Chuck began his legal career in 1982 as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Will County, Illinois.  He successfully prosecuted his first murder case at the age of twenty-five and won every murder case that he tried as a prosecutor thereafter, along with numerous other Felony cases involving various crimes.  In 1986, Chuck joined the oldest law firm in Joliet, Murphy, Timm, Lennon, Spesia, and Ayers as a litigation Associate.  For six years, Chuck tried various civil cases including Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, and Commercial disputes in the state and federal courts.  Subsequently, Chuck rejoined the State’s Attorney’s Office as the First Assistant and successfully prosecuted several cases, including obtaining a First Degree Murder conviction as to an inmate at a local prison who had killed a correctional officer.  Since leaving the State’s Attorney’s Office, Chuck has been in Private Practice on his own, except for a three year period of time when he was employed by a local Real Estate Developer.  In 1999, Chuck formed the Law Offices of Chuck Bretz, P.C., which is now known as Chuck Bretz & Associates, P.C. 

Since that time, Chuck has built Chuck Bretz & Associates, P.C. into a dynamic law firm featuring distinguished and accomplished attorneys who concentrate their practice in the areas Criminal, Family, and Personal Injury litigation and advising various businesses pertaining to multiple commercial matters.

PRIOR RESULTS:

Victim’s body was found burned beyond recognition in a car which had been set on fire.  Client charged with 1st degree murder after alleged eye witness identified defendant and co-defendant as having killed the victim.  

Result - Not Guilty after a trial.

A woman was shot multiple times during the course of a home invasion.  An alleged eye witness who fled the scene identified the client and co-defendant as the home invaders leading to the client being charged with 1st degree murder.

Result - Not Guilty after a trial.

Occupant of a home was shot during a drive-by shooting.  The passenger shooter was convicted of 1st degree murder.  The client was charged as an accessory to first degree murder as the driver and only other occupant of the vehicle at the time of the shooting.  The state presented a video tape confession of the client at trial.

Result - Not Guilty after a trial.