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Attorney Philip R. Nathe provides personalized service and solutions when you face criminal charges.


DuPage County
Criminal Defense Attorney

Protecting Your Rights and Defending Your Case

Being charged with a crime can be an unsettling and stressful experience. You may not understand what the charges that you are facing mean and what penalties they carry. The surest way to relieve that uncertainty is to secure the representation of a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney. Having an experienced lawyer to protect your rights and your future can help give you the confidence you need to be able to deal with the challenges of being charged with a crime. With the right attorney on your side, you can be sure that you will be fully prepared to address the offense or offenses you are accused of committing and defend yourself throughout the entire legal process. The Law Office of Philip R. Nathe can provide the legal help you need in these situations.

Hiring an Experienced
Lawyer Matters

With more than 30 years of criminal defense experience, Attorney Philip R. Nathe is prepared to provide you with the dedicated representation and personal attention your criminal case needs. As a former prosecutor, he understands how criminal law works in DuPage County, and he knows how to use the evidence and information available to protect your rights and fight for your future.

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When Your Back's Against the Wall, Give Phil a Call.

We are available 24/7 to address your criminal defense needs. Call us today at 630-416-7600.

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Criminal Defense

"Have used Philip Nathe numerous timesfor friends, family, and myself and always gets business taken care of smooth and swiftly. I highly recommend Philip's professional stature to anyone needing help in a court of law."


Our firm offers its experience and skills to those facing a range of criminal charges, from felony and federal charges to misdemeanors, DUI, traffic violations, and juvenile offenses. We also assist clients who wish to expunge or seal their criminal records. Our goal is to help you secure the best outcome possible in your case. We will provide you with honest advice, and we will fight aggressively to ensure that your rights will be protected as you work to resolve your criminal case. Whether negotiating a plea bargain, determining whether probation may be an option, or fighting to have your charges dismissed, we will advocate strongly on your behalf to help you achieve the best possible results.

Drug Charges

Some of the most common cases in which DuPage County residents face criminal charges involve controlled substances. Depending on the types of drugs involved in a case and the amounts in question, even simple possession can lead to serious consequences. Charges can become more serious if a person is accused of distributing or manufacturing illegal drugs. We can provide experienced representation in cases involving:

For many people charged with drug crimes, addiction is a serious issue. We work to help our clients receive the resources they need to avoid substance abuse and protect their health and well-being in the future. When possible, we will advocate for solutions such as probation and drug treatment rather than incarceration. We work to ensure that our clients will be able to move on successfully following drug charges.


Hire a Lawyer Who
Knows the
Process From Both Sides

At the Law Office of Philip R. Nathe, our experienced criminal defense lawyer has over three decades of experience in the DuPage County criminal courts. Attorney Philip Nathe has served in a variety of roles, including courtroom clerk, probation officer, and assistant state's attorney. Having that level of experience in the courts means that he has worked with many judges and prosecutors in the past. He has built a solid reputation among them for providing exceptional representation to his clients.

Law Office of Philip R. Nathe understands how criminal courts work in DuPage County, and we are fully prepared to provide experienced representation to ensure that you will be able to defend against criminal charges.

DUI Defense

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is an offense that is taken very seriously in Illinois. Police officers in the DuPage County area are particularly vigilant when it comes to DUI enforcement. Even a first offense can lead to criminal penalties and expensive fines, as well as an automatic license suspension and increased car insurance rates. We will work to protect your rights and defend you against DUI charges, including cases involving:

There are multiple potential defenses that may be used in cases involving allegations of intoxicated driving. We may be able to challenge the evidence that was used to charge a person with DUI or establish that the arresting officer did not have a valid reason to perform a traffic stop. We will evaluate all possible defenses and help our clients determine the best ways to reduce criminal penalties or have DUI charges dismissed altogether.





  • "Mr. Nathe was recommended to me by numerous family friends who had utilized his services and had received excellent representation. In my case for a speeding ticket, I could have been imprisoned or at least had my license suspended but Mr. Nathe's hard work helped to minimize my penalty to a small fine. Highly recommend Mr. Nathe!"

  • "If you have legal needs, Philip Nathe is the GOLD standard. When you meet him, you feel better immediately. This man has a presence - he commands respect. Intelligent, organized, incredibly responsive and determined to get positive results. Please don't leave a legal issue to chance - call the BEST. Philip is the Best!"

  • "I had a ticket issued against me holding a CDL. I was at risk loosing my CDL, job and tons of money. Mr Nathe appeared at multitude unexpected court hearings, he remained very professional at all times. All his hard work paid off The case was dismissed and my company ended up paying all his fees. I would highly recommend him!"


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