Illinois and Chicago Criminal Defense Attorneys

Edward Johnson and Associates P.C.

Recognized Leaders in Illinois Criminal, Personal Injury, Accident, Civil Forfeiture and Weapons law

Call 708.606.4386 for a free consultation.

Our Attorneys

Bennett Wilcosky
Associate Attorney
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Edward Johnson III
Founding Attorney
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Shayl Wilson
Associate Attorney
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Your life is too important to risk with just any criminal defense attorney. When you walk into the offices of Edward Johnson and Associates P.C., know that you will be treated with respect and no judgment. Each client is assumed innocent until proven guilty and nowhere is that more important than with Edward. Edward’s goal is to make sure that you receive the best possible defense to solidify your rights and your dignity to the fullest extent of the law. Recent victories: Man Acquitted

Carolen White

Carolen’s a former One Million Degree Scholar recipient. This program administers a critical system of support that allows her to reach full personal and professional potential. She has taken the initiative to merge the effort of Julian High School students and the Rainbow Push Coalition to acknowledge the injustice in our legal system, violence in our communities, and mass support for the Justice for Olivia Moody movement.

These actions have produced an award-winning documentary and a successful peace day event aided by the Northwestern Center on Wrongful Convictions – Innocence Project. Carolen is pursuing her undergraduate studies. She is currently enrolled in Constitutional Law and Political Science Courses. She will be graduating next year and will fully concentrate on law school.

IL Licensed Private Detective Jerry Hilger

Jerry Hilger is the President, CEO and Lead Private Detective for SOLVED Investigations, Inc. He is a retired police lieutenant serving over 20 years with a Chicago Suburban police agency. As he rose through the promotional ranks with his department, his police accomplishments include the Lyons Club Officer of the Year Award for the years 2000 and 2005. He was the recipient of honorary recognition into the International Police Hall of Fame in 2001 for his team success during his detective assignment with the Illinois State Police Joint Homicide Task Force. He spent several years revising most and creating many of his police department’s general orders and policies and procedures manuals. His educational achievements include a Master’s Degree in Public Safety Administration (PSA), with a minor in Criminal Justice/Psychology from Lewis University.

Lieutenant Hilger also attended and successfully completed the accredited Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, Police Staff and Command Training Program in 2004. He also served for more than five years as an adjunct instructor for Morton Community College, teaching courses in Organizational Administration and Law Enforcement Policy and Procedures II, and has successfully published research on High-Speed Police Pursuits and The Community Policing Philosophy. Lieutenant Hilger is the proud father of two healthy and talented daughters. For more information on professional investigative services, please log into

Mysirell Green

Mysirell Green assists Edward Johnson as a part-time Investigator and Law Clerk. He accompanies Edward Johnson to the crime scene, to court, and more to provide helpful insights into our cases.

Edward Johnson & Associates P.C.
Phone: 708-606-4386

Chicago Office
555 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60661

Bridgeview Office
9911 South
78th Ave
Hickory Hills, IL 60457

Lakeview Office
3060 N Clybourn Ave
Office #4N
Chicago, IL 60618