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About me

I represent individuals in matters involving criminal defense, traffic defense, and personal injury.  I take the time to get to know my clients and attempt to assure their trust and confidence in my services.  I handle cases involving Criminal Law, Drug Crimes, DUI, Suspended Licenses, Traffic Violations, White Collar Crime, Personal Injury,  Additionally, I have an extensive referral list of Medical Mal-practice and Worker’s Compensation attorneys.


I use my experience, knowledge of the law and familiarity with the court system in order to obtain positive outcomes for my clients. My philosophy of doing business is really quite simple: Treat each client as if they are my sole priority and give each client the personal care and attention sought while diligently working on a successful outcome.


As a former Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney, I worked for several years on high profile cases. I vigorously represent clients through detailed explanations of the legal process and by offering sound and realistic advice. Each client is specifically treated with consideration, dedication and care.

I understand that each client’s case is a sensitive matter and guarantees that it will afford each client the proper attention, dedication and care that each client deserves.


In every matter, I am dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcome for my clients through vigorous representation and sound advice.



Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
  2. DUI & DWI: 35%
  3. Personal Injury: 5%



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Paul F. Serkland

    Deborah and I worked together as prosecutors in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. She is a hard working professional that fights for for her clients. I endorse this lawyer for any DUI or criminal defense matter.


    Paul Serkland Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Steven H. Fagan

    I have known Deborah since law school, and butted heads with her when she worked for the Cook County State's Attorney. She is professional and thorough, and I'm pleased to recommend her work as an attorney.


    Steven Fagan DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Cohen Law

111 W. Washington St.
Suite 1010
Chicago, IL, 60602


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200005/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentCohen Law2007 - Present
Litigation AssociateSchain Burney Ross and Citron2006 - 2007
Assistant State's AttorneyCook County State's Attorney's Office2000 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard Member2011 - Present
Cook County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Decalogue Society of LawyersN/A2010 - Present
Women's Criminal Defense Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. A.T.All charges dismissed against my client.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Wisconsin, MadisonCommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1996