Expertise.com com selects Harold Wallin as one of the Best DUI Defense Attorneys in Evanston

The ratings site Expertise.com selected Harold Wallin as one of the best DUI defense attorneys in Evanston. Their site makes their ratings based on attorney licensing, reviews and mystery calls. According to their website, “Expertise.com finds and reviews the top service professionals in over 200 industries across the U.S. Each month, we research more than 60,000 businesses to help customers find the best-qualified professional for their needs. Our research process is always evolving to keep up with industry changes, so we’re confident that when we say a provider is one of the best, it is.”

Top DUI Lawyer in Evanston

Mr. Wallin would like to add that while he has represented many clients who either live or were arrested in Evanston (as well as other nearby suburbs), his physical office is in downtown Chicago.

Chicago Bar Association releases its November 2022 Voting Guide

The Chicago Bar Association has released its Voting Guide for the November 2022 elections. This Guide covers all Cook County Judicial elections.

The CBA’s Judicial Evaluation Committee conducts its evaluations by first asking candidates to complete a lengthy questionnaire. Then one or more investigators are assigned to conduct interviews with references, opposing counsel, co-workers and Judges. Also, investigators will look into a Candidate’s record (including checking into pending or past ethical complaints, criminal cases, bankruptcies, or negative comments from courts of review). Finally, in most cases, there is a hearing in which the Candidate is interviewed before a panel of CBA members.

Committee members devote hundreds of hours of their time each election cycle in order to ensure the quality of our Cook County Judiciary. I should know because I am currently one of the Vice Chairs of the Committee. I will also add that these are the findings of the Committee as a whole, not my own, and do not necessarily reflect my personal opinions.

Here are the findings:

ILLINOIS APPELLATE – HALL VACANCY
111 | Debra B. Walker (D)| HQ

ILLINOIS APPELLATE – HARRIS VACANCY
112 | Raymond W. Mitchell (D)| HQ 

COOK COUNTY CIRCUIT- BRENNAN VACANCY
113 | Lisa Michelle Taylor (D)| Q 

COOK COUNTY CIRCUIT- CALLAHAN, JR. VACANCY
114 | Tracie Porter (D)| Q 

COOK COUNTY CIRCUIT- GORDON CANNON VACANCY
115 | Diana Lopez (D)| Q  

COOK CIRCUIT- HYMAN VACANCY
116 |    Thomas E. Nowinski (D) | Q 

COOK COUNTY CIRCUIT- INGRAM VACANCY
117 | Elizabeth “Beth” Ryan (D)| Q 

COOK COUNTY CIRCUIT- LEEMING VACANCY
118 | Rena Marie Van Tine (D)| HQ

COOK COUNTY CIRCUIT- LYNCH VACANCY
119 |    Michael Weaver  (D)| Q

COOK COUNTY CIRCUIT- McGURY VACANCY
120 | Ruth Isabel Gudino (D)| Q 

COOK COUNTY CIRCUIT- O’BRIEN VACANCY
121 | Araceli R. De La Cruz (D)| Q 

COOK COUNTY CIRCUIT- SULLIVAN VACANCY
122 | Thomas More Donnelly (D)| Q 

1ST SUBCIRCUIT – JOHNSON VACANCY
131 | Maria M. Barlow (D)| NR 

4TH SUBCIRCUIT – GAVIN VACANCY
131 | Nick Kantas (D)| Q 

4TH SUBCIRCUIT – ROGERS VACANCY
132 | Shawnte Raines-Welch (D) | Q 

5TH SUBCIRCUIT – PORTMAN-BROWN VACANCY
131 | David L. Kelly (D)| Q 

 5TH SUBCIRCUIT – SHELLEY VACANCY
132 | Timothy W. Wright, III (D)| Q 

6TH SUBCIRCUIT – ARAUJO VACANCY
131 | Charles “Charlie” Beach (D)| Q

6TH SUBCIRCUIT – VEGA VACANCY
132 | Kerrie Maloney Laytin (D)| Q

7TH SUBCIRCUIT – MARTIN VACANCY
131 | Marcia O’Brien Conway (D)| Q 

8TH SUBCIRCUIT – GORDON VACANCY
131 | Bradley R. Trowbridge (D)| Q 

8TH SUBCIRCUIT – LIPSCOMB VACANCY
132 |   Stephen Swedlow (D)| HQ 

9TH SUBCIRCUIT – CLEVELAND VACANCY
131 | Sanjay Tailor (D)| HQ 

9TH SUBCIRCUIT – JACOBIUS VACANCY
132 | Barry Goldberg (D)| Q 

11TH SUBCIRCUIT – McGUIRE VACANCY
131 |   Aileen Bhandari (D) | Q

13TH SUBCIRCUIT – GROEBNER VACANCY
131 |       Joe Gump (D)| Q 
132 | Gary William Seyring ( R) | Q 

14TH SUBCIRCUIT- BROWN VACANCY
132 | Iris Y. Chavira (D)| NR

14TH SUBCIRCUIT- JAGIELSKI VACANCY
132 | Viviana Martinez (D)| NR

15TH SUBCIRCUIT – LAWLER VACANCY
131 | Bernadette Barrett (D)| Q 


RETENTION CANDIDATES
201  | Mary Jane Theis   YES
203  | James Fitzgerald Smith   YES
205  | Terry J. Lavin   YES
207  | Maureen E. Connors   YES
209  | Mathias William Delort   YES
211  | Nathaniel Roosevelt Howse, Jr.   YES
213  | Jesse G Reyes   YES
215  | Sophia H. Hall    YES
217  | Timothy C.  Evans    YES
219  | Charles Patrick Burns   YES
221  | John Patrick Kirby   YES
223  | Leroy K. Martin, Jr.   YES
225  | Robert “Bob” Balanoff    YES
227  | Kathleen Marie Burke   YES
229  | Thomas J. Kelley   YES
231  | Clare Elizabeth McWilliams   YES
233  | Mary Lane Mikva   YES
235  | Patrick T. Murphy   YES
237  | Jim Ryan   YES
239  | Thaddeus L. Wilson   YES
242  | Daniel James Pierce   NO*
243  | William H. Hooks   YES
245  | Thomas V. Lyons   YES
247  | Daniel Malone   YES
249  | Geary W. Kull   YES
251  | Steven James Bernstein   YES
253  | Bonita Coleman   YES
256  | Ann Finley Collins   NO**
257  | Daniel J. Gallagher   YES
259  | Linzey D. Jones   YES
261  | Susan Kennedy Sullivan   YES
263  | Terry MacCarthy   YES
265  | Sandra Gisela Ramos   YES
267  | Daniel Patrick Duffy   YES
269  | Anna Maria Loftus   YES
271  | Aleksandra “Alex” Gillespie   YES
273  | Eve Marie Reilly   YES
275  | Fredrenna M. Lyle   YES
277  | Jerry A. Esrig   YES
279  | Alison C. Conlon   YES
281  | Rossana P. Fernandez   YES
283  | William B. Sullivan   YES
285  | John Fitzgerald Lyke, Jr.   YES
287  | Carrie E. Hamilton   YES
289  | Patricia “Pat” Spratt   YES
291  | James L. Allegretti   YES
293  | Eulalia “Evie” De La Rosa   YES
295  | Carolyn J. Gallagher   YES
297  | Maureen O’Donoghue Hannon   YES
299  | D. Renee Jackson   YES
301  | Daryl Jones   YES
303  | Steven A. Kozicki   YES
305  | Matthew Link   YES
307  | Mary Kathleen McHugh   YES
309  | Leonard Murray   YES
311  | Brendan A. O’Brien   YES
313  | Kevin M. O’Donnell   YES
315  | Susana L. Ortiz   YES
317  | Jesse Outlaw   YES
319  | Patrick Joseph Powers   YES
321  | Marguerite Ann Quinn   YES
323  | Catherine Ann Schneider   YES

* Judge Pierce indicated he is not seeking retention. However his name remains on the ballot.
** Judge Collins indicated she is not seeking retention. However her name remains on the ballot.

Harold Wallin Selected to The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 list again

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Link to Harold Wallin’s listing on the Top 100 website: https://thenationaltriallawyers.org/profile-view/Harold/Wallin/11113/

From their website:

The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. This national organization provides networking opportunities, advocacy training, and the highest quality educational programs for trial lawyers.

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and national Rule 4-7.

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an essential source of information, education and networking for the most accomplished trial lawyers throughout America. Through unique and professional networking opportunities, information and CLE programs, we continually strive to give our members a competitive edge in today’s ever-changing legal profession.  It is the mission of The National Trial Lawyers to provide networking opportunities, advocacy training, and the highest quality educational programs for the nation’s leading trial lawyers.

Each of our distinguished Top 100 members possesses the knowledge, skill, experience and success held by only the best and finest lawyers in America.  By combining resources, power, and influence, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is devoted to preserving and protecting justice for all.

University of Georgia Defensive Back Javon Bullard charged with DUI

From 247 Sports.com:

Georgia defensive back Javon Bullard was arrested early Sunday morning by University of Georgia police on seven misdemeanor charges, including driving under the influence of alcohol. Bullard’s arrest came hours after the sophomore made his fourth start at nickel for the Bulldogs.

Per Athens-Clarke County’s online jail log, Bullard was booked at 4:57 a.m. on seven charges: DUI (alcohol) under 21 years of age with a concentration of 0.02 grams; license to be carried and exhibited on demand; improper turning; furnishing, purchasing, and possession of alcoholic beverages as a person under 21 years old; failure to maintain lane/improper driving on road; not using lighted headlights and other lights when required; and physically holding or supporting — with any part of his body — a wireless device. All seven charges are considered misdemeanors.

Bullard was released at 8:30 a.m. on $4,250 worth of bonds, per the jail log.

Harold Wallin selected as one Illinois’ Super Lawyers for 2023

I recently received an email congratulating me on once again being selected as one of Illinois’ Super Lawyers.

The email read in part, “Congratulations! You have been selected to the 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 5% of attorneys in Illinois receive this distinction.”

Thank you Super Lawyers for this Honor.

My Super Lawyers profile page can be found at https://profiles.superlawyers.com/illinois/chicago/lawyer/harold-wallin/428ca2a7-c0eb-4206-b047-38fc8d18145a.html

Paul Pelosi, House Speaker’s Husband, gets 5 days in jail for DUI crash

From NBC Bay Area:

The husband of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor driving under the influence charges related to a May crash in California’s wine country and was sentenced to five days in jail and three years of probation.

Paul Pelosi already served two days in jail and received conduct credit for two other days, Napa County Superior Court Judge Joseph Solga said. Paul Pelosi will work eight hours in the court’s work program in lieu of the remaining day, Solga said during Paul Pelosi’s sentencing, which he did not attend…

As part of his probation, Paul Pelosi will also be required to attend a three-month drinking driver class, and install an ignition interlock device, where the driver has to provide a breath sample before the engine will start. He will also have to pay nearly $7,000 in fines, the judge said.

Paul Pelosi was arrested following a May 28 crash in Napa County, north of San Francisco, after a DUI test showed he had a blood alcohol content of .082%, just over the legal limit.

Officers responding to the crash after 10 p.m. near the wine country town of Yountville said they found Pelosi in the driver’s seat of a 2021 Porsche Carrera and the other driver standing outside a sport utility vehicle, according to the complaint.

California Highway Patrol officers reported that Pelosi was “unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and he had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage.”

Pelosi offered to officers his driver’s license along with an “11-99 Foundation” card when asked for identification, the complaint says. The 11-99 Foundation supports CHP employees and their families.

Read the entire story here: https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/paul-pelosi-dui-jail-probation/2984172/

Former NFL RB Marshawn Lynch arrested for DUI in Las Vegas

According to multiple reports, former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch was arrested for DUI Tuesday in Las Vegas after running into curbs and driving on a rim.

According to the New York Post, Lynch has had a previous DUI arrest (later reduced to reckless driving) and another charge for leaving the scene of an accident.

Arizona State football player charged in alleged drunk driving collision that killed a pedestrian

Defensive end Stanley Lambert has been charged with DUI after he allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian while he was driving with a BAC greater than 0.08. The pedestrian, Norah Bruther, was attempting to cross Camelback Road in Scottsdale, Arizona at 1:30 a.m.

Click here for more details: https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/driver-faces-dui-charge-after-pedestrian-hit-by-car-in-scottsdale-police

Glee actor Blake Jenner charged with DUI

From the N.Y. Post:

Blake Jenner of “Glee” fame got hit with a DUI charge after police in Burbank, Calif., caught the actor driving above the legal limit last Saturday, July 9, according to a TMZ exclusive published today.

The allegations, as described to TMZ by the Burbank Police Department, are that the 29-year-old Miami native caught the attention of on-duty officers after he sped through a red light at 11:30 p.m.

He was then asked to undergo sobriety testing — which he evidently failed.

The “Billy Boy” star was then arrested and booked for a DUI, though he was reportedly released from jail within a day.