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Stephen Komie is perhaps best known for involvement in high-profile criminal and civil litigation matters, Stephen M. Komie is highly regarded for his skill before judges and juries alike. The acquittals in the celebrated trials of Shawn Dunn for mail and wire fraud, John Carroccia for murder, Brendan Nolan for sale and distribution of drugs, Casey Kalicki for incest, Sandra Fabiano for child sexual abuse, and judges for DUI were widely reported in the media. Mr. Komie’s career has spanned over 34 years of litigation, representing thousands of ordinary persons, the clergy, and corporations before the courts of Illinois and the United States, and international tribunals. His success has been measured by acquittals in most cases, successful appeals, and a winning track record on  Appeals.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Federal Crime: 25%
    40 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    40 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    40 years
  4. White Collar Crime: 15%
    40 years
  5. Other: 10%
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Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark V. Clay

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


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
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  • Thomas Anthony Bruno

    Stephen's expertise is widely recognized. He is a hard-working advocate for his clients. Komie gets good results.


    Thomas Bruno Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

Komie and Associates

1 North La Salle Street
Suite 4200
Chicago, IL, 60602-4011


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197611/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Top 100 LawyersAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America2012
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2012
Alumni Service AwardFrancis Parker School2012
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2011
Top 100 LawyersAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America2011
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2010
Top 100 LawyersAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America2010
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2009
Top 100 LawyersAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA®),2009
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2008
Top 100 LawyersAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America2008
Top 100 LawyersAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America2007
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2007
Top 100 lawyersAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America2006
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2006
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2005
Public Service AwardAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA®),1994
Board of Governors AwardIllinois State Bar Association1991
Certificate of AppreciationIllinois State Bar AssociationN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois Bar FoundationPillar of the Profession Fellow2006 - Present
International Bar Association, Family LawChairman2005 - 2008
American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section CouncilMember2005 - 2008
Illinois State Bar AssociationBoard of Governors1999 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationSecretary1996 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationBoard of Governors1992 - 1998
American Bar Association, Small Firm and Solo Practice Task ForceMember1990 - 1992
Illinois State Bar Association,Judicial Compensation CommitteeMember1990 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association,Criminal Justice SectionMember1989 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association ,Credentials CommitteeChairman1985 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association ,AssemblyMember1985 - 1998
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fatal DUIThrough Stephen Komie's relentless efforts Michael Penachio receives only five years for a crash that killed Danielle Baker
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Publication nameTitleDate
Illinois Bar Journal; Vol. 103, No. 6The MAGNA CARTA: 800 Years of the Rule of Law2015
Illinois State Bar AssociationAttorney's Bill of Rights1992
Chicago Daily Law BulletinIllinois State Bar Association Legislation Proposed to Protect Attorney/Client Relationship1987
The Bar NewsLittle RICO Bill Should Not Be PassedN/A
Chicago Daily Law BulletinLittle RICO in Illinois, The Case Against ItN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
University of ArizonaN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of ArizonaN/AMA - MastersN/A