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Attorney John DeLeon Celebrates more than 35 Years of Client Advocacy Success


Mr. DeLeon parlays his extensive knowledge of the law and sharp trial skills
into his role as an advocate for the accused in all types of criminal cases

Chicago, IL, November 2, 2015, Attorney John DeLeon has been recognized for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in criminal defense law and in protecting the civil rights of his clients.

Mr. DeLeon excels in his field due to a combination of his expansive trial experience and educational background. After receiving a Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law, he developed his litigating expertise in the various courtrooms of Illinois and throughout the Midwest. His focus includes but is not limited to criminal law and civil rights violations.

Recognized for more than three and a half decades of invaluable contributions to his field, Mr. DeLeon parlays his extensive knowledge of the law and sharp trial skills into his role as an advocate for the accused in all types of criminal cases. As an acclaimed professional in his field, Mr. DeLeon has gained the respect and recognition of judges, prosecutors, law enforcement and fellow defense attorneys throughout Illinois. He has been an active participant in Supreme Court Justice Thomas Fitzgerald's Committee for the Selection of Judges in the State of Illinois. He maintains relevancy within his field by affiliating himself with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the West Suburban Bar Association and the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois.

Mr. DeLeon has appeared in various newspaper articles in the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times for his criminal defense work. He has been honored as a Thomson Reuters, Chicago Magazine, Illinois Super Lawyer every year from 2005 to 2015­, a distinction given to less than 5% of all attorneys in Illinois and awarded for outstanding achievement. Mr. DeLeon was also recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer of Illinois by the American Trial Lawyers Association in 2009, 2010, and 2011.  A recognized example of excellence in his industry, he has appeared on NBC-Universal Telemundo News and Univision News as a legal consultant on various high profile national and local cases. Most recently, Mr. DeLeon was featured in the 2015 BBC Two Current Affairs documentary series, “This World”: “Secrets of Mexico’s Drug War.” 

In conjunction to qualifying for inclusion in the 2015-2016 edition of the Worldwide Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs, he has received special recognition for his tireless work in the Chicago area from various community groups such as: Catholic Charities’ “Guardian Angel Award,” Campus Crusade Metro Chicago Youth for Christ’s “Special Friend of Youth Award,” Mexican American Lawyers Association’s “Attorney of the Year Award,” the State of Illinois American Legion’s “Award of Excellence,” the Latin American Police Association’s “Community Service Award,” and the Chicago’s St. Francis Wildcats “Man of the Year Award.”

As an active bilingual member of the Hispanic community, John DeLeon continues to build and expand his practice in Chicago and the surrounding areas.  He serves his clients through aggressive defense representation, fights for people’s rights and has secured successful case results for countless clients.

Contact information:

John DeLeon & Associates
53 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 1515
Chicago, IL 60604
T: 312-347-0024
T. 312-320-0202
F: 312-554-8780