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Charles Rohde

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Charles (Chuck) Rohde has more than twenty years of criminal trial experience. A graduate of The College of William and Mary, Chuck Rohde earned his juris doctor degree from the University of Richmond School of Law in Virginia. In 1995, he was admitted to the Illinois Bar and began his career as a prosecutor in DuPage County where he was awarded Misdemeanor Assistant of the Year. In 1999 he entered private practice with a concentration in criminal defense work and juvenile law.

Chuck Rohde has successfully defended hundreds of cases ranging from felonies, including drug cases, felony DUIs, thefts and aggravated batteries to misdemeanors, including DUIs, and juvenile delinquency cases. He regularly handles DCFS neglect and abuse cases.

Chuck Rohde is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association, the DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and also served as the Chair of the DCFS Children's Justice Task Force for the State of Illinois.

Chuck Rohde was appointed a member of the Illinois DCFS Children's Justice Task Force in 2006, and served on it until 2014, including being appointed Chairman from 2011-14.  The Children's Justice Task Force is an advisory council featuring professionals from the entire spectrum of the child welfare world.  Chuck represented the Task Force at several national conferences including making presentations.

Chuck has presented seminars on juvenile law for the DuPage County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.  He is an online faculty member for Lawline.

Chuck also serves as General Counsel for DuPage County CASA and the DuPage County Juvenile Officer's Association. 


  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
    • Juris Doctor
  • College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1995

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Juvenile Law
  • Felony
  • DUI
  • Neglect and Abuse Cases

Professional Associations

  • DuPage County Bar Association, Member
  • County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • DCFS Children’s Justice Task Force, Illinois, Chair
  • DCFS Adoption Panel, Member


  • Misdemeanor Assistant of the Year, Dupage County State's Attorney's Office

Current Employment Positions

  • Attorney