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Richard J. Dvorak

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. 

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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas

Licensed

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

Payment

Fees:

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

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Joseph Venditti III

    Rich Dvorak truly knows the law and gets his clients the best results. His experience with criminal law and civil law is excellent and shows with his case results. I would not hesitate to contact Rich.

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    Joseph Venditti Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Dvorak. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first.

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    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

DVORAK LAW OFFICES, LLC

6262 Kingery Highway
Suite 305
Willowbrook, IL, 60527

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199911/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
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
OwnerDvorak Law Offices, LLC2010 - Present
Managing PartnerDvorak, Toppel & Barrido2005 - 2010
Managing PartnerDvorak & Toppel2003 - 2005
AssociateDiFranco & Associates2002 - 2003
AttorneyCook County Public Defender's Office2000 - 2002
Associations
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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Publications
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
Education
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