Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyers

Why Hire Glasgow, Beattie, Olsson?

If you are looking for a criminal defense lawyer to simply arrange a plea bargain in your case, then we are not the lawyers for you. In fact, the only time we even consider plea bargains is if it is in our client's best interest. We pride ourselves on being proactive lawyers. We investigate cases, litigate pretrial motions and try bench and jury trials. If necessary, we will stand by your side through all post-trial motions and appeals. 

At the law offices of Glasgow, Beattie, Olsson, our philosophy is simple: You don't win cases if you don't try them.

Practice areas

DUI Defense

DUI Defense
A DUI arrest can lead to more than just shame in front of your family and embarrassment at your workplace. It can also lead to the loss of a job due to the suspension...

Murder Charges

Murder Charges
Murder or homicide is the most life-altering criminal charge that a person can face. If you are convicted of murder in the state of Illinois, the minimum sentence is 20 years. If a...

Federal Drug Crimes

Federal Drug Crimes
If you are facing federal drug charges, you should take prompt legal action. Mandatory minimum sentencing applies to federal drug crimes. This means that anyone convicted of a federal drug crime must be imprisoned...

Federal Criminal Defense

Federal Criminal Defense
The classification of state vs. federal crimes can be confusing. Generally, an individual may be charged with a federal offense if a federal law was broken, if the crime occurred on federal property, or...

Family Law

Family Law
Every family is unique and deserving of caring, respectful representation when it comes to issues, such as divorce, child custody disputes, paternity actions, among others. At Glasgow, Beattie, Olsson, in Schaumburg, Illinois, we...

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence
Any number of circumstances can come into play when one individual accuses another of domestic violence. Domestic violence accusations may arise during a divorce, when one spouse attempts to gain an advantage in legal...

Civil and Criminal Orders of Protection

Civil and Criminal Orders of Protection
After the alleged victim makes a complaint of domestic violence or another violent act, an immediate petition for an order of protection is filed. Then, a few days or weeks following the initial issuance...

High Net Worth Divorce

High Net Worth Divorce
The law firm of Glasgow, Beattie, Olsson in Schaumburg, Illinois has combined legal experience spanning five decades and is a leading firm with a multifaceted approach to divorce. Whether you are dealing with the...

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Thomas Glasgow discusses Illinois DUI Law & Breathalyzer Requirements on ABC 7 News

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Attorney Thomas Glasgow Discusses Ryans Release

Attorney Thomas Glasgow Discusses Ryan's Release

Former Gov. George Ryan Back Home!

Former Gov. George Ryan Back Home!

Boston Marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could be facing the death penalty!!

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Should Jodi Arias die for what she did??? Cleveland kidnapping Defendant Ariel Castro

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Trayvon Martin George Zimmerman Trial | Thomas Glasgow Cook County Criminal Attorney

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Court Allows Hearsay Evidence in Drew Peterson Trial

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A Testimony That Could Tie William Balfour to the Hudson Murder

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Aggressive and Experienced Criminal Attorneys

The attorneys of Glasgow, Beattie, Olsson have successfully worked with individuals facing misdemeanor charges, drug crime charges, DUI charges, and even murder charges. Our attorneys have over 45 years of combined experience serving clients throughout Cook, DuPage, McHenry, and Lake Counties.

Attorney Thomas Glasgow’s background as a former State’s Attorney provides him with a knowledgeable and unique perspective when representing clients during trial. Before he opened the law offices in Schaumburg, Illinois, Glasgow was a Cook County State's Attorney. During this time Glasgow prosecuted cases ranging from DUI, to multi-kilo felony narcotic cases, to murder. Glasgow worked in the Traffic Division, the Narcotics Division, the Juvenile Division, and the Felony Review Division. In all of these departments he tried both misdemeanor and felony bench and jury cases, supervised other attorneys, interviewed defendants and witnesses and helped prepare criminal cases for trial.

Attorneys William Blake Beattie and Stephanie Olsson also offer years of experience in criminal defense. Attorney Beattie has successfully defended over 200 criminal bench and jury trials ranging from DUI and drug possession to first degree murder. Attorney Olsson has represented criminal defense clients charged with felonies and misdemeanor in jury trials, bench trials, and at hearings before the court. 

Schaumburg Divorce and Family Law Lawyers

Our lawyers are equally skilled in caring for you in family law matters. The legal team at Glasgow, Beattie, Olsson offers respectful representation in the areas of child custody, visitation, child support, high-asset divorcecomplex divorce, spousal support, property division, and business valuations. Oftentimes, we are able to negotiate divorce settlements without a trial, but if both parties cannot agree we are prepared to aggressively represent you before a family law judge. If you believe divorce is your only option to protect your family and finances, consult our Schaumburg-based divorce and family law office for a free consultation. Call 847-577-8700 to see how we can assist you.

Skilled Legal Analysts for Local and National Media

Since founding the founding of the law firm, the attorneys of Glasgow, Beattie, Olsson have made numerous media appearances as legal analysts across the country. Our law firm has appeared on Fox News National, ABC News Chicago, CBS News Chicago, NBC 5 Chicago News, CLTV, The Mike and Juliet Show, The Talk Show, CNN and Extra. He has also gained extensive news coverage within publications such as The Daily Herald, The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times. These well-respected media outlets have leaned on our attorneys' experience and knowledge to discuss and analyze high-profile cases such as Drew Peterson’s murder trial, the Jodi Arias trial, the charges against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and Illinois Governor George Ryan’s trial.

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Legal Education and Professional Development

The law offices of Glasgow, Beattie, Olsson continue to develop professional knowledge and skill through Illinois continuing legal education, but also work to educate other professionals within the criminal law field. Attorney Thomas Glasgow is an instructor for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education where he teaches a class entitled Defending DUI’s and Related Cases. He also has instructed for Health Care Investigator Training for the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Additionally, Glasgow has been a member of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association where he has served on the Board of Governors, Judicial Evaluation Committee, Nominating Committee and as Co-Chair of the Judges Night Committee.

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Contact an Illinois Criminal Defense Attorney Today

A criminal defense attorney can greatly improve your chances of a favorable outcome if you are faced with criminal charges. If you need an Illinois criminal defense attorney you will want the law offices of Glasgow, Beattie, Olsson on your side. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation by phone at 847-577-8700 or fill out the online contact form.



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