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Edward Johnson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Chicago, IL

Edward Johnson & Associates P.C.
1945 S Halsted St, Suite 309
Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: 708-606-4386
Fax: 708-526-9837
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2023
Licensed in Illinois Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Civil Rights, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Serving the people of Riverside and Chicago, Illinois, Edward Johnson handles a variety of legal issues, including criminal defense, homicide, weapons, theft, drug charges, DUI, expungement, civil forfeiture, personal injury and motor vehicle accidents. As founder of Edward Johnson, he has been named in Illinois as one of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 and one of the 10 Best Under 40 in the state by the American Institute of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Mr. Johnson is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Cook County Bar Association, The Chicago Bar Association and the DuPage County Bar Association. Admitted to practice in both Colorado and Illinois along with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, he has an Avvo “Superb” rating and Clients’ Choice badges in DUI and criminal defense.

With a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Mr. Johnson provides professional, experienced legal representation to those who have been charged with committing a crime or injured in an accident. Committed to thoroughly investigate every case, he leaves no stone unturned when it comes to safeguarding the rights and best interests of his clients. In 2018, also named him as one of Chicago’s Top 20 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Johnson is committed to the future and well-being of his clients and provides the best possible defense to allow them to maintain dignity and uphold their rights in court. As a knowledgeable attorney with experience in two different states, he lectures and writes for organizations such as the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and The Art of War.

Practice Areas
Criminal Defense, Civil Rights, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Personal Injury - Defense


8 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2023

About Edward Johnson

First Admitted: 2013, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • "Top 10" Criminal Defense Lawyer under 40 in Illinois, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2014-present
  • Best 10 Under 40 - Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2015 - present
  • Clients' Choice Badge in DUI,, 20145 - present
  • Rising Star in Criminal Defense,, 2016 – 2018
  • Clients' Choice Badge in Criminal Defense,, 2014 - present


  • People v. Confidential Client
  • Police Officer Causes Traffic Offense of Client

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, DuPage County Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • Illinois, 2013
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • Member, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2014 - Present
  • Member, Cook County Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • Colorado, 2013

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Relentless Criminal Cross-Examination, James Publishing publication, 2012
  • Appeals To The Illinois Supreme And Appellate Courts, Illinois State Bar Association, 1994
  • Discovery Methods in Criminal Cases, The Art of War, 2014
  • DUI - Illinois Secretary of State Administrative Hearings, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2014
  • Trial Techniques (Fall), Fred Lane's ISBA Trial Technique Institute, 2014
  • Trial Techniques (Spring), Fred Lane's ISBA Trial Technique Institute, 2014
  • Illinois Criminal Records: Expungement and Other Relief, Expungement, 2014
  • Criminal Law, Criminal Law Update: Full Package, 2014
  • Civil Practice and Procedure, Civil Practice and Procedure Update - 2013: Full Seminar, 2014
  • DUI, Sentencing Considerations and Options in Impaired Driving Cases, 2013
  • ISBA General MCLE, ISBA Basic Skills- For Newly Admitted Attorneys: Full Seminar, 2013
  • Ethics, Ethical Pitfalls for New Lawyers, 2013
  • Defending DUI and Related Cases, E-book Defending DUI and Related Cases 2014 Edition (2 Vols.), 2014
  • Attacking and Defending Drunk Driving Tests, James Publishing Publication, 2013

Industry Groups

  • Business
  • Individual
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Office Location for Edward Johnson

1945 S Halsted St
Suite 309
Chicago, IL 60608

Phone: 708-606-4386

Fax: 708-526-9837

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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