Being charged with a criminal offense is already devastating, and the idea of facing the consequences of those charges can be even more distressing. The repercussions aren't just short-term. They can impact the quality of your entire life. That's why it's so important to make sure you hire an attorney who has the passion and skills to see your case all the way through.

I'm experienced with various types of criminal law cases, and there's very little that I haven't seen. With over 40 years of practicing criminal law under my belt, I have the intellect, attention to detail, and tenacity you want to see in your attorney.

My purpose isn't to judge you. Be it your first offense or the hundredth time you've been accused of a crime, my job is to provide aggressive litigation that can position your case for success. Throughout our time together, the first thing you need to remember is that you still have rights and I'm here to defend them. Whether you're facing a DUI charge, drug possession, sex or internet crime, or another type of offense, I've got your back.

We all make mistakes, and we all deserve a second chance. Let me defend your freedom.

The Right to Remain Silent

You don't have to say a single word until you speak with an attorney — and you'll want to speak to one as soon as possible. So, take advantage of that one phone call and dial my number. As scary and intimidating as this ordeal may seem, don't lose hope. I've been able to get charges completely dropped in the past, and I may be able to do the same for you. If you were falsely accused or even if you did make a bad decision, your life doesn't have to be ruined. Keep your emotions in check, take a deep breath, and allow me to go to work for you.

Relevant and Knowledgeable

Determining the best course of action can be a hard decision for anyone facing any type of case. With a case as sensitive as yours, it's best to have a competent attorney by your side who can help you figure out what your next steps should be. I stay up-to-date on the law in order to help you do just that. In fact, I've read every Illinois Supreme Court, Appellate Court, and U.S. Supreme Court criminal and traffic law opinion issued since 1977. I value my relationships with my clients, and I take every effort in doing my part to attain the best possible outcome for you. Schedule a free case evaluation as soon as possible.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1976


  • J.D. - John Marshall School of Law, 1976
  • B.A. - Northeastern Illinois State University

Professional Associations & Membership

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National College for DUI Defense