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Michael James Harrison

Criminal defense Attorney at Itasca, IL

4.2   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2000
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense

    24 years, 2,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI

    24 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Domestic violence

    24 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Juvenile law

    24 years, 200 cases

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket

    24 years, 2,000 cases

Michael J. Harrison is a former DuPage County DUI and Felony Prosecutor.

I was a former first chair prosecutor with the DuPage County States Attorney's office and I have extensive knowledge and trial experience.

I am also a former Deputy Chief of Police and police supervisor with 20 years experience as a police officer. I am a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Washington D.C..

During my career as a defense attorney, I have handled over 5,000 DUI and criminal law cases including felony DUI and Reckless Homicide cases. Because of my unique experience, I know both sides of the a DUI case and both sides of the legal system. Because of my experience I am able to recognize and take full advantage of any weakness in the prosecution's case for the benefit of my client.

Most importantly, I offer free initial consultation and I invite my clients to call me at any time throughout my representation. This is one of the most difficult and trying times of your life. I understand this. I am always available to speak with my clients throughout their ordeal with the court system.

I offer reasonable rates and payment plans. Because I have a private practice with a select client base you are ensured complete commitment to your cause.

Call the Law Office of Michael J. Harrison at for a free initial consultation.


Michael James Harrison
401 West Irving Park Road
Itasca, IL, 60143-2020

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Posted by David | May 2, 2013
Review of Attorney Harrison
Mike was a great help to me and my family and got my daughter out of a "sticky peer pressure situation" regarding a shoplifting charge. Mike was very knowledgable about the DuPage County Court process and was able to get my daughter aquited of the charges and her legal record later expunged. His fees were very reasonable with no extra "add ons". I would recommend Mike to anyone with a potential criminal charge pending. He will help you out.
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Posted by Anthony | May 2, 2013
Mike Harrison saved me!
I'm so happy I hired Mike! I had a DUI that I thought was going to ruin my life, but Mike got the charges reduced and saved my job! He's a former cop and really seemed to know the prosecutors and other cops in the courthouse. I can't thank him enough for working so hard for me. I highly recommend him if you get into any kind of trouble.
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2013
Happy with service
I felt comfortable and confident with him as my attorney from the start. He is very knowledgable and helped me through the entire process. I would use him again if I ever need an attorney and I definitely would recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2012
Great Lawyer
Mr. Harrison is an amazing lawyer. Very knowledgeable and caring. Gets the job done. Unfortunately I had two incidents needing representation and Mr. Harrison won both cases. Definitely recommend to anyone needing legal help.
Posted by Jim | November 13, 2012
Seek Your Help Elsewhere
I would not recommend Mr. Harrison. Before he was paid he made me feel comfortable and secure in his ability to help correct my situation. However in the courtroom he was not a "go-getter", and when asked about his actions he became dishonest and flat out rude.


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AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Michael J. Harrison
  • 2008 - Present


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000


  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Mike for many years. His experience in police work as well as his years as a prosecutor and defense attorney make him a valuable asset to our legal community. He's an excellent lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike Harrison is simply one of the very best attorneys in the area of criminal law. A former cop, felony prosecutor and now a top-notch Defense Attroney. I have scene Mike in trial winning even the most difficult cases. He is not only tough, he is honest and well respected by the judges in the courthouse!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Michael Harrison. He is an excellent attorney and very knowledgeable about the law. He represents his clients with utmost professionalism."
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Itasca Criminal defense Lawyer Michael James Harrison
Michael James Harrison
Criminal defense Attorney
Itasca, IL
Licensed for 24 years
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