Brendan graduated one semester early from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he was an Associate Editor of the Children’s Legal Rights Journal and a member of the National Health Law Moot Court team. After serving as a prosecutor for nearly five years, Brendan founded his own practice, limiting his litigation to criminal, juvenile and related matters to ensure the highest quality service possible.
Today, Brendan represents individuals with authority. As a criminal defense attorney, he believes there is no ‘one-size-fits all’ approach to effectively litigating against the government.
Every case is different, and no case outcome can be predicted without a lawyer doing the work necessary to achieve the best result for the client. Below is a sample of Brendan’s results in previous cases.
State of Illinois v. MW
MW was arrested with her young child in the car and charged with DUI. Following a trial, the State’s evidence could not show that at the time MW was impaired. As a result, MW was found not guilty of DUI and suffered no revocation of her driving privileges. Her driving privileges remained valid and she was not ordered to take alcohol classes.
United States v. KB
KB was charged with taking money that did not belong to her. Taking responsibility for her actions, KB faced a statutory maximum of 30 years in prison. Following a sentencing hearing, KB was sentenced to two (2) days in custody. As a result of a successful sentencing hearing, KB was out of custody in a matter of hours.
Investigation of AG
A Winnebago County criminal investigation began and the suspect was notified. The possible penalty range for the suspect would have been up to 30 years in prison on each count if charged. After submitting to a polygraph investigation and providing additional evidence to the investigators, it became clear that the State would not likely be able to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. Police reviewed the suspect’s case with prosecutors and no charges were filed. As a result of effective, proactive representation, the suspect was never charged with a crime.
State of Illinois v. RS
RS’ driving privileges had been suspended as a result of a DUI and he was arrested for driving on a suspended driver’s license. After an investigation, Brendan determined the only reason RS’s driving privileges remained suspended was due to an unpaid reinstatement fee to the Secretary of State. The case was dismissed. This driver did not face any jail time or fines as a result of this arrest.
State of Illinois v. PP
PP, a commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder, was accused of swerving on a highway to avoid an object. After presenting evidence for the reason for the motorist’s maneuver, as well as a clean driving history, the case was dismissed. This CDL driver did not jeopardize his current or future ability to operate commercial vehicles.
In re: MM
MM was taken from her mother’s custody as a result of DCFS’s failure to perform basic investigation into the child’s medical history. The State filed a neglect petition seeking to make the child a ward of the court. Following a cursory investigation, Brendan provided relevant information to the State to demonstrate that MM had received appropriate medical care. The case was dismissed and MM returned to her mother’s care. MM and her mother did not have to spend any additional time apart from one another.
In re: SB
SB was taken from his father’s custody as a result of DCFS’ failure to perform basic investigation into the child’s whereabouts. A babysitter had taken the child to the police station and dropped the child off deciding that she was finished for the day despite the parents’ having arranged for her to care for the child until they were off work. The police contacted DCFS who took the child into protective custody after DCFS claimed to have attempted to contact the parents. The State filed a neglect petition seeking to make the child a ward of the court. The case was dismissed and SB returned to her parents’ care. SB and her parents did not have to spend any additional time apart from one another.
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If you are currently facing legal action against you or believe charges are imminent, it’s important to act now. Brendan will assist you by establishing your legal case and aggressively pursuing all evidence of your innocence. For answers to your specific questions, please call or text 815-714-9508 for your free consultation, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.