Author of Criminal Appellate Law E-book
Omer Jaleel is an appeals attorney and wrongful conviction lawyer in Illinois. Mr. Jaleel handles criminal, post-conviction, and civil appeals in both Illinois state courts and federal courts. Mr. Jaleel’s appeals work has been featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and he was the appellate attorney on numerous cases that became published opinions. After graduating with distinction from the John Marshall Law School, Mr. Jaleel began his legal career as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County, the second largest prosecutorial office in the nation. While assigned to the appellate division, Mr. Jaleel was the lead appellate prosecutor in several high-profile cases such as People v. Davis; People v. Ruano; People v. Houseworth and People v. Tatum. As an appellate prosecutor, Mr. Jaleel has handled cases that dealt with the constitutionality of natural-life sentences for juveniles, wrongful convictions, insanity, prosecutorial misconduct, newly discovered evidence and ineffective assistance of counsel.
After an exemplary career as an appellate prosecutor, Mr. Jaleel formed Jaleel Law P.C. to help those that were wrongfully convicted and those individuals that are fighting their cases in appellate courts. As a private appeals lawyer, Mr. Jaleel has represented a diverse group of clients from corporations, business executives, family law clients, and clients that were fighting civil cases, to individuals that were wrongfully convicted. Mr. Jaleel’s passion has always been fighting for those that were wronged in trial courts regardless of the issues involved. Mr. Jaleel will overturn every rock and search every corner to find the justice that you deserve.
Mr. Jaleel’s work as a private attorney has not gone unnoticed in the legal community. He has been recognized as Top 1% Lawyer by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel; a Top 10 Under 40 Attorney by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer by the American Society of Legal Advocates. Mr. Jaleel has also been chosen as a Lifetime Member of the Global Directory of Who’s Who and has been rated 10 out 10 Superb rating from Avvo.