Liam Dixon

  • One of the first attorneys in Kane County qualified under the new rules for Capitol Litigation Committee.
  • First dual jury trial in a death penalty case in Kane County.
  • Over 20 murder cases to completion.
  • Reckless homicides
  • Multiple drug cases – at trial and on appeal
  • DUI – trained and certified in field sobriety testing
  • ISBA – Successful Amicus Brief to the Illinois Supreme Court – issue of search and seizure (People vs. James)

Education & Experience

  • Graduated from the University of Illinois, 1990
  • Graduated from the DePaul College of Law, 1994
  • 1992 – Worked for Donahue Sowa & Bugos

Organizations & Memberships

  • Member of NACDL – National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • ISBA – Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member of Criminal Law Committee
  • Member of Traffic Law Committee
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Former President of the Elgin Bar Association
  • Former member of National College of DUI Defense
  • Member of ISBA Traffic Law Committee and former editor of the committee newsletter

 Sarah Gallagher Chami

Experience

Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office

  • Child Support Enforcement
  • Misdemeanor Assistant
  • Felony Review
  • Supervisor of Preliminary Hearings/Gran Jury for Dist. 4

Richard L. Turner and Associates

  • Associate Attorney

DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s Office

  • Chief of the Misdemeanor/DUI Division
  • Felony Assistant
  • Felony Review
  • Chief Civil Assistant

Education/Admission to the Bar

  • Graduated from DePaul University, 2000
    • Member of the Honors Program
  • Graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology, 2003
  • Illinois State Bar Admission, 2003
  • Northern District of Illinois Admission, 2003

Organization/Memberships

  • Kane County Bar Association
  • DeKalb County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association