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Former Assistant Lake County
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Criminal Defense Lawyers – Serving Gurnee & Lake County Illinois

When facing legal issues, it is essential to trust your legal team. Experience, and more specifically, experience in a wide range of legal matters, is a tremendous advantage. Attorneys with a broad range of legal experience can see the big picture and provide you with comprehensive representation and sound legal counsel in a variety of matters. Our broad range of areas of law in which we practice gives us the experience to recognize legal issues not immediately apparent in a case, or not related to the issue of a case, but important nonetheless.

At Nutschnig and Cavanaugh, our Lake County general practice lawyers represent Illinois clients in several legal matters. With more than 20 years of experience, we provide clients with honest, accurate case assessments. Our attorneys will handle your legal matter personally and remain accessible to you throughout your case to answer questions and protect your interests.

Experienced Representation

With years of experience as an Assistant State's Attorney and practicing as a criminal defense attorney, Michael T
Cavanaugh has the knowledge to protect your rights throughout your case.


Our law firm, located in Lake County, provides representation in many areas. We focus on criminal defense, real estate, family law and personal injury. We litigate in all areas related to these practice areas and devote our knowledge and skill towards resolutions which are favorable to our clients.


Michael T Cavanaugh

If you have been arrested, you need to contact a knowledge criminal defense attorney immediately to protect your rights. A criminal conviction can impact all aspects of your life. Make sure you are protected...

Jeffery J. Nutschnig

Jeff began his legal career as a Lake County State's Attorney prosecuting Felonies, Misdemeanors, DUI's and Traffic matters. After spending three years as an Assistant State's Attorney, he was asked...

Client Reviews

  • Jeffery is supporting me throughout the whole process of my case. He explains and guides me through every detail of my case. Very professional, responsible, and knowledgeable. I am very content with his services. I strongly recommend him!!!

  • Mike did a great job on my case. Got 3 felonies, 2 of them class 3, all dropped to one misdemeanor. And I was already on probation so this kept me out of jail. He did great work and went the extra mile when I was willing to take a deal for less. I highly recommend him to anyone with any type of issue needing a lawyer.

  • I’ve worked with Jeff Nutschnig many times over the years and highly recommend him.

Available when you need

  • Our office is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Open Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • We serve all of Lake County Illinois, portions of Cook, and McHenry Counties in Illinois

Representation you need

  • We have same day appointments
  • Available for short notice Appearances
  • Reasonable fees for services
  • We have payment plans available
  • FREE Initial Consultation
  • Dedicated and experienced
Nutshing And Cavanaugh

Nutshing And Cavanaugh