Glenn M. Sowa
St. Charles, Illinois
Northern Illinois University: Bachelor of Science - 1970, Master of Science - 1974,
Juris Doctorate - 1982
Associations: Federal Bar, Illinois State Bar, American Bar Association, DuPage County Bar, Kane County Bar, Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Mr. Sowa was a Special Agent in the Illinois Bureau of Investigation, the State Police agency for investigating narcotics and organized crime, and later became an Assistant State's Attorney in DuPage County. Prominently active in the Kane County Bar, he is a member of its Criminal Law Committee and Courthouse Design Committee, and a lecturer on ethics and criminal law for the Kane County Bar Association Criminal Law Committee Seminars. Mr. Sowa is the past Chairman of the Criminal Law Committee.
Mr. Sowa manages our office in St. Charles, handling cases in Kane, DeKalb, Kendall and outlying counties.
I engaged the services of Glenn Sowa on December 2010 on behalf of my 19 year old son. My son was arrested and charged with three class X felonies and because of Illinois mandatory minimum sentencing, my son was looking at potentially a 30 year plus sentence if found guilty of the charges. Glenn Sowa discussed all the details with my son and we also enlisted the services of a private investigator to look into other aspects of my son's case. The final outcome of the case was that one of the charges was dropped and a second charge was reduced and a plea deal for 7 years of which my son will only serve 3 and 1/2 years. Glenn Sowa is well known by all prosecutors and well respected by associates within the defense attorney arena and in the counties that he works within. He is a wealth of knowledge and is quick to respond via phone or email at anytime and extremely tech savvy. He has an attention to detail and will discuss all possible options with his clients. Mr. Sowa is of impeccable character and I would highly recommend his services for anyone facing an criminal charges.
Mr. Sowa has extensive experience in the defense of felonies and misdemeanors, including murder, armed robbery, aggravated criminal sexual assault, controlled substances, DUI, and other offenses. He was chosen by the United Auto Workers Union to represent its members at the Montgomery, Illinois, facility and has won acquittals on many prominent cases. Mr. Sowa also has utilized medical experts, jury consultants, and eye-witness identification professionals in the defense of criminal cases. Mr. Sowa has also been admitted to the Capital Litigation Bar as Lead Counsel, the certification required to defend death penalty cases in Illinois.
- Areas of Practice:
- Criminal Defense Law
- Traffic Law
- Sex Offenses
- Bar Admissions:
- Illinois, 1983
- U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1983
- Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois, 1983
- Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, 1974
- Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, 1971
- Professional Associations and Memberships:
- DuPage County Bar Association
- Kane County Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Past Employment Positions:
- DuPage County State's Attorney's Office, 1983 - 1985
- Illinois Bureau of Investigation, State Police, Special Agent, 1971 - 1983