Stephen M. Komie

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Chicago, IL

Komie & Associates
 | One North LaSalle Street, Suite 4200
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-767-4439
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2013, 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%),
  • Appellate (0%)
Attorney Profile

A highly acclaimed criminal defense attorney, Stephen M. Komie is the principal attorney at Chicago, Illinois-based Komie and Associates. Representing clients in Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake and McHenry counties, he handles both state and federal charges at the trial and appellate levels, including driving under the influence, white collar crimes such as tax fraud and money laundering, drug possession and distribution, murder and manslaughter, domestic violence, internet crimes, and sex offenses. Mr. Komie has been able to obtain favorable results for his clients in hundreds of cases during his career, and as a result he is held in high esteem by his colleagues, as evidenced by his AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and his being named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.

Mr. Komie received a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Arizona, and he then earned a Master of Arts in European history from the same institution. After spending three years as an officer with the Tucson Police Department, he enrolled at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1976. Mr. Komie is admitted to practice in Illinois. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 6th, 7th and 8th Circuits, and the United States Tax Court.

Mr. Komie has served on the board of governors of the Illinois State Bar Association. He is also an active participant in that organization's Criminal Justice Section, and he has been a member of its Standing Committee on Judicial Evaluations – Cook County. Mr. Komie is also a fellow of the Illinois Bar Foundation.

AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (40%): Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Appellate (0%)

Focus Areas

Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2013, 2015 - 2018

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About Stephen Komie

Admitted: 1976, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.komie-and-associates.com/index-5.html

Honors and Awards:

  • For presenting your paper on "A Liitle Used Discovery Tool: The Subpoena", Certiicate or Appreciation and Gratitude, West Suburban Bar Association, 2013
  • Alumni Service, Francis W. Parker School Alumni Association, 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2007
  • National Public Service Award for Pro Bono Service, American Trial Lawyers Association, 1994
  • Recipient, American Association for Justice, 1994
  • Illinois State Bar Association Board of Governors Award, 1991
  •  Chicago Bar Certificate of Appreciation, June, 1984, February, 1987
  • Illinois State Bar Association Certificate of Appreciation, June 1986, September, 1990, October 1990

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Elected:Governor Illinois State Bar Association , 1989
  • Illinois Supreme Court, 1976
  • Illinois, 1976
  • Member, Board of Governors, Illinois State Bar Association, 1999 - Present
  • Member, Board of Governors, Illinois State Bar Association, 1992 - 1998
  • Illinois State Bar Association Assembly, 1985 - 2017
  • Elected Member, American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section Council, Member  Defense Function & White Collar Committees: Appointed to:  Small Firm,  and Solo Practice Task Force, 1990 - 1994
  • Chairman, Family Law, International Bar Association, 1998-2000
  • President, Drunken Driving Defense Lawyers of Illinois Ltd.
  • Judicial Compensation Committee, Illinois State Bar Association, 1990
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Founding Member, Illinois Attorney's for Criminal Justice, 1984
  • Traffic Courts and The Law Committee, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Professionalism Committee, State Bar Association, 1991 - 1992
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, 1989
  • Chairman, Credentials Committee, Illinois State Bar Association, 1985
  • Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee, Illinois State Bar Association
  • By-Laws Assembly Committee, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Secretary, Illinois State Bar Association, 1996 - Present
  • Liaison, American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Counsel
  • Chairperson, Defense of Prisoner Committee, Chicago Bar Association
  • Chairperson, Criminal Law Committee, Chicago Bar Association
  • U. S. Tax Court
  • U. S. Supreme Court
  • U. S. Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit
  • U. S. Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit
  • U. S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit
  • U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U. S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U. S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Director, Illinois Bar Foundation  
  • Francis W.Parker School Alumni Association; 2000-2017
  • Circuit Court of Cook County, Domestic Relation Division, Child Representive,  

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Lecturer, Get the Car Back with the Money - The Legal Response to "The Forfeiture Racket", National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014
  • Lecturer, Discovery And Forfeiture Issues in Drug Cases, Illinois State Bar Association, 2013
  • Lecturer, Vehicular Homicide Defenses: Proximate Causes of Accidents Via Expert Testimony, Illinois State Bar Association, 2013
  • Lecturer, "A Little Used Discovery Tool: The Subpoena", West Suburban Bar Association, 2013
  • Lecturer, Fighting to Get the Treasure Back - Forfeitures 101, National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2012
  • Lecturer, Persuasion by Demonstrative Evidence, National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2011
  • Lecturer, Electronic Evidence for the 21st Century, Illinois State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, 2010
  • Lecturer, Tackling Family Law Conundrums - Hague Convention Child Abduction, Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section, 2009
  • Lecturer, Internet Gambling in the U.S.: UIFWA (Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act) and What it Means to Your Clients, Gaming Symposium, International Bar Association, Singapore, 2007
  • Author,  Magna Carta: 800 Years of the Rule of Law, Illinois Bar Journal, June 2015, Vol. 103., No. 6, Pg. 44
  • "Attorney's Bill of Rights," Adopted by the State Bar, June, 1990, Author
  • "Little RICO in Illinois, The Case Against It," Chicago Law Bulletin, April, 1984
  • "Little RICO Bill Should Not Be Passed," The Bar News, June 1984
  • "Illinois State Bar Association Legislation Proposed to Protect Attorney/Client Relationship," Chicago Law Bulletin, March 12, 1987

Educational Background:

  • University of Arizona, B.A., M.A.; National College of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Public Defenders, 1977

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • NORML Legal Defense Committee
Office Location for Stephen M. Komie

One North LaSalle Street
Suite 4200
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-767-4439

 

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Last Updated: 5/14/2018

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