I won’t take your money unless I can earn it fairly and honestly, and I don’t care how much I get paid so long as we both agree it’s fair.
— Charles Drennen, Founding Attorney

We'll meet you where you are with unparalleled service and skill because at Chicago Tenants Rights Law, you come first.

Chicago Tenants Rights Law was founded by seasoned Chicago attorney Charles Drennen, who helps protect renters' rights in the greater Chicago area and also works with many landlords to safeguard their properties. Our firm represents tenants in eviction actions, security deposit disputes, and RLTO claims - no matter what your situation, we treat all our clients' concerns with respect, discretion, and unmatched follow-through. Impartial and sympathetic to all our clients, we believe strongly in the centrality of brokering an effective working relationship between all parties.

Our central ethos: service and skill before sales. We prioritize earning your trust and respect before earning your business; we want you to be informed and empowered even if you decide we aren't the right fit for you. There are a lot of attorneys in Chicago who vie for your business by exploiting your fear and anxiety, but here at Chicago Tenants Rights, we begin each client relationship with a free informational consultation so that you can see through the sales pitches and find the facts. Here at CTRL, we promise effective and aggressive representation tailored to your needs. Because we offer such full-scale, comprehensive service, we enjoy lasting relationships with all our clients and find referrals and repeat clients on our schedules regularly. Our consistent track record of uncompromising ethics and compassion instills confidence and trust that simply can't be beaten. 

We know know you need results as fast as possible, so we're committed to staying abreast of all RLTO and landlord/tenant matters as they happen. Clients can attest that we stay on pulse, at their disposal, nearly 24/7; we never drop the ball and stay in touch to give you the most relevant information and perspectives on your case. 

Personal Representation

At Chicago Tenants Rights Law, we have seen first hand the myriad problems that can contribute to our clients' difficulties.  We can assure you that we will handle these intricacies with compassion, empathy, and a passion for fairness.  With accurate representation from Chicago Tenants Rights Law, you can face any legal issue head-on, without undue stress. Charles Drennen is focused and driven to minimize or eliminate any potential legal situations that you may encounter.

Whether you're on the side of the prosecution or the side of the defense, you can rest assured that we're on your side. We have access to the information, experience, and resources to ensure that you have the best opportunity to succeed.

Business Representation

If you're a business or property owner, we want to work with you to protect the livelihood you've built, and remember: one legal issue without good legal representation could significantly affect the success of your business. 

Whether you're starting a business or your current business is facing a potential lawsuit, you can count on us. Charles has worked tirelessly on behalf of small business owners and can represent you effectively to help you achieve what's best for your company.

We are committed to you, the City of Chicago, and to all folks who need help and don't know where to turn. We believe in counseling our prospective clients to shop around - do your due diligence and interview as many firms as you see fit - but public records show that we're chosen more than any landlord/tenant attorney in the Chicago area, and that's a fact!