Led by attorney Daniel Herbert, a former decorated Chicago police officer with nearly a decade of service, Herbert Law Firm understands the dangers of police work and the false allegations against police officers and other first responders. Continuously under the watchful eye of Illinois citizens, government officials and the media, criminal charges or lawsuits can be extremely damaging to a defendant’s reputation, career, and entire future. The attorneys at Herbert Law are here to defend you in these matters when you are accused of any wrongdoing. As a Former In-house Attorney for the Fraternal Order of Police and Cook County Prosecutor, Dan has trained his legal team to understand the perils of police work and the situations they may encounter.
When you’re confronted with legal issues that may jeopardize your future, you need an aggressive Chicago defense lawyer on your side. Whether you’re facing criminal charges or accusations of civil rights violations, suffering from personal injuries, or dealing with employee discrimination, the attorneys at Herbert Law Firm are armed to defend your rights.
The attorneys at Herbert Law Firm offer criminal defense, legal advice, representation for personal injury claims and other types of legal services to law enforcement officials, first responders, and their families. Dedicated to protecting the rights of those who serve and protect the citizens of Chicago Illinois, our nationally recognized firm has a track record for success in handling complex personal injury and criminal defense cases in Chicagoland.
A law firm as gritty and determined as the city in which it resides, we find the same smart, tactical and willing approach that made Dan a decorated Chicago Police officer yield tremendous results for our clients in and out of the courtroom.
Our attorneys are dedicated to providing emergency responders with legal defense against accusations of DUI and other crimes. Led by a Former In-house Attorney for the Fraternal Order of Police, we are the lawyers Chicago’s finest workers turn to when their futures are at stake. With experience, wisdom and a passion for the truth, our criminal defense attorneys will investigate your case, gather the evidence, and help you clear your name.
We have successfully represented hundreds of police officer, firefighters and emergency response workers in criminal cases like:
CPD candidate P.L. was disqualified from the applicant list after it was discovered that he had been arrested for an alleged felony hate crime. At the hearing we were able to show that the City failed to properly investigate the arrest and erroneously concluded that the arrest was a proper disqualification per the standards. The Board also noted the impeccable character and work ethic of the applicant in furtherance of its’ decision. P.L. was immediately placed back on the eligibility list.
Chicago Police Applicant R.R. was disqualified from the application process of the Chicago Police Department for reasons of: criminal conduct, criminal conduct involving drugs, as well as for false statements and omissions. R.R. was disqualified for admitting during his polygraph examination that he stole a chap stick, and a pair of gloves when he was in high school; and for failing state in his personal history questionnaire that he ingested edible marijuana at a party. A hearing was held, and the Hearing Officer concluded that the City failed to prove that R.R. violated Background Standards. R.R. was truthful and credible at his hearing as he testified that he was unaware he ingested edible THC until after he ate it. The Hearing Officer concluded that the two incidents in R.R.’s background were not substantial enough to bar him from the application process . R.R., a college graduate with an excellent work history and no criminal background, was recommended to return to the eligibility list. 15 HRB 133 (2016)
Chicago Police Applicant J.M. was disqualified from the eligibility list for the position of probationary police officer for violating the prior criminal acts section and propensity for dishonesty sections of the Department’s background standards. A hearing was held and it was determined that the alleged criminal acts cited for reasons of disqualification were not in violation as they occurred over 10 years ago, that using a fake I.D. over 10 years ago did not prove J.M. had a propensity for dishonesty, and that J.M. did not falsify or omit information of a family member’s involvement in a fraud case. J.M., a college graduate, and police officer of a local suburban police department, was immediately returned to the application process. 15HRB043 (2016)