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Sally Pissetzky Steele

Chicago Family Law AttorneySally Pissetzky Steele

Sally's practice is centered around domestic relations and domestic violence as a litigator, a mediator, and a collaborative attorney. She knows that each family has its own unique dynamics, and her job is to help her clients successfully meet the goals they have for their family. Whether the issue is orders of protection, allocation of parental responsibilities (custody), parenting time, child support, divorce, or enforcing her clients' rights under the law, Sally will put their needs and expectations first and foremost to get a successful outcome.

Sally has had some of the best mentors in the field to help form her unique experience in domestic relations. She knows when it is appropriate to fight vigorously for rights, and when to try to work collaboratively to achieve the best outcome in a realistic timeframe. Sally has achieved countless positive results both through judgments, orders, and agreements for her clients.

In the field of domestic relations, Illinois law provides the rules and guidelines that attorneys must follow to achieve results for their clients. Sally believes that when the law is on her client's side, but a judge or opposing party does not recognize those rights, vigorous litigation is essential to achieve her client's goals. Other times, when financial and circumstantial constraints present themselves, mediation or collaborative law can best achieve her client's goals and rights within the law in a shorter time for lesser fees. As such, Sally confidently practices as a litigator with courtroom experience, and also holds a certificate in Divorce Mediation from the Northwestern School of Professional Studies.

Additionally, Sally has extensive experience prosecuting and defending orders of protection in both civil and criminal settings. Protecting the safety and well-being of victims of domestic violence is an essential part of her practice. At the same time, defending the rights of those accused of domestic violence is equally important, in order to truly protect those in need and avoid the inappropriate use of domestic violence courts to achieve unintended results.

Sally is open-minded and ready to fight for the best outcome for her clients. Call her for a consultation about litigation, mediation, and collaborative law in the context of your situation. She looks forward to speaking with you and helping you achieve your goals.

Think you may have a case? Contact us at (312) 883-9466 to schedule a confidential consultation!
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OUR CRIMINAL DEFENSE VICTORIES

  • Dropped All Charges after Motion USA v. Client O

    USA v. Client O - After a complex investigation into child pornography on the internet, federal agents obtained a search warrant to search O’s home and work computers. A forensic review of the devises seized revealed child pornography and O was charged with Possession and distribution of child pornography and altering a hard drive to obstructed the investigation. Mr. Pissetzky and his team used their own forensic expert to examine the computers and discovered that the Agent lied in his affidavit for the search warrants. After filing a motion to suppress the warrant, the government conceded and dropped all child pornography charges. O pled guilty to obstructing the investigation and received a sentence well below the guidelines.

  • Not Guilty Wrongfully Accused of Murder and Attempted Murder: Not Guilty
    MH had been wrongfully accused of murder and attempted murder. Mr. Pissetzky tried to explain to the State’s Attorneys that they had the wrong man, but it fell on deaf ears. Mr. Pissetzky then demanded trial , and after a week of relentless cross-examination, the jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY on all charges – NOT GUILTY of murder and NOT GUILTY of attempt murder – in less then two hours!!
  • Sentence Reduced Pissetzky Saves Defendant from Crack-Cocaine Drug Conspiracy and Other Drug Charges
    (USA v. SO (2010)) – In 2008, the DEA arrested SO for taking part in a large crack cocaine drug conspiracy. At the preliminary hearing, Mr. Pissetzky was able to demonstrate that SO was not involved in the overall conspiracy, and eventually SO was indicted on only two drug transactions he allegedly conducted. During plea negotiations, Mr. Pissetzky convinced the government to dismiss the actual drug charges, and SO pled guilty to a much lesser charge. SO was originally facing over 10 years in prison. At the sentencing hearing before Judge Zagel, Mr. Pissetzky convinced the Judge to sentence SO to time served (roughly 24 months).
  • Not Guilty Marijuana Trafficking Not Guilty
    People v. BR – NOT GUILTY verdict by a jury. BR was charged with Marijuana Trafficking over 1100LB. Mr. Pissetzky and another attorney tried the case to a jury. After a three day trial, the jury deliberated for less then two hours finding BR Not Guilty.
  • Not Guilty People v. GE
    Finding of Not Guilty! GE was charged with possession with intent to deliver a kilogram of heroine, a class X felony carrying a minimum of 15 years in prison. At trial, Mr. Pissetzky proved that the prosecutor did not have sufficient evidence to show that GE ever possessed the drugs.
  • Dismissed USA v. DD
    DD was charged with selling narcotics and was charged in Federal court in Chicago. Mr. Pissetzky was able to present to the prosecutor enough evidence to convince the prosecutor to dismiss all charges against DD.
  • 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.
  • Case Dimissed Motion to Suppress Heroin Granted
    People v. AP – After Chicago Police officers walked up to AP after he parked his car, they searched him and the car and found about 1/2 a kilo of Heroin. AP was arrested and charged with a Class X felony. Mr. Pissetzky and Mr. De Leon filed a Motion to Suppress Heroin and Quash AP’s arrest. During the hearing, Mr. Pissetzky proved to the judge that the officers lied and that they violated AP’s Fourth Amendment Rights. The judge granted the motion and the State’s Attorney had no choice but to dismiss the case.
  • Case Dismissed Motion Granted Case Dismissed
    People v. RW – RW was charged with a Class X Felony of Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana. Chicago Police Officers stopped RW after they saw him place 2 large UPS boxes in the trunk of his car. The officers believed that the boxes contained marijuana. After the stop, the officers searched the car and recovered the boxes. The boxes in fact contained a large amount of marijuana. Mr. Gal Pissetzky, along with co-counsel, filed a Motion to Quash Arrest and Suppress Evidence claiming that RW was illegally stopped and searched. During the hearing, Mr. Pissetzky cross examined the Chicago Police officers and proved to the judge that the officers acted illegally and violated RW’s Constitutional Rights under the Fourth Amendment. The judge granted the Motion and all charges against RW were dismissed.

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