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I am a criminal defense lawyer that has specialized in criminal defense  since I graduated law school, over 22 years. I have practiced criminal defense both in Houston, Texas and in the Chicago area, where my main focus is federal law.

I attended the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in 2000 and have been returning as faculty since 2004.  I am  Board Certified  by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Criminal Law and Criminal Apellate law.

I have always have had a passion for defending people accused by the government and believe that a strong defense is a personalized defense based upon the needs of the individual representing.  I strive to combine my knowledge of the law and my understanding of my client to formulate a defense strategy that best serves each individual I represent. 

In addition to the law, I enjoy running marathons, cycling, triathalons and completed tough mudder event in Austin Texas.  I have recently started playing the piano again after 20 years.


Languages spoken: Greek

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    23 years
  2. Federal Crime: 50%
    15 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Bart E Beals

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  • Jack Wade Bainum

    Rosa is a very tenacious lawyer who fights hard for her clients. She is an exceptional litigator and I heartily endorse her.


    Jack Bainum Federal crime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

JPMorgan Chase Tower

53 W. Jackson Blvd
Suite 1437
Chicago, IL, 60604

53 W. Jackson Blvd
Suite 1454
Chicago, IL, 60604



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199205/11/2016
TXInactive 199407/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard Memeber2010 - Present
Woman's Criminal Defense Bar Associationmembert2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember1998 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationFormer Board Member and Secretary1995 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AN/A2000
South Texas College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor1992
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignLiberal ArtsOther - Bachelors1989