Edward Johnson

Edward Johnson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Riverside, IL

Edward Johnson Criminal Defense
 | 51 E. Burlington St., Riverside, IL 60546
Phone: 708-606-4386
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Attorney Edward Johnson is the founder of the Law Office of Edward Johnson, which is located in Riverside, Illinois. At the firm, Mr. Johnson focuses his efforts on protecting the rights of Illinois residents who face criminal charges. He regularly defends clients against a wide variety of charges, including:

• Homicide
• Drug offenses
• Weapons charges
• Juvenile charges

Attorney Johnson began his career in 2013 after earning his law degree from University of Denver Sturm College of Law and his approval to practice law in both Illinois and Colorado. In addition to his approval to practice before all of both states' courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has also approved him to practice in its courtrooms.

Mr. Johnson has already earned the respect of the legal community. The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys included him on its list of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 In Illinois, and the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys also listed him among the 10 Best Under 40 in Illinois. Attorney Johnson has earned recognition not only from his peers but also from his clients. He has a "Superb" rating and Clients' Choice Badges in both Criminal Defense and DUI for 2014 - present and 2015 - present from Avvo.

Although Mr. Johnson dedicates the majority of his time to building defense strategies for his clients, he still finds time to play an active part in the legal community. He is a member of a number of organizations, including the Illinois State Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, to list only a few.

About Edward Johnson

Admitted: 2013, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://edwardjohnsonlaw.com/defense-team/

Honors and Awards:

  • "Top 10" Criminal Defense Lawyer under 40 in Illinois, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2014-2016
  • Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE), National Conference of Bar Examiners, 2013
  • Clients' Choice Badge in DUI, AVVO.com, 2014
  • Clients' Choice Badge in Criminal Defense, AVVO.com, 2014
  • Best 10 Under 40 - Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2015
  • Clients' Choice Badge in Criminal Defense, AVVO.com, 2015
  • Clients' Choice Badge in DUI, AVVO.com, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois, 2013
  • Colorado, 2013
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • Member, Cook County Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • Member, DuPage County Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • Member, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2014 - Present

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Defending DUI and Related Cases, E-book Defending DUI and Related Cases 2014 Edition (2 Vols.), 2014
  • Attacking and Defending Drunk Driving Tests, James Publishing Publication, 2013
  • Relentless Criminal Cross-Examination, James Publishing publication, 2012
  • Appeals To The Illinois Supreme And Appellate Courts, Illinois State Bar Association, 1994
  • Ethics, Ethical Pitfalls for New Lawyers, 2013
  • ISBA General MCLE, ISBA Basic Skills- For Newly Admitted Attorneys: Full Seminar, 2013
  • DUI, Sentencing Considerations and Options in Impaired Driving Cases, 2013
  • Civil Practice and Procedure, Civil Practice and Procedure Update - 2013: Full Seminar, 2014
  • Criminal Law, Criminal Law Update: Full Package, 2014
  • Illinois Criminal Records: Expungement and Other Relief, Expungement, 2014
  • Trial Techniques (Spring), Fred Lane's ISBA Trial Technique Institute, 2014
  • Trial Techniques (Fall), Fred Lane's ISBA Trial Technique Institute, 2014
  • DUI - Illinois Secretary of State Administrative Hearings, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2014
  • Discovery Methods in Criminal Cases, The Art of War, 2014

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • People v. Confidential Client
  • Police Officer Causes Traffic Offense of Client

Educational Background:

  • DUI Statutory Summary Suspensions, Major: Law, 2013
  • DUI/Traffic Laws, Major: Law, 2013
  • Southern Illinois University, BS - Bachelor of Science in Economics, 2006

Industry Groups

  • Criminal Defense
Office Location for Edward Johnson

51 E. Burlington St.
Riverside, IL 60546


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Last Updated: 6/7/2018

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