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Service Areas

Criminal defense attorney Fred Mark Dry has served the Northfield and Chicago area for over 40 years, and along the way, he has encountered a kind-hearted and welcoming community throughout Northern and Eastern Illinois. From violent crimes to theft to DUI, Attorney Dry wholly believes in the constitutional right of innocent until proven guilty. A strong legal defense is essential to protecting your rights, making sure your side of the story is heard by an unbiased judge and jury.

The law offices of Fred Mark Dry may be located in Northfield and Chicago, but we’re more than happy to travel to various jurisdictions in northern Illinois. Whether you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer for violent crimes, sex crimes, theft charges, drug crimes, or DUIs, Attorney Dry is prepared to diligently investigate the circumstances of the alleged crime and provide an aggressive defense in court. For a free consultation, you can contact our Northfield law offices at 847-441-1801, 24 hours a day, or you can visit us by heading to 1 Northfield Plaza #300, Northfield, Illinois.

To find our office, click on the map below and enter your starting point:

If you’re coming from out of town, you can best reach our offices by taking Interstate 94 toward Northfield. Immediately north of Northfield, exit the Interstate onto Frontage Road. You should be able to find parking at the Northfield Plaza parking lot.

In addition to Northfield and Chicago, we often serve clients in the following counties. If you don’t see your county here, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Cook County

With our criminal law offices in both Northfield and Chicago, Cook County has always been in our home. And every day, the lively Cook County Circuit Court System, one of the largest unified court systems in the world, provides us with numerous challenges and new experiences in the field of criminal law. Throughout the County, there are more than 400 judges, six municipal districts, and over 1.2 million cases filed every year.

The current Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court is Dorothy Brown, and the principal criminal courthouse in Cook County is located at:

2650 South California Avenue, Room 526
Chicago, IL 60608

DuPage County

Much like Cook County, our law firm often represents clients in DuPage County, and we therefore have come to know this wonderful county and the communities located there. With Wheaton, Naperville, Elmhurst, Downers Grove, and many other cities, DuPage County has always been a lovely place to work.

Part of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois, the DuPage County Circuit Courthouse is located at:

DuPage County Circuit Court
505 N County Farm Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187

Kane County

From Aurora in the southeast to Hampshire in the northwest, Kane County remains a beautiful place with its farmlands and rolling planes in-between. The County Seat of Kane County may be Geneva, but if you need to find the Circuit Clerk Office, you’ll need to travel to 540 South Randall Road in St. Charles.

Lake County

Heading north of Chicago, Lake County presents a wide variety of beautiful landscapes and charming towns. The County Seat of Lake County is Waukegan, and it is part of the 19th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois. You can find the Circuit Courthouse at:

19th Judicial Circuit Court
18 North County Street
Waukegan, Illinois 60085-4359

McHenry County

Whenever we get tired of the urban jungle in the Chicago and the Chicago Metropolitan Area, McHenry County has always been a preferred place to travel, even if just for a day.

McHenry County is part of the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois, and the County Clerk’s office is located at 2200 N. Seminary Avenue (Route 47) in Woodstock.

Will County

The City of Joliet is both the County Seat as well as the largest city in Will County. Throughout the rest of the county, amid 36 historic sites and more, you’ll find fast growing, yet charming communities wherever you go.

Will County is part of the 12th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois, and you can find the Circuit Clerk at the following location:

Will County Circuit Court
14 Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432

Client Reviews
Fred recently represented me in a recent serious traffic situation. He was always on top of things and was very thorough and knowledgeable of the law. I am happy he was there in the court room and had my back. A significant favorable outcome was the end result! Robert
Mr. Dry is a very knowledgeable, confident lawyer. He was always true to his word and constantly communicated updates throughout the case procedure. He's personable, punctual, and professional at all times. I would highly recommend Mr. Dry and would definitely use him again to represent me. Mike
Fred Dry did a very nice job in court for me. I don’t feel comfortable around most lawyers, but I was very comfortable around Fred. He is honest and knows his way around the court room. I was impressed with his services and would highly recommend him to anyone. Jimmy