Experienced Illinois Criminal, DUI, and Traffic Defense.
I serve Mattoon, Charleston, Toledo, Effingham, Paris, Marshall, Shelbyville, and other nearby communities.
In additional to Coles County, I serve Effingham County, Cumberland County, Clark County, Edgar County, Shelby County, and other nearby counties.
I do offer free consultations. A free consultation may last up to thirty minutes.
Yes. I prefer fixed fees in most cases.
When billing hourly, my rate varies. My baseline rate is $175 per hour.
I love the practice of criminal law, including DUI and traffic law.
Informed clients that stay in communication with me help me do my job better.
If a client brought me a document dealing with an area of law I was competent in, I would be willing to take a look at it.
In the criminal context, I always suggest that a person ask the Court to appoint a public defender to represent him or her if he or she doesn't have the finances to hire a lawyer.
For my first job out of law school (graduated 2006), I worked for the Coles County State's Attorney's Office. I was employed as an assistant state's attorney.
I am currently a criminal defense lawyer in private practice. Over 90% of my practice is in the areas of criminal, DUI, and traffic defense. I don't dabble in criminal defense; it is what I do.
I don't try to be someone I am not. Whether speaking to a jury or a client in my office, I am myself. I think genuineness is my greatest strength.Personal interests:
I enjoy watching a good movie or reading a good book. Also, if the weather permits, I enjoy riding my bike or hiking in the woods.
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