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Elizabeth Marie Vonau

also known as Beth Vonau

About me

I have practiced law in Lake and McHenry Counties for more than a decade. I grew up in the community and still make it my home today.  I am a Partner in KRV Legal, Inc. which means I and my 2 business partners own the company.  I am proud to live and work in this community and to co-own a small business that is really focused on providing excellent legal representation to our clients and a family like working environment for our staff.  We are aggressive trial lawyers who are willing to spend the time to get to know our clients and to understand each unique case as each client is his or her own person and comes to us with his or her own unique circumstances. 


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 45%
    14 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 45%
    11 years
  3. Real Estate: 10%
    11 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

25 total 

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  • Alan Karl Lenczycki

    Elizabeth is very skilled and respected attorney with a direct and honest manner.


    Alan Lenczycki Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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    I highly endorse Ms. Vonau. I have worked closely with Ms. Vonau since 2007. She is an excellent reputable criminal defense attorney that always obtains favorable results for her clients. She goes above and beyond to ensure her clients are content with the outcome of their cases.


    Raquel Robles-Eschbach
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

16 N. West Street
Waukegan, IL, 60085

380 NorthTerra Cotta Road, Suite K
Crystal Lake, IL, 60012



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200111/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top Ten Law FirmsAmerican Institute of DUI Attorneys2015
Top ContributorAVVO2015
"10 Best" DUI Attorneys for IllinoisAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
Top ContributorAVVO2014
Top ContributorAVVO2013
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2013
Featured AttorneyAVVO2013
McHenry County's Best Under 40Shaw Media and McHenry County Business Journal2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKRV Legal, Inc.2015 - Present
PartnerKililis, Ridings & Vonau, P.C.2008 - 2015
Associate AttorneyGeorge Kililis & Associatess, P.C.2006 - 2007
OwnerLaw Offices of Elizabeth Vonau2004 - 2005
Assistant State's AttorneyMcHenry County State's Attorney Office2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100Memeber2015 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Crystal Lake JayceesMember2005 - 2008
CASA McHenry CountyBoard Member2005 - 2006
Turning PointBoard Member2005 - 2006
19th Judicial Circuit Domestic Violence Advisory CommitteeMember2003 - 2006
McHenry County Domestic Violence Advisory CommitteeMember2003 - 2006
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Co-authored a reference book on how to obtain and maintain tax exempt status in each of the fifty states. This book was published through the Civic Federation of Chicago.A Tax Survey2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Northern Illinois UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
McHenry County CASA Light of Hope BreakfastCo-Master of Ceremony2015
Light of Hope BreakfastThey are all OUR children.2014
Quarterly Training for police officers and other service providersFamily Violence Topics including awareness, detection, prevention, intervention, arrest procedures and prosecutorial procedures.2004
Quarterly Training for police officers and other service providersFamily Violence Topics including awareness, detection, prevention, intervention, arrest procedures and prosecutorial procedures.2003