Chicago, Illinois Criminal Attorneys

Compare 156 attorneys and 62 law firms in Chicago, IL. Sort by highest rating and years of criminal experience.

Dean Kanellos
3.8/5.0
2 Reviews

Chicago criminal attorney at Kanellos and Associates with 25 years experience

(773) 265-0537

3157 WEST VAN BUREN, Chicago, IL 60612

Keith Scherer

Chicago criminal attorney at Gagne Scherer and Associates with 21 years experience

(773) 774-6741

6585 N Avondale Ave, Chicago, IL 60631

Greg Gagne

Chicago criminal attorney at Gagne Scherer and Associates with 18 years experience

(773) 774-6741

6585 N Avondale Ave, Chicago, IL 60631

Bernard Harrold

Chicago criminal attorney at Wildman Harrold Allen and Dixon with 68 years experience

(312) 201-2000

225 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3000, Chicago, IL 60606

Harvey Silets

Chicago criminal attorney at Katten Muchin Rosenman with 64 years experience

(312) 902-5200

525 West Monroe Street, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60661

Stanley Lipnick

Chicago criminal attorney at Arnstein and Lehr with 59 years experience

(312) 876-7100

120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60606

Fred Bartlit Jr

Chicago criminal attorney at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar and Scott with 59 years experience

(312) 494-4400

54 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60610

Patrick Tuite

Chicago criminal attorney at Arnstein and Lehr with 58 years experience

(312) 876-7100

120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60606

Donald Harris

Chicago criminal attorney at Jenner and Block with 56 years experience

(312) 222-9350

1 IBM Plaza, Chicago, IL 60611

Donald Statland

Chicago criminal attorney at Querrey and Harrow with 56 years experience

(312) 540-7000

175 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60604

Russell Hoover

Chicago criminal attorney at Jenner and Block with 54 years experience

(312) 222-9350

1 IBM Plaza, Chicago, IL 60611

Theodore Sinars

Chicago criminal attorney at Madden Jiganti Moore and Sinars with 52 years experience

(312) 346-4101

190 South La Salle Street, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60603

Allan Lapidus

Chicago criminal attorney at Vedder Price with 52 years experience

(312) 609-7500

222 North La Salle Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Terry Grimm

Chicago criminal attorney at Winston and Strawn with 52 years experience

(312) 558-5600

35 West Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

William Linklater

Chicago criminal attorney at Baker McKenzie with 51 years experience

(312) 861-8000

130 East Randolph Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

Tyrone Fahner

Chicago criminal attorney at Mayer Brown with 51 years experience

(312) 782-0600

190 South La Salle Street, Chicago, IL 60603

Jeffrey Schulman

Chicago criminal attorney at Wolin and Rosen with 51 years experience

(312) 424-0600

55 West Monroe Street, 36th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603

Anton Valukas

Chicago criminal attorney at Jenner and Block with 50 years experience

(312) 222-9350

1 IBM Plaza, Chicago, IL 60611

James Montana Jr

Chicago criminal attorney at Vedder Price with 50 years experience

(312) 609-7500

222 North La Salle Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Donald Shine

Chicago criminal attorney at Nisen and Elliott with 49 years experience

(312) 346-7800

200 West Adams Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, IL 60606

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