Salim John Sheikh



Chicago Personal Injury & Criminal Defense Attorney Sal Sheikh has a  reputation of excellence in providing smart, sensible, and cost-effective legal solutions to his clients.

“I serve a wide range of clientele from all socioeconomic backgrounds. Every client relationship is valued greatly and treated with dignity and respect. Each client benefits from the depth and breadth of my representation.”

If you would like honest, “real world” solutions to your Criminal Defense Case or Personal Injury Claim, contact my office for a consult. My rates are reasonable and I am accessible to my clients.

I was born in Torrance, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, in 1977. I have been a resident of Chicago since 2007. My relationship with Chicago goes farther back however, as I have many relatives here and I would visit with them during my Christmas or Summer vacations while in school. My maternal Grandparents called Chicago home for many decades.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Payment
Fees: Hourly ($200-500/hour), contingent (25-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types: Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info
542 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 510
Chicago, IL, 60605

Office (312) 532-8554

License
State Status Acquired Updated
IL Active And Authorized To Practice Law 2009 08/12/2009

Awards
Rising Star SuperLawyers 2016
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 American Society of Legal Advocates 2015
Top 10 Attorney Under 40 National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys 2015
Clients’ Choice Award Avvo 2015
10 Best Attorneys Illinois American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys 2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers 2015
Premier 100 American Academy of Trial Attorneys 2015
Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers 2015
Rising Star SuperLawyers 2015
Top 10 Under 40 National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys 2015
Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers 2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers 2014
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 American Society of Legal Advocates 2014
Top 10 Under 40 National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys 2014
10 Best Attorneys Illinois American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys 2014
Clients’ Choice Award Avvo 2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers 2013
Clients’ Choice Award Avvo 2013
Clients’ Choice Award Avvo 2012
Distinguished Service Award San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program 2006
Wiley W. Manuel – Pro Bono Legal Services California State Bar 2006

Work experience
President The Law Offices of Sal Sheikh 2009 – Present
Board of Directors SANAH Investment Group Inc. 2011 – 2011
Associate The Law Offices of Richard S. Cohan 2007 – 2009
Clerk The Law Offices of John Iacona 2007 – 2007
Attorney Recruiter Erickson Consulting LTD. 2007 – 2007
Clerk Law Offices of J. Douglas Jennings Jr. 2006 – 2006
Clerk Castle, Petersen & Krause 2006 – 2006
Intern San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program 2004 – 2006
Mediator South San Diego County Courthouse – Chula Vista 2003 – 2003
Clerk Patenaude & Felix 2003 – 2003
Clerk American Legal Support Services Inc. 2003 – 2003
Legal Consultant Oceanside Marketplace & Business Center 2002 – 2012
Director – Penal Law Project Community Legal Information Center – Chico, Ca 2000 – 2001
Director Butte County Jail Law Project 1999 – 2000
Legal Intern CLIC – Penal Law Project 1998 – 2000

Education
California State University, Chico Political Science BA – Bachelor of Arts N/A
US Army Field Artillery School MOS 13B M109A6 Cannon Crewmember N/A
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor N/A

Speaking engagements
6th Annual 6th District Mock Trial Competition Evaluator 2015
Illinois State Bar Association High School Mock Trial Invitational Judge 2014
Cook County Expungement Summit Expunge & Seal Criminal Records 2014
Women Everywhere Expunge or Sealing Criminal Records 2013
Free Legal Clinic Criminal Defense/Landlord Tenant 2012
Planning for the Future Estate Planning 2011

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