed in the info with a higher yearly wage amount and job info that wasn't correct without me knowing, or signing it before sending it in to the loans department. When finding out what was done, I was told by Nissan Corp. that they can come take the car back anytime claiming I frauded the paperwork. I wasn't sure how since my paperwork completed had true info and the paperwork the dealership sent in wasn't true, nor did I sign it. Attorney Feofanov replied to my question and suggested to call him. He was pleasant to deal with and very helpful. With his help, I was able to get out of the lease and got everything taken care of the right way and I thank him for everything.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Tough with a personality
I posted a question on Avvo late one evening and Mr. Feofanov replied, he then let me know I can call him if I am still up. He talked to me for a good while (at least 20 minutes). His free consultation was the best of all the attorneys' I've spoken to about this matter (while others were confused he knew exactly what I was going through and he knew the exact next steps). I highly recommend this "no nonsense attorney" if you are fighting for your rights against big auto makers or large auto dealers.
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Posted by Wills Chang | March 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer ever!!
Dmitry never waste any time to process my request. He is friendly and a lot of fun to work with. He also lays out what he is going to do for me. I was able to make the right judgement because of that. I am glade I have him as my lawyer!
Posted by Steve Lipsey | January 4, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Negligent motorcycle repair
I posted a question on AVVO regarding a negligent repair to my motorcycle. Dmitry Feofanov quickly responded to my inquiry and offered exceptionally good advice.
Posted by Kristin | August 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
My husband and I hired Dmitry to help us with a Kia Sorento that had some major electrical issues, several of which were related to the air bag light. Dmitry was terrific. He gave us excellent advice and works with a team of expert consultants to lend our case credibility against the Kia Corporation. He was able to settle our case with Kia out of court due to his excellent advice and us following it so closely. We basically drove the car free for 3 years after the settlement and used the money toward a down payment on a Honda! Dmitry is a great communicator and will always let you know what is going on with your case and he has a fun personality to work with as it is being resolved. Thanks for everything you did for us Dmitry!
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Posted by Ramon | February 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
After purchasing a used car online that was shipped from IL to MD, I had a suspicion it as a salvaged vehicle. My suspicions were true and when I asked for my money back in exchange for the car which I would personally pay to ship, the dealer declined and stated they could buy the car back for $2K less than what I purchased for it. I was infuriated and scrambled for an attorney. I was referred by one law firm to “a guy that handles these kind of matters.” That guy was Dmitry “The Mad Rhino” Feofanov. Dmitry handled matters on my behalf with professionalism, fervor and finesse; always keeping me abreast of possible outcomes and new developments with constant communication by phone and email. After 12 months of consulting and representation, Dmitry was able to win me a fair settlement that I was happy with as matters were settled out of court. If you ever encounter unfair treatment with used car dealers or believe you might be a victim of purchase a lemon car, CALL DMITRY FEOFANOV and see if you got a case.
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Posted by Tamika | August 3, 2014
Great attorney!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dmitry is a great attorney. He handled an odometer rollback case for me. He does what he can to get your money back. He is awesome!!!!!!!!!!:)
Posted by Tyrone | January 24, 2012
Five-Star Attorney
If you have a crappy vehicle, cannot get the help you deserve from the dealership, then this is the person you should call. Outstanding professionalism and representation. I highly recommend Dmitry to everyone that think that they might have a "Lemon". He helped me to get my problem solved and my money back. Five-Stars!
Posted by Roe | June 23, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Not Enough
He partially answered my question, but said he could answer it better if I he could see documents pertaining to the case. So I replied to his message asking him how I could send him copies of the documents, and I never heard from him again.
Posted by Jordan Baron | January 30, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I was provided Dimitri’s phone number. After about three minutes on the phone, he decided to hang up. He was arrogant, disrespectful, impatient, and since he only has 11 reviews in the last 29 years, I would stay away from even contacting this guy.
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AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2017.

Censure issued in IL, 2017
updated on 08/22/2017

Censure means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Founder and Owner
  •, P.C.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Partner
  • Brooks, Adams & Tarulis, Naperville, IL
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Brooks, Adams & Tarulis, Naperville, IL
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Assistant Professor of Piano
  • the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • 1981 - 1984
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  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2007
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • M.M.
  • 1980

Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • Portuguese


  • The Jefferson Herald, Jefferson City, Iowa
  • A Day of Shame
  • 2010
  • Toccata Press
  • Shostakovich Reconsidered
  • 1998
  • Tennessee Law Review
  • Luna Law: The Libertarian Vision in Heinlein's The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
  • 1995
  • Hofstra Law Review
  • Defining Religion: An Immodest Proposal
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • Autofraud Converence
  • Now to Interview a Potential Lemon Law Client
  • 2012
  • Autofraud Conference
  • New Developements in Autofraud Litigation
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (5)
Endorse Dmitry
Consumer protection Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Feofanov is a fierce advocate for his clients and regularly gives of his experience on Avvo."
Consumer protection Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Feofanov are consistently accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Lemon law Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dimitry and I have been on the opposite sides of many lemon law cases. I consider him a worthy opponent AND if I had such a claim he would be the first guy I would call."
Lemon law Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dmitry is a highly skilled and brilliant jury trial lawyer. He put the same time and effort to developing his skills as a trial lawyer that he put into his original career as a recorded concert pianist. Our firm has worked with Dmitry on at least 20 cases including class actions and complex business disputes along with car and RV fraud or breach of warranty cases. We also refer clients to him because of the high regard with have for his abilities and skill."
Consumer protection Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I regularly work with Dmitry as co-counsel and our firm refers cases to him. He is a brilliant and tenacious trial lawyer who goes the extra mile in every case. He also literally wrote the training book in Illinois for lawyers on automobile fraud issues. If you bought a crappy car you came to the right place."
Lemon law Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There are very few lawyers who concentrate their practice in fraud and lemon law, and Mr. Feofanov stands out among those few. He is incredibly knowledgeable and persistent. If a client is wronged, Mr. Feofanov is the attorney to help makes things right. A plus is his engaging personality and persistence. I highly endorse this lawyer,"
Unknown Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Dmitry since shortly after I began practicing law. Before and during my first lemon law trial, Dmitry generously offered his time and excellent advice to help me, even though he was half way across the country. If you need a lemon law or fraud lawyer, call him. You won't regret it."
Consumer protection Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A fierce advocate for victims of deceptive trade practices..."
Lemon law Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of knowing Dmitry for several years after meeting him at consumer rights conferences. Dmitry is highly experienced and deeply committed to vindicating his clients' rights under the laws protecting consumers from auto dealer fraud including "lemons"."
Lemon law Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the pleasure to work with Dmitry on legal matters and have personally gotten to know him. He has the highest ethical standards and is willing to go the extra mile for the client. He has a strong work ethic and a great personality. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. There are very few attorneys in the US who understand car sales fraud practices and the applicable law as well as Dmitry does. Just as important, he knows the legal procedures and process inside the courtroom too. Add that to his extraordinary knowledge of the Lemon Law and you've got one of the best Consumer Law attorneys in the country. If you have a question about a car sales problem or a lemon vehicle, odds are Dmitry is your answer. I highly recommend him to you."
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Lyndon Consumer protection Lawyer Dmitry N Feofanov
Dmitry N Feofanov
Consumer protection Attorney
Lyndon, IL
Licensed for 29 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2017. See details