25+ Years of Legal & Professional Experience

Attorney Faraj is a former Marine who has been rated 10.0 Superb on Avvo as a lawyer.

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Unmatched Record of Trial Victories

“There are not enough words to express our gratitude for his defense of our son."

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What our Clients are Saying About Us

  • I was on an administrative separation board. My command was trying to give me an OTH for pattern of misconduct and all I'd received is...

    ~ Somebody who understands justice!
  • I was charged with sexual assault and was looking at 1 year confinement and to register as a sex offender, I hired Mr. Haytham Faraj...

  • I went UA after my MOS school. I was caught by the police and was returned to Camp Pendleton. Major Faraj represented me. He was...

  • I have been friends with Mr. Haytham Faraj, ESQ since we were together at The Citadel in the early '90s. He has been a mentor,...

  • Sorry for the long delay for thanking your for your masterful defense I watched with awe as you argued the motion for undue influence and...



 We possess the experience, skill and committment to achieve the results our clients expect.


Few things  in life are as stressful as facing a criminal accusation or being injured by the neglect or intentional acts of others. An experienced aggressive criminal defense trial lawyer is the most effective way to defend against a criminal accusation. Likewise, if you have suffered a personal injury, the best way to receive fair compensation and to protect your rights is by hiring an experienced, committed and aggressive personal injury trial lawyer. If you have been accused of a criminal offense or seriously injured because of someone’s negligence, we are ready and committed to provide you the representation you deserve and expect from a premier trial law firm.


Our firm was founded by former U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer and JAG attorney Haytham Faraj. Mr. Faraj has handled numerous high profile cases that have received substantial national and international media attention. He has developed a national reputation as an aggressive, unyielding, seasoned trial lawyer with an unparalleled record of jury and bench trial victories. 

  • He has tried over 80 civil and criminal jury and bench trials
  • Mr. Faraj has acquitted numerous clients of very serious offenses or negotiated excellent pleas on behalf of others
  • Mr. Faraj has obtained substantial money judgments and settlements in personal injury claims for injured clients
  • He is a proud graduate and faculty member of the Trial Lawyers College which was founded by legendary trial lawyer Gerry Spence

We achieve outstanding results because we care about our clients. That means we take the time to learn about our clients. We understand their stories and the circumstances that led them to require legal representation. By getting to know and understand our clients, we become their voices. We effectively communicate and advocate for them. Read the testimonials to discover for yourself what our clients have to say about us.

Mr. Faraj commenced his legal career in the United States Marine Corps defending service members accused of violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), including very serious war crimes. He now represents clients accused of serious federal, state and military crimes. He also represents people who suffered injury from the neglect or deliberate acts of others. Mr. Faraj is licensed to practice in Illinois, Michigan, California and Washington DC. Our firm also associates with other lawyers to represent clients who have suffered personal injury throughout the United States.

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There are many criminal defense and plaintiff's law firms, but very few that take the time to really get to know clients—and fewer still who can represent their clients all the way through trial. Too often we get calls from clients who were forced to plead guilty to something they did not do or to accept a settlement because the lawyer lacked the skills or experience to take a case to trial. Our Chicago defense firm is different. We take our time to get to know our clients.

At The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, PLLC, we have built a solid reputation based on trust, integrity, exceptional representation and an unshakeable commitment to our clients. Whether you have been accused of a federal crime, military crime or state crime, we can help you in defending yourself, preserving your liberty, and protecting your career and future.

We represent clients in state and federal courts facing a wide range of charges:



The experience and successes achieved representing military clients gained Haytham Faraj a national reputation as one of the best known and most successful military criminal defense attorneys in the country and the world. He has represented clients in court-martial proceedings in a variety of cases all over the U.S. He continues to represent service members accused of violating the UCMJ in Article 15 proceedings or Non Judicial Punishment (NJP)(Captain's mast), in summary courts-martial, Special courts-martial and general courts-martial. He frequently represents military clients under investigation or accused of violations of the UCMJ.

Mr. Faraj often handles cases involving the following offenses:

Haytham Faraj's reputation as one of the top military trial attorneys in the country came from his successes in securing court martial victories in a number of high-profile cases that gained national and international prominence. He achieved those successes and reputation through his tireless work on behalf of his clients and his zealous advocacy for his client's rights. Few other military trial defense attorneys have his depth of professional and legal experience. We represent clients accused of state criminal offenses in Cook County and Dupage County, in Illinois. Haytham Faraj is an Arabic speaking attorney, so when you work with our firm you can obtain an intial consultation in Arabic or English. We urge you to call us as soon as possible to discuss your case and learn about the defense options available for your situation!