Alex James Fawell

Alex James Fawell

Managing Partner
Wheaton, Illinois

Alex Fawell is an attorney practicing family law and criminal defense in the Chicago land area, including Cook, DuPage, Will, and Kane County. He is a January, 2015 graduate of The John Marshall Law School, where he gained invaluable experience in litigation at both the trial and appellate levels through his success in mock trial and moot court competitions. Besides using his skills to win awards for the law school, Alex also served on the Moot Court Executive Board and as a coach for an intrascholastic mock trial competition for first-year law students.

Alex also gained real-world experience outside of law school. He spent one semester as a federal judicial clerk for the Honorable John Darrah. Alex found his calling as a 711 law clerk, a position that he held for two years of law school. As a 711 law clerk, Alex litigated misdemeanors at the DuPage County Public Defender's office and felonies at the Cook County Public Defender's office. Alex brings his knowledge, experience, and passion for helping those in need to each and every one of his cases.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Traffic/DUI
  • Juvenile
  • Domestic Violence

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2015


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - January, 2015
    • Honors: Moot Court Executive Board
    • Honors: Coach for an intrascholastic mock trial competition for first-year law students
  • The University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.A. - 2009
    • Major: English Literature


  • Teaching Assistant - Appellate Advocacy, 2013 - 2015
  • Teaching Assistant - Transnational Negotiation, 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Third Best Advocate - 2014 Pepperdine National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition
  • Third Place Overall, Second Place Oralist Team - 2013 Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable John Darrah, Federal Judicial Clerk
  • DuPage County Public Defender's Office, 711 Law Clerk, Misdemeanors
  • Cook County Public Defender's Office, 711 Law Clerk, Felonies