About Us

Get to Know the Legal Team That’s on Your Case

Abdallah Law has been a successful law firm serving the people of Chicago and the surrounding area for years. This success can be attributed to one thing: Our team. Each of our attorneys, as well as other staff members, are committed to working together for the benefit of each and every one of our clients. Take a moment to learn more about our legal team and how we effectively represent you in any criminal law or personal injury case.

Zaid M. Abdallah – Founding Partner

As one of Illinois’s most respected trial attorneys, Attorney Zaid Abdallah is one of the co-founders of Abdallah Law. He has committed his legal career to providing clients and the community with personal, effective legal representation. Mr. Abdallah aggressively advocates for all of his clients, and has made it a hallmark of his career to litigate and produce the best possible results rather than simply negotiating a settlement. His command of the courtroom is second to none.

Zaid’s compassionate understanding and approach are key elements for his clients’ defense. He has handled various cases that stem from murder to serious drug possession, with great success for clients. He earned this reputation for effective advocacy by providing his clients with the highest standards of knowledge and professional advice, and by steadfastly protecting his client’s constitutional rights. Zaid is passionate about Civil Rights cases and cases that involve police misconduct. This area of the law is important to Abdallah Law.

Whether a client is seeking a federal criminal defense attorney, an Illinois criminal defense attorney, a personal injury attorney, or a 1983 Civil Rights/police misconduct attorney, Zaid Abdallah treats each client’s situation with attention and importance.

Education & Accolades

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago – Juris Doctor
  • Illinois Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ – awarded for his superb trial advocacy skills and client recommendations
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • Top 40 Attorneys Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers
Bassam Abdallah – Partner

Mr. Sam Abdallah is a managing partner and attorney at Abdallah Law. He has experience in many areas of criminal defense, but brings a special passion for, and extensive experience in, financial crimes.

Sam has practiced in both the federal and state white collar crimes courts, and has successfully represented many clients. He is a co-founder and managing partner of the Financial Crimes Division with Abdallah Law. His real-world experiences and diversified background have been keys to his clients’ success.

Prior to joining Abdallah Law, he worked and consulted for various large firms in the Chicagoland area and has been a strong advocate of defendants’ rights since he started practicing law. Mr. Abdallah has successfully produced a number of acquittals for his clients. His extensive knowledge allows him to craft an effective strategy to help every client have the best chance at a positive outcome in their case. He looks forward in assisting you with legal matters accordingly.

Education & Accolades

  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School – Juris Doctor
  • Southern Illinois University – B.A. in Political Science
  • Illinois Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ – awarded for his superb knowledge of the law and client recommendations
  • Member of the American and Illinois Bar Associations
  • Admitted to practice in Illinois, the U.S. District Court of Illinois, and the Federal General Bar
Shady Y. Yassin – Partner

Shady Yassin is one of the co-founders of Abdallah Law, and is the managing partner of the Criminal Litigation Division. He excels as a trial advocate for all of his clients, and is well-known for his creative strategies that allow him to secure the most favorable results. Mr. Yassin regularly works on criminal defense cases involving serious charges, including murder, attempted murder, aggravated criminal sexual assault, armed robbery, and cases involving guns and drugs.

Communication is one of the most crucial aspects of a sound criminal defense, and Shady assures all clients that he will be accessible to them at all times. He understands that a criminal case is a serious situation and makes certain his clients know that he will aggressively advocate for them at all times.

Accolades

  • Illinois Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 – awarded for hi superior qualifications of leadership, knowledge, and skill in the legal community
  • Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers – awarded for exemplifying superior qualifications and successful trial results
Robert Breslin – Attorney

Robert Breslin is an experienced criminal defense attorney with years of experience in criminal defense litigation. He brings a unique set of experience and skills to the firm, including his extensive work as an investigative journalist. This experience allows Mr. Breslin to dig into each case so that he is able to craft the most effective defense possible. He is an important part of the team with trial experience related to first degree murder cases, DCFS Child Protection cases, and much more.

In addition to being an experienced and skilled litigator in the courtroom, Robert has a great reputation in terms of communication with his clients.

Education & Accolades

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago – Juris Doctor
  • University of Illinois – Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, emphasis in Investigative Journalism
  • Member of 2 Time Pulitzer-Winning Journalist William Gains Investigative Team, featured on Dateline NBC in 2002
  • Assistant Public Defender Supervisor in McHenry County, Illinois
  • Assistant Public Defender for the St. Clair County Public Defender’s Office
  • Assistant Public Defender for the Cook County Public Defender’s Office
  • During his career as an Assistant Public Defender, Robert was nominated for the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Outstanding Young Attorney of the Year—3 years in a row—for his accomplishments as a Criminal Defense Attorney.
  • Admitted to practice in Illinois and the Northern District of Illinois Federal Court

 The Whole Team is on Your Case!

One of the most important things that sets Abdallah Law apart from other area firms is that we don’t simply assign you one attorney to work on your case. Every client we represent benefits from the combined education, knowledge, and experience of each attorney in the firm. We all work closely together to come up with the best approach based on your situation and your desired outcomes. Contact us to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you or your loved one through this difficult time.