Our Attorneys


When it comes to criminal law cases, an experienced and effective criminal defense attorney can mean the difference between a prison sentence and reduced or dismissed charges.mottas

Robert Motta I Alison Motta

Meet each criminal lawyer on the team.


Motta & Motta bring to the legal community the combination of the experience that comes from defending criminal cases for over 40 years and the fire and commitment of passionate and dedicated lawyers.

If you are looking for a top criminal defense attorney who stays abreast of the changing criminal laws and a criminal law attorney who will stand up and fight for your rights look no further; our criminal defense attorneys pre-trial and trial strategies are unparalleled. Our referrals, either from other criminal lawyers with less desire to fight the system or our own clients, are people committed to defending the criminal charges against them or going to trial and want a aggressive and passionate criminal lawyer who refuse to yield to the system behind them because when it comes to criminal defense our motto is: When your enemy is weak expose their weakness, when your enemy is strong delay the battle and when your enemy is angry make them angrier because mistakes are sure to follow.

Over 30 Years Experience Protecting Clients!

The top criminal defense attorneys of Motta & Motta are dedicated to defending the rights of the criminally accused and firmly believe in the presumption of innocence. When it comes to criminal law cases, an experienced and effective criminal defense attorney can mean the difference between a prison sentence and reduced or dismissed charges.

Our criminal lawyers represent clients in Kane County, Cook County, DuPage County, Kendall County and DeKalb County, including Chicago, Geneva, Batavia, St.Charles, Wayne, Wasco, Elburn, Virgil, Lily Lake, Aurora, North Aurora, Elgin, South Elgin, Bartlett, Gilberts, Millcreek, Maple Park, Kaneville, LaFox, Yorkville, Oswego, Plano, Sugar Grove, Big Rock, Bristol, Newark, DeKalb, Sycamore, Naperville, Wheaton, West Chicago, Winfield, Warrenville, Downers Grove, Lombard, Oak Brook, Streamwood, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, and many other cities.




Our Team- Criminal Defense Attorneys

RobertMottaIRobert M. Motta

Robert M. Motta, Of Counsel

High Profile Criminal Defense Attorney, Chicago land area of Robert M. Motta’s vast criminal trial experience includes defending infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy. The Gacy trial was coined by the media as the, “case of the century” and remains the highest profile case in the history of Illinois jurisprudence.

Mr. Motta is a highly skilled criminal trial attorney whose knowledge of the law, trial experience and ability to persuade juries is unparalleled.

Mr. Motta began his career as a Public Defender with the Cook County Public Defender’s office, where he became the First Assistant in the First Municipal Division. Mr. Motta has been a criminal trial attorney for more than three decades and has dedicated his life to defending his clients and the United States Constitution with the zealousness that every defendant deserves. His vast criminal trial experience and reputation from his numerous high profile cases places his among the top criminal attorneys in the state, if not the country.


RobertMottaIIRobert M. Motta, II, Partner

Family law/Divorce and DUI and criminal defense lawyer, Chicago land area / Felony Drug Possession and Trafficking Cases

Robert M. Motta II is partner with the criminal defense firm of Motta & Motta; he concentrates his practice in Family law/Divorce and criminal defense with a focus in Felony Drug cases, DUI and weapons charges. Put Mr. Motta’s aggressive pre-trial and trial strategy to work for you.

Mr. Motta’s most recent success includes receiving a NOT GUILTY verdict in, Kane County, in a possession with intent to distribute 15 kilograms of cocaine case with related conspiracy charges. Our client’s charges were a result of an undercover reverse buy during a joint task force investigation involving the Illinois State Police, the Aurora Police, the Rockford Police, and the DEA. Our client was captured on video surveillance at the location of the drop, both inside and outside of the home, and he gave DEA agents a recorded statement. The evidence presented to the jury included DEA agents’ reports detailing the accused’s “confession”, the transcript of the recorded statement given to DEA agents as well as the video surveillance. The minimum sentence was 15 years and the Assistant State’s Attorney’s last offer, the day before trial, was 8 years.

Mr. Motta is member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and ATLA.

FAMILY LAW QUESTIONS: If you have questions about divorce and how financial issues will be resolved or what issues effect custody call Robert Motta today!

DUI QUESTIONS: If you have questions about how a DUI charge and ultimate conviction will effect your ability to drive or whether or not your facing jail time call Robert Motta today!

AlisonMottaAlison H. Motta, Partner

Criminal Defense Trial Attorney; Felony Drug Charge Defense Attorney, Chicago land Area

Alison H. Motta is a partner at Motta & Motta; she concentrates her practice in criminal defense with a focus on Felony Narcotics and conspiracy cases in both State and Federal courts.

Ms. Motta’s experience and knowledge in undercover sting operations and joint task force investigations are invaluable in preparing and presenting your defense.

Ms. Motta’s most recent success includes negotiating a 7 year plea bargain (less then 7 with good time served) with Assistant United State’s attorneys where the accused was facing a 4 count indictment including possession with intent to distribute 30 kilograms of cocaine and related conspiracy charges and weapons offense. The charges were the result of an undercover DEA investigation where our client was captured on video and audio surveillance during the initial negotiations of the drug deal as well as video surveillance at the location when the money and drugs were being exchanged. The government also had transcripts of multiple telephone conversations detailing the drug deal and plans for the exchange and our client had a previous felony drug conviction.
The maximum sentence was LIFE with a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years.

IMMIGRATION ISSUES: If you have questions about how an arrest or conviction can effect your status in the United State’s, either as a LPR (legal permanent resident) or an alien resident you can call Alison Motta with your questions today!