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Warren J. Breslin

Criminal defense Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.6   5 reviews

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About Warren

Learn Warren’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
    100%
    Criminal Law (All Felonies & Misdemeanors) DUI/DWI & All Traffic Violations (Major & Minor) Revoked & Suspended Licenses Driver's License Reinstatement Expunge & Seal Criminal Records Petitions for Executive Clemency (Governor Pardons)

    42 years, 5,000 cases

Preeminent Legal Ability

Warren Breslin is honored to be listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers. He holds the highest preeminent legal ability rating bestowed by Martindale-Hubbell, the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession. With a history spanning more than 135 years, the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Network has provided information about lawyers to the legal community for the benefit of lawyers who may be seeking the assistance of an attorney with superior credentials and successful experience in a particular area of practice.

Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of bar members and the judiciary, and attest to the individual lawyer's legal ability and adherence to professional standards of ethics. Exclusive to the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, ratings are universally accepted as exceptionally valuable benchmarks by members of the legal community

Academic & Professional Profile

Warren Breslin is an honors graduate from DePaul and Loyola Universities of Chicago, having ranked at the top of his graduating classes at both schools. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from DePaul and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola. He has published in the Northwestern University School of Law's Journal of Police Science and Administration and has contributed, through numerous writings, to the change and development of modern police procedures.

As a Chicago Police Officer for nearly nine years and as a Cook County Assistant State's Attorney for over two years, Warren Breslin has acquired a wealth of experience in criminal arrest and prosecution. He was selected by the Chicago Police Superintendent to issue police directives in response to new Supreme Court rules and case law development in arrest, search and seizure. Warren Breslin headed a special task force in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office investigating political and organized crime involving Chicago City Hall contracts. He prosecuted felony and misdemeanor cases in two Cook County districts. In addition to his police and prosecution background, he was an associate at the nationally renowned law firm of Chapman and Cutler where he developed a strong legal background in banking and finance.

Warren Breslin established his own criminal defense law practice in 1982 and has since successfully defended clients in thousands of criminal and traffic cases. His law practice has always been limited to criminal and traffic defense, thereby enabling him to concentrate on the ever-changing law in his field. Although his practice is centered in the Greater Chicago metropolitan area, Warren Breslin is licensed in Illinois, Wisconsin, Florida, Colorado, Washington D.C. and by the United States Supreme Court and has defended clients in many other states, having been admitted to practice on a case by case basis.

Warren Breslin is an experienced trial attorney having successfully defended clients in virtually every type of felony and misdemeanor case, including capital murder, arson, robbery, burglary, forgery, theft, sex, weapons and drug cases. A routine part of his practice includes representation to save or regain drivers' licenses and freedom of clients charged with drunken driving and other serious traffic violations.

Warren Breslin's academic achievements and lifelong experience in criminal arrest, prosecution and defense have given him not only keen insight and skill but also a most competitive advantage in applying his profession.

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ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL PETITION & HAPPY CLIENT:  Governor Rauner is stepping up to grant full clemency to allow expungement of criminal history and to restore 2nd Amendment Rights of firearm ownership, including the right to conceal/carry.
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Licensed for 43 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1988
Updated 06/08/2022
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1979
Updated 01/05/2023
State FL
Status Retired
Acquired 1991
Updated 11/23/2022
State WI
Status Resigned
Acquired 1988
Updated 12/05/2022
State CO
Status Inactive
Acquired 1988
Updated 01/13/2023

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

Contact Warren

Warren J. Breslin Law Offices
Trump Tower Chicago
401 N. Wabash, Suite 35F
Chicago, IL, 60611

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We are thankful for Mr. Breslin and owe him a debt of gratitude for his services.
Mr. Breslin not only gave us expert guidance and counsel, he showed passion and genuine concern for my son's situation. He gave us comfort and peace during a difficult time for our family. A true professional who brings integrity to his craft, we would completely recommend Mr. Breslin to anyone in need of legal counsel or representation.
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Response from Warren Breslin January 19, 2016
A very humbling comment. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true professional
Warren handled my case in a very professional manner. He gave me excellent advice and the outcome was better than expected. I would highly recommend Warren to anyone who is seeking an experienced professional. Very easy to do business with and very supportive. He made a big difference in my case. Many Thanks..
Response from Warren Breslin January 14, 2016
Thank you. It was my pleasure. Your appreciation and kind words will keep me energized to serve others as well.
Posted by Paul | October 29, 2010
Warren Breslin won my trial
Yesterday I was relieved of months of agony following my DUI arrest last winter. My lawyer, Warren Breslin, waited to get all evidence he needed to win my case. He brought my case to trial and won. It was my third DUI arrest and I am sure that I would be in jail now if it were not for him. I am thankfull for his hard work and determination to win.
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Response from Warren Breslin January 19, 2016
Thank you. My clients' satisfaction has always been my promise to deliver.
Posted by Scott | February 18, 2010
Hi
I could not have been better represented. Warren Breslin won my DUI case in a trial when other lawyers said I wold not win. No suspension and no fine or classes. I just got out of my case.
Response from Warren Breslin January 19, 2016
Your comment is appreciated. Thank you.
Posted by Ron | July 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
helped with a pardon
I went for an expungement. It was granted. However, Warren did not go with to the hearing while other attorneys were present for their cases. Also, I have emailed him twice since the pardon was granted. And, he did not respond either time. I tried calling, no answer or call back and its been months. I am feeling like chopped liver now that he finished writing my pardon request. Not very cool to just blow someone off like that three times.
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Cost

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

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Warren J. Breslin Law Offices
  • 1982 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • 1980 - 1982
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Chapman & Cutler
  • 1978 - 1980
  • Police Officer
  • Chicago Police Department
  • 1970 - 1978
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Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • DePaul University
  • MS
  • 1975
  • DePaul University
  • BA
  • 1971

Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Rated 10.0 Supurb
  • avvo
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
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Publications

  • Northwestern University School of Law/IACP Journal of Police Science & Administration
  • Police Intervention in Domestic Confrontations
  • 1978
  • Master of Science Thesis
  • A Study in the Organization & Management of Municipal Police Departments
  • 1975

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (6)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I hold Warren Breslin in high regard. He is an outstanding criminal defense lawyer who fights for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I give Warren my highest endorsement. I first met Warren when I was an Assistant Cook County State's Attorney. I faced Warren in court countless times. Warren has unmatched skills. He combines a brilliant legal mind with a tenacious will to pursue justice for his clients. Warren is a top-notch trial attorney and negotiator. He fights hard for his clients. Warren is also extremely well-liked and well-respected by prosecutors, judges and fellow attorneys in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When you want to know who the best in the field are, all you have to do is figure out who other lawyers go to for advice. Warren is one of those guys. He is a true professional, a legal expert and a respected member of the legal community. You will never go wrong asking Warren for help. I strongly endorse Warren."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Warren Breslin is a great attorney that equally excels at the simple and complicated. He is the attorney that other lawyer’s go to for help. When I was a prosecutor, I remember a complex case with an attorney who was asking for the world but was too nervous about going to trial. I was pushing for a trial since I wasn’t going to make such an unfair deal. The firm seemed to be out of its depth and tried to find someone who was knowledgeable and experienced. Mr. Breslin showed up on the next court date and we were able to easily resolve the issues. He was able to get a better deal than I had been offering and satisfied his clients. As a private defense attorney, I’ve benefitted from Mr. Breslin’s vast knowledge and experience in my own cases since I know that he is reasonable, fair-minded, and intelligent. Therefore, I endorse Warren Breslin."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If you or a loved one has been arrested, call Warren Breslin first!"
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Chicago Criminal defense Lawyer Warren J. Breslin
Warren J. Breslin
Criminal defense Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 43 years
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