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Criminal Defense Attorney Serving the Greater Chicago Area

An Attorney Who is Great to Have on Your Side

Mike Byrne is highly experienced, personable and competitive with over 25 years of experience trying hundreds of criminal and traffic cases. Mike began as a public defender and quickly rose to the elite murder task force prior to entering private practice 20 years ago where he is highly respected by his peers, prosecutors, and judges. Mike has achieved the highest rating Matindale-Hubbell awards for legal ability when anonymously rated by other lawyers and judges.

Below Michael T. Byrne, Attorney explains wise procedures to take immediately when you are pulled over for DUI (video 2 of 2 on DUI advice)


Michael T. Byrne, Attorney relates summary and anecdotal experiences defending DUI, traffic and general defense cases (video 1 of 2 on DUI advice)


See video Transcripts here. 

My Philosophy:


Preparation every case whether it is a dui or murder requires preparation.  Through subpoenas, filing motions and thoroughly investigating the case the defendant has the best chance to win or negotiate a case from a position of strength.  I believe that once a case is fully prepared it is the lawyers job to honestly assess the risks going forward and the clients job to choose how to proceed.  (bench trial, jury trial or plea)


Personal Attention On criminal and traffic cases personal representation is optimal.  Having a client passed from associate to associate does clients a disservice.  I personally represent all my clients, to insure that nothing falls between the cracks.




Qualifications: has a rating system with three possible ratings for legal ability and ethics.  Lawyers and judges are surveyed to arrive at each individuals rating.  I received the highest rating for both categories legal ability and ethics. 


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Mike has achieved the highest rating.....

Practice Areas: Criminal Law; Driving While Intoxicated; Drug Crimes; Felonies; Homicide; Sexual Assault; Traffic Violations; Probation Violations


Admitted: 1982, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois


Education: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (B.S., 1978); John Marshall Law School (J.D., 1981)


Bar Association Memberships: Chicago and DuPage County Bar Associations.


Born: Evanston Illinois, December 9, 1956


ISLN: 908618352




DUI attorney    See Michael T Byrne, esq. at | Nav Map | 115 West 55th Street, Suite 400; Clarendon Hills, Illinois 60514