Joel D. Bertocchi - Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Joel D. Bertocchi

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 312-704-3130

Joel Bertocchi is an experienced civil, criminal and appellate litigator. He has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney investigating and prosecuting federal criminal cases, and also as the top appellate lawyer for the State of Illinois. He has litigated in courts ranging from the trial level to the U.S. Supreme Court. He practices in Hinshaw's White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations Group, and also serves as Leader of Hinshaw's Appellate Practice, which was recently ranked "Tier 1" nationally by U.S. News – Best Law Firms. Mr. Bertocchi is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

Mr. Bertocchi briefs and argues civil and criminal appeals, as well as complex motions (class certification, dismissal, summary judgment, etc.) in trial courts. He also represents individuals, groups and companies in connection with criminal and regulatory investigations and proceedings, counsels them on compliance policies and related issues and conducts internal investigations in all areas, including corporate governance and employee misconduct. Mr. Bertocchi also provides strategic advice to clients, in and outside the litigation context, on the application of complex statutes and regulatory issues, including corruption statutes, RICO and fraud.

University of Wisconsin–MadisonJ.D. University of Wisconsin–MadisonBA 1979

Office Location

222 North LaSalle Street, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60601
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Appellate Practice of the Chicago Metro Area
Joel D. Bertocchi has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice (Criminal Appeals, Litigation, Supreme Court)
Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Other Information

Gender: Male