When you or your child are facing serious charges, you need an experienced defense attorney. LORI G. LEVIN is a forceful advocate for people facing charges in Criminal and Juvenile Court as well as those being investigated by the Department of Children and Family Services and/or appealing DCFS findings.
After a long career in public service, Lori opened her private practice in 2009. She has successfully defended persons in Criminal and Juvenile Court as well as in DCFS administrative appeals, not only in the Circuit Court of Cook County but also in the collar counties.
Lori spent many years as a prosecutor and supervisor with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, positions that have given her substantial insight into the inner workings of the criminal justice system and valuable knowledge to shape her defense tactics. The Governor of Illinois then appointed Lori to be the Executive Director of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, an agency dedicated to improving the Illinois criminal justice system. Today, as a Chicago and North Shore criminal defense attorney, Lori Levin passionately fights to secure justice for her clients.
In 2017, Lori received the Laureate Award by the Illinois Academy of Lawyers. The Academy honors lawyers who have established and maintained the highest principles of the profession as demonstrated by their pervasive record of service to the law and the public. In 2014, the Illinois State Bar Association awarded Lori the Matthew Maloney Tradition of Excellence Award. Lori has repeatedly been named both a Super Lawyer and a Leading Lawyer.
Lori has been very active in national, state, and local bar associations. She is a past President of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and a past Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Women and the Law, Mental Health Law Committee and its Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education. She serves as a long-time member of the ISBA’s Criminal Justice Council. She is a past Vice-Chair for Professional Development/CLE of the ABA’s Criminal Justice Section Council and a past Liaison to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession.
On March 9, 2021, Lori G. Levin was featured on The 1958 Lawyer podcast, moderated by Ron Bockstahler and Kirsten Mayfield of Amata Law Office Suites. Lori discussed her criminal justice issues as well as her long career as a prosecutor, state agency director, and now, criminal defense attorney. The podcast may be found on multiple platforms, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast episode may be found here.
For the convenience of her clients, Lori recently opened a second office in Northbrook.
Other office: 5 Revere Drive, #200, Northbrook, IL 60062
Other phone: (847) 224-5359