Steven C. Haney

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Joliet, Illinois

Law Office of Steven Haney
Steven C. Haney
Law Office of Steven Haney

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, White Collar Crimes, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1985

Education: The John Marshall Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024

Law Office of Steven Haney

58 East Clinton St.
5th Floor
Joliet, IL 60432 Visit website


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.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Traffic Violations, White Collar Crime

  • 60% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 20% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1985, Illinois

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Educational Background:
  • Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI, B.S. – Economics and Business Administration
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • 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
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Death Penalty Litigation, Illinois Supreme Court, 2002

Office location for Steven C. Haney

58 East Clinton St.
5th Floor
Joliet, IL 60432

Phone: 815-723-5600


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024

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