John Eannace Aggressive criminal defense attorney

John J. Eannace

Attorney John J. Eannace John J. Eannace has over thirty-four years of extensive trial experience. He previously served as an assistant State's Attorney for Cook County for fifteen years. In that position he was responsible for the prosecution of several high-profile felony cases, served as supervisor of the Felony Review Unit, and thereafter, was appointed Deputy State's Attorney, serving as Chief of the Criminal Prosecutions Bureau. In the private sector, Mr. Eannace lead a fifty lawyer, in-house, insurance defense law firm. In 1999 he established the Law Offices of John J. Eannace, concentrating his practice on the defense of state and federal criminal cases and the prosecution of significant personal injury matters.

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Trial Experience: Prepared and tried 59 jury trials to verdict and hundreds of felony trials before the court. Trial experience includes several high-profile criminal cases involving murder and other violent crimes, financial crimes, narcotics offenses and personal injury matters. His litigation experience includes several complex, multiple party trials. He has extensive experience with expert witnesses in the fields of forensic science, forensic pathology, psychology, psychiatry, medical experts and accident reconstruction.

Teaching Appointments: Adjunct Professor of Law -The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois. Instructor - Trial Advocacy, Advance Trial Advocacy and Accelerated Trial Advocacy Courses. 1993 - 2006.

*Certified Instructor - National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Notre Dame, Indiana (1990)


Legal - Juris Doctor with Distinction, January 1982
     The John Marshall Law School

Undergraduate - Bachelor of Science with High Honors, May 1979
     Western Illinois University

Professional Activities:

President, Southwest Bar Association (2007)
Chairperson, Criminal Law Committee, Southwest Bar Association (2000 - 2005) Member, Southwest Bar Association, Southwest Bar Association.
17th Session, National Law Institute, U.S. Department of Justice, F.B.I. Academy, Quantico, VA (1994).
Executive Management Program, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (1191, 1993, 1994, 1995).
Arbitrator, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. Mandatory Arbitration Program.


"An Art - Not a Science: A Prosecutor's Perspective on Opening Statements", published in The Prosecutor magazine, volume 31, number 6, November/December 1997.

John J Eannace is an aggressive criminal defense, traffic and personal injury attorney located in Palos Heights, IL.
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