Testimonials

My son, barely 18 when the events occurred, found himself in the middle of a criminal legal battle that stood to potentially ruin his life. [We were not happy with our first attorney], so I called my DuPage attorney and asked him who is good in Will County. He did not hesitate, “Chuck Bretz.” So I called Chuck’s office. Chuck’s office was willing to work out a payment plan for me which made all of this possible. And so I hired Chuck and held my breath! It wasn’t until all the discovery was received that we finally sat down with Neil to go over the case and figure out our strategy. Neil, [having investigated and researched the case] was fully prepared to walk the walk and [after] having set the case for trial was able to negotiate the deal of deal with the prosecution to drop the felony charge against my son. We are very blessed that our case fell into the very capable hands of Neil Patel. He has earned my eternal loyalty and respect. This case was handled by him from top to bottom, start to finish and he deserves 100% of the credit. What he achieved for my son is nothing short of amazing. Thank you Neil!
— Anthonitte Carranza
Before the court dates even began, I only acquired a lawyer from Chuck Bretz & Associates because it has been my parent’s trusted attorney’s office and I was looking to lessen my charges. As the dates had gone by, my attorney Joel Murphy began to show me that there was much more available for me in this case. Before I knew it and only the third date Joel was able to find a way for all of my charges to be dropped as a whole. With a moderately small case and seemingly no way to win, this was completely unexpected. I’ve honestly never experienced an attorney as dedicated to his job as Joel; it seemed as if he thought of every angle he possibly could in order to make this happen for me and in turn it truly has changed my life.
— Louis Bianchi
I found Chuck Bretz & Associates, P.C. to be extremely knowledgeable in every aspect of the law. Everyone in the office was friendly and professional to me. Members of Chuck Bretz & Associates, P.C. staff went out their way to meet with me and work around my schedule. I highly recommend this firm for your legal needs.
— Walter Beich
When I first went to Chuck Bretz & Associates I wasn’t sure, but I’m pleased to say that they provided excellent service for me. The office staff is very helpful and friendly. Their family Attorney Patricia Flynn is an excellent and awesome attorney. I received emotional and physical support from her. She did everything she could to help me. She doesn’t give up on things. I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you for everything.
— Cheryl Martin
I hired the law firm of Chuck Bretz & Associates in 2007. Mr. Bretz was the attorney handling my Divorce case. In 2009 my case was then transferred to Pat Flynn for handling. She was outstanding as an attorney. I would refer her to anyone not only as an attorney, but as a friend.
— Albert J. Venice
After 25 years of marriage, I was faced with divorce and didn’t know where to turn. Pat Flynn counseled and represented me thorough this rough and turbulent time. Not only did Pat provide me with outstanding legal representation, she also provided personal emotional support in my time of need. I am forever in her debt. I would recommend her services to anyone in a heartbeat.
— Sue K.
Joel Murphy represented me in a DUI case and made it very easy to understand the judicial system. He was very easy going and highly intelligent when it came to my case and the way he presented it. The case was closed in a month and I was found not guilty. If you need a lawyer do not look any further he is one of the best in Will County. Can’t go wrong.
— Rodd Rupslauk
I was found not guilty of DUI at trial. Chuck was great. He was aggressive and fought the charges when other lawyers would have cut a deal. I would recommend Chuck Bretz to anyone who needed help with a legal issue. Without him I would not have a license, would have lost my job and my home and my children would not have been able to go to college. I owe him everything. Thanks.
— Joseph Pugh
I am an local professional and needed a lawyer to handle my divorce. I knew Bretz and Associates had handled a number of high profile cases, but wasn’t sure they handled divorces. I retained Mr. Bretz and was very pleased with the level of professionalism and service I received from Chuck and his staff. I would recommend his firm to my friends and associates knowing they, too, will be impressed.
— Anonymous
I recently needed a divorce lawyer. I did my research both on-line and with professional and acquaintances. I kept hearing the same answer: “If you want the best representation, call Bretz and Associates”. I thought a divorce case would not be their specialty, but I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. I met with Chuck and his paralegal, Scott for the consult and knew that day they were appropriate for my needs. Yes, much of the work was done by his staff, but they were highly trained and competent. They were also sensitive which helped me move through this difficult time. I was highly satisfied.
— Anonymous
I have been a lifetime resident of the Joliet area and was well aware of Chuck Bretz’s reputation as a successful criminal attorney. However, when I was seeking a divorce attorney, I thought I needed a different type of attorney. I asked for referrals from friends and even some local professionals. The answers were always the same: ‘Bretz and Associates’. Now that my divorce is final, I have to say I was impressed and pleased with the services of Chuck and his staff. They were highly professional and competent. I would (and have!) highly recommend this agency for anyone looking for legal services.
— Anonymous
I had been married for over ten years and even considering the possibility of divorce was a very emotional time in my life. So, when I contacted CBA Firm, I received answers to my broad, clumsy, questions and received a lot more other than answering my questions. I was told the best advice for me was to do everything possible to save my marriage. Being the father of several young girls, I was afraid that if divorce happened, I would lose my girls. Then, my now ex-wife did a surprise filing of divorce with an accompanying attempt to have me removed from our home. The CBA Team guided me all the way, including some after hour meetings and early morning phone calls. I always received compassionate, professional guidance from the many memories of CBA that I had contact over the months. We were able to avoid going to trial and I now have custodial responsibility for my girls. More than that, I have hope that they will grow to be well-grounded young ladies.
— Plainfield, IL
Chuck Bretz is an outstanding lawyer! He helped me through a very rough time in my life. He and his staff took a personal interest in me and made me feel safe and secure in knowing that my life and future would be ok. I would highly recommend Mr. Bretz to anyone.
— Susan Grant
Mr. Chuck Bretz and his law firm have helped me navigate thru a very difficult time in my life. I came to Mr. Bretz for help. Not only did Mr. Bretz help me every step of the way, he gave solid advice that I still use in my everyday life. His staff is supportive and helpful. Mr. Bretz is a well-respected, knowledgeable attorney. He is supported by a caring and outstanding staff that works together as a team. I couldn’t have accomplished this much without them. Highly recommended.
— W.L.
I have utilized the services of The Bretz Law Firm for approx. 8 years, mostly for Family Court issues. Their team of attorneys are first class and carry a phenomenal reputation in court. I was with two other firms prior to hiring Bretz and wish I would have went to them first. They aggressively fought and won issues, which were important to me, that my prior attorneys shied away from. I have recommended their services to friends and family and every person who has used them has been pleased. They get issues resolved both in up-front negations and in court. If you’re looking for team of attorneys who will listen to your needs and fight to achieve a fair outcome then I recommend you consider using them. I give them my highest recommendation.
— Brian Masterson