Posted by Masson
Do not know where to begin. I was going to school in Chicago when I got caught with a reputable amount of cannabis. Enough to where the DA wanted to charge me 3 felonies and call it a "controlled substance" instead of cannabis.... I was in cook county for more or less than a week or so and when I got out I had no clue what direction to go in.
This is when one of my family members told me to contact Mr. Komie. I called him and immediately he told me to get in his office. Next thing I knew I was on the blue L train, headed to his office on Lasalle. He met me at the door and had me in his office no more than 90 seconds of checking in with his secretary, Mary. He sat me down and heard me out, talked with me about my case and made me feel at ease about my situation. He is super professional but I could also tell he reall cared about his clients. His associate Mr. Anderson played a huge roll in my case as well and has the same passion to get the best for his clients.
I had a lot going on with me in the 3 years that we fought this case and they both were very supportive through it all.
Back to the lawyering though, to make a long story short, I was looking at having 3 felonies, 4 years felony probation, 120 hours community service, and a rediculous amount of fines and fees. Not to mention my felonies were going to stay with me my ENTIRE life! I ended up getting out of the pickle with just 2 years informal probation, a way smaller amount of fines, and just an arrest (not a conviction!) on my record which I can get rid of in 5 years (slap on the wrist)! I was going to have to do drug counseling but somehow they were able to work their magic on getting me out of that too! My final day in court was like Christmas for me!
I definitely recommend Mr. Komie and his associate Mr. Anderson to anyone in a legal bind in Illinois.
Mr. Komie and as well as Mr. Anderson both demand a lot of respect in the court room and it definitely shows. They are out to win and that is clearly what they do. So if it comes time to pick a lawyer to fight for you life, I definitely recommend Komie and Associates.
Posted by anonymous
I am a licensed professional in Illinois. I had a client harass and attempt to slander my name with my professional board. I hired Mr. Komie as a referral from another attorney. He works with integrity and precision. He is a very competent attorney that is compassionate as well. Mr. Komie has been honest and upfront throughout the process. Not only has he been successful but, has exceeded my expectations in this matter. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Ty
Its hard for me to fully descriptor how incredible Stephen is. He is a gentlemen, top shelf lawyer and a stud. I was wrapped into a Fed case for 800 kilos of marijuana and he saved me. I had a different lawyer who assured me minimum 2 years in prison and no return of seized assets. I fired her. Stephen got me unsupervised probation with work release to Tonga and my property back. You can not put a price on his services and he is not just my lawyer but my friend. My advise is if your in a jam and need a lawyer, hire Stephen! When it comes to you freedom don't spare the expense, you get what you pay for.
Posted by David
Stephen Komie was so competent, considerate, and such a good advocate for my son who was facing cannabis trafficking charges. The mandatory sentencing laws in Illinois are draconian and Mr. Komie was successful in having the worst of the charges dropped in spite of the over-zealous efforts by the state's magistrate. When we had occasion to meet with Mr. Komie or speak on the phone, we were confident that we could not have secured a better attorney for my son. I highly recommend Mr. Komie without reservation.
Posted by anonymous
In my opinion, it is a big mistake to think about hiring Stephen Komie or any of his associates. This is the way I feel. I would never consider using Stephen Komie & Associates. I do not feel Stephen Komie and Eric Anderson should be considered. This is a review including my opinion.
Posted by Linda
We had a slight marijuana incident that would not have happened if the officer didn't welcome herself in my home without permission. My husband was arrested on Friday and by Sunday I was in Mr. Komie's office making arrangements for bail. Mr. Komie's confidence was unremarkable! He told me right from the start that we are going to win this case, not a doubt in him mind. Our first court appearance proved Mr. Komie has been around for a long time. Not only did everyone know him, they respected him, and sometimes seemed to fear him! Not a bad thing! Eric Anderson was also part of this team and he's just as respected as Mr. Komie, and was a great asset! Court took almost 2 years, but not his fault. That's just how the system works! On the day of trial, Mr. Komie knew my husband was super nervous but kept reassuring him he was walking out of there that day - A FREE MAN! He was right! Mr. Komie tore the court room up! He had the arresting office so flustered she couldn't keep her story straight! Judgement for us! Mr. Komie and Mr. Anderson are the attorney's you want on your side!! The cost for their fees totally outweighs the cost of your freedom and life! Without these two super dudes, who knows where we'd be today!
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Komie and Eric Anderson succeeded in getting my son's car back when two other lawyers told him to "walk away from the car". Mr. Komie confidently took my case when my son was arrested for multiple felonies in. His car was confiscated, along with a large amount of cash, and I felt like it would be impossible to get it back. I was on the title and loan along with my son, as well as Bank of America as the lienholder. My son continuously searched for a lawyer to take this part of the case, and to represent me in the process while another lawyer was "helping" (or so we though) with his criminal matters. Mr. Komie and Eric Anderson were calm and confident the whole time. They kept us informed of all the possible outcomes throughout the process. However, Mr. Komie made it clear that he had been successful in this type of case in the past. They were given an enormous amount of respect in the court room. Within two months the car was back in our possession without any restrictions. My son immediately fired his defense attorney and hired Mr. Komie to represent him in his criminal matters and to fight the money forfeiture. If you want a lawyer who will represent you without judging you for whatever type of situation you are in, Mr. Komie and his associates are who you should retain, especially if other lawyers have doubts about your situation. I cannot thank Mr. Komie and Eric Anderson enough for successfully handling this case. My son has his vehicle back, which is now fully in his name, and I will not have to worry about the situation any further.
Posted by Jason
Life's Difficulties Don't Slow Eric John Anderson Down.
He gets me out on my own recognizance, I am in from California but three hours before arrested. The first time we walked in court together as free men, he got my case dismissed. Working with the District Attorney, he was able to display our case as winnable with the fact that the officer was not present twice. Just in case, helped prepare me for all possible outcomes if we were to go to trial.
Thank you Eric J. Anderson.
All of this with his arm in a cast.
I will keep my Marijuana Hand Lotion at home in California and wish to Congratulate Illinois about the upcoming Medical Cannabis availability.
Posted by Michael
I am from California and I was accused of a Felony in Chicago. Finding Mr. Komie was the best and luckiest thing that could of ever happened for me and my family. I was apparently in a lot of trouble, and not being from Chicago, it was very scary and stressful. From the first court date when I saw the amount of respect the other members of the court (Judges, States Attys, Clerks, Cops, etc) had for him when he walked in the room, I knew I was in good hands. My case was not looking so good but Mr. Komies' cool confidence and knowledge of the law set me at ease. He worked my case for every angle, looking for the right combinations of strategies to defend me from going to jail. My mother would attend my every court date and I have the up most respect for how her talked to her, listened to her questions and concerns and explained everything so she could understand and go home and sleep at night knowing her son was in the best hands possible. I LOVE him for that alone! He has a genuine interest in your case and he wins. That is what he does, he wins.
Being from out of state travel expenses can add up. With him being the outstanding SUPER LAWYER that he is, the judge would waive my appearance when ever he requested it to alleviate my travel expenses and time I had to take off of work. His concern for my quality of life was prevalent and he constantly told me not to worry. But like all defendants, I worried but I had complete faith in him to pull through.
The court was offering me 4 years. The State never backed down and to be honest at times my faith wavered. I was preparing for the worst and so was my family and friends. The States Atty would make horrible accusations and fight our motions, looking at me like I was a sitting duck. They way the State acted it was like I was going away forever. Mr. Komie would just smile and give me a look that told me he liked this challenge because he is a winner and we are going to win. I believed in him completely, and he believed in me so I rode his confidence coat tails, clutching on for dear life. I knew if I went to jail in Chicago for 4 years, my life was so to speak over.
Well my friends, after 4 years of fighting my case I couldn't be happier with the results. I will never see a Chicago Jail cell and all of Mr. Komies hard work, connections, respect, strategy, care and understanding won our case and we got the conclusion we were looking for. I was not an easy client at all. I have a record from years ago that is considered 3 strikes in many states. I got accused of something that would be considered pretty much red handed. I ran from the police when they tried to arrest me. The aggravating factors were all there. The state was licking their chops like a pack of wolves. The wanted to lock me up. AND HE SAID NO WAY! Here I am writing this as a free man and can not sing the praises high enough of this man and his talented staff!
Mary at the office is an angel and his Assistant Eric Anderson is the utmost professional and force to be reckoned with himself. He surrounds himself with the best and they are the best.
In conclusion if you have not already called him - you must! This is the only choice for the top legal representation in the city of Chicago. 312-263-2800. Call now if you want to win!
Mr. Komie - this is M.M, me and my family thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You saved our family! We can never thank you enough. I hope the people reading this call you and you can be their savior too!! God Bless you sir you are in my thoughts every day.
Posted by anonymous
Prior to hiring Mr. Komie I did extensive research on finding the top defense lawyers in the city. After consultations with my top choices, I made the decision to be represented by Mr. Komie.
Considering the sensitivity of my case, I was in need of a lawyer who had scholarly insight on Illinois law. Mr. Komie and his team were confident but cautious and made sure to handle everything with care. The amount of time and effort invested in my case was evident when Mr. Komie and his team laid out all the possible options and outcomes for me. With all this said, it was not until the day of my hearing that I really experienced what all the reviews spoke to. Mr. Komie’s courtroom presence is, without doubt, powerful.
I never imagined I would find myself in legal trouble and I pray I never do again; I was terrified and vulnerable throughout the entire process. I felt a great deal of comfort and security knowing Mr. Komie and his team were handling of my case. Mr. Komie’s accolades (among other acknowledgements, he is the recipient of the 2013 top 100 national trial lawyers in addition to being a super lawyer recipient) are well deserved. I write this testimony with complete confidence that Mr. Komie is exactly the type of defense lawyer you want on your side when you walk into the courtroom.