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Fred Mark Dry

DUI and DWI Attorney at Northfield, IL

5.0   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1976
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    We also challenge Breath Test suspensions for failing or refusing the breath test. Our firm also represents persons seeking to reinstate a suspended or revoked driver's license.

    49 years

  2. Criminal defense
    All Criminal Misdemeanor and Felony matters, including: Theft, Retail Theft, Burglary, Drug Possession, Gun & Weapons charges, Battery, Aggravated Battery, Domestic Battery, Robbery, Armed Robbery, Auto Theft & Probation and Supervision Violation

    49 years

  3. Administrative law
    Illinois Secretary of State Driver's License Reinstatement Hearings

    49 years

  4. Domestic violence
    Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence, Orders of Protection, Violation of Orders of Protection

    49 years

  5. Expungement
    Case expungement and File Sealing. Prompt document preparation for quickest filing and court ordered action.

    49 years

  6. Sex crime
    Criminal Sexual Abuse, Criminal Sexual Assault, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, Rape, Sex Crimes involving minor children

    49 years

  7. Speeding and traffic ticket
    All types of moving violations, including commercial vehicle violations (e.g. overweight) and Commercial Driver's License violations and Uninsured motorists; Suspended or Revoked Driver's License charges (1st, 2nd, 3d or further).

    49 years

  8. Violent crime
    Armed Robbery, Strong Arm Robbery, Attempted Murder, Aggravated Battery, Heinous Battery.

    49 years

If you are facing accusations of criminal conduct and are wondering where you can turn to receive the help and support you need at this critical juncture in your life, look no further than Fred Mark Dry, Attorney at Law. His law office exists to defend individuals just like you—people who have found themselves dealing with criminal allegations and who need trustworthy support. When you come to his law office, you can rest assured in the help and support you will receive because Attorney Dry is knowledgeable, devoted to his clients and dedicated to fighting for the best possible resolution in every case. Attorney Dry has over 40 years of professional experience in criminal law. He has defended numerous people who are facing charges much like yours, and he is committed to standing by your side and fighting for the resolution that is in your best interests. He has dealt with almost every different offense including, DUI/DWI/OUI, drug crimes, gun cases, Battery, Aggravated Battery, Domestic Violence/Domestic Battery, Burglary, Robbery and Armed Robbery, Auto Theft or Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Murder and Attempted Murder just to name a few. He has considerable experience with DUI and moving violations. If you have been accused of any crime where a jail sentence is possible, it is absolutely imperative that you take immediate action and procure the help and defense you need without any delay. Attorney Dry is ready to help! Are you facing allegations of gun offenses? Perhaps you are facing theft crimes. Whatever the details of your case may be, you need the support of a lawyer who cares about you and the outcome and how it may affect your future. Attorney Dry fits that description! He is a member of the Illinois Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and has dealt with all kinds of criminal cases. Attorney Dry is ready to take on your case and fight tirelessly on your behalf. All you need to do is pick up the phone and contact his law office without any further delay.


Fred Mark Dry, Attorney At Law
1 Northfield Plaza Ste 300
Northfield, IL, 60093

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Posted by Julia | November 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Glad I hired him!
Fred arranged my service request on the phone without having to go to his office to meet. He was in court on time and resolved the case quickly, without a conviction for speeding. He charged a fair fee.
Posted by Patrick | July 21, 2015
Great lawyer!!!! Great person!!!!!
Fred is EXTREMELY professional and respectful. Before I hired Fred Dry, I was back and forth to court for a year with my previous lawyer and my case was going in the wrong direction. I hired Fred and the judgment went in my favor in only two court appearances. Great lawyer!!!!Great person!!!!! I wish I would have known about him sooner. I hope he never retires, he offers a great service to his clients. Thank you Fred!!!
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Posted by Tony | March 18, 2015
Professional Experience with Success
I was arrested for a revoked license. Mr. Dry took time to listen and learn about my case. His more than 30 years of experience was demonstrated by his calm demeanor, court room acumen and professionalism. Not only is Mr. Dry smart, witty and pleasant, he was careful not to make promises, but earned my respect by being clear and confident. He did a superb job both in and out of the court room in addressing the issues and specifics of my case. I highly recommend Mr. Dry to handle your problem with knowledge and competence, and to resolve it with the best possible outcome. ~Tony
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2015
Wrongful Arrest Erased
Mr. Dry was recommended to me by a neighbor after I was wrongfully arrested for marijuana and paraphernalia possession. Fred worked quickly and efficiently to plan out a defense and was always easy to work with and informative. The case was soon settled and I left knowing that Fred Dry was a name I could trust to fight for my rights as an American citizen.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2015
Fred was a great attorney for my case – I couldn't have asked for more
Fred demonstrated incredible experience and professionalism during my case. He fought and succeeded in getting the charges dropped, which allowed me to return to the United States. Fred ensured that one small mistake didn't ruin my future.
Posted by Robert | December 16, 2014
Fred Mark Dry - Always there and out for my Best Interests !!!!
Fred recently represented me in a recent serious traffic situation , and was always on top of things, very very thouough and knowledgeable of the Law . I am happy he was there in the court room and had my back. A significant favorable outcomme was end result of our appearances in court !!!
Posted by Mike | December 11, 2014
Excellent, Top Notch Lawyer
Mr. Dry is a very knowledgeable, confident lawyer. He was always true to his word, constantly in communication with updating us before, during, and after our case. Very personable, punctual, and professional at all times. I would Very Highly recommend Mr.Dry, and would definitely use him again to represent me.
Posted by jimmy | December 9, 2014
court for driving on a revoked liscense
Fred Dry did a very nice job in court for me i dont feel comfortable around most lawyers but i was very comfortable around Fred Dry he appears to be very honest and knows his way around the court room i vas impressed with his servises and would highly recomend him to anyone.
Posted by Peter | December 2, 2014
Quality and Timely Representation!
I had an issue with strong arm robbery in 1990, and the case was dismissed. Applying for my FOID card, in 2009, there was an issue that prevented it according to the Illinois State Police. Even though the case was dismissed, the Illinois State Police didn't have the records. Fred Dry, in a timely fashion, resolved the situation. Thanks to Fred Dry, I received my FOID card in 2010.
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Posted by Bob | August 11, 2012
100% recommend!!!!
Fred Dry is a Tenacious defender and a Master of his Craft. Yesterday I recieved a not guilty verdict on a DUI charge. I attribute this to Fred's Knowledge of this offense and his desire to defend his clients. He did a unbelievable job, and I will always be greatful.
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2011
Lawyer thats Honest and Trustworthy
Fred Dry is a lawyer that is competant and trustworthy. There's not alot out there. He helped me understand all the legal speak and was not judgemental. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is in trouble and in need of a great lawyer.
Posted by Janet | August 6, 2011
Satisfied referring attorney review
I have referred both clients and relatives to Mr. Dry for representation. I was extremely satisfied with the representation provided and with his keeping me abreast of the case status.
Posted by Barry | March 14, 2011
I have known Mr. Dry for more than 30 years. He is an attorney one can count on without question of his integrity or legal knowledge.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Fred Mark Dry, Attorney at Law
  • 1985 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Dry & Brady
  • 1977 - 1985
  • Attorney
  • Cook County Public Defender
  • 1977 - 1977
  • Student Lawyer
  • Cook Count Public Defender's Office
  • 1975 - 1976
  • Full Time Substitute Teacher
  • Chicago Board of Education
  • 1972 - 1973
  • PTF Carrier
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • 1967 - 1973
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  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971
  • Lane Tech High School
  • Diploma
  • 1966

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People of Illinois v. J.M. (1631)
  • Not Guilty of DUI; "Breath test license suspension" rescinded
  • People of Illinois v. L.G. (1609)
  • Not guilty DUI & all other charges; License suspension for failing breath test rescinded
  • People of Illinois v. L.B. (1614)
  • DUI Dismissed
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  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service Committee
  • Chairman
  • 1989 - 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Member
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Recognition of Lawyer Referral Service Committee Chairmanship
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 1989
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Dry. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Fred for many years and I am familiar with the way he practices Criminal Law and DUI defense. He is amongst the most well prepared attorneys doing this work and is tireless in his efforts. He is highly knowledgeable in the law, thorough in his preparation and dedicated to his clients. He defends his clients with integrity and honesty. He is always looking for new and creative ways to tailor the defense of his clients to the varying circumstances of each case. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have observed Fred represent numerous clients over the years. On each and every occasion he has been well prepared and has presented a very effective defense. I have spoken with Fred outside of court and I can say with all confidence that he takes his job of a defense lawyer very serious and is always looking at ways to provide all his clients the best representation he can provide. I do not hesitate to endorse Fred, as I know he is dedicated to the best interests of all the clients he represents."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Fred on a number of occasions. He is very bright, well read on current case law, and very thorough."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. He is the best of the best criminal defense attorneys. I have worked with him at trial and without reservation recommend him to anyone seeking aggressive competent counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Fred for many years. He is one of the most tenacious, diligent and talented criminal defense attorneys that I have had the pleasure to associate with. I would highly recommend to any friend or associate in need of representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Fred is an exceptionally capable and experienced lawyer in the criminal defense field. I have referred a number of matters to him over the years from good clients who have all been extremely satisfied with both the quality of the representation and the client contact. I highly reccomend him and will continue to refer matters to him in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.because I have worked with him on matters and referred clients to him in which cases he has done outstanding work in defending the client. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I first met Fred Dry when a client of his needed representation in a criminal matter in Florida. Fred assisted me with some Chicago aspects of the case, and since then we have had many interractions regarding that and other matters. Fred cares deeply about his clients and his dedication and devotion to his practice are evident. He is well-versed in the law and has the level of experience necessary to skillfully represent his clients. I would recommend Fred without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Fred is a thorough, smart and very hardworking attorney. It is a pleasure to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I find Fred to be well rounded in all aspects of the criminal law and do not hesitate to refer my clients to him when they need someone of his skill. He is responsive and candid which I find to be refreshing."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fred is a tireless advocate on behalf of his clients. He is well versed in the law and uses it to fiercely advocate for the accused. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Dry On a number of matters over the years . He is exceptionally competent and In my mind one of of the best criminal defense lawyers in Chicago. I highly recommend Mr. Dry for not only exceptional skills but as a highly ethical lawyer well thought of by his peers"
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Northfield DUI and DWI Lawyer Fred Mark Dry
Fred Mark Dry
DUI and DWI Attorney
Northfield, IL
Licensed for 47 years