I grew up in Normal, Illinois and worked with my father's family farm in Carlock and Eureka, Illinois. While teaching various law and business courses at local colleges, I entered private practice in Illinois in 2000.
I have a lovely wife and two wonderful children. I spend most of my spare time with my family, working on our 21 lot residential subdivision at Cobblestone Lake (www.visitcobblestonelake.com) and doing charitable work.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English
Licensed since 2000
Hourly ($200-250/hour), Contingent (30-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
Any time I have a legal matter with Darrell on the other side, I know that he's going to work hard on behalf of his client and that he's going to be honest with me. It makes my job easier when I have an honest, hardworking lawyer to deal with.
Harry Williams Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Darrell and I met through the Illinois State Bar's great online discussion group for transactional attorneys. Subsequently we have met in person, exchanged advice by telephone and email, and he joined the Institute for Illinois Business Laws, bringing a wealth of experience in matters relating to Illinois' huge farming community. Darrell is a very capable, highly ethical attorney who is also a friendly, outgoing person, and fun to know. Although his is a fine lawyer, he is also a working farmer. He has strong family values. He lives his beliefs. I admire him greatly.
Linscott Hanson Corporate & Incorporation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2000||05/14/2015|
|Attorney||Darrell E. Dies, Attorney & Counselor||2000 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|ISBA Trusts-Estates Section||Member||2007 - Present|
|Estate of Bernice Light, 3rd District 2007, No. 3-07-0688||Favorable|
|JUNE BRUNTON, Appellee v. ROBERT KRUGER et al. (Matthew F. Tibble, Contemnor-Appellant), 2015 IL 117663.||Favorable|
|ISBA Trusts & Estates Newsletter||Terms of Engagement||2010|
|ISBA Trusts & Estates Newsletter||Should Illinois Adopt a TOD Deed?||2009|
|ISBA Trusts & Estates Newsletter||An Ancillary Lesson||2008|
|ISBA Elder Law Newsletter||Have You Appointed an Agent to Control the Disposition of Your Remains?||2006|
|University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|