Defense Team

Chicagoland Criminal Defense Lawyer

Mr. Johnson was named one of the “Top 20 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Chicago” in 2018 by Expertise Website.

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Edward Johnson

Edward Johnson is a lawyer who genuinely cares about the well-being of his clients. �� nominated him as a rising star in criminal defense in 2016 – 2018. �He was named one of the��Top 10� Criminal Defense Lawyer under 40�in Illinois by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys 2014-2018 because of his success in his cases and his drive to help his clients. He graduated from the University of Denver�s Sturm College of Law. �Edward Johnson draws on his extensive experience, both here in the state of Illinois and his time in the Colorado criminal defense system. �He has passed the bar in both Illinois and Colorado. �His vast experience in the courtroom and the in-depth knowledge of federal and state criminal law has proven to be a winning combination for his clients’ legal defense. His ability to portray his defendants in a positive light and artfully present arguments that win over both judges and juries have repeatedly proven to be a winning strategy.

When Edward Johnson decides to take on a case, he not only commits to the client; he commits to the research, dedication, and tenacity required to pursue all legal avenues to ensure the best possible defense for all of his clients. Your life is too important to risk with just any criminal defense attorney. When you walk into the offices of Edward Johnson, 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

Bennett T. Wilcosky

Bennett T. Wilcosky is an attorney who uses his knowledge of the criminal justice system to ensure your rights are respected. While earning his Bachelor�s Degree in Criminal Justice Sciences, Bennett worked for the McLean County State�s Attorney�s Office where he focused his efforts on prosecuting major felony offenses, including a multi-defendant First-Degree Murder case. This experience not only reinforced Bennett�s passion for criminal law but also provided him with first-hand exposure to the flaws in America�s justice system. Bennett knew he wanted to defend clients against a broken system, so he promptly enrolled in IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. He studied courses which would help him defend clients both inside and outside the courtroom. Between classes, Bennett received additional hands-on experience working at criminal defense and civil rights law firms across Chicago.

After graduating from law school, Bennett was admitted to the Illinois State Bar, and continued working with clients facing serious criminal offenses. Bennett Wilcosky will use his criminal law experience to stand by your side in your fight against the criminal justice system.

Carolen White

Carolen�s a former One Million Degree Scholar recipient. This program administers a critical system of support which 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

SOLVED Investigations, Inc

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 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.