Attorney Kristine Honiotes

Wheaton criminal lawyer Kristine Honiotes

Kristine Honiotes is a trial lawyer with over 10 years of experience. As a former Will County Assistant Public Defender, she defended all types of felony and misdemeanor cases including murder, domestic violence, DUI, drug offenses and other serious felony offenses. She was assigned as one of two Assistant Public Defenders in the Will County Drug Court Program for 8 years. Through this assignment, Ms. Honiotes helped develop the Heroin Relapse and Prevention Protocol through collaboration with the Will County State’s Attorney and the Court. Ms. Honiotes was a developing team member for the Will County Veteran’s and Servicemember Court as well as the Adult Redeploy Illinois Specialty Court. Through these assignments, she has gained special experience with individuals who suffer from addiction issues. Ms. Honiotes has completed training with the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, the Illinois Association of Problem Solving Courts and the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority: Adult Redeploy Illinois Program.

Kristine received her Juris Doctorate Degree from DePaul University College of Law in 2005. She received her B.S. in Political Science in 2002 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Her practice is focused on Criminal, Traffic and DUI Law within Will, DuPage, Cook, Kane and other counties.


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, J.D., 2005
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, B.S., 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Member, Criminal Justice Section Council
    • Continuing Legal Education Coordinator Criminal Justice Section Council
    • Member, Standing Committee on Corrections and Sentencing
  • Will County Bar Association
    • Criminal Committee Member (2006- Present)
    • Mentor (2014-Present)
    • Presenter
      • Will County Drug and Veterans Court (2013)
      • Drug Testing Procedures (2014)
      • Second Chance Probation (2014)
      • Adult Redeploy Illinois (2015)
      • Second Chance Probation (2015)
      • Obtaining Substance Abuse Treatment for a Client (2015)
      • Case Law and Statute Update (2015)
      • Case Law and Statute Update (2016)
      • Sentencing Alternatives: IDOC Boot Camp (2017)
  • Will County Women’s Bar Association
    • Member (2014-Present)
    • Vice President (2017)

Community Involvement:

  • President of the Joliet Junior Woman’s Club (2016-2017)
  • Mentor 2.0 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties (2014-2017)

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