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Over 19 Years of Trial-Tested Defense

Experienced. Aggressive. Prepared.

At Pissetzky & Berliner, LLC, our attorneys have over 15 years of proven experience handling state and federal felony charges of all complexities. Whether you are being charged with a serious sex crime or a white collar crime, we are dedicated to providing representation that delivers proven results.

Why Choose Us?

  • Award Winning Counsel
  • 19+ Years of Experience
  • Hundreds of Cases Handled
  • Personalized Defense Strategies

There are few things more frightening than being arrested for a crime – when faced with life-altering penalties, you should not hesitate in securing the defense you need to combat these allegations. At Pissetzky & Berliner, LLC, we pride ourselves in going above and beyond in building the best possible defense on your behalf.

At Pissetzky & Berliner, LLC, we are known for our:

  • Impressive Track Record:
    We have obtained reduced charges, dismissals, and acquittals in high-profile cases that were deemed unwinnable by many attorneys.
  • In-Depth Knowledge:
    We have a vast knowledge of state and federal felony criminal laws, including creative defense strategies available to you.
  • Client-Focused Service:
    We are focused on providing personalized services that are accessible and attentive to our clients' needs.
  • Cutting-Edge Defense:
    We collaborate with a host of experts in forensic science, toxicology, accounting, computer technology, and all other relevant disciplines in your case. Our defenses are based on science and thorough research of the law.
  • Extensive Courtroom Experience:
    Our lawyers have argued cases before the Illinois Supreme Court, Federal Appellate Courts around Illinois, and Deferral Courts nationwide.

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Game-Changing Courtroom Advocates

We are true trial attorneys who are always prepared to take a case to court. We know how to prepare a strong defense and how to effectively present a case in front of a judge and jury. As experienced litigators, clients and other attorneys often come to us when they need trusted courtroom advocacy. When the stakes are high in serious state or federal felony cases, you can count on our team to fight for you.

For all your state and federal felony charges, turn to a team with a trusted reputation, experience, and knowledge. Inside and outside of the courtroom, we are prepared to fight until we reach the best possible outcome.

Call Pissetzky & Berliner, LLC at (312) 883-9466 to learn more about how we can defend you. Se habla Español, Mówimy po polsku.


    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. AMM

    People v. AMM - Mr. AMM was charged with trafficking over 100lb of marijuana. Officers can to a home he was renting and after entering and searching the home, they seized over 100lb of marijuana. Mr. Pissetzky filed a motion to suppress evidence arguing that the officers entered the home without a warrant or consent. After a hearing in which Mr. Pissetzky impeached the testifying officer and exposed his lies, the Judge granted the motion and the case was dismissed.

  • 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.


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