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Joseph Michael Laraia

Joseph Michael Laraia

Practice areas:

Contracts & Agreements, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Litigation, Capital Offense

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1962

  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    52 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 30%
    52 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    52 years
  4. Capital Offense: 10%
    52 years
  5. Litigation: 10%
    52 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Donald John Ramsell

    I have had the proud distinction to watch and learn from Joe Laraia during my entire 23 years as an attorney. Joe Laraia is without a doubt one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Illinois. He is tenacious in his defense of persons accused of any crime. He cares for his clients and their problems. Joe Laraia goes the extra mile for every client he meets. If you are accused of a crime, call Joe Laraia now.


    Donald Ramsell DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Laraia & Laraia, P.C.

1761 South Naperville Road
Suite 203
Wheaton, IL, 60189-5846


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law196205/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
LaureateIllinois State Bar Association2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Ralph A. Gabric AwardDuPage County Bar Association2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Man of the YearDuPage County Bar Association1980

Association NamePosition NameDuration
DuPage County Bar Association groupPresident1979 - 1980
DuPage County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National Criminal Defense AssociationMemberN/A
DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationPast PresidentN/A
DuPage County Justinian Society of LawyersPast PresidentN/A
DuPage County Justinian Society of LawyersMemberN/A
Inns of Court, DuPage Co. ChapterMemberN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1962
DePauw University; Northwestern UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1959