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I am a criminal defense lawyer that has specialized in criminal defense  since I graduated law school, over 22 years. I have practiced criminal defense both in Houston, Texas and in the Chicago area, where my main focus is federal law.


I attended the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in 2000 and have been returning as faculty since 2004.  I am  Board Certified  by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Criminal Law and Criminal Apellate law.


I have always have had a passion for defending people accused by the government and believe that a strong defense is a personalized defense based upon the needs of the individual representing.  I strive to combine my knowledge of the law and my understanding of my client to formulate a defense strategy that best serves each individual I represent. 


In addition to the law, I enjoy running marathons, cycling, triathalons and completed tough mudder event in Austin Texas.  I have recently started playing the piano again after 20 years.

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Languages spoken: Greek

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    23 years
  2. Federal Crime: 50%
    15 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Bart E Beals

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  • Jack Wade Bainum

    Rosa is a very tenacious lawyer who fights hard for her clients. She is an exceptional litigator and I heartily endorse her.

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    Jack Bainum Federal Crime Attorney
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Contact info

JPMorgan Chase Tower

53 W. Jackson Blvd
Suite 1437
Chicago, IL, 60604

53 W. Jackson Blvd
Suite 1454
Chicago, IL, 60604

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199211/12/2015
TXInactive 199401/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard Memeber2010 - Present
Woman's Criminal Defense Bar Associationmembert2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember1998 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationFormer Board Member and Secretary1995 - Present
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AN/A2000
South Texas College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor1992
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignLiberal ArtsOther - Bachelors1989