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Joshua Bateman Kutnick

Criminal defense Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Josh Kutnick

  • Licensed for 24 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1999
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Josh’s greatest ability is to analyze the strengths and weakness of both sides of a case, and to determine the best path that is in the client’s best interest.  His personal style and courtroom acumen have been noted by many clients as his strongest traits.  Clients remark that he is one way in his office, calm and comforting yet truthful and realistic. Yet he can be very different in the courtroom, where he can be equally savvy and tactful, aggressive when needed, and calm when appropriate.  His ability to explain the details of law and the criminal justice system to his client sand their families.


Joshua Bateman Kutnick
900 West Jackson Blvd, Suite 5W
Chicago, IL, 60607-3071

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Posted by Marcel | August 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Kutnick
I met Josh. Being under unusual Court circumstances. And was in pretty deep. I hired Josh. Not only did he get me out of my situation promptly. But for a more than reasonable fee. He was referred to me, and will continue to refer him. Thank you Josh!
Posted by Mohammad | June 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended.
I was charged/framed for a serious crime, my family and I were at a loss as to how we would find a good lawyer. Everyone thought that I would go to prison. My family found Joshua B. Kutnick, and they hired him. Frankly, I was not certain that he would be able to win my case, yet I waited for the results. Prior to the trial date, he invested/worked as though he was a brother or father to me, within this cruel world I realized that humility still lives. On the day of trial, my nerves were wrecked. He went in and WOW! my case was dismissed, with no penalties. I was speechless, as was everyone else with the results. That was all due to the hard work and prowess of Joshua Kutnick, this honorable man has 18 years of experience under his belt. I normally don’t write lengthy reviews, however, I know that nobody’s absolutely perfect, everyone faces is accused once, if you’re charged, the most beneficial things you could have would be this lawyer. Thus, use him to your benefit. Do not assign a lawyer with a lack of background/experience who will only feed you empty promises, to get hold of your money, which will result in a bad outcome. Best of luck to you all.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2017
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Highly Recommend
Pragmatic thinker who always had my best interest in mind. When I was willing to fight he insisted on a different path which in fact led to the most positive and quickest outcome. Very smart person.
Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I recommend Joshua Kutnick 110%
I was blindsided by a criminal legal issue which severely traumatized me.. The best thing that happened was hiring Josh Kutnick as my defense counsel. He was bright, attentive, symphathetic and aggressive on my behalf. I was VERY happy with the outcome. Thank you again Josh Kutnick!!
Posted by Germonda | December 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The best choice for great results
I hired josh to defend me against a gun charge that actually turned out to be a offense that carries 6-30years. During each court appearance I noticed that this attorney wasn't here to just take my money.. he was there to offer his undivided attention, time, experience, and mainly his genuine desire to get the best results for my case. Which is why I'm here today and not in prison for the remainder of my life. Joshua saved my life with his hard work and if your looking for a great attorney not just a lawyer.. trust me when I say that you would want this guy on your side..
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Posted by Tony | May 16, 2016
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Smart, Informative, and Direct-All the things you need in a great lawyer
Just like others, I needed to find representation for some charges, and Joshua was an absolute joy to work with. He made me feel incredibly comfortable by being completely open and honest with our options in terms of getting the charges removed. Without a doubt, I highly recommend this guy because he knows exactly what he is doing. He is not out there to scheme people, he is out there to help people and make their lives better-whch is hard to find in a lawyer in this city. So please, if you are looking for one of the best lawyers in the city, please give this guy a call. You will not regret it.
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Posted by Nancy | February 8, 2016
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Defense Attorney Kutnick in high profile Illinois Eavesdropping Case
Kutnick's defense (serving probono) in the epic Illinois Eavesdropping Case involved a street artist/activist. Under the law facing 4-15 years in prison for a Class 1 Felony. The results were favorable and instrumental in the overturn of the Law and the client freed. I consulted with Josh in my involvement which was videotaping during the arrest. Josh handled the case with knowledge and dedication to the issues. I highly recommend him for his professionalism. He speaks in a way you can understand, honest, and supportive.
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Posted by Gustavo Zamudio | January 21, 2016
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Great job done by a great lawyer
I hired Mr.Kutnick for my case 2 years ago he never told me my case could be beat, he told me we had a fight on our hands, I believed in him and got the verdict I knew we would.
Posted by Gustavo Zamudio | January 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Thanks for keeping me free.
So much I can say regarding this lawyer, he has def seen me through some of the hardest times of my life . Thank you Josh for keeping my family together.
Posted by Timothy | October 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Bonnie and Clyde
Write a review about my attorney!!! We'll let me just say that Mr Kutnick is a very excellent attorney and one hell of a nice guy. I'd bet we would be really good friends if we were neighbors. Josh not only took on my case, but came to my wife's rescue when small town cops got over excited and got carried away with themselves. He always kept himself on a even keel, and never surgar coated the situation. Being a Chicago carpenter and my wife a laborer also from a Chicago union hall, Josh never talked down to us. Treated both of us just how he would want to be treated, and that really counts for something with me and my wife. Thank you very much, Bonnie and Clyde
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Posted by Abel | April 12, 2015
I've had Josh represent me in several cases through out the years and he has never disappointed me. I've had cases ranging from possession to DUI and Josh is always the first one i call when any legal matters arise. Recently i caught my second DUI case and it was a long process but we went all the way to trial and Josh beat the charges. He also was there and beat the first DUI. Josh is very talented and is very knowledgeable in his profession. He always sticks to the fact and will tell you how it really is. His ability to analyze any situation and view different methods and approaches makes him great at his job. Thanks to Josh i have no DUI convictions on my record.
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Posted by Dean | March 25, 2015
Superb lawyer
Joshua is an excellent attorney who is a professional in every sense. In a nutshell, Mr. Kutnick is a "lawyer's lawyer."
Posted by Michelle | March 19, 2015
Class A lawyer
Josh defended me and helped me win, not once, but twice. He was attentive and respectful, not the typical stereotype of an attorney. I have nothing but positive feedback for Mr. Kutnick and I'd gladly refer him to family and friends.
Posted by M.S | January 28, 2015
Hate crime / battery Charge
Well I was looking for a good attorney to help me on this hate crime and battery case I had against me which was a very serious charge! I Google many attorneys and came across Josh went to meet him and was very confident on his education of the law his well manner and aggressiveness to keep me out of jail for a crime I did not commit. We went to trail bench trail which he recommend and it was in all day trail he represented me and prepped me very well and was a beast in court against the states attorney and witness, now mind you ive never met Josh never was referred I found him online this man did so well and was there all the time was in contact with me threw the whole trail and case called me all the time made sure I was good and made sure I was ok and fought for me like a SPARTAN did in the movie 300. well I beat the felony hate crime which was a huge WIN! and was found guilty on battery but was a mr menor crime on the battery which i was still happy because the felony could of landed me 6 yrs in jail the mr menor isn't so bad so im very satisfied with the out come of the case and grateful to Josh for all his hard work and just being there and understanding this difficult case I would recommend my own family or anyone i know fighting a case to have this man represent you! Thank YOU JOSH! He also helped me in order protection case from same defendant against me in hate crime and he beat it and was denied and throw out!
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Posted by Carrie | January 15, 2015
Joshua Kutnick is THE DUI guy
In 2013 I was pulled over for a DUI. first time offense. Josh helped me through the process step by step. He answered my calls and got the job done. He got my suspension removed. He's a very easy lawyer to work with.
Posted by BERNELL | January 14, 2015
my name is BERNELL, I hired JOSHUA B. KUTNICK to do a job for me and I can say that I enjoyed watching a master at work. he's gets to the point and at the same time give's you a honest assestment of your situation. can say if I needed a lawyer again in the future i wouldn't think twice about using josh again. (HE'S STRAIGHT TO THE POINT).
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Joshua B. Kutnick - Attorney at Law
  • 2000 - Present
  • Clerk
  • Cook County State Attorney's Office
  • 1996 - 1999


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA
  • 1995
  • Tel Aviv University
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. GZ
  • Won a Motion to Suppress Evidence, Winning the Case
  • People v. CK
  • Finding of Not Guilty
  • People v. JA
  • Finding of Not Guilty
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  • Federal Defender Panel Program
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018


  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Representing Clients Before Charges Have Been Filed
  • 2017
  • Illinois Constitutional Update
  • Defeating the Illinois Eavesdropping Act
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • IACDL Annual CLE
  • Defending Sex Crimes
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (11)
Endorse Joshua
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Kutnick. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh knows his way through the criminal justice system and you can feel confident referring clients to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I found Joshua to be an excellent criminal defense lawyer, with a firm grasp of the ins and outs of the different procedures and courtrooms in the Chicagoland area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Josh is a top-notch criminal defense attorney. He has professionally and skillfully handled hundreds of difficult cases, and his clients are thankful for his results. I have had the opportunity to work on several trials with Josh, and he is an aggressive and talented trial attorney. Josh has my endorsement!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is dedicated to getting results for clients charged with complex criminal offenses. Josh knows the law, and he knows what it means to be a true professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh is a hard-working dedicated criminal defense attorney. He is a very experienced trial attorney who is capable of handling the most complex felony matter and is persuasive in arguments to both Judges and Juries. He has a great rate of success at trial and is also an effective negotiator if a trial is not in the client's best interest. It is without hesitation that I recommend Mr. Kutnick for any criminal defense needs from the simplest misdemeanor to the most complex felony."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh Kutnick is a dedicate lawyer who fights for his clients. He has tremendous legal knowledge and experience."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joshua is a fine attorney who always does a wonderful job of representing his clients!"
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Chicago Criminal defense Lawyer Joshua Bateman Kutnick
Joshua Bateman Kutnick
Criminal defense Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 24 years