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Lori Levin to Moderate Program on Girls in Crisis: Foster Care and Unaccompanied Immigrants

I am looking forward to moderating the Illinois State Bar Association’s continuing legal education program on Girls in Crisis: Foster Care and Unaccompanied Immigrants. The program, coordinated by the ISBA’s Women and the Law and Child Law Committees, is co-sponsored by the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, the Black Women’s Lawyer Association of Greater Chicago, […]

Lori G. Levin explains procedures relevant to AJ Freund case

Recently, I was contacted by a Chicago Tribune reporter to explain legal principles that could apply to the parents who were charged in the death of their young son, A.J. Freund. All criminal defense attorneys know that a defendant does not have to take the stand and testify for himself and cannot be forced to […]

Lori Levin’s Chair Column for ISBA Women and Law Committee and Upcoming Continuing Legal Education Program

Here is the link to my latest column as Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Women and the Law Committee. It features our upcoming continuing legal education program on Girls in Crisis: Foster Care and Unaccompanied Immigrants. The program, which is being held in conjunction with the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, the Black […]

Lori G. Levin Acknowledged as Laureate for Service to Legal Profession

Recently, the gracious letter that I received from Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman appeared on my Facebook timeline. Justice Garman wrote to me when I was inducted as a Laureate into the Illinois Academy of Lawyers. The Academy has not inducted another class since mine. It is an honor to serve my clients in […]

Celebrating Women Who Have Excelled for Women’s History Month

Every year, on my Facebook page, I research and post about key women in history. Although I mostly focus on female attorneys and judges, I highlight the accomplishments of others. Please join me as I honor women who have excelled. http://www.facebook.com/chicagodefense Lori G. Levin Attorney at Law 180 N. LaSalle, Suite 3700 Chicago, IL 60601 […]

Lori G. Levin Named 2019 Illinois Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense

I am thrilled to have been named, once again, an Illinois Super Lawyer in the area of criminal defense. It is my honor to have received this recognition from my peers. Lori G. Levin Attorney at Law 180 N. LaSalle, Suite 3700 Chicago, IL 60601 312-767-2356 [email protected] www.lorilevinlaw.com

A Good Week for Lori Levin’s Clients

This week, my clients had two major victories. On Monday, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office agreed to dismiss very serious charges against a juvenile client. After my investigators and I accumulated substantial evidence, the prosecutor office agreed that they could not go forward with its prosecution. My client, who always had faith that justice […]

Lori G. Levin Named as One of 20 Best Chicago Criminal Defense Attorneys

I am honored to have been named, once again, as one of the 20 best Chicago Criminal Defense Attorneys by Expertise.com. https://www.expertise.com/il/chicago/criminal-attorney.  The website chooses from attorneys based on reputation, credibility, experience, professionalism and availability. I am humbled to have been repeatedly chosen for this honor. #criminaldefense Lori G. Levin Attorney at Law 180 N. […]

Consequences of Possessing a Weapon at an Illinois Airport Checkpoint

With the holidays upon us, it is important that persons do not inadvertently possess a weapon at an airport checkpoint. In Illinois, under 720 ILCS 5/29D-35.1, it is “unlawful for any person to board or attempt to board any commercial aircraft, knowingly having in his or her possession a firearm…” The law does not apply […]

Illinois Appellate Court Issues Major Decision for Intellectually Disabled Adult

Yesterday, the First District Illinois Appellate Court issued a major decision in People of the State of Illinois v. William Coty, 2018 IL App (1st) 162383, http://http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/Opinions/AppellateCourt/2018/1stDistrict/1162383.pdf,  that sentencing an intellectually disabled adult with an IQ score between 55 and 65 to 50 years in the penitentiary for predatory criminal sexual assault of a minor […]

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