Law Office Of
Steven Haney
Two Rialto Square Bldg
116 North Chicago Street #302
Joliet, IL
Fax (815)723-5686

Former Prosecutor, Experienced Trial Lawyer and Legal Counselor
When You Need Legal Advice

As a past or present client, please know that I am here to respond to most of your legal needs. When questions arise for which you wouild like a legal opinion or advice, do not hesitate to either call or send an email. It is my goal to provide effexctive and straight-forward legal advice to all clients in any legal situation that may arise. Such advice is provided free of charge to all who have ever been service by this firm. So, if you find yourself in any situation where legal advice would be helpful, contact me.

  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Will County Bar Association
  • Will County Criminal Bar
  • Federal Trial Bar
Firm's Areas of Practice include:

Criminal Law
Representation provided for the defense of ALL felony and misdemeanor offenses, including murder, aggravated battery, sexual assault, narcotic offenses, weapon offenses, theft, domestic violence and juvenile matters.

Personal Injury
Wrongful Death

Representation provided in injury and wrongful death cases due to auto accidents, defective products, construction injuries, and all other claims arising from the negligence of another.

Aggravated Traffic
DUI / Sec. Of State

Representation provided for all serious traffic offenses including DUI, revoked/suspended licenses, and reckless homicide. Representation also provided before the Secretary of State for return of driving privileges.

Workers Compensation
Representation provided before the Illinois Industrial Commission for all work related injuries.

Commercial Litigation
Representation provided in cases between businesses or individuals involving contract disputes, dissolutions, or like matters.


Steve began his legal career in 1985 as a prosecutor in the Office of the Will County State's Attorney. After prosecuting all misdemeanor offenses, including DUI offenses and other serious traffic violations, he was elevated to prosecuting felonies in 1986. This experience included the investigation, negotiation, and trial of all levels of felony prosecution including capital offenses, narcotics violations, and sexual assault/abuse charges.

In 1989, left the Office of the State's Attorney to work in the Joliet Office of the prestigious Chicago law firm of Rooks, Pitts, & Poust. This experience included the litigation and negotiation of multimillion dollar injury claims involving defective products, medical malpractice, insurance disoutes, automobile accidents and construction injuries.

In 1993, left the Office of Rooks, Pitts & Poust to form the firm of Tomczak & Haney with former partner Jeff Tomczak. Upon Jeff becoming Will County's State's Attorney on 12/1/00, Steve formed his present sole proprietorship. In the past 15 years, Steve has been involved as lead counsel in some the area's most publicized criminal and personal injury cases, including the Cisco crib case, the Escobel fire-bombing murder, plus others.

Steve lives in Plainfield, Illinois with his wife, Jane, and their three sons, Kyle, Colin, and Cameron.