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Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Clarendon Hills, Illinois

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Gene Ognibene

Attorney at Law

Gene has been practicing law since graduating from John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1994. At the beginning of his career, he was a criminal prosecutor, which provides him with a significant advantage today as a criminal defense attorney. He litigates nearly every day, so if your best chances at a successful outcome mean you have to go to court, Gene will be fully prepared to do so. With an office in Clarendon Hills, Illinois, Gene serves many of the communities around him, including Naperville, Bolingbrook, Oak Brook, Downers Grove, Westmont, and Hinsdale. Contact his office today to schedule a free consultation!


Why should you choose Gene Ognibene?

Gene Will Be Your Strongest Ally in Your Criminal Defense Case

A Strong Work Ethic

While representing you, Gene will do everything he can to stand up for what's right. People charged with a crime can often be treated as though they are guilty. Gene strives to make sure all of his clients' rights are protected and their voices are heard — because everyone deserves a defense.

Extensive Criminal Law Experience

As a former prosecutor, Gene has a profound understanding of criminal law. He uses that understanding to represent people that have been charged with a variety of offenses — from DUI and traffic violations to drug-related felonies. If you live near Clarendon Hills, Illinois, Gene is here for you.

Determined to Help You Succeed

Gene prides himself on his drive and work ethic. He is highly motivated to represent those who have been charged with crimes without prejudice. He knows your life and future could be on the line and will work tirelessly to pursue the best possible outcome for your situation.

Practice Areas


Highly Skilled in a Variety of Criminal Defense Areas

Attorney Gene Ognibene has acquired exceptional knowledge and skill as a criminal defense attorney in Clarendon Hills, Illinois. Whether you live in Westmont, Hinsdale, Naperville, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Oak Brook, any of the surrounding areas, and have been charged with a misdemeanor or a serious felony, Gene will use his extensive knowledge and experience to help you seek a successful outcome.

If you try to attempt representing yourself, no matter how "small" the charge may be, you may end up with a disappointing result. Prosecutors often take advantage of those without adequate representation and give them a harsher sentence, larger fine, or significant community service requirements because they assume the client doesn't know their rights.

With a skilled defense attorney there to help protect your rights and craft an aggressive legal defense, you will have a much better chance at receiving a reduced sentence or even have your charges dropped altogether, depending on the unique circumstances of your case.

Gene has expertise handling both misdemeanor and felony charges. The most common charges that Gene has defended over the years include DUI & traffic violations, drug-related felonies, sex crimes, theft, robbery, and burglary. If you are underage or your child has been charged with a crime, he can also serve as your juvenile defense attorney. Should your case go to trial, he has the litigation experience needed to guide the way.

His office is located in Clarendon Hills but he has proudly represented thousands of clients across the Chicago metropolitan area and the state of Illinois. Whether you live in Oak Brook, Westmont, Naperville, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, or Hinsdale, you can contact his office today to schedule a free case consultation.

During your free initial meeting, you will have the opportunity to get to know Gene as a defense attorney and a partner. He will also go over the charges you are facing and present all of your options for moving forward. To schedule a consultation, fill out the form below, or give him a call today!