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Robert James Callahan

Robert James Callahan

also known as Robert J Callahan | Criminal Defense Lawyer

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, DUI & DWI

About Me

Robert Callahan has been a successful Chicago defense attorney at law for
over 17 years. We use investigation and thorough preparation to gain an advantage over the prosecution.  When you need legal representation, there is no time
to waste. Consult the law offices of Robert Callahan.  We win more cases because we take fewer clients. This allows us to give individual attention to each file, and the results are proof that our strategy works.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    22 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Federal Crime: 20%
    22 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 10%
    22 years, 300 cases



Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Monica Claire O'Brien

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Monica O'Brien Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Dan M. Tsataros

    I endorse this lawyer. Bob is an excellent litigator!


    Dan Tsataros Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

53 West Jackson, Suite 1442
Chicago, IL, 60604-3536


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199405/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Certificate of Completion - Capital LitigationState of Illinois Appellate Defender2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerRobert J. Callahan and Associates1994 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
South Suburban Bar AssociationPanel Attorney2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2002 - Present
Chicago Bar Association In-Court Referral PanelPanel Attorney2002 - Present
Federal Trial BarMember1997 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Felony Weapons Charges in Chicagonot guilty
People v. GGDismissed after Motion to Suppress Evidence granted
People v LRDismissed at Preliminary Hearing

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Publication NameTitleDate
LinkRepCriminal Defense in Chicago2010
LinkRepArizona v. Gant: Practical Application to Search and Seizure Related Defense2009
American Journal of Veterinary ResearchAnimal Abuse Law2006
CAALA AdvocateDefending Narcotics CasesN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJuris Doctorate1993
University of IllinoisHistoryBachelors1990
Saint Ignatius College PrepN/AHigh School Diploma1985

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Criminal Law SeminarDefending Narcotics Cases in Cook County2011
Condo ClosingsClosings2010
Career DayCriminal Defense Law2010
InterstateSearch and Seizure LawN/A