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Practice Areas

Criminal Defense


Attorney Gran McKerlie's goal is to preserve your freedom. While the outcome of any case cannot be guaranteed, Attorney Gran McKerlie will take your case personally by interviewing witnesses, studying the evidence, filing the appropriate motions, perhaps to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed. 


If you are facing any criminal charge, from retail theft to murder, contact Attorney Gran McKerlie for a free legal consultation.



Petition to Revoke

​If you fail to comply with the terms of your court-ordered probation, conditional discharge, or supervision the prosecutor can file a "Petition to Revoke," this means the case will be re-opened and you can be sentenced again, perhaps this time the court will impose additional fines or jail time because of your failure to comply.​

To discuss your case, please contact Attorney Gran McKerlie immediately for a free legal consultation.



It can happen to anyone. You have one too many drinks at dinner and on your way home you are pulled over and arrested for Driving Under the Influence. A first offense for a DUI in Illinois is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 365 days in the county jail, a $2,500 dollar fine plus court costs or both. Don't let a DUI ruin your life, call Attorney Gran McKerlie immediately.

Personal Injury

Attorney Gran McKerlie provides legal services to those who claim to have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence of another person, company, government agency or any entity.

Those who are injured in automobile accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and dog bite cases are represented on contingency. If you don't get paid the representation is free. 

Traffic Violations


In Illinois, traffic tickets can result in fines, suspension of your driver's license, and in some instances jail time. Convictions for traffic tickets can also cause your insurance rates to increase.


If you receive a traffic ticket, you don't have to plead guilty. There are a variety of defenses which Attorney Gran McKerlie can assert on your behalf. 


Driver's License Reinstatement

Attorney Gran McKerlie recognizes the hardship that occurs when your driver's license is suspended or revoked. Don't take chances and make things harder, Attorney Gran McKerlie will do the work for you by making sure your documents are in order and will call the Secretary of State and county courthouse for you while you're at work or taking care of something else, and find out what fines need to be paid and what other obligations you need to fulfill to have your license reinstated.

Police Misconduct

​Police officers may enforce the law but they are not above the law. If a police officer uses excessive force, makes a false arrest, or wrongfully shoots someone, they can be held civilly liable. 

Don't feel intimidated. Attorney Gran McKerlie provides a free legal consultation. In these types of cases there is no upfront fee, if you don't get paid you don't pay at all. ​


Firearm Rights


If you've been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor domestic battery, there is a good chance you have lost your rights to purchase, own or possess a firearm. 


Fortunately, Illinois law allows the Circuit Court or Illinois Department of State Police to grant restoration rights in certain situations. Call Attorney Gran McKerlie to find out if you may qualify to have your firearm rights restored.  

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McKerlie Law Group

5 Revere Drive
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
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