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Experienced Murder Defense Lawyer in Chicago and Illinois

Judge James A. Shapiro (ret.) uses his proven assertive, methodical approach to develop a defense plan for clients who have been arrested for murder or homicide.  Because of the severity of murder charges, it is essential to work with an experienced murder defense lawyer who understands the highly technical and complex cases.

After carefully going through every detail of your case, Judge Shapiro (ret.) carefully reviews every piece of evidence, witness statements, and conducts analyses of police reports to look at the facts. He will communicate with you every step of the way, protect your rights, and aims to minimize damages.

Chicago Murder Defense Lawyer Defending Against Homicide Charges in Illinois

Judge James A. Shapiro (ret.) has successful experience representing clients charged with murder and homicide including:

  • First-degree murder
  • Second-degree murder
  • Attempted murder
  • Solicitation of murder
  • Solicitation of murder for hire
  • Manslaughter
  • Involuntary manslaughter
  • Reckless homicide
  • Aggravated battery with a firearm

Free Consultation with a Chicago Murder Defense Attorney

If you have questions regarding your criminal defense, contact Judge Shapiro today for a free consultation at 312-782-4615, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.


with a Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you have questions regarding your murder defense, contact me today for a free case review at

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