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Richard J. Dvorak

Richard J. Dvorak

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Civil Rights, Appeals

About Me

At my firm, Dvorak Law Offices, LLC, we are dedicated to helping clients, from the moment of arrest, throughout trial, and even on appeal.  Additionally, we have an extensive practice in civil rights litigation, including police brutality, false arrest, and malicious prosecution.  We also handle employment discrimination cases.  We have multiple attorneys in the office who are fluent in Spanish.  We have two offices, one in DuPage County, and one in downtown Chicago, accross from the Dirksen Federal Buillding.  If you are looking for attorneys who are extremely dedicated to protecting your civil rights, please call us or visit our website. 


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Civil Rights: 40%
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
  3. Appeals: 20%



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Robert James Kerr

    When it comes to civil rights and criminal defense, Rich Dvorak knows the law and he knows how to get the best results for his clients. Without hesitation, I endorse Rich as an excellent trial attorney.


    Robert Kerr Federal Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Juan Leonardo Baltierres

    I endorse this attorney. Very skilled and aggressive criminal defense and civil rights litigator. Highly recommended.


    Juan Baltierres Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info


6262 Kingery Highway
Suite 305
Willowbrook, IL, 60527

Dvorak Law Offices, LLC

140 S. Dearborn
Suite 404
Chicago, IL, 60606




ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199908/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Arthur Kinoy Defender AwardNational Lawyers Guild2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerThe Law Offices of Richard Dvorak2010 - Present
Managing PartnerDvorak, Toppel & Barrido2005 - 2010
Managing PartnerDvorak & Toppel2003 - 2005
AssociateDiFranco & Associates2002 - 2003
AttorneyCook County Public Defender's Office2000 - 2002


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2014 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
National Police Accountability ProjectN/A2010 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v. B.B.Won
People v. J.C.Won
A.M. v. City of ChicagoWon

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Publication NameTitleDate
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationConfessions Chapter2009
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationRepresenting Clients in the Early Stages of a Criminal Action2009
Michigan Journal of Race and LawCracking the Code: Decoding Colorblind Slurs During the Congressional Crack Cocaine Debates2000


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The Second Amendment & Section 1983 LitigationThe Intersection between Civil Rights and Criminal Defense Litigation2011