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Licensed

  1. Appeals: 50%
    41 years, 200 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    41 years
  3. Federal Crime: 25%
    41 years

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Hourly ($300-400/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

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  • Paula Colette Coffman

    Although I have never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Sachs in person, I have enjoyed co-answering many of the appeals questions posted on this website. His compassionate and scholarly approach to the discussion of complex legal issues provides invaluable insight to his readers, fellow lawyers and laymen alike. I endorse Mr. Sachs without reservation.

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  • Patrick J. Weiland

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Sachs has an outstanding reputation in the legal community.

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Contact info

Law Office of Joshua Sachs

PO Box 6556
Evanston, IL, 60204-6556

Law Office of Joshua Sachs

134 N. La Salle St
Suite 1800
Chicago, IL, 60602

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197405/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyLaw Office of Joshua Sachs and Associates2010 - Present
Staff AttorneyState Appellate Defender - Capital Litigation Division2002 - 2010
Hearing OfficerIllinois Pollution Control Board1980 - 1995
Sole practicionerJoshua Sachs, Attorney at Law1976 - 2002
Staff AttorneyState Appellate Defenders Office - Illinois1974 - 1976
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar Association, Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section CouncilVice Chairman1986 - 1987
Illinois State Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionVice-Chairman1981 - 1982
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. Rashid, 12 cr 411 (NDIL)Federal fraud defendant sentenced at less than 20% of guideline range as proposed by Government and PSR.
Southern Wine and Spirits v. Steiner et al., 2014 IL App (1st) 123435Favorable decision in commercial contract case upheld on appeal
United States v. Gill, 12-2759 (7th Circuit, 2014)Resentencing ordered on appeal in federal drug case
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Elements of Illinois Law - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationCriminal Law2015
Defending Illinois Criminal Cases - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationHabeas Corpus - Supplement2013
Illinois Lawyer's Overview - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationCriminal Law2012
Defending Illinois Criminal Cases - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationHabeas Corpus2010
Starting Points - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationCriminal Law - Supplement2008
Defending Illinois Criminal Cases - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationHabeas Corpus - Supplement2007
Starting Points - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationCriminal Law2005
Defending Illinois Criminal Cases - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationHabeas Corpus2003
71 Illinois Bar Journal 166"Is Attempt to Commit Voluntary Manslaughter a Possible Crime?"1982
Illinois Bar Journal"Appellate Review of Pre-Trial Motions Following Conviction on a Plea of Guilty"1981
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Grinnell CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Death Penalty Defense SeminarCapital Clemency Proceedings1996
Capital Defense SeminarMitigation in Death Penalty Cases1988
Our Illinois Bill of Rights; Has it Worked?Illinois State Constitution1984
Annual Agency ConferenceProsecutorial Misconduct1984
Proceedings Before Pollution Control Board Hearing OfficersProceedings Before Hearing Officers1983