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Michael J. Conway

Criminal defense Attorney at Waukegan, IL

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  • Licensed for 32 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1992
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Criminal defense including trial experience for all felonies and misdemeanors - from simple battery and domestic battery, drug offenses, and theft and burglary, computer and internet offenses to first degree murder

    32 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    DUI and Drivers license issues, Rescind Summary suspension of license, Trial experience and administrative hearing experience before the Illinois Secretary of State for reinstatement of revoked licenses

    32 years

  3. Family
    Cover all aspects of family law: Dissolution of Marriage/Divorce, Child custody and visitation, Child Support, Orders of Protection, domestic abuse, property and debt allocation, paternity, post decree modification

    25 years

  4. Juvenile law
    Juvenile Court trial experience includes representing alleged delinquent minors and DCFS cases involving parental rights and visitation surrounding abuse and neglect allegations

    32 years

With more than 29 years of legal experience and a track record of success to commend my Waukegan law firm, I formulate practical solutions to complex criminal law and family law matters.

My reputation as a lawyer was built on an in-depth investigation, persuasive negotiation and attentive advocacy for clients who have been accused of breaking the law, or of dividing a family through the decision to end a marriage. I also protect the rights of juveniles who are accused of crimes and delinquency, as well as handle cases of abuse and neglect of minors in a family law context.

Is your driver’s license at risk after an arrest for suspicion of drunk driving? I work hard to preserve your cherished driving privileges.


Michael J. Conway Attorney at Law, L.L.C.


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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2019
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Hire attorney over the years for the following: will, traffic ticket, power of attorney, and miscellaneous document review. He is very thorough and has a calm and helping style.
Posted by Joyce | September 14, 2018
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Very helpful and relatively tech savvy
I found Mr. Conway on Google and called because he was close by; his office was just across the street from Lake County Courthouse. He was on time to meetings even though I wasn't always. He gave me some very good advice regarding my divorce and an Emergency Order of Protection. He emailed my documents which was so convenient. And he took payments from my Visa on his smart phone, although there was a fee for that. I was very pleased. For a busy lawyer he still took the time to be helpful and explain everything.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney - Owner
  • Michael J. Conway, Attorney at Law, LLC
  • 1999 - Present
  • Adjunct Faculty Member
  • College of Lake County
  • 1999 - Present
  • Senior Assistant
  • Lake County Public Defender Office
  • 1992 - 1999


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988
  • College of Lake County
  • A.S.
  • 1986


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2011 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer Lawyer Program Recognition
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Service Award
  • Lake County Public Defender Office
  • 1999
  • Outstanding Defense Attorney Award
  • Lake County Juvenile Court
  • 1994

Speaking Engagements

  • College of Lake County
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • 2009
  • College of Lake County
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • 1999

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Waukegan Criminal defense Lawyer Michael J. Conway
Michael J. Conway
Criminal defense Attorney
Waukegan, IL
Licensed for 32 years
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