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Ian Berliner

Chicago Criminal Lawyer

Ian Berliner

Ian B. Berliner of Pissetzky & Berliner, LLC provides skilled legal services to clients in Chicago and surrounding communities. He is passionate about protecting his clients' rights and has superior negotiation skills, a trait that makes him an effective criminal defense lawyer.

Mr. Berliner received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law after completing undergraduate studies at Indiana University. While in law school, he gained valuable legal experience working for a Chicago-based defense firm. Mr. Berliner is licensed to practice in Illinois and before the U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit. He is a member of the Chicago, Illinois and American Bar Associations.

Mr. Berliner is a well-respected member of the legal community and has been named one of Illinois' Rising Stars in 2010 and 2011 by Super Lawyers® magazine. He is active in pro bono and community service activities and has been a member of the Board of Directors of Children's Oncology Services, Inc. since 2006.

Education

  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology, 2005
  • B.A., Indiana University School of Law, 2002

Professional Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association

Contact Ian Berliner at (312) 883-9466 to talk about your charges.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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. FR
    FR was charged with predatory criminal assault, and 4 counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault. During a week long jury trial, Mr. Pissetzky exposed the alleged minor “victim” as a liar. In addition, Mr. Pissetzky call witnesses to testify to the true nature of the “victim”. After grueling cross-examinations, the jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty on all charges.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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