Gal Pissetzky

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Pissetzky Law LLC
Gal Pissetzky
Pissetzky Law LLC

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, White Collar Crimes, Cannabis Law; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 2000

Education: The John Marshall Law School

Languages Spoken: English, Hebrew, Polish, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012

Pissetzky Law LLC

35 East Wacker Dr
Suite 1980
Chicago, IL 60601 Visit website


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

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Cannabis Law

Focus areas

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

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

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

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

“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.”

Office location for Gal Pissetzky

35 East Wacker Dr
Suite 1980
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 872-282-3500


5 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012

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