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Joseph M. Fagan

Joseph M. Fagan attended the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, and obtained his Juris Doctor from DePaul University Law School in Chicago.  Joseph was Admitted to practice in Illinois in 1969; Florida in 1975; admitted before the Federal Court in the Northern District of Illinois in 1969, and Central District in 1995; and admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 1980. He served as a Cook County Assistant State's Attorney for 7 years. Joseph is married to Iris Fagan and father to four sons, including attorneys Steven Fagan and Jeffery Fagan, and grandfather to five children. He has been an attorney for over 40 years.

Joseph M. Fagan has defended thousands of misdemeanor and felony criminal and DUI matters, and is one of the most widely respected names in criminal and DUI defense in the Chicago area.

Recent Blog Posts


  • Tackle your DUI with a Seasoned Pro

    No one plans on getting a DUI--but if you do, it is mightily different from a speeding ticket you handled on your own. Jail time, monstrous fines, loss of driving privileges, and more are standard in Illinois--a State that takes DUI/DWI VERY seriously. Joe Fagan practices primarily DUI/DWI defens...
  • A Happy Chicago DUI Client

    To Everyone @ FF&D - I'de like to send my gratitude out to the staff for all of your help in this difficult time of my life. The genuine kindheartedness, generosity & strong work ethic of your entire team has been a blessing throughout my legal process. Thank you all again for your hard work,...
  • Client with two Skokie DUI cases back to back thanks her lawyer Joseph Fagan

    Dear Joe, Thanks so much for all your help over the past two years. Now I'm able to move forward with a fresh start. You taught me a lot through this legal process. Most of all, in the end, I had excellent representation. I would not hesitate to reccomend you to a friend. I am taking away with...

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We regularly appear for Illinois Criminal defense, DUI defense and Traffic violations throughout the Chicago area including Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane and Will county courts, Skokie, Rolling Meadows, Bridgeview, Markham, Maywood, Waukegan, Wheaton, Naperville, Elgin, St. Charles and more.