DuPage County – also known as the 18th Judicial Circuit – has the second largest court system in the state of Illinois. There are 320,000 new cases filed in DuPage County every year.
The main DuPage County Courthouse is located in Wheaton at 505 N. County Farm Road. There are approximately 15 circuit judges, who are elected, as well as 26 associate judges, who are appointed. These judges are assigned to various departments, including felony, misdemeanor, traffic, law (civil lawsuits for money), chancery and domestic relations. If you have a case in DuPage County it will be assigned to a specific division. All cases are heard at the main courthouse, with the exception of some traffic cases that are heard at satellite locations.
If you have a case in DuPage County, we often recommend that you hire an attorney based in DuPage County. Lawyers who work in the local courthouse often have a reputation there, as well as personal relationships with other attorneys and even judges. In many cases, these relationships will work in your favor.
Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule. Sometimes the best lawyer for you will not be in DuPage County. For example, if you have a potential medical malpractice lawsuit, a Chicago law firm may be a better fit for you especially if the facts of the case are complex or the case is going to require a firm that can advance a significant amount of money for expenses. Another time we might recommend a lawyer from out of the area is if you are looking to sue a DuPage County law firm. You don’t want to hire an attorney that has a relationship with the lawyer you want to sue. The bottom line is that we will do our very best to point you in the right direction and find you an attorney who has the experience and reputation to represent your best interests. We always give honest recommendations about who we think is best for your unique situation.
If you are looking for a lawyer in DuPage County or anywhere else in Illinois – or even if you’re just wondering whether you need a lawyer – give us a call. You will speak with an Illinois attorney, for free. Most importantly, we will give you the same personalized advice we would give to a family member.
For additional information about DuPage County lawyers and various legal issues in DuPage County, please follow the links below.
- DuPage County Contingency Attorneys
- DuPage County Criminal Lawyers
- DuPage County Family Law Attorneys
- DuPage County Legal Malpractice Attorneys
- DuPage County Medical Malpractice Attorneys
- DuPage County Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
- DuPage County Peronal Injury Attorneys
- DuPage County Traffic Lawyers
- DuPage County Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
- DuPage County Wrongful Death Lawsuits
If you would like our help to find a lawyer in DuPage County please call us at (312) 346-5320 or (800) 517-1614, or fill out our contact us form and we will contact you. Your calls and emails are always completely confidential.