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Paul F. Serkland is a former prosecutor with the Cook County State's Attorney's office.   While employed as a prosecutor, Mr. Serkland handled all types of criminal cases.  Visit for more information about Paul F. Serkland.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    15 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    15 years



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • Nils P. Wyosnick

    I endorse this lawyer. Having tried cases against Mr. Serkland, I can attest personally that Paul is a high quality and skilled trial attorney.


    Nils Wyosnick DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Elizabeth Marie Vonau

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Paul for nearly a decade. I have had the opportunity to see him in action and he is an exceptional attorney. He is always careful to take the time needed to listen to his client's and their specific needs.


    Elizabeth Vonau Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

5 South County Street 1st Floor
Waukegan, IL, 60085-5577


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200005/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2013
Lucy Sprague Public Service ScholarshipJohn Marshall Law School2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPaul F. Serkland, Attorney at Law2006 - Present
Assistant State's AttorneyCook County State's Attorney's Office2000 - 2006
Reserve - Activated to Support Operation Desert Storm (1991)United States Marine Corps1989 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationMember/Qualified In Court Bar Attorney2012 - Present
Cook County Bar AssociationMember/Qualified In Court Bar Attorney2012 - Present
Montessori School of Lake ForestTrustee2009 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember/Qualified In Court Bar Attorney2006 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationMember/Qualified Referral Attorney2006 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Illinois State BarMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Possession of CocaineMotion to Suppress granted - Case dismissed
Naval Instructor Not GuiltyAfter Trial - Finding of Not Guilty
Aggravated Sex Abuse charge DISMISSED by prosecution - Lake Countycase DISMISSED
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lake County Bar AssociationCapital Litigation TrainingCertificate of Completion2010
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Loyola University ChicagoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Expungement SymposiumExpungement2014