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James F. DiQuattro

Trial Attorney

My offices represent individuals charged with Felonies and Misdemeanors on the State and Federal levels. I also represent individuals under State and Federal Criminal Investigations. Being under criminal investigation or charged with a crime is a serious and stressful ordeal. With over 10 years of experience, Attorney James F. DiQuattro dedicates his practice to the area of criminal defense representing individuals charged with or under investigation for state and federal crimes. Mr. DiQuattro has handled many cases and has successfully secured acquittals and dismissals in a multitude of cases ranging from DUI to Sexual Assault and First-Degree Murder. Mr. DiQuattro has also secured favorable resolutions in cases that avoided prison or jail time, avoided felony and misdemeanor convictions, and avoided other collateral consequences such as loss of one’s driver’s license or certain registration requirements such as sex offender registration. Mr. DiQuattro takes a holistic approach towards all of his cases to try to obtain the best results possible for his clients.

Practice Areas:

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois State Bar: 2013
  • Northern District of Illinois Federal Bar: 2015
  • Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar: 2021
  • Central District of Illinois General Bar: 2017
  • Northern District of Indiana General Bar: 2017


  • Law School: John Marshall Law School
  • College/University: Purdue University

Honors and Awards:

  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 10 Best, 2018
  • Nation’s Premiere. Top Ten Ranking, 2020
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 in Illinois
  • Clients' Choice Award, 2023, Avvo


  • Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board Member, 2017 - 2018

Relevant Employment Positions:

  • The Cook County State’s Attorneys Office, Chicago, IL
    • 711 Law Clerk, 2012
  • Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender, Chicago, IL
    • 711 Law Clerk, 2012 - 2013
  • Law Offices of Colleen McSweeney Moore, Bridgeview, IL
    • Contract Attorney Criminal Defense, 2013 - 2015
  • Law Offices of Raymond G. Wigell, Olympia Fields, IL
    • Criminal Defense Attorney, 2015 - 2019
  • Law Offices of Steven R. Decker, Chicago, IL
    • Contract Attorney Criminal Defense, 2019 - Present
  • Law Offices of James F. DiQuattro, Chicago, IL
    • Trial Attorney Criminal Defense, 2019 - Present
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