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 A Results-Oriented Approach to Criminal Defense

At The Chicagoland Law Firm, we are proud to have a team of  highly skilled lawyers and dedicated support staff who genuinely care about the needs of our clients.

Our primary area of practice is Criminal Defense, and we represent clients charged with all types of charges – from Retail Theft and DUI to Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Aggravated Assault, Attempted Murder and Murder. We also have years of experience with Expungement and Record Sealing.

We have handled thousands of cases in the areas of Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation, Divorce & Family Law. Personal Injury and Estate Planning.

Our team-based approach allows clients to enjoy success in courtrooms in Chicagoland and across the state of Illinois.

We have offices in Chicago and Downers Grove.  Call us at (630) 550-5242 for a free consultation today.

Meet Our Attorneys

Criminal Defense Attorney

 James Yrkoski, Senior Attorney

Attorney James Yrkoski puts a unique insight on the Illinois criminal justice system to work for clients. As a former correctional officer with the Illinois Department of Corrections, he witnessed the injustices the system produces on a daily basis. It’s an experience that fires his passion to fight aggressively for clients.

In almost 30 years before the bar, James has earned a reputation for honest, forthright and zealous representation. A proactive advocate, he’s adept at negotiating with prosecutors and skilled at crafting defense strategies that achieve the best possible outcomes from complex legal issues.

A 2019 Lawyer of Distinction, James holds a law degree from the University of Nebraska. He is licenced in Illinois, New York and Nebraska. He also has practiced internationally.

The team he leads shares his belief that clients deserve representation that’s efficient, effective and affordable. It’s a commitment evident in the sound and substantive legal counsel that The Chicagoland Law Firm provides and in the outcomes achieved for clients.


What Should You Expect if you Retain Us?

  • Results-Oriented Representation
  • An Experienced Team of Compassionate Advocates
  • Competent Guidance
  • Expert Trial Representation
  • Assertive Negotiations
  • Professional Service
  • Responsiveness to client concerns
  • Continuous communications throughout your case

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