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Joseph J. McNerney III

Criminal defense Attorney at Palos Hills, IL

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

 Mr. McNerney has practiced law for more than thirty years.

 

He has extensive Criminal and Civil experience litigating a broad range of legal disputes.

 

Mr. McNerney was a partner in the law firm of Johnson and Bell, one of the finest litigation firms in the city of Chicago. Prior to joining Johnson and Bell, he was a supervisor in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office where he tried many cases as lead trial counsel, including high-profile and complex matters.

 

While practicing law full-time, Mr. McNerney served ten years as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law.

 

The Chicago Bar Association awarded Mr. McNerney its highest rating when it evaluated him and found that he was "Highly Qualified" for the Office of Associate Judge.

 

He was trained as an instructor in Trial Advocacy on the campus of the Harvard Law School and is a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.  He holds the highest rating awarded lawyers by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating Service.

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Location

The Mcnerney Law Firm
9760 S Roberts Rd Ste 2
Palos Hills, IL, 60465-1686

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Reviews

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Posted by Tom C | July 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highest Recommendation for Mr. McNerney
Selecting Mr. McNerney to represent me in a traffic defense case was one of the best decisions I’ve made. Not only is he an outstanding and deeply experienced attorney but he is also a sincere and empathetic person. I had many questions about my case leading up to the trial date and he patiently and thoroughly answered each one while at the same time keeping me positive and confident about the case. At the trial he represented me with the utmost skill and professionalism, and even after a positive outcome at the trial he called me to follow up and see if I had any further questions or concerns. In addition, it’s clear that he is very well known and respected at the District 5 courthouse, and he is very familiar with the procedures and personnel there. I can without question give Mr. McNerney my highest level of recommendation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joe is a great lawyer who truly cares about his clients!
I contacted Joe McNerney last Summer to help me with a speeding ticket in Oak Lawn, IL which required a court appearance. With Joe's help and his many years of experience, my case was dismissed by the judge under court supervision. I highly recommend Joe's representation for any traffic violation cases! Even after helping me with my speeding charge, Joe is always kind to take my calls and answer any questions I have.
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Posted by Sabrina | January 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Joe has to be one of the best attorneys out there. He’s fair reasonable and most importantly he’s SHARP! Joe was very detailed and spent time speaking with me even after hours about my traffic case to ensure he had all the details to get the case dismissed. And sure enough he had the case dismissed. Joe will forever be in my Rolodex. If you’re looking for a great fair and detailed Attorney, Joe is your guy!
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Posted by Greg | January 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personable, knowledgeable and efficient lawyer
I contacted 3 different law offices and Joe was the only one who answered the phone and was available to do a consultation right then and there over the phone. Other offices either didn't answer or had a receptionist who would take a message. I was ticked for speeding 35mph+ over the limit. Joe was very helpful and answered any possible questions I had about my case. Less than an hour after I hung up, he was already looking up my record and case file. He gave me his cellphone, e-mail and responded by email/text almost immediately. His office is near the Bridgeview courthouse and he seemed friendly/familiar with everyone at the courthouse (prosecutor, judge, other lawyers) which I believe is a big plus. He was able to get me the best possible outcome on my case and it was very simple, straight-forward and stress-free. He did not seem rushed to get in/out and even walked me down to the cashier and showed me how to look-up my personal record. If it in the future I have any legal issues I would not hesitate to contact Joe again and would recommend him to my friends/family/co-workers.
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Posted by Joe | March 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The best!
Joe was a sign from God when i needed an attorney because mine wasn't doing his job properly. I met with Joe and he made me feel like there was hope in my case. He's done more for me than any attorney in the last 17 years and has finally helped me get my life back! He actually cares he takes a hand on approach and really wants to help because he knows how flawed the system really is. I recommend him to anyone!
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Made me feel safe and went extra mile to help.
I am an international student and unfortunately was given a court date for a traffic error. Being non-native speaker I was not confident ad Mr. Joe was fantastic throughout in making me feel very comfortable and delivering what he told me. Best thing for me was to see him take extra efforts for me. I appreciate Mr. Joe's professionalism and work.
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney? Miracle worker? Savior?
Joe picked up the pieces my previous attorney couldn't. He gave me more than hope and options i didn't think were possible. He met with me on a Saturday night even though his office was closed. His dedication, compassion and knowledge of law spoke volumes and showed by what he has done for me. He did everything i prayed for and more by keeping me out of jail and not violating my supervision. I am a proud client and forever grateful to have found an attorney like Mr.McNerney. If you are looking to hire an attorney i advise you consult with Mr.McNerney, and see for yourself exactly what i speak of. I will refer this man the rest of my life confidently.
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Posted by Mike | April 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney! I recommend him!!!
Joe came through for me on a last minutes notice. I had an accident related ticket that I felt I did not deserve. I was debating on hiring an attorney or not. When i did finally make that desicion I had less than 24 hours before my court date. I assumed it would be a shot in the dark to find a lawyer who could represent me at court in such little times notice, but i had nothing to lose. I went on this website and found Joe. I called him and I spoke straight to him. Not a secretary or office...i spoke with Joe. I explained my case "failure to yield on left turn"....involving an accident and he went out of his way to make sure he appeared at court for me the next morning. Joe didnt just get my charges reduced.....he got them thrown out of court and kept my record clean of conviction. If you have any traffic / accident tickets. I highly highly recommend Mr. McNerney to represent you. His prices are very reasonable and competitive as well. Thanks joe.
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Posted by Ryan | September 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Criminal Defense
Joe pulled through with his own personal touch of a miracle. He was very fair and number one goal was to "Keep me out of the "crosshairs". He did much more than that and performed a miracle. Joe is the definition of a professional. I've had quite a few attorneys in my days. I've never had someone care or perform anywhere near as well as Joe, He turned my "minor" case that had complete potential to become a major case back into a minor case with minor consequences . I still had consequences for my actions but he did make sure that they were fair and just if not more than fair . He also was fair on his fees, not greedy at all. He listened to what I needed and what I wanted and tried the best for my needs and wants while still keeping me out of the "crosshairs," I would recommend Joe to any of my friends or family and that says a lot considering my lack of trust especially with someone I'm paying and did not know him. If you're looking for an attorney that's fair honest and will go the extra mile for your needs and wants then you have found him his name is Joe McNerney. I hope this review becomes clear enough to anyone that needs a very good professional attorney on their side.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The McNerney Law Firm
  • 2013 - Present
  • Managing Member
  • Absolute Return Management, LLC
  • 2006 - 2017
  • National Director of Education
  • JP Morgan Private Client Services
  • 2004 - 2006
  • National Director of Education
  • Smith Barney
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Shareholder
  • Johnson & Bell, Ltd.
  • 1994 - 2001
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Chicago Kent College Of Law
  • 1991 - 2001
  • Supervisor, Felony Trial Division
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • 1980 - 1994
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Education

  • The John Marshall Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Loyola University of Chicago
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People vs. Derby
  • Finding of Not Guilty
  • People vs. Montez
  • Felony Charge reduced to Misdemeanor.
  • People vs. Tucker
  • Dismissal
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Associations

  • Influence Ecology
  • Alumni
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Faculty
  • 1993 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV-Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • Reginal Vice President's Award
  • The Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation
  • 1994
  • Vice President's Award for Excellence-Trial of Capital Cases
  • AGACL
  • 1993
  • Highly Qualified for the Office of Associate Judge
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 1991
  • Head Coach-National Champions-National Trial Competition
  • American Bar Association and The John Marshall Law School
  • 1991
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Regional Trial Competition
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2016
  • Investment Management Consultant's Association Conference
  • The Art of Persuasion
  • 2004
  • Seminar
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2001
  • Seminar
  • Re-Direct Examination
  • 2001
  • Seminar
  • Trial of Capital Cases
  • 2001
  • Seminar
  • Cross Examination
  • 2001
  • Seminar
  • Trial of Capital Cases
  • 2000
  • Seminar
  • Cross Examination
  • 2000
  • Seminar
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2000
  • Seminar
  • Trial of Capital Cases
  • 1999
  • Seminar
  • Cross Examination
  • 1999
  • Seminar
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 1999
  • Seminar
  • Trial of Capital Cases
  • 1998
  • Seminar
  • Cross Examination
  • 1998
  • Seminar
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 1998
  • Seminar
  • Trial of Capital Cases
  • 1997
  • Seminar
  • Cross Examination
  • 1997
  • Seminar
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 1997
  • Seminar
  • Trial of Capital Cases
  • 1996
  • Seminar
  • Cross Examination
  • 1996
  • Seminar
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 1996
  • Seminar
  • Trial of Capital Cases
  • 1995
  • Seminar
  • Cross Examination
  • 1995
  • Seminar
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 1995
  • Seminar
  • Trial of Capital Cases
  • 1994
  • Seminar
  • Cross Examination
  • 1994
  • Seminar
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 1994
  • Seminar
  • Trial of Capital Cases
  • 1993
  • Seminar
  • Cross Examination
  • 1993
  • Seminar
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 1993
  • Seminar
  • Trial of Capital Cases
  • 1992
  • Seminar
  • Cross Examination
  • 1992
  • Seminar
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 1992
  • Seminar
  • Trial of Capital Cases
  • 1991
  • Seminar
  • Cross Examination
  • 1991
  • Seminar
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 1991
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Attorney endorsements

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Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jun 26
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"I endorse this lawyer with gusto. Joe talks with his clients and makes sure his client's understand what is going on. He knows the law and knows how to get things done!"
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Palos Hills Criminal defense Lawyer Joseph J. McNerney III
Joseph J. McNerney III
Criminal defense Attorney
Palos Hills, IL
Licensed for 43 years
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