Donahue, Sowa & Magana is one of the oldest law firms in Illinois dedicated solely to criminal defense. We have successfully defended people accused of a variety of felonies and misdemeanors at all levels of Illinois courts, including juvenile, circuit, appellate, and the Supreme Court.

Contact us today to discuss your criminal defense representation.

May 2014 Update: Attorney Jack Donahue, Lawyer for Man Charged in NIU Hazing Death, Challenges Illinois Law

Criminal defense attorney John "Jack" Donahue represents the former chapter president of Pi Kappa Alpha, an off-campus fraternity, where another student and freshman fraternity pledge was found unresponsive. Donahue challenges state laws regarding his client's pending felony charges.

Read Updates from the Chicago Tribune:
State's felony hazing law withstands challenge (5/30/14)
Lawyers for men charged in NIU hazing death challenge law (4/25/14)

Illinois Criminal Defense Attorneys with Experience You Can Trust

At Donahue, Sowa & Magana, our experienced criminal defense attorneys include a former prosecutor, law enforcement officer, and trial attorney with the highest rating from the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. We hold our attorneys to impeccable professional standards; when you come to our law firm, you can be assured that you will be treated with honesty and respect.

Effectively Handling All Aspects of Criminal Defense Representation

We are criminal defense attorneys who can effectively handle complex criminal cases, beginning with the earliest stages of a police investigation.

When needed, we employ investigators and forensic scientists to provide or dispute corroborative scientific evidence. We will also look for alternatives to criminal prosecution-such as court supervision or drug court-if it serves our client's best interest.

Our criminal defense focus allows us to provide skilled representation in all Illinois criminal matters, including:

Contact One of Our Illinois Criminal Law Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been accused of a felony or misdemeanor in northern Illinois, contact a criminal defense lawyer at one of the oldest criminal defense firms in Illinois - Donahue, Sowa & Magana. Call us at our Naperville or St. Charles office.

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Donahue, Sowa & Magana—with offices in St. Charles and Naperville, Illinois—is dedicated to defending the rights of people throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, including the cities such as DeKalb, Naperville, Wheaton, Joliet, Downers Grove, Elgin, and Aurora. Cook County • Will County • DeKalb County • DuPage County • Kane County
Kendall County • McHenry County