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Michael O'Meara | Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Michael O’Meara is a Chicago criminal defense lawyer with more than 20 years of legal experience. He is passionate about helping people accused of crimes to obtain the best possible results in their cases.

O’Meara is an Illinois native and graduate of The John Marshall Law School who has focused much of his career on criminal cases in and around the greater Chicago area. O’Meara grew up in suburban Chicago in a family of lawyers who instilled in him the values and work ethic he has carried into his criminal defense practice.
Position Organization Location Duration
OwnerO'Meara Law LLCPresent
Assistant State's AttorneyCook County State's Attorney's Office1994-1998
711 Law ClerkCook County State's Attorney's Office1994
School Degree Major Graduation
John Marshall Law SchoolJ.D. Law SchoolN/A  
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoJuris DoctorLaw1994
Boston CollegeBachelor of ArtsEnglish1990
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Illinois1994
  • Better Business Bureau        Member        2016 - Present
    American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys        Member        2016 - Present
    National College of DUI Defense        Member        2016 - Present
    Chicago Bar Association        Member        2016 - Present
    Northwest Suburban Bar Association Member 2016 - Present
  • 10 Best" 2016 Client Satisfaction - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
    Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers - The National Trial Lawyers
    A+ Rating - Better Business Bureau
  • DUI
    Practice Area: DUI and DWI
    Outcome: Not Guilty
    Description: People of IL. v. M.B. – In Cook County, the client was facing a second DUI charge with a breathalyzer result over double the legal limit. Result: Mr. O’Meara argued that the arrest was illegal and called the arresting Sergeant to the stand and questioned him about how the arrest was handled. After the contested hearing, the judge agreed with Mr. O’Meara and threw out all the evidence based on an illegal arrest. Thus, the court granted the motion to quash and the State’s Attorney was forced to dismiss the case.

  • DUI
    Practice Area: DUI and DWI
    Outcome: Not Guilty
    Description: People of IL. v. M.B. – In Cook County, the client was facing a second DUI charge with a breathalyzer result over double the legal limit. Result: Mr. O’Meara argued that the arrest was illegal and called the arresting Sergeant to the stand and questioned him about how the arrest was handled. After the contested hearing, the judge agreed with Mr. O’Meara and threw out all the evidence based on an illegal arrest. Thus, the court granted the motion to quash and the State’s Attorney was forced to dismiss the case.

    Battery
    Practice Area: Criminal defense
    Outcome: Not Guilty
    Description: People v. L.N. and A.S. – In Cook County, both clients were charged with battery causing bodily harm after allegedly punching, kicking and beating a person with a lead pipe. The alleged victim sustained severe facial and head injuries that required numerous stitches as well as major dental work to replace several teeth. Neither of Mr. O’Meara’s client’s suffered an injury. An independent eyewitness testified that she saw the client’s beat the alleged victim without being provoked. Result: After a bench trial that included 7 witnesses, the judge found Mr. O’Meara’s clients not guilty of the charges based on self defense.

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