|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2004||05/16/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Lead Counsel||Lead Counsel||2017|
|Proclamation in Recognition of Community Service||DuPage County Board||2013|
|Most Difficult Trial Award||DuPage County State's Attorney||2010|
|Award in Recognition of Military Service||Prosecutors Bar Association||2004|
|Assistant State’s Attorney, Criminal Division||DuPage County State's Attorney||2004 - 2014|
|Military Police Officer||U. S. Army Reserves||1994 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Kane County Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|DuPage County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Daily Herald||DuPage prosecutor, Army major serves county and country||2012|
|DePaul University College of Law||Law||JD||2001|
Posted by Nicole
I was referred to Michael O'Donnell by a well respected attorney from Chicago. I met with Mike at his office in Wheaton and discussed my options reguarding a DUI Charge I received in DuPage County. After hearing what Mike had to say about my charges and hearing my options my Husband & I felt very confident in his ability to represent me for this case that I signed a contract with him that day. Even tho he was only the second attorney I had consulted with. He never made any promises that he knew he couldn't keep. And he was always very up front & honest with me from the first time I met with him up until my last court date. Mike went above and beyond what I expected. He took the time to do his research on specific details of my case. Never once did I doubt or disagree with his approach. Eventually after all toxicology came back we stood firm on the thought that we had a good case. After a few deals were put on the table by the Prosection I felt confident in declining them after talking about them in depth with Mike. We did set a trial date. But before my Trial could even get started Mike was able to get my CHARGES DROPPED with no stipulations. In the time we were waiting on toxicology I never lost my license (not even a single day), had no court costs, never had to get a DUI Evaluation done, nor did I have to complete any Victim Impact Panel or Drug/Alcohol counseling through the state. Mike is great at what he does. If your looking for an up front, honest, no BS attorney then Mike is a great choice. We were EXTREMELY SATISFIED with Mike's services & the outcome of my DUI case. He always responded to my phone calls and/or emails in a very reasonable amount of time. Usually his response was the same day or first thing in the morning the following day. Mike's rates are very reasonable especially given how much experience he has practicing law & his extensive knowledge of the laws. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND Michael O'Donnell to anyone in need of legal counsel.
Posted by Kris
As a result of a couple poor choices I made, I was arrested in Dupage County for DUI (July 2015) and again in Cook County (May 2016)
I drive trucks for a living, so not only my regular drivers license was at stake but my CDL and job were on the line as well!
I was extremely nervous to say the least..........
I contacted many lawyers for consultation, and found that Mr. O'Donnell was one of the most experienced attorneys in the area. He has been prosecutor and defense for many years, so he knows both sides of the courtroom process, which worked out great!
My case was complex because there was a minor traffic accident involved, but Mr. O'Donnell handled it with ease.
He was able to get the initial license suspension lifted so I was able to continue working, and when it came time for trial, he was able to produce a judge's finding of NOT GUILTY!
A tremendous relief!!!
As for the second one in Cook County...
Again, he was able to get the initial license suspension recinded, and had the entire case dismissed without even going to trial!!
Throughout the entire process he was very professional, but also very friendly, easy to talk to and get along with.
I definitely won't be making these types of mistakes again, but if you or anyone you know has... Do yourselves a huge favor and call Mr. O'Donnell immediately!!! I'm incredibly grateful I did, and can't thank him enough!
(His rates were also very reasonable and affordable, and much less than others I had talked to...another added bonus)
Thank you again Mr O'Donnell!
Posted by Jason DP
Mike was very professional and took time out to ask lots of questions regarding the case that was to go before the judge. There were a number of charges associated with the case and Mike was able to work with the county prosecutor for a very favorable outcome. I would definitely recommend Mike to family, friends and colleagues.