Harold Winer

WaukeganCriminalDefenseLawyer“Exceptional Representation ,
One Client At a Time.”

In 2007 Harold Winer was honored with “The President’s Award”  the most prestigious award by the Lake County Bar Association.  The award banquet had the largest gathering of fellow Lake County attorneys and Judges of its kind.  This acknowledgement speaks volumes of knowledge and familiarity of the law and the Lake County courthouse.

Harold Winer has concentrated in traffic and criminal law for decades and has been called “The Dean of Lake County” for the simple reason that he is the most seasoned veteran of the Lake County courthouse.  Harold has watched the Lake County legal community grow from a small association to a large and highly respected legal community.   He has been with Lake County every step of the way and earned the everlasting respect of all his colleagues and clients.  Hard work and loyalty is his trademark and this is proven by his years of successful representation and litigation in DUI/Traffic and criminal law. His biography below speaks for itself.

“Sons Make Dream Come True For Vernon Hills Father”
– Daily Herald, 6/20/2010


Read the entire article here, “Hal Winer Receives Award for 50 Years as a Municipal Prosecutor”.


-Supreme Court, United States of America, 1960

-State of Illinois Supreme Court, 1960

-U.S. Federal Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1960

-United Stated Court of Claims, 1965

-United States Court of Military Appeals, 1965


– Presidents Award for Professionalism and Ethics, Lake County Bar Association, 2007

– Recognition of Exemplary Service, Village of Vernon Hills, 1999

– FOP Lodge No 34 for Service to the Community, 2003

– Recognition for 35 years of Service, Village of Deerfield, 2004

– Profiles in Lawyering, “The Docket” Lake County Bar Association, 1996


– Senior Partner of the Law Office of Winer & Winer, Present

– Municipal prosecutor for ordinance & traffic violations, Village of Vernon Hills, 1968 to present

– Municipal prosecutor for ordinance & traffic violations, Village of Deerfield, 1968 to present

– Law Offices of Robert L. Heinze. 1963-1968

– Probation Officer, Cook County Juvenile Probation Department, 1960


The John Marshall Law School, Juris Doctorate, Bachelor of Law, 1960

-Syracuse University: Bachelor of Arts, 1954


  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Decalogue Society of Lawyers