Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege
Based in Chicago, Michael Schmiege offers zealous criminal defense representation to clients throughout Illinois, including Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County and Will County. He also defends clients against federal matters in U.S. District Courts all over the nation.
Attorney Schmiege defends against all misdemeanor and felony matters, including violent crimes, sex offenses, domestic battery, orders of protection, weapons offenses, arson, white collar crimes, drug crimes, theft, civil rights violations, police misconduct, DUIs and traffic offenses. He handles state and federal matters through trial and post-conviction, including appeals, expungements and probation violations.
Mr. Schmiege fights tirelessly for his clients' freedom and reputation, providing them with aggressive representation in defense of criminal charges. He founded his solo practice, the Law Offices of Michael Schmiege, with the goal of offering effective and dedicated representation to clients whose cases other firms have turned down. His mission is to win the cases others have deemed NOT winnable - against whatever odds.
As a proud graduate of John Marshall Law School, a school dedicated to training attorneys for real world problems, Mr. Schmiege is committed to staying on top of the latest developments in civil rights law, criminal trial practice and sentencing guidelines, giving his clients the best chance of obtaining justice against the state or federal prosecution.
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Criminal Law||Assault and Battery, Bribery, Burglary, Capital Offenses, Civil Forfeiture, Crime Victims Compensation, Criminal Antitrust, Criminal Appeals, Criminal Conspiracy, Criminal Defense, Criminal Forfeiture, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Investigation, Criminal Prosecution, Death Penalty, Drivers License Suspension, Driving While Intoxicated, DUI/DWI, Electronic Surveillance, Expungements, Extortion, Extradition, Federal Criminal Law, Felonies, Forensic Accounting, Forensic DNA, Forensic Medicine, Forensic Science, Forgery, Grand Jury Practice, Habeas Corpus, Hit and Run, Homicide, International Criminal Law, International Extradition, Mail Fraud, Malicious Prosecution, Manslaughter, Misdemeanors, Money Laundering, Murder, Parole and Probation, Post-Conviction Remedies, Search and Seizure, Sex Crimes, Sexual Assault, Shoplifting, Stalking, Theft, Traffic Violations, Vehicular Homicide, Victims Rights, Weapons Charges, White Collar Law, Wire Fraud, Wiretapping|
|Litigation||Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Complex Litigation, Defense Litigation, E-Discovery, Federal Civil Litigation, Federal Litigation, International Litigation, Long-Arm Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Trial Practice, U.S. Supreme Court Litigation|
|White Collar Crime||Embezzlement, White Collar Criminal Defense, White Collar Fraud|
Owner | Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege, P.C.
2005 - 2016
Adjunct Professor | DePaul University College of Law
2012 - 2016
Juris Doctor | The John Marshall Law School
2002 - 2005
B.A. | Villanova University
1995 - 1999
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Chicago, Illinois, Cook County
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