Criminal and Traffic Defense

The Chicago criminal defense attorneys of Addis Greenberg are prepared to actively represent individuals and corporate clients charged with State and Federal felony and misdemeanor charges.  Our criminal defense lawyers also represent clients under criminal or quasi-criminal investigations who have been subpoenaed to testify or produce documents in that regard.  Our goal is to keep clients out of the courtroom and away from media attention.


We have over 100 years of collective experience handling complex criminal matters, ranging from representation before the grand jury, motion practice, plea negotiations, trial, sentencing and appeal.  At Addis Greenberg, L.L.C., we pride ourselves on our personal involvement with each matter and dedication and creativity in representing our clients.  Our name recognition as criminal defense attorneys coming from years of success at the trial level strengthens our position when negotiating.  However, when negotiation is not appropriate and trial is the only means of resolution, we are prepared.  The hallmark of our practice is our ability to litigate the difficult case. 

We utilize our past prosecutorial experience and expertise to assist businesses victimized by embezzlement, or other criminal activity.  Our contacts in the law enforcement community frequently serve as valuable resources.


Please view our Newsletter for updates in DUI laws, theft, retail theft, and shoplifting offenses as well as revoked and suspended driver's licenses.


Our traffic law practice encompasses defense of individuals and businesses charged with all state and local offenses including driving under the influence (DUI) and truck overweight matters.

Our firm has extensive experience in all criminal matters, including but not limited to the following:
violent crimes, such as armed robbery, arson, assault & battery, carjacking, manslaughter, murder, robbery and vehicular manslaughter; drug crimes, such as distribution, importation, manufacturing, possession , trafficking and transportation; traffic, such as accidents, DUI, fleeing and eluding, out-of-state drivers, reckless driving, reinstatement, speeding, suspended license and truck violations; white collar crimes, such as accounting fraud, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, bribery, computer hacking, counterfeiting, credit card fraud, currency violations, embezzlement, environmental crimes, extortion, forgery, government fraud, health care fraud, import/export fraud, insider trading, internet fraud, internet theft, investment fraud, laboratory fraud, mail fraud, medicaid fraud, medical fraud, money laundering, mortgage fraud, organized fraud, perjury, prescription fraud, procurement fraud, public corruption, RICO charges, securities fraud, tax fraud, telecom fraud, telemarketing fraud, theft, retail theft, wire fraud and witness tampering; other crimes, such as aiding/abetting, arms trafficking, burglary, conspiracy, domestic battery/assault, hit and run, obstruction of justice, ordinance violations, perjury, stalking, prostitution, rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and expungements.


Our Criminal Law expertise is widely known and respected throughout the State of Illinois. We are proud that on several occasions, the Presiding Judges in Cook and Lake Counties appointed our firm to represent individuals charged with serious felonies including Capitol Murder, Attempted Murder, Armed Violence and Narcotics Violations.