Appeals, Post-Conviction Petitions & Expungements

Post-Conviction Petitions And Appeals

“I will fight for you not just as a paid champion on your behalf. I will fight for you because my heart is in it.”
— Chicago post-conviction petitions and appeals attorney Barry M. Lewis

Your case does not necessarily end if you are convicted. If you think the verdict or your sentence was wrong, you can appeal that decision. Even if you were acquitted of a crime, without sealing or expunging your arrest records, you could face discrimination in employment and other areas of your life.

I am Barry M. Lewis, a criminal appeals lawyer in Chicago. Over the past 35 years, I have successfully handled hundreds of appeals and post-conviction petitions, including:

  • Petitions for a new trial
  • Petitions to reduce sentences
  • Post-conviction petitions
  • Petitions to seal or expunge criminal records

How To Hire An Appellate Attorney

Appeals and post-conviction petitions require skills that are not always present in trial lawyers. For example, an appeals attorney must be skilled in writing briefs and motions. He or she must excel in oral arguments. These strengths are a part of my DNA as an attorney, honed over years of practice.

Above all, an appellate attorney must be committed to justice in your case. Just because you have been convicted of a crime does not mean that the judge or prosecutor followed all of the proper procedures. Verdicts can be thrown out, sentences reduced or set aside, and cases retried based on errors by the judge or prosecution. Do not give up just because a judge or jury has convicted you!

Contact Illinois Post-Conviction Attorney Barry M. Lewis

Call me 24/7 at (312) 372-2221 or fill out our simple contact form to schedule a consultation. I offer flat fees for post-conviction matters.


The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.
*Please verify that you have read the disclaimer.
I have read the disclaimer.
How Can We Help You?