also known as Raymond G. Wigell, Raymond "Ray" Wigell
Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, Sex Crime, White Collar Crime, Violent Crime
Call NOW (312) 548-9250 Talk to an experienced lawyer about your case or investigation, NOW 24/7.
NEVER, NEVER, NEVER GIVE UP! I win cases that other lawyers said were impossible to win. I win cases that other lawyers refuse to take. I will determine and develop all available options. I will fight for the best outcome in your case.
TEAM APPROACH. My firm's team approach will maximize your defense options. We will listen to you. Our foreign langauge translators are available too help us really understand you.
Serious allegations require serious advocacy. Don't give up. I will fight for you regardless of the allegations! It's not what the FBI or the Police or others are saying you did; it's what the Government can prove beyond a reasonable doubt!
I will protect and defend your presumption of innocence!
CALL ME AFTER you have spoken to other lawyers. Call me for a second (or third or more) opinion. The differences that set my aggressive, creative(outside of the box) and winning defense strategies apart from other lawyers will be obvoius to you.
Experience is important. For 39+ years my law firm's practice has been devoted to Aggressive, Creative and Winning Criminal Defense including allegations, investigations and charges regarding:
Cyber Crimes, Sex crimes, Internet, Computers, Possession of Child Porn, Distribution of Child Pornography, Production of Child Porn, Transportation of Child Porn, Sex Trafficking, Sexual Abuse or Assault, Cyber Stalking, Grooming, Solictation of a Minor, Prostitution, Solicitation of a Prostitute, Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud, Insurance Fraud, Health Care Fraud, Medicare Fraud, Medicaid Fraud, Income Tax Fraud, Income Tax Evasion, Financial Loan Fraud, Forgery,Theft, Possession of Controlled Substances (Drugs), Possession with intent to distribute Drugs, Possession of Synthetic Drugs, Possession of "Club" "Designer" Drugs, Criminal Drug Conspiracy, Possession of weapons (Guns, UUW), Money Laundering, RICO and White Collar crimes and Violent crimes.
You and your case are important to me. Using all available resources will provide you with the best defense. My criminal defense law firm's team approach using experienced lawyers, investigators, paralegals, language translators and experts will maximise your options.
Federal Courts: I have represented clients in many Federal district courts, for example: the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Federal District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Federal District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. I am available to represent clients in other Federal district courts upon request.
I currently represent clients in Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Federal District Court for the Central District of Illinois, and the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.
Illinois Courts: I have appeared and represented clients in 35+ of the 102 Illinois counties.
I currently represent clients in Cook County, Will County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, Champaign County, Iroquis County, Kankakee County, Kane County, Ogle County, LaSalle County and Grundy County, Illinois.
24/7- Call Raymond's Cell (708)218-0923. During business hours Call WigellCriminal Defense office (708)481-4800.
Talk to a lawyer, get your questions answered and have your concerns addressed, NOW!
Languages Spoken: English, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Urdu, Ukrainian, Yoruba, Tagalog, Mandarin, Hindi
Licensed since 1975
Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
Raymond Wigell is a talented and well respected federal crimes defense attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law, truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.
James Garrett Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1975||05/14/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|#3 WHITE COLLAR Crime- ALLTIME-Q&A leaderboard thru 05/28/2015||Avvo.com||2015|
|Federal Crime - Clients' Choice Award||Avvo.com||2015|
|#3 FEDERAL Crime - Q&A leaderboard thru 02/13/2015||AVVO.com||2015|
|Top Lawyer "Superb" - 10.0 out of 10.0 rating||Avvo.com||2015|
|#1 WHITE COLLAR Crime ALL TIME - Q&A thru 02/13/1/2015||Avvo.com||2015|
|#2 SEX Crime Q&A leaderboard ALLTIME thru 03/02/2015||AVVO.com||2015|
|#2 SEX Crime Q&A leaderboard thru 03/02/2015||AVVO.com||2015|
|Top Contributor - Q & A Forum||Avvo.com||2015|
|#1 VIOLENT Crime- Q&A leaderboard thru 02/13/2015||AVVO.com||2015|
|#3 VIOLENT crime ALLTIME Q&A leaderboard thru 05/28/15||AVV0.com||2015|
|#1 VIOLENT Crime- Q&A leaderboard thru 05/28/2015||Avvo.com||2015|
|#2 SEX Crime- ALLTIME-Q&A leaderboard thru 05/28/2015||Avvo.com||2015|
|#2 SEX Crime-Q&A leaderboard thru 05/28/2015||Avvo.com||2015|
|#1 WHITE COLLAR Crime- ALLTIME-Q&A leaderboard thru 05/28/2015||Avvo.com||2015|
|#4 Federal Crime- ALLTIME-Q&A leaderboard thru 05/28/2015||Avvo.com||2015|
|Client's Choice Award - Criminal Defense||Avvo.com||2014|
|Top Contributor Award - Q & A Forum||Avvo.com||2014|
|#1 White Collar Crime ALL TIME - Q&A leaderboard thru 12/31/2014||AVVO.com||2014|
|#3 Federal Crime-Q&A Leaderboard thru 10/26/2014||AVVO.com||2014|
|#3 Federal Crime ALL TIME - Q&A Leaderboard thru 12/31/2014||AVVO.com||2014|
|#3 White Collar Crime-Q&A leaderboard week ending 10/26/2014||AVVO.com||2014|
|#1 White Collar Crime ALL TIME - Q&A leaderboard thru 12/31/2014||AVVO.com||2014|
|#3 Violent Crime ALL TIME - Q&A leaderboard thru 12/31/14||AVVO.com||2014|
|2014 - Top Lawyer Rating of 10.0 - "SUPERB"||AVVO.com||2014|
|2014 Q&A Top Contributor Award||AVVO.com||2014|
|#3 VIOLENT Crime ALL TIME - Q&A leaderboard thru 12/31/2014||AVVO.com||2014|
|Criminal Law Q&A -Clients' Choice Award||AVVO.com||2013|
|Federal Crime Q&A - Clients' Choice Award||AVVO.com||2013|
|Top Attorney Rating of 10.0 "SUPERB"||AVVO.com||2013|
|Top Contributor AWARD - Q&A Forum||AVVO.com||2013|
|President's Award||South Surburban Bar Association||2004|
|Adjunct Clinical Professor||DePaul University, College of Law||2012 - 2012|
|Senior Trial Attorney-Illinois & Federal Criminal Defense||WIGELL CRIMINAL DEFENSE - Law Offices of Raymond G. Wigell, Ltd.||1978 - Present|
|Trial Attorney -Criminal Defense||Office of the Public Defender of Cook County Trial Attorney||1976 - 1978|
|Attorney at Law||Law Offices of Raymond G. Wigell||1975 - 1976|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Association of Federal Defense Attorneys||Member||2014 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member - Criminal Justice Section||2013 - Present|
|Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago||Member||2011 - Present|
|University of Michigan Law School||Judge-Trial Advocacy||2011 - 2011|
|University of Michigan Law School||Judge- Trial Advocacy||2009 - 2009|
|American Mock Trial Association||Judge||2008 - 2008|
|American Mock Trial Association||Judge||2007 - 2007|
|Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2007 - Present|
|Center for Justice in Captial Cases, DePaul University, College of Law||Board Member||2006 - 2014|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2005 - Present|
|South Suburban Bar Association||Board Member||2001 - 2008|
|South Suburban Bar Association||Member||2000 - 2013|
|Will County Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois||Member/Chairperson Hearing/Inquiry Panel||1985 - 1996|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||1976 - Present|
|University of Illinois Alumni Association||Life Member||1972 - Present|
|AVVO Legal Guides||Sentence Parameter Calculations in Illinois||2014|
|AVVO Legal Guides||CYBER CRIME DEFENSE STRATEGIES||2013|
|AVVO Legal Guides||“How Many Years Am I Looking At?” – Why A Sentence Calculation Is Not That Simple||2013|
|AVVO Legal Guides||Illinois CYBER CRIME - Defense approaches & stratigies - CYBER CRIME IS DIFFERENT||2013|
|AVVO Legal Guides||Importance of Second Legal Opinion||2013|
|AVVO Legal Guides||How Judges get to be Judges. A General Overview||2013|
|DePaul University College of Law, Chicago||Tax Law||LL.M, Taxation||1991|
|John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
|University of Illinois, Chicago||Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1971|
|University of Illinois, Chicago||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1971|
|White Collar Crime Symposium, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law||White Collar Crime||2014|
|CLE- AFDA-Association of Federal Defense Attorneys||7th Circuit Federal Criminal Case Law 2014 Update||2014|
|Clarence Darrow Death Penalty Defense College, Faculty & Small Group Leader||Defense Attorney Preparation for Death Penalty Cases||2014|
|Clarence Darrow Death Penalty Defense College, Faculty & Small Group Leader||Defense Attorney Preparation for Death Penalty Cases||2013|
|Clarence Darrow Death Penalty Defense College, Faculty & Small Group Leader||Defense Attorney Preparation for Death Penalty Cases||2011|
|Clarence Darrow Death Penalty Defense College, Faculty & Small Group Leader||Defense Attorney Preparation for Death Penalty Cases||2010|
|Clarence Darrow Death Penalty Defense College, Faculty & Small Group Leader||Defense Attorney Preparation for Death Penalty Cases||2009|
|Clarence Darrow Death Penalty Defense College, Faculty & Small Group Leader||Defense Attorney Preparation for Death Penalty Cases||2008|
|Continuing Legal Education-Illinois||Jury Selection Strategies||2007|
|The Peoples Law School||Criminal Law and Procedure||2005|