Joliet – one of the fastest growing cities in Illinois – is located in the Des Plaines River valley, approximately 40 miles southwest of Chicago. Joliet is the county seat of Will County, although portions of the city reach into Kendall County as well.
We know experienced and successful attorneys in Joliet for almost any type of case or legal issue. There are over 400 attorneys in Joliet and more than 900 lawyers in Will County altogether. Many attorneys have offices near the local courthouse. The main Will County courthouse is located at 14 W. Jefferson Street in Joliet. There are branch courts as well, which mostly handle traffic issues. With so many local attorneys to choose from, we recommend focusing on a few key factors.
First, look for experience. You want an attorney who focuses their practice on your type of case, not someone who has handled a similar case once in the distant past. For example, if you have a workers’ compensation claim, we wouldn’t suggest an attorney who handles all types of injury cases, but rather someone who focuses the majority of their time helping injured workers. If it’s a DUI, you are best served by someone who concentrates on criminal defense and is well known in Will County.
Second, look for success. Many people don’t think to ask an attorney about their past success, but it’s something you can and should consider. An attorney’s track record of success in your type of case is a good indication of their ability to handle your case. It’s not necessarily about a win/loss record, but rather about can they demonstrate the value they’ve given to clients.
Third, look locally. Find an attorney who spends a lot of time in the courthouse where your case is assigned. An attorney who is part of the local courthouse community is more likely to understand how the system works and how it will affect your case. For example, if they have an established relationship with the prosecutors, they may be more successful in negotiating a favorable outcome if you’ve been charged with a crime. Or, if the local attorney has a good reputation, they may have more respect from the judges. And understanding how a particular judge is likely to rule on an issue can be a significant advantage.
None of these things guarantee a result, but we believe they will give you a better chance at success. If you’re looking for the right Joliet attorney to handle your case or answer your questions, please contact us.
Our goal is recommend the best attorney for you. When you call, we’ll talk to you about your situation, and if you need an attorney, we’ll refer you to someone we know and trust. Contact us anytime. It’s free and confidential. For more information on the law and lawyers in Will County see the links below.