Donahue, Sowa & Magana

Naperville criminal defense attorneys Donahue, Sowa & Magana have successfully defended people accused of a variety of felonies and misdemeanors in Kane County, IL. Call 630-505-5200 for a free intital consultation.

Contact Us

Firm Overview

Donahue, Sowa & Magana our experienced criminal defense lawyers which include a former prosecurtor, law enforcement office, and trial attorney with the highest rating from the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


Our experienced attorneys concentrate in the following practice areas: Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving (DUI), Traffic Violations, Drug Charges, Homicide, Drivers License Reinstatement, Domestic Violence, White Collar Crimes, Child Pornography, Sex Offenses, Juvenile Offense, Expungement, and Criminal Appeals.


If you or someone you know has been charged with a felony or misdemeanor in Illinois, contact our criminal defense law firm. We have offices in Naperville and St. Charles for your convenience. Call Naperville at 630-505-5200 and St. Charles at 630-762-1780.

Main Office

Main Office
1555 Bond Street
Suite 103
Naperville  IL  60563

Phone
  • 630-505-5200
Fax
  • 630-596-9402

Office Information

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Other Offices

  • St. Charles
    240 W. River Drive
    St. Charles,  IL  60174
Criminal Defense

Naperville Illinois criminal defense attorneys Donahue, Sowa & Magana assist clients with misdemeanors and felonies in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Call 630-505-5200 for a free consultation with a skilled criminal lawyer.

Our criminal defense attorneys include former prosecutors and police officers with the experience to handle all Illinois criminal defense matters ”including juvenile and criminal appellate trials. We have successfully defended people accused of every type of crime, such as:


Violent Crimes: Assault, aggravated assault, manslaughter, domestic violence, domestic battery, and homicide.


Property Crimes: White collar crimes, theft, residential burglary, shoplifting, auto theft, criminal damage, and fraud.


Sex Crimes: Criminal sexual assault and abuse, child pornography, and online solicitation.


Drug Crimes: Conspiracy, possession, delivery, and trafficking of all controlled substances, including methamphetamine, cannabis, cocaine, and prescription drugs.


DUI and Traffic Offenses: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, and drag racing.


In many cases, especially if it is your first offense, we are able to avoid prosecution in favor of an alternative such as judicial supervision or drug court. If you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor in one of the suburban areas of Chicago, contact the criminal defense attorneys at Donahue, Sowa & Magana at either our Naperville or St. Charles office.

John Donahue

Mr. John "Jack" Donahue was appointed by the court to serve as Special Prosecutor in 1984 to examine the leaking of privileged information in juvenile court. He is a fellow in the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, co-founder and Charter President of the DuPage Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, past Chair of the Criminal Law Committee, President of the DuPage County Bar (1992-1993) and Chair of the Illinois State Bar Criminal Justice Section (1992-1993). He has been certified by the Illinois Supreme Court to act as lead counsel in death penalty cases, and screens other attorneys for certification.

Education
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
    J.D.

Glenn Sowa

Mr. Glenn Sowa was a Special Agent in the Illinois Bureau of Investigation, the State Police agency for investigating narcotics and organized crime, and later became an Assistant State's Attorney in DuPage County. Prominently active in the Kane County Bar, he is a member of its Criminal Law Committee and Courthouse Design Committee, and a lecturer on ethics and criminal law for the Kane County Bar Association Criminal Law Committee Seminars. Mr. Sowa is the past Chairman of the Criminal Law Committee.

Education
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
    J.D.
  • Northern Illinois University
    M.S.
  • Northern Illinois University
    B.S.
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
    J.D.
  • Northern Illinois University
    M.S.
  • Northern Illinois University
    B.S.
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
    J.D.
  • Northern Illinois University
    M.S.
  • Northern Illinois University
    B.S.
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
    J.D.
  • Northern Illinois University
    M.S.
  • Northern Illinois University
    B.S.

Patricia Magana

Ms. Patricia Magana has been associated with the firm since 1995. From 1995-1996, Ms. Magana completed an internship with the Whiteside County States Attorneys Office where she gained experience in the prosecution of criminal cases. She is bilingual and has extensive experience in appellate practice. Ms. Magana specializes in criminal defense, including traffic, misdemeanor, and felony offenses. Additionally, she represents individuals in formal and informal hearings before the Secretary of State

Education
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
    J.D.
  • Western Illinois University
    B.A.
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
    J.D.
  • Western Illinois University
    B.A.
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
    J.D.
  • Western Illinois University
    B.A.
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
    J.D.
  • Western Illinois University
    B.A.

John Donahue

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.

LA-NOLO1:DRU.1.6.2.20140813.27175