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Michael John Young

DUI and DWI Attorney at Westchester, IL

5.0   51 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    70%

    30 years, 2,100 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    30%

    30 years, 1,900 cases

28 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE FIGHTING DUI AND CRIMINAL CASES

 REVIEWS

BEAT MY DUI!!
5.0 STARS

Great and easy person to talk to doesn’t beat around the bush and doesn’t tell you what you want to hear but what you need to hear very professional very educated and knows what he’s doing got me off my DUI and even had the judge apologize to me after showing that the officer had no evidence against me I highly recommend Mr young.

 

EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS!!!
5.0 STARS

My life was a nightmare after being charged with a DUI and multiple criminal offenses. My case was a complete mess and was not given much hope from other lawyers. Attorney Michael J. Young came highly recommended for many reasons: he treats you like a person, does not judge you, he is straightforward and tells you what to expect, he has the right connections and knows how to beat the system, but most importantly he gets you the best possible outcome for your case. He certainly did for me!! On top of being the BEST criminal defense and DUI Attorney, Mr. Young is also an amazing person, honest and trustworthy. I definitely recommend Attorney Michael J. Young to anyone who wants to keep their driver’s license, peace of mind, or even their freedom!!

 

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Location

Law Office of Michael J. Young
9842 W. Roosevelt Road
Westchester, IL, 60154-2759

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Posted by Jack | September 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic tickets
A great professional a man of his word there is no other lawer for me I couldn't be more satisfied and can't thank Mr young enough I came to him worried and losing sleep he convinced me not to worry and he really took Care of the business again I couldn't be more satisfied I would recommend him and guarantee u would be satisfied as I am he's the lawyer for me
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Posted by Sara | November 18, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Legal advice of a class 4 felony probation violation
Thank you Mr. Young for giving much needed legal advice on this case. I would recommend you to anyone who is in need of a brilliant knowledgeable attorney! Thanks so much, Sara Southern Illinois
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic violation
Michael was very knowledgeable about the proceedings of the court. Answered all my questions and then some. I was very pleased with the outcome. I would recommend him to anybody
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Free Consultation
Michael was very forthcoming, and knowledgeable on the subject. Answered all of my questions, and then some. Did not end up going with him only because my case had settled.
Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY recommend!
I heard about Mike through a friend, who talked very highly of him. I was skeptical at first because I thought there was no way he'd be able to do what he said he might be able to. Mike was extremely consultative, accessible, and honest throughout the entire process. He worked hard for me and was never on autopilot. He got hands down THE best possible outcome for me with my DUI case. The best case scenarios that other attorneys mentioned to me when I consulted with them weren't half as favorable as what Mike was able to accomplish. Anyone dealing with a case in Illinois should at least consult with this guy because he does great, great work.
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Posted by Steve | December 5, 2017
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Steve G.
Michael Young handled my case for me this year (2017). He is very professional and made me feel comfortable during the processes. I would highly recommended him to any of my friends or family.
Posted by Matthew | November 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST LAWYER IN ILLINOIS!
Michael Young is prompt, professional, and accurate. He makes magic happen in the court room. He has represented me a number of times over the past 15 years and I would never turn to anyone else FOR ANYTHING! He always seems to have great relationships with EVERYONE in the court room. He recently got my class A misdemeanor for criminal speeding (35+ mph over the limit) reduced to supervision for a regular speeding ticket. Beside what I paid Michael, I only paid a small fee to the court, no marks on my criminal record and I have my license. I already had a great deal made before my name was called. I was able to walk to the judge with confidence because I already knew what was going to happen. The first words out of the judges' mouth was "Your lawyer has done a great job for you today" Need I say more? Thank you Michael!!!!!
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Posted by Benjamin Martinez | October 31, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Top notch attorney
Michael Young is a highly experienced attorney who dedicates himself to helping his clients and offers advice to fellow attorneys. I have consulted with Mr. Young on several occasions to review my case strategy with him and he has always been helpful. His experience gives me the necessary insight to better prepare my case for trial.
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Retail Theft/Underage Drinking
After making a few incredibly ignorant choices back to back, my family and I hired Michael. I was facing two charges, retail theft and underage drinking, and to make it worse, I got these tickets only two weeks apart. He was so knowledgeable and helpful the entire time. It was a very lengthy process, but he did not give up until both cases were non suited, or dropped from my record. He was very persistent in court and never caved in or gave up. The prosecutor wanted to drop the drinking ticket, but keep the retail theft ticket, but Michael would not let that happen. He wanted the best outcome for me, and he made it clear that it did not matter how long it took. After 5 trips to the courtroom, the prosecutor finally agreed to drop both charges as long as I went to one 2 hour class. The outcome was worth the wait. Michael was able to do far more than I accpected him to do. HIGHLY recommended
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Strategist and Lawyer
Mike represented me in an at-fault accident. Even though I pled guilty before consulting him he was able to vacate my plea and successfully defend me. Mike made sure I did not lose my house.
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Winner
I was charged with a DUI and my driver's license was suspended. I hired Michael Young to defend me. The state's case was extremely solid with a damaging video of extremely poor driving. Michael didn't hit a home run, but a grand slam, as I was found not guilty on the DUI and had my suspension rescinded. Michael has vast courtroom experience, a superior knowledge of the law, and demonstrated a logical, practical and strategically superior approach representing me against the state. He succeeded in securing 2 very key stipulations with state's attorney, and was effective in obtaining key information from the arresting officer which proved to be the deciding evidence in the judge's ruling. If you need representation from a defense attorney look no further. Michael Young is a winner.
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Posted by Kate | February 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Loyal and Professional Attorney
I caused a car accident in 2015 and Michael professionally handled my case. He kept me updated on every step in the process and didn't give me empty promises. When he was not sure about an outcome, he would honestly inform me. I was pleased with his prompt responses via phone and e-mail even during off hours. He was always available to see me in person when I needed more reassurance about the case. He is very knowledgeable and has a calm, professional demeanor. Even a year after when I needed more help on my case, he was willing to assist me at no cost. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Lee | October 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
I was cited for doing 57mph in a 30mph zone. Class B misdemeanor. I contacted Michael Young as a reference from a friend. He told me what he would present to the court in order to reduce the speed to a standard traffic citation and also ask for court supervision. That was exactly how it went. I walked out of court with a standard speeding citation and 6 months court supervision. Of course my clean driving record helped that! He was very up front with everything and was very personable. If there is another need to call a lawyer, hopefully not, I wouldn't hesitate to give Michael Young a call! Thank you Michael Young!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Professional
Michael Young came highly recommended when I was charged with a DUI. I have never been in trouble before and he was extremely knowledgeable and walked me through the entire process. Michael followed through on everything he said he would from the beginning.
Posted by Ricardo | May 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer hands down....
Mr.Young got me 6 months supervision and a $500 fine. After getting caught twice within 30 days driving on a revoked. Now after the supervision is done I will be able to get my license back. I will be having Mr.Young help me with that too. Thank you for getting me the chance to get my license back. God bless you.
Posted by Adam | May 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Hardworking
I got caught driving on a suspended DL for the second time coming home from work. I was facing a felony charge a year in prison and all the that come with that. Michael J Young discovered that my lawyer on my previous case basically did nothing for me except take my money and that the IL Sec of State made errors on my drivers abstract that affected my driving status. He came up with a battle plan and delivered. He fought the IL Sec of State and got me my DL back when I wasn't supposed to get it back until 2019 and saved my life. We met at his office he was pleasant he was honest well spoken and friendly. I felt he wasn't feeding me BS. The second time I went to his office he even let me play his pinball machine to entertain my 18 mouth old son. HE IS THE BEST. Every time I went to court I felt like I was with the smartest person in the room. Getting my DL back lifted an incredible weight off my soul it was and unbelievable feeling when it happen. Michael J Young saved myself my family from much pain. Don't bother with anyone else call Michael J Young first. He is by far the best.
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Posted by Danny | May 6, 2015
True Professional
Nothing else to say other than what a miracle worker! Was charged with battery, assault, and trespassing on a off duty police officer. Michael Young pulled out all the stops and from what looked like a losing case, he went to trial with me and not only did he get all charges dropped I didn't have to testify and the judge called out this off duty police officer and embarrassed him in front of the whole court room. Can't thank him enough for being such a professional, honest and up front just tell it like it is approach, and especially ALL charges dropped! Would recommend Michael Young's services to all!
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Posted by jkennelly1976 | April 21, 2015
Best Lawyer In The Business
I've used Michael Young a number of times and he has ALWAYS followed through with what he said he was going to do. he was honest from the start and gave no false hope. luckily he has always gotten my cases dropped like he said he was going to do, gave me my chances for success told me to relax and leave it in his hands, just recently he got 2 driving on a suspended and failure to appear on both dropped at district 3 which is the toughest court house. on another case of leaving the scene of an accident with multiple tickets stacked on top of that he dropped. I've used a few lawyers in the past and NONE of them hold a candle to Michael Young. I stand by him 100%
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Posted by Mike | February 24, 2015
Successfully fought SS/DUI. He is busy but clearly the right man for the job.
I hired Michael Young to fight against a summary suspension and DUI. He successfully beat both. I am extremely pleased. He clearly has the knowledge and experience. He is very available to reach personally and great about returning phone calls. He did worry me a little with his extreme optimism, but as it turned out, he was right, and he knew it. When it was his turn during trial to present the case, he ripped apart the prosecution's case. He put on a clinic in the courtroom. It was actually quite entertaining to witness despite the situation I was in. He is clearly the right attorney for a DUI case. My only negative was his tardiness, but this is not a reason not to hire him. I'm sure he juggles many cases as most attorneys probably do, but he obviously knows the system well enough that it doesn't matter. He knows the system, he knows the law, and he knows how to get results. He has a fighting attitude and says that he will do whatever it takes and will schedule as many court dates as it takes to get a win. 10/10 would hire/recommend again.
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2015
Reduced My Charges!
Michael J. Young is the best lawyer I could have possibly hired. I went to a previous lawyer initially and wasn't satisfied so I stopped by Michael's office to speak with him face to face. I knew he was the right criminal defense lawyer for me the minute we began talking. He is so knowledgable and made me feel comfortable throughout my entire case. What I love most about Michael is that he does not give up on a fight in the court room. I had gotten a DUI and plead guilty but Michael still filed a Motion to Quash because he does not give up on a case. With his expertise, my court costs dropped significantly and 2 of my 3 charges have been dropped! I expected to pay a hefty fine but Michael was able to convince the judge to lower the cost of the DUI charge. I highly recommend hiring Michael Young if you want to feel safe during your DUI case from start to finish. I do not have a single complaint for his hard work and expertise in criminal defense.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Michael J. Young
  • 1994 - Present

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Third DUI Dismissed After Client Blew a .16
  • Not guilty
  • No Witness DUI Win
  • Not guilty
  • Telephone Harassment Win
  • Not guilty
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Associations

  • Federal Trial Bar
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Superior DUI Attorney
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2022
  • Top Attorney
  • Top Attorneys of North America
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • AVVO Client Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2017
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • DUI Conference
  • Winning a DUI Case
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (27)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a fantastic lawyer. Very knowledgeable in many areas of law. He is quick on his feet, and well liked in the court system. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have consulted with Michael Young several times when dealing with perplexing criminal defense cases and other types of cases. He always has valuable input on procedure and strategy. He also successfully helped a family member with an unemployment appeal against an employer who was driven to have benefits denied. He definitely has that fire in his gut that it takes to zealously advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Michael Young. He is a tireless advocate that fights for his clients rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Young is a fighter, and that is exactly how a criminal defense attorney should be. He stands up for his clients' rights and does everything in his power to ensure they get fair and just treatment."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is an excellent attorney. He is very knowledgeable and reliable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known attorney Michael Young for almost 20 years. I have gone against him as a prosecutor and also know him as a colleague in the criminal defense bar. Mike is a great attorney who fights hard for his clients and gets good results. I endorse attorney Michael Young!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very experienced in criminal defense and DUI cases!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a sharp attorney who knows the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Michael Young for several years and have seen him in action in court as opposing counsel. He always aggressively represents his clients to get the best result possible. A great choice for anyone facing a traffic or criminal court case!"
General practice Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael Young since law school and I enthusiastically endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael Young's 19+ years of experience in criminal defense show through his everyday practice. He is exceptionally knowledgeable in his field and is an attorney who will go to trial and fight for his clients' rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a fantastic lawyer. He advocates for his clients and isn't afraid to try a case."
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