Sarah Toney has been proudly serving clients throughout the Chicagoland area for years. She has extensive experience handling nearly every type of criminal offense, ranging from first-time DUI offenses to major felonies. Backed by years of legal knowledge and first-hand trial experience, she has easily become a stand out attorney in her field.
Sarah’s first legal job was the summer between her first and second year of law school. It was at a criminal defense firm. On her first day on the job, they gave her a murder case of a clearly innocent man. From that early moment on, she was totally hooked on the case. She even took a month off of law school during her second year to try the case with her boss.
She loved the case not only because her client was innocent, but because she loved the work and she loved helping the client during an obviously serious crisis. That first case was life-changing and even caused her to decide to practice another area of law. It was at that exact moment that she knew she had found her true calling. Sarah stayed at that firm for 10 years before starting her own criminal defense practice. Illinois Lawyers Care recently wrote an article on Ms. Toney about how she has found her true calling which you can read here.
Sarah Toney is one of the only criminal and DUI defense attorneys in the Chicago area to have gone through several continuing education courses and seminars. These invite-only classes further distinguish her as a leading authority on criminal and DUI matters.
A snippet of some of the advanced, invite-only seminars and classes she has attended:
She has been an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law since 2006. In 2012, she created an Advanced Criminal Law Writing Course for 2L and 3L law students which she taught in 2012-2014.