James G. Dimeas
James G. Dimeas is a Chicago-based criminal defense lawyer who has spent the past 25 years concentrating his efforts in the practice of criminal law. Mr. Dimeas concentrates his practice on handling criminal cases in Cook County, DuPage County, and Kane County.
James Dimeas is a life-long resident of the Chicago-area. He is a 1985 graduate of Gordon Tech High School. He is a 1989 graduate of Loyola University of Chicago, having earned a Bachelor of Science degree. He attended the Western Michigan University, Thomas Cooley Law School graduating in 1992 with a law degree. While attending Law School, he would help teach Law classes at Lansing Community College. Upon graduating from law school, he took, and passed, the Illinois Bar Exam the same year and was sworn in as an Illinois lawyer in 1992. He also became a member of the General Bar for the Federal District Court the same year. In addition to the General Bar for the Federal Court in Chicago, James Dimeas is also a member of the Trial Bar for The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Admission to the Trial Bar for the Northern District Federal Court is reserved for those lawyers that have sufficient trial experience to be allowed to do a trial in Federal Court in Chicago. Application for admission to the Trial Bar is required and will only be approved after it is thoroughly reviewed by a panel of Federal Judges in Chicago. James Dimeas has appeared in Federal Court as far away as Las Vegas Nevada for a Mortgage Fraud Federal criminal case and has appeared in Chicago Federal drug cases and in cases involving the Illinois Secretary of State driver’s license scandal, which ultimately ended with the conviction, and the imprisonment of the sitting Governor of Illinois.
James Dimeas is highly experienced in the area of Criminal Law. He has handled several high profile cases that have received media attention. He has appeared on local television programs and in local newspapers. He has been interviewed for his legal opinion by local and national journalists for written and video published material.
James Dimeas is a published author. In 2012, Thomson Reuters, one of the nation's largest publishers of books for lawyers, invited James Dimeas to help write a book for lawyers to instruct them on how to properly and effectively represent criminal defendants who are being prosecuted for the criminal offense of Identity Theft. Mr. Dimeas's submission was chosen to be Chapter 1 of the book.
James Dimeas has a 9.6 "Superb" rating with AVVO. AVVO is an organization that rates all attorneys nationally.
James Dimeas was named a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer" by The National Trial Lawyers in 2015. This honor is only reserved for those criminal defense lawyers who have proven their excellence and who have the profile in their profession to earn this honor.
James Dimeas has been happily married for 18 years and currently lives in the Northwest suburbs of Cook County, within reach of DuPage County and Kane County.