Practicing criminal law is the best thing I've done in a long and varied career. It gives true meaning to my life and to all things I value greatly: the protection of ordinary people against the enormous power of the government, which can take away our liberty, our freedom and even our lives. A felony conviction in this country stays with you forever. You can't vote or own a weapon, if you are convicted of a crime, unless your rights are restored by a Court, after you have completed your sentence.
For the rest of your life you will have problems finding a job, housing, some benefits will be taken away from you, such as Veteran's benefits, for example. You will have to admit you've been convicted for the rest of your life as well.
With these high stakes, you must have a strong defense and every effort must be made to resolve the case on the best possible terms for you and your future. This takes time, work, creativity and the willingness to keep going, even when things look dark. We can never say what a judge or a jury will do in any case--it's illegal and unethical for a lawyer to do so. Any lawyer who promises you a specific result is simply wrong and unethical.
I have a great team, love the work, as I said, and recognize that we all make mistakes. We would be pleased to assist you. Please call for a free consultation.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1977||07/06/2019|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
updated on 06/15/2016
Probation means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State monitors the lawyer's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.
Cornelia's comment:“I made one great mistake taking a divorce case for a woman whose husband was a drug addict and physically abusive, in my opinion. Rather than fight the Bar, I accepted an offer to settle the matter. That was 7 years ago. I've never taken another divorce case and haven't had a problem since. So I understand what it's like to be accused and, I assure you--I know how to fight back. As I will for anyone charged with a crime. Too much is at stake.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2012|
|Owner||Law of Corneila Wallis Honchar PC||2001 - Present|
|Justice Court||Deputy Pima County Attorney Criminal Misdemeanor Division||2000 - 2001|
|Hearing Officer City of Chicago, Department of Police||Chicago Police Board||1999 - 2000|
|General Counsel||Private Practice Concentration in Legal Ethics and Legal Malpractice Avoidance||1996 - 2000|
|Legal Counsel||Chicago Title Insurance Company||1996 - 1998|
|Adjunct Professor||Loyola University (Chicago) School of Law||1980 - 1982|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association, Standing Committee on Professional Conduct||Secretary||1994 - 1996|
|Chicago Bar Association, Professional Responsibility Committee||Chair||1993 - 1996|
|Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers||Board of Directors||1992 - 1994|
|Illinois State Bar Association, Standing Committee on Professional Conduct||Appointed||1992 - 1993|
|Chicago Bar Association, Professional Responsibility Committee,||Vice Chair||1992 - 1993|
|Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Professional Responsibility||Appointed||1992 - 2003|
|Chicago Bar Association-Editorial Board, CBA Record,||Vice Chair||1991 - 1993|
|Chicago Bar Association, Chair, Urban Affairs Committee||Chair||1991 - 1992|
|Chicago Daily Law Bulletin||Fees, A Road Map Around the Quicksands of Malpractice||2005|
|CBA Record||George Overton: A Legacy of Service to Country, Community, Clients and The Legal Profession||1998|
|American Bar Association||Annotated Model Rules of Professional Conduct||1996|
|DePaul University College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor with highest honors||1977|
|State Bar of Arizona, Rules of Professional Conduct Committee||Fees, A Road Map Around the Quicksands of Malpractice||2005|
|Annual Meeting Featured Speaker||Quantum Physics and the Law||2004|
|North Suburban Bar Association||Selected Issues: Legal Fees||1999|
|Chicago Legal Secretaries Association||Ethical Issues Associated with E-Mail||1998|
|23rd National Conference on Professional Responsibility||Current Developments||1997|
|150th Anniversary Celebration||Legal Malpractice Avoidance and Update on Current Developments in the Law of Lawyering||1997|
|Clifford Law Offices||Legal Malpractice Avoidance||1996|
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