Sarah E. Toney

Sarah E. Toney

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Chicago, IL

The Toney Law Firm, LLC
 | 105 W. Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-854-1933
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%)

    About Sarah Toney

    Admitted: 2004, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: http://www.chicagodefensefirm.com/Attorney-Profile.aspx

    Honors/Awards:

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Chair, Social Media and Publicity, Young Lawyers Division, 2013
    • Appointed to the Illinois State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2010
    • Elected to the Illinois State Bar Association Assembly, 2013
    • Appointed to the Illinois State Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division, 2011
    • Appointed to the Marketing and Communications Committee of the Illinois State Bar Association, 2014
    • Editor, Traffic Laws and Courts Newsletter, 2010
    • Social Media Chair, Young Lawyers Division, 2014
    • Co-Chair, YLD Holiday Party, 2012
    • Editor, Traffic Laws and Courts Newsletter, 2012
    • Board of Directors, DUI Defense Lawyers Association, 2014
    • Appointed to Law Office Management & Economics Committee, 2013
    • Editor, Traffic Laws and Courts Committee Newsletter, 2008
    • Confirmed by ISBA as a member of it's legal Political Action Committee: LAWPAC, 2013
    • Vice Chair, Illinois State Bar Association Traffic Laws and Courts, 2011
    • Appointed to Law Office Management and Economics Standing Committee, 2014
    • Editor, Traffic Laws and Courts Newsletter, 2011
    • Co-Chair, Social Committee, Young Lawyers Division, 2014
    • Chair, Traffic Laws and Courts Section of the ISBA, 2012
    • Co-Chair, Social Committe, Young Lawyers Division, 2012
    • Secretary, Standing Committee on Law Office Management and Economics, 2014
    • Appointed to the National College for DUI Defense Diversity Committee, 2012
    • Appointed to the Illinois State Bar Association Traffic Laws and Courts Committee, 2008
    • Ex Officio as Former Chair of the Traffic Laws and Courts Council, 2013
    • Secretary, Illinois State Bar Association Traffic Laws and Courts Committee, 2010
    • Appointed to the Illinois State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2014
    • Co-Chair, Social Committee of the Young Lawyer's Division, 2011
    • Appointed to Traffic Laws and Courts, 2014
    • Editor, Traffic Laws and Courts Newsletter, 2009
    • Editor, Traffic Laws and Courts Newsletter, 2014
    • Appointed to the Standing Committee on Law Office Management and Economics, 2012
    • Board of Directors, LEAD Symposium, 2012

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Adjunct Professor teaching Legal Writing and Writing Workshops to First Year law students., Adjunct Professor, 2012
    • Adjunct Professor teaching Legal Writing and Writing Workshops to First Year law students., Adjunct Professor, 2010
    • Adjunct Professor teaching Legal Writing and Writing Workshops to First Year law students., Adjunct Professor, 2008
    • Adjunct Professor teaching Legal Writing and Writing Workshops to First Year law students., Adjunct Professor, 2009
    • Adjunct Professor teaching Legal Writing and Writing Workshops to First Year law students., Adjunct Professor, 2007
    • Adjunct Professor teaching Legal Writing and Writing Workshops to First Year law students., Adjunct Professor, 2006
    • Lectured to attorneys about the DUI Statutory Summary Suspension Law in Illinois and provided a mock cross examination of a real Chicago Police Officer.  Also ran mock hearings with police officers for the attendees.  , Speaker, DUI/Summary Suspension Training, Chicago Bar Association, 2011
    • Moderated a day long seminar on Basic Skills for new lawyers., Moderator, Basic Skills for New Lawyers, Illinois State Bar Association, 2011
    • Spoke on a panel entitled Your New Legal Career giving advice to new lawyers on how to navigate their first year as lawyers., Speaker, Basic Skills for New Lawyers, Illinois State Bar Association, 2011
    • Spoke at the Illinois State Bar Association seminar on The Nuts and Bolts of Starting Your Own Law Firm, Speaker, 2012
    • Spoke at the Illinois State Bar Association CLE Fest, Speaker, 2012
    • Adjunct Professor teaching Legal Writing and Writing Workshops to First Year law students., Adjunct Professor
    • Guest speaker on CNN Radio, Featured Attorney, 2012
    • Spoke at the IACDL conference for DUI Defense Seminar. Served on a two person "Ask the Experts" panel where participants brought questions from their actual cases about blood and breath testing and how to get discovery., Speaker, DUI Defense Seminar, Ask the Experts Segment, Illinois Associating Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2012
    • Trained lawyers on how to do DUI suspension hearings, using real Chicago Police Officers as witnesses to demonstrate good cross examination., Speaker, Cross Examination Skills, Chicago Bar Association, 2012
    • Spoke at the Illinois State Bar Association at a seminar for lawyers opening their own practice., Speaker, 2013
    • Taught 2nd and 3rd year law students on how to do a criminal case from start to finish, teaching the written and oral advocacy which goes along with it., Adjunct Professor, Advanced Writing for Criminal Law, 2013
    • Adjunct Professor teaching Legal Writing to first year law students, 2013

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Not guilty, Aggravated DUI, Aggravated Battery of Police Officer, Improper Lane Usage, 2011
    • Appellate court denied State's appeal of suppression of blood evidence in a DUI case after oral argument., 2011
    • Not guilty, Disorderly Conduct:Making False 911 Calls, 2012
    • Not guilty, 2 counts of DUI with a .16 breath test, Improper Lane Usage, 2011
    • Not guilty, DUI (Skokie), 2011
    • Not guilty, Domestic Battery, 2012

    Representative Clients:

    • Defended Judge David Hall in his DUI trial and the appeal of the suppression of his blood results. , 2011

    Educational Background:

    • Miami University, Bachelor's of Science in Education, 2000
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    Office Location for Sarah E. Toney

    105 W. Adams Street
    Chicago, IL 60603

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    Last Updated: 6/2/2020

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