|Category:||Criminal Justice Attorney|
|Address:||225 W Washington St Suite 2200, Chicago, IL 60606, USA|
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My son had a very difficult case that involved domestic battery; DUI and driving on revoked and was looking at some serious lock up time not to mention a state’s attorney’s office that seemed to want to set an example with my son’s life. We called Mr. Garfinkel and I was impressed with his straight forward, to the point and honest attitude. He looked into things and told us his plan. The situation was very complicated due to the states attorney dragging things out for a year, and Mr. Garfinkel never gave up he is a very determined lawyer and delivers what he says. My son’s case went to trial and watching Mr. Garfinkel in action is an amazing sight, it’s like watching a master at his profession and very impressive. Mr. Garfinkel won the case in one of the most difficult counties in the Chicago area and I can understand why they never stood a chance once it was his turn. My son is at home with his family and will tell you he will forever be indebted to Mr. Garfinkel for finding the proof that he should not go to prison. I as the mother of the defendant will never be able to thank Mr. Garfinkel enough for saving my only son from a horrible situation. I would recommend Mr. Garfinkel without hesitation and he will always be our family lawyer. Results you can count on and the professionalism, devotion to the client, and the skill and integrity that is not easily found today. Do not hesitate for one second if you want the best because you have found it.
A Private User
Egomaniac. Unethical. Unprofessional. Dishonest. Garfinkel lied with his first words in our initial meeting and never stopped lying. I witnessed five judges telling Garfinkel that he was not above the court and that he needed to respect the court and his client. Judge McCarthy told Garfinkel that (1) he neglected his client, (2) Garfinkel should do his client a favor and send another lawyer in his place next time and (3) Garfinkel should have some class and decency and admit when he was wrong, which Garfinkel didn’t do. Garfinkel made up reasons for not moving forward with a particular judge and then, after collecting payment, would immediately leave because he had concurrent court appearance for a different client. Garfinkel didn’t show up for a hearing and then didn’t show up for my trial! While waiting in the court room I learned that Garfinkel also didn’t show up for another client’s trial. When Garfinkel does show up conversations are extremely difficult because Garfinkel won’t stop talking long enough to hear anyone else speak. There’s a reason that Garfinkel is his own one man circus shop and not with a law firm that would require professional and ethical behavior; Garfinkel wouldn’t last a week if he was held accountable for his actions. I’m contacting the BAR association and the Better Business Bureau regarding Garfinkel’s
Back in November I wrote a review (please see below) on how great of a job Mr. Hal Garfinkel did on helping rescind my summary of suspension to receive my drivers license back. Just when I thought I witnessed a defense attorney at his best, I did not. I recently had my DUI trial take place, when I caught site of all the witnesses the state prosecutors were able to get to attend the trial, I thought I was done, did not think I had a chance to come out victorious on this case. I was wrong, Hal would not go down without a fight and I when say this I’m DEAD SERIOUS! His knowledge of the law is unbelievable; his cross examinations on the arresting officers and civilian witnesses is incredible. State prosecutors did not know what hit them; words can’t describe how aggressive Hal is when the doors close in a court room, because of Hal I am now able to return to my normal life and not have to worry about having a DUI on my record. As I mentioned in my previous review, Hal was the right attorney to hire. I called the individual that referenced Mr. Hal Garfinkel to me and thanked him for such a great recommendation. Hal is dependable, determined, and last but not least he is the best of THE BEST! To anyone in need of a criminal defense lawyer, please look no more, HAL GARFINKEL IS YOUR GUY!! Thank you for your dedication Hal!!
Hal is a great attorney! I have hired him several times, and I have to say, he is a miracle worker. Hal is well connected and does exceptional work; so you can trust that you are in good hands if you hire him. My most recent case was a felony drug offense (3 counts of delivery), which ended up resulting in a slap on the wrist 410 probation. The judge wanted to bury me after several positive drops, but Hal was able to get the judge to keep me on 410 probation and out of jail. He is reasonable in his prices and he takes care of business. Once you experience his passion for law, aggressive cross examination tactics, and relationships with prosecutors and judges; you will understand what you paid for and realize it was money well spent. Criminal cases are very stressful, but all you have to do is trust him and you WILL be fine. I am forever grateful for Hals work. He helped me get my life back. Hal has been in this game for a long time and he knows whats up.
CPD came to my house without a warrant and found some bogus guns and drugs in my house. I was later charged with a Super Class X Narcotics Trafficking Case. I was facing 12-60 years in jail. My friend recommended attorney Hal Garfinkel. We interviewed a number of well known Chicago criminal defense attorneys but thankfully we chose Hal. From the start of my case, he fought so hard for my freedom. Mr. Garfinkel explained to me the risks of going to trial rather than accepting a plea agreement. Hal said there were no guarantees if we went to trial but he told me to trust him. We had a jury trial at 26 and California and the jury found me Not Guilty in less than an hour. Hal, I cannot thank you enough for believing in me and fighting so hard for my freedom. If you are charged with a serious drug case, call Hal Garfinkel. He will fight for you and do everything in his power to protect your freedom.
In my line of work, having a DUI on your record is a serious problem and I was facing just that when I hired Hal Garfinkel. He may be unconventional at times but he works extremely hard for his clients and he knows the law EXTREMELY well. I was facing a serious DUI case with a BAC level of .197 in Cook County and facing paying serious fines, community service, and much more. Mr Garfinkel fought brilliantly to suppress the breathalyzer, the initial stop, and essentially made it so that all the evidence against me was dropped and there was no case. Mr Garfinkel is a great lawyer and I absolutely recommend him if you are facing any type of DUI issues. He will fight and win for you!
Hal is wonderful to work with. He took the time (extra time) to explain all legal jargon, details of my case, as well as my options. Hal was easily reachable and respond promptly to all my questions, concerns, and needs. Not only was he friendly but very experienced and knowledgeable. In the end he did EXTREMELY well by me. He saved me TONS of money, and negotiated the best possible outcome that I could hope for. I would definitely seek his servicies again, but hopefully will not find the need. It was comforting to know I had such quality representation working on behalf.
I was under investigation by the FBI for a crime I did not commit. I was at a loss as to how to go forward. A friend of mine suggested I contact Hal Garfinkel. From the moment I met him, I felt relaxed and safe. He walked me through the entire process from start to finish. While he made no promises or guarantees, he promised me he would fight and continue fighting until the truth came out. In the end, I was cleared of all charges. I have my name and reputation back and I owe it all to Hal. If you are charged or under investigation, I highly suggest you contact Hal.
My husband was charged with felony speeding in a construction zone. Hal Garfinkel exceeded my expectations in Joliet, IL. With his representation, He was able to have a felony speeding in a construction zone reduced to a petty misdemeanor. Had he not had his representation, his career and family would have greatly suffered. I was especially impressed by how he was able to professionally and accurately resolve my husbands case. I would highly recommend Hal to any of my friends and would not hesitate to retain his services should they be required in the future.
I was lucky to have Hal referred to me by a friend. I gave him a call he personally answered and immediately started looking into my case. I got a dui in April of 2016. All the odds were against me but Hal looked at me in the eye said he was going to fight for me and he did by my second court date he was successful in rescinding my statutory summary suspension. I defiantly recommend Hal to be by your side in the court room. He does not give up and is very intelligent, aggressive and passionate about what he does.
Hal Garfinkel gave me a second chance at life and for that I am eternally grateful to him. In November of 2013, I was arrested and charged with a gun possession. Due to the hard work and intense work, he was able to get evidence suppressed, a rare feat in the state of IL. Hal is a dedicated and skillful attorney who will fight for his clients. Making mistakes happen in life and I am glad that I had Hal fighting for me a second chance. Thank you Hal.
I hired Hal M. Garfinkel to represent me for a Class X narcotics case before Judge Flemming at 2650 South California. I was facing 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Hal was tremendous. He fought hard for me and cross examined the police officers to the point that they could not even keep their stories straight. In the end, Judge Flemming acquitted me of all charges and I am a free man today. I owe my life to Hal.
Was referred through a mutual acquaintance and left a voicemail one morning, which Hal returned promptly that day. After discussing details, he ran me through the murky legal process, clearly illustrated a plan to remedy the matter, and represented me professionally in court. He worked efficiently, delivered exactly as promised, and I would recommend his services to anyone in need of quality legal counsel.
This lawyer is the bomb. My man was arrested for a bogus Federal credit card scam and he was looking at 120 months in a Federal Institution. I asked around and located Mr. Garfinkel. We worked out a deal with the Feds. My boyfriend was released without charges. I would highly recommend attorney Hal Garfinkel if you need an aggressive, smart, kick-ass lawyer to cover your back.
When I needed to find an attorney for my brother, Hal was the first person to not only listen to situation, but also provide a plan of action. He was open and honest about the options available in our situation, and he kept me informed throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend Hal to anyone in need of a criminal lawyer in Chicago.
Hi my name is hoon and i got caught driveing on suspended and revolked dl ,and it was my fourth time! Hal is the man hey got me out of the mess.after he had a conference with the judge And the states attorney in the back of the court room he came out with a smile and i knew the case was beat.highly recommend this guy!!!!
Hal is a great attorney. He was always available to answer questions or to be the calm voice I needed to hear. He was very professional and you could tell he knew his way around in a court of law. I would highly recommend Mr Garfinkle if the need arises. 5 stars all the way. Thanks Hal.
Luis Manzo Sanchez
Hal Garfinkel is one of the best attorneys in the City of Chicago he has helped me through my cases from start to finish. If you need someone who can think outside the box and can give you the best legal advice and options for your case this is the guy to see.
I must say that I am extremely happy with my services!! Mr. Garfinkel was very professional. He helped my husband to get no jail time. He always answered the phone when I called, he was available, punctual, and reliable. His prices are also very reasonable.
I have known attorney Hal Garfinkel professionally and personally for over 20 years. He is an aggressive and passionate criminal lawyer. I highly endorse Hal, and if I or any family member needed the services of a criminal defense lawyer, I would hire Hal.