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Edward J. Austin

Criminal defense Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1996
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Edward J. Austin, P.C.
650 N. Dearborn Street
Suite 750
Chicago, IL, 60654

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Posted by Demonte | September 24, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
I will choose mr Austin cause yo me in my eyes he is the best attorney alive he stand on the business in his presence is sum els
The best lawyer in the world he beat my gun charged in he got me probation on a class x 6/30 drug case in he works with you he takes his time but he makes it happen for you so if it was up to me he would represent me
Posted by Roberto | December 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Case Victory !
Edward You did a hell of a job on my gun case... I will refer you to my patrons and friends... Congratulations! Your experience, professionalism and due deligence brought out the truth and gave me back my peace... Roberto Arce
Posted by Rachel Figueroa | May 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Crimainal Armed Robbery
He is an amazing lawyer, I've known Ed over 8 years he has been a family lawyer. He has beaten every case from Aggravated fleeing to Strong Armed robbery, also Murder cases. I love you Ed from Rachel.
Posted by Ted | April 20, 2013
Looking for a young Perry Mason?
A straight shooter, will work the personal relationships on behalf of his client. Strong appearance in the court room commands the attention of states attorney and confidence of the judge to gain the advantage defendant is looking for in a lawyer.


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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • partner
  • McNamara & Austin, P.C.
  • 2001 - 2011
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Cook County State Attorney's Office
  • 1996 - 2001


  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Indiana University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992


  • Illinois Association of Criminal Defense
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Board of Managers
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Chair - Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Chair of Criminal Law Committee
  • 2009 - 2010
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Honors and Awards

  • Illinois Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Illinois Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Illinois Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Defending a DUI
  • Practice Basics
  • 2014
  • So You Want to Become a Judge
  • Judicial Evaluation
  • 2012
  • Fourth Amendment Classroom Lecture
  • Search & Seizure
  • 2012

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Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I personally know Criminal Defense Attorney Edward Austin for many years and witnessed his effective style of defending criminal cases on many occasions. Attorney Austin merges his developed legal experience of a former prosecutor with convincing eloquence of a professional who selects the right tools for any given project. I recommend Attorney Edward Austin without any hesitation for his unwavering dedication and phenomenal legal ability."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Austin. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! Keep up the great work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ed is truly a fabulous litigator!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Austin is quite simply one of the top trial lawyers in the state."
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Chicago Criminal defense Lawyer Edward J. Austin
Edward J. Austin
Criminal defense Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 27 years