Cosmo J. Tedone
Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.
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58 N. Chicago Street
Suite 405
Joliet, IL 60432


15300 S. Route 59
Suite 104
Plainfield, IL 60544


Cosmo J. Tedone

Cosmo Tedone
10.0Cosmo Joseph Tedone
NAFDD Superior DUI Attorney
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys

American Jurist Institute

Location: Joliet, Illinois
Phone: 815-666-1285


Cosmo J. Tedone was born on December 13, 1966 in Manchester, Connecticut. Prior to forming the law firm, Tedone & Morton, P.C., he was the senior associate with Chuck Bretz and Associates, P.C. for eight years along with experience as an Assistant Will County Public Defender and private practice in the area of insurance defense and general civil litigation. He was involved with several appeals that resulted in three murder convictions being overturned in 2011.

With over 16 years of experience, Mr. Tedone's current practice emphasizes in criminal defense (DUI, Suspended Driver Licenses, Drugs, Domestic Battery, Homicide and Appeals), personal injury, and Secretary of State Hearings, representing a wide variety of clientele. He represents clients in litigation matters before Federal and State Courts, arbitration and administrative agencies. Cosmo has over twelve years of experience as a litigator trying over fifty jury trials and hundreds of bench trials and motions.

Mr. Tedone graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology (B.A. 1990) and Thomas Cooley School of Law (J.D. 1999-Cum Laude). He received several awards and accomplishments while in law school including a Certificate of Merit in Torts and Family Law, finalist in the school's moot court competition and member of law review.

He is admitted and qualified to practice in the States of Connecticut and Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar. Mr. Tedone is a member of the Will County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and former member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers.

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. (Cum Laude)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology , Rochester, New York
    • B.A. - 1990

Honors and Awards

  • American Jurist institute, Top 10 Attorneys, 2018
  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2017
  • 10 Best in Illinois For Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2015-2017
  • Superior DUI Attorney, National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD), 2012-2016
  • Certificate of Merit in Torts and Family Law
  • Avvo, Top Attorney
  • Avvo, Clients' Choice, 2015
  • Thomas M. Cooley Moot Court Competition, Finalist
  • Law Review, Member

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, Member
  • Will County Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers, Former Member

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  • American Jurist Institute Top 10 Attorneys
  • Americas Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • FLA 2016
  • National League of Renowned Attorneys
  • The Global Directory of Whos Who, Top Lawyer
  • American Bar Association
  • Will County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • AVVO Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Superior DUI Attorney
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Attorneys
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel Fellow

58 N. Chicago Street, Suite 405
Joliet, IL 60432

15300 S. Route 59, Suite 104
Plainfield, IL 60544

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