The Criminal
Defense You Need
Michael Kawi Law, LLC

If you have been charged with a crime, you face an uphill battle. Prosecutors have an unfair advantage over defendants and aggressively pursue convictions. The best way to protect your rights is to work with a seasoned criminal defense attorney. That’s where Michael Kawi Law, LLC can assist you.

As a leading criminal defense practice serving clients in Southeastern Wisconsin and Illinois, including the areas of Milwaukee, Chicago, Lake, and Cook Counties, we are highly regarded as dedicated advocates of justice.

Lead Attorney Michael Kawi has a proven track record of achieving dismissals and acquittals in cases ranging from assault and domestic violence to drug crimes and homicide. When you meet with us, we will listen to your side of the story, understand your situation, explain your rights, and choose the best line of defense.

We know what’s at stake and will do everything possible to protect your freedom and future. Contact us today to get started with an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area.

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What Sets Us Apart?
Experience | Skill | Determination

Attorney Kawi is a highly experienced criminal defense lawyer licensed to practice in Illinois, Wisconsin, Florida, Texas, and the District of Columbia. Being licensed in multiple states gives our firm access to legal networks and resources to help support your case.

Before starting his practice, Michael spent six years as an Assistant Federal Public Defender, handling the most challenging federal charges, including white-collar charges, complex drug cases, firearms charges, and death penalty cases. In so doing, he honed his trial skills and gained unique insight into countering prosecutors’ tactics.

With comprehensive legal knowledge and experience in the state and federal criminal justice systems, Michael Kawi Law, LLC will work strategically to achieve a favorable outcome and protect your rights at every step.

He was a dedicated lawyer whose hard work was visible...
“Mr. Kawi met and beat every single expectation we had. And frankly some we did not have from a counsel. Working hard during the week and harder for hours during the weekend was a norm. Mr. Kawi was exactly what the doctor had ordered. But more than that for us he was a god send. He was a dedicated lawyer whose hard work was visible. In short Mr. Kawi’s work ethic was second to none. These attributes were paramount in obtaining the result we were praying for.”
— T.M.
Smart, experienced, and dedicated...
“I have worked alongside Mike Kawi in both state and federal courts since 2012. He is smart, experienced, and dedicated to providing his clients zealous representation. He works hard, leaves no stone unturned, and is not afraid to go up against the powerful entities across the aisle or sitting on the bench. I would unquestionably refer my closest friends or family members to Mike for any case in which they might need representation.”
— Marti Morgan, Assistant Federal Defender
I would highly, highly recommend Michael Kawi to anyone...
“I would highly, highly recommend Michael Kawi to anyone. I am not only satisfied with what he did for me, but I strongly believe that Michael Kawi gave me my freedom, by winning my federal jury trial. I was in my seventies during this case, so if I were convicted I would have spent the rest of my life in prison.”
— Eskandar Molavi
Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Illinois state bar association
lake county bar association
Defending Clients Against Criminal
Charges in Wisconsin and Illinois

Our firm defends against all types of criminal offenses, including:

  • Misdemeanors
  • Felonies
  • DUI
  • Drug crimes
  • Domestic violence
  • Assault and battery
  • Property crimes ( theft, burglary)
  • Sex crimes
  • Homicide (manslaughter, murder)
  • Weapons charges

No matter the charges against you, we will treat you with dignity and respect and protect your rights at every step. Remember, our job is not to prove your innocence; the prosecution must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

While we are committed to winning an acquittal or dismissal, we will advise you of options in your best interests. Above all, we will vigorously defend you and work to achieve the best possible outcome for you. When you work with us, you will have peace of mind knowing that our Lake County criminal defense attorney is in your corner.

Why You Need a Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

A conviction for a federal crime can be more severe than a state-level conviction because of the federal sentencing guidelines, which impose minimum and maximum sentences.

As a former federal public defender, Michael Kawi knows his way around the federal court system and understands the rules of criminal procedure, which differ significantly from those of the Illinois courts.

Our firm has the experience to defend clients against a wide range of federal charges, including:

  • Drug Crimes (e.g., trafficking, manufacturing)
  • Conspiracy
  • Racketeering (RICO) violations
  • White Collar Crime
  • Bank fraud
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Securities
  • Immigration crimes
  • Internet crimes (e.g., identity theft, hacking, phishing scams, and child pornography)
  • Firearms charges

If you are under a federal criminal investigation, prosecutors have broad surveillance powers and vast financial resources, putting you at a disadvantage. That’s where Michael Kawi Law, LLC steps in to:

  • Conduct a thorough investigation
  • Examine the prosecution’s evidence (financial statements, documents, emails, surveillance)
  • Identify and interview witnesses
  • Uncover weaknesses in the government’s case against you

Above all, we will work to minimize the impact of the government’s case on your rights, freedom, and future.

Our Firm Is Committed to Justice

At Michael Kawi Law, LLC, we believe anyone accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty and entitled to a well-conceived defense. When your freedom and future are on the line, we will be by your side, guiding you through all aspects of the criminal justice system, from arrest and detention to trial and, if necessary, appeal.

When you partner with us, you will be confident with our experienced criminal defense lawyer in your corner, fighting for justice.

Talk To An Experienced Lake County Criminal Defense Lawyer Today

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If you face criminal charges in Lake County or the surrounding areas of Northeastern Illinois, Milwaukee, or Southeastern Wisconsin, you may be frightened and concerned about your future. Contact Michael Kawi Law, LLC to learn how we can help.

1 Overlook Point, Suite 656
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Call our office 224.220.0938