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Joseph M. Laraia

Joseph M. Laraia

Attorney Joseph Laraia
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Family Law...
  • Illinois
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A trusted and highly experienced attorney, Joseph M. Laraia is a representative in the courts of DuPage, Kane, and Will Counties in Illinois. Mr. Laraia has been a trial attorney for more than 48 years and takes pride in serving clients in both criminal and civil cases. When Mr. Laraia first started our law firm back in 1966, attorneys had to be versatile enough to represent clients in all types of legal cases. Because of this experience, he has been successful in cases ranging from traffic violations to capital murder, as well as in family law and business litigation.
Experience Makes a Difference
Joseph M. Laraia has practiced in the Illinois State Courts in DuPage, Cook, Kane, and Will Counties, as well as the Federal District Court in Chicago for over 48 years. He is one of the most recognized and honored attorneys in DuPage County, having been recognized by his peers on the local, state, and national levels. He has been successful in cases that include both criminal litigation and civil litigation that range from capital murder cases to civil, family law, and business and public issue litigation.

Prior to starting our firm in 1966, Mr. Laraia was a prosecutor with the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office and became chief of the felony division, which prosecuted everything from felony theft to capital murder. After leaving the State's Attorney's Office, Mr. Laraia has taken pride in defending individuals charged with criminal offenses and has represented individuals and corporations in a wide variety of civil litigation that ranges from divorce and family law matters to business and other litigation. His experience and background is extensive and varied.

Northwestern University School of Law
J.D. (1962)
DePauw University
B.A. (1959)
Professional Experience
Laraia & Whitty Attorneys at Law
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Laraia & Laraia, P.C. - Attorneys at Law
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Professional Associations
DuPage County Bar Association
Past President 1979-1980, "Man of the Year Award" 1979-1980, Past Chairman of the Criminal Law, Judiciary, Entertainment Court Facilities Committees
Illinois State Bar Association
Academy of Illinois Lawyers Laureate Award, Past Member of the Criminal Law Committee
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Illinois Association of Ctriminal Defense Lawyers
DuPage County Criinal Defense Lawyers Association
Past President
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
DuPage County Justinial Society of Lawyers
Founding Member & Past President
DuPage County Inns of Court
DuPage County Bar Association
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Federal District Court of the Northern District of Illinois
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Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
Additional Practice Areas
  • Contracts and Agreements law
  • Litigation
  • Violent Crime
  • Estate & Trust Litigation
  • Felonies
  • Expungement
  • Auto Accidents
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Child Support
  • Guardianship
  • Parentage
  • Allocation of Parental Responsibilities
  • Post Judgment Enforcement and Modifications
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Laraia & Whitty Attorneys at Law
1761 South Naperville Rd.
Suite 201
Wheaton, IL 60189
Telephone: (630) 690-6800