J. Samuel Worley
J. Samuel Worley is a Sole Practitioner specializing in criminal defense, DUI and traffic defense and family law. Prior to becoming a private attorney, Mr. Worley worked as a Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney from 2004 through 2009 prosecuting criminal and DUI cases on the felony and misdemeanor level. As an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Fourth Municipal District, Mr. Worley prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases, working closely with the twenty-eight police departments and municipalities in the District. With over eight years of combined experience prosecuting and defending criminal and DUI cases, Mr. Worley has the ability to quickly asses the strengths and weaknesses of a case and the ability to multi-task while running a court call and interacting with attorneys, court personnel and police officers. His unique pairing of education and experience helps Mr. Worley empathize with his clients, understanding their particular situations and devising innovative ways to resolve cases in favor of his clients in a quick and efficient manner. Dui cases can be difficult for clients, Mr. Worley will fight for the people he works to help and will give each client the personal attention that they deserve.
Mr. Worley earned his law degree from the John Marshall Law School and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2004. While in law school, Mr. Worley was the runner-up out of 290 participants in the school’s oral argument and legal writing competition and he received a scholarship for being on the Moot Court Executive Board. He also represented John Marshall in two National Moot Court competitions, finishing as a semi-finalist in the Criminal Law competition in Buffalo, NY. Mr. Worley earned his Masters in Social Work from the University of Tennessee in 1995 and his Bachelors of Arts in Psychology in 1991. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Worley worked for almost a decade as a therapist and program director in the areas of violence prevention, conflict resolution and domestic and family violence.