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Steven Haney

Criminal defense Attorney at Joliet, IL

5.0   36 reviews
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Practice devoted to all types of criminal and aggravated traffic cases.

    39 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%

    39 years

  3. Personal injury
    20%

Born - Chicago, Illinois  1960

Married to Jane with 3 sons, Kyle, Colin, and Cameron

Resides in Plainfield, Illinois.

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Location

Haney Steven C Attorney At Law
58 E. Clinton Street
Suite 500
Joliet, IL, 60432

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Reviews

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Posted by Sarah | June 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
If you are looking for a skilled and dedicated criminal defense lawyer, I highly recommend Steven Haney with the Law Offices of Steven Haney. Steven's expertise and commitment to his clients are truly exceptional, and he is sure to provide you with the best possible legal representation What stands out about Steven is his professionalism, expertise, and attention to detail. Steven took time to listen to my needs and concerns and provided personalized legal advice tailored to my unique situation. He also has an aggressive approach to defending his clients’ rights which made me feel reassured that I was in good hands and he had my best interest. There was never a call he wouldn’t answer. He was always available to answer any questions or concerns and was very honest and precise with his responses. God forbid, ( knock on wood ) I ever have another situation where I needed representation, Steven would be my go to hands down. Because of his exceptional work and knowledge of the Law I can remain a free woman with my family. I am very grateful for the services I received from Steven Haney.
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Posted by Jason | June 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Haney represented me in a DUI case. He was extremely professional and respectful. Mr. Haney was very easy to contact and always quick to respond. He contacted experts, looked into possible defenses, provided solid experienced advice, and was able to secure a not guilty verdict. I was more than pleased with him as my representation and would highly recommend.
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Posted by Stephanie | May 3, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Mr. Haney was efficient and easy the get in touch with. Would use him again and refer him to others.
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very pleased with Mr. Haney’s representation!
Steve is an attentive and very knowledgeable attorney. He kept us updated throughout the process and was always there to answer our questions. He is well prepared and we received a remarkable outcome due to his preparation and experience. We would highly recommend him!
Posted by Danny D | January 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Will county and surrounding area
Very satisfied with Attorney Steven Haneys services. He was always very attentive with my case and with my court dates. Not once did I have a question he always made sure I was updated and knew detail by detail on how my cases would proceed. I highly recommend his services to anyone with tough cases he will definitely do the best of his ability to get you out of your situation. Attorney Steven Haney helped me though-out my obstruction of justice felony charge and Two DUI’s and with all his years of experience Steven Haney lowered my sentence to a misdemeanor with no jail time and probation. Attorney Haney thank you once again for representing me I am very grateful for all your help.
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2020
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80 Year Prison Sentence Reduced to Probation
Steve is a fantastic lawyer that will go to bat for you at every angle and can be counted on. I was a first timer offender with a Super X felony that with my combined charges carried 80 years in prison. I spent 5 months in jail, when it was supposed to be around 10, and was released to rehab. The entire case was probably historical because during my sentencing I was given a chance to have my felony vacated through convincing the prosecutors to agree to TASC probation. He was also able to get my probation terminated early after 3 years and now as a soon to be college graduate this winter at a top state university - I will now be able to apply for jobs and be able to say "I'm not convicted of a felony." Steve changed my life and the fact he was able to drop my charges from a Super X, to an X, then to a class 1 - he's a miracle worker. I now can put a horrible mistake I made when I was 19 behind me thanks to his tireless help and dedication to my case. My family and I can't ever thank him enough.
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Posted by Alex | September 1, 2020
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Knowledgeable, honest, and patient
I met with many lawyers regarding my DUI case but after meeting Steve I knew he was the only one that could get the job done. He explained all court processes thoroughly and is extremely honest. He takes all necessary steps for the best outcome. I would recommend him to anyone regarding their criminal case. Dependable with and an exceptional track record.
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Posted by Bob | January 21, 2020
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A most competent lawyer
Mr.Haney was very knowledgeable and professional in his handling of a very important case for me. What he had told me at the outset of the case, when I first retained him, was exactly how it eventually finished. He will always be my first choice for an attorney should I ever need one again.
Posted by John | January 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defense
I have hired Steve on 2 separate criminal cases. 1 in 2008 and 1 in 2010. Both times I had Steve as my attorney he handled my cases with the greatest professionalism. He treated me like a person and not a paycheck. He is very straightforward which is needed in those situations when it feels like your world is collapsing. He also takes the time when he talks to you. He’ll listen to what your thoughts are on all the available options. If you need an attorney to get the job done call him.
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2019
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Serious lawyer for my serious problem
I misjudged the severity of what I thought was a minor issue and found myself being charged with a class 4 felony that would have ruined my chances at my future profession. Steven was candid with me and walked me through the whole process and the many possibilities that could result. He was Genuine in his interest to get me the best possible result and honest with the probabilities of each strategy. What was the outcome? All charges dropped and my future is mine again!
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Posted by Tim | November 4, 2018
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Very Repectful and Professional
Steve Haney represented me in my case, he was amazing! He knew how to act and what to say when the times were needed. He is well known and respected! Steve's office and staff is very professional and friendly. I truly believe he puts all his feelings and experience that he has for representing his clients. I would definitely recommend Steve Haney!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2018
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Domestic battery case
Steven Haney is an excellent attorney for domestic battery case. He explained me the pros and cons in every court date and helped me make the right decision. He was always approachable. He returned my call same day. Finally he helped me get out of the case with NO conviction. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The Best DUI and Administrative Hearings Attorney
I hired Stevie for my DUI incident in 2015 and he is very efficient and to the point. I could see all the Judges know him know him in the Joliet Court and is very well respected. I also got my RDP in the first hearing with his Steves representaion.
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended attorney.
I was arrested for a DUI and faced going to jail. I had a consult with Mr. Haney and he had put my fears to rest. Though I did lose my license for a while Mr. Haney did all he could to keep it from going any further. He was always to the point and always returned phone calls in regards to any questions I had. When he was no longer representing me he still took the time to give me advice so that I could get my license back. I would recommend Mr. Haney to anyone who is in need of a very knowledgeable defense attorney.
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Posted by Reggie | November 7, 2017
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The Attorney who saved The Soldier
Life may not be fair, but God is good. During the Spring of 2017, after my deployment from Iraq/ Kuwait with the U.S Army, I found myself behind bars ( incarcerated) for a reckless mistake. A mistake that could have easily destroyed my career and given me a criminal record. But I knew I was not a bad person; no clue of what to do or say in my defense. For the first time in my life I was in fear of how my wife and family would think of me. Although the firearms were legally my own, I knew now my life would change knowing I had been charged for unlawfully carrying them. Knowledge is what I needed. Someone experienced enough to save me from such a dreadful fate. That's when I was put in contact with defense attorney Mr. Steven Haney. straight forward and to the point, Mr. Haney informed with all that I should expect to happen and what he was willing to do in providing myself and my family with the best possible outcome. And thank this man enough, with not only the effort in reducing charges, but to entirely dismissed the case and avoid any criminal convictions. I mean who wouldn't agree that's one heck of a deal. Not only was I able to return to my active duty station and continue my service to our great nation along side my wife, but also applied and forego the process of becoming a Chicago Police Officer. I am grateful to have such a lawyer in my defense, with all his support, honesty and professionalism. Attorney Mr. Steven Haney can always be referred by myself or my family for anyone in search of an Illinois Defense Attorney.
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Posted by Samed | May 25, 2017
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Excellent Criminal Defense Attorney
Early 2017 my younger brother was arrested for drug charges. He was facing a class X felony for the delivery of a controlled substance. After interviewing a couple of lawyers my family and i decided to go with Steven Haney. The reviews on here don't lie, we read some reviews and decided to contact Steven because of his expertise in drug cases and his knowledge and contacts in the will county judicial system. From the get-go Steven never sugar coated anything letting us know exactly the type of charges my brother was facing. He told us the absolute worst case scenario but at the same time told us the best outcome we can hope for. Throughout the court hearings he kept us informed and returned phone calls, emails and texts professionally. I'm happy to say that we got the best outcome for my brother. He was facing up to 6 years in prison for his class X but Steven bought the charges down and got him on probation for 3 years! I cannot thank him enough for everything he did for my brother and my family. He literally gave my brother another chance at life.. If your facing criminal prosecution in Will county, Steven is the guy you need to call.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2016
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Amazing Lawyer and Great Person
We hired Steven to handle a criminal case the state had against our son. From the very beginning he was extremely honest, even if it meant hearing what we didn't want to hear. He worked very hard on the case and was able to work out an amazing deal for son. Our son avoided some really harsh penalties for some really stupid stuff he did. In the end our son is able to go on his life path and succeed in his goals. None of that would be possible without the hard work Steven put into the case.
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Posted by Michael | October 21, 2016
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Integrity, Honesty, and Respect
With Steven you know you are getting the best representation. He is honest and knowledgable about the options you have and how the judge is going to respond. You can tell when he walks into the courtroom that he is very respected by his peers. He had me in and out of 7 court appearances in less than 30 mins each time. The most important thing in a case can be your attorney's relationship with the DA or ADA, and Steven has a great working relationship with the state's attorneys. This was a huge factor in getting the decision I needed for my case. Trust me when I say a deal is a deal with Steven; when you hire Steven Haney you get more than what you pay for. He was always willing to meet/talk with me when I had any questions or concerns. Thanks again Steve!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2016
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I will always recommend Steven Haney.
Mr. Steve Haney & Associates, When faced in the public eye of a criminal investigation, you have no clue what to do. You are stuck in the corner of a room and a million questions are being asked all around you. Most, are coming from within yourself. Steve went above and beyond in my case to provide the best defense that I had. Truly, I had none; but he made sure that the processes were legal and that I understood of the processes. I still live with my parents, and like any parents—they were worried sick about their child. He not only walked me through the processes, but made accommodations for my parents as well. He was straight-forward, attentive and always returned your call within the matter of minutes. He not only told me in a straight forward nature what I needed to accomplish in order to receive probation, but my chances of receiving such outcome. My case was one of his shorter cases in the subject matter, however he secured a dedicated plea agreement for probation. He was able to speak with the prosecution to the extent to prove I was not a threat in any regard while serving my sentence in the community. Trust me, facing the possibility of seven (7) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections scared the living hell out of me. Although he was able to secure probation for me, make sure you actually accomplish what he wants you to do—character references, awards from past accomplishments, as it truly maters when facing the worst days of your life. When facing criminal prosecution, Steve should be your first and last call when trying to secure a favorable outcome. Trust me, Steve was not my first call, but he for sure was my last call—and I am absolutely grateful that I found his law practice. With this, I appreciate everything that you have done for my family and I. You have truly and ultimately given me a second chance in this life and I will always recommend your services in the future. Thank You Steve.
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Posted by adam | June 10, 2016
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Steve Haney the best lawyer in will county period.
I have used Steve Haney as my lawyer for eighten years from traffic to misdemeaners to felonys he has allways done me justice I would recomend him to anyone for any legal situation I would not even consider anyone else he wont lie to you he is honest and up front
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Law Office of Steven C. Haney
  • 2000 - Present
  • Partner
  • Tomczak & Haney
  • 1993 - 2000
  • Rooks Pitts And Poust
  • 1989 - 1993
  • Prosecutor
  • Will County State's Attorney's Office
  • 1985 - 1989
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Education

  • John Marshall Law School (Chicago)
  • 1985
  • Hillsdale College
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. name withheld
  • not guilty after bench trial
  • people v. name withheld
  • not guilty after bench trial
  • People v. name withheld
  • Not Guilty after jury trial
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Associations

  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Will County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Will County Criminal Bar
  • Chairman
  • N/A
  • Capital Litigation Trial Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Court Trial Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2013
  • Death Penalty Certification as lead counsel
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • N/A

Publications

  • Design News
  • A look at Attorney - Client Privilege
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Bar Seminar - March 2008
  • Secretary of State Hearings
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (29)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Steve for many years and handled many cases against him when I was a prosecutor. Steve was always a tough and intelligent opponent. He is also a lawyer of great integrity. He is a good choice for a Joliet criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is a frightening thing to be charged criminally. The right criminal defense attorney makes all the difference. Knowledge, experience and wisdom are critical in obtaining the best result. In all these areas, Steve excels. What sets Steve apart from other competent Will County defense attorneys, is Steve’s ability to not only obtain that “best result,” but also his commitment to thoroughly communicate with his clients all of the possibilities and choices in their particular case. While no defense attorney can waive a magic wand and make the charges go away, with Steve, the client can rest assured that they will not only receive the best representation, but that they will be fully informed from beginning to end."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had a conflict with Steve which was my own fault. Steve handled himself with grace and professionalism. I endorse this lawyer. Steve gives his criminal defense clients his all while remaining ethical yet zealous."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a go-to lawyer for criminal defense. Super smart, and aggressive without being a jerk. He's respected by judges and members of the bar, and he's earned that respect. Great lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve and I worked together as prosecutors. He really knows the law and genuinely cares about his clients. He's a great lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is an excellent attorney and he always does an exceptional job for his clients. He is well-respected among other attorneys, prosecutors and judges. Highly recommended."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is an excellent lawyer; he is aggressive, extremely knowledgeable, and very experienced. He has helped A LOT of people get their driver's licenses back that have been revoked!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
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 | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a true professional and excellent attorney. A man of character and integrity, he is a true asset to the legal community in Will County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Steve for six years and would highly recommend him to anyone seeking representation for any criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Will county. He is well respected and fights hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the best criminal defense attorneys in Will County. Known county-wide and will deliver on results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Haney since he began his law practice 25 + years ago. He is well acclimated to the Will County Courts. I've referred dozens of tough criminal cases and his experience shows in the results he gets for clients. Knowledge without ego-results when unexpected. Trustworthy, honest and dedicated. Great lawyer !"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Joliet Criminal defense Lawyer Steven Haney
Steven Haney
Criminal defense Attorney
Joliet, IL
Licensed for 38 years
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