Richard F. Blass

Richard F. Blass

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Elmhurst, IL

Richard F. Blass & Associates, L.L.C.
 | 770 North Church Road, Suite H
Elmhurst, IL 60126-1426
Phone: 630-782-2000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (40%),
  • State, Local & Municipal (10%)
Attorney Profile

          Richard F. Blass has been representing public safety employees for over 14 years. He has extensive experience in law enforcement matters as a retired Deputy Chief of Police with over 20 years experience. He is a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Police Staff & Command and represents over 1,500 police officers in contract negotiations, disciplinary proceedings and shootings as the General Counsel for the Illinois Council of Police Union. He has also been a guest lecturer in Public Employment Law at Lewis University's Graduate School of Criminal/Social Justice.


          His municipal practice is an extension of his work defending law enforcement officers.  Mr. Blass is a former Trustee and Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals in Berkeley, Illinois and has represented the Zoning Board of Appeals in the Village of Bellwood as well.  He is also a certified Administrative Hearing Officer.  On March 15, 2016, he became the Republican nominee for the DuPage County Board, District 2.


          Mr. Blass has a unique perspective to criminal defense as a law enforcement officer and former Special Prosecutor and utilizes his background to zealously represent his clients in traffic matters, DUI, midemeanor and felony offenses in the counties of DuPage, Cook, Lake, Will, Kendall and Dekalb with offices in Elmhurst, Chicago and DeKalb, Illinois.  He has represented public safety officials in high profile criminal and administrative matters related to their positions.

About Richard Blass

Admitted: 2003, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges & Universities, The John Marshall Law School, 2002
  • High Academic Achievement, Lewis University, College of Business, 1998

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • International Association of Chiefs of Police, 2007
  • Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, 2007
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2006
  • Chicago Bar Association, 2003
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2003

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Illinois Council of Police Bulletin November , 2006

Educational Background:

  • Northwestern University School of Police Staff & Command, 2007
  • M.B.A. Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois, 2001
Office Location for Richard F. Blass

770 North Church Road
Suite H
Elmhurst, IL 60126-1426


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Last Updated: 7/10/2018

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