Over 100 Years of Combined Experience in Criminal Law


Brendan Bukalski

Brendan Bukalski is the Managing Partner of Johnson Law Group. As a former prosecutor, he has handled all types of cases but primarily focuses on criminal defense law. Unlike many other attorneys, he focuses on the long-term consequences of a criminal case. As a result, he represents people trying to get their driver's license back, trying to clean up their records through expungement, sealing, or pardons, and those trying to restore their constitutional rights.

In addition to his work experience, Bukalski is a member of several organizations and associations, has lectured to countless people on issues related to their rights, driving privileges, and even taught other lawyers about different areas of the law.

Additionally, he writes a weekly column called, Ask the Lawyer, in which he answers questions to help the public better understand the law. Due to his diligent work ethic, he has been published by the Illinois State Bar Association and has written a book about driver's license reinstatement in the State of Illinois.

He was recognized as

  • Among the Top 100 of Trial Lawyers
  • Among the Top 40 under 40,
  • A Leading Lawyer
  • 10 Best in Client Satisfaction


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois (J.D.)
  • New York University, New York, NY (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Foundation
  • American Bar Association
  • Livingston County Bar Association
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Global Directory of Who's Who
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys

"Without him...I would be sitting in prison"

I want to say a huge thank you to the group. Brendan represented me in my criminal case!! Without him and the group i would be sitting in prison!! i totally recommend this office to anyone that may need an attorney!! (Posted by Sue R. on Google reviews)

"Saved my son from prison"

Saved my son from prison!

My son was charged with a Class X, so he would have been required to go to prison for a minimum of 6 years even though he had never been in trouble before! Brendan answered all of our questions, and stayed on top of the case the entire time. He got the state to agree to a misdemeanor because of his work on the case! (Posted by Brian on avvo.com)

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Why Should You Entrust Your Case to Our Firm?

Consider the Following:
  • Over 100 years of combined experience in Criminal Law.

  • Our attorneys have won numerous awards and distinctions.

  • Customized results-driven case strategies.

  • Passionate legal representation, inside and outside of court.