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About Our Law Firm

A Word from Attorney Caroline J. Smith

"My father was a public interest attorney in the 1960's and 1970's.  He worked at the Community Legal Council which merged with the Legal Aid Bureau to become the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago. My father practiced law out of the Woodlawn office. He focused on creating better living conditions in public housing by bringing the apartments into compliance with the municipal building code. My passion for housing law is based on the foundation for serving the public which my father built. As a law student at Georgetown University Law Center, I focused on public interest law. Today, I defend both residential and commercial tenants who are involved in the eviction process. I am very proud that I have handled over 7,000 eviction defense cases during my career."


Caroline J. Smith

Caroline J. Smith

Caroline J. Smith is the President of Caroline J. Smith & Associates P.C.  She focuses on Landlord and Tenant law.  She represents both Residential and Commercial landlords and tenants.  Also, she handles eviction cases based on condominium owners failing to pay condominium assessments.  Ms. Smith has been licensed to practice since November 1992, over 26 years.  Ms. Smith graduated from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.  Ms. Smith received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C. Ms. Smith has defended over 7,000 tenants in eviction cases.  Ms. Smith handles both bench trials and jury trials.  Ms. Smith ia a  highly skilled negotiator.  Ms . Smith consults with landlords and tenants interested in learning about tenants' rights and obligations under the Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance and on housing issues regarding the Breach of the Implied Warranty of Habitability and Security Deposits. Additionally, Ms. Smith is a skilled Real Estate Closer and is a licenced title agent. 
Robert Hernandez

Robert Hernandez

Robert Hernandez is a dedicated lanlord tenant attorney that has been admitted in 2014.  Mr. Hernandez consults with both landlords and tenants interested in learing about tenants' rights and obligations under the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance and on housing issued regarding the Breach of Implied Warranty and Secuirty Deposits.  Mr. Hernandez receicved his law degree from Northern Illinois and his undergraduate degree from Loyloa University.  Mr. Hernandez has a diverse backround that includes time working in the medicial field.  Mr. Hernandez has successfully handeld many bench and jury trials and is a highly skilled negotiator.  Mr. Hernandez is fluent in Spanish.

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Oscar Brown


Pamela D. Moreira

Pamela D. Moreira - Senior Paralegal/Office Manager

Steven R. Chatman

Steven R. Chatman -Docket Manager

Travis Stefanski

Travis Stefanski - Law Clerk

Juana Zavaleta

Juana Zavaleta - Law Clerk

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Marian Williamson - Paralegal

Louis Weinstock

Louis Weinstock - Of Counsel

Louis Weinstock has been practicing since 1977, specializing in landlord/tenant law for both sides, both commercial and residential, as well as creditor's rights, mortgage and lien foreclosure prosecution and defense, and RLTO actions both against and in defense of landlords.

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Marian Neudel - Of Counsel

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Nichole Cain - Of Counsel