Steven McCollum

McCollum Hodgkinson, PC
415 Washington Street
Suite 103
Waukegan, IL 60085-5564
(847) 662-2474

Steven P. McCollum


Practice Areas:

Criminal Defense of Adult Felony, DUI, Misdemeanor, and all Juvenile Delinquency Cases;

Including the Defense of Adults and Minors charged with:

First Degree Murder;
Reckless Homicide and/or DUI (felony and misdemeanor) allegations;
All Sex Offense allegations including Criminal Sexual Assault or Criminal Sexual Abuse, Child Pornography, Indecent Soliciation of a Child;
All Property Offense allegations including Theft, Burglary, or Criminal Damage to Property;
Crimes against person allegations including Domestic Battery, Battery, Interference with Reporting Domestic Battery, Robbery, Assault, Home Invasion and other offenses;
DUI and Traffic Offenses including Driving While License Suspended or Revoked (both Felony and Misdemeanor charges);
Juvenile Abuse and Neglect Cases of all kinds;
DCFS Investigations and Appeals of Indicated Findings of Abuse or Neglect;
Personal Injury, Product Liability, Worker's Compensation, and Medical Malpractice referrals to other attorneys.

Admitted to Practice Law in Illinois: November, 1978

College and Law School:

University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, B.A. 1975
Rutgers University College of Law - 1975-1976
University of Illinois, College of Law (Champaign-Urbana, Illinois), Juris Doctor, 1978.

Bar Memberships:

Lake County Bar Association (past President of the LCBA); Illinois State Bar Association (current member);
Chairman: Lake County Bar Association Criminal Trials and Appeals Committee, (1997-1998; 1999-2002, 2005-2011);
Member: Lake County Bar Association Judicial Retention and Selection Committee (Current); LCBA Criminal Trials and Appeals Committee (Current)
Former Member- Capital Litigation Trial Bar Screening Committee Members for the entire 19th Judicial Circuit Court (Lake and McHenry Counties)
Member - Jefferson Inn - an American Inn of Court

Legal Biography:

Private Practice - Law Offices of Steven P. McCollum, P.C. 1995-Present;

Lake County State's Attorney's Office 1981-1995;

Chief Deputy State's Attorney for Lake County, Illinois, in charge of all criminal division supervisors and prosecutors - 1990-1995;

Chief of the Felony Review Division for the Lake County State's Attorney's Office - 1987-1990;

Chief of the Misdemeanor and Traffic Division for the Lake County State's Attorney's Office - 1984-1987;

Chief of the Juvenile Trial Division for the Lake County State's Attorney's Office - 1983-1984;

Assistant State's Attorney for Lake County - 1981-1982;

Assistant State's Attorney for Peoria County, State's Attorney's Office - 1979-1981;

Speaker: Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection Cases - Family Law Seminar, 2012; Eavesdropping Law - LCBA Family Law Seminar (2011); Criminal Statutory Law - LCBA Criminal Law Committee Seminar - New Orleans, LA (2002), Speaker: Criminal Law and Procedure, LCBA Seminar - San Francisco, CA, 1999;

Founding Member, Lake County, Illinois Domestic Violence Council, 1992-1995.

Board Member of A Safe Place Domestic Violence Center, 1988-1994.

Professional Experience: Extensive Jury Trial experience including many trials of First Degree Murder cases including death penalty cases, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault, Child Pornography, Reckless Homicide, Domestic Battery, Aggravated Battery, Unlawful Delivery of Controlled Substance, Theft (including both the prosecution and defense of large scale financial crime cases), DUI, and other charges.