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James F DiQuattro

Criminal defense Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   30 reviews

also known as Jim DiQuattro

  • Licensed for 10 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%

  2. Appeals
    10%
    Post-Conviction Relief

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%
    DUI, Aggravated DUI, DUI Causing Personal Injury/Death

  4. Domestic violence
    10%
    Domestic Battery

  5. Drug Crime
    10%
    Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking, Manufacture and Delivery of Drugs

  6. Expungement
    10%
    Clemency Relief

  7. Sex crime
    10%
    Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault, Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, Public Indecency, Prostitution, Internet Sex Crimes, Crimes Against Children, Child Pornography

  8. Violent crime
    10%
    Assault And Battery, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated, Vehicular Hijacking, Attempted First Degree Murder, Homicide Crimes, First Degree Murder

  9. White collar crime
    10%
    Identity Theft, Mortgage Fraud

James F. DiQuattro is an accomplished criminal defense attorney practicing in Chicago, IL. With over a decade of experience handling both misdemeanors and felonies, he offers comprehensive representation at both the state and federal levels including sex crimes, drug crimes, violent crimes, DUI/DWIs, white collar crimes and more. When dealing with situations like this, where potential penalties such as large fines, imprisonment, or probation may arise, it is crucial to ensure you have proper legal representation. James DiQuattro is seasoned that will provide aggressive and dedicated representation.

To schedule your consultation with the Chicago attorney, visit his website and reach out through the online contact form or a quick phone call.

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Location

James F DiQuattro
900 West Jackson Blvd, Suite 5-East
Chicago, IL, 60607

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Reviews

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Posted by David | August 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recent Client Experience
Jim served me well some years back getting an adolescent charge removed from my record. Cut to years later, and AirBNB, a company I’ve used frequently, informs me they’ve updated their policies and I need to resubmit identification. Ok… 13 minutes later they come back that I’ve failed their background check and I must go through an appeal process, which they could not have made any more complex. I reached back out to Jim. Him and his team went right to work on the paperwork. We got a favorable resolution and apology letter from AirBNB 48 hours later. Best money I ever spent on an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Case DISMISSED FOUND NOT GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES!!!
I Started out my case in July of 2022 with Mr.DiQuattro. At that time I had never been arrested or had anything else on my background. My case was a little confusing due to the fact I didn’t know exactly what I was being charged with. I didn’t know if I was being charged with possession of a stolen firearm or violating my Conceal to carry act by having a felon in my vehicle while having my registered firearm in the vehicle as well. The state pushed this case on me for an entire year. They even went as far to take me to trial trying to find anyway to charge me with anything they could. Once the state decided they wanted to take me to trail, Mr.DiQuattro made sure to set up an appointment with me for briefing. He went over the entire case from beginning to end and made sure every question was answered honestly and detailed. He has a wonderful assistant that is very hands on as well. Upon arriving to trail Mr.DiQuattro and his assistant were already there and set up which also provided me with a lot of comfort. During the trial Mr.DiQuattro definitely came prepared with his argument and questions and answers. I don’t believe the state knew what fight they had out for them in the moment. In the end I was able to be found NOT GUILTY OF ANY CHARGES!!! I am very excited and so thankful. Through the whole year Mr.DiQuattro kept in contact. He responded to texts and calls all the time. He definitely did his best to make the situation as comfortable as possible for me. What I loved the most is he was Honest about what all the possibilities could be. I am very great full and I’m so happy that I chose Mr.DiQuattro to defend me.
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Posted by Sergio Garcia | July 18, 2023
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Defender of truth! Case dismissed..
Hired Mr. James Diquattro to represent me for an assault with a deadly weapoln case that i was falsely accused of.He took complete initiative with no doubt and utmost confidence in believing in me and proving i was not guilty,from the consultation to the trial.. Excellence at its best
Posted by Gregory | July 7, 2023
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Highly Recommend
Attorney Diquattro is an absolute can't miss when it comes to selecting an attorney. He's knowledgeable, thorough, and patient. He handled my FOID APPEAL perfectly. Thanks to Jim I have my gun rights restored.
Posted by Willie | May 21, 2023
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I have to say the universe sent me the right person for the job. James DiQuattro if I could I would give him a lot more stars then 5 he is great attorney. He’s very patient, great listening skills, very understanding and an overall great man. If you care about your life and want to find the best defense attorney and have great results look no further. I appreciate everything he done for me. I can’t thank him enough. 1000% the best. Case Dismissed!!!
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Posted by Jennifer sanchez | May 3, 2023
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10/10
James is a great lawyer. He helped me with a felony case I had. He was attentive to my case and answered all the questions that I had. He guided me through the process and was able to get my case dismissed in the end. I highly recommend James to anyone seeking a great criminal defense lawyer.
Posted by Jermaine | December 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
The law offices of James F. DiQuattro were capable, courteous, and very professional. I highly recommend their service. I’m glad I found them to assist with my legal issues.
Posted by Rapheal | September 30, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great service
Jim was great in helping resolve a DUI without a conviction, very helpful along the way and accessible
Posted by Brian | September 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Charges Dismissed
James was very helpful in assisting me with my case and ultimately secured a dismissal of the charge against me. As someone who had not had any prior experience with the criminal justice system, James guided me along every step of the way and was very responsive to any and all questions. James helped make what could have been a very scary situation manageable and achieved the best possible outcome for my case.
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Posted by Kennedy Lewis | August 18, 2022
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My experience of being his client
Dequattro is excellent when it comes to his job He fought a long and hard fight for me to get back to my regular life. It was a long journey for us both but he came out on top with a dismissal of my case it wasn’t easy but he put in every hour and minute into his clients and their situations I would high recommend him to anybody out there who in need of attorney and need some one to fight for you wholeheartedly and not just because that’s part of their job. 10/10 highly recommend
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Posted by Lan | June 20, 2022
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Lan D.
I feel lucky to have met Attorney James DiQuattro. He was very attentive and compassionate throughout the whole process. He did an excellent job and I will definitely be referring him to others!
Posted by Luis | May 10, 2022
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Superior Attorney!
The proficiency and professionalism that you will receive by this gentleman are unmatched. Mr.DiQuattro does things in a timely manner that is assuring as well as makes sure you’re understanding of what is being said to you. Constantly thinking of the next move ahead. 10/10 would get again if need be or would recommend to anyone in search of a phenomenal attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2022
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5 Stars!
Mr. DiQuattro is highly professional and knowledgeable as an attorney. I appreciate his follow-through, understanding and the positive outcome- 5 Stars!
Posted by Michael | February 1, 2022
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Top notch lawyer with impeccable professionalism and knowledge
I hired Jim as an attorney to represent my husband for two intertwined felony cases that could have led to our quality of life being severely impacted by lengthy jail sentences and tarnishing our professional lives. Jim was very thorough in carefully reviewing each case with a fine tooth comb. Thru his level of expertise he was able to get all charges dropped on one of the cases and negotiated a reduction of charges on the second case with no jail time!! With Jim's help our personal and professional lives remained untouched. I can honestly say I am so glad I choose to hire him. He is a top notch lawyer in so many ways. Always available, responsive, empathetic and knowledgeable when it comes to his profession. If you are reading this review and considering him to represent you... you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Angelique | November 19, 2021
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Awesome Attorney
Attorney DiQuattro was purely professional. He performed a true miracle with my case. I live out of state and was in the state of Illinois for family business when I got into a situation. He took care of everything without me having to come back which was a true blessing considering the times we’re in right now. He is really a blessing to me and my family and I can’t thank him enough!!! I would hire him and recommend him to anyone in the Illinois area he practices!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2021
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Charges Dropped!!
Jim was beyond excellent!! I asked for no jail time upon meeting with him and a few years later he delivered!! I would definitely recommend his services to any and many!
Posted by Anthony | September 9, 2021
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Former Defendant
Great lawyer!!!! I was kind of nervous at first my grandma found him online while I was incarcerated. My mans Jim got me a bond immediately so I could be released from the cook county jail. I had several aggravated firearm charges against me as well as Class X Distribution drug charges. I went from looking at almost 10 years in prison to all my charges DROPPED. He’s going to want his retainer fee upfront forsure, but its definitely worth the pay to hire him!!!! I would definitely recommend and rehire him if need be!!!!!
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Posted by Nicole | August 10, 2021
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Amazing Attorney
Mr. DiQuattro is a top notch attorney. I hired him to help with my son's case. He helped explain the whole legal process to me. I didn't understand anything since it was my first time with the legal system. He made sure to explain everything that happened at every court date and what was going to happen next. If it wasn't for him I don't know where I would be. We got a very favorable outcome in my son's case. I can't thank him enough. If you want an amazing attorney he is the one for you.
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Posted by Leticia | August 5, 2021
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Best lawyer I've ever met
Outstanding criminal defense attorney. If you or someone you know requires a strong legal defense, contact Jim.
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2020
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All Charges Dropped
I was looking at 16 felonies over 100 years in prison Jim DiQuattro was able to get all charges dropped he is an excellent attorney and should absolutely be your first choice in any and all criminal cases Thanks Jim!!!!!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Steven R. Decker
  • 2019 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • Law Offices of James F. DiQuattro
  • 2019 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Law Offices of Raymond Wigell, Ltd
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Contract Attorney
  • McSweeney Moore Law Offices
  • 2014 - 2015
  • 711 Law Clerk
  • Law Office Of The Cook County Public Defender
  • 2012 - 2013
  • 711 Law Clerk
  • Cook County State Attorney's Office
  • 2012 - 2012
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Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Purdue University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Misdemeanor Battery
  • Not Guilty at Trial
  • Armed Violence, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Control Substance
  • Second Chance Probation on an Amended Charge of Theft-All other counts dismissed-No Conviction upon successful completion
  • Retail Theft
  • All charges Dismissed
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Associations

  • Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Central District of Illinois General Bar
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Northern District of Indiana General Bar
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Northern District of Illinois Federal Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top Ten
  • Nation's Premiere
  • 2020
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018

Publications

  • Law Offices of James F. DiQuattro
  • Blog
  • 2023

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (12)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim has an excellent reputation in our field and is a strong advocate for his clients. Great Lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. Jim is a diligent, hard working and ethical advocate. He fights for his client's rights and always goes the extra mile."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is a great criminal defense lawyer. He is hardworking and knowledgeable. He presents himself well both inside out outside of court. He treats his clients with the utmost respect and ensures they are in great hands. I endorse Jim as a criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Other
"JIm is a very thoughtful and attentive attorney. He is a gentlemen and cares about his clients. I would not hesitate to refer Jim. One of the good ones."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James DiQuattro is a smart, hard-working attorney that always puts his clients first. He is also a gentleman. I have known Jim since law school and have had the pleasure of seeing him in court on multiple occasions. He is always sincere, courteous, and a pleasure to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He is compassionate, empathetic and will fight for the best possible outcome if your rights, or the rights of someone you know or love, have been affected. He is highly knowledgeable in all areas of criminal law, including, but not limited to: serious traffic issues, misdemeanors, and felonies. He will listen to your side of the story and be by your side from the time of your arrest through the time the gavel falls. As an attorney, if I was charged with a crime, I would not hesitate to retain Jim. In short, if you want to hear "Not Guilty", Jim's your man!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Jim for some time now and find him to be an excellent attorney. He is patient and difficult to ruffle, even under difficult and stressful circumstances, which I know our clients appreciate, as do I. His does fine work and is extremely conscientious about meeting deadlines and expectations."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are in need of a criminal defense attorney, Jim Diquattro is your guy. Not only does Jim have the legal expertise to achieve the best results, he provides an unmatched level of personal attention and passion in all of his work. These qualities separate him from other attorneys in this field. I can't speak highly enough about this lawyer."
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Chicago Criminal defense Lawyer James F DiQuattro
James F DiQuattro
Criminal defense Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 10 years
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