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Komie and Associates
Maywood major crime defense attorney

Chicago Criminal Defense and Trial Lawyers

Over 40 Years of Experience Serving Clients Throughout Illinois and the U.S.

With a career spanning more than 40 years, Attorney Stephen M. Komie has successfully defended clients against a wide variety of criminal charges, including drug crimes, DUI, sex crimes, money laundering, and corporate fraud. His extensive experience in state, federal, and international trials, which includes multiple successful appeals and five cases argued before the Illinois Supreme Court, gives clients confidence that they can achieve the best possible outcome in their case.

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Providing Clients With the Guidance and Advocacy They Need

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Mr. Komie brings his eye for detail and thorough knowledge of the law to every case, investigating the circumstances of the alleged crime and arrest, uncovering any violations of laws or procedures by police or prosecutors, and gathering evidence that can be used in his clients' defense.

He provides personal guidance to clients throughout the legal process, counseling them about how to dress professionally and speak clearly and confidently both in and out of court.

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Fighting to Protect Your Rights

Stephen Komie is passionate about protecting against the abuse of people's rights by law enforcement agents, and he has demonstrated this through his record of fighting against the overuse of asset forfeiture. Many law enforcement agencies and prosecutors have been accused of seizing money and property from people in order to generate revenue rather than to fight crime, and Mr. Komie is dedicated to recovering illegally seized property for his clients.

Mr. Komie has won many asset forfeiture cases, including the landmark 1995 case of U.S. v. $506,231.00, in which the U.S. Court of Appeals overturned a lower court's ruling and ordered funds which had been seized by the Chicago Police Department to be returned to Mr. Komie's client. The Court stated, "[w]e reiterate that the government may not seize money, even half a million dollars, based on its bare assumption that most people do not have huge sums of money lying about, and if they do, they must be involved in narcotics trafficking or some other sinister activity."


Tireless Advocacy That Inspires Confidence

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"Mr. Komie is an incredible attorney, but he has also been a friend of mine who has helped me through the entire criminal defense process. He has been there to counsel me on how to get through a stressful situation, how to dress, and how to hold myself in the most professional manner. I was facing time in prison, and Mr. Komie gave me the confidence to trust him and put my life in his hands. I have a bright future thanks to him being a guardian angel for myself and my family. The gratitude can never truly be expressed." - Cara R.

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  • I was facing a potential felony conviction for a DUI. I spoke with Mr. Komie and during this first meeting I could sense Mr. Komie knew what he was doing and immediately made me feel comfortable with what he needed to do with my case. He and his associates were extremely through and diligent with my case and absolute know the ins and outs of the DUI laws and the court system. Ultimately, my felony case was dropped and it was all due to the great work of Mr. Komie, his associate Mr. Anderson and the other fantastic people of his firm. I could not be more please.

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  • It's hard for me to fully descriptor how incredible Stephen is. He is a gentlemen, top shelf lawyer and a stud. I was wrapped into a Fed case for 800 kilos of marijuana and he saved me. Stephen got me unsupervised probation with work release to Tonga and my property back. You can not put a price on his services and he is not just my lawyer but my friend. My advise is if your in a jam and need a lawyer, hire Stephen! When it comes to you freedom don't spare the expense, you get what you pay for.

    - Ty

  • Clerk convicted me of wrong DUI felony charge for 10 years. Stephen M. Komie vacated my wrongful conviction, I only plead to a misdemeanor and got my drivers license back. I highly recommend Stephen M. Komie. Me and my family are grateful for his service.

    - David Lozada Otero

  • I am a licensed professional in Illinois. I had a client harass and attempt to slander my name with my professional board. I hired Mr. Komie as a referral from another attorney. He works with integrity and precision. He is a very competent attorney that is compassionate as well. Mr. Komie has been honest and upfront throughout the process. Not only has he been successful but, has exceeded my expectations in this matter. I would highly recommend him.

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  • Stephen Komie was so competent, considerate, and such a good advocate for my son who was facing cannabis trafficking charges. The mandatory sentencing laws in Illinois are draconian and Mr. Komie was successful in having the worst of the charges dropped in spite of the over-zealous efforts by the state's magistrate. When we had occasion to meet with Mr. Komie or speak on the phone, we were confident that we could not have secured a better attorney for my son. I highly recommend Mr. Komie without reservation.

    - David

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Stephen Komie has successfully defended clients in a number of high profile criminal trials, including John Carroccia, who was acquitted of the charge of murdering a police officer in Hampshire, Illinois in 2002, and Sandra Fabiano, a day-care center operator in Palos Hills, Illinois who was acquitted in 1989 of charges of molesting multiple preschool-aged children.

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Representing Clients Throughout Illinois

Mr. Komie provides dedicated representation across the entire state of Illinois. He has represented clients in Chicago, LaSalle, Bureau, Peoria, Bloomington, Quincy, Macomb, McHenry, Springfield, Rock Island, Winnebago, Kane County, East St. Louis, Belleville, Elizabethtown, Lake County, DuPage County, and Jo Daviess County.

Contact the offices of Komie and Associates today at 312-263-2800 to schedule a free consultation.

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