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Steven H. Fagan

Steven Fagan has been a Chicago area practicing attorney since 1998, handling courtroom matters as simple as traffic violations and more complicated issues like felony and misdemeanor criminal and DUI trials. Outside the courtroom, he has years of experience in residential real estate law, protecting clients buying and selling their homes.

Steven graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign with a degree in political science and earned his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Before being admitted to the bar, Steve prosecuted for the village of Arlington Heights, Illinois under a special certificate from the Supreme Court of Illinois. 

Steve began his college career as a Music Performance major and a trombone soloist with the University of Illinois Jazz bands. With over 25 years in practice, Steve has experience in multiple practice areas, including Real Estate law, criminal litigation and appellate work. For over a decade, Steve focused exclusively on on felony and misdemeanor Criminal, DUI and traffic trial defense, but recently, client demand has prompted a return to helping clients with buying and selling their homes. 

Steve practices law with a single-minded devotion to one thing – the needs and desires of the client.  Steve is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the DuPage County Bar Association, and has taught other attorneys in Continuing Legal Education classes regarding criminal and DUI defense. Steven is also a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association. Steve also regularly teaches at continuing legal education courses, and is a featured Illinois Speaker for US Law Shield at firearms self defense seminars. He is also a founding member of Kehilat Chovevei Tzion synagogue, and served as a board member for over a decade, and as head of security for nearly 3 years.

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  • A Chicago area DUI Client praises Lawyer Steven Fagan

    steve was very knowledgeable and very patient as well as he was great at keeping me informed as to what was going on at all times with both of my cases and the outcome on both was great. I surely hope that I don't need him for this kind of thing again but if I did he would be the first call.
  • A DUI Client reviews Illinois DUI Lawyer Steven Fagan

    Steve was a real human being and what impressed me the most was his devotion to his client vs monetary value of his client. He never talked down to me, we were humans first at the same level then we were client/ lawyer. True professional and good man thanks Steve I will always remember you fondly.
  • IL DUI Client recommends Attorney Steven Fagan

    this guy is an honest attorney !!! fixed fees and honest billing also he handled my multiple cases very well...personal service for DUI DWI Also he knows his way around the courtroom a +++ i would use him again in a heartbeat!!!
  • Steve Fagan is a diligent attorney

    I was very pleased with Mr. Fagan's work on my behalf. He is always approachable by phone, email, and in person and answered any and all questions I had on a timely basis with the information I needed. His knowledge of the court system and prosecutors was an invaluable aid and helped me greatly i...
  • A DUI Client praises Chicago DUI Attorney Steven Fagan

    Steve's confidence and knowledgability made me feel much more comfortable and at ease and confident in his ability to represent me and advise me accurately of my options. Although I did not get the outcome I was looking for, Steve did all he could under the circumstances and I would be glad to re...
  • Amazing Argument and No DUI

    I was amazed at Steven's professionalism, knowledge and determination. He is well informed about DUI law and will fight for you and your rights. I was an out of town driver that got pulled over for speeding and running a red light. Eventually the officer arrested me and charged me with DUI. Af...
  • Attorney Steve Fagan is a good Man, very good lawyer

    Most ordinary people when faced with an ordeal such as this, feel overwhelmed, insecure, and fearful of a legal process that is already stacked against them. People feel they will be labeled for life as a Drunk or Looser as the state run ads mention. I know for myself, I also felt I let a lot of ...
  • A lawyer that comes from a family tradition of lawyers

    I received excellent service. This lawyer is a bit more pricey, but he and his family is well know in the local courts and very well respected by the judges and other lawyers.
  • Steve Fagan is the best investment i have made in years

    Steve was had a great combination of intelligence and personality. His knowledge of the law was only overshadowed by his ability to work the court room. My only regret is that I did not get to see him litigate in front of a jury. The artistry of his work allowed me to accept a plea agreement that...
  • Success in my Illinois DUI Case - Thanks to Steve Fagan

    Steve Fagan was very professional and organized. In a stressful situation, it is of the greatest importance to feel comfortable and confident in your lawyer. He is extremely experienced, kind and made me feel at ease when going through my case. His staff was also responsive and efficient. My outc...
  • Highest recommendation from a former DUI client

    I found Steve to be very professional but not stale. He made me feel very comfortable from my initial consultation onward. I found his partners and staff to be as professional and as enjoyable to work with as Steve. As for the handling of my case, Steve was extremely responsive and explai...
  • Steve Fagan helped me through a difficult DUI process

    I had a very good experience with Fagan, Fagan & Davis. Within 24 hours of leaving a message for Steve Fagan he returned my call. He walked me through the process and gave me an assurance that things would work out. He is knowledgeable and really showed a concern for me as an individual and did n...
  • An Chicago DUI attorney with integrity

    Steven is honest & hard-working and his knowledge of the law is superior. A pleasure to work with no matter how complicated the situation. I was lucky enough to work with Steven. I always found him to be looking for ways to do the best results for his clients.Steven always responded quickly and u...
  • Attorney Steven Fagan is highly accessible

    The fact that I did not have any legal background as well as the exacerbating circumstance that the sentence could have life changing consequences manifested in me asking him a lot of questions. He was accessible to answer all my questions, no matter how many times I have asked them before. This ...
  • Chicago DUI Attorney Steven Fagan Went Above and Beyond

    Recently, Steven Fagan represented me in an alleged DUI case. Mr. Fagan went above and beyond while serving as counsel. He obtained and thoroughly reviewed all police data, argued the validity of certain police procedures and won the case on my behalf. I greatly appreciate Mr. Fagan's attention t...
  • A Chicago area DUI client recommends Steven Fagan

    Steve knows the law! He is not afraid of the judge. He fought for my rights on a dui case all my charges were dropped! They overextended me a plea deal but Steve and his partners knew I could beat it so they did not take the deal! They work there buts off for your rights and not just take your mo...

Chicago Traffic DUI and Criminal Defense, and Illinois Real Estate

If you are facing a Traffic Offense, DUI or criminal office in the Greater Chicago area, including Cook, Lake, Kane, Will or DuPage Counties, we will review your case with you at no charge and discuss what you face and how we can help. If you need help with buying or selling Real Estate anywhere in northern Illinois, give us a call, we can help.

Where do we appear in court?

Our Lincolnwood office is strategically located minutes from the Edens expressway, and our Loop office is just across the street from the Daley Center. We handle real estate closings throughout northern Illinois, and regularly appear in court for Illinois DUI, Criminal and Traffic ticket defense throughout the Chicago area including Cook, Lake, Kane, Will and DuPage counties. This includes Chicago, Skokie, Rolling Meadows, Bridgeview, Markham, Maywood, Waukegan, Mundelein, Wheaton, Addison, Naperville, Joliet, Elgin, St Charles and more.