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Robert Michael Motta II

Criminal defense Attorney at Aurora, IL

4.4   12 reviews

also known as Bob Motta

  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 22 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 21 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2001
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2002
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Mr. Motta is a trial lawyer who represents clients facing any criminal charges, but specializes in Felony Drug Cases, Weapons Charges, Homicide, Manslaughter & Murder.

    22 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    Mr. Motta is a skilled, experienced DUI lawyer with an office in Aurora, IL. He has successfully represented clients facing DUI (1st, 2nd, 3rd+), Felony DUI, and Zero Tolerance Charges. Contact Today for a Free Consultation.

    22 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    Bob Motta has been helping clients through divorce in Chicagoland for over 13 years. He truly listens to client's concerns and provides legal counsel tailored to each individual situation. Bob's divorce law practice encompasses all related legal issues surrounding divorce, including: Maintenance, Alimony, Child Support, Custody, Visitation, Orders of Protection, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Contested Divorce, High-Asset Divorce, Property Distribution, Litigation.

    22 years

  4. Personal injury
    Bob Motta is an experienced Chicago personal injury attorney who has achieved favorable settlements for many clients throughout the years. Having the status of Top 100 National Trial Lawyer is valuable while negotiating a settlement in your case.

    22 years

I am a lawyer that prides himself on being extremely down to earth and very easy to commmunicate with.  I consider myself an "everyman" lawyer and am exceptionally passionate about my clients and their cases, no matter whether it's a "big" case or a "small" case...that is becasue when anyone is dealing with the justice system it is always a very BIG case to that individual.  

Photos and videos

This is an initial interview done regarding the Dr. Anthony Garcia Murder trial that Motta & Motta, LLC is handling in Omaha, NE.  Dr. Garcia is accused of murdering four people over a period of five years.  Fascinating and sad case.
Most recent press conference on Dr. Garcia murder case in Omaha, NE.


Motta & Motta LLC
1700 N. Farnsworth Ave
Suite #12
Aurora, IL, 60506
Motta & Motta LLC
161 N. Clark Street
Suite #1600
Chicago, IL, 60601
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4.4 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
Posted by Lara | December 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The kind of lawyer you want in your corner
Mr. Motta helped us with a very contentious family matter where we were at a disadvantage and were losing hope we would be able to get what was rightfully ours. Through creativity, hard work and tough negotiating, Mr. Motta got us a settlement that was beyond our expectations.
Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Contacted in need of advice and guidance and he did so and some. An excellent lawyer who’s extremely knowledgble and helpful.
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A scrapper
Bob was very patient yet aware of when to fight and when to back off to keep the Judge's favor. The only problem I had was some communication issues which require the client to maintain. Bob was always available however via text and did a great job.
Response from Robert Motta February 10, 2016
Thank you. I appreciate the kind words. I do apologize if there was any lack of communication. We are working to make sure that isn't an issue in the future.
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Bob was very skilled at his job. He was well informed on the laws and how to handle the situation. He is very down to earth and does not talk to clients like they are below him, but treats us as equals.
Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Good Divorce Lawyer
Bob handled my divorce. He was very prompt, efficient and professional throughout the entire process. When I first scheduled a consultation I was able to meet with him same day. The petition was filed two days later, and the entire case lasted a little over a year. It was a pretty brutal divorce, but Bob helped me focus on the things that were important and made the process a lot less painful. If I had to do it again, there is no doubt I'd go with Bob.
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Response from Robert Motta October 26, 2015
Thank you for the kind words. Hope all is well.
Posted by Salvador | September 15, 2014
This lawyer is badass - Abogado Fregon para ayudar en casos criminales
Class X felony poss. with intent to distribute 18 kilos of cocain. I went with the lawyers all my boys were using who everybody knew about and he had my case to the point of trial & was pushing me to accept 12 years plea ... I was ready to give up & was gonna run to Mexico but then my friend who kept telling me about these lawyers pushed me to meet with the Motta lawyers and I hired them and they took the case even tho it had to go to trial like right away... NOT GUILTY!! Los abogados mas perrones!!! Chingones para defender y entender a sus clientes..Los mejores en Aurora y sus alrededores!!
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Posted by Andrew | August 12, 2014
Bob Motta II is a fantastic Lawyer!
Mr. Motta was extremely helpful in the review of a current case pending in Du Page county. He went over it with me with the care and precision of a quiet professional I know him to be. In the past, he has helped my family with everything, from purchasing a home, to personal injury, to the writing of wills and criminal matters that may occur in everyone's life. He will always be objective and work tirelessly to ensure that his clients are taken care of and their needs are met. He is extremely effective and very likeable and reliable. He will not call pointlessly to discuss your case. For some, not hearing from their attorney or their office is nerve wrecking, however, Mr. Motta will take time to bring up to speed what he has done for you when he has enough information to let you know important things related to your case. He will not charge you needlessly for these phone calls, or any other aspect of work done on your behalf, and his fee schedule is very fair. He is a very honorable man and his devotion to his clients needs are evident by the number of hours he spends in client meetings, negotiations, or on the road to lend assistance to those who need it most.
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Posted by Jeff | August 11, 2014
Great lawyers, case dismissed
I thought I was completely screwed before I came to Motta & Motta. I got caught with drugs and thought I was for sure facing jail time. They committed themselves to my case and I knew they were always giving 100%. In the end the case was dismissed before trial. I would recommend anyone with any case to this firm. They are amazing!
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2014
Highly skilled negotiater and litigator
Mr. Motta has been my primary family law attorney for the last four years. He and his office expertly guided me through the morass of divorce, visitation, and alimony issues. My ex-wife became very vindictive and litigious, and Bob not only effectively defended me against every baseless attack, but went on the offensive whenever necessary to protect my interests. He also took a personal interest in my case, and in doing so helped keep me sane throughout a long and drawn out process. I would highly recommended Bob in handling any type of conflict, as few attorneys I have encountered through the years have both the ability to negotiate AND to litigate. Bob certainly does, and is extremely skilled in each of these areas.
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Posted by Ryan | August 3, 2014
Bob is the F***ING MAN
I'm pretty sure the prosecutor cried himself to sleep the day I was found NOT GUILTY. Bob is a bad a** trial lawyer. There were a couple times I thought he was gonna end up in the cell next to me for just being ruthless in the courtroom. Even if I lost id prolly still reccomend Bob cuz I don't know how anyone coulda put up more of a fight than he did. It wasn't cheap though but you can't put a price on freedom. I put 4 stars for kept me informed because was one time it took him a couple days to call back but it was around the same I saw him on the news for a big murdrr case in Omaha so that might of been why
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Doesnt reply/No interest shown on case
Very knowledgeable but there is no communication whatesoever. Only answers when he wants and doesnt return phone calls. Every court date he seemed to be lost to what was going on since there was no communication with others in firm. No interest noted on my case since he didnt return phone calls after stressful court dates. I understand the firm is busy but keeping current customers in mind would be great. Glad case is over and Will not hire again.
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2009
Real Estate Client
Does not return phone calls. When you do talk to him he talks non-stop and in circles. After closing he refused to return calls or answer questions as why bills shown on HUD-1 to be paid had not been paid.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Motta & Motta LLC
  • 2004 - Present


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Client charged with possession w/intent to distribute 15 kilos of cocaine - undercover reverse buy during joint task operation
  • Not Guilty


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014


  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Supplement, Defending Illinois Criminal Cases, Chapter 10
  • 2013
  • IICLE Handbook
  • Defending Illinois Criminal Cases, Chapter 10
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (6)
Endorse Robert
Unknown Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Mr. Motta is highly professional and works hard on behalf of his clients. I know any one he represents is in great hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert is among the best lawyers I have had the pleasure to work with. He is smart, experienced and well versed in the law. I have referred many clients to him in the past and will continue to do so in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Robert Motta is the absolute best and I am not remotely bias. But seriously, Bob is dedicated and fights to the end for his clients. He also has some quite impressive court room skills!! He is both a fierce and thoughtful attorney"
Divorce and separation
General practice
Criminal defense
Divorce and separation
Criminal defense