Elite level DUI and criminal defense lawyer. Extremely dedicated to fight for your best results.John has represented hundreds of DUI clients and his aggressive DUI Defense is unmatched.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1997||05/16/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Illinois||National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys||2015|
|10 Best Client Satisfaction||American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||2015|
|10 Best for Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2015|
|10 Best for Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2014|
|10 Best Client Satisfaction||American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||2014|
|Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Illinois||National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys||2014|
|Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Illinois||National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys||2013|
|National Scholarship Winner||Direct Marketing Education Foundation||1992|
|Scholarship Award Winner||Jones Intercable||1990|
|President||John W. Callahan, Ltd.||2003 - Present|
|Attorney||Michael T. Norris, Ltd.||1998 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2006 - Present|
|Northwest Suburban Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Will County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|DuPage County Bar Association||DCBA Brief Editorial Board Member 2004||2003 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois||N/A||2002 - Present|
|Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois||Lawyer||2002 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois||N/A||2001 - Present|
|MENSA||N/A||1997 - Present|
|People v R.B.||Not Guilty Verdict|
|People v R.P.||Finding of Not Guilty|
|People v P.R.||Not Guilty|
|See all legal cases|
|Riverside Brookfield Landmark||RBHS lunch lady not guilty of theft||2013|
|Red Eye||When can you claim self defense?||2012|
|Articles Factory||Changes to Illinois DUI Laws: Consequences for Out-of-State Drivers||2011|
|Dupage County Bar Briefs||A Primer on Obtaining Driving Privileges through Formal Administrative Hearings||2004|
|DePaul University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||Advertising||BS - Bachelor of Science||1992|
|Art Institute of Chicago||Constitutional Law||2005|
Posted by anonymous
I was convicted of two DUIs and had lost my driving privileges for several years. I had been through so much pain, and I had no one to blame for my troubles but myself. For the past several years, I had struggled with all the difficulties and problems that come with alcoholism and lost driving privileges. Fortunately, after my second DUI, I was placed on probation and had remained sober and going to AA meetings for several years. I also learned, albeit slowly, to abide by the law.
I was referred to Mr. Callahan by another attorney. From the get-go, John wasted no time getting down to business. It wasn't cheap, but he made clear all the steps we would be going through to get my license back. There would be paperwork to fill out and file to the Secretary of State. I would also have to get all the documents pertaining to my case as well as letters. Of course, I would have to keep my nose clean and stay out of trouble if I wanted to have any chance during the hearing.
Mr. Callahan's office was exceedingly diligent in getting the paperwork ready, reviewing documents, preparing me, and answering any questions I had. I was coming in from out of state, so his counsel was valuable in getting me settled in. I had never been to Joliet before, but he explained what to expect which calmed my nerves. I arrived early, got situated, and we were able to review my case some more.
I must say that going before the Secretary of State is no joke. They go through EVERYTHING. If you obviously still have issues, you would probably be found out.
Fortunately for me, after so many years of pain and work and with the help of Mr. Callahan and his office, I was approved on my first attempt and am now a licensed driver! I thank Mr. Callahan and the wonderful folks at the office for their help and consider them friends.
Posted by Julie
John is the absolute best person I would have chosen to help me through my case. He's kind, compassionate and it's evident that he truly cares about his clients. He's not just a lawyer, but a support system who's always there to answer questions while navigating through the court processes. I was truly lucky in finding somebody as great as him to represent me.
Bryan Lynch, Real estate Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. I have known John Callahan for over ten years as a lawyer. I refer all criminal matters to Mr. Callahan because I know my client's best interests will be served by him. Mr. Callahan is an excellent lawyer and extremely knowledgeable. The clients that I have referred to Mr. Callahan have faced very difficult situations and he has secured tremendous result for them, and they have been more than satisfied with his ability and most importantly, the end result.
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