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Darryl A. Goldberg

Darryl A. Goldberg

  • Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, DUI & DWI ...
  • Florida, Illinois
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Biography

Chicago criminal defense attorney Darryl A. Goldberg is an aggressive advocate who is no stranger to high profile cases or the high stakes world of federal court.

In his federal criminal defense practice, Mr. Goldberg assists individuals throughout the United States who are or may be the focus of federal criminal investigations (pre-indictment), and individuals who have already been formally indicted or charged and are facing prosecution in any of our nation's federal district courts.

Although Mr. Goldberg offers effective criminal defense representation against any type of federal charge, his primary focus is on defending individuals charged with white collar crimes such as mail fraud, wire fraud, mortgage fraud and similar offenses, and with drug charges such as conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute, importation and related offenses, including money laundering and tax fraud, and related asset forfeitures.

In the course of his criminal defense practice, his clients have included professional athletes, celebrities, doctors, lawyers, accountants, and law enforcement officers.

In Chicago, Cook County and northern Illinois, Mr. Goldberg also represents individuals charged with serious state court felonies, including murder, attempted murder, aggravated battery and armed robbery; sex offenses such as criminal sexual abuse or possession of child pornography; and felony drug offenses such as possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, drug trafficking and drug sales, and manufacturing or distribution (delivery).

Mr. Goldberg is an active member of numerous bar associations and professional organizations, including a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has also chaired committees and written articles for the American and Chicago Bar Associations, and he regularly appears on national and international television and radio programs as a legal commentator.

Education
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
J.D. (2003) | Law
Honors: cum laude
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. (2000)
Honors: Angel Scholar; Dean's list
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Professional Experience
Founder / Attorney
Law Offices of Darryl A. Goldberg
Current
Partner
Meczyk Goldberg
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Assistant Corporation Counsel
City of Chicago Corporation Counsel's Office
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Responding to the Middle-of-the-Night Call
American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Speaking Engagements
Speaker/Participant in panel and solo discussions on substantive white collar criminal defense and investigation techniques, Northwestern Law School, White Collar Crime Class, Chicago, Illinois
Northwestern University School of Law
Speaker/Participant in panel and solo discussions on substantive white collar criminal defense and investigation techniques, Northwestern Law School, White Collar Crime Class, Chicago, Illinois
Northwestern University School of Law
Speaker/Participant in Chicago-Kent College of Law Criminal Law Society/ White-Collar Crime Panel, White-Collar Crime Panel, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago-Kent College of Law Criminal Law Society
Speaker/Participant in US Department of State sponsored delegation from China roundtable discussion on wrongful convictions through the International Visitor Leadership Program, involving high-profile Chinese lawyers and professors, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Bar Association
Speaker/Participant in US Department of State sponsored delegation from China roundtable discussion on wrongful convictions through the International Visitor Leadership Program, involving high-profile Chinese lawyers and professors.
Case Law Update, Illinois and United States Supreme Court, United States and Illinois Supreme Court, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Bar Association
Going Solo as a Criminal Attorney, Starting Your Own Law Practice
Awards
A+ Rating
Better Business Bureau
Since 2014
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023
Top 100
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Selected: 2012-2023
Top One Percent
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
2015-2017
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
2012-2017
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
2018-2021
Litigator of the Year
American Institute of Trial Lawyers
Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers
2012-2017
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Top 10 Under 40
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Client Satisfaction Award
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
2014
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2014
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
2012-2014
Professional Associations
Chicago Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Criminal Law Committee 2008-2017; Young Lawyers Section Co-Chair Criminal Law Committee 2005-2011
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Section of Litigation, Trial Evidence Committee, Criminal Evidence Subcommittee Chair 2006-2017; YLD Criminal and Juvenile Justice Committee Vice-Chair 2006-2007
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Life Member
Current
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Illinois State Bar Association
Member
Current
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The Florida Bar
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Illinois
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6th Circuit
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7th Circuit
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U.S. District Court District of Nebraska
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U.S. District Court Eastern & Western Districts of Michigan
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U.S. District Court Eastern & Western Districts of Wisconsin
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U.S. District Court Northern & Eastern Districts of Texas
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U.S. District Court Northern & Southern Districts of Indiana
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U.S. District Court Northern, Central & Southern Districts of Illinois
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U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
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U.S. District Court Western District of New York
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United States District Court District of Columbia (D.C.)
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    On civil rights and personal injury cases
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    White Collar Crime
    DUI & DWI
    Civil Rights
    Discrimination, Employment, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Cannabis & Marijuana Law
    Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Health Care Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
Additional Practice Areas
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • Asset Forfeiture
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Polish
  • Spanish: Spoken
Legal Answers
Q. Are there different camera views on police vehicles in Illinois ?
A: Most police squad cars that are equipped with cameras have front facing cameras (commonly referred to as "dash cams") as well as rear cameras and/or rear-view mirror mounted cameras that monitor occupants in the backseat area.
Q. What is Illinois statute 720 5/12-21.6(a)?
A: That is an older statutory citation for Endangering the Life of Health of a Child. It has been renumbered in the Criminal Code under 720 ILCS 5/12C-5. This can be a very serious allegation that can be charged as both a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on whether a conviction would result in the first or a subsequent violation of this section, or most seriously when it results in the death of a child.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Chicago Criminal Law Blog
Contact & Map
Law Offices of Darryl A. Goldberg
Chicago Office
33 N. Dearborn St., Suite 1830
Chicago, IL 60602
Telephone: (773) 793-3196
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Law Offices of Darryl A. Goldberg
Miami Office (By Appointment Only)
260 95th Street, Suite 206
Surfside, FL 33154
Telephone: (786) 319-9864
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: Phone available after hours for emergency criminal defense matters