Steve Roach

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Proline Legal
Steve Roach
Proline Legal

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1998

Education: DePaul University College of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024
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Proline Legal

8501 W. Higgins Road
Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60631 Visit website


Steve Roach is a criminal defense attorney at Proline Legal law firm, which has multiple office locations – Chicago, Schaumburg and Wheaton – in Illinois. He offers his services to clients in the Chicago metro, assisting them with various legal matters involving:

Criminal law: Arrest and arraignment, assault and battery, drug and alcohol violations, expungement, felony, misdemeanor, murder, parole, probation, sex offenses, theft, traffic violations and domestic violence.

Personal injury – plaintiff: Animal bites, assault, motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall, wrongful death, construction accidents, brain injury, sexual abuse, trucking accidents and premises liability.

A DePaul University graduate, Mr. Roach received his bachelor’s in commerce and marketing in 1995 and his law degree in 1998. He was licensed the same year to practice law in Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the District of Illinois. Later, he gained admissions to appear before the courts in Arizona and the District of Columbia.

After graduation, Mr. Roach worked as a criminal prosecutor for the Cook County State's Attorney's office, handling numerous cases involving the special grand jury, felony and misdemeanor matters, and investigations. He offers tough and effective representation and guides his clients through each step of the legal process. With almost 25 years of experience in criminal law, he has a successful track record of dealing with several complex legal issues.

Mr. Roach also counsels and personally handles personal injury law matters where a client has been injured due to the negligence of others. He holds a 10 out of 10 rating on Avvo for his accomplishments and services to the legal community, and he is the recipient of Martindale-Hubbell’s Client Champion Platinum award. Moreover, his vast legal knowledge and acumen has been acknowledged by many of his peers.

An active member of the legal circle, Mr. Roach is a part of several prominent associations, including:

  • The Chicago Bar
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • The DuPage County Bar Association
  • The Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • The American Civil Liberties Union
  • The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (Grammys)

Named among the Leaders in Criminal Defense by Newsweek magazine, Mr. Roach counsels and educates other attorneys through his lectures and publications on various legal topics. 

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault, Assault & Battery, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Theft, Traffic Violations, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 40% Criminal Defense
  • 30% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1998, Illinois

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Illinois
  • Washington DC
  • Arizona

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Great trial attorney!”

Office location for Steve Roach

8501 W. Higgins Road
Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60631

Phone: 844-646-4400


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024

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