DOMINIC BUTTITTA, JR.

Managing Attorney

Dominic Buttitta | Buttitta Law Group

As founder and managing attorney of Buttitta Law Group, LLC, Dominic oversees the firm’s criminal defense, family law, and civil litigation practices.

Dominic started his legal career in 2007 at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Criminal Appeals Division, and he continued his prosecutorial career at the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office in 2010. While representing the People of the State of Illinois as an Assistant State’s Attorney, Dominic worked in the traffic, misdemeanor trial, felony review, and felony trial divisions.

In 2013, Dominic co-founded the law firm of Carponelli & Buttitta, LLC. As a criminal and DUI defense attorney, Dominic not only continued his criminal trial work, but he also further honed his litigation skills by co-heading the firm’s civil practice. Dominic actively represented clients in the civil area, including matters related to Family Law (Divorce/Child Custody), Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, and Personal Injury.

Subsequently, in 2015, Dominic reformed his legal practice and founded Buttitta Law Group, LLC. Since then, Dominic has continued to represent clients in criminal, family, and civil matters, and has dedicated himself to always continue building upon his legal prowess. As such, Dominic has tried well over one hundred (100) cases to verdict before judge or jury, is recognized yearly as both an Illinois Super Lawyer and National Top 100 Trial Attorney, and serves as counsel for a variety of corporations, small and large business entities, executives, and countless private individuals that just want a lawyer they can depend on and trust. Dominic was also a Judicial Candidate for the Circuit Court of Cook County in 2022.

Unlike many other attorneys, Dominic is uniquely qualified to handle a variety of legal disputes and strives to approach every case in a bold, aggressive, innovative, and no-nonsense fashion. He makes it his mission to hold his opponents to their burden, whether it is proof beyond a reasonable doubt in a criminal case or proof by a preponderance of the evidence or clear and convincing evidence in civil disputes.

Dominic hails from a family of attorneys, including his two sisters, Angela M. Buttitta and Dominique A. Buttitta, both of whom he practices alongside at Buttitta Law Group, LLC on a daily basis. For Dominic and his family, practicing law isn’t just a career; it’s a way of life.

ADMISSIONS / CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bar of the Illinois Supreme Court

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

  • Bar of the Wisconsin Supreme Court

  • Trained in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Illinois State Bar Association

  • Chicago Bar Association

  • Northwest Executive Club of Chicago

  • DuPage County Bar Association

  • Lake County Bar Association

  • McHenry County Bar Association

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

  • Felony & Misdemeanor Prosecutor – McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office; Woodstock, Illinois

  • Criminal Appeals – Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office; Chicago, Illinois

  • Village Prosecutor – Village of Oakwood Hills; Oakwood Hills, Illinois

EDUCATION

  • Valparaiso University School of Law – J.D.

  • Dominican University – M.B.A.

  • Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) – B.S., Finance

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

  • Illinois Super Lawyer, 2021 – Present

  • Illinois Leading Lawyer, 2020 – Present

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014 – Present

  • Top 10 Attorney, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2016 – Present

  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys, 2016 – Present

  • Illinois Emerging Lawyer, 2019 – 2020

  • Illinois Rising Star, 2018 – 2020