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Haytham Faraj

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Commercial

About Me

There are a lot of lawyers who know the law and are good lawyers.  


Unfortunately, there are very few great lawyers.  A great lawyer is someone who not only knows the law but also takes the time to listen to the client, understand the client's problem, develop a solution tailored to the client's needs and then deliver the solution to the client.  The solution may not always involve legal action.  Sometimes what the client needs is someone to listen and a word of advice.  


I pride myself on being a lawyer who takes the time to listen to my clients.  I do that because I learned that unless a lawyer learns to care about what the client is saying, a lawyer will not be effective in fashioning a good solution.   And by learning to care, I found that I have become a better lawyer and more effective in helping the people that seek me out to help them with their problems.  That often means that I am taking some legal action on behalf of my clients.  When I do that, I achieve my clients' objectives. I can proudly say that I have never let a client down.  But sometimes my help means that I am advising some non-legal solution.  Because my clients know that I genuinely care about them, they take my advice and value it.  


 


My track record of legal successes which includes dozends of jury trial victories along with my capacity to listen, care, fight when necessary, or offer a word advice, keeps clients coming back and referring others.


 


 

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Languages Spoken: English, Arabic

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    10 years, 250 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    10 years, 30 cases
  3. Commercial: 20%
    10 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (30-40%), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

28 total 

  • Micah Shawn Belden

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Haytham is a trial lawyer and a Marine in every sense of the word. I would trust him with my life, and certainly any legal case I have to work on. He goes beyond the call of duty in working around the clock after hours just on becoming a better lawyer. If you are charged with a serious crime, especially a military crime, you need Haytham Faraj.

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    Micah Belden Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Joseph Hawkins Low

    I endorse this lawyer's work.

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    Joseph Low Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

The Law Office of Haytham Faraj

105 West Adams
Suite 2150
Chicago, IL, 60603

The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj

6 Park Lane Boulevard
Suite 530
Dearborn, MI, 48126

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive201302/26/2015
DCActive 200907/19/2014
MIActive And In Good Standing200903/27/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200505/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
The Wheeler AwardU.S. Marine Corps1995

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founder and Trial lawyerThe Law Office of Haytham Faraj2012 - Present
PartnerPuckett & Faraj, PC2008 - Present
Senior Defense CounselU.S. Marine Corps2005 - 2008

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Michigan Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2009 - Present
Criminal Jursiprudence and Practice Committee, Michigan BarMember2009 - 2012
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
U.S. v. Trent ThomasNot guilty
U.S. v. Isaac EsparazaNot guilty
U.S. v. Second Lieutenant (names withheld)Not guilty on all charges

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Naval Institute PressNo Time For Truth, The Marines Justice and the Haditha Incident2014
The WarriorThe Price of a Ribbon: Murder2011

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AN/A2009
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
The CitadelPolitical ScienceBA1995

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College- Texas Seminar at Round TopCross Examination2012
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial Skills2012
BBC NewsBradley Manning Trial2012
Virginia Bar Association, military law sectionMedia in High Profile Cases2011
Graduate Program I, Trial Lawyers CollegeAdvanced Trial Skills2011
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College- Death Penalty CollegeDeath Penalty College2011
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial Skills2011
NPRMuslims in the Military2009
BBC radio news serviceDimissal of charges against Blackwater2009