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Steven H. Fagan

also known as Steve Fagan

About me

Thank you for reviewing my profile.  I am a founding member of the law firm of Fagan, Fagan & Davis.  In addition to trying hundreds of Criminal and DUI cases, I've pursued more than a thousand pre-trial motions and have argued before the Illinois Appellate Court. Each year I and the lawyers in my law firm undergo training and education that far exceeds that required by the State Bar, specifically seeking to add to our knowledge of DUI, Criminal Defense and general trial advocacy skills. I am a member of the National College for DUI Defense, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers


Fagan, Fagan & Davis focuses on DUI, Criminal and traffic defense. We've defended thousands of cases throughout Cook, Lake and DuPage counties, and we'd love the opportunity to help you.   That means that whether you must appear in Chicago, Waukegan, Skokie, Rolling Meadows, Maywood, Bridgeview, Wheaton, Markham, or other courthouses in those counties, we have the experience and reputation to put forward the best defense available and get you the best results possible.


Contact us at 847-380-5781 for a free consultation.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 35%
    18 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    18 years
  3. Violent Crime: 15%
    18 years
  4. Speeding Ticket: 10%
    18 years
  5. Sex Crime: 10%
    18 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Andrew Mishlove

    Steven Fagan is well known as one of the best DUI defense lawyers in Northeastern Illinois. As a Wisconsin lawyer, I often have clients from Illinois or who have problems in Illinois. When I need advice on Illinois matters, I turn to Steven Fagan. He is a passionate warrior for his clients. I would not hesitate to refer a close friend or family member to him. If you have a DUI in Cook, Lake or DuPage County, call a lawyer with a real reputation and real skill. Call Steve Fagan.


    Andrew Mishlove DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Justin James McShane

    Attorney Fagan is an attorney whose whole professional life is geared towards one thing-receiving a "Not Guilty" verdict. He is diligent and never ceases in turning over every stone. As a potential new client you could do no wrong in talking to him about your case. If there is anyone who can help you out of your predicament, he can.


    Justin McShane DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Fagan, Fagan & Davis

161 N. Clark St
Suite 4780
Chicago, IL, 60601



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199805/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100National Trial Lawyers2016
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100National Trial Lawyers2015
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100National Trial Lawyers2014
Certificate of Completion - Summer Session at Harvard Law SchoolNational College for DUI Defense2009
Certificate of CompletionHeadlines of Georgia - Breath Machine Source Code Seminar2008
Certificate of AttendanceNCDD/NACDL - DWI means Defend with Ingenuity 11th Annual Conference2007 Award of ExcellenceDUI-Help.com2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFagan, Fagan & Davis - a Partnership of Professional Corporations2002 - Present
AssociateFagan, Salon & Associates1998 - 2002
Law ClerkLaw Office of Hyman I. Riebman, Ltd1998 - 1998
Supreme Court 711 Student PractitionerVillage of Arlington Heights1997 - 1998
Law ClerkDavis & Riebman, Ltd.1993 - 1998
OwnerThe Computer King, Inc1993 - 1995
Law ClerkFagan, Salon & Associates1991 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationFounding Member2014 - Present
Illinois Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2007 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2000 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
The Hillel Foundation at the University of IllinoisBoard of Governors2006 - 2011
Kehilat Chovevei TzionBoard of Directors2005 - 2015
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2009
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2004
American Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People of the State of Illinois vs. GLDUI and license suspension dismissed pre-trial.
People of the State of Illinois v MMDUI dismissed for a fine on a speeding ticket
People of the State of Illinois vs. WKProbation and work release instead of prison time
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Publication nameTitleDate
IICLE DUI Defense Institute 2015Collateral Consequences of Statutory Summary Suspension Hearings2015
IICLE DUI Defense Institute 2014What Do I Do With All the Paperwork My Client Brought to the Consult?2014
Strategies for Defending Sex Crimes (Inside The Minds)The Unique Aspects of Defending Sex Crimes in a Modern Age2014
Daly HeraldJudge admits abuse claims in physician’s assistant’s trial2012
BloggerThe Illinois DUI Law Blog2012
BloggerThe Illinois DUI Law Blog2011
NBC ChicagoTeacher Put Value of Sunglasses Before Child, Mother Says: Olivia Raymond was accused of felony theft before she could get to lost-and-found2010
BloggerThe Illinois DUI Law Blog2010
Belleville News-DemocratCops May Want You To Give Up Blood2009
Chicago TribuneSpeeding tickets: Use of laser guns in Chicago to catch speeders is questioned2009
BloggerThe Illinois DUI Law Blog2009
BloggerThe Illinois DUI Law Blog2008
Daily HeraldMaking Criminals Pay Even More2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College for DUI DefenseDUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2012
LawlineHow to Ethically 'Care For & Feed' Your ClientsCertificate of Completion2011
LawlineImportant Updates to Illinois' DUI Penalties StatuteCertificate of Completion2011
LawlineThe Ethics of Appellate PracticeCertificate of Completion2011
Illinois State Bar AssociationThe Paperless Office for the Solo/Small Firm AttorneyCertificate of Completion2009
Illinois State Bar AssociationCollaboration Tools: Paperless Communication With ClientsCertificate of Completion2009
Illinois State Bar AssociationCalming the Storm: Practical Advice for Managing StressCertificate of Completion2009
Forensic Toxicology, IncForensic Toxicology for Attorneys 2008Certificate of Attendance2008
Illinois State Bar AssociationImproving your practice through Legal TechnologyCertificate of Completion2007
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationImmigration Law for Non-Immigration PractitionersCertificate of attendance2007
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Glenbrook South High SchoolN/AN/A1991

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