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Warren J. Breslin

Warren J. Breslin

Practice areas:

Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence

About Me


Preeminent Legal Ability


Warren Breslin is honored to be listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers. He holds the highest preeminent legal ability rating bestowed by Martindale-Hubbell, the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession. With a history spanning more than 135 years, the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Network has provided information about lawyers to the legal community for the benefit of lawyers who may be seeking the assistance of an attorney with superior credentials and successful experience in a particular area of practice.


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Academic & Professional Profile


Warren Breslin is an honors graduate from DePaul and Loyola Universities of Chicago, having ranked at the top of his graduating classes at both schools. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from DePaul and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola. He has published in the Northwestern University School of Law's Journal of Police Science and Administration and has contributed, through numerous writings, to the change and development of modern police procedures.


As a Chicago Police Officer for nearly nine years and as a Cook County Assistant State's Attorney for over two years, Warren Breslin has acquired a wealth of experience in criminal arrest and prosecution. He was selected by the Chicago Police Superintendent to issue police directives in response to new Supreme Court rules and case law development in arrest, search and seizure. Warren Breslin headed a special task force in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office investigating political and organized crime involving Chicago City Hall contracts. He prosecuted felony and misdemeanor cases in two Cook County districts. In addition to his police and prosecution background, he was an associate at the nationally renowned law firm of Chapman and Cutler where he developed a strong legal background in banking and finance.


Warren Breslin established his own criminal defense law practice in 1982 and has since successfully defended clients in thousands of criminal and traffic cases. His law practice has always been limited to criminal and traffic defense, thereby enabling him to concentrate on the ever-changing law in his field. Although his practice is centered in the Greater Chicago metropolitan area, Warren Breslin is licensed in Illinois, Wisconsin, Florida, Colorado, Washington D.C. and by the United States Supreme Court and has defended clients in many other states, having been admitted to practice on a case by case basis.


Warren Breslin is an experienced trial attorney having successfully defended clients in virtually every type of felony and misdemeanor case, including capital murder, arson, robbery, burglary, forgery, theft, sex, weapons and drug cases. A routine part of his practice includes representation to save or regain drivers' licenses and freedom of clients charged with drunken driving and other serious traffic violations.


Warren Breslin's academic achievements and lifelong experience in criminal arrest, prosecution and defense have given him not only keen insight and skill but also a most competitive advantage in applying his profession.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Criminal Law: 60%
    5 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 20%
    5 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    5 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Matthew Joseph Medina

    I give Warren my highest endorsement. I first met Warren when I was an Assistant Cook County State's Attorney. I faced Warren in court countless times. Warren has unmatched skills. He combines a brilliant legal mind with a tenacious will to pursue justice for his clients. Warren is a top-notch trial attorney and negotiator. He fights hard for his clients. Warren is also extremely well-liked and well-respected by prosecutors, judges and fellow attorneys in the legal community.

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    Matthew Medina Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Kenneth Mitchell Alpert

    When you want to know who the best in the field are, all you have to do is figure out who other lawyers go to for advice. Warren is one of those guys. He is a true professional, a legal expert and a respected member of the legal community. You will never go wrong asking Warren for help. I strongly endorse Warren.

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    Kenneth Alpert Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact Info

Warren J. Breslin Law Offices

10 North Martingale Road Suite 400
Schaumburg, IL, 60173

10 N Martingale Rd Suite 400
Schaumburg, IL, 60173

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WIGood Standing198803/16/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197908/17/2015
FLRetired199108/17/2015
DCInactive 198805/24/2015
COInactive198808/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Highest AV Preeminent Rating in Legal Ability Since 2003Martindale-Hubbell2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyWarren J. Breslin Law Offices1982 - Present
Prosecuting AttorneyCook County State's Attorney's Office1980 - 1982
Associate General CounselChapman & Cutler1978 - 1980
Police OfficerChicago Police Department1970 - 1978

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Northwestern University School of Law/IACP Journal of Police Science & AdministrationPolice Intervention in Domestic Confrontations1978
Master of Science ThesisA Study in the Organization & Management of Municipal Police Departments1975

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
DePaul UniversityN/AMS1975
DePaul UniversityN/ABA1971