Law Offices of Joanna M. Panici, P.C.


Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI Defense
  • Traffic 
  • Expungements/Sealing
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate

Our Approach

The Law Offices of Joanna M. Panici focuses on listening not only to the legal issue presented by each new case, but also to the concerns of the client.  This approach allows us to devise the best plan so that we can get to work on securing the best possible results.  This allows for the client to make informed decisions to feel empowered in making those decisions. 

Legacy of Success

 Joanna M. Panici is dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused in the Chicago-land community, specifically the South and Southwest Suburbs of Chicago.  She also proudly serves and represents clients in Will & Dupage County.  Joanna sharpened her skills as a litigator while working as a prosecutor for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.  Not only has she been lead counsel on hundreds of bench trials, she also tried sixteen (16) jury trials.  She knows her way around a courtroom and is not afraid to fight for her clients.  The State of Illinois has highly experienced trial lawyers that are dedicated to prosecuting the charges against you....Joanna M. Panici used to be one of those prosecutors. You need a defense attorney that is up to the challenge.  She knows how to obtain the results you are looking for....remember, she helped to write their playbook. 

Attorney Profile

Joanna M. Panici


Joanna M. Panici graduated cum laude from Northern Illinois University College of Law.  She is a former Assistant Cook County State's Attorney and is now the owner of the Law Offices of Joanna M. Panici, P.C.  She serves as the President of the South Suburban Bar Association and is dedicated to defending persons charged with criminal offenses.