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Wayne B. Addis is a founding member of Addis Greenberg, L.L.C. His practice emphasizes Criminal Defense, DUI/ Traffic and Municipal Law.   He represents clients in a wide variety of litigation matters before State Courts, Arbitration and Mediation Panels and Administrative Agencies.   With over 37 years of experience, Mr. Addis has achieved tremendous results for his clients both at trial and through settlement.

Mr. Addis also spent seven years as Assistant State's Attorney for Cook County, serving as a First Chair Felony Trial Assistant at the main Criminal Courthouse at 26th and California. He also was appointed as a Special Assistant State's Attorney to the President of the Cook County Board.

Along with his partner, Joel Greenberg, Mr. Addis serves as the Village Prosecutor for Northbrook, Morton Grove, and Glencoe, llinois. In that capacity, we prosecute Ordinance Violations, Traffic, DUI, Code Enforcement, Animal Enforcement, and Zoning Code Violations. We regularly provide advice and counsel to the Village's Police, Fire, Development, Engineering, Public Works and Community Service Departments



Languages spoken: Russian, Ukrainian, Greek, English, Polish, German, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Italian

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    37 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    37 years
  3. State, Local And Municipal Law: 20%
    8 years



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  • Sami Ziad Azhari

    Wayne is an exceptional attorney with a great ability to deal effectively with his clients. I have frequently called upon Wayne to get his input on cases I handle. He has always been available and more than willing to point me in the right direction. He has my strongest recommendation.


    Sami Azhari Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Paul F. Serkland

    I have known Mr. Addis since I began practicing law as an Assistant State's Attorney 14 years ago. In my dealings with Wayne, he was at all times was a true professional. He was well prepared on every matter and displayed exceptional trial skills. I endorse this lawyer without hesitation.


    Paul Serkland Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Addis Greenberg, LLC

633 Skokie Boulevard
Suite 220
Northbrook, IL, 60062


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197811/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Village ProsecutorKenilworth, Illinois2015 - Present
Village ProsecutorGlencoe, Illinois2015 - Present
Administrative Hearing ProsecutorVillage of Morton Grove2013 - Present
Village ProsecutorVillage of Northbrook2007 - Present
AttorneyAddis Greenberg, LLC1988 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Northfield Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Illinois University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Northern Illinois UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Citizens Police AcademySearch And Seizure2015
Police Training SeminarCriminal Procedure Update2014
Chicago Professional Sports TeamGood Conduct Seminar2014
Quarterly TrainingDUI Law update2013
Police Quarterly TrainingTraffic Law Update2013
Quarterly Police TrainingDUI Law Update2012
Chicago Professional Sports Team Conduct SeminarMaking the Proper Decisions2012
Quarterly Police TrainingDUI & Criminal Law2011
Quarterly Police TrainingTraffic DUI and Criminal Law2010
Quarterly Police TrainingDUI and Traffic Law2009
Quarterly Police TrainingCriminal, Traffic, and DUI2008
Quarterly Police TrainingCriminal Law Seminar2007
National Lewis UniversityCriminal Law Seminar2006
National Lewis UniversityCriminal Law Seminar2005
Police Quarterly TrainingCriminal Procedure UpdateN/A