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Evan J. Winer

Criminal defense Attorney at Waukegan, IL

5.0   109 reviews

About Evan

Learn Evan’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    I have extensive experience in all areas of criminal defense, ranging from misdemeanors and ordinance violation to all type of felonies.

    34 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%
    I have extensive experience in DUI law both as a defense attorney and a municipal prosecutor.

    29 years

  3. Juvenile law
    10%
    I have over 25 years of experience in handling delinquency cases and in fact began my career in criminal aw as public defender in Juvenile Court in Cook County.

    34 years

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%

    29 years

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Licensed for 34 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1988
Updated 10/11/2022

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Evan J. Winer
9 N County St Ste 100
Waukegan, IL, 60085-8107

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  109 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You need to hire Evan Winer!!
Mr. Winer did a fabulous job representing me in both of my traffic cases, which were within a month of each other. I could have been in real trouble! He worked his magic, and nothing went on my record, and the fines were minimal on one, and waived on the other. This man is a miracle worker!!
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
35+ speeding ticket
My atty helped me drop this down to standard speeding- waived my court appearance and dropped the ticket to standard speeding- will not be on my record_ very happy
Response from Evan Winer August 24, 2021
Thank you for the compliment. We aim to please!
Posted by Amanda | March 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best Layer in lake county
Evan did not judge me, he looked at me as a person and not just money. He was amazing in court and got the best possible outcome! He is the best DUI lawyer in lake county! If you need help please please please go to Evan, he will get the best deal for you!
Response from Evan Winer August 24, 2021
Thank you for the kind words. It's always nice to hear a compliment.
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Diligent
Evan did an outstanding job in handling a case for me recently. Not only was he diligent in making sure we got the optimal outcome for the case, he was also sure to keep me up to date every step of the way. I would not consider using anyone else if you need legal representation.
Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great representation
After my initial meeting with Evan about my case, I felt much more at ease. He explained what to expect, what I needed to do, and kept me updated throughout the process. He followed through on everything he said he would do on my behalf. I am thrilled with the outcome and would highly recommend Evan Winer to assist with any legal matters requiring a strong defense.
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal defense
I Hired Even based on high rated reviews similar to my personal case. He worked diligently on my case and I was impressed with the smoothness and ease of the entire case start to finish. If you are looking for an honest and straight forward representative Evan is the best choice.
Posted by Santo | August 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great work
Evan was able to complete my Traffic case very quickly and with the best possible outcome, when I say quick I mean within days of contacting and hiring him.
Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very helpful, and a good person
Mr. Winer was my child’s lawyer during a particularly stressful time for our family that involved a major case and a handful of smaller ones. He helped our family navigate through a maze of legal activities, and he worked with prosecutors to consolidate cases and court dates, which I believe would otherwise have resulted in more severe punishment and impact on our family. Our outcome was much better than we expected. Beyond the legal expertise, he treated our family with compassion, gave my child kind but firm advice, and was just overall a very decent person. We’re very grateful that we had Mr. Winer as our lawyer and highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2020
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Great lawyer
He was really supportive and told me exactly what to expect and what the plan was. He made sure I always knew what was going on and really worked to get the best outcome in my case.
Response from Evan Winer April 29, 2020
Thank you for the positive review. It was a pleasure to help you. If you ever need legal representation in the future please let me know.
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
No charges on my record
I was pulled over for aggravated speeding on a school zone and also driving on a suspended license. I only have to pay mandatory court costs thanks to Evan. Also these charges will not go on my record.
Response from Evan Winer April 29, 2020
I am happy you were pleased with the outcome of your case. Let me know if you ever need help in the future. Happy driving!
Posted by Ron | January 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Went above and beyond to assist me
Evan was not just a lawyer, but a person. Everyone treated me like a number in the system except him. He did a great job reviewing my case and did everything he said he would. When things felt bad, he keep me positive. My case had a great outcome thanks to him!
Response from Evan Winer April 29, 2020
It's very gratifying to hear a positive review like yours. We work hard to get the best outcome for our clients. Please know that we're here if you ever need help again.
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney with great client experience!
Highly recommended! Evan is extremely professional and truly care about his client. He works for the best possible outcome for his client. He is easily accessible via text or email, highly responsive and does not mind answering any question no matter how trivial that might be. A very calm, honest and a genuine individual. I can't speak highly enough of him! Evan was able to negotiate a deal of my DUI case by the first court date. I heard that not many attorneys can accomplish that. Thank you, Evan!
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Response from Evan Winer April 29, 2020
Thank you for your kind words. I do my best to be as accessible to clients as possible. If you ever need help again please let me know.
Posted by Joseph | January 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic ticket dismissed
Evan is a terrific attorney. I got a ticket for seeding 30 miles an hour over the limit and I thought I was going to have community service and all kinds of fees I would have to pay. He was able to get it completely dismissed! He saved me so much time and money and o am very thankful for him. I highly recommend him if you are in some legal trouble!
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Response from Evan Winer April 29, 2020
Nothing makes me happier than to get a case dismissed. Thank you for your kind words. If you ever need help again be sure to give me a call.
Posted by Christina | November 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
Awesome! Great communication. Made sure we fully understood what was going on. Made the process of fixing my sons driving record easier than I ever expected!
Response from Evan Winer April 29, 2020
It was my pleasure to help your son. All the best to both of you!
Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing service
This is the second time I have been represented by Evan J Winer. He most definitely deserves a 5 star review. Talk about a good lawyer
Response from Evan Winer April 29, 2020
Thank you for the five-star review. If you ever need help again I'm there for you. All the best! Evan
Posted by Luis Oseguera | November 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic Tickets
Since my first conversation with Evan he provided me with great information also had great communication during all the process and at the end he got all my tickets dismissed.
Response from Evan Winer April 29, 2020
Dismissal is always our top goal. Glad I was able to help. And thanks for the great review. Evan
Posted by James | October 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
OUI case
Evan knew exactly how to handle my case. He was very knowledgable and was able to communicate with me in terms that I would understand. He continually provided me updates throughout the duration of the case through all forms of communication. I highly recommend Evan.
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
DUI
Evan and his team are extremely reliable and keep an open line of communication when it comes to handling your case. They look out for the best interests of their client at the present time and for their future. I highly recommend Evan and his team for your legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer, Great Results!
I was being charge with a very serious gun felony charge and Evan was amazing in guiding me and making sure I understood the process. He clearly displayed the options available and advised me in making the best decision for an excellent case outcome. Couldn’t be more happy with the results. Thank you Evan!
Posted by Ryan | August 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic lawyer
Worked hard to get my record expunged and got 2 of my charges dropped, no complaints here.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Law Office of Winer & Winer
  • 1993 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Cook County State Attorney's Office
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Public Defender
  • Lake County Public Defender's Office
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Public Defender
  • Cook County Public Defenders Office
  • 1989 - 1995
  • Attorney
  • Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
  • 1988 - 1989
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Education

  • Loyola University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Criminal/DUI/Traffic/Juvenile

Associations

  • North Suburban Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association, Criminal Defense Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Traffic Laws and Courts Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 1993 - 2018
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 1993 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • American Lawyer
  • 2017
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Iowa
  • 1988
  • Graduate with Distinction(Cum Laude)
  • University of Iowa
  • 1984
  • Orville Hitchcock Foundation Scholarship
  • University of Iowa
  • 1984
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Publications

  • The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar Association
  • Second Chance Probation and the Offender Initiative Program
  • 2016
  • The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar Association
  • On the Legal Front Line in the War on Terror
  • 2003
  • The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar Association
  • Law Abroad - A South American Odyssey
  • 1997
  • The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar Association
  • The Missing Lincoln
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • Loyola University of Chicago
  • Legal Writing
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (1)
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Evan is a highly effective, aggressive advocate for his clients. He is a well experienced trial attorney as well and I would recommend his services to anyone in need of a Criminal/DUI/Traffic Defense Attorney."
Criminal defense