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Over 25 years experience in Lake County practicing DUI & Criminal Law.  Free Consultation & office across from courthouse.  Call 847-336-9111. In Lake County it is critical to hire a local lawyer with significant ties to the legal community.  Our family firm has been in Lake County for decades and is a known fixture here.  For a comprehensive background please visit  Since graduating law school in 1988 I have only concentrated only in criminal, DUI/Traffic defense and Secretary of State hearings for the reason that law is very complex and a successful lawyer must keep abreast of all the new changes.  Concentrating only in these area has allowed me to keep focused on being the best I can.  I encourage all prospective clients to carefully read the full biography of any attorney they are considering.  Avoid the claims or promises.  Get to the heart of their expereince, skill, geographic location  and background.  I can assure you that I wll meet all your qualifications


For Secretary of State hearings visit www. for a comprehensive background of the requirements to obtain driving privileges. 


I work with cases in the following areas, Waukegan, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Mundelein, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Antioch, Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Evanston, Fox Lake, Glenview, Gayslake, Gurnee, Highwood, Hoffman Estates, Kildeer, Lake Zurich, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Niles, Northbrook, Northfield, Riverwoods, Rolling Meadows, Rould Lake, Round Lake Beach, Rosemont, Schaumburg, Skokie, Wauconda, Wheeling, Wilmette, Winthrop Harbor, Zion, Chicago and all other surrounding suburbs  



















Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    28 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    28 years
  3. Speeding Ticket: 20%
    28 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ana M. Guzman

    Mr. Winer has many years of experience in criminal defense and is also a well-respected license reinstatement attorney. He is a strategic and prepared lawyer and a proven litigator. His reputation in Lake County is unparalleled. Without reservation, I endorse this lawyer.


    Ana Guzman Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Martin Samuel Lascola

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Winer is an effective, polished and highly skilled criminal defense attorney that has extensive experience handling DUI and basically any criminal defense matter. In addition, Mr. Winer is a tremendous resource because he is an accomplished administrative hearing attorney that can help clients restore their driving privileges before the Illinois Secretary of State. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Winer to any client in need of Grade A defense or license reinstatement via an administrative hearing before the Secretary of State.


    Martin Lascola DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

9 N. County Street, Suite 100
Waukegan, IL, 60085-8107


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198805/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
For Service to Officer Jessie Goldsmith Memorial FoundationJessie Goldsmith Memorial Foundation2016
Moot Court team, International Law SocietyDean's Honors List1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Offices of Winer & Winer1993 - Present
Legal ConsultantLegal Resources Center, South Africa1993 - 1994
Senior Public DefenderLake County Public Defender1988 - 1993
Legal InternCook County State's Attorney's Office1987 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois Bar AssociationAttorney Member1993 - Present
Justinian Society of LawyersAttorney Member1993 - Present
Jefferson Inns of CourtAttorney Member1993 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1993 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationChairman Lawyer Referral Service1988 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
FIGHT TO THE FINISHMany Not Guilty Verdicts
Too Numerous to List in all Aspect of Criminal and Traffic LawN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Docket, Lake County Bar AssociationWWII Veterans History Project Interview Program2016
The Docket, Lake County Bar Association2016, Significant Changes to DUI and Secretary of State Law2015
The Docket - Lake County Bar AssociationIllinois Residents with an Out-of-State DUI Arrest2014
The Docket, Lake County, IllinoisOut Of State Hearing Packets2012
The Docket - The Lake County Bar AssociationCollateral Consequences of a Crimnal Convictionn2012
"The Docket" Lake County Bar Association MagazineInformal Hearings before the Secretary of State for Driver's Licenses2010
"The Docket" Lake County Legal Magazine.Methods to Vacate A Prior Traffic Conviction2010
"The Docket" The Lake County Monthly Legal MagazineFormal Hearings before the Illinois Secretary of State for Driving Privileges2009
The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar AssociationEffect of a Drug Offense Conviction on College Financial Aid2001
The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar AssociationMinor Traffic Tickets and Suspended Licenses the Basics2001
"The Docket" Lake County Legal MagazineCriminal Law Conference2001
"The Docket" Lake County Bar Association Legal magazineProfiles in Lawyering, Harold Winer1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of Tel AvivComparative American Criminal LawLaw Program1988
University of IowaCriminologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Roger Sullivan High SchoolChicago, ILHigh School1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Criminal Law SeminarDUI, Traffic and Secretary of State Hearings.2014
Probation Department, Lake CountySecretary of State Hearings and DUI arrests2013
DUI -Traffic Offenses and Secretary of State Hearings lenceGuest Speaker, NVC Radio Show2013
Annual Seminar, Lake County Criminal/Traffic Law AssociationTraffic & Criminal Law Update2013
Criminal & Traffic Law Seminar for AttorneysIllinois Secretary of State Hearings for Driving Privileges2012
Lake County Bar Association Criminal Law SeminarConducting Secretary of State License Hearings2011
Deerfield Police DepartmentCitizens Police Academy Lecturer2010
Continuing Legal Education SpeakerSecretary of State Driver's License Hearings2010
Vernon Hills Police DepartmentCitizen's Police Academy Lecturer2008
Fox Lake Rotary ClubThe State of Criminal Law in America2002