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Steven H. Fagan

Steven Fagan has been a Chicago area practicing attorney since 1998, handling courtroom matters as simple as traffic violations and more complicated issues like felony and misdemeanor criminal and DUI trials. Outside the courtroom, he has years of experience in residential real estate law, protecting clients buying and selling their homes.

Steven graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign with a degree in political science and earned his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Before being admitted to the bar, Steve prosecuted for the village of Arlington Heights, Illinois under a special certificate from the Supreme Court of Illinois. 

Steve began his college career as a Music Performance major and a trombone soloist with the University of Illinois Jazz bands. With over 25 years in practice, Steve has experience in multiple practice areas, including Real Estate law, criminal litigation and appellate work. For over a decade, Steve focused exclusively on on felony and misdemeanor Criminal, DUI and traffic trial defense, but recently, client demand has prompted a return to helping clients with buying and selling their homes. 

Steve practices law with a single-minded devotion to one thing – the needs and desires of the client.  Steve is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the DuPage County Bar Association, and has taught other attorneys in Continuing Legal Education classes regarding criminal and DUI defense. Steven is also a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association. Steve also regularly teaches at continuing legal education courses, and is a featured Illinois Speaker for US Law Shield at firearms self defense seminars. He is also a founding member of Kehilat Chovevei Tzion synagogue, and served as a board member for over a decade, and as head of security for nearly 3 years.

Recent Blog Posts


  • Extremely grateful to Steven Fagan for help with my DUI

    We went through a nightmare of a DUI case where I could not believe these charges were brought against us because I knew we were not guilty. We went through a safety check and the next thing I knew my husband was in jail and the police were taking away our vehicle. I was with my husband coming ho...
  • IL DUI Client recommends Attorney Steven Fagan

    this guy is an honest attorney !!! fixed fees and honest billing also he handled my multiple cases very well...personal service for DUI DWI Also he knows his way around the courtroom a +++ i would use him again in a heartbeat!!!
  • Attorney Steven Fagan is highly accessible

    The fact that I did not have any legal background as well as the exacerbating circumstance that the sentence could have life changing consequences manifested in me asking him a lot of questions. He was accessible to answer all my questions, no matter how many times I have asked them before. This ...
  • Steve Fagan is the best investment i have made in years

    Steve was had a great combination of intelligence and personality. His knowledge of the law was only overshadowed by his ability to work the court room. My only regret is that I did not get to see him litigate in front of a jury. The artistry of his work allowed me to accept a plea agreement that...

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