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Gene Ognibene

Attorney at Law

A Seasoned Criminal Defense Attorney & Former Prosecutor

Attorney Gene Ognibene of Gene Ognibene Associates provides every client with top-notch legal support, focusing on integrity, advocacy, and understanding in every case. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Ognibene has a unique perspective on how the prosecution will approach your case. For over 25 years Mr. Ognibene has consistently delivered extraordinary results through the State of Illinois and across the county in both State and Federal Criminal Cases.

As both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Ognibene has earned his reputation as a tenacious yet fair attorney. Learn more about his legal background by browsing his educational credentials below.

Attorney Gene Ognibene is committed to fighting for the best possible outcome in your case, guiding you through the uncertainty and anxiety that accompany these legal issues every step of the way.

"I'm not afraid to do whatever it takes to help you pursue a successful result."

Honest & Reliable Criminal Representation

Other criminal defense lawyers may overpromise results to get your business. At Gene Ognibene Associates, we always provide realistic expectations and work tirelessly to meet those expectations. We have represented those in Illinois accused of crimes such as:

Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, we vigorously protect and defend your rights and ensure that you receive fair treatment under the criminal justice system. We can also help you through the process of reinstating your license, sealing criminal records, or requesting an expungement.

Attentive & Responsive Counsel When You Need It

We have represented clients from Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, DuPage County, Cook County, and the entire Chicagoland area for decades, and we understand the value of community. That is why we are always available for our clients, answering texts and phone calls promptly to ensure that you have all the information you need about your case.

We also offer free initial consultations for you to get started. Call 630-937-2913 to speak to attorney Gene Ognibene or reach out online to make your appointment today.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois State Court

  • Indiana State Cour

  • U.S. District Courts;

  • Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar

  • Northern District of Indiana, Trial Bar

  • Eastern Michigan District, Trial Bar


  • J.D. - John Marshall Law School, 1994

  • B.A. - John Carroll University, 1991

    • Major: Political Science

Past Employment Positions

  • Telander, Telander & Ognibene, Criminal Defense Attorney, 1998 to 2011

  • DuPage County, Assistant State’s Attorney, 1994 to 1998