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IllinoisJuvenile Defense Lawyers in Illinois

In the juvenile justice system in Illinois, the primary goal is to rehabilitate the child or teenager.


The juvenile justice system also protects the public. Important differences exist between the criminal justice system in adult courts and juvenile courts.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for a juvenile court case in or around Illinois, consider the attorney's training and experience with these types of cases.


Attorneys often provide a free consultation and charge a flat rate for attorney fees and costs for juvenile delinquency and criminal defense cases.


Many of the top juvenile defense attorneys in the United States belong to the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC). Created in 1999, NJDC supports criminal defense attorneys who represent children in juvenile court. In 2005, the National Juvenile Defender Center separated from the American Bar Association (ABA) to become an independent organization.


NJDC gives juvenile defense attorneys a platform to exchange information, build partnerships, improve advocacy skills and participate in the national debate over juvenile justice.


The mission of the NJDC is to "promote justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense." Learn more about the NJDC.

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Stephen Mark Komie

Stephen Mark Komie
Komie and Associates
1 North LaSalle Street Suite 4200
Chicago, IL 60602
Licensed for 43 years, Stephen Mark Komie is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended DePaul University College... read more >

Audriana Anderson

Audriana Anderson
Anderson Attorneys & Advisors
2150 Manchester Road Suite 101
Wheaton, IL 60187
Licensed for 20 years, Audriana Anderson is a Drug Crimes and Domestic Violence lawyer who attended DePaul College of Law... read more >

Steven W Hanna

Steven W Hanna
Hanna & Ruud, LLC
1528 6th Ave
Moline, IL 61265
Licensed for 29 years, Steven W Hanna is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended Saint Ambrose... read more >

Keith Scherer

Keith Scherer
Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC
6585 N.Avondale Ave., Suite D
Chicago, IL 60631
Licensed for 20 years, Keith Scherer is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institu... read more >

David J. Winer

David J. Winer
Law Offices of Winer & Winer
9 N. County St #100
Waukegan, IL 60085
Licensed for 31 years, David J. Winer is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended IIT/Kent Law School... read more >

Gary W Adair

Gary W Adair
900 West Jackson Blvd Suite 5-E
Chicago, IL 60607
Licensed for 43 years, Gary W Adair is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law... read more >

Omer Jaleel

Omer Jaleel
Jaleel Law P.C.
2001 Midwest Rd Suite 202
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Licensed for 11 years, Omer Jaleel is a Federal Crimes and Naturalization / Citizenship lawyer who attended John Marshall Law School-Chicag... read more >

Greg Gagne

Greg Gagne
Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC
6585 N.Avondale Ave., Suite D
Chicago, IL 60631
Licensed for 18 years, Greg Gagne is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended The University of Connecticut School of Law... read more >

Lawrence Victor Jackowiak

Lawrence Victor Jackowiak
Jackowiak Law Offices
111 W Washington St Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60602
Lawrence Victor Jackowiak is a Personal Injury and Motor Vehicle Accidents lawyer who attended Golden Gate University School of Law... read more >

Scott A. Kent

Scott A. Kent
Martin & Kent, L.L.C.
610 East Roosevelt Road Suite 200
Wheaton, IL 60187
Licensed for 25 years, Scott A. Kent is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois... read more >

Gbenga O Longe

Gbenga O Longe
The Longe Law Firm
1655 S Blue Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60608
Licensed for 9 years, Gbenga O Longe is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended University School of Law- Indianapolis... read more >

Michael Brennan

Michael Brennan
Law Offices of Michael J. Brennan
16521 106th Court
Orland Park, IL 60467
Licensed for 34 years, Michael Brennan is a Criminal Defense and Motor Vehicle Accidents lawyer who attended The John Marshall Law School... read more >

Eric Onyango

Eric Onyango
Prime Legal, LLC
222 N Columbus Drive 1507
chicago, IL 60601
Licensed for 6 years, Eric Onyango is a Employment Law and Intellectual Property Law lawyer who attended Atlanta's John Marshall Law School... read more >

Philip Finegan

Philip Finegan
Finegan Law Firm
111 W. Front St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Licensed for 7 years, Philip Finegan is a Criminal Defense and Social Security Disability Law lawyer who attended Northern Illinois Univers... read more >

Adam B. Lawler

Adam B. Lawler
Lawler Brown
1600 West Main Street
Marion, IL 62959
Licensed for 15 years, Adam B. Lawler is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Saint Louis University School of Law, S... read more >

David O. Koch

David O. Koch
Koch & Associates, P.C.
5947 W. 35th Street
Cicero, IL 60804
Licensed for 25 years, David O. Koch is a Criminal Defense and Child Support lawyer who attended DePaul University College of Law... read more >

Mark Andrew Nickel, Jr.

Mark Andrew Nickel, Jr.
The Law Offices of Andrew Nickel, LLC
651 Prairie Pointe Dr. Suite 106
Yorkville, IL 60560
Licensed for 15 years, Mark Andrew Nickel, Jr. is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Case Western Reserve Law School... read more >

Michael O'Meara

Michael O'Meara
O'Meara Law LLC
53 W Jackson Blvd Ste 919
Chicago, IL 60604
Licensed for 25 years, Michael O'Meara is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended John Marshall Law School... read more >

Joe Pioletti

Joe Pioletti
Pioletti & Pioletti
121 North Main Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Licensed for 6 years, Joe Pioletti is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Southern Illinois University School of Law... read more >

Dominick R. Dolci

Dominick R. Dolci
Dolci & Weiland
17W662 Butterfield Rd Suite 304
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Licensed for 29 years, Dominick R. Dolci is a Criminal Defense and Alimony / Spousal Support lawyer who attended John Marshall Law School -... read more >

Steven H Fagan

Steven H Fagan
Fagan, Fagan & Davis
950 Lee Street Ste 200
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Licensed for 21 years, Steven H Fagan is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

JohnPaul Ivec

JohnPaul Ivec
Ivec Law
24820 Caton Farm Road
Plainfield, IL 60586
Licensed for 24 years, JohnPaul Ivec is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Derek Martin

Derek Martin
Driver Defense Team
53 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 1401
Chicago, IL 60604
Licensed for 5 years, Derek Martin is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Mitchell Scott Sexner

Mitchell Scott Sexner
Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates
2126 W Van Buren St.
Chicago, IL 60612
Licensed for 33 years, Mitchell Scott Sexner is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer... read more >

Patrick J Weiland

Patrick J Weiland
Dolci & Weiland
17W662 Butterfield Rd Suite 304
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Licensed for 22 years, Patrick J Weiland is a White Collar Crime and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mark Bergal

Mark Bergal
Law Offices of Mark G. Bergal
20 S Clark Street Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60603
Mark Bergal is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Illinois Institute of Technology... read more >

Jim DiQuattro

Jim DiQuattro
Wigell Law Group
150 N. Michigan Ave Suite 820
Chicago, IL 60606
Licensed for 7 years, Jim DiQuattro is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended The John Marshall Law School... read more >

Gus Kostopoulos

Gus Kostopoulos
125 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 300 A
Chicago, IL 60606
Gus Kostopoulos is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer... read more >

Jason B. Stevens

Jason B. Stevens
Law Office of Jason B. Stevens, P.C.
102 N. Evergreen Avenue Suite #220
Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States, IL 60004
Jason B. Stevens is a Criminal Defense and Domestic Violence lawyer... read more >

Morris Anyah

Morris Anyah
Law Office of Morris A. Anyah, LLC.
53 W Jackson Blvd #1264
Chicago, IL 60604
Morris Anyah is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

David M. Smith

David M. Smith
Chicago Trusted Attorneys
300 North LaSalle Drive Suite 4925
Chicago, IL 60654
Licensed for 13 years, David M. Smith is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Dino Delic

Dino Delic
Delic Law, LLC
1300 Basswood Rd, Suite 200B
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Dino Delic is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Kathryn Harry

Kathryn Harry
Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C.
1200 Harger Rd Suite 706
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Licensed for 24 years, Kathryn Harry is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Vadim A. Glozman

Vadim A. Glozman
Edward M. Genson & Associates
53 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 1420
Chicago, IL 60604
Licensed for 5 years, Vadim A. Glozman is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer... read more >

Juneitha Shambee

Juneitha Shambee
Shambee Law Office
701 Main St
Evanston, IL 60202
Juneitha Shambee is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Charles Schierer

Charles Schierer
Schierer & Ritchie, LLC
1009 Illini Drive
East Peoria, IL 61611
Licensed for 20 years, Charles Schierer is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Laura Morask

Laura Morask
The Law Offices of Laura J. Morask
713 Devon Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Laura Morask is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Larry Edward Lauterjung

Larry Edward Lauterjung
Lauterjung Law Office
1702B W Main S
Marion, IL 62959
Licensed for 31 years, Larry Edward Lauterjung is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Rosemary Kostopoulos

Rosemary Kostopoulos
Kostopous Law Group
125 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 300 A
Chicago, IL 60606
Licensed for 16 years, Rosemary Kostopoulos is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jill Rose Quinn

Jill Rose Quinn
Jill Rose Quinn, Attorney At Law
4825 North Mason Avenue, Suite 105
Chicago, IL 60630
Licensed for 36 years, Jill Rose Quinn is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Michael Crosby

Michael Crosby
A Law Office Of Crosby & Associates
475 Executive Pkwy
Rockford, IL 61107
Michael Crosby is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Richard S. Kopsick

Richard S. Kopsick
Law Offices of Richard S. Kopsick, P.C.
415 Washington St Ste 207
Waukegan, IL 60085
Licensed for 37 years, Richard S. Kopsick is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

William Surin

William Surin
Armstrong & Surin Law Office
724 Columbus St
Ottawa, IL 61350
Licensed for 39 years, William Surin is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Scott C. Cleal

Scott C. Cleal
Scott C. Cleal, P.C.
PO Box 4858
Naperville, IL 60567
Licensed for 34 years, Scott C. Cleal is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Stephen W. Adamsky

Stephen W. Adamsky
Adamsky Law, LLC
120 W Main St
Belleville, IL 62220
Licensed for 5 years, Stephen W. Adamsky is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Sherry R Lawson-Weaver

Sherry R Lawson-Weaver
Lawson-Weaver Law Office
64 S Prairie St Suite 216
Galesburg, IL 61401
Licensed for 25 years, Sherry R Lawson-Weaver is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Daniel D. Hinich

Daniel D. Hinich
Law Office Of Daniel D. Hinich
17926 South Halsted Street
homewood, IL 60430
Licensed for 53 years, Daniel D. Hinich is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Frank T Scarpino

Frank T Scarpino
The Law Offices of Frank T. Scarpino & Associates
1415 West 22nd Street Suite 1025 E
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Licensed for 24 years, Frank T Scarpino is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Salim John Sheikh

Salim John Sheikh
Sal Sheikh - Attorney At Law
542 S. Dearborn St. Suite 510
Chicago, IL 60605
Licensed for 10 years, Salim John Sheikh is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Oscar H Brown Jr

Oscar H Brown Jr
The Law Office of Oscar H Brown Jr
15255 S 94th Ave Fifth Floor
Orland Park, IL 60462
Licensed for 12 years, Oscar H Brown Jr is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >
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Juvenile Defense Specialty Areas

Board Certification

National Association of Counsel for Children - NACC is accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys as child welfare law specialists and works to improve the quality of legal representation of children in dependency, juvenile delinquency, and family law cases.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

IADCL seeks to preserve fairness in the criminal justice system and to educate the public and attorneys.



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