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Joe Messineo

Criminal defense Attorney at Oakbrook Terrace, IL

4.9   89 reviews

Licensed for 8 years

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Mr. Messineo received his bachelor’s degree in communications from DePaul University, Chicago, IL and his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Dakota School of Law. During law school, Mr. Messineo was a 711 law clerk at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, where he assisted in several felony trials. Mr. Messineo handles criminal cases that range from traffic offenses to serious felonies.

Licensed for 8 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2014
Updated 01/06/2023

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

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Kostopoulos Law Group, LLC
2 Mid America Plaza, Suite 800
Oakbrook Terrace, IL, 60181-4671

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  89 customer reviews
Posted by Amy | November 14, 2022
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Great Attorney
My daughter found herself in a world of trouble after a New Year's Eve gone terribly wrong. She was arrested and charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors. After doing searches online, I am beyond grateful we called and Joe Messineo was on the other end. Joe told my daughter what she need to do immediately in terms of seeking treatment, documenting her efforts. With her efforts and Joe's ability to navigate the legal system, charges were reduced to one misdemeanor with the ability to be expunged. Thank you is not enough.
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Posted by ED | September 23, 2021
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Thank you
While it's always good to stay out of trouble as the best thing to do . but if you happen to mess up for some reason or simply needed a honest professional law consultation calling Mr Joe is your second best thing to do . he helped me I'm very satisfied with the result . than you so much .
Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2021
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Tireless, relentless, understanding and without criticism
Joe was like a pitbull with my case and above all new the laws inside and out. Had a professional attitude and knowledge about all aspects of the law. I got the best outcome possible without "mortgaging my house"! His firm was exceptionally reasonable compared to other law firms, considering he anwered my calls even on weekends. He ALWAYS ANSWERED THE PHONE or called back that SAME DAY. NEVER ONCE did he ignore me or not have good sound solutions to my legal problems. No one can compare for over all outstanding representation. I would highly recommend him to represent anyone and know they would be in "good hands"!
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Posted by Javier Ariza | August 2, 2021
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Best Lawyer!!!
I would like to share my experience with the Kostopoulos Criminal Defense Lawyers, in particular with Joe Messineo. I thank God I came across Joe's name when I got my 1st DUI because thanks to him my friends, family and I have had favorable results! The last case I got he did an amazing job, after 3 DUI's and driving on a revoked license, he manage to settle the case with no felonies, no jail time or house arrest!!! I highly recommend the Kostopoulos lawyers if you ever find yourself in a similar situation.
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Posted by Bill | June 5, 2021
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Amazing attorney
Joe not only got me a great deal, he was very friendly and knowledgeable and helped me understand every step of the way. I would highly recommend Joe and his firm to anyone seeking counsel!
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2021
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Exceptional Attorney!
After searching attorneys and reading reviews online, I decided to call Joe. I called him early the next morning and he picked up the phone and we talked for a bit. Later that same day we met in his office and we discussed my case. My case took a year to resolve due to the court closures for COVID-19. Joe truly does care about the future of his clients and will get you the best possible outcome. I was charged with a class 2 felony and was facing 3-7 years in prison, Joe got me a deal and probation for 24 months. Thru the entire process joe explained and guided me throughout the entire process. Communications with Joe was effortless, he will always text or call you back almost immediately. Joe is a very aggressive attorney that will get you results! If your looking for a criminal defense attorney, don’t hesitate to call Joe. Thanks again Joe, I appreciate all your hard work.
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2021
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Joe knows his stuff
I hired Joe outside of Avvo. I was charged with domestic battery and found Joe’s name online. Joe was very helpful through the process and made sure the case was dismissed. He kept me in the loop at all times and answered all the questions I threw his way. Thanks, Joe.
Posted by Angelica | March 23, 2021
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DUI
Joe is an excellent lawyer and most wonderful, understanding lawyer I've dealt with. My husband and I have referred him to many of our family and friends and Joe hasn't failed us yet! He is highly recommended for his professionalism and for being such an easy person to talk to. Thanks for helping me beat my DUI case!
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2021
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Joe Messineo is Awesome
It was a week before my hearing and I was calling lawyers and Joe answered and he was the nicest most patient lawyer out of the dozen I'd called. He was very helpful to me, and even got the case dismissed! I've already gave out his info to people if they ever need him.
Posted by Andres | January 27, 2021
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Traffic court
I not only recommend attorney Joe Messineo, but anyone at Kostopoulos Law Group. I guarantee once you have used their service you too will look no further. They respond in an extreme timely matter, he is a very knowledge, trustworthy person. There is no other attorney that will work as hard for you. I used Joe for a traffic offense, he is a wonderful attorney I could not have been happier and I will never go anywhere else.
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Posted by Cristian H. | November 24, 2020
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Exceptional!
My experience with Kostopoulos Law Group was phenomenal. Joe Messineo is a superb lawyer extremely professional and outgoing. These people really do care. They were able to reduce a Felony case to a Misdemeanor without a conviction! Highly recommended to anyone who needs a reliable, professional, and experienced lawyer.
Posted by Ryan | November 23, 2020
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Excellent Dedicated Customer Satisfaction
He was amazing with everything from the beginning. He answered all questions and helped me at his best capacity. He literally didn’t let me down and I am very grateful to be able to have Joe Messineo at my Laywer. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs him as much as I did .
Posted by Scott | October 21, 2020
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Resourceful, Intelligent, Caring and Efficient
I was charged with Cannabis possession and trafficking. A Felony X in the state of Illinois with a minimum of 7 years. The first 18 months of the case another attorney was secured and despite efforts the prosecution offered 4 years in prison on day 1 and four years in prison at 18 months. I needed a change and called the Kostopoulous Group. After speaking with Joe and Gus I secured them and released the first attorney. Joe took the lead and his legal team supported. Joe deffered 1/3 of his fees to pay for an attorney with solid relationships at the Markham Courthouse. At this point I knew Joe was about getting his client (me) results and not just taking my money. Within 60 days Joe got results! He and his team got the lead prosecutor removed and negotiated a more reasonable plea of 18 months probation in my home state of California, fine, and court costs. 14 months and 20 days later my probation was terminated early due to compliance with the courts and completed payment of the fines and fees. Joe was with me from day one to the final day of probation. At the very least if you have a felony, call Joe. He is a very intelligent and caring attorney who will use his resources and connections to efficiently represent you and resolve your case. Joe would not only be welcome in my home for dinner but the guest room is reserved for him any time. He literally saved my life by avoiding prison time and today I am able to pursue my passions as I have a thriving pet care business and instead of being in prison have raised just under $30,000 for orphaned pets in 2020 as a productive member of my community. Does not happen without Joe.
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2020
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Excellent work
I was so worried after the arrest but he assured me everything will be alright. When it was time for court, the case was dismissed! I was soo happy! Grateful for your services because I couldn’t afford a conviction on my record! Thanks again!
Posted by Sharifullah | September 4, 2020
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Sharifullah Khair khwa
My experience with attorney Joe Messineo went well beyond my expectations. He’s out of this world for being incredibly thorough, hardworking, knowledgable, and kind-hearted. He has what it takes to get you out of removal proceedings or any criminal cases. This attorney went above and beyond to look out for my best interests, providing support, advice and clear communication throughout the entire process. Joe is incredibly down-to-earth and qualified on his subject matter. If you're looking for a law firm who truly cares about each of their clients and will treat you like family, I highly recommend these two fantastic attorneys. I'd recommend them to any of my family or friends in need of immigration and/or criminal representation.
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Posted by Danny | September 3, 2020
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A Professional Who Care.
Joe Messineo is someone who wants the best possible outcome for me and he did exactly that. I couldn't ask for anything better. I am extremely happy to have reached out to this law group and get in touch with Joe. I was guided through every step of the way and had to do minimal work as he handled most things from his end. Through our initial meeting he sat and listened then offered great guidance and how he can help me. I told him what I was looking for and he assured me he can take care of this with minimal help from my end. Thank you Joe. I highly recommend anyone in a tight situation to reach out to him and receive consultation.
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Posted by Mario | August 12, 2020
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Personal Review
Great experience with Joe and the Law group. Every question was answered and specifically addressed. Professional service and experience with confidence. I felt in good hands with joe.
Posted by Madison | July 30, 2020
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Joe Messineo
I had Joe for a lawyer for months! He always contacted me as soon as he could. Always answered the questions I had about my case. He always informed me about new updates about the status about my case. I new that I was in good hands and that he genuinely cared about what happened to me regarding my charge. All around a great lawyer to have and person to work with
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2020
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Very nice lawyer
He has helped me for my commutation of DUI. So he is a very nice lawyer and expert of DUI.
Posted by Brian | March 4, 2020
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One of the best attorneys in the business.
Joe did absolutely the best possible job a client can ask for. Not only was he there for any questions I had, but he took care of everything and I felt very confident in him and the outcome. He delivered on his word i had my case dismissed totally and could have not asked for a better attorney. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for the best.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Legal Intern
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2014

Education

  • University of South Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • DePaul University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017

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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (55)
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Unknown Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phenomenal attorney. One of the best in the business. Highly respected by his peers and judges. No messing around with Messineo. If I were in trouble, Joe is who I would call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is a great lawyer who fights hard for his clients. He is compassionate and cares deeply about his clients. I have the upmost respect for Joe."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is with pleasure that I endorse Joe! He is a talented lawyer, who's is always looking out for his cleints' best interest. He is dedicated and hard working. It is without reservation that I endorse Joe."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a phenomenal Lawyer. Dedicated, thorough and honest. Easily I endorse this him to clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a great lawyer that works hard for his clients. I would recommend Joe to any family or friend in need of excellent representation.I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a great attorney who works hard to get the best outcome for his clients. Because of this, I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe has a hand-on approach that not a a lot of attorneys have. I refer cases on a regular basis to his firm and each one has been more than satisfied with his service and compassion."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a good lawyer and well respected in the local legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I see Mr. Messineo around the DuPage courthouse and am happy to provide this endorsement. Good lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a good person and a better attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe Messineo 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 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a very nice guy with the knowledge and skills to obtain good results for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe Messineo is a skilled attorney with a reputation for results. He has the experience and skill to handle the most complex case, a well respected professional in the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a great attorney with an amazing reputation. He has tremendous experience and knows the ins and outs of the legal system like no one else. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joe for several years now. He is a very smart lawyer that provides excellent service to his clients. Joe is very responsive to his clients and respected by his fellow lawyers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe Messineo is a phenomenal lawyer. A very skilled lawyer who is a master of the courtroom. I would strongly endorse him for any litigation practice area."
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Oakbrook Terrace Criminal defense Lawyer Joe Messineo
Joe Messineo
Criminal defense Attorney
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Licensed for 8 years
Free Consultation