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WE SERVE LAKE, COOK, MCHENRY, DUPAGE, WILL AND KANE COUNTIES

Three Former Prosecutors On Your Side

With over 90 years of criminal law experience, McCollum Hodgkinson & Nikitas has what is takes to defend and win your case.

25,000+

SUCCESSFUL CRIMINAL CASES

120+

5-STAR GOOGLE REVIEWS

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former prosecutors

Our Attorneys

Three former prosecutors. 90+ years of combined experience. Working for you.

Meet Steve, Dan and Greg

With 90+ years of criminal law experience and 25,000+ successful criminal cases, our criminal defense attorneys -- STEVE MCCOLLUM, DAN HODGKINSON AND GREG NIKITAS -- have a proven track record of case wins in Waukegan and surrounding areas including Lake, Cook, McHenry, DuPage, Will and Kane counties.

We handle a wide range of misdemeanor and felony cases, from DUIs and domestic violence to serious felonies like murder.

Don't go through this alone. Contact us today for a free consultation.

STEVE MCCOLLUM

Former Prosecutor

Former Chief Deputy, Lake County State's Attorney's Office; Former Chairman of the Criminal Law Committee of Lake County

DAN HODGKINSON

Former Prosecutor

2024 President of the Lake County Bar Association. Former Chairman of the Criminal Law Committee of Lake County.

GREG NIKITAS

Former Prosecutor

Multiple murder trial wins. Former Chairman of the Criminal Law Committee of Lake County.

Cases & Results

FELONIES

We understand the weight a felony charge can bring to your life. Let MHN navigate this challenging time with you. We have won thousands of felony cases, and we're ready to take on your case. Recent Result: Charges Dismissed.

MISDEMEANORS

Facing a misdemeanor can feel overwhelming, but with us by your side, you'll have experienced advocates dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for you. Recent Result: Charges Dismissed.

INVESTIGATIONS

Being investigated by law enforcement is scary, stressful, and confusing. Our attorneys will protect your rights and get you your life back. We understand the importance of acting quickly and decisively. Recent Result: Charges Dismissed.

AGGRAVATED DUI + RECKLESS HOMICIDE

An aggravated DUI or reckless homicide charge can be daunting, but with our specialized expertise, we're here to clear the path ahead and help restore your peace of mind. Recent Result: Charges Dismissed. Found Not Guilty at Trial.

ASSAULT

We understand the fear and uncertainty that comes with an assault charge, and we're dedicated to providing a strong and compassionate defense to protect your rights and future. Recent Result: Found Not Guilty at Trial.

BATTERY

Facing a battery charge can be intimidating, but with our experienced team by your side, you will receive a thorough and understanding defense, aimed at achieving the best possible outcome. Recent Result: Pled Down to Probation.

BURGLARY

We understand the sensitivity and urgency of dealing with burglary. We are committed to providing the legal service you deserve. Recent Result: Found Not Guilty.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

In the midst of the turmoil that domestic violence accusations bring, we're here to offer a compassionate defense, ensuring your voice is heard and protected. Recent Result: Found Not Guilty at Trial.

DRUG CHARGES

Drug delivery and possession charges can take over your life. We have won thousands of these cases, and we're committed to winning yours. Recent Result: Found Not Guilty.

EXPUNGEMENTS

We know how important a fresh start is, and our team is dedicated to helping you clear your record and move forward with confidence and peace of mind. Recent Result: Record Expunged.

FRAUD / THEFT

Fraud and theft allegations can ruin your reputation. We recognize the anxiety they cause, and we are dedicated to providing a thorough and strategic defense to safeguard your reputation and peace of mind. Recent Result: Found Not Guilty.

JUVENILE & MINOR CASES

There is nothing more difficult than having your child charged or investigated for the commission of a crime. We have the background and experience to successfully defend juvenile delinquency petitions. Recent Result: Charges Dismissed.

MURDER

The gravity of facing a murder charge cannot be understated, but with our firm's deep expertise and empathetic support, you're not alone in this fight for your future. Recent Result: Found Not Guilty at Trial.

ORDER OF PROTECTION

We understand the sensitivity and urgency of dealing with an order of protection. We have cleared thousands of cases just like these, and we are committed to providing the legal service you deserve. Recent Result: Found Not Guilty.

ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS

In the midst of the turmoil that ordinance violations can create, we're here to ensure your voice is heard and protected. Let us win your case for you. Recent Result: Found Not Guilty at Trial.

RAPE AND SEX CRIMES

Facing allegations of a sex crime or rape can be isolating, but with our compassionate and confidential support, we'll stand by you, defending your rights with the utmost respect and diligence. Recent Result: Charges Dismissed.

TRAFFIC CASES

We know how traffic issues can complicate your life. Let us take the wheel and guide you toward a resolution with our detailed and caring approach. Recent Result: Pled Down to Supervision.

TRESPASSING

A trespassing charge can be confusing and stressful, but we are here to guide you through the legal process with clarity and determination, ensuring your side of the story is heard. Recent Result: Found Not Guilty.

WHITE COLLAR

Navigating theft or white-collar accusations requires a keen eye and strategic defense, something we provide with a personal touch, ensuring you feel understood and defended every step of the way. Recent Result: Found Not Guilty.

LET'S WIN YOUR CASE

Stop googling.

You just found the best criminal defense law firm in Lake County.

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED IN WAUKEGAN. BUT WE DEFEND CASES THROUGHOUT LAKE, COOK, MCHENRY, DUPAGE, WILL AND KANE COUNTIES.

We will defend and win your case.

Facing serious criminal charges? Don't navigate the legal system alone.

Our attorneys -- STEVE MCCOLLUM, DAN HODGKINSON and GREG NIKITAS -- have a proven record of success defending clients across Lake County, Illinois as well as Cook, McHenry, DuPage, Will, and Kane counties.

From murder and DUI to domestic battery and traffic cases, we offer aggressive representation and personalized attention to every case.

Here's the bottom line: With 25,000+ winning cases under our belt, we know the stress and uncertainty you're facing, and we're here to fight for your rights.

Schedule a free consultation today and see how we can help you achieve the best possible outcome.

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FAQs

These are the common questions we often get. If you don't find yours, book an appointment with us or call (847) 641-2335.

What is a free consultation?

A free consultation is an in-person meeting with one of our attorneys where we listen to you so we can plan out your case for the best possible outcome. It's completely free. After the consultation, if you decide to hire us, we will fully investigate your case and work closely with you until your case is resolved.

Where are you located?

McCollum Hodgkinson & Nikitas is conveniently located at 415 Washington St Ste 103, Waukegan, IL 60085.

How much will it cost to hire your firm for legal representation?

The cost of legal representation can vary depending on the complexity of your case and the legal services required. During our initial consultation, we will discuss the details of your case and provide you with a clear understanding of our fee structure. We believe in transparent pricing, and there are no hidden costs. We also explore payment options, depending on the nature of your case, to ensure that legal representation is accessible to you.

How long does it typically take to resolve a legal matter?

The duration of a legal case can vary significantly based on various factors, including the nature of the case, the court's docket, and the complexity of the legal issues involved. Some cases may be resolved relatively quickly through negotiation, while others may take several months. During our initial consultation, we will provide you with a realistic timeline for your specific case and keep you informed about progress every step of the way.

What sets your firm apart from other law firms?

Three things.

First, the attorneys at McCollum Hodgkinson & Nikitas have all served as chairmen of the criminal law committee of Lake County. This means we have deep ties to the legal community, and we know what it takes to win your case.

Second, when we represent you, we represent your whole family. We know the toll that cases can take on your entire circle of family, friends, coworkers and everyone who knows you. We make sure you have the best possible outcome so you can get your life back.

Third, you deserve a lawyer who is responsive, tough, and provides exceptional clarity. That's MHN. We do this by offering regular case updates and explaining legal concepts in plain language. We are more than just legal professionals – we are partners in your legal journey.

We invite you to schedule a consultation to experience the McCollum Hodgkinson & Nikitas difference firsthand. You have nothing to lose, and your whole life to gain.

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