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||11/22/2016|
|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 Mary
I hired attorney John Callahan after receiving a ticket for speeding 27 miles over the posted limit which is a Class B misdeameanor in Illinois. At the first court date, the prosecutor made an offer which John recommended I refuse. At the second court date, the prosecutor made the same offer which John again recommended I refuse, instead recommending that I go to a bench trial. At the bench trial, my case was dismissed. If it weren't for John's expert advise and his tenacity to keep fighting, I would have ended up with a misdemeanor on my record in addition to a fine and court supervision. It would have been far easier for John to recommend that I go with the prosecutors initial offer, not to mention less time consuming and less costly for him. I have the utmost respect for John and would recommend him to anyone who requires the services of an attorney.
Posted by Michelle
John was successful in reinstating my revoked license- three dui's and moved out of state was a challenge however johns responsivness to my calls and questions accompied by his professionalism and knowledge of the laws in Illinois as well as other states gave me the reassurance I needed though the process . I give John the highest recommendation. Regardless of situation - trust John to get it taken care of!
Posted by anonymous
I hired John Callahan last year and was granted an RDP in spite of what appeared to be an uphill battle. He is a practiced and knowledgeable attorney with a concentration on license reinstatement hearings with the IL SOS. It is a complex process, and can be tricky without an experienced attorney. If you are serious about regaining full or limited driving privileges the FIRST time out, hire John and do your homework. Don't mess around with your driving privileges - hire John Callahan and get it done right the FIRST time.
Posted by Miguel
Mr. Callahan and his office were extremely professional from the first point on contact. As soon as I called for a consultation due to a DUI I was facing, Mr. Callahan scheduled an appointment with me right away. He was very direct, confident and professional in his strategy to assist me and answered each of my questions and concerns. Mr. Callahan and his team were supportive every step of the way during the 2 year period of court dates. After two years of fighting DUI, I was found not guilty. Great legal team and I would definitely recommend!
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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