So many law firms are like being in a taxicab. As soon as you get in, they put the child safety lock on and they’re going to circle the block until the meter hits whatever they want to bill you. You don’t get that here. It’s not about the clock.

ROB WILSON | PRESIDENT | THE WILSON COMPANIES

“So many law firms are like being in a taxicab. As soon as you get in, they put the child safety lock on and they’re going to circle the block until the meter hits whatever they want to bill you. You don’t get that here. It’s not about the clock.”

ROB WILSON | PRESIDENT | THE WILSON COMPANIES

ABOUT US

We’re business owners helping fellow business owners find the very best legal solutions, both proactively and reactively. We help our clients deftly avert future problems and efficiently resolve those that arise today. How do we do it? We outwork the competition. We’re all-in, we’re disciplined, some would say we’re relentless.

We’re on a team together, and your time and money is every bit as valuable as ours. So the concept behind our rates is simple: you choose what suits your business whether it’s flat fee or hourly. And even when it’s hourly, we’re not big clock watchers.

David treats our company like it was his own. He hurts when we hurt, he bleeds when we bleed, he thinks about us even in the off hours. I’ll get an email Saturday afternoon, he’s at the ballpark, ‘I’ve been thinking about this,’ and that endears him to me because he’s not just going through the motions.

GEORGE HARVELL | VICE PRESIDENT | VELSICOL CHEMICAL

“David treats our company like it was his own. He hurts when we hurt, he bleeds when we bleed, he thinks about us even in the off hours. I’ll get an email Saturday afternoon, he’s at the ballpark, ‘I’ve been thinking about this,’ and that endears him to me because he’s not just going through the motions.”

GEORGE HARVELL | VICE PRESIDENT | VELSICOL CHEMICAL

He’s like a Venn diagram, he’s somewhere in the middle of nice and friendly + strategic and relentless. Very few litigators are in that space. David is proof that good guys sometimes finish on top. It’s a privilege to work with him.

STEPHEN GALLER | EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL COUNSEL | THE HABITAT COMPANY

“He’s like a Venn diagram, he’s somewhere in the middle of nice and friendly + strategic and relentless. Very few litigators are in that space. David is proof that good guys sometimes finish on top. It’s a privilege to work with him.”

STEPHEN GALLER | EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL COUNSEL | THE HABITAT COMPANY

David clearly understands that it’s better for clients to stay out of court and avoid the thorny disputes even if it means less work for him. That’s why we trust him, call him a friend, and keep coming back.

STEPHEN GALLER | EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL COUNSEL | THE HABITAT COMPANY

“David clearly understands that it’s better for clients to stay out of court and avoid the thorny disputes even if it means less work for him. That’s why we trust him, call him a friend, and keep coming back.”

STEPHEN GALLER | EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL COUNSEL | THE HABITAT COMPANY

Quite simply David is responsive, effective, and delivers creative solutions while striking the right balance of compassion, humility, and assertiveness – a combination rarely seen in attorneys today.

ZACH LEVESTON | SENIOR DIRECTOR GLOBAL ENGINEERING & INNOVATION | TEMPEL

“Quite simply David is responsive, effective, and delivers creative solutions while striking the right balance of compassion, humility, and assertiveness – a combination rarely seen in attorneys today.”

ZACH LEVESTON | SENIOR DIRECTOR GLOBAL ENGINEERING & INNOVATION | TEMPEL

CONTRIBUTING

GOODMAN LAW GROUP | CHICAGO is grounded in the belief that connecting with people and contributing to our Chicago community should be the animating element of work both paid and volunteer. Please see our Giving page to learn more about our charitable contributions

For David, contributing is further expressed outside of the office in his efforts to develop the next generation of legal professionals by mentoring at Chicago Legal Charter Prep, managing summer associate programs for law students, serving as a presenter on a variety of continuing education topics including basic trial skills and discovery, serving as chair of the litigation department for a mid-sized law firm in Chicago, and speaking publicly on a number of legal topics.

In addition, David is on the Board of Chicago Run, and is a member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Juvenile Justice Mentoring Initiative, guiding and mentoring teenage men on parole.

For Bonnie, contributing is an extension of her geriatric psychotherapy practice. Drawing upon her work for the Alzheimer’s Association, Friend Center (assisted living for people with dementia), and Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation, Bonnie is able to provide her professional and personal communities with her uniquely comprehensive and in-depth perspective around aging issues including loss, illness, mental health, Alzheimer’s disease education and treatment, and care options.

For Jacqueline, contributing is a reflection of family values. Raised by a father who co-authored the Illinois Hate Crimes Act, Jacqueline is on the Board of the Anti-Defamation League and a member of its Civil Rights Action Committee. She’s also on the Board of The Decalogue Society of Lawyers and co-chairs their Committee Against Anti-Semitism. As a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Jacqueline has performed in the annual Bar Show since 2011.

For Kalli, contributing means volunteering with Deborah’s Place, an organization that helps homeless women in Chicago get back on their feet.

And for Rose, contributing is multi-faceted. She serves on the Executive Board for the Palos Heights Woman’s Club as Corresponding Secretary; on the Executive Board of GFWC Illinois Third District as Recording Secretary; and on the Library Board of Trustees / Palos Heights Library as Recording Secretary.

David is a friend to the guy on the corner if need be. Counselor, attorney or not, he’s just that type of person. He really cares.

ZOLLIE CARRADINE | CEO | ASHLAUR CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

“David is a friend to the guy on the corner if need be. Counselor, attorney or not, he’s just that type of person. He really cares.”

ZOLLIE CARRADINE | CEO | ASHLAUR CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

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