“I help my clients feel secure in a time of uncertainty and high conflict by attuning myself to their needs, actively guiding them through their cases, and aggressively advocating for their interests.”
From the beginning to the end of the process, Mr. Lewand skillfully guides – and stands by – his clients. He helps clarify goals and develops the most appropriate plan and strategy to achieve them. Highly communicative and responsive, Mr. Lewand keeps clients well-informed, and keeps his promises. He clearly explains the upside and downside of decisions that must be made along the way, as well as the potential outcomes available.
With in-depth knowledge of the law and superb strategic, negotiation, mediation, and trial/litigation skills, Mr. Lewand tailors his approach to the needs and circumstances of each client, pursuing a cooperative, negotiated settlement when appropriate and viable. When settlement is not viable, he is always prepared and ready for trial. As a trial lawyer, Mr. Lewand has a reputation for integrity and for being creative, tenacious, and willing to stand up for his clients to protect and secure their futures.
Known for his respectful style, Mr. Lewand believes that listening carefully to clients and working together with them makes for a stronger case. He emphasizes matching the right process to the client’s needs. An experienced litigator, Mr. Lewand has also been a leader in criminal law.
Prior to joining Chawla & Ravani, P.C., Mr. Lewand worked in Springfield as a Staff Attorney advising legislators on legal matters and drafting legislation. Mr. Lewand was an Assistant State’s Attorney for DuPage and Kane Counties where he tried hundreds of cases, from DUIs to First Degree Murder. His vast litigation and criminal law experience and training enable him to evaluate matters and problems objectively and quickly understand circumstances that elude other lawyers. He is also very experienced in representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases. In private practice, Mr. Lewand has represented closely held companies in formation, operation and litigation in State and Federal courts. Mr. Lewand’s practice is now focused on criminal and family law.
A graduate of the University Of Illinois College Of Law at Urbana-Champaign, Mr. Lewand received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Indiana University where he graduated with distinction and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Mr. Lewand is admitted to the practice of law in the State of Illinois, and is member of the Trial Bar for the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois.