Whiteside County Lawyers

Dennis VanDerGinst
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Dennis VanDerGinst
Rock Island County, IL Lawyer with 33 years of experience
(866) 797-5291 4950 38th Ave
Moline, IL 61265
Free ConsultationDePaul College of Law
Dennis VanDerGinst is the President/CEO of VanDerGinst Law, one of the most successful personal injury law firms in the country. He has been a tireless advocate for his clients and a stalwart ambassador for his profession. As a result, he has been recognized as one of the best in the country by clients, peers, and other professionals.

Dennis received his law degree from DePaul University in Chicago. He is licensed to practice in Illinois, Iowa, and the federal courts. During his career he has represented clients in almost every state of the country. The focus of his practice has been on...
Dr. Maudia Norman Washington
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Dr. Maudia Norman Washington
Winnebago County, IL Attorney
(888) 586-4441 401 W. State Street
Suite 501
Rockford, IL 61101
Free ConsultationArbitration & Mediation, Business, International and Tax
The John Marshall Law School and Michigan State University
Michigan State University School of Law, East Lansing, Michigan Juris Doctorate University of Illinois Chicago School of Law LLM (Law of Masters Candidate) Real Estate Law Argosy University, Chicago Illinois Doctorate of Business Administration, International Business Published Dissertation Robert Morris University, Chicago, Illinois Master in Business Administration, Concentration Management Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois Bachelor of Arts, Administration of Justice, Minor: Sociology LAW LICENSES: Illinois Northern District of Illinois Central District Court of Illinois Southern District Court of Illinois United States Tax Court I am an attorney who is passionate about my profession and clients. I believe in providing top-notch, innovative, cutting-edge strategies and advice. My clients feel as if they are my only client. ...
Ray Choudhry
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Ray Choudhry
Rock Island County, IL Attorney with 47 years of experience
(309) 797-8000 1515 5th Ave #430
Moline, IL 61265
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Real Estate
Northwestern University School of Law
Ray recieved his J.D. at Northwestern University in 1974 and M.B.A. at Northwestern University in 1972 with a B.A. at California State, L.A. in 1968. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and Rock Island County Bar Association.

Former Public Administrator of Rock Island County

Former Public Guardian of Rock Island County

HUD Foreclosure Commissioner
Sara N. M. Dady
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Sara N. M. Dady
Winnebago County, IL Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(815) 520-0387 421 S. Mulford Rd, Ste 202
Rockford, IL 61108
Immigration
William Mitchell College of Law
Sara Dady has been practicing family based immigration including visas for victims of domestic violence and other crimes, citizenship, asylum law as well as deportation defense for over 13 years. She owns Dady Law Group LLC in Rockford, Illinois and is a board member of Justice for Our Neighbors of Northern Illinois (JFON) which provides high quality, free immigration legal services. In 2018 she made an unsuccessful but satisfying bid for Congress. She is a 4-H alumna and actively volunteers with U of I Extension in Winnebago County. Sara graduated with a BA in Classical Studies and Political Science...
Eric Bodo
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Eric Bodo
Rock Island County, IL Lawyer
(800) 797-5391 4950 38th Ave
Moline, IL 61265
Free ConsultationInsurance Claims and Products Liability
DePaul College of Law
C. Eric Bodo grew up in Mundelein, Illinois, and attended Carmel High School in the northern suburbs. Eric graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts. He went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago in 1996 and was admitted to the Illinois Bar.

Before coming to VanDerGinst Law, Eric was a partner in his own firm with offices in Chicago and Northbrook, Illinois where he represented seriously injured individuals and their families. Before starting his firm in 2014, Eric worked for a large, high-volume personal injury firm...
Sara Stephenson Peska
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Sara Stephenson Peska
Stephenson County, IL Attorney
(815) 235-2511 8 East Stephenson Street
P.O. Box 877
Freeport, IL 61032
Northern Illinois University
Clarissa Rietveld
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Clarissa Rietveld
Rock Island County, IL Lawyer with 3 years of experience
(800) 797-5391 4950 38th Ave
Moline, IL 61265
Free ConsultationInsurance Claims, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Drake University Law School
Clarissa Rietveld was born in Iowa and raised in Rushville, Indiana. She received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 2009 and worked as a registered nurse in operating rooms across the Midwest and on the East Coast. While working as a nurse, Ms. Rietveld had a patient whose medical history documented that he did not have regular access to food and was starving. Ms. Rietveld spent the afternoon working with hospital social services to arrange for her patient to gain access to regular meals and was shocked to learn that he didn’t qualify for any of the available programs. She...
Craig P. Mannarino
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Craig P. Mannarino
Winnebago County, IL Attorney with 25 years of experience
(815) 215-7561 7210 East State Street
Suite 102A
Rockford, IL 61108
Free ConsultationProducts Liability
DePaul University
Craig Mannarino has consistently obtained significant jury verdicts and settlements for his clients in lawsuits involving medical malpractice, automobile negligence, pharmaceutical mass torts, and other catastrophic injury & wrongful death cases. His record of success includes over $50 million in jury verdicts to date. In 2015, he was one of a small group of lawyers leading the consolidated Cook County, Illinois pharmaceutical litigation involving the diabetes drug Actos® which resolved $2.4 billion, one of the largest pharmaceutical settlements ever.

In 2016, Craig was accepted as a Fellow into the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which is limited to 500 U.S....
Brendan W Caver
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Brendan W Caver
Winnebago County, IL Attorney with 17 years of experience
(815) 714-9508 308 W State St #321
Rockford, IL 61101
Free ConsultationAdministrative, Appeals, Employment and White Collar Crime
Loyola University Chicago
Mr. Jacob J. Frost
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Mr. Jacob J. Frost
Bureau County, IL Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(815) 323-4851 102 E. Saint Paul Street
Spring Valley, IL 61362
Business
University of Illinois College of Law
Jacob J. Frost practices in the areas of estate/trust administration, residential and commercial real estate purchases and sales, business organizations, governmental law, and wills and trusts. Attorney Frost has served and represented clients in the Illinois Valley area for several years. Frost earned his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law, with high honors in Legal Research and Writing. He received his Associate of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Illinois Valley Community College and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was admitted to both Phi Beta Kappa...
Robert Canfield
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Robert Canfield
Winnebago County, IL Lawyer with 44 years of experience
(815) 968-7200 1111 S. Alpine Rd.
#704
Rockford, IL 61108
Business and Real Estate
University of Minnesota Law School
Attorney Robert (Bob) Canfield was born and raised in Rockford, IL. He graduated from Guilford High School in 1965. After joining the Army in February of 1968, he went on to Army flight school and graduated 2nd in his flight class. He spent a year in Vietnam flying CH-47 Chinook helicopters for the 101st Airborne Division and then returned to Fort Rucker, Alabama, as an Instrument Flight Instructor.

Following active Duty, he attended the University of Minnesota where he received his BA in psychology in 1976 and his Law degree in 1978. After taking and passing both the...
Athena Farmakis
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Athena Farmakis
Rock Island County, IL Lawyer with 29 years of experience
(800) 797-5391 4950 38th Ave
Moline, IL 61265
Free ConsultationDePaul College of Law
Athena Farmakis was born and raised in the Chicagoland area, graduated with a B.A. from Northwestern University, and received her law degree from DePaul University College of law. With over 25 years of litigation experience, Athena has tried 67 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials in complex and media-sensitive cases. Athena currently practices in all areas of personal injury including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, product liability, construction accidents, animal attacks, negligent security, wrongful death, nursing home abuse and medical malpractice.

As a former prosecutor, Athena dedicated much of her legal career to serving the public for over 20 years...
Michael J. Smith
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Michael J. Smith
Winnebago County, IL Attorney with 42 years of experience
(815) 240-9792 4615 E. State St. Suite 101
Rockford, IL 61108
Real Estate
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Since entering private practice, Attorney Smith has maintained a general practice with a concentration in family law. He has been a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and Winnebago County Bar Association for over forty years each. Attorney Smith is currently a member of the family law section of each of these associations. He is currently on an advisory panel for the American Bar Association. He has been a presenter to other attorneys locally on family law and child related topics.

For over forty years Attorney Michael J. Smith has provided experienced family law representation. Family law...
Mrs. Lucinda D. Bugden
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Mrs. Lucinda D. Bugden
Winnebago County, IL Lawyer with 30 years of experience
(815) 520-5443 216 N COURT ST
ROCKFORD, IL 61103
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Northern Illinois University
I have been practicing law for over 25 years and believe that I am one of the best litigators out there. I listen to my clients and put their requests into legal pleadings. I advocate for my clients zealously. I spend most of my time working and not much time with my family, that includes several very large dogs. I volunteer at a local school when I can as I believe that children need our patience and help to grow up to healthy and happy adults. It is my goal to make the world a better place for everyone. ...
Mark M Wilson
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Mark M Wilson
LaSalle County, IL Attorney with 25 years of experience
(815) 408-6330 3808 Progress Blvd., Suite A
Peru, IL 61354
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp
Mr. Wilson began his legal career in 1996 practicing in Peoria County before relocating to LaSalle County in 2003. In his career, he has successfully tried numerous cases involving motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, employment disputes, and premises liability. Additionally, he has extensive Appellate Court experience having successfully handled numerous appeals particularly in the area of workers’ compensation. In 2004, he obtained the second largest personal injury jury verdict in Marshall County history at the time. In 2017, he negotiated the largest settlement ever obtained for a workers’ compensation claim with the Chicago Public School District. ...
Ralph E Elliott
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Ralph E Elliott
Stephenson County, IL Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(815) 233-1022 1005 W. Loras Drive
P.O. Box 1149
Freeport, IL 61032
Business and Real Estate
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Ralph Elliott has been engaged in the practice of law in Freeport, Illinois since 1981. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Science Degree, Summa Cum Laude, earning Phi Beta Kappa recognition in 1978.He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1981. Ralph is admitted to the practice of law in the state of Illinois, the federal courts for the Northern District of Illinois (including the Trial Bar), the Central District of Illinois, and the Federal Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Bridget C. Trainor
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Bridget C. Trainor
Stephenson County, IL Attorney with 14 years of experience
(815) 233-1022 1005 West Loras Drive
P.O. Box 1149
Freeport, IL 61032
Business, Consumer and Real Estate
University of Iowa
James D. Greenwood
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James D. Greenwood
Rock Island County, IL Attorney with 7 years of experience
(309) 517-5415 4333B 18TH AVE
Rock Island, IL 61201
Business and Tax
Drake University Law School
Estate Planning: James has conducted estate planning matters including creation of wills (last will and testament), trusts, special needs trusts, irrevocable creditor protection trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, beneficiary planning and beneficiary designation, corporate succession planning, tax planning, and transfer on death instruments. Litigation: James has litigated matters including probate disputes, elder abuse claims, debt collection issues, contract disputes, and conducted other litigation as required by his clients. James has practiced across Iowa and Illinois.
Stephany L. Impson
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Stephany L. Impson
Bureau County, IL Lawyer with 48 years of experience
(630) 606-8914 8067 200 East Street
Neponset, IL 61345
Free ConsultationArbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Stephany L. Impson received her law degree from the University of Illinois. In addition, she has an MBA with emphases in Marketing and Finance from Northwestern University, is a certified Illinois Administrative Adjudicator, and has certification as a Family Law Mediator.

For over three decades, Stephany worked in the title insurance industry. For much of that time, she was a national underwriting counsel. In that capacity, she underwrote and closed transactions for commercial and industrial properties located in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada. In the four years...
Cynthia Rote
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Cynthia Rote
Winnebago County, IL Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(815) 255-4695 516 Main Street
Suite 1
Pecatonica, IL 61063
Free ConsultationAppeals, Business, Employment and Real Estate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Cynthia Rote spent 14 years litigating in Chicago before returning to her hometown and opening her own practice. During her time in Chicago Cynthia honed her litigation, family law, business law, real estate and appellate skills and looks forward to using those skills on behalf of her clients at Integrate Legal.

Cynthia is authorized to practice law in both Illinois and Wisconsin and is a member of the federal trial bar.

Why Integrate Legal? Cynthia believes that the key to legal success requires the integration of experience with effective and efficient legal solutions. This is what Cynthia will bring to...
Meghan Bolte
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Meghan Bolte
Winnebago County, IL Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(815) 399-1400 1707 E State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Meghan N. Bolte received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Accounting and Political Science from Augustana College in 2007. She received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the John Marshall Law School in 2010, where she graduated magna cum laude. She was also a member of the John Marshall Law Review and a John Marshall Distinguished Scholar. She was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2010 and to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois in 2011. She is currently a member of the Illinois Bar Association and the Winnebago County Bar Association.
Austin Scott Davies
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Austin Scott Davies
Winnebago County, IL Lawyer with 5 years of experience
(815) 900-2300 415 South Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61108
Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
Midwest Legal Care serves clients all across northern Illinois, including Winnebago, Boone, Stephenson, DeKalb, McHenry, and Kane counties.

At Midwest Legal Care, we believe the first role of attorney is that of counselor. Midwest Legal Care is dedicated to understanding what results you want and will help you understand what actions we can take on your behalf to obtain the best outcome. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices you are making and feel empowered to make them.
Steve W. Hanna
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Steve W. Hanna
Henry County, IL Lawyer with 32 years of experience
(309) 762-9200 123 W. Exchange Street
Cambridge , IL 61238
Free ConsultationWhite Collar Crime
Saint Louis University School of Law
Defending client for 26 years in State and Federal Courts. Member of National College for DUI Defense and Graduate of DUI Harvard Session. Certified Field Sobriety Expert. Certified Breath Machine Operator for Datamaster and Intoxillyzer. Advanced Blood and Urine seminar graduate. Suppression of more than 3000 lbs of contraband as Henry County Drug Trafficing Defense Attorney. Success defense of hundreds of DUI and OWI cases in Rock Island, Mercer, Henry, Whiteside, Scott, Muscatine, Johnson, and Clinton Counties in Iowa and Illinois. Successful defense in Federal Court where possession and trafficking of...
Paul M. Marriett
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Paul M. Marriett
Winnebago County, IL Attorney with 10 years of experience
(815) 391-0089 308 West State Street
Suite 327
Rockford, IL 61101
Free ConsultationFlorida Coastal School of Law
The majority of my practice revolves around fighting for those injured in major and catastrophic motor vehicle accidents and defending those accused of DUI, Misdemeanor, Felony, and Traffic offenses. I have NEVER worked for, or taken on an insurance company as a client, and I've NEVER prosecuted anyone on behalf of a state or federal agency. When you hire me, if you e-mail, call, or text message the office, I'm the one that answers, when we go to court, I'll be the one there with you, NOT an associate. Feel free to read some reviews from former clients...
Adrian Murati
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Adrian Murati
Winnebago County, IL Lawyer with 6 years of experience
(815) 289-3209 308 W. State St., Suite 323
Rockford, IL 61101
Workers' Comp
Rockford personal injury lawyer focusing on car accidents.
Justin Michael Raver
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Justin Michael Raver
Henry County, IL Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(309) 852-5555 211 West 2nd street
Kewanee, IL 61443
Free ConsultationAppeals, Bankruptcy and Business
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Justin is a partner and chief executive officer of the firm working primarily out of our Kewanee office. Justin graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2007 and was hired on with Barash and Everett as an associate thereafter. He is a veteran of the United States navy where he served as a Sonar Technician on the Submarine, USS Nevada SSBN 733. BORN: Decatur, Illinois. ADMITTED TO BAR: 2007, Illinois. EDUCATION: Southern Illinois University (B.A., 2004); Southern Illinois University School of Law (J.D., 2007). MEMBER: American Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; Henry County...
James G. Ahlberg
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James G. Ahlberg
Ogle County, IL Lawyer with 43 years of experience
(815) 562-4443 501 6th Avenue
P.O. Box 358
Rochelle, IL 61068
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp
University of Illinois College of Law
Dustin Gomez
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Dustin Gomez
Rock Island County, IL Attorney
(800) 797-5391 4950 38th Ave
Moline, IL 61265
Free ConsultationInsurance Claims
Drake University Law School
Dustin Gomez was born and raised in Clinton, Iowa. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Iowa. At the University of Iowa, he also completed a M.S.W. degree in social work. After completing his graduate degree, he attended law school at Drake University.

Upon completing his degree in Law, Dustin served for three years as Assistant County Attorney at the Webster County Attorney’s Office in Fort Dodge, IA. He has also worked in Black Hawk and Dubuque County Attorney’s offices. Dustin has tried 10 jury trials and over 50 bench trials on various criminal offenses.

Upon leaving prosecution,...
Christina M. Willman
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Christina M. Willman
Stephenson County, IL Lawyer
(815) 233-1022 1005 Loras Drive
P.O. Box 1149
Freeport, IL 61032
Business and Real Estate
University of Iowa
Christina Willman earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2018. She received a degree in Agribusiness, Cum Laude, upon graduating from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo in 2015. While in law school, Christina was a member of the Jessup International Moot Court team. In addition, Christina was a student attorney in the Clinical Law program, focusing on estate planning and general litigation. She also has completed legal internships at Vermeer Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial and agricultural equipment in Pella, Iowa, and the Michigan Farm Bureau.

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Ryan R. Stodden
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Ryan R. Stodden
Stephenson County, IL Lawyer
(815) 235-1212 Suite 300
Freeport, IL 61032
Business, Entertainment & Sports, Real Estate and Tax
Northern Illinois University
Todd Alan Ramlow
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Todd Alan Ramlow
Winnebago County, IL Lawyer
(815) 398-9700 1491 S Bell School Rd
Rockford, IL 61108
Insurance Defense and Workers' Comp
Lisa Olivero
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Lisa Olivero
LaSalle County, IL Attorney
(815) 224-2030 1611 5th St
Peru, IL 61354
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp
Christopher J. Drinkwine
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Christopher J. Drinkwine
Winnebago County, IL Lawyer with 26 years of experience
120 W. State Street
Rockford, IL 61101
Appeals
Chris clerked for a Federal District Court Judge in the Northern District of Illinois and a Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court. He is now the chair of his firm's Appellate Practice Group. He has experience handling appeals in state and federal court in civil rights, employment law, medical malpractice, casualty/tort, products liability, workers compensation, insurance coverage, and professional liability.
Mr. Mark Rouleau
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Mr. Mark Rouleau
Winnebago County, IL Lawyer with 38 years of experience
(815) 229-7246 Manhattan Plaza
4777 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
Products Liability
Mark Rouleau
5301 East State Street, 215D
Rockford, IL 61108
815/229-7246

Has been an Illinois attorney for a quarter of a century. For the last nineteen years he has been a sole practitioner.
Keith Morse
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Keith Morse
Winnebago County, IL Attorney
(815) 967-5000 321 W. State Street, Suite 1204
Rockford, IL 61101
Arbitration & Mediation
David Castegnaro
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David Castegnaro
Winnebago County, IL Attorney
(815) 962-2828 1004 No. Main st
Suite 1
rockford, IL 61103
Free ConsultationArbitration & Mediation
James Hursh
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James Hursh
Winnebago County, IL Attorney
(815) 216-5911 321 W. State Street
Suite 700
Rockford, IL 61101
Real Estate
Steven Whitmore
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Steven Whitmore
Winnebago County, IL Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(815) 986-0810 220 E. State St.
Suite 300
Rockford, IL 61104
Employment
Bethany T. Hoffmann
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Bethany T. Hoffmann
Winnebago County, IL Lawyer
(815) 394-1359 401 E State Street
Fl 2
Rockford, IL 61104
Immigration
DePaul College of Law
Donald J Ramsell
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Donald J Ramsell
Kane County, IL Lawyer with 37 years of experience
(800) 342-5384 12 S. Riverside
Ste 2-I
St. Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationAppeals
DePaul College of Law
Donald J. Ramsell, author of several DUI articles and books, is the one of the few DUI defense attorneys to appear and argue on a DUI case before the United States Supreme Court in its entire 213 years of existence. In his 33 year career his firms have defended 15,000 clients.

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