About

In the NewsLewis Gainor is a trial attorney who has dedicated his career to defending individuals accused of serious crimes.

He handles all his cases personally. He has defended thousands of clients in courtrooms throughout Illinois.

Lewis Gainor is best known for the acquittal of an Elgin homeowner who fatally shot an unarmed teenager.

Analyst for Fox News:

Fox

Commentator for Nancy Grace:

Nancy-Grace

Appearing on Fox Rockford:

Channel-17

Also appearing for his legal work in these cases:

August 22, 2013.

Fatal-Accident-Chicago

April 13, 2012.

Tribune

June 16, 2011.

Jury

May 14, 2011.

Not-Guilty-Firearms

June 1, 2007.

Verdict

Interviews:

December 17, 2013.

Daily-Herald

Interview on orders of protection and firearms issues.

July 16, 2012.

Chicago-Reporter

Interview with Chicago Reporter on expungements

March 9, 2012.

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Interview with Associated Press on new vehicle code statute

March 14, 2011.

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Interview with Illinois Statehouse News

August 29, 2011.

Chicago-Tribune

Involuntary manslaughter case in Chicago Tribune

September 19, 2011.

Patch

Police brutality lawsuit in Patch.com

May 31, 2007.

Chicago-Tribune

Environmental crimes case in Chicago Tribune

January 26, 2012.

 IGNN

Prosecutor’s press release concerning investigation that ended in acquittal

December 2006.

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Fact sheet from Illinois EPA on client who was found not guilty

Bar Admissions:

State of Illinois (Attorney No. 6281785)

US District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Federal Trial Bar (Only experienced trial attorneys are admitted.)

Education:

JD, University of Minnesota Law School, 2003, cum laude

BA, University of Missouri, 2000

Memberships:

Illinois State Bar Association (Criminal Justice and Traffic Laws and Courts Section)

DuPage County Bar Association

Northwest Suburban Bar Association