Steven C. Haney
Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Joliet, IL
Steven C. Haney is the experienced Illinois attorney behind the Law Office of Steven C. Haney. He has worked in criminal law for most of his career. Today, he primarily defends clients in Will County against charges related to DUI, traffic offenses and license reinstatement. He also handles cases related to personal injury, juvenile crimes, weapons charges, felonies, white collar crime and drug possession.
Mr. Haney completed his undergraduate studies in economics and business administration. He then earned his Juris Doctor degree at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. In 1985, he became licensed to practice law in Illinois. He then started his criminal law career as a prosecutor in the Will County State's Attorney's office. By 1986, he had been promoted from handling misdemeanors to handling felony charges.
In 1989, Mr. Haney moved his work to private practice at a Chicago law firm. While working there, he primarily handled personal injury cases. Recognizing that his calling was criminal law, he left the firm to create his own private practice in 1993. Since then, he has worked on some of the most high-profile cases in Illinois, including the Tennant family quadruple homicide/arson trial and the Cosco crib case.
Even outside the courtroom, Mr. Haney continues to dedicate his time to serving in the legal field. He is a member of several organizations, including the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Federal Court Trial Bar.
About Steven C. Haney
First Admitted: 1985, Illinois
Professional Webpage: https://shaneylaw.com/attorney/steven-c-haney/
- Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI, B.S. – Economics and Business Administration
- Illinois, 1985
- Federal Court Trial Bar, Member
- Will County Criminal Bar, Chairman
- Will County Bar Association, Member
- Capital Litigation Trial Bar, Lead Counsel Certified
- Illinois State Bar Association, Member
- National Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
- American Trial Lawyers Association
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1996
- Death Penalty Litigation, Illinois Supreme Court, 2002
Last Updated: 12/2/2021