Irving Federman graduated Loyola University School of Law In 1976. He interned with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office during his last year in law school prosecuting drug and violent crime preliminary hearings. Irving was employed as a Cook County Felony Prosecutor from 1976 to 1981, where he prosecuted numerous homicide and serious felony cases. For the last 37 years he has practiced exclusively as a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Cook County and surrounding counties in Northern Illinois. He is experienced in defending clients charged with the most serious State felony charges. He has obtained acquittals for at least 25 clients charged with First Degree Murder. He has tried over 75 felony jury trials, and hundreds of felony bench trials. He has represented clients in every manner of criminal charges from misdemeanors to serious felonies. A large portion of his practice is composed of clients charged with shooting cases, gun possession cases, drug cases and DUI cases. From 1981 to 1995 his office was located on the corner of Roosevelt Rd. & Halsted St. in Chicago, and from 1995 to the present he has been located at 7101 N. Cicero Ave. suite 200 in Lincolnwood, IL. He has served on several Boards of Directors including a Boys Club in Pilsen, a daycare center in Roger Park, a religious organization in Hollywood Park, and as a President and founder of The Roosevelt-Halsted Merchants Association.
Leah was licensed to practice law in Illinois in 2012, and has been practicing criminal defense law alongside her father ever since. She has successfully represented clients in numerous trials, motions, and hearings both felony and misdemeanor. She has also successfully negotiated many plea agreements, convincing the government to reduce or drop charges entirely. She is well versed in every stage of a criminal matter from arrest through trial, and like her father, she has a familiarity with the Cook County Criminal Courts system that lends itself to obtaining the best results possible for all of her clients. Leah is a 2011 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law. While at Kent, Leah earned the CALI Award for earning the highest grade in Criminal Procedure: Investigative Process. While in law school, Leah worked as a law clerk in other areas of law, including as a legal advocate at Family Rescue, a non-profit organization that assists victims of domestic violence draft and present orders of protection in court. She was also a public policy extern in the office of the CEO at Chicago Public Schools, and she worked as a law clerk for Klein, Thorpe, & Jenkins Ltd., a small firm focusing primarily school and municipal law. Prior to that she was a law clerk at Argionis & Associates, LLC a plaintiff's personal injury law firm. After earning her undergraduate degree, Leah worked for SGA-Youth and Family Services, a non-profit agency in Chicago, as a Teen Parent Counselor, where she assisted high school students at Tilden Career Academy, Dunbar Career Academy, Wells High School, Kelvyn Park High School, and Lake View High School to stay in school after pregnancy or parenting, and enrolled their children in Early Intervention services. Leah is a 2005 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned a BA in Political Science. She was also a member of the NCAA Division I Women's Hockey Team from 2001-2004.