Landlord/Tenant

This area of law deals with Landlord / Tenant relations, and rights given to both the landlord and tenant.

JEP lawyers working on Landlord/Tenant provide services that may include:

  • Eviction Proceedings (Forcible Entry and Detainer, Joint Action)
  • Security deposit claims
  • Uninhabitable conditions
  • Lease agreements
  • Utilities
  • John Norkus

    Chi City Legal, LLC

    Serves in Cook County

    www.chicitylegal.com

    John Norkus is an alumni member of the JEP. John focuses his practice on representing the interests of landlords and property managers. Through his 11 years of Jesuit education, John developed a desire to serve others and he attempts to use his law degree with those same principles in mind. He focuses on unbundled and limited scope representation where possible and hand molds the representation to fit each clients specific needs.

    John can be reached at 312.888.7667 or john@chicitylegal.com. This firm does not charge a consultation fee.


  • Jason Shimotake

    The Shimotake Law Firm, LLC

    Serves in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties

    www.bankruptcychicagoland.com

    Jason Shimotake is an experienced attorney dedicated to helping people get out of debt. He honed his skills on the Southside of Chicago – in neighborhoods like Chatham, Roseland and South Shore – filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Jason’s tenure in debt and financial counseling spanned the collapse of the housing market and an economic recession. He heard the stories of strong and resilient people who suddenly lost their jobs. The mother and father of three beautiful girls, on the verge of losing their home to foreclosure. The single mother piecing together rent and daycare expenses with two part-time jobs. Hard-working people who found themselves with nowhere to turn to. Those stories changed Jason’s life. These stories are what push him to to do more. He has counseled thousands of clients through difficult financial times. Jason’s mission is to see what he can do to make sure that you are safe. He’s here to help.

    Jason can be reached at (312) 620-6499 or theshimotakelawfirm@gmail.com. This firm does not charge a consultation fee for standard 30 minute consultations. The firm charges $150 for a one-hour consultation that includes document review and a written memo.


  • Brian Gilbert

    Chicago Advocate Legal NFP

    Serves in Cook County

    www.chicagoadvocatelegal.com/

    Brian Gilbert is a Chicago area attorney specializing in housing, real estate and consumer law, and is part of Chicago Advocate Legal NFP. His practice is dedicated to serving low and moderate income individuals and families with landlord/tenant issues, including security deposit withholdings, evictions, bad conditions, and more. Brian earned his J.D. as a Dean’s List student at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, and his B.A., Cum Laude, from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. He holds a Certificate in Health Law from The John Marshall Law School as well.

    You can reach him by phone at (312) 646-5315, or email at bgilbert@chicagoadvocatelegal.com. This firm charges $50 for in-person consultations and $25 for phone consultations.


  • Chlece Neal

    Chicago Advocate Legal, LLC

    Serves in Cook County

    www.chicagoadvocatelegal.com

    Chlece Neal’s passion for law is inspired by a desire to see social justice for everyone. She sees the legal system as an instrument for social change and wants to use the legal system to empower, inspire and help people see positive change in their lives, their families and their communities. Chlece graduated from Loyola University School of Law and the Graduate School of Social Work where she focused on child and family law and mental health issues as well as the criminal justice system. Chlece practices in the area of family law, child law, criminal law and nonprofit organization. With flexible office hours, including weekends, and affordable pricing options, there is no reason to go at it alone.

    Chlece Neal can be reached at (312) 646-5315 or at cal@chicagoadvocatelegal.com. This firm charges $50 for in-person consultations and $25 for phone consultations.


  • Stephanie A. Garces Donat

    Garces Law, LLC

    Serves in Cook, Lake, Will, and DuPage Counties

    www.GarcesLawFirm.com

    Stephanie is a bilingual attorney who founded Garces Law, LLC to zealously advocate for her clients when they need it most. She concentrates on commercial and residential real estate law. Stephanie also handles civil litigation matters including contract disputes, car accidents, negligence cases, and more in Cook County and the surrounding suburbs. Stephanie obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the DePaul University College of Law. Stephanie is an active member of the community serving as a volunteer attorney at the National Immigration Justice Center, CARPLS, and Erie Neighborhood House. Always professional and never pretentious, Garces Law is here to resolve your legal needs.

    Contact us today at 773-373-9592 or SGarces@GarcesLawFirm.com. This firm charges a consultation fee ranging from $0 to $50 depending on the type of case.


  • Adella Deacon

    Sable Law Group, LLC

    Serves in Cook County

    www.deaconlawllc.com

    Adella Deacon is an alumni member of the JEP and a partner at the Sable Law Group, LLC. Adella is a forward-thinking, energetic attorney. Adella practices in the areas of small business, real estate, estate planning, and general civil litigation. She has an extensive, interdisciplinary-focused educational background having earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and her Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. She is a board member of Integra Rehab Solutions and the Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center. She takes a hands-on approach and is committed to providing her clients with the knowledge to make informed decisions regarding their legal needs. An empathetic advocate for equity and justice, she will find innovative solutions for your legal problems.

    Adella can be reached at (312) 469-0622 or at adella@sablelawgroup.com. This firm does not charge a consultation fee unless asked to review documents.


  • Mark Almanza

    Almanza Law LLC

    Serves in Cook, DuPage, and Will Counties

    www.almanzalaw.com

    Mark Almanza is an alumnus of University of Chicago Law School and a veteran of the United States Air Force. Mark is committed to working with clients to obtain affordable access to the legal representation they deserve. Prior to founding Almanza Law, Mark worked at Lawndale Christian Legal Center, a non-profit law office representing youth in juvenile and criminal court, and has handled numerous felony, misdemeanor, and traffic cases ranging from DUI through First Degree Murder. Mark currently works with First Defense Legal Aid providing representation during arrest and investigations by the Chicago Police Department. As a child of immigrant parents, Mark understands the difficulties the immigrant community faces and is dedicated to helping clients navigate the complexities of the immigration system. Additionally, Mark has experience in real estate issues including handling mortgage foreclosures during the housing crisis and landlord/tenant issues. Mark focuses his practice on criminal defense, immigration, and residential real estate.

    Mark can be reached at (312) 380-9012 or mark.almanza@almanzalaw.com. This firm charges a $100 consultation fee.