Joan Fenstermaker

Landlord Problems?
You Have an Advocate

With a focus on Chicago tenants rights, attorney Joan Fenstermaker helps renters resolve issues with landlords. Joan and associate Nick Bailey have successfully represented numerous tenants in obtaining the return of their security deposits and other landlord problems. There is no charge for an initial consultation to discuss your case. In most cases, you will not have to pay any attorney’s fees from your own pocket.

The Law Office of Joan M. Fenstermaker, P.C, does not represent landlords.
The practice is limited to tenant residents in the city of Chicago only.

Joan Fenstermaker and Nick Bailey

Call for a Free Consultation  312-371-6473

The Law Office of Joan M. Fenstermaker, P.C. fights for Chicago tenants rights in these and other matters. Call with your questions.

Security Deposit

Haven’t gotten your security deposit back? If there’s been a violation, your landlord may owe you two times your deposit plus attorneys’ fees!


A landlord cannot threaten eviction in retaliation for exercising your rights. Renters are protected by city and state laws. Know your rights!

Break the Lease

If you need to break your lease, there may be a way to terminate your lease without a penalty. We can review your lease and let you know your options.

Illegal Late Fees

If the landlord charges you a late fee in excess of what’s allowed under Chicago city ordinance, you may be entitled to two months rent plus attorneys’ fees! Call us!


Has your landlord lost your building in foreclosure and the new owner wants you to move? You may be entitled to assistance up to $10,600. Know your rights!

Illegal Lockout

Your landlord cannot lock you out of your apartment without a court order. If your landlord is threatening to lock you out, call us!

Law Office of Joan M. Fenstermaker, P.C. Free Consultation

Office Hours by Appointment Only
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77 W Washington, Suite 1020
Chicago, IL 60602

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