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Jeff graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management.  He earned his law degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago Illinois. 

Jeff left college before completing his undergraduate degree, spending 11 years in the restaurant business, working his way from bar back to General Manager and becoming the youngest General Manager in that restaurant company’s history.  Jeff specialized in turning around restaurants with problems, making them run more efficiently, improving the customer experience, and earning them record profits.

Jeff’s life changed when he was selected to serve on a Special Grand Jury for 30 days, an experience that few people have enjoyed.  His experience on the Special Grand Jury inspired him to return to college to complete his undergraduate degree with an eye towards attending law school.  Jeff turned down a job offer to become a district manager for a major coffee company and oversee their growth throughout the Midwest to return to school.  After graduating from Columbia, Jeff spent three years working for a Fortune 500 technology company where he was a founding member of their Healthcare division.  Upon gaining acceptance to law school, Jeff left his lucrative career in sales to pursue his passion for the law.  While attending law school, Jeff won two CALI “Excellence for the Future” awards for earning the top grade in Federal Criminal Law and Real Estate Transactions.

Jeff is devoted to serving his client’s needs.  He brings his years of real world experience to the firm and believes in treating the client the way he would want to be treated.  Jeff is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  Additionally, Jeff is very active in the AVVO community, answering legal questions for people at no charge.  One of the things that differentiates him from other attorneys is his desire to ensure that every client understands their case, the underlying law, and the possible outcomes.  Jeff also plays guitar, drums, and trumpet, loves dogs, and lifts weights at least three times a week.


Practice areas


  1. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 30%
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    3 years
  4. Violent Crime: 10%
  5. Expungement: 10%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • Brendan Robert Appel

    Jeff is a top criminal defense lawyer; I regularly refer my clients to him with great results.


    Brendan Appel Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Lawrence James Dohman

    I have worked in the same legal community with Jeff for years. Jeff is a well-respected attorney and represents his clients effectively. He is extremely thorough in his work and any client would be well represented by Jeff. I endorse this lawyer.


    Lawrence Dohman DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

161 N. Clark St
47th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60602



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201211/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Excellence for the Future AwardCALI2011
Excellence for the Future AwardCALI2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFagan, Fagan & Davis A Partnership Of Professional Corporations2014 - Present
AssociateFagan, Fagan & Davis A Partnership Of Professional Corporations2012 - 2014
Law ClerkFagan Fagan and Davis2010 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2013 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Class A Misdemeanor Speeder reduced to a pettyCharge amended to a petty offense and supervision.
Cell Phone while driving and no insurance - both droppedAll charges dropped
Class B Misdemeanor Speeding with Failure to Notify SOS of Address ChangeSpeeding ticket amended to a petty offense, failure to notify the SOS of an address change dropped, a small fine and supervision.
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Publication nameTitleDate blogIllinois DUI suspension and revocation laws get an important update2015 blogNew laws that may affect you if you speed2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
Columbia College (Chicago, IL)Arts, Entertainment, and Media ManagementBA - Bachelor of Arts2005