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John Callahan takes the practice of law very seriously.  He gives every ounce of his work effort to defending those charged with crimes from felonies to DUI.  Very often his finds himself representing clients at the Secretary of State to reinstate their driver's license in Illinois after a DUI revocation.


 


John gives every client his personal cell phone for 24 hour access whenever they have questions or concerns.


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    19 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    19 years, 5 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

13 total 

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  • Matthew Joseph Medina

    I endorse this lawyer. I first encountered John when I was an Assistant Cook County Prosecutor. He was opposing counsel on many of my cases. John is was of the best defense attorneys I know. He is a tough-as-nails defense attorney, yet, he never alienated opposing counsel or the judge. He is well respected and that respect is well deserved.

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    Matthew Medina Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

John W. Callahan, Ltd

1701 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 1101
Schaumburg, IL, 60173-5156

John W. Callahan, Ltd.

1755 Park Street.
Suite 200
Naperville, IL, 60563

John W. Callahan, Ltd.

22 W. Washington
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL, 60602

John W. Callahan, Ltd.

1415 West 22nd Street
Tower Level
Oak Brook, IL, 60523-2074

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199705/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in IllinoisNational Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2015
10 Best Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
10 Best Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2014
Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in IllinoisNational Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Superb RatedAvvo2013
Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in IllinoisNational Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2013
Excellent RatedAVVO2013
National Scholarship WinnerDirect Marketing Education Foundation1992
Scholarship Award WinnerJones Intercable1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentJohn W. Callahan, Ltd.2003 - Present
AttorneyMichael T. Norris, Ltd.1998 - 2003
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Will County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationDCBA Brief Editorial Board Member 20042003 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of IllinoisN/A2002 - Present
Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of IllinoisLawyer2002 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of IllinoisN/A2001 - Present
MENSAN/A1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. T.N.Defendant not guilty of DUI
People v. J.H. - DuPage County DUI WinCLIENT FOUND NOT GUILTY
DuPage DUI VictoryNot Guilty
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignAdvertisingBS - Bachelor of Science1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Art Institute of ChicagoConstitutional Law2005