Michael J. Goldstein is the principal of Goldstein & Associates, Ltd. Mr. Goldstein was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1966, after receiving his Juris Doctor from the Northwestern University School of Law. He has been in the private practice of law in the Chicago metropolitan area since 1975. Mr. Goldstein started practicing law while in the U.S. Army in 1966. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Goldstein was an Assistant State’s Attorney for Cook County and amongst other responsibilities, headed up the State’s Attorney’s Vote Fraud Task Force.
In addition to practicing in the various Illinois judicial circuits, Mr. Goldstein is admitted to practice before the Unites States Supreme Court and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and is certified as a trial attorney before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He has successfully tried breach of contract cases, creditor’s rights cases, foreclosure cases, and personal injury cases before both bench and jury
Supplementing his extensive civil trial court experience, Mr. Goldstein has represented parties before the Illinois Appellate Courts, the Illinois Supreme Court and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on a multitude of occasions.
Mr. Goldstein has provided legal representation and counseling to numerous personal injury claimants, and more than twenty (20) local and national banks, as well as to a variety of local, national and international businesses. He has assisted numerous major Chicago area law and accounting firms in the collection of delinquent receivables.
Qin Lu is an Associate at Michael J. Goldstein & Associates, Ltd. Admitted to the Illinois bar in 2017, Ms. Lu focuses her practices on helping clients in matters involving debt collection and mortgage foreclosure. She speaks both Cantonese and Mandarin.
Ms. Lu is a 2017 graduate of the DePaul University College of Law. While at law school, she vigorously fought for the underserved. Participating in DePaul’s Poverty Law, she negotiated favorable settlement that prevented the low-income tenants from being evicted. She also co-authored multiple appellate briefs on behalf of DePaul’s Criminal Appeals Clinic’s clients. Additionally, she worked as a clerk at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, where she drew on her hands-on knowledge of health care prosecutions and regulations.
Ms. Lu received a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her technical background paid off when she assisted with the management of innovations, as a legal intern for the Office of Technology Management at University of Illinois at Chicago.