The Legal Defenders, P.C.

Chicago Criminal Defense Attorneys

You Have Been Arrested – Your Future Is On the Line

Nothing is more important than your freedom and your future when you are facing a criminal prosecution.

The State is looking to send you to prison and to destroy your future. The police officer that arrested you is being paid by the state. The prosecutor that is trying to convict you is being paid by the state.

The judge that is presiding over your case is being paid by the state. Even the jury, the people that are going to decide your guilt or innocence, are being paid by the state.

This is why it is critical that you hire a lawyer who is not afraid to fight for you and take on the system to preserve your freedom and protect your future. You deserve a criminal justice attorney that has a proven track record of winning cases that other attorneys would be afraid to take. An attorney that will do all it takes to fight for you, because your case is all that matters to you.



James Dimeas is a 23-year veteran litigator with extensive trial experience who works on complex criminal cases.
He represents clients in cases involving serious state and federal charges, has been featured in the news, and has been quoted in numerous newspaper articles.
Mr. Dimeas is licensed to practice in all Illinois courts, the 7th Federal Circuit Court and is a member of the Federal Trial Bar.


Ioakimidis_100x100With over 21 years of experience, attorney John Ioakimidis has helped hundreds of people avoid jail and fines. He has appeared on local TV and radio shows, referenced to in newspaper articles, was featured speaker at Mayor Daley’s Kid Start Program and served as Cook County Arbitrator.
In addition to earning his law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, he received a Bachelor’s degree in American Government and a Master’s degree in International Relations.
Chicago criminal defense attorney John Ioakimidis is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the 7th Federal Circuit and all Illinois Courts.

The Legal Defenders, P.C.

The experienced attorneys at Legal Defenders, P.C., have many decades of experience taking on the police and prosecutors and helping thousands of people throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs to avoid jail and criminal convictions.

The Legal Defenders, P.C., have the knowledge and experience to fight your case and help you preserve your freedom and your future.

We will be on your side and will be there to protect you and will do everything we can to win your case.

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Our law firm offers

High success rates

We’ve helped hundreds avoid jail, fines or both. In criminal cases, winning is everything.

Experienced attorneys

We have at least 15 years of experience. We spend our days in Court — we are aware of changes to the laws and local court. We know what we are doing!

Flat fees

Our fees are very reasonable. We do not bill by the hour. We evaluate your case and quote you a reasonable flat fee. Straight talk and fair fees!

Attorney access

We give you our email and cell phone number so you can have direct access. We are here to help you!


We only take criminal cases. Beware of attorneys who claim to be criminal defence attorneys that are really real estate attorneys and divorce attorneys. Our attorneys only handle criminal cases.

Important relationships

We have years of experience — we’ve developed professional relationships with prosecutors and judges which we use to help you.

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