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Joshua Kutnick

Managing Senior of Counsel Joshua Kutnick

Joshua Kutnick

Joshua Kutnick went to college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he majored in English. While a student at Chicago-Kent College of Law, he began clerking for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Eventually becoming licensed under Supreme Court Rule 711, he tried over 50 felony trials while still a law student.

After working for an experienced criminal defense attorney, Josh decided to begin his own practice in 2001. Starting with traffic cases, DUIs, and misdemeanors, his practice advanced quickly to drug/gun possession cases, and other minor felonies. He began to take on criminal appeals. Soon, success at those levels led to Josh’s current practice which involves some of the most serious criminal cases: murder and other violent offenses, large scale drug conspiracy cases, sex crimes, financial crimes, along with many others.

Josh’s greatest ability is to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of both sides of a case. Clients remark that he is one way in his office, calm and comforting yet truthful and realistic. Yet he can be very different in the courtroom, where he can be equally aggressive when needed. He has an almost innate ability to explain the details of law and the criminal justice system to clients and their families.