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Steven R Roach

DUI and DWI Attorney at Schaumburg, IL

5.0   29 reviews

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    "Fight With The Experience of a Former Prosecutor" - As a former Criminal Prosecutor, I possess the knowledge and skills necessary to provide my clients with an Agressive Criminal Defense. I have successfully represented clients in almost every area of Criminal Law, such as Felonies, Misdemeanors, attempt First Degree Murder, Drugs, Sexual Assault/Abuse, DUI, Suspended/Revoked Driver's License, Theft, Battery, White Collar Crimes, Robbery, Expungements, Driver's License Hearings, and more.

    24 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%
    "Fight With The Experience of a Former Prosecutor" - As a former Criminal Prosecutor, I know both sides of the fight. I have tried successfully tried thousands of DUI cases. I have won everthyting from your average first time DUI to Felony Class X Aggravated DUI. Most recently, I have had clients found Not Guilty on .18 and .14 blood alcohol levels. Call me at (847) 685-6000 to Fight For You.

    24 years

  3. Personal injury
    10%

  4. Licensing
    5%
    Driver's License Reinstatement Hearings - Formal and Informal hearings with the Illinois Secretary of State for drivers with licenses suspended or revoked

    24 years

  5. Workers compensation
    5%

"Fight With The Experience of a Former Prosecutor"

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Licensed for 24 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 09/18/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1999
Updated 06/08/2022
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1998
Updated 10/11/2022

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

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Steven R. Roach, Attorney At Law
1701 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 1101
Schaumburg, IL, 60173-5156
Steven R. Roach, Attorney At Law
8501 W. Higgins Road
Suite 420
Chicago, IL, 60631-2811
Steven R. Roach, Attorney At Law
1755 S. Naperville Road
Suite 100
Wheaton, IL, 60189
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
Steve Roach is outstanding. He really will go above and beyond to make things fair and right for his clients. I highly recommend Steve if your in need of a great lawyer.
Posted by Peter | January 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He Is The Man!
Thanks to Steven Roach, my case was dismissed. Thank you for all your hard work! Steven did a great job with my DUI case in Cook County I highly recommend his services. He is a kind and empathetic man. Steven always took the time to answer any question I had. Every time I contacted him, he answered promptly and made sure I understood his answers to my questions. I was speechless when he gave me the news. He saved me from losing my CDL. I could not thank Steven enough. I greatly appreciate this man's work. Give him a call!
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Posted by Jacqueline | January 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best professional out there.
Steven Roach took on my DUI case like there was no tomorrow. The initiative was so powerful that he didn't think twice in providing me the assistant that I needed. I would hire him again for any legal issues that I would face. He is a professional with integrity, honesty, and loyal to you until the final day.
Posted by CarlynRoss | October 13, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great
Steven is a wonderful attorney who has handled my invasion of privacy case. He is working hard to collect the claim that is worth around 6 million. He always keeps me up to date and has worked diligently on my case for several years. I appreciate him and his wonderful team.
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Customer service dedicated attorney that is 100% invested in your best interest
Steve is top notch, he knows your rights! Not only is he a great attorney, but he and his staff provide stellar customer service. In my particular case, I was looking dead in the water. Somehow Steve and his master negotiation skills landed the best possible outcome I could have received. I'm sure most lawyers would have told me to settle for a less favorable agreement. He went above and beyond to leverage every right I had. Thanks so much Steve!
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exemplary handling of a speeding ticket
Our 17-year old son was cited for a speeding violation, and Mr. Roach handled this case in an exemplary manner. We hope that our son has learned his lesson about speeding, but if he is ever again cited for speeding, we will ask Mr. Roach to represent him in Court. Thank you Mr. Roach!
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Fighter with a Caring Shoulder
I had a tough case. Steve always prepared me for the worst. He is not a cheer leader like others. I got supervision but no regrets. He always responded to my calls, messages and emails. It was a great support during that turmoil I have been through. The way he professionally presents himself in the court and fights the case with great spontanity is impressive. Also, I have noticed that everybody in the system respects him. Just listen to his words and follow him, you will get the best results.
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Posted by Bart | November 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best lawyer
I have had Steve as my lawyer for the past 5 years and he is the best attorney in town. He's a great guy, hardworking, and makes you feel at ease throughout the court process. I've referred him to 5 people and, they've all said he is the best. Everybody was found not guilty.
Posted by Kevin | June 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
True Professional
Got myself in some unfortunate trouble and a district attorney friend immediately recommended Steven Roach. Truly a professional. Never worked with a lawyer as well organized, prepared, friendly and confident as Mr. Roach. Hope to never get into any more run-ins with the law, but if so I have my lawyer for life.
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
Steven was wonderful. Very attentive, very smart, thought outside the box to catch the accuser in several lies in front of the judge. We are so thankful to Steven for his help!
Posted by Matt | June 18, 2015
Awesome!!
Steven was great! He didn't try taking my money like other people I talked to. He was helpful and explained everything. I never had to use him in my case but in the future he will be my first contact if I do need someone.
Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2015
20+ years too long
Through the assistance of Mr. Steven Roach I was provided an extension of opportunity. For many years I had been limited, and unfairly excluded from certain employment opportunities. Even though I was accomplished, I had a record from over 20 years ago. Mr. Roach proved to be an excellent counsel during my pursuit to correct mistakes from years past. He answered every email and returned my phone calls. He proved to be a concerned and dedicated asset in my behalf. Thank you Mr. Roach for believing in me!
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2015
Gets the job done!
I could tell Steve was a high class lawyer from our first conversation. We were choosing between several attorneys and I purposely brought my wife with me to the meetings to get her opinion. Out of a few lawyers, Roach was the only one that both of us liked. He was flexible with time, met us when I called him last minute, and was straight up and honest (unlike others who were putting on theatrics, giving a sales pitch, or wanted commitment before first meeting). Although, a bit more expensive than others, I'd say he's worth the money. Steve has charm and sense of humor and is pleasant to deal with. He's busy guy though, so try to be reasonable if you don't reach him immediately. He'll definitely return your call/text as soon as he frees up from court, etc. Steve helped us handle a case that included: an alleged misdemeanor assault on police officer, misdemeanor battery on police officer, and felony aggravated resisting police officer. All this got reduced in a preliminary hearing to: a misdemeanor resisting arrest with conditional discharge, 100 hours community service, and anger management assessment/possible classes. Bottom line, if I had to recommend a criminal lawyer to someone - it would be Steve Roach!
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2015
Amazing attorney!
Steve did an amazing job for me. He had reasonable rates, and flexible time. He took the time to prepare me for court so I had no doubts that I would get my license back. I will reccommend Steve and his associates to anyone in need of a lawyer.
Posted by Chris | February 8, 2015
Best Lawyer you can find! Look no further!
There is no doubt in my mind, Steve is the best lawyer you can have on your side to defend you! I had a DUI charge against me last year. Its a very stressful time, but meeting with Steve for the first time to review my case, he sat and explained all of what could happen, and how he was going to defend me after going thru the evidence and my side of the incident. I felt 100% confident after listening to him, because of his vast knowledge of the laws and procedures that were involved. He took the time to answer any questions I had,and gave me all the time I needed. He prepared me before every court appearance to exactly what to expect so I wouldn't be nervous or stressed. He always returned my calls as quickly as he could. I was able to get my license back because of his experience and comprehension of the laws and my rights. The day of the trial, we compared notes and had all the facts together for a strong defense. Steve"s litigation and intelligent questions brought up many discrepancies in prosecutions testimonies. We won my case and I was cleared! Steve did an amazing job. I can say without a doubt, Steve is the best lawyer you will find to defend and help you for your legal matters.
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Posted by Wes | December 17, 2014
Changed my life...
My drivers license was suspended for 15 years! It was quite a burden. I bounced around through dozens of lawyers through the years, and they all told me the same thing. "You have no shot of getting your license back, or a hardship license before your suspension ends." Which was always atleast two years out of reach. To just stop driving, was not a choice because I have a career that requires me to drive to and during work. Once I was referred to Steven Roach, he took the time to do his homework and review my extensive record, and amazingly came up with a plan to get my D.L. back before my next court date. Not only did the case get dismissed, but I HAVE MY DRIVERS LICENSE BACK! He did something that no other attorney took the time to do. It changed my life...
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2014
DUI defense
Steve did an excellent job defending me against a DUI charge. I was personally a stressed out wreck, but he kept me at ease and patiently answered all of my questions. His thorough understanding of the law, the system, and the politics are what got us through a really tough case. The day of my trial, his litigation skills impressed the hell out of me. I really could not have hoped for a better outcome in my case. Steve is absolutely the best and I recommend him 100%.
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2014
Absolutely the best.
If you are in need for any type of criminal or traffic attorney, Steve Roach is your guy! I contacted Steve in order to settle some traffic violations that had resulted in warrants and he handled the matter quickly and professionally. He was extremely knowledgeable, answered all of my questions, put me at ease and gave me results that I could not have dreamed of. Everything went much better than I expected and I have Steve to thank for everything. I have already recommended him to family and friends and will continue to do so.
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Posted by Johnny | July 3, 2013
AMAZING EXPERIENCE
Very Professional, Knowledgeable and experienced attorney. I only had 2 weeks before my court date for a '38 mph over' traffic violation. Even on such short notice - Steve Himself sat down with me a day after my call to him. He clearly explained to me the severity, possible outcomes and other information of this violation. Understandably, He himself wouldn't be able to make it to my court date because of the short notice.. but he had an associate of his named Greg who was able to meet me the day of my court hearing. Greg was very professional and I couldn't have been happier with the whole experience! 38 over - outcome - 2 month supervision and small court fine. DONE. I highly Recommend this attorney and/or his associates to anyone who has a similar offense.
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Posted by Mohan | October 20, 2012
Best DUI Defense one can get !!
I am so thrilled to write this review for Steve Roach. I met Steve in another case of my firend. Steve defended his complicated domestic voilence case and got the case dismissed. I am so glad to have met him. I used Steve's legal services when I was charged for my first DUI. I was higly tensed, worried and was not sure how to deal with this. I contacted many attorneys but then I decided to approch Steve for advice. I was confident and was sure I handed my case in the right hands. Overall i always feel Steve is highly a professional, extremely knowledgeable and a person who really listens. He exactly knows what he does. This being my first case ever, I was totally unware of any legal formalities. But then, before and during all our court dates, Steve clearly explained me 'the legal proceedings', 'the what's-next' that really helped me to understand & feel comfortable through out. Also he promptly used to return the calls which was really helpful again. Due to my important-personal-reasons I requested Steve to wrap this case up ASAP. He got the earliest available dates for me. Steve, literally chased the court proceedings and won the case in time for me. I think I got the justice what I was looking for and glad to have Steve defend me. I would greatly recommend Steve Roach for all my friends relative and anyone who need legal services. Bottom line - Great results in Short-time
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Contingency 15%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney At Law
  • Law Offices of Steven R. Roach & Associates
  • 2001 - Present
  • Criminal Prosecutor
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • 1998 - 2001

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • DePaul University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • People v. M.N.
  • All Charges Dismissed
  • People v. T.S.
  • Expungement Granted!
  • People v. A A
  • Not guilty
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
  • 2007 - Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • 2001 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Superb Attorney Ranking
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Preeminent Attorney Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Preeminent Attorney Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Preeminent Attorney Rating
  • Martindale Hubble
  • 2012
  • Excellent Attorney Ranking
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Leaders in Criminal Defense
  • Newsweek Magazine
  • 2012
  • Excellent Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2011
  • Preeminent Attorney Ranking
  • Martindale Hubble
  • 2011
  • Excellent Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2010
  • Preeminent Rated Attorney
  • Martindale Hubble
  • 2010
  • Deans List
  • DePaul University College of Law
  • 1997
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Publications

  • Newsweek Magazine
  • Newsweek 2012 Leaders in Criminal Defense Showcase
  • 2012
  • Thesis
  • Obscenity, Pornography & the First Amendment
  • 1997
  • Forensic Investigations: Ballistics & Crime Scene Analysis
  • High Velocity Blood Spatter Pattern Interpretation
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • To Break a Witness: Advanced Cross Examination Techniques
  • Improving Litigation Skills
  • 2010
  • Criminal Defense Perspectives for Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Criminal Defense Perspectives for Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (34)
Given (26)
Endorse Steven
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Attorney Roach for many years and see him often in the courthouse. Attorney Roach has years of experience in criminal defense. I have had the opportunity to see him conduct both hearing and a trials and he is very highly qualified."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Everyone at the courthouse knows Steve Roach. (And likes him!) Highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve Roach is an attorney that I happily endorse, as an upstanding member of the legal community and a strong advocate for clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve Roach is a top notch attorney who is well respected by the entire legal community. This is an attorney that I would trust my family members and closest friends to, and whom I proudly endorse!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve Roach is a great lawyer with formidable legal skills; strongly liked and respected by the lawyers and judges in the legal community. This is an attorney that I absolutely endorse!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven is a highly respected member of the legal community by both judges and fellow attorneys who practice in the areas he does. I strongly endorse Steven for his exceptional legal skills and ability to obtain results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Roach. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Steve is quite simply one best elite trial attorneys I know. I worked both with Steve, when we were partners at the Cook County State’s Attorneys Office, and against Steve, when he became a Criminal Defense Attorney. Steve is a brilliant, eloquent, creative, and a highly effective trial attorney. He is tough on behalf of his clients, yet, Steve still manages to be extremely well-liked by judges, prosecutors and the entire legal community. I give Steve my highest recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Roach is a very knowledgeable, focused, and hard working attorney. His high level of professionalism and keen litigation skills are well known and respected among his peers. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Roach is very experienced in criminal defense and well respected. He is the go to attorney to fight for your rights. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Steven. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a highly skilled trial attorney. You are in good hands if you hire him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Roach is one of the best criminal defense lawyers in the business. He is committed to accomplishing the goals of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a very experienced, aggressive litigator. We were opposing counsel on many cases when I was a Cook County prosecutor. He was always well prepared and was not afraid to stand up and fight for his clients. I highly recommend Steve for any Criminal Defense matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve works very hard for his clients. A real good guy who treats his clients with respect."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I found Steven Roach on AVVO, after a relative had some issues in Chicago and needed local counsel. Mr. Roach was very prompt with his reply and consistent with his communication and contact. His background and experience made him an easy choice. Moreover, I found him to be very professional, yet approachable and empathetic. His other AVVO peer ratings speak for themselves."
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Schaumburg DUI and DWI Lawyer Steven R Roach
Steven R Roach
DUI and DWI Attorney
Schaumburg, IL
Licensed for 24 years
Free Consultation