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In Cook County, attorneys Michael T. Norris and John W. Callahan put decades of experience to work, helping clients throughout Chicago, Schaumburg and all of Cook County fight criminal charges. We use diverse and complimentary skills to achieve the best possible results. Following are some of the reviews our clients have posted online about our services.

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Mike, John & Staff

Brilliant lawyering!

- R.P. & T.K.

Amazed

I was truly amazed!

- R.M.L. I

You saved us from the unthinkable

You saved us from the unthinkable, you touched me with your empathy and kindness. We want to thank you for all of the help, guidance, and patience you have shown us. You have helped us through what has been not only the most difficult time in our lives, but the lowest point also. Without you we would never have gotten through this.

- The A. Family

Your courage and hope got me through many times when my faith was faltering.

Our whole family is forever going to thank you and remember the gift you have given us this holiday season, not only his freedom, but the ability to finally be able to sleep again at night and have such a weight lifted from our shoulders that we can finally once again look forward to the future.

- M.

Finally got my license back

Thank you very much for all of your help. I finally got my license back.

-S.M.

Outstanding Legal Representation

John: Thank you so much for your outstanding legal representation in my unfortunate incident. I appreciate it! Thanks Again, A.B.

Words can't express the gratitude

Dear Mr. Mike Norris, It has been a pleasure to have you represent me on my case. Words can't express the gratitude me and my parents feel toward you for the ruling on November 30th. Thank you for your time, dedication, and brilliant lawyering. May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and Joyous New Year. Sincerely, T.C.

It could not have turned out any better.

Dear Mike, I just wanted to drop a note to you to thank you for all you did to direct the process of my son case. It could not have turned out any better. I see the responsibility that is taking for his action and his determination to follow through on his financial community service requirements. Have a wonderful day and thanks again! K.S.

I was completely lost and you saved us.

Dear John, It was clear to me at our first meeting that you are an extraordinary person. I was completely lost and you saved us. I know how different the outcome would have been without you. You took away that awful "all is lost" feeling I had and then worked your magic to achieve an outcome better than we could have hoped. I knew we were lucky to find you. When I asked you for advice when T.M. needed help, you again went "above and beyond"… including attending court with him and straightening out the entire mess. I recently learned that you never charged T. for your time and efforts. That was very kind of you and I'm sure T. appreciates it as well. It would give me great pleasure if you would accept the enclosed gift certificate as a token of my appreciation for all you have done. Please take your wife for a special dinner at Wildfire (my personal favorite) or whatever LEYE restaurant you prefer. Thank you and enjoy! Warm regards, K. P.S. I promise to only send paying client to you in the future.

-K.

Outstanding Legal Representation

Mr. Norris: Thanks again for everything to you and John. I thank you for believing in me and the many trips you made on the highway. I encountered some difficulties in getting my privileges restored on the military base. After several attempts, I wrote a letter to my Congressman. I received an immediate telephone call, and in two days, all was well. At first, I wasn't sure if I wanted to go back on base, but after taking a look, I discovered everything new and everyone working is new. I still have my YMCA membership. Thanks much and God Bless, J.W.

You Saved us from the Unthinkable

I will never be able to express to you the gratitude that I feel for what you did for me, R., and my children. You saved us from the unthinkable, you touched me with your empathy and kindness and I pray that R. will make us all proud.

You have helped us stay together as a family

We want to thank you for all of the help, guidance, and patience you have shown us. You have helped us through what has been not only the most difficult time in our lives, but the lowest point also. Without you we would never have gotten through this. You have helped us stay together as a family and we are even starting to see light at the end of the tunnel. For this we will never be able to thank you enough. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you both. The A.'s.

I was truly amazed.

I hope you will accept this small token of my appreciation for all of your time, hard work and talent concerning J.'s case. I was truly amazed. I have never experienced anything quite like that and I hope I will never again personally. It is a great relief to have that behind us. Sincerely, R.M.L.

Thank you for always being there when we needed you.

Over the years you have given me treasures that money cannot buy. Your thoughtfulness and kindness, sympathetic words and cheerful smile have helped me get through when I was filled with doubt and fear. Thank you for always being there when we needed you. Your courage and hope got me through many times when my faith was faltering. You are in my prayers each day. -A.B.

You did not let me down

Just saying thank you cannot really express how much we appreciate what you have done for us. Our whole family is forever going to thank you and remember the gift you have given us this holiday season, not only F.'s freedom, but the ability to finally be able to sleep again at night and have such a weight lifted from our shoulders that we can finally once again look forward to the future and be able to plan for the future again. Also, I wanted to say thank you for giving me the ability to trust in someone's word again and not letting me down. I have not trusted anyone in a long, long time and you did not let me down M., you came through. Thank you, Maria

You taught me a few things

Even though I was not pleased with the outcome, I did enjoy trying the above-captioned case against you this morning and afternoon. You taught me a few things about impeachment and also about the importance of using transcripts of pretrial motions as part of my preparation of witnesses. Despite that observation I am not too sure 200 hours of preparation would have helped my particular witness keep his facts straight. The man was able to setup the predicate, but also the man was unable to maintain it. Good job. Sincerely, M.H., Assistant State's Attorney

Thanks for all of your help

Thanks for all of your help this past year with R.'s case. I do not know how we would have made it without your guidance and concern. -The L.'s

Thanks again and I hope I do not need you in the future.

Thank you so much for all of the help you have given B. with his case. We appreciate it very much. Hopefully he learned from this experience. Again, thank you and I hope I do not need you in the future. Ha-ha! Sincerely, P.M.

Thanks for the great job you did as my lawyer

Just wanted to extend warm thanks for the great job you did as my lawyer. I hope I do not ever require your services again, but in the (hopefully) unlikely chance that I do, I will be rest assured that I will be in good hands. Jose

Yahoo Local Review

Very Understanding

August 1, 2005

trust, confident: very good info on lawyers , felt good and confident using them ,very understanding.

-Charlotte C

Avvo Review

He handled my case like a true professional

July 26, 2010
Joe, a DUI client

I was referred to John by a friend who had used him before and was totally satisfied with his services. From the start, he handled my case like a true professional, swiftly and the outcome he was able to achieve, well surpassed my expectations.