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
Chicago criminal attorney at Kanellos and Associates with 28 years experience

3157 WEST VAN BUREN, Chicago, IL 60612

Keith Scherer
Chicago criminal attorney at Gagne Scherer and Associates with 24 years experience

6585 N Avondale Ave, Chicago, IL 60631

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

6585 N Avondale Ave, Chicago, IL 60631

Bernard Harrold
Chicago criminal attorney at Wildman Harrold Allen and Dixon with 71 years experience

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

Harvey Silets
Chicago criminal attorney at Katten Muchin Rosenman with 67 years experience

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

Stanley Lipnick
Chicago criminal attorney at Arnstein and Lehr with 62 years experience

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

Fred Bartlit Jr
Chicago criminal attorney at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar and Scott with 62 years experience

54 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60610

Patrick Tuite
Chicago criminal attorney at Arnstein and Lehr with 61 years experience

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

Donald Harris
Chicago criminal attorney at Jenner and Block with 59 years experience

1 IBM Plaza, Chicago, IL 60611

Donald Statland
Chicago criminal attorney at Querrey and Harrow with 59 years experience

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

Russell Hoover
Chicago criminal attorney at Jenner and Block with 57 years experience

1 IBM Plaza, Chicago, IL 60611

Theodore Sinars
Chicago criminal attorney at Madden Jiganti Moore and Sinars with 55 years experience

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

Allan Lapidus
Chicago criminal attorney at Vedder Price with 55 years experience

222 North La Salle Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Terry Grimm
Chicago criminal attorney at Winston and Strawn with 55 years experience

35 West Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

William Linklater
Chicago criminal attorney at Baker McKenzie with 54 years experience

130 East Randolph Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

Tyrone Fahner
Chicago criminal attorney at Mayer Brown with 54 years experience

190 South La Salle Street, Chicago, IL 60603

Jeffrey Schulman
Chicago criminal attorney at Wolin and Rosen with 54 years experience

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

Anton Valukas
Chicago criminal attorney at Jenner and Block with 53 years experience

1 IBM Plaza, Chicago, IL 60611

James Montana Jr
Chicago criminal attorney at Vedder Price with 53 years experience

222 North La Salle Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Donald Shine
Chicago criminal attorney at Nisen and Elliott with 52 years experience

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

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