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Gal Pissetzky

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Chicago, IL

Pissetzky Law LLC
35 East Wacker Dr, Suite 1980
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 872-282-3500
Fax: 312-939-1616
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012
Licensed in Illinois Since: 2000
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Cannabis Law
Languages Spoken: English, Hebrew, Polish, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Gal Pissetzky, a founding partner at Pissetzky Law LLC, located in Chicago, Illinois, is a respected criminal defense attorney with over 20 years of experience. Over the course of his successful legal career, Mr. Pissestzky has litigated hundreds of cases in Federal and State courts around the country. He has vast experience defending those accused of both state and federal crimes such as drug crimes, violent crimes, murder, sex offenses, white dollar crimes and other serious felony criminal offenses. Mr. Pissetzky also argued appeals before the Illinois Supreme Court, and Federal and Illinois Appellate Courts.

Mr. Pissetzky and his team of experienced lawyers speaks English, Polish, and Spanish, allowing them to serve a diverse range of clients. He has been involved in many high profile cases, which has resulted in recognition by groups, including the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys and the American Association for Justice. Mr. Pissetzky’s work on behalf of clients has also resulted in his cases appearing in various news articles, and appearances as a legal consultant for a variety of television programs. 

An active member of the Chicago legal community, Mr. Pissetzky is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association. He also belongs to the American Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Pissetzky holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, where he graduated with honors. He later graduated cum laude from the John Marshall Law School. Following law school, he acquired legal experience working as an assistant state’s attorney for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office and spent four years as a partner at a private Chicago based firm before founding Pissetzky & Berliner, LLC. He has been admitted to practice law in Illinois since 2000.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10%Cannabis Law
Focus Areas

Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


3 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012

About Gal Pissetzky

First Admitted: 2000, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • , 10 Best - Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • , 10 Best - client satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • , 10 Best Law Firms, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Rising Star Super Lawyer, 2011
  • Honors University of Illinois, Chicago, 1997

Educational Background

  • University of Illinois, B.A., Criminal Law and Political Science , 1997

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, The Illinois State Bar Association
  • Life Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, American Bar Association



  • “I have tried cases with this attorney over a period of five years. Attorney Pissetzky is conscientious and sensitive to his clients needs, with a perseverance and hard work ethic that is seldom seen. Attorney Pissetzky was previously featured as a "Rising Star" in the legal community. With a high aquittal rate that is achieved through diligence and skill, I believe Attorney Pissetzky should now be recognized as a "Super Lawyer". I highly recommend Gal Pissetzky for consideration in Super Lawyers of Illinois.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Gal Pissetzky

35 East Wacker Dr
Suite 1980
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 872-282-3500

Fax: 312-939-1616

Last Updated: 6/7/2022

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