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Robert James Kerr

Criminal defense Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.7   23 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Robert

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Defending clients charged with complex criminal cases throughout Illinois, including Cook, Will, and DuPage counties. We serve ALL Chicagoland courthouses and branches – Chicago, Skokie, Rolling Meadows, Maywood, Bridgeview, Markham, Joliet, and Wheaton.

 

State and federal prosecutors like to work from a position of strength, and they don’t hesitate to use their access to almost unlimited resources to obtain convictions. The job of a criminal defense lawyer is to attack a prosecutor’s confidence in the strength of the case. That’s what opens the door to dismissal, favorable plea agreements and victories at trial.

 

At the Law Office of Robert Kerr, LLC, our Chicago criminal defense lawyers work hard to attack the strength of the government’s case against our client. We do this through intensive investigation, superior legal analysis, smart use of pretrial motions and other procedural tactics that can shift the balance in your favor. To learn how you can benefit from our aggressive approach to criminal defense, contact us in Chicago or the suburbs for a free consultation.

 

Call NOW for Dependable Criminal Defense Advice

Our Chicago criminal attorneys represent clients charged with very serious and complex criminal felony and misdemeanor charges ranging from robbery,DUI-drunk driving, drug crimes, sex crimes to homicide, drug possession / sale / trafficking,  or child pornography. No matter how serious your case is, you can count on our law firm for personal service, timely information and accurate advice about the best ways to protect your interests.

 

 

An important strength of our practice involves our familiarity with the diversion options and treatment programs that can often keep your case out of the criminal justice system. Even when the original charges expose you to a significant risk of punishment, our attorneys can find many ways to resolve your case through any of the many options available in Illinois, including drug court, drug school, theft school, supervision, special probation, and other alternatives to conviction or incarceration. Many of these options will keep your case eligible for expungement, and we can advise you about their availability in your situation.

Location

Law Office of Robert Kerr, LLC
405 N Wabash Ave Ste P2C
Chicago, IL, 60611-3584
Law Office of Robert Kerr, LLC
33 E. 1st Street, 2nd Floor
Hinsdale, IL, 60521
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Daisy | August 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic Court- DUI
Attorney Robert Kerr did the most amazing job with handling my case and representing me. Definitely recommend him as an attorney. Five star service overall. He was very fast responsive anytime I reached out. He gave me the best legal advise even before I hired him which was really reassuring. Was there to remind me of court dates and always on top of everything in regards to my case. Thank you Mr. Kerr!
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2022
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Highly recommended
Bob's guidance and legal expertise got me the best possible outcome I could have hoped for. He is smart, attentive and cares about his clients.
Posted by Cole | November 13, 2020
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Traffic court
Mr. Kerr was an incredible help with my case and able to communicate with me very punctually. He assisted me in getting the best possible outcome for my situation I would highly recommended him.
Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2020
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Exceptional lawyer
I found myself in a horrible situation with false accusations being made against me. While all the experts agreed that I had done nothing wrong, a DCFS field agent ignored all of them to come to her own conclusions. Robert was able to get the finding reversed and all accusations unfounded. I am certain resolving the issue could have taken more than a year with anyone else but Robert was able to resolve the situation in my favor in just a few months. I am incredibly grateful for all his support with this matter and could not recommend him more highly.
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Posted by Jesse | July 16, 2020
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Federal DUI
Had gotten my second DUI within a year they wanted me to do time in prison but Robert really help me with my case and got me probation HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2020
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Class 1-Felony-mfg/delivery
Back in December of 2019, my wife and I were arrested on felony drug charges of manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance. We were both new to the criminal justice system and were initially very nervous about the whole process until Robert Kerr was referred to us. From the very first meeting, he was kind, reassuring, factual, patient, and direct with us. He worked with us financially as well as doing his very best at making the process as easy for us to understand. We are very pleased with all the effort he put into our case. He was able to get us great results and keep us out of jail with the option to expunge our records. We couldn't have been more at ease with him by our side. He is an excellent attorney ten fold and I would recommend him to anyone!
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2020
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Misdemeanor
Hired Robert Kerr after being arrested and charged with a misdemeanor. We filed a motion to suppress evidence and the charge was dropped. Got a favorable outcome thanks to Robert.
Posted by Kevin | May 17, 2019
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Thanks for proving my innocence
Robert went above and beyond and proved my case. He showed up on time and explained the system to me. Thanks
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and thorough representation. Committed.
Mr. Kerr overcame the challenges of my rather complicated case(s), and took the time to find the truth in the matter. Three of four charges against me were dismissed, and a fourth was rendered 'not guilty'. He defended me very aggressively at that trial, and he enabled me to maintain my driving privileges during the two year ordeal. A good guy to have in your corner, and I would recommend his services wholeheartedly!
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Posted by Bri | March 16, 2018
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Great attorney!
I would highly recommend Mr. Robert Kerr to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney. Robert came through for me in every way possible and I received a much better outcome than I expected. I did not receive any jail time, eventhough I was facing some very serious charges. Because of this, I have been able to move on with my life in a positive way and get my life back on track. Robert worked hard on my case and I truly felt that he cared. You will be in excellent hands if you choose to have him reprsent you!
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Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2016
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THE BEST LAWYER!!!
Mr. Kerr is a very kind and knowledgeable lawyer... He is very patient individual ... He drove all the way from Chicago to Hinsdale Illinois office on a hot, warm Tuesday evening in August ... spent countless hours listen and advise my legal rights.. He truly fight for my rights and provide the best defense for me until my case is dismissed... Mr. Kerr is not only the best lawyer with wonderful personality but also a great friend because he DOES care for his client in every way!! I would rate 10 stars if that were an option.
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Posted by Joe | July 31, 2016
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Federal case
Mr Kerr. Where do I start! You have been with me since day one! I would definitely recommend Mr. Kerr he will literally go out of his way to make sure his clients is in good hands! He answers the phone anytime you call him!! Definitely my only attorney I will ever hire!!!!!! Best regards Joe
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Robert Kerr is a very caring, professional, dependable attorney who cares about the well being of his clients. He's always available when you call him. Mr. Kerr is very knowledgeable in his field and had my case dismissed in February 2015. Thank you again for such great service.
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2015
HIRE HIM!
Robert Kerr is a persistent, knowledgeable, and caring Lawyer. If I ever got in legal trouble again I would not think twice about who I would want to represent me.
Posted by William | January 28, 2015
Dependable
Robert Kerr was referred by a mutual acquaintance. From the initial phone conversation I felt comfortable with the honesty and knowledge provided by Robert. He accessed my situation, and had a strategy of how we had to immediately proceed in order to achieve the optimized results. Robert was thorough, attentive, and dependable. I was fighting a DUI case, as most know each case is different. Mine was not favorable, however the out come could have been much worse without Robert Kerr's representation. I have since referred to others that have shared my experience.
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Posted by Kyle | January 28, 2015
Robert Kerr
I cannot give enough positive feedback for Mr. Kerr. I left him a message the night I ran into legal issues and he returned my call within less than an hour of the initial contact. He sounded confident and trustworthy over the phone, and I did not hesitate to work with him. Mr. Kerr took my case even though it was in a different county well over an hour away from his office. This gesture, to me, was going well above and beyond what was expected of him. He kept me updated completely throughout the process, and assisted me in getting the best possible outcome of my case. During my time as a client of Robert's I picked up three more cases, and instead of giving up on me because of how serious my situation had gotten, Robert helped me through all of my cases in 3 different counties, only one of which was his standard operating county. I have referred him to acquaintances of mine as well, who have contacted me months afterward thanking me for getting them in contact with this man. I am now completely done with court with a good possibility of never having anything on my permanent record thanks to Robert Kerr. I know if I ever get into trouble or have friends in a tight spot, he will be the first one to call.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2015
DCFS Administrative Hearing
Robert Kerr represented me during my DCFS Administrative hearing, and won. The moment I met Robert, I knew he'd give his all to win the case and I put all my trust in him. I did my research and spoke to several lawyers and he was definitely the most knowledgeable for DCFS hearings and I chose to move forward. I don't think words will ever describe how thankful I am that he was able to dedicate so much time to my case, and genuinely fight for what was right. I'd recommend him to absolutely anyone who needs legal help in areas he specializes in. Robert kept me updated on the progress of the case, and had a lot of patience to explain everything I wasn't sure of. He's very patient and kind, but once we were in the conference room, he took control like a true professional and I knew I was in good hands. Thank you Robert!
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Posted by Mark | January 14, 2015
Outstanding Attorney
Bob and his team are incredible attorneys! Thank YOU very much for all of your help! I would HIGHLY recommend Bob to anyone looking for legal help or assistance.
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2015
best lawyer around
This guy is incredible when facing the odds of a bad case i definetly could count on robert. He walked in the courthouse focused and ready for anything they could possibly throw at him. He is a very intelligent and well rounded person who is trustworthy and gets things done, he does everything he can do an works hard to get it all done. I definetly will recommend this guy to everyone so dont be shy he has an open ear and heart for every and any situation. Give him a call and he will be there. Definetly worth my time
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Posted by Maria | January 8, 2015
Great attorney!!
Our family was faced with a legal situation which turned our lives upside down, thankfully we hired Robert as our attorney and we couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. He won our case. Robert goes above and beyond to help his clients. He has helped my family on two cases now and I would not hesitate to use his services again. He is not only very professional but also cares about his clients. I highly recommend him to all my friends and family and anyone who is looking for a great attorney!
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Robert Kerr, LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Acosta & Associates
  • 2005 - 2008

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Notre Dame
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. J.A.
  • Not Guilty

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2007 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (15)
Endorse Robert
Unknown Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top notch. One of the best in the business. Held in extremely high regard by his peers and judges throughout the state."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the opportunity to work with Mr. Kerr on a couple cases. He is experienced, knowledgeable, and hard working. He will produce the results you are hoping for. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob is an excellent lawyer who I endorse with no hesitation. He tirelessly fights for his clients and continuously obtains great results for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Kerr. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bob is a great lawyer and has a wonderful temperament. He is a sharp criminal defense attorney and is always prepared. You will be in good hands if you retain him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kerr is a forceful advocate who is knowledgeable of the law and who has an obvious dedication to his clients. He is always thoroughly prepared and working hard behind the scenes. However, while he is an aggressive, dedicated advocate, he still acts professionally and with respect for other participants in the adversarial process. Therefore, he is liked and respected by judges and lawyers alike. This balance between knowledgeable, skillful advocacy and diplomacy makes Mr. Kerr an outstanding and effective lawyer who I highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Attorney Robert James Kerr whom I know personally I could attest to his developed analytical ability, excellent legal mind and well-developed language skills to argue motions convincingly. I recommend Robert Kerr as a very good attorney for handing criminal cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kerr is an excellent lawyer who really goes the extra mile for his clients. He will take care of all your needs and do an excellent job."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kerr is a very intelligent, hard-working criminal defense attorney that handles a wide array of criminal matters from simple misdemeanors to complex felonies. He has a reputation as an accomplished trial attorney and is also very capable in negotiations with the opposition, when a trial is not recommended. He is very experienced and any client would be in good hands choosing Mr. Kerr for their criminal defense needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rob prides himself on providing all of his clients with excellent representation on the most serious criminal matters. His attention to detail and true concern for his client's best interest allows him to obtain great results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Kerr is a knowledgeable and aggressive defense attorney. He is straightforward and always keeps his client's best interest in mind when fighting a case. I highly recommend Robert Kerr."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert is a very experienced attorney who is well respected in the legal community!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Kerr exemplifies what criminal defense lawyering is all about. Client orientation and an understanding of the law are essential attributes in great lawyers. Robert excels in his defense of clients because he has the focus and tenacity required to oppose the government tactics. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob is one of the brightest attorneys I know. He is very aggressive and always puts his clients first. I highly recommend Mr. Kerr"
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Chicago Criminal defense Lawyer Robert James Kerr
Robert James Kerr
Criminal defense Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 18 years
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