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Steven R Roach

Steven R Roach

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Entertainment, Licensing

About Me

"Fight With The Experience of a Former Prosecutor"


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Photos and Videos

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Criminal Defense: 45%
    17 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 45%
    17 years
  3. Licensing: 5%
    17 years
  4. Entertainment: 5%
    17 years



Contingent (15-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (20 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

27 total 

  • Matthew Joseph Medina

    Steve is quite simply one best elite trial attorneys I know. I worked both with Steve, when we were partners at the Cook County State’s Attorneys Office, and against Steve, when he became a Criminal Defense Attorney. Steve is a brilliant, eloquent, creative, and a highly effective trial attorney. He is tough on behalf of his clients, yet, Steve still manages to be extremely well-liked by judges, prosecutors and the entire legal community. I give Steve my highest recommendation.


    Matthew Medina Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Emilio Moretti

    Mr. Roach is a very knowledgeable, focused, and hard working attorney. His high level of professionalism and keen litigation skills are well known and respected among his peers. I endorse this lawyer.


    Emilio Moretti Speeding & Traffic Ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Steven R. Roach, Attorney At Law

8501 W. Higgins Road
Suite 420
Chicago, IL, 60631-2811

Steven R. Roach, Attorney At Law

1701 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 1101
Schaumburg, IL, 60173-5156

Steven R. Roach, Attorney At Law

1415 W. 22nd St.
Tower Floor
Oak Brook, IL, 60523




AZActive 201307/31/2015
DCActive 199905/24/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199808/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Preeminent Attorney RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Preeminent Attorney RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Leaders in Criminal DefenseNewsweek Magazine2012
Preeminent Attorney RatingMartindale Hubble2012
Excellent Attorney RankingAvvo2012
Excellent Rated AttorneyAvvo2011
Preeminent Attorney RankingMartindale Hubble2011
Preeminent Rated AttorneyMartindale Hubble2010
Excellent Rated AttorneyAvvo2010
Deans ListDePaul University College of Law1997

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney At LawLaw Offices of Steven R. Roach & Associates2001 - Present
Criminal ProsecutorCook County State's Attorney's Office1998 - 2001


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2007 - Present
National Academy of Recording Arts and SciencesN/A2007 - Present
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
American Civil Liberties UnionN/A2001 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationN/A1998 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People of the State of Illinois v. J. R.Not Guilty
People of the State of IllinoisNot Guilty
People of the State of Illinois v. S.Z.3 Year DUI Suspension Dismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Newsweek MagazineNewsweek 2012 Leaders in Criminal Defense Showcase2012
ThesisObscenity, Pornography & the First Amendment1997
Forensic Investigations: Ballistics & Crime Scene AnalysisHigh Velocity Blood Spatter Pattern Interpretation1996


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
DePaul UniversityCommerceBS - Bachelor of Science1995

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
To Break a Witness: Advanced Cross Examination TechniquesImproving Litigation Skills2010
Criminal Defense Perspectives for Law Enforcement AgenciesCriminal Defense Perspectives for Law Enforcement Agencies2006