John "Jack" Donahue is a partner at Donahue Sowa & Magana in Naperville, Illinois. With decades of litigation experience, Mr. Donahue focuses his practice on appeals, capital cases, criminal defense, DUI, reckless homicide and sex abuse. He represents clients from all over the Chicago metropolitan area.
Mr. Donahue was educated at Loyola University Chicago, where he obtained his bachelor's degree and his law degree. He has been licensed to practice in all Illinois state courts since 1971 and has more than 40 years of experience litigating complex criminal cases. In 2002, he was certified by the Illinois Supreme Court to defend death penalty cases.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Donohue's accomplishments have earned him many awards and honors. The distinguished attorney peer review service Martindale-Hubbell rated him AV Preeminent,* its highest possible rating. In 2007, he became a laureate of the Illinois State Bar Association, a distinction bestowed only upon a select few attorneys.
A former professor of criminal justice for Triton College, Mr. Donahue has been invited as a guest speaker for numerous organizations throughout the years, including schools and professional associations. He has also authored articles on criminal law topics for a variety of publications.
Mr. Donahue belongs to several professional organizations including the DuPage County Bar Association, the Kane County Bar Association, The Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He serves as charter president of the DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.
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Last Updated: 6/14/2016