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Highly Recognized Winning Federal & State Trial Lawyers Ready to Serve You

Our Attorneys have a reputation of delivering COMPLETE not guilty verdicts in both State and Federal court. This means that, in multiple cases, their defendant was found “NOT GUILTY” on each and every Count.

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Our “Innovative Technologies”    Approach Gets Results

At Leonard Trial Lawyers, we take full advantage of innovative technologies increasingly available to trial lawyers. We examine the circumstances surrounding each case and distill complex facts into straightforward, persuasive narratives with the utmost efficiency. Our approach is to set objectives in concert with our clients and focus on linchpin issues from day one. We’ve tried more than 75 cases in venues across the United States. Our legal team welcomes the opportunity to advocate on your behalf. Although Highly Recognized Nationwide, we take more pride that our results speak for themselves.

Rated by SuperLawyers | Michael I. Leonard | 10 Years
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The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers
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Leading Lawyers | Michael Leonard | Peer Selected 2021
The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100
America's Top 50 Lawyers | 2022 | Criminal Law
10 Best Attorney | 2021-2022 | Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Lead Counsel | LC | Verified
National Association of Distinguished Counsel | NADC | Nation's Top One Percent 2022

Notable Experience

Obtained not guilty verdict on behalf of his client on all charges brought pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 922, after a jury trial in a prosecution brought by the United States Attorneys’ Office for the Northern District of Illinois.

Obtained an arbitration award in favor of Leonard Trial Lawyers‘ client with the arbitrator finding that, contrary to respondent’s position, the client’s business actually constituted a “franchise” under applicable state law – and that his franchise had been terminated improperly. The arbitrator entered a total award in favor of Leonard Trial Lawyers‘ client in excess of 1.2 million dollars.

Obtained a jury verdict in favor of his client, the former president of the Chicago police union, in a whistleblower and retaliation lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Cook County.

An Aggressive, No-Nonsense Approach To Litigation

When it comes to the courtroom, our legal team, led and mentored by renowned veteran trial attorney Mike Leonard, is respected for its creativity, energy and preparedness. We are assertive and thorough, and begin planning closing arguments from the outset. The objectives of our clients are always a top priority as we build unique courtroom strategies based on the charges, the venue and the unique circumstances surrounding each case. We’re committed to the pursuit of a favorable resolution, be it pretrial or through verdict.

Litigating Cases In Courtrooms Across The Nation