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Patrick Daniel Walsh

DUI and DWI Attorney at Crystal Lake, IL

4.7   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1998
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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I pride myself on being a tenacious advocate for my clients.  I am a real trial lawyer and will fight to get my clients favorable results, whether that means taking a case to trial or not.  I always have my clients best interest at heart and will be transparent about the expected outcome of the case.  I take the time to look at the case and evidence from every angle, so no detail is spared.  My clients like working with me because of my track record, they know I will fight for them.


Nold & Walsh, LLC
7115 S Virginia Rd
Suite 107
Crystal Lake, IL, 60014

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4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Robert | May 5, 2023
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DUI Flattened
Pat Walsh took on my DUI case. He systematically and accurately put together my defense that exposed weaknesses and holes in the Prosecution's case. He professionally and accurately presented my case which allowed the Prosecution's weaknesses to be exposed and fall apart. Case dismissed. Pat Walsh is as tough as a Rugby Player no matter how rough things get or what a situation looks like. He is at the top of his field. He gets the job done. He is results oriented and produces results - good results for his clients. I trust his knowledge, experience, and ability to take care of matters at hand no matter how big or small. If you need representation that requires knowledge, skills, perseverance and a winning record that repeats itself, then Pat Walsh is who you need to have on your side. There is none better.
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Posted by Rick | May 30, 2022
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Great Attorney!
Pat took control of my case. Gave me advice when I needed it. Explained to me how it was gonna go. And then nailed it when we finally went to trial! I would use him again if needed, but hopefully not! And I would recommend him to anyone who needs legal counsel in mchenry county.
Posted by Steve | April 20, 2022
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DUI tickets
Pat Walsh and his firm are the best attorneys you can hire in their areas of expertise!
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2022
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Ethan shulda
Best experience ever. Did not have to do any heavy lifting. He took care of Me and made sure everything was taken care of.
Posted by Danica | September 21, 2021
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Wonderful to work with
I was blessed to come across Pat Walsh during a very stressful and trying time in my life. His professionalism and optimistic attitude helped me push through. His strategy and decision making skills are impeccable. The office personnel was always helpful whenever I had questions as well. I would recommend this lawyer to my most treasured family and friends.
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Posted by Brandon | June 29, 2021
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Pats a total gangster in the court room!!! Would refer him to anyone I know!!!
I had a dui case recently with Mr. Walsh. After doing some research and always hearing about the Walsh/Donahue name it was a name I had to check into for my self. After meeting with Pat and a few other lawyers I chose to hire him for my case. He was nothing short of professional and full of knowledge on the topic at hand! This made me feel that i was in good hands and would be given a fair chance at trying my case in court. These guys are very busy and have lots of clients so I can see how some may feel not as important as being with a lawyer with 1/10th of the clients they have and it being more personable possibly in that scenario. However, when it’s time to go to battle this is your man!! He is on his A game in the court room and that is all that matters to me! As far as a trial lawyer Pat is a MONSTER!!! There is no detail missed and no option left unturned to try and do the best he can for his client! We came out of jury trial with a outcome as not guilty and I couldn’t have been more happy after being drug through the court system for far too long! I don’t foresee needing this man again as I won’t let my self he in a predicament to be held up in the judicial system again and have that effect on my life but if I was he would be my first call! Thank you Pat for everything your firm did for me! Donahue/Walsh for the win!!!
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Posted by Danny | May 6, 2021
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He never promised, just found a way to get it done. Great team effort. Despite the pandemic and the delays we prevailed. Thanks for everything!
Posted by Tammy | March 30, 2021
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Speeding ticket
I am beyond happy with the results of my sons ticket. Mr. Walsh was exceptional in explaining the process and keeping me updated. He was a pleasure to talk to and put my mind at ease. I have already given out his name to a few of my sons friends who also received speeding tickets. He went above and beyond and I can’t thank him enough.
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Posted by Will | October 20, 2020
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Highly recommend
Last August I was in a motorcycle accident due to a mechanical issue with my bike. Because I had previously consumed alcohol that night, not enough to impair me, I was automatically charged with a DUI even though my legal blood alcohol level was .06. Pat and his team saw that this was an unfair charge and did a great job getting me a not guilty verdict. I definitely recommend the law Offices of Donahue and Walsh
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Posted by Joe | August 21, 2020
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Joe Saunders
We don't always make wise decisions that's life; however where there's a will there's a way! When u get in a jam the best thing u can do is hire the best damn lawyers you know! Ed Donahue and Pat Walsh are the lawyers you should have. Between the two of them u have more than a fighting chance. They know the law they are more than willing to fight for your constitutional rights. When Tom, Dick, Harry and associates want to take a plea, Walsh and Donahue say let's fight it. They are top notch trial lawyers that will fight for your name and your family's life. Proof is in the pudding everyone, they saved my life and they fought for it, and we won! If u need a team to fight for u Donahue Walsh and associates will. My advice from experience, bite the bullet and hire the best. Infact, hire the guys that will fight for you and win; not the ones that want a quick check and a quick plea deal. Joe Saunders
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Posted by Clark | July 21, 2020
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Incredible Intelligence and Professionalism from Ms. Sheehan at Donahue and Walsh
Mr. Walsh was able to give me peace of mind after getting my first speeding ticket. He gave my case to Ms. Vanessa Sheehan since it was in Lake County, and her knowledge and understanding was incredible. She kept me informed and made the best decisions possible- ultimately leading to the dismissal of my ticket. I am so grateful for their work and could not be happier.
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Posted by Nick | July 20, 2020
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First ever court case, and could not be more satisfied with how everything was handled. Mr. Walsh was super friendly and understanding. And did everything in his power to help me out. Would definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone.
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2020
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Simply Exceptional
Pat Walsh defended me for a DUI charge in Huntley, IL. A not guilty plea was given and the case was dismissed. Without Pat’s exceptional expertise in DUI defense and obvious superior courtroom performance, my life would be very difficult going forward. DO NOT hesitate to hire THE BEST in criminal defense - and that’s Donahue and Walsh.
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Posted by Sam M | January 4, 2011
Unethical Ambulance Chaser!!
Mr Walsh along with his entire team of attorneys at the law firm of Donahue and Walsh is what gets attorneys classified as ambulance chasers.The entire team is highly unethical and just interested in making a quick buck. They promised to represent me at a fixed price when i interviewed them and changed prices midway.I had no recourse because I had not signed a contract before hiring them. hence i could not report them to the bar for unethical practices I had hired one particular attorney of the firm to represent me, and yet at each court date a different attorney would show up The worst part is each of them never seemed to know what was going on in the case. They would ask the same repetitive questions about five minutes before, in order to catch up One attorney actually sat in court for an hour and half to be called up and was then informed by the court clerk that he had to file paperwork to be heard by the judge. The clerk in fact mocked him, saying even a first year law student knows that. The prosecutors wouldn't even give these guys the time of day in court to discuss the plea deal. While every other attorney who walked in the court seemed to have immediate access to the prosecutor, for some strange reason the same courtesy wasn't being awarded to any of them. I would not recommend these guys to my worst enemies. If you want an attorney promising you the sky delivering dirt, these would be the ones. You would be better of getting a public defender or even a bar attorney. Also i forgot to mention that these guys never called or emailed me even once during my six month case to inform me of progress being made on the case.Everytime I called the law firm I was greeted by an assistant who never had my name or number on record even though I had been a client for months. once they figured out who i was, the first thing they would ask is when would i be making the next payment. Whenever I left a message, calls were never returned and i would have to call back repeatedly. When i finally lost my faith in them and consulted another attorney, I was informed that I could have walked away with a better deal even representing myself.
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AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Nold & Walsh, LLC
  • 2024 - Present
  • Partner/Attorney
  • Donahue & Walsh, P.C.
  • 1998 - 2024


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 1998
  • Northern Illinois University
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI
  • Not Guilty
  • DUI
  • Not Guilty


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor
  • 2019
  • Certification in the Admin of NHTSA field sobriety tests
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Cannabis Statutory Rights & Expungements
  • Cannabis Statutory Rights & Expungements
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I highly endorse Mr. Walsh. He is a gifted trial attorney, specializing in DUI. He is a certified instructor in field sobriety testing, by both the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is very knowledgeable regarding license suspensions and collateral consequences of DUI. He is a zealous advocate for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Walsh and his team are the best. When I got a speeding ticket, they got me out of it without any effort on my part. Highly recommended."
Criminal defense

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Crystal Lake DUI and DWI Lawyer Patrick Daniel Walsh
Patrick Daniel Walsh
DUI and DWI Attorney
Crystal Lake, IL
Licensed for 26 years
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