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Stephen M. Komie - Chicago, IL - Elite Lawyer
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Elite Lawyer Since 2019

Stephen M. Komie

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense, DUI / DWI, Divorce & Family Law, Appeals

Main Office

Komie and Associates
1 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 4200
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-263-2800

About Stephen M. Komie

Stephen M. Komie is a knowledgeable attorney that has over 40 years of experience successfully representing clients in state, federal, and international trials and appeals. As the founder and a practicing attorney of Komie and Associates, Stephen provides his clients with a dedicated and relentless defense against criminal charges. Attorney Stephen Komie and his team serve clients throughout the state of Illinois.

Over the course of his career, Stephen has been recognized with several honors and awards. Most notably, Attorney Komie served as an ambassador for the Rededication of the Magna Carta in Runnymede, England to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the documents signing. More recently, Stephen was named one of America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys of 2019.

Stephen has always led by example throughout the course of his career. He has been a member of the Illinois State Bar Association since 1973 and has served on the ISBA’s Board of Governors for 18 years. Attorney Komie has helped numerous clients achieve victory in both criminal and civil cases.


National College of DUI Defense Harvard Summer Session (2016 and 2017)
National College of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Public Defenders (1977)
DePaul College of Law (1976), J.D.
University of Arizona, B.A., M.A.

Bar Associations

Illinois State Bar Association
Women's Bar Association of Illinois

Honors & Awards

American Trial Lawyers Association National Public Service Award: July, 1994- Present
ISBA Board of Governors Award: June, 1991- Present
ISBA Certificate of Appreciation: 1986, 1990, 1991, 2001 and 2006- Present
CBA Certificate of Appreciation: 1984 and 1987- Present
Francis W. Parker School Alumni Service Award: 2012- Present
ATLA Top 100 Trial Lawyers Award: 2012- Present
National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Award: 2015- Present
Martindale Hubbell "AV" rating- Present
Super Lawyer: 2004-2017- Present
Illinois Leading Lawyer: 2015-2017- Present
America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys: 2019- Present

Professional Associations

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
DuPage County Bar Association, Justinian Society, Women's Bar Association of Illinois
Chicago Bar Association (CBA) Liaison to ABA Criminal Justice Section
Past Chairperson of Criminal Law, and Defense of Prisoners Committees of the CBA
Member of the American Bar Association: 1976-present
Elected Member of the ABA Criminal Justice Section Council: 1993 - 1995
Founding Member of the Illinois Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) Legal Committee
Member of the Chicago Lincoln American Inn of Court: 2005 - 2007
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