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Stephen Komie

Stephen Komie

Komie & Associates
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Summary

Stephen M. Komie is the founder of Komie and Associates, and he has over 40 years of experience successfully representing clients in state, federal, and international trials and appeals. Mr. Komie is best known for high profile cases such as his defense of Sandra Fabiano for child abuse and John Carroccia for murder, which were widely reported in the Illinois media. He has helped numerous clients achieve victory in criminal and civil trials across Illinois and the United States.

Mr. Komie provides his clients with dedicated, tenacious defense against criminal charges, and he has won many landmark decisions, including the 1995 asset forfeiture case of U.S. v. $506,231.00. He has argued five separate cases before the Illinois Supreme Court, most recently winning a decision in the 2017 case of People v. Ringland against an Illinois state prosecutor who had created his own illegal investigative police squad.

Stephen Komie has been recognized with a number of honors and awards throughout his career. In 2015, he served as an ambassador for the Rededication of the Magna Carta in Runnymede, England to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of this important legal document. In 2006, he served as a delegate to The Hague Convention on International Child Abduction in The Hague, Netherland. He has been named as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers and the American Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Komie has served as a leader among lawyers throughout his career. He has been a member of the Illinois State Bar Association's Assembly since 1985, and he has served on the ISBA's Board of Governors for 18 years. He authored the Attorney's Bill of Rights, which was adopted by the Illinois Supreme Court. He continues to fight for people's rights through his involvement in organizations such as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

Education
National College for DUI Defense at Harvard Law School
(1992) Advanced Trial Techniques for DUI defense
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National College of Criminal Defense
(1977) Advanced Trial Practice
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DePaul College of Law
J.D. (1976)
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University of Arizona
M.A. (1971) | European History
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Allegations of Child Abuse in Custody Disputes and Visitation Battles
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
The Magna Carta: 800 Years of the Rule of Law,
Illinois Bar Journal
ISBA Legislation Proposed to Protect Attorney/Client Relationship
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
Little RICO Bill Should Not Be Passed
The Bar News
Little RICO in Illinois, The Case Against It
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
Awards
National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Award
National Trial Lawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyers Award
ATLA
Francis W. Parker School Alumni Service Award 2012
Francis W. Parker School
National Public Service Award
American Trial Lawyers Association
For Pro Bono Legal Representation of the Needle Exchange Program to Prevent the Spread of AIDS
ISBA Board of Governors Award
ISBA
For Advocating Individual Rights of Lawyers in Disciplinary Proceedings and for Services to the Bar, June 1991
AV Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyer
2004-2018
Leading Lawyer
Illinois Leading Lawyer
2015-2018
ISBA Certificate of Appreciation
ISBA
1986, 1990, 1991, 2001 and 2006
CBA Certificate of Appreciation,
CBA
1984 & 1987
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar # 1505181
Member
Current
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ISBA - Illinois State Bar Association
Chairman of Committee on Credentials and Member of By-Laws Committee
Current
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ISBA - Illinois State Bar Association
Member of the following committees: * Mandatory Continuing Legal Education, A.R.D.C. Committee * Chairman, Criminal Justice Section * Chairman, Committee on Professionalism * Family Law Committee * Mental Health Committee * Corrections and Sentencing Comm
Current
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ISBA - Illinois State Bar Association
Former member ISBA Young Lawyers Section, and participant in annual local Outreach Meetings sponsored by Young Lawyers Section
Current
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IBF - Illinois Bar Foundation
Former Director, Illinois Bar Foundation and elected IBF Pillar of the Profession
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Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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DuPage County Bar Association, Justinian Society, Women's Bar Association of Illinois
Member
Current
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Chicago Bar Association (CBA) Liaison to ABA Criminal Justice Section
Member & Liaison to ABA Criminal Justice Section
Current
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Criminal Justice Section Council
Elected Member
Current
Activities: Served on the Defense Function Committee of the Criminal Justice Section, and as Chair of the Small Firm and Solo Practitioner Committee, 1993-1995
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Illinois Attorneys For Criminal Justice
Founding Member
Current
Activities: Served on the Board of Directors and as the Parliamentarian of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Member NACDL CFAA Reform White Collar Crime Subcommittee, 2014
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) Legal Committee
Member
Current
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ABA Small Firm and Solo Practitioners and ISBA Judicial Compensation, Governance for the New Century, and Protection of the Public From the Unauthorized Practice of Law
Current
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International Bar Association (IBA) and Chairperson Family Law Section IBA
Member
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ISBA - Illinois State Bar Association
Elected member of the Assembly 1985-2019
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American Bar Association
Member
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ISBA - Illinois State Bar Association
Member
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ISBA - Illinois State Bar Association
Board of Governors 1992-2005, 2011-2017
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Chicago Lincoln American Inn of Court
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Task Force on Attorneys for Children
Chairman
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ISBA - Illinois State Bar Association
Secretary
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ISBA - Illinois State Bar Association
Treasurer
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois Supreme Court
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
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U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
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U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
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U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
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U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
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U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
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Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • International Law
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Appeals & Appellate
Additional Practice Area
  • Civil Litigation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Komie & Associates - Attorneys at Law
Contact & Map
Komie & Associates - Attorneys at Law
1 N. LaSalle St.
Suite 4200
Chicago, IL 60602
USA
Telephone: (312) 263-2800