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Gal Pissetzky

Trusted Chicago Defense Attorney

Gal Pissetzky

Gal Pissetzky combines his vast legal knowledge with his superior understanding of the court systems to provide the best possible defense for his clients. He will listen to his clients, conduct a thorough and comprehensive investigation, and analyze the applicable law in light of the specific facts in order to pursue the best defense possible.

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"Litigation, arguing and advocating is my passion."

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Mr. Pissetzky is a well-respected member of the legal community. He has represented many clients in high-profile cases, and is frequently quoted in the press. He regularly appears on TV as the legal consultant/advisor regarding high profile criminal cases.

Experience

Attorney Pissetzky devotes his life to defending the rights of those accused of a variety of state and federal criminal felony charges. Mr. Pissetzky has taken over 100 cases to trial both before a jury and before a judge. He has litigated Fourth and Fifth Amendment motions in which law enforcement violated his client's Constitutional rights. Mr. Pissetzky has handled multi-issue complex trials and appeals. He has argued before the Illinois Supreme Court, as well as numerous Illinois and Federal Appellate Courts. His practice focuses on defending clients accused of large-scale drug crimes, white collar crimes, murder, attempted murder and other violent crimes, gun offenses, and sex offenses, as well as any criminal forfeiture proceedings that occur as a result of the criminal charges.

He has been vigorously representing clients in both the state and federal court systems for well over a decade. Located in Chicago, he represents clients throughout Illinois and the country. Mr. Pissetzky prides himself on providing superior client service. He is truly dedicated to protecting the rights of his clients and preserving their future.

Mr. Pissetzky began his successful career as a defense attorney in 2002 after spending four years with the Cook County State Attorney's Office. He obtained his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School. He is a member of the Illinois Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • Polish
  • Spanish

License

  • Illinois Active And Authorized To Practice Law 2000

Work Experience

  • Partner at Pissetzky & Berliner, LLC (2006-present)
  • Partner at Meczyk & Associates (2002-2006)
  • Assistant State's Attorney at Cook County State's Attorney's Office (2000-2002)

Education

  • J.D., John Marshall Law School, Chicago Law, 2000
  • B.A., University of Illinois, Chicago Criminal Law and Political Science, 1997

Awards

  • Rising Star Super Lawyer, 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2009
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers American Trial Lawyers Association, 2007
  • Cum Laude John Marshall Law School, 2000
  • Honors University of Illinois, Chicago, 1997
  • "10 Best Client Satisfaction" attorneys by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • "Top 100 Trial Lawyers: Illinois" by The American Trial Lawyers Association

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OUR CRIMINAL DEFENSE VICTORIES

  • CASE DISMISSED CASE DISMISSED AFTER STATE REFUSES TO COOPERATE
    People v. IP (2014) Mr. IP was arrested for possession of a large amount of a controlled substance after Chicago police executed a search warrant. Arguing that the information in the search warrant was fabricated, Mr. Pissetzky filed a Motion to Produce Informant. Against the odds, the judge granted the motion and ordered the State to produce the informant. When the State failed to do so, the judge dismissed the case.
  • Dismissed People v. AH
    AH was charged with possessions with intent to distribute a large amount of cocaine. Mr. Pissetzky litigation skills led to the dismissal of all charges against AH.
  • Case Dismissed Motion Granted, Case Dismissed
    People v. RMC – Chicago police officers received information that a 2 kilo cocaine deal was going to happen in a garage. They set up surveillance and saw RMC pull into the garage in car. When he walked out of the garage, the Chicago police officers arrested him. While the officers searched the garage and car, they found 2 kilos of cocaine in the car. Mr. Pissetzky and another attorney filed a Motion to Suppress the Arrest and Quash the evidence. After a highly contested hearing, the judge held that the Chicago Police officers violated RMC’s Constitutional rights under the 4th Amendment, and Granted the Motion. The prosecutor had no choice but to dismiss all charges against RMC.
  • Not Guilty on All Counts People v. AB
    AB was charged with child pornography, criminal sexual abuse and criminal sexual assault. Although the State made several offers on the case, Mr.Pissetzky and another attorney demanded trial. At trial, Mr. Pissetzky cross-examined the State’s witnesses and proved that AB did not know that the victim was under 18 years of age. After listening to the evidence, the judge found AB NOT GUILTY on all counts.
  • Sentenced Reduced Heroin Conspiracy
    USA v. DA – 2011 – Mr. DA was charged in one the biggest Heroin busts in Chicago. DA was facing a mandatory life sentence under the Federal Rules because he was a repeat offender. After long negotiations, Mr. Pissetzky was able to demonstrate that DA was not part of the conspiracy and convinced the judge to sentence DA to only 37 months. All other charges were dropped.
  • Not Guilty Not Guilty: possession of cocaine with the intent to deliver
    People v. JB – 2011 – Mr. JB was charged with 3 other co-defendants with possession of cocaine with the intent to deliver. Although the State’s attorney made a very low offer for a plea, Mr. Pissetzky advised JB to proceed to trail. During a bench trial, Mr. Pissetzky proved to the judge that JB did not have any knowledge of the drugs that were recovered from the car of the co-defendant. Although the police testified that they saw the drug transaction, Mr. Pissetzky convinced the judge that the state did not prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. The judge found JB NOT GUILTY on all charges.
  • Case Dismissed People v. ARP
    ARP was charged with a Class X felony of Possession with Intent to Distribute cocaine . After careful review of the police reports, Mr. Pissetzky filed a motion to quash and suppress evidence. At the hearing, Mr. Pissetzky proved to the judge that that the Cook County Sheriff that stopped ARP search ARP’s car illegally. The judge Granted the motion to quash and suppress and the case against ARP was Dismissed.
  • Not Guilty People v. RT
    RT was charged with Possession with intent to deliver half a kilogram of Heroin. RT was facing a Class X Felony. Chicago police officers executed a search warrant at his home where they seized the Heroin. Mr. Pissetzky demonstrated to the judge during cross examination that RT did not have the required knowledge that the Heroin was at the home. The judge found RT Not Guilty.
  • Not Guilty People v. H
    People v. H- H was charged with the first degree murder of 3 people. The prosecutor had two witnesses that claimed they were with H when he committed the murders. After receiving the discovery from the prosecutor, Mr. Pissetzky and his team conducted their own investigation and uncovered that someone else committed the murders. At trial, Mr. Pissetzky cross examined the prosecutions witnesses and exposed their lies. After the prosecution rested their case, Mr. Pissetzky moved the court to dismiss all charges and find H not guilty. The Judge agreed with Mr. Pissetzky and found H Not Guilty of all charges dismissing the case.
  • Reduced Charges People v. VR
    VR was charged with possessing hundreds of child pornography pictures and movies on his computer. VR was facing a minimum sentence of at least 30 years in prison. After receiving the discovery from the prosecutor, Mr. Pissetzky and his team conducted their own investigation into the allegations. With the help of his computer expert, Mr. Pissetzky was able to determine that law enforcement was using a specialized program to search private home computers. Mr. Pissetzky requested that the prosecution produce the program so it could be validated and reviewed for its accuracy. The judge ordered a hearing regarding the program, but the prosecution did not want to reveal its secrets. The prosecutor instead reduced the charges and made VR an offer that he couldn’t refuse.

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