Attorney Tja Chiapelli - Of Counsel
Owner of the Chiapelli Law Offices. Tja Chiapelli is "Of Counsel"
to the Ahmad Law Firm. Tja and Moe were partners as prosecutors in criminal
courtrooms. They tried numerous bench and jury trials together. Both Tja
and Moe built a reputation as aggressive, yet compasionate, fair and honest
attorney's. With advocacy and fairness in mind, Tja left the Cook
County State's Attorney's Office to help those who are accused.
Tja and Moe decided to form an alliance as criminal defense attorneys
in order to give a voice to the voiceless and to protect individual's
Tja Chiapelli is a former Cook County prosecutor. As a prosecutor, she
handled thousands of criminal and traffic cases including misdemeanors,
DUIs, traffic, license issues and felonies. She started in the Criminal
Appeals Division of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
where she successfully argued in front of the 1st District Appellate Court.
From there she spent the remainder of her prosecuting career in the 3rd
District Courthouse, where she litigated hundreds of DUI hearings and
criminal trials before both judges and juries.
Tja Chiapelli left the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
and began practicing criminal and traffic defense privately. Her areas
of focus continue to be DUI, traffic, misdemeanors and domestic relations.
As a former prosecutor, she has the advantage of knowing how the prosecution,
police and judges think. She applies this knowledge and experience to
her client’s advantage in the courtroom as an experienced trial
lawyer. Her passion for clients’ rights has made her a successful
and aggressive defense attorney. She is known by her clients as the attorney
“to go the extra mile.”
Tja Chiapelli received her Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School
in Chicago, IL. While in law school, she clerked at the Cook County State’s
Attorney’s office. Before law school, she graduated with honors
from Western Illinois University. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois
and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Northwest
Suburban Bar Association.