BIO
Michael P. Gillespie has been practicing as a criminal defense attorney for over 20 years. 

 

Michael specializes in the defense of both federal and state criminal cases and is widely recognized for inventive defense strategies. Michael has successfully represented individuals from every social strata including political figures, businessmen, athletes, doctors, and fellow lawyers. Michael brings unparalleled experience and judgment in representing clients in all levels of the criminal process.

CREDENTIALS
State of Illinois Bar

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

RECOGNITION

National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys: 2016 Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award for Excellence in the Field of Criminal Law 

Illinois SuperLawyers: 2013-2015

Leading Lawyer 2017

Leading Lawyer Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney in Illinois 

BIO

Terence P. Gillespie has been practicing law for almost 40 years and is one of Chicago's best known criminal defense attorneys.

After starting as a State Prosecutor, Terence joined Genson, Steinbeck and Gillespie (later Genson & Gillespie) with two of Chicago's most prominent defense lawyers Ed Genson and Jeffrey Steinbeck in 1984. In 2013, Terence joined his son Michael to form the Law Offices of Gillespie & Gillespie. 

Terence has handled numerous high profile cases including that of reputed Chicago mobster Michael "Large Guy' Sarno; Springfield power broker William Cellini; Richard J. Vanecko; and the "DuPage 7."


CREDENTIALS

State of Illinois Bar

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


RECOGNITION
Best Lawyers in America Lawyer of the Year: Criminal Non-White Collar 2012

Best Lawyers in America: 2008, 2012, 2016

Leading Lawyer 2011-2017

Leading Lawyer Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney in Illinois 

Illinois SuperLawyers: 2009-2016

MICHAEL P. GILLESPIE

ATTORNEY AT LAW

TERENCE P. GILLESPIE

ATTORNEY AT LAW

GABRIELLE R. SANSONETTI

Of Counsel

BIO

Gabrielle entered private practice after serving as an Associate with Genson & Gillespie, two of the best and most highly sought after criminal defense attorneys in Chicago.  Having received masterful direction and mentoring from the criminal defense elite of Chicago, she has become highly proficient and experienced in her own right in maneuvering the complex legal arena of Federal and State Charges.
 
Gabrielle was indoctrinated into the legal system by working on some of Chicago's most high-profile cases in recent history including U.S. vs. Scalise, U.S. vs. Cellini, and U.S. vs. Sarno.  The experience she gained in working these momentous cases has expanded her level of expertise to include many of the intricate areas of Federal and State cases including fraud, RICO, RICO conspiracy, money laundering, tax fraud, and drug conspiracies. She continues to serve as a contract attorney with the Law Offices of Gillespie & Gillespie.
 
Gabrielle is also highly proficient in trying cases involving state charges, such as robbery, assault and battery, DUI's, posession and distribution of controlled substances and more.

CREDENTIALS

State of Illinois Bar

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

RECOGNITION

Leading Lawyers - Emerging Lawyers 2015-2016

Chicago Magazine - Top Attorneys in Illinois

Rising Stars in Illinois: 2014-2015

Chicago Magzine Top Women Attorneys

Rising Stars in Illinois: 2013

Chicago Magazine Top Young Attorneys in Illinois: 2012

Leading Lawyer 2017

CRAIG T. CAMPBELL

Associate Attorney

BIO

Craig joined the Law Offices of Gillespie & Gillespie in September 2015. Previously, Craig held legal clerkships with Hanson Law Group LLP, the Alamance County District Attorney's Office, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, and was a judicial extern for the Honorable Allen S. Goldberg in the Circuit Court of Cook County Law Division. Craig's previous experience also includes working for the Honorable Michael J. O'Foghludha's election campaign for the Superior Court of Durham County, North Carolina, and interning for the African National Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. 

Since joining the Law Offices of Gillespie & Gillespie, Craig has obtained invaluable experience trying cases at both the Federal and State levels. 

PRACTICE AREAS
Criminal Defense, Traffic, General Practice

CREDENTIALS

State of Illinois Bar

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

RECOGNITION

National Trial Lawyers: 2018 Top 40 Under 40 - Criminal Defense in Illinois

Attorney and Practice Magazine: 2018 Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney in Illinois

American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys: 2018 10 Best Criminal Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction in Illinois

National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys: 2017 Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award in Chicago

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