John Eannace Aggressive criminal defense attorney

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John Eannace is The Attorney for a Serious Criminal Case

I don't know what we would have done without Attorney Eannace on our daughter's serious criminal case.

Almost a year ago our daughter was accused of something we feel was a set up and extortion. We were devastated and did not know what to do. John led us through the legal process with utmost precision. The police made us feel our daughter was guilty, but we truly believed she was NOT!

John's knowledge and expertise as a lawyer is unsurpassed. He is smooth! Other attorneys we noticed in the courtroom would get loud and out of control. John always remained calm and cool before the judge. He is very comfortable with his peers and stood up for our daughter against the States Attorney. We feel being a former States Attorney himself aided in our defense.

We highly recommend John Eannace for your defense in a felony or serious criminal crime. He explained the choices and legal process very clearly and helped us understand everything we were going through. John showed compassion for our daughter, was always available by phone, and tried to schedule according to our needs. We are so very grateful that our daughter did not go to jail.

We cannot thank you enough John Eannace!!

Thankful - August 9, 2016

Exceptional Criminal Defense Lawyer

I offer the highest possible recommendation for Mr. Eannace to represent anyone that requires a criminal defense attorney. I am beyond extremely happy with the representation I received from Attorney John J. Eannace. This was my first time dealing with the criminal legal system and I did not know what to do or where to turn. My fears were put to rest when I found Mr. Eannace. He is very qualified. Mr. Eannace is very detailed and meticulous with every step he takes. He takes the time to explain everything and manage expectations. He under promises and over delivers and that is a very big RARE with your fellow lawyers out there!

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    In 2009, I was indicted on multiple Class 1 White-Collar Felonies. The prosecutors assured us that they had me in the hole and were assuring us that I was going down. Through various preliminary hearings and motions, Mr. Eannace, calm cool and collective, he got the Judge to tell the prosecutors that their case was weak and couldn't hold water in his courtroom. The case was dismissed! A few months later the prosecutors brought forth a second indictment, 33 Counts of Felonies based on Organizing a Continuing Financial Crime Enterprise (OCFCE AKA: RICO) I was facing 30 years of prison time. We fought this case for 31 months with multiple hearings, motions and conferences. Prior to even going to trial Mr. Eannace was successful at getting the court to rule that 21 of the 33 counts had no merit and must be barred from this case and the court must never even hear them as part of our case. At this point I'm fighting 12 counts not 33! We make the decision to go to trial since the government was offering me an unfavorable deal. I couldn't imagine having a different lawyer at trial. Mr. Eannace dominates the court room. His trial skills are exceptional. His ability to conduct both direct and cross examination is truly incomparable. He controls the court room. At times I witnessed random citizens that witnessed his performance during my trial come up and compliment him on his ability to be a power house in his delivery. To have a lawyer that can draft an amazing motion is one thing, but to be able to conduct an amazing trial and continuously poke holes into the prosecutors evidence is another. Many people starting to go through what I went through don't even know what it's like to work with a lawyer that's not just a Scientist, but also an Artist. Mr. Eannace is truly a breath of fresh air.

    Two long weeks of trial and the verdict comes. Guilty and I'm sentenced to 12 years of penal time. Mr. Eannace does not agree with the verdict and insists on move forward to file for appeal. The appellate court ruled in our favor and ordered the trial court to simply resentence me. I was resentenced to a term that allowed me to be immediately eligible for work-release which practically is home! While I was incarcerated, Mr. Eannace was in complete accessibility by phone, mail and person. He kept me in-the-loop on my appellate status. He communicated with my family and made them extremely comfortable. He called everyone he thought was essential to me getting to work-release which is a very limited program for a limited amount of inmates.

    People! I can't tell you enough! I will never be represented by anyone else other than Mr. Eannace and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. You should hire Mr. Eannace to defend you! Whenever you I offer myself as a live testimony to you at his office. I would like to keep my full name confidential. However, I will make myself available shall you decide to have Mr. Eannace represent you. Good Luck!

Ed - August 19, 2016

Hands Down An Excellent Lawyer

I recently had DUI case I was fighting and John helped me beat it! I would recommend him to anyone, he's reliable, knowledgeable, and was very patient with me. He explained everything step by step and gave me the best advice to his knowledge.. real sharp man. I would definitely hire him again he knows what he's doing! Thanks again john!

Natalie - August 17, 2016

Stellar Litigator

John represented my uncle, AP, in a complex criminal case with multiple barriers. Despite the language barrier between John and my uncle, he was extremely patient and exercised sound judgement in gathering the information needed in order to strategically execute his defense. He proposed different strategy that made sense to us all, met with us numerous times to counsel, assist and provide guidance as needed. John is fearless, smart, thoughtful and more importantly, not afraid to speak the truth in court. I absolutely recommend his legal services. Thank you so much John for making sure that my uncle did not end up in jail for a crime he didn't commit.

Client - March 23, 2015

Excellent Attorney...Easy to work with!

My family has hired John for multiple issues, both basic and complex. John asks the right questions and is very clear about steps and outcomes. He is thorough, patient, organized and extremely skilled. In a particular case, he identified solutions and options that no other attorneys considered. John drives solutions with focus, dedication and incredible knowledge of the law. He is not only a practitioner but also a professor of law. John is more than get incredible value. We trust John completely and are fortunate to know him.

Client - June 14, 2016

Knowledgeable and Reliable Attorney,
I hired John Eannace back in October for a DUI case. The moment I hired him he was very concerned and focused on my case. Definitely kept me informed of everything that was going on and that I myself had to do. He never gave up on me and he beat my case!! He did an outstanding job even the judge acknowledged his work. I definitely recommend John. He's a fighter he does not give up on his clients.

Ariana - April 24, 2016

Great Lawyer

I had a traffic court case on a speeding matter (past 3 months) and took the service of Mr. Eannace. With help from John I was able to get a sentence mitigation for my case.

He kept me well informed of what the expectations would be going into court and was very knowledgeable on all subjects related to my case. We were scheduled to have two visits to court and required one more visit because the state did not review my mitigation letter submitted and John was there the entire process.

I would recommend John for any services you may require.

Lionel - March 17, 2015

Great Attorney to Work With
I worked with John during my first home buying experience. He was extremely knowledgeable regarding the process and took the time to explain everything from the beginning to me. John was always available when I had questions, and showed that he cared about helping me. When I asked questions about the legal issues regarding specific situations that might arise, John was able to provide answers on the spot so that I could make informed decisions. The whole process went very smoothly, and I owe a major part of that to John! I would definitely recommend John for anyone going through a home purchase, and I would love to work with him in the future if I have the opportunity!

Client - July 14, 2015

Attorney Endorsements

Well-liked by Judges for his decorum and preparedness, known as a top-notch litigator, and highly-respected by prosecutors and defense attorneys alike, John Eannace will provide you with the very best representation. John is a hard worker, who devotes his time, attention and care to every case he handles - from minor moving violations to violent crimes. If you are in need of a criminal attorney whose demeanor, thoughtfulness and skills are the very best, meet with John Eannace.

Jason Danielian - Attorney

I have known and worked with John for the past 10 years. Among other cases, we have also worked on two murder cases together throughout the years. John is not only highly competent as well as an expert in his field, but he also enjoys a great deal of respect and regard in the legal community, from both his colleagues and the judges that he appears before. Finally, I also have to say that John has been a great mentor to me and is always eager to assist his fellow attorneys. If I ever need a criminal defense lawyer, no one but John would be my guy!

Fred Joshua - Divorce and separation Attorney

I have known John Eannace personally and professionally for over 25 years. I have been greatly impressed by his professional expertise and by his personal demeanor. I have referred many clients to him for civil litigation and criminal defense, and my clients have thanked me for the referral. I know John to be a thorough, careful and highly competent lawyer, as well as a kind and honorable man. I endorse him without reservation.

David Schlack - Tax Attorney

I endorse this lawyer. I've Known John for over 30 years since we worked together in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. I still speak with and see John often. He is a terrific lawyer. He is one of the best lawyers I ever tried a jury trial with. You can't go wrong hiring John as your lawyer.

Charles Boskey - Retired Prosecutor

I have known John Eannace for almost 20 years. Over the years, I have referred numerous criminal cases to him and he has done an excellent job on those matters. I would not hesitate to refer cases to him in the future. He is intelligent, conscientious and well-respected in the legal community. I endorse and highly recommend John Eannace.

Kelly McGinnity - Probate/Tax Attorney

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