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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2005||04/14/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2014 Traffic Law & Courts Section Council||Illinois State Bar Association||2014|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2014|
|2013 Traffic Law & Courts Section Council||Illinois State Bar Association||2013|
|Avvo.com Clients' Choice: Criminal Law||Avvo.com||2013|
|Avvo.com Clients' Choice: Landlord & Tenant||Avvo.com||2013|
|Avvo.com Clients' Choice: DUI||Avvo.com||2013|
|Avvo.com Clients' Choice: Speeding Ticket||Avvo.com||2013|
|Avvo.com Top Criminal Law Contributor||Avvo.com||2013|
|Avvo.com Top DUI Contributor||Avvo.com||2013|
|Avvo.com Top Speeding Ticket Contributor||Avvo.com||2013|
|Avvo Top Landlord & Tenant Contributor||Avvo.com||2013|
|Avvo.com Top Speeding Ticket Contributor||Avvo.com||2012|
|Avvo Top Landlord & Tenant Contributor||Avvo.com||2012|
|Avvo Top Criminal Law Contributor||Avvo.com||2012|
|Avvo Top DUI Contributor||Avvo.com||2012|
|Movember: Country Gentleman of the Year||Peru State College Rotoract||2011|
|President||The Law Office of Vijay R. Sharma||2010 - Present|
|Assistant Professor||Peru State College||2011 - 2012|
|Adjunct Professor||City Colleges of Chicago--Wright College||2010 - 2012|
|Associate||Keefe, Campbell and Associates||2009 - 2010|
|President||The Law Office Of Vijay R. Sharma, PC||2007 - 2009|
|Assistant State's Attorney||Cook County State Attorney's Office||2005 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Society of Legal Advocates||Attorney||2014 - Present|
|National Lawyers Guild||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|Cook County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Attorney Member||2005 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Attorney Member||2005 - Present|
|Nebraska State Education Association||Member||2011 - 2012|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||2007 - 2009|
|American Bar Association||Attorney Member||2005 - 2008|
|2011 LLC v. H & W||Judgment for tenants, halfway through 1st witnesses testimony|
|People v M||Case Dismissed|
|People v. M.||Evidence thrown out. Case Dismissed.|
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|John Marshall Law School, Chicago||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Loyola University Chicago||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|STARTING POINTS: DUI DEFENSE||If All Else Fails: DUI Sentencing in Illinois||2014|
|Practical Professionalism: Criminal Law||Recognizing a "Bad" Client||2014|
|DUI and Traffic Law Updates – Fall 2014||Quick Hits: Supervision, GDL, and CDL||2014|
|1L Mock Trial Competition||Moot Court Competition Volunteer Judge||2013|
|31st Annual Moot Court Competition||Moot Court Volunteer Judge||2012|
|Academic Training Program Workshop||Overview of the Criminal Justice System: From Arrest to Trial||2011|
|Academic Training Program||The College Student’s Civil and Criminal Rights: The Law and its Consequences.||2011|
|1L Mock Trial Competition||Mock Trial Coach||2010|
|1L Mock Trial Competition||Judge At Mock Trial Competition||2007|
|Client Counseling Competition||Judge At Mock Trial Competition||2006|
|1L Mock Trial Competition||Mock Trial Coach||2006|
Posted by anonymous
Mr Sharma is an excellent attorney and knows his stuff. He isn't afraid to fight for his clients. He has always made himself available and answered all questions intelligently and accurately.
In helping me with a difficult case, his information to me was always spot on and he was very fast on his feet during the trial. He was able to obtain a favorable result for me.
I highly recommend him and I don't do that very often.
I need to mention that in this cold hard world, he also has a heart!
Posted by anonymous
A friend recommended Vijay to me, and I had no prior experience hiring a lawyer before so I gave him a call. He was on his way out of town, but talked to me on the phone and gave his full on legal advice for an hour. I was thinking to myself, "not only is Vijay giving me legal advice, but he's providing full on support for the stress that I am feeling."
Upon reaching my court date, Vijay explained the expectations and how everything would happen in full detail. All of my questions were answered with the utmost knowledge. There was a high level of respect and regard for myself, the client's, needs.
After my court date was completed, I still found myself asking questions about my case. A text or a call away, Vijay made himself available, and was there once again to speak about the concerns I had.
Although the experience of having a court case was not at all ideal, I am very pleased with the attorney that I chose. Because of his positive perspectives, knowledge, respect, and support, I would recommend him to all.
Posted by anonymous
Vijay was very helpful in helping me through this tough time and with his skills was able to get me off the hook with the least severity possible. He is passionate about what he does and will help you through all the hurdles you face through your case. He explained to me all my rights and all the options I had. He made sure I understood everything that was occurring and that I knew the consequences of what would happen if I choose to do one thing over the other. Overall, he did a great job and I would highly recommend him.
Matthew Keenan, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Vijay is one of the most talented young attorneys I have ever worked with. He is a fast, fiercely intelligent advocate. Many attorneys do all that they can to avoid a trial. On the contrary, Vijay enjoystaking cases to trial whenever doing so is in the client's best interests. A problem with many people entering the profession is that they have a limited grasp of non-legal topics. That is to say, they know their own tiny area of law and very little else. Vijay is unique in that he is both a heavy reader and a people person. He gets the big picture and the small picture, and he knows how to find the weakenesses in a case. As a state's attorney, he was always courteous. He has stayed the just as pleasant on a personal level, but experience has made him even sharper as a trial lawyer. He is a rising star in the criminal defense field.
Nicholas Baker, Family Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Earlier in my career I practiced criminal defense--Mr. Sharma was always the person I would turn to when help was needed on a difficult to case. Each time I consulted and worked with him, I obtained favorable results for my clients--far exceeding mine (and my clients) expectations. I now refer all my criminal defense cases to Mr. Sharma. I highly recommend him to clients and other attorneys alike.
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