Edward David Johnson III

He was nominated to Superlawyers.com 2016 and  was named one of the “Top 10” Criminal Defense Lawyer under 40 in Illinois by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys 2014-2016 because of his success in his cases and his drive to help his clients.  Edward Johnson is a lawyer who genuinely cares about the well-being of his clients.  He graduated from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law.  Edward Johnson draws on his extensive experience, both here in the state of Illinois and his time in the Colorado criminal defense system.  His vast experience in the courtroom and the in-depth knowledge of federal and state criminal law has proven to be a winning combination for his clients’ legal defense. His ability to portray his defendants in a positive light and artfully present arguments that win over both judges and juries has repeatedly proven to be a winning strategy.

When Edward Johnson decides to take on a case, he not only commits to the client; he commits to the research, dedication, and tenacity required to pursue all legal avenues to ensure the best possible defense for all of his clients. Your life is too important to risk with just anyone. When you walk into the offices of Edward Johnson, know that you will be treated with respect and no judgment. Each client is assumed innocent until proven guilty and nowhere is that more true than with Edward. Edward’s goal is to make sure that you receive the best possible defense to solidify your rights and your dignity to the fullest extent of the law.

Fees: Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types: Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info
West Loop Office910 W Van Buren St,
Suite 2-S
Chicago, IL, 60607

Office (708) 606-4386
Fax (708) 442-0930

State Status Acquired Updated
IL Active And Authorized To Practice Law 2013 05/17/2016
CO Active 2013 06/16/2016

2016 SuperLawyers.com Selected To Rising Stars SuperLawyers 2016
Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 In Illinois National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys 2015
2015 Clients’ Choice Badge in DUI AVVO.com 2015
2015 Clients’ Choice Badge in Criminal Defense AVVO.com 2015
2015 BEST 10 UNDER 40 – Client Satisfaction American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys 2015
2014 Clients’ Choice Badge in Criminal Defense AVVO.com 2014
2014 Clients’ Choice Badge in DUI AVVO.com 2014
Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) National Conference of Bar Examiners 2013

Work experience
Trial Lawyer The Law Offices of Criminal Attorney Edward David Johnson III 2012 – Present
Student Attorney University Of Denver Law Clinic 2011 – 2012
Legal Intern Cook County Public Defender’s Office 2010 – 2011
Research Assistant University Of Denver Sturm College Of Law 2009 – 2010

DUI/Traffic Laws Law Certificate of Attendance 2013
DUI Statutory Summary Suspensions Law Certificate of Attendance 2013
University of Denver Sturm College of Law Law JD/MBA – Juris Doctorate and MBA 2012
Southern Illinois University School of Law Economics BS – Bachelor of Science 2006

Speaking engagements
ISBA Spring 2015: Full Seminar DUI and Traffic Law Updates 2015
THE ART OF WAR Discovery Methods in Criminal Cases 2014
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education DUI – ILLINOIS SECRETARY OF STATE ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS 2014
Fred Lane’s ISBA Trial Technique Institute Trial Techniques (Fall) 2014
Fred Lane’s ISBA Trial Technique Institute Trial Techniques (Spring) 2014
EXPUNGEMENT Illinois Criminal Records: Expungement and Other Relief 2014
Criminal Law Update: Full Package Criminal Law 2014
Civil Practice and Procedure Update – 2013: Full Seminar Civil Practice and Procedure 2014
Sentencing Considerations and Options in Impaired Driving Cases DUI 2013
ISBA Basic Skills- For Newly Admitted Attorneys: Full Seminar ISBA General MCLE 2013
Ethical Pitfalls for New Lawyers Ethics 2013

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