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Morris Anyah

Morris Anyah

Top Chicago criminal defense and criminal appeals attorney
  • Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate, Personal Injury...
  • DC, Georgia, Illinois
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Morris A. Anyah is a top Chicago criminal defense attorney, criminal appeals lawyer, and civil rights attorney. He is a former Cook County prosecutor and war crimes attorney at The Hague. He is now the pre-eminent, “go to” lawyer when people in the Chicago area search for a criminal defense attorney, a criminal appeals attorney, a civil rights attorney, or a personal injury lawyer. He is a trial lawyer with a reputation for excellence and he brings a wealth of experience (over 20 years) and skill to the cases that he handles. He founded his law firm with the objective of providing the highest quality of legal representation to persons charged with serious crimes, or those who have sustained serious personal injury due to the negligence, recklessness, or willfulness of others. He recently obtained an acquittal for a defendant charged with six counts of first degree murder, after a jury trial in Chicago, and he represented former Liberian president Charles Taylor at his war crimes trial in The Hague between 2007 and 2013. As a plaintiff’s personal injury and civil rights attorney, he has filed suits and won significant monetary damages for his clients over several years of practice. Call Attorney Morris Anyah now (312) 528-9022 for a free consultation. You are one telephone call away from peace of mind!

University of Dayton School of Law
J.D. (1996) | Law
Honors: CALI Award for excellent achievement in Judeo-Christian Ethics, University of Dayton School of Law (1996); CALI Award for excellent achievement in Jurisprudence, University of Dayton School of Law (1995)
University of Illinois - Chicago
M.A. (1993) | Criminal Justice
Honors: Phi Kappa Phi (1993)
University of Illinois - Chicago
B.A. (1991) | Criminal Justice
Honors: Dean's List
Professional Experience
Legal Officer
Office of the Prosecutor, United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), The Hague, The Netherlands
Worked in the appeals and trial sections of the Office of the Prosecutor. Worked on trial war crimes cases in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in Croatia. Briefed and argued in three genocide cases on appeal before the the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), including the genocide case against former Rwandan prime minister, Jean Kambanda.
Assistant State's Attorney
Cook County State's Attorney's Office
Served in the Criminal Appeals Division, Juvenile Justice Bureau, and Criminal Prosecutions Bureau. Wrote numerous appellate briefs and argued four cases before the Illinois Appellate Court, First Judicial District, Chicago.
Speaking Engagements
“Making Space for ‘Ethics’ in the Investigation and Prosecution of International Crimes,”, American Bar Association Fall Meeting, Section of International Law, London, England
American Bar Association
“Victims’ Participation in the Kenyan Cases before the ICC,”, Supranational Criminal Law Lectures Series, T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands
T.M.C. Asser Institute
“Lawyers’ Immunity before International Criminal Jurisdiction,”, Paris Bar Meeting, Paris, France
Paris Bar
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Accredited Business BBB Rating: A
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
10 Best for Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Alumnus of the Year
University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Criminology, Law and Justice
CALI Award for excellent achievement – Judeo-Christian Ethics
University of Dayton School of Law
CALI Award for excellent achievement – Jurisprudence
University of Dayton School of Law
Phi Kappa Phi
University of Illinois at Chicago
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
7th Circuit
11th Circuit
  • Free Consultation
    We do not charge a fee for your initial consultation with us.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover - including debit cards; Square, PayPal, Bank wire transfer
  • Contingent Fees
    Not in criminal cases, but only for civil and civil rights cases. For civil and civil rights cases – there are no fees to you, unless we recover. Once we take on your case, we will only charge and collect legal fees, if we prevail and recover monetary damages on your behalf.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Initial Consultation – No charge Criminal Cases – We charge a fixed, flat amount. The amount is calculated at the beginning of the attorney-client relationship, depending on the complexity of your case. It is a fixed amount that will not change while we are handling your case. We also work out payment plans with some clients, as well as accept cash bond refunds towards payment of legal fees.
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Dutch: Spoken
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Law Office of Morris A. Anyah, LLC
Contact & Map
Law Office of Morris A. Anyah, LLC.
53 W. Jackson Blvd., Ste. 1264
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: (312) 528-9022
Fax: (312) 528-9020