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About The Sullivan Firm

Our team is skilled, experienced and aggressive – the type of attorneys you want representing you or your business. We take pride in being highly respected and admired by peers, judges and the media as persistent supporters for those charged with a vast array of crimes.

We understand that being charged with a crime is perhaps the most terrifying experience anyone ever can have and that you need a warrior in the court to get through it. Through comprehensive pretrial groundwork and preparation, we have managed to get hundreds of cases terminated.

Modern, Boutique Law Firm

We’re a modern, boutique law firm with a practice concentrated in, but not limited to, criminal, DUI/DWI, drug possession, expungements as well as real estate law, all family law related matters, business law, litigation, elder law — nursing home neglect and long-term healthcare planning — and estate planning — will and trusts. We also have an entire team dedicated to injury.

Lead attorney Terry Sullivan has been in private practice since 1982. A respected criminal attorney, he has extensive experience as a Cook County State’s Attorney, prosecuting and successfully convicting high-profile cases like John Wayne Gacy and Patricia Columbo.

Courtroom drawing of the John Wayne Gacy Trial by Artist: John Downs, Sun-Times
John Wayne Gacy Trial
Artist: John Downs, Sun-Times

He has also appeared before a United States Senate Select Committee, testifying on juvenile justice.

Terry is firmly committed to continuing legal education and community service. This can be seen in his pro bono work as the Media Liaison on cases like R-Kelly, The Brown’s Chicken Massacre, William Balfour and Officer Jason Van Dyke. Terry has been a familiar face to may many who look to Chicago’s WGN for their news. He has a 20-year stint as their legal analyst and has covered cases from Drew Peterson to the Boston Bombings.

Terry has consistently been named one of the Top Ten Criminal Defense Lawyers in Illinois by the Leading Lawyers Network.

Outstanding Customer Care

Our clients appreciate that they are never handed off to junior lawyers but work directly with highly knowledgeable attorneys who have established relationships within the legal community. We are also proud to have the respect of other attorneys who regularly refer clients to us.

Outstanding customer care is a hallmark of our firm. We are proud to have solid and longstanding trust-based client relationships with clients who come back to us year after year for all their legal work. They know they will always receive timely responses, informed counsel and clear explanations of services rendered.

“I’ve known Terry for a thousand years. A good friend and a wonderful lawyer with an uncanny legal mind. You could not ask for a better opponent or someone better to fight for his client.”

Retired Honorable Janice Bierman