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A Results-Oriented Approach to Criminal Defense
At The Chicagoland Law Firm, we are proud to have a team of highly skilled lawyers and dedicated support staff who genuinely care about the needs of our clients.
Our primary area of practice is Criminal Defense, and we represent clients charged with all types of charges – from Retail Theft and DUI to Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Aggravated Assault, Attempted Murder and Murder. We also have years of experience with Expungement and Record Sealing.
Our team-based approach allows clients to enjoy success in courtrooms in Chicagoland and across the state of Illinois.
We have offices in Chicago and Downers Grove. Call us at (630) 550-5242 for a free consultation today.
Meet Our Attorneys
James Yrkoski, Senior Attorney
Attorney James Yrkoski puts a unique insight on the Illinois criminal justice system to work for clients. As a former correctional officer with the Illinois Department of Corrections, he witnessed the injustices the system produces on a daily basis. It’s an experience that fires his passion to fight aggressively for clients.
In almost 30 years before the bar, James has earned a reputation for honest, forthright and zealous representation. A proactive advocate, he’s adept at negotiating with prosecutors and skilled at crafting defense strategies that achieve the best possible outcomes from complex legal issues.
A 2019 Lawyer of Distinction, James holds a law degree from the University of Nebraska. He is licenced in Illinois, New York and Nebraska. He also has practiced internationally.
The team he leads shares his belief that clients deserve representation that’s efficient, effective and affordable. It’s a commitment evident in the sound and substantive legal counsel that The Chicagoland Law Firm provides and in the outcomes achieved for clients.
Jonathan S. Goldman, Felony Trial Attorney
Seasoned criminal defense Attorney Jonathan S. Goldman has over a decade of trial experience in Chicago, in Cook County, and the surrounding area. He has secured numerous acquittals at trial for clients and has successfully led trial teams in felony jury trials. He enjoys a reputation as a tenacious advocate for clients and is well-respected by prosecutors, judges and peers alike.
Jonathan has appeared before the Illinois Prisoner Review Board seeking executive clemency and pardons for clients. He has extensive experience in the expungement and sealing of criminal records.
A graduate of DePaul University Law School and the University of Wisconsin, Jonathan is licensed to practice in Illinois. Before becoming an attorney, Jonathan worked as an Emergency Medical Technician. He puts his experience as a first responder on crime scenes and in medical emergencies to use for clients. His knowledge of the criminal justice system helps clients navigate through Chicago and Cook County cases. Since becoming a lawyer, Jonathan’s motto has been “Everyone has the right to an attorney…You have the right to Jonathan S. Goldman!”
What Should You Expect if you Retain Us?
- Results-Oriented Representation
- An Experienced Team of Compassionate Advocates
- Competent Guidance
- Expert Trial Representation
- Assertive Negotiations
- Professional Service
- Responsiveness to client concerns
- Continuous communications throughout your case