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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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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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1979||11/12/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Highest AV Preeminent Rating in Legal Ability Since 2003||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Attorney||Warren J. Breslin Law Offices||1982 - Present|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Cook County State's Attorney's Office||1980 - 1982|
|Associate General Counsel||Chapman & Cutler||1978 - 1980|
|Police Officer||Chicago Police Department||1970 - 1978|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Northwest Suburban Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Northwestern University School of Law/IACP Journal of Police Science & Administration||Police Intervention in Domestic Confrontations||1978|
|Master of Science Thesis||A Study in the Organization & Management of Municipal Police Departments||1975|
|Loyola University Chicago School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|DePaul University||N/A||MS - Master of Science||1975|