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Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer
Chicago Office:
20 N Clark Street
Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60602
10024 Skokie Boulevard
Suite 210
Skokie, ​IL ​60077
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A Skilled Chicago Defense Lawyer Who Understands 720 ILCS


When you’re choosing a Chicago criminal defense attorney, you want and need the best. You want someone who understands the nuances and details of the law in Cook County and the state of Illinois. You want someone who is on your side and committed to you and your case. Someone who will walk you through every step of the judicial process, dispensing invaluable legal advice. Someone who doesn’t forget that you’re a person. And someone who will aggressively defend your case to provide you with the best possible outcome.


Chicago attorney Andrew M. Weisberg proudly exhibits all of those qualities and more. His prior experience prosecuting felonies as a Cook County prosecutor means Mr. Weisberg understands both sides of 720 ILCS statutes and will bring that comprehensive knowledge to the courtroom. With his passion for criminal defense, he will be a true champion for your rights – from beginning to end.

Why You Need a Former Prosecutor as Your Cook County Criminal Attorney


When it comes to choosing a criminal defense attorney, it’s important that they have an in-depth, thorough understanding of the statutes related to your case. In Illinois, all criminal charges are under 720 ILCS statutes. It’s also important that your attorney anticipates and plans for what the prosecution will bring into the courtroom. Who can do this better than a former prosecutor in Cook County?


Andrew M. Weisberg will use all of his insider knowledge of prosecution tactics and strategies along with his criminal defense expertise to provide you with the most complete defense possible. Because he’s been on both sides of the courtroom, Mr. Weisberg has the upper hand in building a defense that will obtain the most favorable results.


Why Should You Contact Chicago Criminal Lawyer Andrew M. Weisberg?


Getting charged with a crime in Chicago is serious business. If you’re convicted for a criminal charge, not only will you face severe consequences, but your conviction will follow you around for life.


If you choose to represent yourself, you may be putting your case at a disadvantage. Even if you thoroughly plan your defense, you may not be fully prepared for the legal curveballs thrown at you to properly defend your innocence. The law can be complicated and overwhelming to figure out and you have to have an in-depth understanding of the 720 ILCS statutes to know what you’re up against.


If you’re convicted while representing yourself, you could be punished with fines, probation, community service, counseling, a criminal record, or incarceration. Additionally, a criminal record can impact your employment, your future career and education opportunities, and your reputation.


That’s why you need to contact Andrew M. Weisberg today. He will use his experience and expertise to look at all the details of your case and explore every option available to reduce or dismiss the charges against you.


A Seasoned Criminal Attorney Who Provides an Aggressive Defense to Cook County Clients


Andrew M. Weisberg is dedicated to providing an aggressive defense to every client who walks through his doors. Because he believes that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, Mr. Weisberg won’t skimp on any aspect of your defense.


With Mr. Weisberg as your criminal defense attorney, you can be assured that you’re in good hands. He will give your case the personal attention it demands by carefully listening to and examining the facts and specifics of your case. He may be able to prove that law enforcement violated your rights or made a procedural error. He may be able to show that the prosecution doesn’t have enough evidence to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Or he may be able to show the court that you didn’t actually commit a crime. He is able to do this because he understands exactly how the 720 ILCS statute governing your charge can be interpreted and used to your benefit.


No matter what the circumstances of your case are, Mr. Weisberg will be your advocate in and out of the courtroom. Not only will he work tirelessly to put all of his expertise into your defense, but he will also assure you and keep you informed about what’s happening every step.



A Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer Experienced in Defending Various Criminal Charges


In Cook County and Illinois, you can face a variety of criminal charges and sometimes even multiple charges in order for prosecutors to obtain a conviction. Andrew M. Weisberg has experience defending his clients against all kinds of charges and possesses an in-depth knowledge of the criminal statutes attached to them. Mr. Weisberg’s areas of practice include cases involving the following statutes:

If you or someone you love has been arrested and is facing a criminal charge, your case is not helpless. Andrew M. Weisberg will help you understand the statutes you are up against and the associated penalties so that you can fight them head on.


Contact a Top Cook County Criminal Lawyer with a Reputation for Excellence


At the end of the day, Andrew M. Weisberg judges his level of success by how satisfied his clients are with the outcome of their case. But they are not the only ones who have praised his abilities.


He has been named as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers organization and has won Clients’ Choice Awards from Avvo in both 2012 and 2015. Additionally, his Avvo rating is 10/10 – the highest possible rating – and he boasts a 5-star client rating – also the highest that the site allows.


When you contact the Chicago office of criminal defense attorney Andrew M. Weisberg, you will be invited to set up a free consultation for your case. This confidential consultation will give you the opportunity to present the details of your case so that Mr. Weisberg can explain the nuances of the statute or statutes involved and what you are up against.


If Mr. Weisberg agrees to take on your case, you can be confident and trust that you will get the best defense possible. It pays to work with a qualified, knowledgeable, experienced attorney who knows and understands both sides of the law in Cook County and Illinois.


Contact Andrew M. Weisberg today by emailing, calling 773-985-4519, or filling out our free online case review form.


Award Name Grantor Date Granted
Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers 2015
A+Rating Better Business Bureau 2014
Certificate of Completion – Defending IL Death Penalty Cases State Appellate Defender 2010
Certificate of Completion – Capital Litigation Training Lake County Bar Association 2008

Work Experience

Title Company Name Duration
Partner Law Offices of Andrew M. Weisberg 2006 – Present
Attorney Paul B. Episcope, LLC 2005 – 2006
Attorney Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP 2004 – 2005
Prosecuting Attorney Cook County State Attorney’s Office 2001 – 2004
Felony Review Assistant Cook County State Attorney’s Office 2001 – 2002
Adjunct Professor Robert Morris College 1998 – 2000
Prosecuting Attorney Will County State’s Attorney’s Office 1996 – 2001
Legal Intern – Appeals Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office 1995 – 1995
Legal Intern – Felony Courtroom Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office 1994 – 1994


Association Name Position Name Duration
Federal Trial Bar Member 2006 – Present
Capital Litigation Trial Bar Member 2001 – Present
Illinois State Bar Association Member 1996 – Present

Legal cases

Case Name Outcome
People v. John Doe (confidential) All charges dismissed and case expunged.
People v. John Doe (confidential) Client Facing 120 years for rape – No jail time.
People v. M.M. (Confidential) Not Guilty on All Charges


Publication Name Title Date
Sun Times Criminal Sexual Abuse 2013
89 WLS Criminal Sexual Abuse 2013
Time Out Chicago (Quoted in Article) Shoplifting in Chicago 2012 Jury Trial or Bench Trial 2011 Chicago Criminal Defense Law of Accountability 2011
Chicago Tribune $700,000 bond for man held in woman’s death 2003


School Name Major Degree Graduated
University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law Law Juris Doctorate 1996
University of Illinois Political Science BA – Bachelor of Arts 1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference Name Title Date
John Marshall American Inn of Court Mock Trial Judge 2002
Trial Competition Mock Trial Judge 2001
Robert Morris College Adjunct Instructor – Various Legal Classes 2000
Speech to Will County Seniors Preventing Elder Scams 1999
Robert Morris College Adjunct Instructor – Various Legal Classes 1999
Robert Morris College Adjunct Instructor – Various Legal Classes 1998