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Lori Levin

Lori Levin

Experienced criminal and juvenile lawyer
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Summary

For more than 30 years, Lori G. Levin has been a well-respected and successful litigator handling cases in the Illinois criminal and juvenile justice systems. She is a forceful, yet compassionate, advocate. Let her experience work for you.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Drug Offense Defense
  • Felony and misdemeanor defense
  • Robbery and Property Crime Defense
  • White Collar Crime Defense
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Professional Experience
Lori G. Levin, Attorney at Law
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Experienced attorney handling criminal and juvenile defense. Also experienced in civil and criminal mental health as well as guardianship issues. In addition to hands-on legal experience, numerous speaking engagements on criminal and juvenile justice, women's, elder law, and mental health topics.
Executive Director
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
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Directed state agency dedicated to improving criminal justice and oversaw a budget of more than $100 million in criminal justice grants and justice research. Chaired Illinois Integrated Justice Information Systems Implementation Board and served on various boards including Illinois Violence Prevention Authority, Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Council, ReDeploy Illinois (Juvenile Justice), and Governor’s Community Safety and Re-Entry Working Group
Supervisor, Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Division
Cook County State'a Attorney's Office
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Former Supervisor, Seniors and Persons with Disabilties Division of the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. Directed prosecution and investigation of white collar financial exploitation, violent crimes, abuse and neglect cases in the community and in long-term care facilitities. Supervised civil commitment and forced treatment of mentally ill persons in crisis. Over course of 20+ years at Cook County State's Attorney's Office tried more than 50 felony and civil jury trials. Have appeared in numerous divisions within the Circuit Court of Cook County including Criminal, Juvenile Justice, Child Protection, First Municipal, County, Probate and various suburban districts.
Education
Georgetown University Law Center
J.D.
Activities: Georgetown Criminal Justice Clinic.
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.S. | Journalism
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Awards
Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense
Super Lawyer
Chosen as Super Lawyer in the area of Criminal Defense 2015 and 2016. Previously chosen in 2005 while in government service.
Leading Lawyer in Criminal Defense
Leading Lawyer
Chosen by peers as Leading Lawyer in Criminal Defense in 2015 and 2016.
Matthew Maloney Tradition of Excellence
Illinois State Bar Association
This award is given to an attorney who is in solo or small firm practice for zealous advocacy and service to the profession and bar.
Professional Associations
Chicago Bar Association
Criminal Law Committee Member
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Womens Criminal Defense Bar Association
Member
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Illinois State Bar Association
Standing Committee on Women and the Law Member
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Activities: Helped coordinate and moderate continuing legal education programs on women and girls in the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Contributor to newsletter.
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Illinois State Bar Association
Criminal Justice Section Council Member
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Activities: Contributor to newsletter.
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Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Board of Managers
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Illinois State Bar Association
Chair, Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education
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Activities: Chair of committee that coordinates the continuing legal education programs for the Illinois State Bar Association.
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American Bar Association
Co-Chair, Legal Problems of the Elderly Committee, Criminal Justice Section
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Chicago Bar Association
Strategic Planning Committee Member
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American Bar Association
Chair/Co-Chair, Women in the Criminal Justice Community Committee
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Women's Bar Association of Illinois
President
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American Bar Association
Liaison from Criminal Justice Section to ABA Commission on Women
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American Bar Association/American Psychological Association Symposium on Psychology and Criminal Law, Washington, DC
Co-Chair
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American Bar Association
Vice-Chair for Professional Development/Continuing Legal Education, Criminal Justice Section
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American Bar Association
Assistant Secretary, Criminal Justice Section
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Websites & Blogs
Blog
Website
Legal Answers
42 Questions Answered

Q. I refused to take a breath test and lost my license for a year. How can I get it reinstated sooner?
A: Based on your question, it is unclear where you are in the process. Did your lawyer timely file a petition to rescind the summary suspension of your driver's license? If not, or it was withdrawn or you lost the hearing, did you apply to drive with a BAIID device or have you applied for a restricted driving permit? In other words, there may be ways to allow you to drive during the one year suspension. It also sounds like this was your first DUI but all of these questions should be discussed with experienced counsel. This statement was for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice nor establish an attorney-client relationship between the parties. Lori G. Levin Attorney at Law 180 N. LaSalle, Suite 3700 Chicago, IL 60601 312-972-3756 levin@lorilevinlaw.com www.lorilevinlaw.com
Q. I live in Illinois and I was arrested for dui. I took a fst but did not take a breath and I hadn't drank what can I do
A: Please contact an experienced Illinois criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. You are not only facing a misdemeanor charge but may have issues with your driving privileges. It is important to deal with the situation directly and quickly. Lori G. Levin Attorney at Law 180 N. LaSalle, Suite 3700 Chicago, IL 60601 312-972-3756 levin@lorilevinlaw.com www.lorilevinlaw.com
Q. Can a statement be thrown out?
A: Although a defendant's statement may be challenged by the filing of a motion to suppress statements, there is no guarantee that the court will, in fact, suppress the statement. There are a number of legal grounds that may be detailed in such a motion to determine whether or not Miranda rights were given and freely waived and whether or not the statement was voluntarily given. Please contact an experienced defense attorney to determine whether or not there is a viable motion to suppress and whether the strategy of your case would make pursuing such a motion a good idea. This posting is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice nor establish an attorney-client relationship between the parties. Lori G. Levin Attorney at Law 180 N. LaSalle, Suite 3700 Chicago, IL 60601 312-972-3756 levin@lorilevinlaw.com www.lorilevinlaw.com www.facebook.com/chicagodefense
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Attorney at Law
180 North LaSalle
Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60601
Telephone: (312) 972-3756
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