Areas of Practice
Phil has spent more than 40 years as a criminal attorney, working as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney. If you have been arrested for a criminal offense in McHenry County, call Phil.
Phil has successfully sued individuals, corporations, and insurance companies on behalf of individuals who have suffered personal injuries as the result of another person's negligence.
Phil Prossnitz was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois. He is a 1973 graduate of Evanston Township High School, where he was a member of the varsity swimming team and president of the student council. He attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and graduated in three years, cum laude, at the age of 20. He attended Tulane School of Law and graduated in 1980.
Following graduation, he worked as an Assistant District Attorney in New Orleans Parish, prosecuting felony cases. He tried 55 jury trials, 35 bench trials, including 13 murders, as a prosecutor in New Orleans.
He then moved back to the Chicago area where he worked for a large downtown Chicago law firm. After receiving substantial civil experience, he returned to prosecuting and eventually was appointed Chief Assistant State’s Attorney in McHenry County.
Phil ran for State's Attorney of McHenry County in the Republican primary in 2000 and received endorsements from the editors of the Chicago Tribune, Northwest Herald, and Daily Herald.
Admitted to the bar in Louisiana in 1980 and Illinois in 1983, Phil's current practice specializes in defending criminal cases in McHenry County and representing injured people in personal injury cases.
Do you need a lawyer?
Does your issue involve the law? Does the other party have a lawyer? Could you lose your rights or your freedom if you don't have a lawyer?
If you answered 'Yes' to any of those questions, you definitely need a lawyer.
What kind of lawyer do you need?
Finding the right lawyer is critical to your success. Is the lawyer experienced in your issue? Is the lawyer familiar with the local courts and their procedures? What approach will the lawyer take?
These are all important questions to ask your next attorney.
Am I the right lawyer for you?
With forty years of experience, I've tried and won cases from traffic tickets to murder and worked both sides of civil disputes.
You'd have a hard time finding another lawyer in McHenry County with the breadth and depth of my experience. But having said that, if I am not
the right attorney for the job, I will gladly refer
you to another lawyer better qualified to serve your interests.
The real gladiator was my Attorney, Phil Prossnitz! He had the wisdom, experience and cunning to see through their veil of delay tactics, and the control to thoughtfully act rather than react. He is a skilled technician, a careful observer and disciplined student. But most important, and rare in his line of work, he is a good and respectable man.