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James G. Dimeas
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence...
  • Illinois
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-Over 26 years of experience handling criminal cases in Cook County, DuPage County and Kane County, as well as federal courts as far away as Las Vegas.
-Rated “Superb”, the highest classification possible by AVVO, the organization that rates every attorney in the nation.
-Recognized as one of the "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers" by The National Trial Lawyers. This designation is only reserved for the “best of the best” and only for a very few distinguished attorneys.
-Named a "Best DWI Attorney" by Best DWI Attorney in 2017.
-Recognized as a "Top 20 Criminal Defense Attorney in Chicago" by Expertise.
-Recognized by The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys as a "10 Best in Illinois for Client Satisfaction."
-Published author having written Chapter 1 of a book that instructs lawyers how to properly and effectively represent criminal defendants charged with the crime of Identity Theft.
-Awarded the "Top 10 Attorney Award for the State of Illinois" by The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
J.D. (1992)
Loyola University Chicago
B.A. (1989)
Professional Experience
James G. Dimeas & Associates
- Current
Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer with 25 years of experience handling criminal cases in Cook County, DuPage County and Kane County.
Senior Partner
Legal Defenders, P.C.
Senior Partner
The Chicago Lawyers Group, P.C.
Palivos Law Firm, P.C.
Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Federal Trial Bar
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer In the State of Illinois For the Year 2018
American Society of Legal Advocates
Awarded to lawyers who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards. This award recognizes the exceptional legal talent and early promise among the next generation of great lawyers.
10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Recognizing excellence. Helping clients to make wise decisions. Selection criteria focus on attorneys who demonstrate the highest standard of Client Satisfaction.
Top 50 Criminal Defense Blogs And Websites by Criminal Defense Lawyers
Top 20 Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago
Best DWI Attorney
Best DWI Attorney
Top 75 Criminal Law Blogs for Criminal Lawyers
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
The Expired Meter Hero of the Month.
The Expired
Received award for exposing a fatal flaw in the Village of Palatine's Red Light Camera program which led to the dismissal of a red light camera ticket. In response the Village of Palatine forced to call a special meeting of the Village Board to change the red light camera ordinance.
Professional Associations
Northwest Suburban Bar Association
- Current
American Bar Association
- Current
Illinois State Bar Association
- Current
The National Academy Of Criminal Defense Attorneys
- Current
Chicago Bar Association # 46076
- Current
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
- Current
Activities: 10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction
The DuPage County Bar Association
- Current
The National Trial Lawyers-Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
7th Circuit
Federal Circuit
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Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • White Collar Crime
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Greek: Spoken, Written
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Websites & Blogs
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James G. Dimeas & Associates Website
Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog
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Contact & Map
James G. Dimeas & Associates-Main Office
120 W Golf Road
Suite 110
Schaumburg, IL 60195-3618
Telephone: (847) 807-7405
Cell: (312) 593-1769
Fax: (847) 654-6827