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Steven C. Haney - Joliet, IL

116 N. Chicago StreetSuite 301 Joliet, IL 60432

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Joliet Criminal Law Lawyer

Overview

Steve began his legal career in 1985 as a prosecutor in the office of the Will County state's attorney. After prosecuting all misdemeanor offenses, including DUI offenses and other serious traffic violations, he was elevated to prosecuting felonies in 1986. This experience included the investigation, negotiation and trial of all levels of felony prosecution including capital offenses, narcotics violations, and sexual assault/abuse charges...

Steve began his legal career in 1985 as a prosecutor in the office of the Will County state's attorney. After prosecuting all misdemeanor offenses, including DUI offenses and other serious traffic violations, he was elevated to prosecuting felonies in 1986. This experience included the investigation, negotiation and trial of all levels of felony prosecution including capital offenses, narcotics violations, and sexual assault/abuse charges.

In 1989, Steve left the office of the state's attorney to work in the Joliet office of the Chicago law firm of Rooks, Pitts & Poust. This experience included the litigation and negotiation of multimillion-dollar injury claims involving defective products, medical malpractice, insurance disputes, automobile accidents and construction injuries.

In 1993, he left the Office of Rooks, Pitts & Poust to form his own law firm concentrating on criminal and injury cases. In the past 20-plus years, Steve has been involved as lead counsel in some of the areas most publicized criminal and personal injury trials, including the Cosco crib case, the Escobel firebombing murder, and the Tennant family quadruple homicide/arson trial.

Steve lives in Plainfield, Illinois with his wife, Jane, and their three sons, Kyle, Colin and Cameron.

Former prosecutor with over 25 years of courtroom experience.

About Steven C. Haney

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • DUI/DWI
  • Burglary/Theft
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Domestic Battery
  • Drug Possession
  • Weapon Charges
  • Felony
  • Misdemeanors
  • Revoked License
  • Reinstatement of License
  • Criminal Law - Federal (White Collar Crime)
  • Traffic Violations

Litigation

  • 100%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1996

Specialties and Certifications

  • Death Penalty Litigation, Illinois Supreme Court, 2002

Other Affiliations

  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Member)
  • Capital Litigation Trial Bar (Lead Counsel Certified)
  • Will County Bar Association (Member)
  • Will County Criminal Bar (Chairman)
  • Federal Court Trial Bar (Member)

Past Positions

  • Rooks, Pitts & Poust, Associate Attorney, 1989 - 1993
  • Will County States Attorney Office, Assistant of S.A., 1985 - 1989

Education

  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    J.D.
  • Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI
    B.S. - Economics and Business Administration

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

116 N. Chicago StreetSuite 301 Joliet, IL 60432

Fax

  • 815-723-5686

Office Hours

Monday thru Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Saturday: By Appointment)

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Steven C. Haney

Included on the 2024 Illinois list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers list

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