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Morris A. Anyah is a top criminal defense and criminal appeals attorney in Chicago. He is a former Cook County prosecutor and war crimes attorney at The Hague. He is now one of the pre-eminent, “go to” lawyers when people search for a top-notch criminal defense or criminal appeals attorney in Chicago. He recently obtained an acquittal for a defendant charged with six counts of first degree murder, after a jury trial before the Circuit Court of Cook County, and he represented former Liberian president Charles Taylor at his war crimes trial in The Hague. Attorney Anyah 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 handles cases in state and Federal court in Chicago and elsewhere, and he founded his law firm with the objective of providing the highest quality of legal representation to persons charged with serious crimes, those appealing unfair and wrongful convictions, and those who have sustained injury due to abuse of power, or the negligence, recklessness, or willfulness of others. As a plaintiff’s personal injury and civil rights attorney in Chicago, he has filed suits and won significant monetary damages for his clients over several years of practice. He is admitted to the bars of several U.S. Federal and state court jurisdictions, including in Illinois, Washington, D.C., and Georgia. Call Attorney Anyah now at (312) 528-9022. You are one telephone call away from peace of mind! Law Office of Morris A. Anyah, LLC., 53 W Jackson Blvd #1264, Chicago, IL. 60604, https://anyahlaw.com.
Position Organization Location Duration
Legal Officer, Office of the ProsecutorUN International Criminal Tribunal for the Former YugoslaviaThe Hague, The Netherlands09/1999 - 12/2001
Attorney/ Legal Representative for VictimsInternational Criminal CourtThe Hague, The Netherlands08/2011 - 11/2012
Assistant State's AttorneyCook County State's Attorney's OfficeChicago, Illinois08/1996 - 09/1999
Attorney/ Lead Appeals CounselDefense of Former Liberian president Charles TaylorThe Hague, The Netherlands05/2012 - 09/2013
Attorney/ Co-CounselDefense of Former Liberian president Charles TaylorThe Hague, The Netherlands04/2007 - 04/2012
Attorney/ Trial lawyerAnyah and Associates, LLC.Morrow, Jonesboro, and Atlanta, GA04/2002 - 02/2007
Attorney/ Trial lawyerLaw Office of Morris A. Anyah, LLC.Chicago, Illinois01/2002 - now
School Degree Major Graduation
University of Dayton School of LawJD Law School1996  
University of Illinois at ChicagoMACriminal Justice1993
University of Illinois at ChicagoBACriminal Justice1991
State / Court Date
District of Columbia1998
Georgia1998
Illinois1996
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association;
    Member, Trial Bar,U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois;
    Member, Bar of the U.S District Court for the Central District of Illinois;
    Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit;
    Member, Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia;
    Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit;
    Member, Advisory Board, African Journal of Legal Studies
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers (2018)
    Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers (2017)
    Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers (2016)
    10 Best for Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys (2016);
    Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers (2015)
    Alumnus of the Year Award, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Criminology, Law and Justice (2015)
  • Appeals Judgment in the War Crimes Case against former Liberian President, Charles Taylor
    Attorney Morris A. Anyah served as the lead appeals counsel to former Liberian president Charles Taylor during his war crimes case at The Hague. The Prosecutor vs. Charles Ghankay Taylor, Judgment, Case No. SCSL-03-01-A, UN Special Court for Sierra Leone (Appeals Chamber), September 26, 2013, The Hague, The Netherlands.

  • “In Memoriam: Francis J. Conte," 36 University of Dayton Law Review 3: 295 - 297 (2011);

    "Balancing Rights of the Accused with Rights of Victims before the International Criminal Court" (Chapter 4) in The International Criminal Court in Search of its Purpose and Identity, Edited by Triestino Mariniello, (Routledge 2015).
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Morris A. Anyah is a top criminal defense and criminal appeals attorney in Chicago. He is a former Cook County prosecutor and war crimes attorney at The Hague with over 20 years' experience. Call Attorney Anyah now at (312) 528-9022. You are one telephone call away from peace of mind! Law Office of Morris A. Anyah, LLC., 53 W Jackson Blvd #1264, Chicago, IL. 60604, https://anyahlaw.com.

Fee: 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. Civil and civil rights cases – 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.

Service Type: Business

Language: English

Update Date: 2014-04-02

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