Stuart J. Chanen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Lincolnwood, IL

Chanen & Olstein
 | 7373 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 100
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Phone: 847-920-4305
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Stuart J. Chanen is a partner at Chanen & Olstein and a highly respected trial attorney. From the firm’s offices in Lincolnwood, Illinois, he represents his business and individual clients in Cook County and throughout other parts of the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Mr. Chanen has been admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts since 1986, and he is additionally admitted to practice before federal courts, including the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

    Mr. Chanen has an active criminal defense practice in which he provides aggressive and effective representation to people who have been charged with white collar crimes and other federal and state offenses. In this regard, he draws upon his previous experience as a prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, and that allows him to anticipate the types of tactics he frequently faces at trial and during plea agreement negotiations. Mr. Chanen has additionally handled numerous qui tam and whistleblower cases, being one of the very few attorneys who has represented plaintiffs, the government and defendants in these matters.

    Mr. Chanen has worked on a variety of other civil litigation matters in which he has appeared as counsel for plaintiffs as well as for defendants. His caseload has included defective products, consumer fraud, civil rights violations, contract breaches, business torts, shareholder disputes, defamation, fiduciary duty breaches and unfair business practices. Mr. Chanen’s exceptional track record and superb professional ethics have earned him a great deal of recognition from his colleagues. He has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and an “Excellent” peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. Chanen has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

    *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
    • 40%Business Litigation
    • 30%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    • 30%Employment & Labor: Employee


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    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2021

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    About Stuart Chanen

    Admitted: 1986, Illinois

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    • Best Lawyers in America, Added to the list
    • Illinois Super Lawyer, since 2005
    • 5-star rating, Martindale-Hubbell
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    Office Location for Stuart J. Chanen

    7373 Lincoln Avenue
    Suite 100
    Lincolnwood, IL 60712

    Phone: 847-920-4305

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    Last Updated: 4/30/2021

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