James G. Dimeas is a nationally-recognized, award-winning criminal defense lawyer, based out of Schaumburg, Illinois who handles criminal cases throughout Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, and Lake County. James Dimeas has spent the past 25 years concentrating in the practice of criminal law. James Dimeas is widely considered to be one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the State of Illinois.
James Dimeas is a life-long resident of the Chicago-area. James Dimeas graduated from Gordon Tech High School in 1985. He attended Loyola University of Chicago, graduating in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He attended the Western Michigan University, Thomas Cooley Law School, graduating in 1992 with a law degree (JD). James Dimeas helped teach Law Classes at Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan. James Dimeas passed the Illinois Bar Exam in 1992, the first time he took it. He was sworn in as an Illinois lawyer by the Illinois Supreme Court in 1992. He became a member of the General Bar for the Northern District of Illinois in 1992. James Dimeas was admitted to the Trial Bar for The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 1995. Admission to the Trial Bar for the Northern District Federal Court is reserved for those lawyers that have sufficient trial experience to be allowed to try a case in Federal Court in the Northern District of Illinois. Application for admission to the Trial Bar is required and will only be approved after it is thoroughly reviewed by a panel of Federal Judges in Chicago. James Dimeas has appeared in Federal Courts as nearby as Chicago and Rockford, and as far away as Las Vegas Nevada for a Mortgage Fraud Federal criminal case. James Dimeas has handled drug cases in Federal Court and cases involving the Illinois Secretary of State driver’s license scandal, which ultimately ended with the conviction, and the imprisonment of the sitting Governor of Illinois.
James Dimeas is a highly-experienced criminal defense attorney. He has handled several noteworthy criminal cases that have received extensive media attention. James Dimeas has appeared on local television news programs and in all the local newspapers. He has been interviewed for his legal opinion by local and national journalists for written and video published material. Other local criminal defense lawyers regularly seek his opinion on how to properly handle their criminal cases.
James Dimeas is a published author. In 2012, Thomson Reuters, one of the nation's largest publishers of books for lawyers, chose James Dimeas to help write a book for lawyers to instruct them on how to properly and effectively represent criminal defendants who are being prosecuted for the crime of Identity Theft. Mr. Dimeas's submission was chosen to be Chapter 1 of the book.
James Dimeas has been rated "Superb" rating by AVVO. AVVO is an organization that rates all attorneys nationally. AVVO’s “Superb” rating is the highest rating possible for any criminal defense lawyer in the United States.
James Dimeas was named a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer" by The National Trial Lawyers in 2015. This honor is reserved for those criminal defense lawyers who have proven their excellence and who have the profile in their profession to earn this honor.
The American Association of Criminal Law Attorneys has recognized James Dimeas as a "Top 10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction." This honor is reserved for criminal defense lawyers who have achieved significant and noteworthy success in the area of Criminal Law.
James Dimeas has been named a "Best DUI Attorney."
Expertise has named James Dimeas as a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago." Expertise uses a rigorous selection process, taking into consideration the reputation, credibility, experience, engagement and professionalism to hand-select a candidate to receive this honor.
James Dimeas has been happily married for 18 years. He lives, and works, in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago in Cook County. His office is located within a short driving distance of all the Courthouses in Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County and Lake County. Mr. Dimeas is actively involved in the local community and his highly respected in the legal community.