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Edward David Johnson III

Criminal defense Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.9   73 reviews

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Mr. Johnson was named one of the “Top 20 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Chicago”  by Expertise.com.  He was nominated to Superlawyers.com and was named one of the “Top 10” Criminal Defense Lawyer under 40 in Illinois by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys because of his success in his cases and his drive to help his clients.  Edward Johnson is a lawyer who genuinely cares about the well-being of his clients.  He graduated from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law.  Edward Johnson draws on his extensive experience, both here in the state of Illinois and his time in the Colorado criminal defense system.  His vast experience in the courtroom and in-depth knowledge of federal and state criminal law have proven to be a winning combination for his client's legal defense. His ability to portray his defendants in a positive light and artfully present arguments that win over both judges and juries has repeatedly proven to be a winning strategy.

When Edward Johnson decides to take on a case, he not only commits to the client; he commits to the research, dedication, and tenacity required to pursue all legal avenues to ensure the best possible defense for all of his clients. Your life is too important to just hire anyone. When you walk into the offices of Edward Johnson, know that you will be treated with respect and no judgment. Each client is assumed innocent until proven guilty and nowhere is that more true than with Edward. Edward’s goal is to make sure that you receive the best possible defense to solidify your rights and your dignity to the fullest extent of the law.

 

 

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Licensed for 9 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2020
Updated 09/07/2022
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2013
Updated 10/11/2022
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 10/04/2022

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

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Edward Johnson & Associates P.C. - Union Station Office
555 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 700 (Top Floor)
Chicago, IL, 60661
Edward Johnson & Associates P.C. -Bridgeview Office
9911 S. 78th Avenue
Hickory Hills, IL, 60457
Edward Johnson & Associates P.C. - Belmont and Western Office
3060 N CLYBOURN AVE
CHICAGO, IL, 60618
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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Betty | August 19, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
One of the best
He was a great help to me and my family. He was truly a blessing. I will recommend him to anyone that needs a attorney.
Posted by Sandra | August 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney Ever
Attorneys are fair and punctual. Many payment options. The clerk is always informative and great work following up with my family and I. Attorney Bennett makes sure you understand everything that’s happening in court. Great firm.
Posted by Jerry | August 8, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
There's a reason Ed was named ne of the “Top 20 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Chicago” in 2018 by Expertise.com.
Edward represented me in a false allegation nuisance case filed against me and helped prove my case to the court resulting in the complaint being dismissed. I cannot recommend him enough. Professional, courteous, and patient. Thanks Ed for helping me clear my name.
Posted by Martin | May 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Aggressive, assertive, and favorable outcome!
Had Ed represent me during a recent legal challenge. Ed had a clear strategy from the outset and aggressive worked his plan to fruition. The case was dismissed within a matter of days and I couldn’t be happier with my decision to hire Ed.
Posted by Aaron | March 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Successfully rescinded statutory summary suspension
Edward Johnson and Mark Galler successfully rescinded the statutory summary suspension and got a favorable outcome for my DUI matter
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case dismissed
Great lawyer. He got my case dismissed at trial. His prices were reasonable
Posted by Richard | February 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case dismissed
He got my cases dismissed after filing a motion to suppress evidence. He saved my life.
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best
He is simply the best! Look no further!!! He was straight to the point and was calm the whole time and it was very reassuring. Case was thrown out and i was on my way. I never had to hire an attorney and i used this site to find him and now i can see why he has so many positive reviews. The best and inexpensive ! You can’t lose !
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Posted by Michael | December 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome
Straight shooter and was able to help me out with my case tremendously. Charges were dropped and save me from jail time.
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended-DUI Defense
Mr. Johnson was professional, knowledgeable and always explained my case step by step. He was available and responded quickly to communication. My case outcome was the best it could possibly be thanks to his diligent work. It is imperative to my line of work that I have full driving privileges and he was able to negotiate very good deal for me and I was able to keep my license. A great attorney he made this bad experience as painless as possible. I hope to never need an counsel again but if I do I would most definitely seek Mr. Edward Johnson.
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Posted by Carmen | September 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Misdemeanor case
Edward Johnson is an excellent lawyer. Knowledgeable, professional, very straightforward to work with, he knows what he's doing. Very thankful! I will defenately recommend him to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chicago's best lawyer
Mr. Johnson represented me in a gun case about 6 months ago. His tactics are the best, from questioning cops at the prelim to sending out subpoenas. He handle my case in an orderly fashion. It took a lil time, but after turning down several deals he was able get me probation. Thanks Ed.
Posted by Will | July 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super lawyer
Mr. Johnson pure professional knows what he's doing in the court room he is highly recommended
Posted by Adrianna | July 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Better than Best!
Represented me in a few cases and I can't say I met a lawyer more hands on with the cases. Any time I needed to talk, if he wasn't available at the time, he would always get in contact with me. Very helpful! Give him a call.
Posted by Alesha | July 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gun case
This guy helped my brother come home after being incarnated for 2yr on a murder case, that he didn't even do. It took some time, but Attorney Johnson kept my family and I levelheaded. Great lawyer!
Posted by John | July 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best!
Mr. Johnson met me on such late notice, yet the meeting was helpful and comforting. I told him the issues I had in countered with other lawyers in my past. He told me I was in good hand with his office and promised to do everything in his power to help me. He was definitely a man of his word. I was charged with felony gun possession, he got it reduced to a misdemeanor, and got me 2yrs probation. Thanks Edward again.
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Posted by nicole | July 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
criminal defense
mr johnson worked on my son crimnal case it has been ongoing for two yrs n just yesterday on july 20th case was finally resolved john referred me to u n said u were a great lawyer n im glad i cld u n u helped my son wit his case thk u for all ur hard wrk i know it was a long journey glad its finally over
Posted by Alex | June 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Domestic Battery
Yes I hired the best lawyer ever his name is Edward David Johnson III i can thank him enough... for all his time and his dedication, he is determined to be the best and I love his determination , his engaged and you cure tell just in the way he talks to you that he loved what he does, that's why his the best. Am bless to had met him. "God says when you are humble you are free from pride and arrogance. .. you know that in your flesh you are inadequate, yet you also know who you are in Christ. Thanks for all your hard work from my famali and I God bless
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He beat our criminal case !
Very reasonable charge and was at our courts on time. He managed to beat our case within a short time. Highly recommend him ! Will hire him forsure next time
Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beat my dui
He hired an expert and beat my dui case
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Lawyer
  • The Law Offices of Criminal Attorney Edward David Johnson III
  • 2012 - Present
  • Student Attorney
  • University Of Denver Law Clinic
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Cook County Public Defender's Office
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Research Assistant
  • University Of Denver Sturm College Of Law
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • DUI/Traffic Laws
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 2013
  • DUI Statutory Summary Suspensions
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 2013
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2012

Legal Cases

  • CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT – CLASS 1 FELONY
  • NOT GUILTY
  • CLASS "X" COCAINE POSSESSION
  • CASE DISMISSED
  • CONSPIRACY TO SELL COCAINE
  • CASE DISMISSED
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Associations

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association (Denver chapter)
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 2017 SuperLawyers.com Selected To Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers.com
  • 2017
  • 20 Best Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Expertise expertise.com
  • 2017
  • 2016 SuperLawyers.com Selected To Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 In Illinois
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 In Illinois
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 2015 Clients’ Choice Badge in DUI
  • AVVO.com
  • 2015
  • 2015 Clients’ Choice Badge in Criminal Defense
  • AVVO.com
  • 2015
  • 2015 BEST 10 UNDER 40 - Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 2014 Clients’ Choice Badge in Criminal Defense
  • AVVO.com
  • 2014
  • 2014 Clients’ Choice Badge in DUI
  • AVVO.com
  • 2014
  • Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE)
  • National Conference of Bar Examiners
  • 2013
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Sentencing Considerations and Options in Impaired Driving Cases
  • DUI
  • 2013
  • ISBA Basic Skills- For Newly Admitted Attorneys: Full Seminar
  • ISBA General MCLE
  • 2013
  • Ethical Pitfalls for New Lawyers
  • Ethics
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (22)
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Edward is always looking out for his clients' best interests, no matter how big or small the client's case may be. I endorse this lawyer, and his zealous representation of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Edward is a very talented lawyer. He zealously represents his clients and works hard to ensure the best possible disposition of their cases."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Johnson. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have asked Edward to work on several matters for me. He has appeared on my behalf in two matters in traffic court. One was a matter that required corrections of documents and communication with the Secretary of State. The other case was a DUI In both matters, Edward was on flexible to get to court on last minute notice. He was prepared and knew exactly what documents needed to be executed and filed with the court and sent to Secretary of State. The matter was handled with knowledge and in a very efficient matter. As for the DUI, his breath of knowledge in the area also made for a very professional and aggressive representation and defense of the client. He made sure all points were attended to for a favorable outcome. Lastly, because of my familiarity with work, I asked him to take on one of my clients in a conflict of interest case. He is now the counsel in the case as well. His work has been professional and well prepared, he is always ready for an aggressive defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Ed. I forwarded his info to a family member in need of legal assistance. He was responsive, professional, knowledgeable and driven. Attorney Johnson should be on your short list of qualified defenders."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Edward is one of the most determined and consistent colleagues that I know. I have had the pleasure of watching him perservere and succeed in multiple environments. I have known him for a decade and I have no doubt that he provides highly skilled and zealous legal representation for every client and every case. His research methods and attention to detail are of the highest level."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this Edward Johnson as an attorney. He has an excellent command of the rules of evidence and a tremendous work ethic to provide focused and thorough representation for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. It's been refreshing to meet and work with Ed. His instincts in defense work are perfect for this area of practice. He is committed to the work and fearless in pursuing the best result. You can only get better working with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Johnson is an exceptional attorney with a conscientious and efficient approach to his cases."
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Chicago Criminal defense Lawyer Edward David Johnson III
Edward David Johnson III
Criminal defense Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 9 years
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