Zaid M. Abdallah

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Tinley Park, IL

Abdallah Law P.C.
 | 16345 Harlem Ave, Suite 250
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Phone: 312-229-0008
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Arabic
Attorney Profile

The co-founder of Abdallah Law in Tinley Park, Illinois, Zaid M. Abdallah focuses his practice exclusively on the defense representation of clients in Cook County and throughout the state who have been charged with state or local criminal misdemeanors as well as with felonies. The types of offenses that he handles include drug possession and trafficking, fraud and other white collar crimes, murder, domestic violence and weapons offenses.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Abdallah attended DePaul University in Chicago and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 2004. Remaining in Chicago, he pursued his legal education at The John Marshall Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2008. While in law school, Mr. Abdallah served a clerkship with the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender, as well as with a local criminal defense firm. He is admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts.

Mr. Abdallah has delivered presentations on a variety of topics to groups of fellow attorneys, including refresher courses on the Fourth Amendment protections against unlawful searches and seizures. He has received widespread acclaim from members of The Illinois State Bar Association for his track record and high degree of knowledge within the specialty of criminal law. Mr. Abdallah has been named to both The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. He has also received a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. He keeps abreast of current developments in criminal defense strategy through his memberships in The Chicago Bar Association and other professional groups.

Practice Areas
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Criminal Defense (100%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Criminal Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Criminal Domestic Violence


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Rising Stars: 2012 - 2018

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About Zaid Abdallah

Admitted: 2009, Illinois

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Honors and Awards:

  • Top 100 Trials Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Illinois Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • (People of Illinois v. K.D.) K.D. was charged with felony possession of cannabis. The State was not able to show they had probable cause to charge at the preliminary hearing. The officer could not testify truthfully about from where he recovered the cannabis and that point the Judge made a finding of no probable cause., 2011
  • (PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS V. S.C. )  S.C. was charged with Arson which is a Class 2 felony in Illinois. At trial the eye witness was impeached many times. Initially my client was found guilty. Immediately afterwards I filled a motion to reconsidered and the court over turned the guilty finding and found my client not guilty., 2010
  • (PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS V. D.S.) D.S. was wrongfully accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. My client did not submit to a breathalyzer but performed a field a sobriety test that was rushed by the police officer. In addition the officer was impeached at trial. The court found my client D.S. not guilty of the offense of D.U.I., 2010
  • (PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS V. J.M.) J.M. was charged with battery. In this case J.M. was involved in a fight, during this fight J.M. stabbed the complaining witness in the chest. J.M. was arrested and charged with battery. At trial I was able to assert a self defense argument and my client was found not guilty., 2010
  • M.G. was pulled over for tinted windows and subsequently arrested for driving while license suspended. At which point Chicago Police searched the vehicle of M.G. and found a loaded fire arm. M.G. was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by felon. M.G. was looking at 2-14 years in prison. Our office advocated for him at the evidence suppressed because arresting officer performed a illegal inventory search.
  • (People v. S.U) S.U was charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery, aggravated discharged of a firearm, and armed violence. S.U. made a statement to authorities implicating himself in the crimes. After careful review of discovery and diligent research our office was able to put together a very strong motion to suppress statements. At which point the State offered four years instead of the minimum twenty one years.
  • (People v H.I.) H.I. was charged with DUI. H.I. was not asked to complete a field soberity test by the arresting officer. Furthermore the arresting officer did not view my client swerving or driving erratically. At the end of the day all the officer could testify to is that my client's breath smelled like alcohol and he found a bottle of open alcohol in the vehicle. My client was happy with the result at trial which was a not guilty.
  • (People v A.G.) A.G. was charged with DUI. A.G.did admit to having a beer before he drove but stated he was not drunk. A.G. grasp of the English language is weak at best. After viewing the insquad video it was clear that A.G. did not perform as well as he should have on the field soberity test, because of the language barrier. At trial I was able to demonstrate this language barrier was the reason for A.G.'s poor performance on the field soberity test and not because he was under the influence and my client was happy with the Not Guilty.
  • (People v F.M.) F.M. was charged with receiving stolen property. He was alleged to have bought stolen I. Phones. At the preliminary hearing the State was unable to introduce the value of the phones over my objection. Since they were not able to demonstrate the value of the goods which is an essential element of the crime there was a finding of no probable cause and my client was not charged with any crime.
  • (People v. J.O.)J.O. was charged with felony pcs of cannabis in that he possessed over two pounds of cannabis. The cannabis was not found on J.O.'s person but rather in a vehicle that he was in at the time of the arrest. After the State was confronted with the obvious weakness in their case in that they will not be able to prove constructive possession beyond a reasonable doubt the case was dismissed.

Educational Background:

  • Depaul University, B.A., Political Science, 2005


  • “Attorney Zaid M. Abdallah is a formidable presence in the Courtroom. Our Firm now almost exclusiviely referes our criminal defense work to Attorney Abdallah. This is the only Attorney I would trust a serious criminal matter with in our Legal Community. Our Clients are extremely important to us and our Firm regards Attorney Abdallah as the go to Attorney for Criminal Defense.”
  • “Zaid is a bulldog in the courtroom.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

Office Location for Zaid M. Abdallah

16345 Harlem Ave
Suite 250
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Phone: 312-229-0008


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Last Updated: 7/10/2018

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