Ramsell & Associates, LLC

Firm Overview

Ramsell & Associates has represented over 13,000 persons accused of Illinois DUI, criminal or traffic offenses in DuPage, Cook, Kane and other counties throughout Illinois.

Ramsell & Associates was first established in 1986. At that time, the firm was one of the first in Illinois to concentrate in DUI defense. Since then, we have defended over 13,000 clients.

Example cases

Illinois v. Sandoval (DUI dismissed based upon Speedy Trial violation)
Illinois v. McKown (DUI Field Sobriety Test Accuracy and Reliability)
Illinois v. Lidster (DUI and Roadblock case)

Main Office
128 S. County Farm Road
Wheaton  IL  60187
  • (630) 665-8780
  • (630) 665-9599


Free Initial Consultation?
We offer free consultations in our office for up to one hour, and free phone consultations for up to 15 minutes, depending on the case.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
We are a flat-fee firm, who will put all of our fees in writing upon request.
Hourly Rates
We bill flat fees only, but our hourly rate would match the best lawyers in Illinois.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Other hours by appointment only.
Office Manager
Joan Farris
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I believe that persons are frequently falsely accused of DUI, and that the police often 'fudge' the true facts. People need lawyers when accused of DUI more than perhaps any other crime in America, due to the public's willingness to immediately believe the person is guilt just by being arrested.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

We believe that a client who educates themselves on the law will be able to understand the issues better, and also better assist in the defense of their case. Of course, since we are a full-service law firm, we will perform all of the legal skills available, at their highest degree, without any assistance of the client being required.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I do not believe that clients should attempt to draft legal documents. Such a tactic is fraught with danger.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

We do not assist persons who attempt to represent themselves, much like a doctor will not assist a person who attempts to remove their own kidney.

Donald Ramsell

Illinois Attorney General, Supreme Ct. Rule 711 Clerk
American National Bank, Trust Division
Jeffrey D. Schultz, Workers Compensation Associate

I have been recognized by newspapers, bar associations, and other legal organizations as one of the top DUI attorneys in Illinois and across the country. I am frequently interviewed on television for my legal opinions, including Oprah, 20/20, ABC, CBS, and other major networks.

We are compassionate attorneys who will represent our client's best interests by negotiating fair outcomes and investigating the case, and defending the cases when necessary.

Personal interests:

I enjoy golf, the Cubs, Corvettes, and winning DUI cases.

  • Bar Number: 6188973
    Illinois , 1984
  • DePaul University
    Juris Doctor , 1984
    Chicago, IL
  • Loyola University of Chicago
    Bachelor of Arts , 1981
    Chicago, IL
    Criminal Justice

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