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About Zeidman & Carpenter PLLC

Zeidman & Carpenter is a premier boutique law firm committed to providing exceptional representation, litigation, and transactional services, tailored and personalized to each client’s needs.

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Our attorneys have handled cases throughout Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

The attorneys of Zeidman & Carpenter have been recognized as leaders in business law, intellectually property law, family law, real estate law, and estate planning. We have been selected by Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for numerous years and counting, for a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Our experience is combined with innovative thinking and problem solving to provide a modern approach to today’s legal needs. Our firm embraces technology as a tool to help us serve clients more efficiently. Zeidman & Carpenter rejects many of the outdated methods in the practice of law through methods of transparency and explaining the law in easy to understand terms.

We pride ourselves on providing realistic client expectations and honest risk assessments

Our attorneys stay up-to-date on legal developments and prioritize continued education and improvement in order to better serve our clients. That’s why we are members of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, and North Suburban Bar Association, and continue to maintain and enhance our professional skills.

We pride ourselves on providing realistic client expectations and honest risk assessments. Before agreeing to representation, we make sure each of our clients fully understand the risks and benefits surrounding their specific matter, in order to make an informed decision. At Zeidman & Carpenter, you can always expect a candid, upfront evaluation of the merits of your case.

Lee R. Zeidman, Esq.

Attorney at Law

Attorney Lee R. Zeidman has been practicing law since 2008, initially working for a general practice firm in Chicago. Lee established his own thriving practice in 2010 with the litigation and transactional needs of his clients. Fine tuning the focus of his practice, Lee primarily works on family law, real estate and general litigation matters, while guiding countless business clients through their business needs.  

Lee has been recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2015-2021, nominated by peers as one of Illinois’ best lawyers, based upon the successes of his representations and experiences. This award is limited to just 2.5% of lawyers in the State of Illinois.  

Additionally, Lee is one of the few attorneys on AVVO.com with more than 110 5-star reviews and counting!

Lee earned his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School and his Political Science B.A. from DePaul.

 You can contact Lee directly at LRZ@zeidmancarpenter.com

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Jade Carpenter, MBA

Attorney at Law

Jade Carpenter is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs protect themselves and their business. As the founding attorney of Zeidman & Carpenter, she focuses on small business and the advocacy and advancement of women and minority entrepreneurs.

Jade also helps clients with a range of services including real estate, estate planning, trademarks, contracts, personal injury and more. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, North Suburban Bar Association, and volunteers as a Board Member of In Her Shoes Foundation.

Jade earned her Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School, her M.B.A. from Elmhurst College, and her B.A. from Capital University. She is admitted to the bars of Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.

Jade’s excellence in practice has earned her recognition on the 2021 and 2022 Illinois Rising Stars lists.

 You can contact jade directly at JadeC@zeidmancarpenter.com

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What Our client's Are Saying

I have used Mr. Zeidman and his firm twice so far and each time I was not disappointed. He and his staff were professional and very prompt with their responses. Regarding my legal situations, I never had to worry about deadlines or whether or not I was taken care of. I was always notified whenever critical milestones were coming up and briefed when needed. I always felt prepared! I cannot recommend Mr. Zeidman and his practice enough. I will definitely use him again!

Lee handled a recent house sale for us. It was challenging for a number of reasons. First, we were trying to complete the transaction quickly to avoid delays due to Covid-19. So the closing was scheduled much quicker than usual. Once scheduled, it was accomplished with minimal actual human contact. There were several other complications making this anything but a typical closing. Lee stayed on top of the entire process. We highly recommend him without reservation.

It was an absolute pleasure working with Lee. As a first time home buyer doing a direct purchase, I had no idea what to expect from the process, but Lee and his team made it easy and painless. He was quick to answer all of my questions, he made sure I was comfortable during every step of the home buying process, and he carefully explained each document that I was signing during closing. I couldn’t recommend him enough; I’ll be using him for all of my future legal needs.

I was referred to Lee for my bankruptcy case. At the initial meeting he explained the whole process in detail and made me feel at ease in what is a nerve wracking situation. Any time I had a question or concern regarding my case he was able to answer and reassure me. I am very grateful for his hard work!


When I talked to him over the phone, I thought I was talking to an Experienced rude lawyer, but when I meet him that wasn’t the case. Pleasant, energetic and experienced. Did a great job for my case.