Maureen Williams

Maureen Williams

Petrified? Afraid of jail, losing everything? There is hope. We can help.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Juvenile Law ...
  • Illinois
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Since 1993, we've been helping the accused by listening, preparing, protecting, and caring.

Founded in Minneapolis in 1993, we have devoted our practice to only criminal defense. You will be asked to be a part of our team, as no one knows the facts better than you. Together we will gather all the evidence, hidden and apparent, the forgotten, and your discoveries. We will not pressure you to plead guilty, and we will brainstorm together to figure out the best course of action: trial or no trial.

Allow us the opportunity to listen to you, work with you, fight for you today, and get the results that are possible with great legal representation.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Juvenile Law
White Collar Crime
Appeals & Appellate
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Cannabis & Marijuana Law
Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
Additional Practice Areas
  • Postconviction motions/petitions
  • Petitions to Revoke
  • Pardons/Expungments
  • Weapons Charges
  • Homicide Murder Violent Crimes
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Cash,checks, credit cards
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Minnesota Supreme Court
ID Number: 222896 inactive
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Attorney
Heart of Illinois Criminal Defense
- Current
Compassion, steel determination, belief in our clients, great client communication, tenacity all combine to be the reasons we are so successful. We are devoted only to the practice of criminal law-- all stages.
Trial Lawyers College
Graduate (2019) | Studied under Gerry Spence, founder
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Mitchell Hamline School of Law
J.D. (1991)
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, Constitutional Law.
Activities: Minneapolis City Attorney Office intern Judicial clerkship- Hennepin County, Minnesota
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Creighton University
B.S. (1985) | accounting
Honors: CPA designation in 1988. Currently inactive status.
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Equal Access to Justice Award
Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
Exceptional Commitment to Pro Bono Service
Professional Associations
National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
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Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
- Current
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Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association
- Current
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Illinois State Bar Association
- Current
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Peoria County Bar Association
member/CLE contributor
- Current
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Articles & Publications
World according to Judge Randall
Minnesota State Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
Criminal Law
Law Day at area schools
CPA inactive
Minnesota Board CPA
Websites & Blogs
Law Offices of Maureen Williams
Law Offices of Maureen Williams
Contact & Map
Law Offices of Maureen Williams
416 Main Street, Ste. 829
Peoria, IL 61602
Telephone: (309) 999-1177