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   3Stephen M. KomieChicago(312) 263-2800komie@komie-and-associates.comkomie@komie-and-associates.comKomie & Associateswww.komie-and-associates.comwww.komie-and-associates.comkomiestephen.jpgCriminal Appellate LawCriminal Defense Law: DUICriminal Defense Law: Felonies & MisdemeanorsDrug Related CrimesForfeitureDrunk Driving
Stephen M.
Komie & Associates
1 N LaSalle St Ste 4200
Chicago IL 60602
Ph.(312) 263-2800 
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Criminal Appellate Law    Drug Related Crimes
Criminal Defense Law: DUI    Forfeiture
Criminal Defense Law: Felonies & Misdemeanors     Drunk Driving
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. Komie is perhaps best known for involvement in high-profile criminal and civil litigation matters, Stephen M. Komie is highly regarded for his skill before judges and juries alike. The acquittals in the celebrated trials of Shawn Dunn for mail and wire fraud, John Carroccia for murder, Brendan Nolan for sale and distribution of drugs, Casey Kalicki for incest, Sandra Fabiano for child sexual abuse, and judges for DUI were widely reported in the news media.

Mr. Komie's career has spanned over 38 years of litigation, representing thousands of ordinary persons, the clergy, and corporations before the courts of Illinois, the United States, and international tribunals, including service as the International Bar Association NGO delegate to The Hague Convention on International Child Abduction.

Notable Cases and Results:  
Acquittals in celebrated trials heavily reported on by the news media:
  • Shawn Dunn, charged with mail and wire fraud
  • John Carroccia, charged with murder
  • Brendan Nolan, charged with sale and distribution of drugs
  • Casey Kalicki, charged with incest
  • Sandra Fabiano, charged with child sexual abuse
  • Judges charged with DUI
  • People v. $280,020 in U.S. Currency, 2013 IL App (1st) 111820, 992 N.E.2d 533, 372 Ill. Dec. 691 (Ill. App., 2013)
  • United States v. Funds in the Amount One Hundred Thousand One Hundred & Twenty Dollars, 730 F.3d 711 (7th Cir., 2013)
  • U.S. v. $506,231 in U.S. Currency, 125 F.3d 442 (C.A.7 (Ill.), 1997)
Drunk Driving
  • People v. Schaefer, 609 N.E.2d 329, 154 Ill.2d 250, 182 Ill.Dec. 26 (Ill., 1993)

Bar Admissions:  

Year of Birth:  1949

Law School:  DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1973-1976
Graduate School:  University of Arizona, M.A., European history
Undergraduate School:  University of Arizona, B.A., American history

Employment History:  
Komie and Associates, attorney and counselor at law, January 1976-present
Tucson Police Department, officer, 1970-1973

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Illinois State Bar Association
  Board of Governors, 2011-present
  ISBA Assembly, 1985-present

Awards; Honors; Distinctions
Francis W. Parker Alumni Association, Service Award, June 2011

American Trial Lawyers Association
  National Public Service Award, for pro bono legal representation of Needle Exchange Program to prevent spread of AIDS, July 1994
  Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Firm Description:  
Komie and Associates, which was founded in January 1976, is a law firm that focuses on federal and state trial and appellate practice, both domestically and internationally.

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