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Paul Matthew Marriett

About me

The majority of my practice revolves around DUI, traffic, misdemeanor, and felony cases. When you hire me, your case is not just a file on a desk somewhere that only gets looked at on your court date. If you call or text message me, 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 others detailing how my office has helped them when they were facing criminal or traffic charges, then feel free to give me a call to setup a free initial consultation for any criminal case to discuss your case.


Note that I predominately practice serious traffic, DUI, and criminal charges in Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Dekalb, Ogle, Lee, Stephenson, Carroll, and Jo Daviess County however in certain cases I have litigated criminal cases in Cook, Rock Island, Whiteside, Mercer, Henry, McDonough, Warren, Knox, and McLean County. If you want an attorney that's responsive to your needs and understands what you or a loved one may be going through while facing a difficult time, give me a call.




Languages spoken: English, Arabic

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Practice areas


  1. Speeding Ticket: 35%
    5 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 35%
    5 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    5 years
  4. Immigration: 4%
    5 years
  5. Other: 6%
  6. More 



Hourly ($150-500/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Anthony Bettencourt Cameron

    Some lawyers are smart about one thing. Paul is smart about EVERYTHING. a strong advocate and an active listener, he's my "go to" guy in the great white north of Illinois. You won't go wrong with Paul.


    Anthony Cameron Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Sean Cleary

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community.


    Sean Cleary Car Accidents Attorney
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Contact info

Marriett Legal, LLC.

308 W. State Street
Rockford, IL, 61101


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201111/12/2015
FLAdministrative - Not authorized to practice201201/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nominated as one of "10 best" DUI attorney's in IllinoisAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyMarriett Legal2012 - Present
Staff AttorneyLegal Services Of North Florida2012 - 2012
Student LicenseCook County Domestic Violence Legal Clinic2011 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
I-130 solutions.comPresident2015 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, White Collar Crime CommitteeMember2015 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, DUI CommitteeMember2015 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyersmember2015 - Present
Florida BarMember2012 - Present
Rock Island County Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2013
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2013
Bay County Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2013
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2011 - 2013
Winnebago County Bar AssociationMember2011 - 2012
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2011 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
SuppressedAll evidence suppressed. The State Attorney appealed to the Illinois 3rd District Appellate Court where the trial court's decision was affirmed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesHow to handle an encounter with the police2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawVisiting Student2011
Florida Coastal School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Western Illinois UniversityPhilosophyBachelor of Arts2007
Western Illinois UniversityPolitical ScienceBachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Domestic violence and human traffickingU visa2014
Guest Lecturer at Western Illinois University - MacombPhilosophy of Law2013