John Callahan

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Attorney John W Callahan

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. You may also never get a second chance to preserve your freedom if faced with criminal or DUI charges. If you are currently facing criminal charges, contact the law offices of John W. Callahan to protect you, your rights and your freedom.

Our office provides 24-hour phone coverage to handle your inquiries regardless of the hour. Every citizen has the right to have an attorney present during communications with authorities and you are no exception. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your case with you and working with you to insure a successful tomorrow.

We have achieved not guilty verdicts or a dismissal of charges in cases such as murder, armed robbery, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, aggravated battery, possession with the intent to deliver kilogram quantities of controlled substances and other major criminal charges.

Attorney John W. Callahan handles cases throughout the entire Chicago area, including Schaumburg, Naperville, Hoffman Estates, Des Plaines, Wheaton, Oak Brook, Elmhurst,  Addison, Lisle, Oak Park, Tinley Park, Barrington, Arlington Heights, Park Ridge and Skokie.

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Put our legal experience and knowledge in your corner to fight and win your battles. You need the law offices of John W. Callahan to help you resolve your legal battles.

If you are in need of legal assistance, do not hesitate to call our offices for a free consultation. We possess the knowledge, experience and game plan necessary to protect you and your freedom. You will not get the opportunity for a second chance.

We invite you to review our credentials, the results we have obtained, and some common questions about criminal law. We encourage you to contact us right away. At John W. Callahan, Ltd., you will receive the experienced, aggressive representation you need to overcome criminal charges.

Locations: Schaumburg, Illinois; Naperville, Illinois; Chicago, Illinois
Phone: 847-517-4136
Fax: 630-592-8839

Email: E-Mail Me

Areas of Practice

  • DUI/DWI
  • Criminal Defense Law
  • License Reinstatement 

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois Bar, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2002

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. – 1997
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
    • B.S. – 1992
    • Major: Advertising

Classes/Seminars

  • Fourth Amendment Search and Seizure Law, College of the Chicago Art Institute

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Du Page County Bar Association
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • MENSA

Past Employment Positions

  • Michael T. Norris, Attorney, 1997 – 2002

Ancillary Businesses

  • Manufacturing/Business Efficiency Consultant

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Kappa Psi

Recent Blog Posts

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    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 im...
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    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...
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    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 bett...
  • 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!
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    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 rest assured that I will be in good hands.
  • 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...
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    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.
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    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 w...
  • 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 ...
  • Outstanding Legal Representation

    John: Thank you so much for your outstanding legal representation in my unfortunate incident. I appreciate it! Thanks Again.
  • 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 w...
  • 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 a...
  • 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...
  • 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 t...
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  • He handled my case like a true professional

    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.
  • Finally got my license back

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

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