James G. Dimeas
James Dimeas is a criminal defense attorney with 24 years of experience working on serious criminal cases. James is one of the few attorneys in Illinois that has won all his cases in DuPage County.
James represents clients in cases involving serious state and federal charges, has been featured on WGN News, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, and numerous other publications. James has represented clients in several high profile cases, including a man involved in the Illinois Secretary of State driver's license scandal, a young man charged with killing a 16 year old rival gang member on a Chicago street who may have been framed by a corrupt Chicago Police Detective, a father charged with the murder of his 4 month old infant son in Will County, a Chicago Public School teacher charged with having sex with her underage students, a young man in DuPage County cleared of an alleged rape after a jury trial, a man charged with stabbing his former lover in the eyes numerous times and permanently blinding her, a man who was charged with being involved in a murder in the South Suburbs that was covered by the national media, a man charged with the AK-47 shooting of a female friend and the subsequent burning of her body, as well as many other high profile cases throughout Illinois.
James started practicing law in 1992 when he started working for one of Chicago's busiest Plaintiff's personal injury firms. Within a couple of months of becoming a lawyer, James was doing jury trials at the Daley Center, and taking on powerful insurance companies and their experienced and high priced lawyers.
James is licensed to practice in all Illinois state courts, the 7th Federal Circuit Court, is a member of the Federal Trial Bar and has appeared in Federal Courts as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada.
James is also a published author having written Chapter 1 of " Strategies for Defending Identity Theft Cases: Leading Lawyers on Understanding Identity Theft Crime, Preparing a Thorough Defense, and Managing Technological Evidence (Inside the Minds) " a book published by Thomson Reuters, that helps teach attorneys how to successfully defend defendants charged with Identity Theft crimes. As a leading lawyer, James "wrote the book" on how to defend people charged with Identity Theft crimes and has been contacted by reporters and other authors for his opinion on such crimes.
In 2015 James was extended an invitation to join The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers. To become a Member of this prestigious organization you have to receive a special invitation and is reserved only to a select few attorneys who have a proven history of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. This honor is only reserved for the "best of the best." James is currently a proud member of this prestigious organization.