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Ian Barney

Appeals Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2011
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Ian

Learn Ian’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    Appeals - whether criminal or civil, state or federal - are complicated and time-consuming cases. There is a complex set of appellate procedures in place that every attorney handling an appeal must master.

  2. Civil rights
    If you have been the victim of a false arrest, excessive force, police brutality, unlawful search or seizure, a wrongful conviction, or some other unlawful conduct by the police or another government agent, you may be entitled to justice. Call.

  3. Criminal defense
    Attorney Barney has tremendous experience with criminal defense and criminal appeals. Call him today for the thoughtful and detailed representation you need at 312.854.2523 for a free consultation.

Ian M. Barney is a founding partner of Barney & Hourihane, LLP and is licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Illinois. He has successfully represented clients both at trial and on appeal and has extensive experience representing individuals in a variety of cases. He has participated in many cases of note and has argued before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Illinois Appellate Court. Ian was named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine for the years 2016 and 2017. No more than 2.5% of attorneys in Illinois are awarded this distinction. In addition to practicing law, Ian coaches the criminal procedure team in Loyola's Appellate Advocacy Honors Program.

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Barney & Hourihane, LLP
53 W Jackson Blvd Ste 1215
Chicago, IL, 60604-3716
Barney & Hourihane, LLP
874 Green Bay Road
Suite 320
Winnetka, IL, 60093
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Posted by Richard | October 17, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely Helpful
I've talked to lots of attorneys about my case. Ian came off the most honest and genuine. He was one of the most willing to discuss my issues and went above and beyond to make my consultation as meaningful as possible. Definitely on the top of my list if I decide to go ahead with my case. I would recommend Ian to anyone looking for an attorney, who from what I could tell will absolutely give your case the proper consideration and effort. Very happy with the consultation!
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Posted by Kevin Woodberry | December 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Appeals lawyer
Ian took on my case for a reasonable price when no one else would. I am beyond thankful and blessed to be recommended by him through a friend. I was wrongfully convicted of aggravated assault with a firearm. I was sentenced to 12 months Probation with is a conviction in Illinois August 2016. Ian Barney along with his colleague filed two post trial motions. Motion for a new trial and motion for to reconsider the sentence. In September 2016 less than 45 days from my original conviction my sentence was reduced to 12 months court supervision which is not a conviction and can be expunged after 2 years. I also never lost my CCL or Foid card through this whole ordeal. I still maintain my innocence but at the same time satisfied with the outcome. Life goes on . Thanks Ian
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Posted by George | November 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Won my case
Mr. Barney represented me on an Order of Protection based on false accusations. The case ended up going to a full blown hearing. After hearing my testimony and listening to Mr. Barney cross-examine the other side, the judge threw the case out. I was very pleased with Mr. Barney's representation and thought he was very knowledgable, well prepared, and easy to work with. I would highly recommend him.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Barney & Hourihane, LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of Damon M. Cheronis
  • 2011 - 2016


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Loyola University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jackson v. City of Chicago
  • $5.75 million verdict against City of Chicago


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Community Leadership Award
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2013
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  • Loyola University Chicago Child Law & Education Institution Forum
  • The Failure of Local Funding: Why Illinois Must Reform Public School Financing
  • 2010
  • Loyola University Chicago Public Interest Law Reporter
  • Gun Shy: Turning Violent Criminals into Anti-Violence Advocates
  • 2010
  • Loyola University Chicago Public Interest Law Reporter
  • Medical Malpractice Reform: Silver Bullet for the Health Care Crisis?
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Ian
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ian is an honest, diligent, and devoted advocate. I highly recommend Ian for all criminal, appeals, and 1983 matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had to work with Mr. Barney on the both sides of the table. I've tried cases with and against Mr. Barney. From both perspectives my endorsement is the same. He is an outstanding trial attorney who comes to court prepared. His tenacity, preparation and knowledge of the law translates in excellent legal representation for his clients."
Civil rights Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I’ve had the opportunity to work with Mr. Barney on several civil rights cases, appeals, and criminal cases in both state and federal court. He is thorough, honest, has a tremendous understanding and knowledge of the law, and is always prepared and organized. He is an excellent trial attorney, legal writer and researcher, and a diligent and ethical advocate. I highly endorse Mr. Barney."
Civil rights Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ian Barney is a very thorough and conscientious attorney. His focus, calm demeanor, and strong sense of organization help him to gain the upper-hand in court. He is an excellent advocate for his clients and gives each case the personalized attention it deserves."
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