Criminal Defense & Civil Forfeiture Attorneys

Our powerhouse team has Chicago’s top criminal defense lawyers who are firmly devoted to protecting the rights of their clients

Experts in Illinois Criminal Defense & Civil Forfeiture Law, including:

  • DUI, Drunk Driving
  • Murder and Homicide
  • Civil and Criminal Cash Money Forfeiture
  • Drug Crimes
  • Assault and Battery
  • Physical Abuse and Violence
  • Felony Crimes
  • Misdemeanor Crimes
  • Civil Asset Forfeiture
  • Cash Seizure

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At Edward Johnson and Associates P.C., we take our name seriously. That means we’re all about trust. If you work with our Illinois and Chicago criminal defense law firm, you can trust that you have qualified, experienced, and caring attorneys working tirelessly to help you through this difficult time. Our attorney’s have a goal when they take on a client and that is to not just win their case, but solidify a long and trusting relationship. How do we accomplish this? We being by listening. This is the most crucial step in building a trustworthy relationship. We can’t win your case unless we know what the exact problem is and what our clients expect from our service.

Then, we give you an honest assessment of your case and provide some viable defenses against the criminal charges you’re facing. 

Building trust with clients like you means building a relationship—one that will last beyond the trial. We love hearing from our past clients, and we want them to know we’re there for them if they ever need us again.

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

Do you have questions about a recent arrest or situation in your life? Contact a Chicago criminal defense attorney to discuss your case!

Meet Our Top Ranked Criminal Defense Attorneys & staff

Edward Johnson

Founding Attorney

Edward Johnson founded Edward Johnson Associates P.C. in 2010. Mr. Johnson has been named a the Top 10 Attorneys Under 40 and one of the 10 Best Under 40 by the American Institute of Criminal Defense Attorneys.


Bennett Wilcosky

Associated Attorney

Bennett T. Wilcosky is an attorney at Edward Johnson & Associates P.C. Bennett worked at the McLean County State’s Attorney’s Office prosecuting major felony offenses, including a multi-defendant First Degree Murder.

Shayl Wilson

Associate Attorney

Shayl graduated from the Chicago-Kent College of Law with a focus in Criminal Litigation. He competed in a number of different trial settings, honing his skills and zealously advocating on behalf of his clients criminal defense rights.

Carolen White

Law Clerk

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.

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Jerry Hilger

Private Detective

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.

Mysirell Green

Law Clerk

Mysirell Green assists Edward Johnson accompanies Edward Johnson to the crime scene, to court, and more to provide helpful insights into our cases.

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Edward Johnson and Associates P.C.
1945 S Halsted Street
Suite 309
Chicago, IL 60608

Phone: 708-606-4386