Over the years, the attorneys at Lubin Austermuehle have successfully tackled numerous high-stakes cases and demonstrated our skill in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. We offer a level of personalized attention that you won't always get from larger law firms, considering each client's specific needs and budget in order to come up with a winning strategy.
Here's what some of our past clients have to say about the legal services they received from our Chicago litigation lawyers handling high-stakes business litigation, intellectual property disputes, and defamation and libel cases, along with other types of lawsuits.
Through a very positive recommendation, I was referred to Peter Lubin a Chicago Non-compete agreement attorney. Peter was a great help in navigating the specifics of a very broad Non-disclosure/Non-compete agreement from a former employer. He was able to quickly address specific questions I had and gave me clarity of what I can and cannot do and an understanding of the implications moving forward. I would recommend his insight for anyone trying to figure out what their NDA actually means.
- Gary C.
I purchased, over the internet, a high value pre-owned Porsche from a non-Porsche franchise dealer. The seller did not disclose to me prior body shop repair to the front of my car. With Peter's guidance I reached a fair and amicable settlement with the dealer that reflected the diminished value of my vehicle due to the prior damage. Peter knows automobile dealer fraud and consumer protection laws. His advice helped me reach a fast and fair settlement while avoiding a lengthy, expensive and stressful litigation process.
- Bill Smythe
I conducted a consultation with Peter regarding my non-compete and he was extremely helpful. He clearly had significant experience in the area and was very well-spoken and intelligent. He also clearly had my interests at heart as well as he only encouraged litigation when he thought it was in my best interest. Would definitely recommend to anyone I know.
- Belino Xhafa
Peter is an excellent attorney and was able to guide me through a non-compete/trade secret lawsuit. He provided incredible support and was able to provide a positive result very efficiently. I strongly recommend calling Peter first for any non-compete/trade secret issues
- Peter D.
Peter Lubin is an excellent, thoughtful and dedicated attorney. His counsel is invaluable in seemingly impossible situations and having him in your corner is a huge advantage. He thinks of every possible scenario and truly works to achieve the best possible outcome.
- Amita G.
Peter is a superb attorney. Brilliant litigator with enormous professional integrity.
- Guy D.
Last year I had a situation where money was owed to my business and was not being paid back.
I sat down with my new hero, Peter Lubin. He mapped out a strategy, executed it just as discussed, and the whole amount owed was paid back.
You are in excellent hands with Peter Lubin as your lawyer. I am so glad he was in my corner. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a litigator.
- Jackie M.
Peter Lubin represented me in commission dispute involving a sizable chunk of money that my employer was trying to avoid paying. Peter took over after my former lawyer had mishandled the case with a combination of creativity and a tough negotiation strategy he helped turn the case around and we obtained settlement. He spent a lot of uncompensated time helping to come up with the successful strategy. I highly recommend Peter and his firm.
- Philip M.
On a number of occasions our firm has had the pleasure of referring matters, clients, and a variety of issues to Patrick Austermuehle. The results, the interaction, and the skill level has been nothing short of extraordinary and we have thoroughly enjoyed each interaction with Pat and his firm. He is, without a doubt, one of the finest business dispute lawyers in the Chicago-metro area and I recommend him without hesitation.
- Jonathan H.
I bought a vehicle 1,000 miles from my home relying on the car dealer's assurances that it was like new. When the vehicle arrived at my home, I immediately noticed several serious flaws. I called the dealer and they were unwilling to accept the vehicle back under any circumstance. After trying for weeks to get an attorney to represent me I was losing hope that the situation would get resolved. After some more searching online, I came across Peter Lubin's firm and spoke to his assistant about my situation. Peter personally returned my call the same day and agreed to take my case. He referred me to an auto expert who examined the vehicle and found significant frame damage and previous substandard repairs. Peter also tried to get the dealer to unwind the transaction before filing the lawsuit, but they still were unwilling. After the suit was filed, he knew what documents to request from the dealer and who to subpoena to get the evidence needed to prove that the dealer knew the car had been seriously damaged and that they concealed this information from me. The dealer offered a settlement that would have left me out of pocket several thousand dollars. On Peter's suggestion we rejected the offer and a few weeks later, the dealer settled for the full amount. Peter is an excellent consumer fraud attorney and I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone else that finds themselves in a similar situation
- David B.
In January of this year, a nuisance lawsuit filed by pro se plaintiffs landed on my door. I was stunned and distraught. I cannot give details, but their claims against me were outrageous. I had also just recently gotten engaged and wanted to be spending my spare time with my fiancé planning my wedding, not fending off a nuisance suit.
I called Peter Lubin and he picked up the phone even though it was after 9 PM on a Friday night. Peter and his colleague, handled my case expertly. They caught the plaintiffs on numerous mistakes and adroitly used those mistakes to my advantage. I'm an intelligent person, I love to argue, and I've often been told that I missed my true calling as an attorney, but I can't even begin to say how glad I was that I called Peter and didn't try to handle my case myself. I (like the plaintiffs) would have made so many mistakes had I gone pro se.
Peter got the case against me dismissed with prejudice just 2.5 months after I was served, leaving me free to plan my wedding in peace. That's what you call "results."
- Bridget Jack J.
Peter Lubin and his staff were remarkably helpful and performed above and beyond our expectations when dealing with potential consumer fraud on our behalf. My husband and I first discussed our case with Peter during a phone consultation. He and his staff did some preliminary research before agreeing to take on our case. He and his staff met with us in person to discuss all our options and the realistic outcomes if we were to hire them. After officially hiring Peter Lubin and his team, they continued to work at a remarkable pace and achieved a settlement on our behalf. Even when respondent put up obstacles, they continued to work tirelessly in our favor. We were able to settle our legal issue quickly with the best possible outcome. Peter Lubin and his staff were very professional and I don't think our results would have been as positive without their hard work. We would recommend their business to anyone in need of litigation counsel.
- Katrina L.
A great firm with attorneys who truly fight for their clients. Peter Lubin was on the case at all hours and made my interests a priority. All stars that I would have represent me time and again. Great job guys!
- Mark Z.
I was referred to Peter Lubin from someone in the car business to handle a lawsuit. From the moment I made the appointment Peter and his staff were outstanding. This wasn't an easy case, most lawyers had turned me down. However, Peter took the time to meet with me and review everything. He took on the case and constantly communicated with me about updates and case information. We beat this non-compete agreement case in record time. I would use him again and recommend him to my closest family and friends. 5 stars is not enough to thank him for his service.
- Sebastian R.
When I found myself in need of legal counsel, I was referred to Lubin Austermuehle by a colleague. I had met with several other firms, and I knew from our first meeting that this firm was the right choice. Peter Lubin was our lead attorney and his professionalism and strategic thinking is second to none. It was truly a David vs. Goliath scenario as the Company I was up against had seemingly unlimited resources and a $1,200/hr. firm working on their behalf. It just goes to show that brains win over brawn. Peter and his team wouldn't be intimidated. They outmaneuvered the other side at every turn over a 9 month period, eventually forcing a favorable settlement without going to trial.
I felt like Peter was personally invested in my case, and it showed through in his honesty, the countless hours discussing strategy, connecting with the appropriate experts, and his no-nonsense attitude when it came to dealing with opposing counsel.
It's a scary thing to find oneself in need of legal representation. Peter and his team put all of my doubts at rest from our first meeting. They are a formidable firm with quality people. I highly recommend this firm to anyone finding themselves or their business in need of legal representation. They will be my first choice in the future. Gold Standard.
- Charles B.
Never having the need to consult a law firm before to defend ourselves in a small business/family dispute it was VERY overwhelming. Not knowing where to go or who to call, we took the advice of our daughter who did the internet research (Because that's what young adults do these days) I was hesitant but I knew I need to call to face this issue as it was not going to go away by itself. I had called and left a brief explanation of my situation with a woman who answered the phone and within an hour Mr. Lubin had returned my call. We discussed the situation for 45 minutes over the phone and made a follow-up appointment with him at his office that lasted a good hour or more that he included in his free consultation, which was very much appreciated. As our situation was very complicated Mr. Lubin decided it would be in OUR best interest to take another route- although he could have decided to "take our money" leading to costing us thousands of dollars. We are very grateful for his honesty and directing us in OUR best interest and not only seeing the $$ signs. Based on my experience, I hope I never need to but I would definitely use and recommend this firm.
- Gina G.
Lubin Austermuehle is a powerhouse of legal talent. If you want a firm to represent you that is intellectually talented handling almost any facet of litigation from large complex class action suits to personal individual consumer fraud cases, this is the firm. Most important, they will not treat you like a meal ticket charging you every time you call them, or they call you. When I was seeking to hire someone to represent me, I researched about 50 firms and reviewed the resumes of the attorneys and the cases they tried before I made my decision. The credentials and experience of this firm really stood out compared to their peers. They are a very unique legal boutique with the sophistication and breadth of experience commensurate with large law firms. They really care about their clients and decision making is guided by what is best for the client.
Peter Lubin would call me almost every week to see how I was doing and give me an update on my case. It was a horrible time in my life and Peter really helped support me and he never charged me for these calls. Patrick Austermuehle was another lawyer from this firm that worked on my case. He is very astute and genuinely cares about his clients. I was very pleased with the outcome of my case and impressed with the legal work performed by Lubin Austermuehle. I would highly recommend them.
- Lynn S.
I worked on two occasions with Peter Lubin and his staff. They took their time with me and discussed each and every item in detail. The group makes you feel like you are part of the family and not just another hourly charge. I recommend Peter to anyone who asks me for a referral. If you are looking for a top-notch attorney at a reasonable rate, look no further than Lubin Austermuehle.
- Kurt A.
Peter Lubin and Patrick Austermuehle represented me in a complicated medical/business lawsuit. Peter and his team are not only personable and very professional, but they are also extremely competent litigators.
I got to know Peter and his team very well over the 3 years of litigation in my case. The team is very sharp and talented. They spent the time to really understand the minute details of my case. I felt they were entirely committed. The opposing party threw numerous legal curveballs during litigation. Peter and his team successfully navigated all of them. I was astounded at Peter and his team's preparation and skill in deposing members of the opposing party. Peter is very aggressive when he needs to be. I really felt I had hired the best lawyers to represent me.
Peter even did research and kept in contact with me regarding my case during his vacation! I felt very reassured that Peter was only a phone call away. Anytime I thought of something regarding my case, I did not hesitate to call. He always got back to me if he could not take my call.
My case was settled just before trial and I received 100% of my claim. In addition, all my legal fees were paid by the opposing party.
I recommend Peter Lubin, Patrick Austermuehle and their team without hesitation!
- Zahid A.
Peter Lubin and Patrick Austermuehle represented my company in a lawsuit, they were extremely professional, and possibly the most competent attorneys I have ever worked with. Their research was outstanding, they were always on time, answered calls or emails promptly, and provided time and cost estimates accurately.
It was a pleasure working with them both.
- Gary B.
Peter Lubin and folks at Lubin Austermuehle law office are very professional and quick to respond. We called them with a request for the consultation and 2 hours later we were sitting at the table reviewing our concerns. Our consultation went really smooth and with no pressure. They reviewed our case and laid out all the options and possible scenarios before we made the decision to use their services.
They give the updates of the case even after the regular business hours which gives me feeling that they care about what they do!
Overall a pleasant experience in a tough situation.
- Kaspars M.
Excellent law firm. My case was a complicated arbitration dispute from another state. Was handled with utmost professionalism and decency. Mr. Peter Lubin was able to successfully resolve the case on my behalf and got me a very favorable settlement. Would recommend to anyone looking for a serious law firm. Great staff and great lawyers!
- Albey L.
This law firm is AMAZING!!
I sent them an email on a Sunday because I felt I was the victim of consumer fraud and was livid. Attorney Peter Lubin responded immediately, discussed my situation, and laid out my options.
He even suggested some non-legal remedies initially to avoid litigation!! Every other lawyer wanted me to sign them up immediately so they could get paid, without even having a consultation.
Peter is a great human being who cares about his clients and really put me at ease during a difficult time.
Oh, and did I mention that he was very well versed on the law? Peter ran through several different scenarios and, having substantial experience with similar cases, had a great understanding of how certain judges would rule. He really knows his stuff inside and out.
- Jim E.
I have known Peter Lubin for over 30 years. He has represented me on occasion with sound legal advice. He is a shrewd and tough negotiator leading to positive outcomes and averting prolonged legal hassles in court. He comes from a family with a legal pedigree and deep roots in Chicago's top legal community. You want him on your case. You need him on your opponent's case. He won't stop fighting until he wins.
- Christopher G.
I really appreciate this opportunity to highly recommend Peter Lubin of the Law Offices of Lubin Austermuehle. I remember about a year ago considering that I might be involved in litigation. This led me to search Google for a lawyer as most people would do. I saw the law offices of Lubin Austermuehle which specialized in the problem I had. I called Mr. Lubin by phone and left a message. He returned my call a short time later. We discussed my case over the phone and I was impressed with Mr. Lubin's insight and experiences. Although I really didn't know him my "instincts" told me this was the right person. Unfortunately, my fears came true and I was eventually sued in federal court months later. When I contacted Mr. Lubin again there was no hesitation that he would take the case. He guided me through the initial paperwork and fees and then did all the required notifications involving my insurance company. Mr. Lubin also asked me to send him the paperwork I had and reviewed same. He then started the process of representing me in court. He filed his appearance as the attorney of record and then set about defending me. Not only did Mr. Lubin defend me in the lawsuit, per se, but he also worked on dealing with my insurance company.
During this process Mr. Lubin contacted me numerous times via text, phone, and email. He and his staff were well prepared for the work that was required. Mr. Lubin made me feel like I was the only one that he was representing. He was thoughtful, professional, and particular mindful of how all this would be affecting me. When it came to his fees he was considerate that monies would have to come from me and not my insurance company. He specifically counseled me to talk to my wife and family to see how his fees could be paid. He was never pushy about this. He allowed me to pay him a set amount over time. When I got discouraged he consistently encouraged me to have faith that I would prevail. He never promised that I would win but he did promise that he would not give up or abandon me. This was absolutely true. I also want to say that Mr. Lubin could not have done all this without his partner, associates, and staff. The staff at Lubin Austermuehle are fantastic. I get updates from them frequently, and yes, I also get the invoices. But they are very kind about it.
I want to let you know that the law offices of Lubin Austermuehle were successful in defending me when I was sued. A federal judge dismissed the case, I believe, as a direct result of the superior legal briefs that Mr. Lubin and company developed. Mr. Lubin is a very aggressive attorney. Aggressive in the sense of defending his clients. I didn't sleep so well during all this but I did sleep better knowing that Lubin Austermuehle and their superior staff were working for me.
- Gerald M.
Lubin Austermuehle has been our law firm for over 6 years, we have a growing IT services company. We have been very happy with their level of service and expertise. 1 thing I personally appreciate is they try to do whatever possible to de-escalate potential legal issues. I trust them.
- Steve M.
Peter Lubin has represented our software company for over 20 years. As general counsel of our company, I have relied upon Peter and his firm for numerous issues ranging from protecting our intellectual property rights, enforcing judgments, drafting contracts and writing correspondence. Peter brings passion and intensity to his work, and it definitely pays off for his clients.
Moreover, over the years, we have dealt with various other attorneys and staff at Lubin Austermuehle. I sincerely can say that each person with whom we have interacted has always been professional and courteous.
I highly recommend Peter Lubin and his firm.
- Melissa H.
When our business was looking for legal assistance we didn't know where to turn. When it comes to legal advice for your business it becomes a very personal matter. The team at Lubin Austermuehle came in and reviewed our existing Agreements and hand-held us through restructuring these keeping our best interests in mind. They continue to keep us informed on current news, changes to the law, and they are always available to advise. They are extremely knowledgeable and subject matter experts in their field.
As a business owner, you have enough on your plate to focus on. It's important to find a legal team that you can rely on and who makes you feel truly comfortable. Glad we found them!
- Kevin R.
I've used Peter since 2010 for a number of issues including Asset Purchase Agreements, corporate litigation, non-competes, family law and currently to challenge the constitutionality of some Illinois statutes. They are always straight to the point and don't tell you what you want to hear. I've found them to be open minded and willing to think out of the box to solve issues and usually over deliver on projected outcomes.
Will recommend and continue to use them.
- C Y.
Strong on strategy and the law. Excellent client communication. In a dispute, Pete is certainly the guy you want on your side. Commitment is 100% to your success!
- James M.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this firm; Peter was phenomenal! They were always available when we needed them and kept us up-to-date on what was happening. Great communication, very professional, and reliable. I would, and do, recommend this firm to anyone looking.
- Jill B.
I want to thank Lubin Austermuehle for handling our case that ended up in Chicago Federal Court, they were excellent and very professional. A special thanks to Peter Lubin who assist us and always answering our questions..very pleased with their work and more so pleased with the outcome of my case. Thank you so much!
- David B.
Peter Lubin and Patrick Austermuehle represented me in a breach of contract and a non-compete case in the medical field. Our case not only prevailed in the local circuit court, but the firm went on to defeat our opposition in the higher court of appeals swiftly on a Summary of Motion Judgment. From the beginning to end, Peter and Patrick worked tirelessly on my case. Peter and Patrick went above and beyond to get to the finish line. Their passion for law, commitment, and compassion for their clients' predicament were self-evident from day one. Also, I found impressive was when my lawyers knew the minutiae and details of my case more than I did. Their litigation skills are superb. I find their memory of the details of my case extraordinary. Their in-depth knowledge of my case and relevant laws were phenomenal, that they were keen in catching the opposing deponent on a lie or having made contradicting statements. Lastly but most definitely not the last, Mr. Lubin and Mr. Austermeuhle are notably very accessible and very prompt in answering calls. If they were not in court, I would receive an email response or return call in literally a couple of minutes (even early on a Sunday morning). These are lawyers who love their jobs and truly want to help.
- R A.
I had Peter represent me in a complicated business matter. He successfully took it to trial and won the case getting me 100% of what we had claimed at outset.
Peter came across as very competent, professional during the initial stages. But it was during the trial that I really came to know him. He was cunning as a fox, aggressive as a tiger and very meticulous in planning.
He and his partner Patrick dug very deep to get all the facts of the case and caught the defendants committing perjury on several occasions.
He was very approachable, giving me his personal cell. I called him on several occasions on weekends or nights and he would call back right away.
I have had experience with other lawyers, but he is easily the best
- Fazal M.