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About Durkin and Roberts Attorneys and Counselors

Durkin & Roberts was founded on March 1, 1984, by Thomas Anthony Durkin and Janis D. Roberts, with a commitment to the principle of defending the rule of law, civil liberties and international human rights by providing the highest quality representation to individuals accused of serious crimes. For more than two decades, the firm has done just that, representing individual criminal defendants and working in complex criminal trials and related civil human rights litigation.

Our firm handles legal matters in the following practice areas: Criminal Trial, Appellate, and Grand Jury Practice in all Federal and State Courts; International Extradition; Attorney Disciplinary Defense; Child Welfare; and Juvenile Justice. We are licensed to practice law in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and California. Mr. Durkin has also been admitted into the Pool of Qualified Civilian Defense Counsel to practice before the Military Commissions in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Durkin & Roberts is currently recognized in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, a distinction only given to select law practices that have earned the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and have been designated as preeminent in their field by their colleagues.

Mr. Durkin was recently recognized by the Leading Lawyers Network as one of Illinois’ top 10 criminal defense attorneys. He was also awarded the "Bill Of Rights In Action Award" by the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago and the Frederick Douglas Human Rights Award from the Southern Center for Human Rights for his work defending the Constitution and working to protect the rights of detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Durkin & Roberts
Attorneys and Counselors

Lincoln Park Office
2446 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614

Loop Office
The Monadnock Building
53 W. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 615
Chicago, IL 60614

ph: 312.913.9300  |  fax: 312.913.9235