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Licensed

  1. Appeals: 50%
    41 years, 200 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    41 years
  3. Federal Crime: 25%
    41 years

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Hourly ($300-400/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Sachs. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help.

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  • Thomas G. Briody

    Mr. Sachs has demonstrated his knowledge and experience through his posts here on AVVO. He understands the nature of this difficult profession, and has great compassion and sensitivity for his clients. I endorse him without reservation.

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    Thomas Briody Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of Joshua Sachs and Associates

PO Box 6556
Evanston, IL, 60204-6556

Law Office of Joshua Sachs and Associates

134 N. La Salle St
Suite 1800
Chicago, IL, 60602

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197411/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyLaw Office of Joshua Sachs and Associates2010 - Present
Staff AttorneyState Appellate Defender - Capital Litigation Division2002 - 2010
Hearing OfficerIllinois Pollution Control Board1980 - 1995
Sole practicionerJoshua Sachs, Attorney at Law1976 - 2002
Staff AttorneyState Appellate Defenders Office - Illinois1974 - 1976
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar Association, Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section CouncilVice Chairman1986 - 1987
Illinois State Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionVice-Chairman1981 - 1982
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. Leon, 468 US 897In this case the United States Supreme Court adopted a "good faith" exception to Fourth Amendment exclusionary rule.
Illinois v. Gates, 462 U.S. 213In this case the United States Supreme Court deferred consideration of a good faith exception to the exclusionary rule.
People v. BoganNot Guilty on death penalty murder
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Elements of Illinois Law - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationCriminal Law2015
Defending Illinois Criminal Cases - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationHabeas Corpus - Supplement2013
Illinois Lawyer's Overview - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationCriminal Law2012
Defending Illinois Criminal Cases - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationHabeas Corpus2010
Starting Points - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationCriminal Law - Supplement2008
Defending Illinois Criminal Cases - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationHabeas Corpus - Supplement2007
Starting Points - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationCriminal Law2005
Defending Illinois Criminal Cases - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationHabeas Corpus2003
71 Illinois Bar Journal 166"Is Attempt to Commit Voluntary Manslaughter a Possible Crime?"1982
Illinois Bar Journal"Appellate Review of Pre-Trial Motions Following Conviction on a Plea of Guilty"1981
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Grinnell CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Death Penalty Defense SeminarCapital Clemency Proceedings1996
Capital Defense SeminarMitigation in Death Penalty Cases1988
Our Illinois Bill of Rights; Has it Worked?Illinois State Constitution1984
Annual Agency ConferenceProsecutorial Misconduct1984
Proceedings Before Pollution Control Board Hearing OfficersProceedings Before Hearing Officers1983