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Stephanie M. Kemen

Criminal defense Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 14 years
    Illinois - IL 14 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Stephanie

Learn Stephanie’s areas of practice.

Stephanie has had the opportunity to work with some of the most prominent defense attorneys in Cook County. Stephanie has built a reputation on personally and successfully representing individual clients on hundreds of criminal and traffic matters. She has tried cases ranging from DUIs all the way to first degree murder. Stephanie is in court almost everyday and has built a reputation of successfully defending her clients by providing aggressive and diligent legal representation.

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Location

Driver Defense Team
53 W. Jackson.
Suite 1401
Chicago, IL, 60604
Driver Defense Team
1625 N. Mannheim Road
Stone Park, IL, 60165
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325 E. North Avenue
Villa Park, IL, 60181
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Fantastic
Hiring Stephanie was the best decision I have made in my short life thus far. She is powerhouse attorney who commanded respect at courthouse and got me a better result than I ever thought possible. She is extremely understanding and answered every question I had even when they were completely irrational. Highly recommend!
Posted by Sean O'Brien | April 30, 2015
Outstanding Attorney
Ms. Kemen is a colleague who I frequently turn to for advice on criminal matters. Although she handles all criminal matters expertly -- her knowledge in regard to traffic law is unparalleled. I frequently seek her insight on cases I handle. If I was arrested, she'd be my first call!
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2015
Professional & effective
I used Stephanie for a traffic matter in Sept. She basically took note of the facts, explained the processs & cost & told me not to worry. Sure enough, she delivered the desired results with no hassle. Hopefully, I will never need her services again, but I would recommend her to anyone who does. Having her on your side greatly reduces the anxiety involved is such matters.
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Posted by TG | September 6, 2014
Stephanie Is The Attorney You Want On Your Side
Stephanie Kemen is an awesome attorney to have on your side! She represented my son just recently. Stephanie is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what she does and shows great compassion for her clients. She was very thorough and diligent in explaining the processes. She really put my mind at ease while dealing with this nerve racking situation. We were very satisfied with the outcome of the case.
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Posted by Oliver | December 6, 2013
Fabulous experience!
Stephanie made this experience easy and painless. I recieved 2 tickets, and before I knew what was happening, the judge dismissed both of them...he also told me from the bench that I owe a huge debt of gratitude to my lawyer. I would go to Stephanie again in a heartbeat with any traffic citation issues (which I hopefully won't have any more of). She was ontime, professional, and personable. Thanks so much, Stephanie!
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2013
To whom it may concern,
Stephanie is a very professional young lady who takes care of clients very well. I had a felony case that was thrown away immediately due to my record as she said it probably would. She is a straight forward person who seems to genuinely care about her client and make sure she gets the best outcome she can, she's great and I would recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by John | November 5, 2013
Worth Every Penny
"I missed my court date after receiving a traffic violation. Stephanie was able to make sure I wasn't issued a warrant or anything. She set me up with a new date and I didn't even have to attend. She got everything dismissed. I avoided a conviction and all fines. Well worth it!"
Posted by Ronald | August 11, 2013
Very happy with the results
Stephanie is great. She represented me twice and both times the tickets were dismissed. I didn't even have to pay a fine. I highly recommend her.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Driver Defense Team
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Stephanie Kemen
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Michael D. Krejci
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Law Office Of William P. Murphy
  • 2009 - 2010
  • 711 Clerk
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • John Marshall Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
  • St. Joseph High School
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. R.Z.
  • Not Guilty
  • People v. T.B.
  • Not Guilty
  • People v. T.D.
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois
  • 2014 - Present
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • General Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Shu Scholarship
  • John Marshall Law
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Learn Charter School
  • Career Day
  • 2013
  • Learn Charter School
  • Career Day
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (20)
Endorse Stephanie
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You will be well represented with Stephanie as your attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Chicagoland. I never hesitate in referring a matter to Stephanie. Not only is she a great attorney, but a nice person who goes above and beyond for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is a knowledgeable and diligent criminal attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phenomenal trial attorney and superior knowledge of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is a fierce advocate for her clients. She is very knowledgeable in all areas of criminal defense and is experienced across the board in Cook County. I would highly recommend her services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Stephanie for a few years. My first interaction with her left me with a positive impression. I was the prosecutor and she was an advocate for the accused. She went to trial and deployed a very effective defense to a serious battery case. After a long fought battle, she was able to protect her client's interests. From every stage of the trial until the end, she displayed her knowledge of the law and sharp trial skills. She has a great reputation in the legal community. I unequivocally endorse her as an advocate and a lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. As a former prosecutor, I litigated DUI cases against defendants represented by Stephanie. Stephanie routinely displayed a strong knowledge of DUI law and excellent trial skills."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had numerous opportunities to observe Ms. Kemen in court and can attest to her expertise as well as her desire to advocate on behalf of her clients. If you are looking for an aggressive and experienced criminal defense attorney, Stephanie Kemen will go the extra mile for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is an excellent advocate who works tirelessly on behalf of her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is a highly motivated and intelligent attorney. I have had the opportunity to witness the excellent work she does for her clients. I would highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is well known in criminal defense circles in Cook County as an advocate who knows the law and is not afraid to stand up and fight for her clients. She is also well versed in motion practice and handling felony and misdemeanor cases. She is well respected by clients, Judges, State's Attorneys and her peers. She is also licensed in Wisconsin and I have been fortunate to co-counsel matters with her in that State as well. I highly recommend Stephanie for any criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Stephanie is a diligent, hard-working criminal defense attorney that is well known throughout the criminal courthouses in Cook and the collar counties. She spends a great amount of time with the clients explaining their circumsances, and is an aggressive advocate on their behalf. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone in need of superior legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"About two years ago, while I was a prosecutor, I prosecuted a criminal battery case that Ms. Kemen was defending. Ms. Kemen was a tough opponent and was a master of the facts of her case. She rigorously and aggressively defended her client, her trial advocacy skills were excellent and, overall, she was a pleasure to work with. I wholeheartedly endorse Ms. Kemen and I look forward to working on cases with her."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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