Howard Jay Wise

Attorney Howard J. Wise started his 18 year career as a criminal attorney working for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. He was assigned to the Criminal Appeals Division, Traffic Division, Misdemeanor Division, Felony Preliminary Hearings Division, and Felony Review where he approved felony charges and took statements (confessions) from defendants on all types of felony cases. During his time as a prosecutor he successfully tried numerous bench and jury trials.

As a defense attorney, he has handled all types of Misdemeanors and Felonies, including but not limited to, First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder. He has aggressively tried numerous bench and jury trials, both on the Misdemeanor and Felony levels, with great results.

At the Law Offices of Howard J. Wise & Associates, our defense attorneys have the experience to handle all criminal defense matters, from minor traffic violations and misdemeanors to the most serious felony charges. We realize that regardless of the charge, what is most important is to maintain our client’s freedom and prevent a criminal conviction.

Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Fees: Fixed (always)

Payment types: Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info
The Law Offices of Howard J. Wise & Associates1821 Walden Office Square 4th Floor
Schaumburg, IL, 60173

Office (312) 625-1626

State Status Acquired Updated
IL Active And Authorized To Practice Law 1997 05/17/2016

Top 100 Lawyers American Society of Legal Advocates 2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers 2015
Top One Percent National Association of Distinguished Counsel 2015
Dean’s List Thomas M. Cooley Law School 1994

Work experience
Owner Law Offices of Howard J. Wise & Associates 2006 – Present
Partner Law Offices of Wise & Wise 2003 – 2006
Associate Law Offices of William H. Wise & Associates 2001 – 2003
Criminal & DUI Prosecutor Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office 1999 – 2001

Thomas M. Cooley Law School Law JD – Juris Doctor 1996
University of Arizona College of Law Media Arts Other – Bachelors 1991

Speaking engagements
Trial Advocacy – Professor Gillespe Volunteer Judge for Kent Law School Mock Jury Trial 2001

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