Illinois Homicide Defense Lawyers

West Chicago Homicide Lawyer

Homicide and Manslaughter Defense Attorneys Serving Clients In Cook, Kane, DuPage, DeKalb and Will Counties

If you have been accused of killing another person, you need legal representation that is prepared to handle complex cases, especially if it is for capital murder. You need criminal defense attorneys that have experience with multiple witnesses, independent investigations, and evaluating corroborative scientific evidence including blood, DNA, and other crime scene forensic evidence. The criminal defense attorneys at Donahue, Sowa & Magana, one of the oldest law firms devoted to criminal defense in Illinois, have the experience and resources to handle first-degree murder and related charges.

Experienced Illinois Homicide Defense Lawyer

At Donahue, Sowa & Magana, we are committed to defending our clients accused of homicide with the depth of our experience and skills. Two of our attorneys--John Donahue and Glenn Sowa --are certified by the Capital Litigation Bar to handle death penalty cases. Without this certification, an attorney cannot even file an appearance in a capital trial. We have litigated complex trials involving hundreds of witnesses, and employed scientific experts as diverse as entomologists (experts in insects), forensic pathologists, and blood splatter experts.

Our criminal defense attorneys have successfully defended people accused of many violent crimes, such as:

  • Homicide--including capital murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Solicitation to commit murder
  • Vehicular or Reckless homicide
  • Shaken baby syndrome

An example of cases we have handled is People v. Marilynn Lemak. (This case can be found at 205 Ill.2d 618, 803 N.E.2d 492)

In addition to homicide defense, Donahue, Sowa & Magana has an extensive criminal appeals practice, and offers effective criminal defense in all Illinois felonies and misdemeanors, including domestic violence, sexual offenses, and drug crimes.

Contact an Illinois Homicide Lawyer

If you have been accused of first-degree murder in Chicago or any of its suburbs, contact the attorneys with the experience to handle complex homicide and capital murder trials at Donahue, Sowa & Magana at either our Naperville or St. Charles office.

Si habla espanol, comuniquese con la abogada Patricia Magana.

Two convenient locations.

Naperville: 630-505-5200 St. Charles: 630-762-1780
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Naperville Office 1555 Bond Street, Suite 103, Naperville, IL 60563 630-505-5200 630-596-9402
St. Charles Office 240 W. River Drive, St. Charles, IL 60174 630-762-1780 630-513-0109