Recognized since 2008
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
A highly skilled civil, criminal, and appellate litigator, Joel Bertocchi handles appeals in state and federal courts and represents clients in connection with criminal and regulatory investigations and proceedings, providing counsel on compliance policies and related issues. He has argued cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and multiple federal Circuits and state appellate courts, and served as Illinois’ Solicitor General, the chief appellate lawyer for the State. A former federal prosecutor, he conducts internal investigations in all areas, including corporate governance and employee misconduct, and represents defendants and witnesses in criminal investigations and prosecutions.
Joel also strategically advises clients on the application of complex statutes and regulatory issues, including private and public corruption statutes, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), and fraud.
Contact & Links
- 71 South Wacker Drive, 47th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
- University of Wisconsin–Madison
- University of Wisconsin–Madison, graduated 1979
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
- Appellate Practice, Chicago (2013)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:
- Criminal Defense: White-Collar
- Appellate Practice
- Criminal Appeals
- Supreme Court
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