How much are lawyer’s fees in Chicago eviction cases?

The following information is for example purposed only. Please consult an Attorney.

Lawyer’s fees for Chicago eviction cases can vary considerably.  There are lawyers who are volume practitioners, often for a management company with several buildings.  You may be able to secure their services for as little as $100.00 per case plus court costs.  Be aware that they will file 50 to 100 cases at a time, so they do not have the ability to give your case individual attention.  They have certain filing days, which may not be the first available date after service of your eviction notice.  They have certain court days and will not check service of the summons until the court date, when they will find out if they have service or not.  Lawyers who will give your case individual attention usually charge between $400.00 and $500.00 a case for non-jury evictions.  If a tenant files a jury demand or shows up with a lawyer, or if the case is a commercial eviction, if an agreement cannopt be arrived at quickly the case will be billed on an hourly basis, often at $200.00 to $350.00 per hour.  Nevertheless, eviction cases are technical in nature and a seemingly “little” mistake can result in a landlord starting over, at considerable cost.  Using a lawyer well versed in eviction law is a sound investment.  At the Law Office of STARR & ROWELLS we have over 25 years of experience in eviction work.  If anyone has any questions, Please contact us at 312-346-9420.

Timothy Rowells
Attorney at law
312 346 9420

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