Category Archives: Firm News

Category Archives: Firm News

Speaking engagement on mental health issues and guardianship proceedings

It was my pleasure to have spoken to the Mental Health and Disability Committee of the Chicago Bar Association regarding the relationship between mental health law cases and guardianship proceedings. Although for some Cook County respondents, these cases may be mutually exclusive, for others there is a clear nexus in proceedings in the County Division […]

Lori G. Levin Moderates Panel on Cook County’s Mental Health Court

Yesterday, I moderated a continuing legal education program for the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois on Cook County’s Mental Health Court. The Honorable LeRoy K. Martin, Jr., Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division; The Honorable Lauren Edidin, Mental Health Court Judge, Second Municipal Division, and The Honorable Lawrence P. Fox (Ret.), Director of Specialty Courts, […]

2016 Leading Lawyer

I am honored and humbled to have been chosen once again an Illinois Leading Lawyer in the area of Criminal Defense: Felonies and Misdemeanors. This honor is one bestowed by my peers in the Illinois bar. Lori G. Levin Attorney at Law 180 N. LaSalle, Suite 3700 Chicago, IL 60601 [email protected] www.lorilevinlaw.com  

Spreading the Word on Juvenile Justice Developments

Yesterday, I was honored to discuss juvenile justice developments on WVON radio with host Cliff Kelley and University of Chicago Professor Randolph Stone. We discussed President Barack Obama’s Op Ed piece in the Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/barack-obama-why-we-must-rethink-solitary-confinement/2016/01/25/29a361f2-c384-11e5-8965-0607e0e265ce_story.html, where he announced the ban on solitary confinement of juveniles in federal custody. We also discussed the United States […]

Lori G. Levin Named as Illinois Super Lawyer Once Again

I am humbled and honored to have been selected again as an Illinois Super Lawyer in the field of Criminal Defense. I am grateful that I have received this accolade from my peers. The listing may be found at https://digital.superlawyers.com/superlawyers/ilslrs16?pg=40#pg40. It will also be available in print and as an insert in Chicago magazine. Lori […]

Yet Another Happy Client

It thrills me when my clients value my services. I work hard for them and it is always great to be appreciated. Here is another 5 star review that a client posted today: “Having a lawyer can really be a double-edged sword – chances are, the circumstances requiring you to retain a lawyer aren’t awesome. […]

Client receives relief in DCFS Administrative Appeal

Today, I received a decision that another of my clients won his administrative appeal challenging the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services’ finding of neglect. In this case, the administrative law judge found that the evidence did not support a finding that he had medically neglected his child.  He will be removed from DCFS’ […]

Another happy client

I am honored to receive this great new five star review: “Lori is a true professional. Lori will go out of her way to ensure you are comfortable and know at all times every available option to you as the client.” The review was posted on my firm Facebook page at www.facebook.com/chicagodefense and was from […]

New client testimonial

I am honored and humbled to have received this client testimonial: “I got a call in Key West, while my husband and I were on vacation, about my youngest child, 29-years old, living in Chicago. We knew she was struggling with mental illness, but she had always refused to get treatment. “This child had a […]

Lori G. Levin’s Law Office 6th Anniversary

Six years ago today, I started my private practice. I had left a rewarding career in public services, first as a prosecutor and then as Executive Director of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. When I started this law office, I never knew that this chapter of my professional life would be the most rewarding. […]

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