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James Randall Doerr

DUI and DWI Attorney at Palatine, IL

5.0   4 reviews

also known as James Rhino Doerr, RHINO

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1994
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Chicago Blaze Rugby Football Club - Past President and Vice President.

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James R. Doerr
501 West Colfax Street
Palatine, IL, 60067


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Posted by Karthic | August 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Travel Matter
James helped me to reduce my speeding ticket as low possible, I would definitely recommend him.
Posted by Troy | June 14, 2017
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James R. Doerr ... Lavelle Law, LTD representation review...
Jim Doerr, is a knowledgeable professional lawyer, who recently represented me in a traffic case in the 3rd District-Cook County Circuit Court, in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. Jim kept me well informed during the entire legal process, professionally represented me in court and followed through with every proceeding, including when I was unable to attend court. Jim is a great asset to the Lavelle Law firm where he is employed. I will be recommending him to ANYONE who is in need of legal representation, as well as highly recommending him on this web based site. If you are in need of an attorney, whether it be consultation or representation contact Jim directly at the Lavelle Law office at (847) 241-1798 or [email protected] or have offices in Chicago downtown or his office in Schaumburg, Illinois. I am very happy of the feeling of walking out of court knowing that I had Jim's full professional legal representation on my side of the law. Thank you Jim for your superb legal representation...
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2016
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Unfortunately when you are in a position to have to hire a lawyer it isn't a good thing. After meeting with James "Rhino" Doerr it was apparent that he walked softly but his knowledge & demeanor was powerful. He listened to my concerns, informed me of what my options where and was patient because. At the end of the process the Judge informed me on great a job James did and I should be appreciative, which I was. A good man who did a great job!
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2014
secretary of state
Many of the details from the secretary of state seemed clear before I sought legal advice. During my first meeting with James it was very clear there were many gray areas and also details I did not realize were so important. We discussed the steps needed to be taken and all the possible results. I was informed of all costs, time frames etc.. I'm happy to say all went as planned and the best outcome was achieved.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Lavelle Law
  • 2014 - Present


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Benedictine University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990
  • Benet Academy
  • High School Diploma
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • People v. A.A.D
  • Not Guilty


  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • member
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Coach Award
  • Chicago Blaze Rugby Football Club
  • 1996


Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (16)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim Doerr is a great lawyer with formidable legal skills; strongly liked and respected by the lawyers and judges in the legal community. This is an attorney that I absolutely endorse!"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Since joining our criminal defense practice, James has demonstrated considerable knowledge and skills involving criminal law and procedure, and has provided excellent representation to our clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"James is an amazing lawyer because he is so knowledgeable about the criminal justice system and uses this to his clients' advantage. By using his vast knowledge of the criminal justice system to his clients' advantage, James is able to obtain favorable outcomes for his clients on a routine basis. This is what separates James from other attorneys out there."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"James is a terrific trial lawyer. I highly recommend James to anyone in a need of a knowledgeable and extremely effective criminal attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly recommend and endorse James. James is extremely knowledgeable about complex criminal and traffic defense issues. He is extremely personable, responsive, and provides excellent representation for his clients. James is rated as one of the leading criminal defense attorneys in Illinois."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. James a very experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney. I would recommend him to anyone I know. Hopefully I personally never need his services!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. James has been a critically important addition to our office. Clients love him, because he gets great results. He's always ready to go to trial."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"James Doerr offers personal attention to his clients and he is effective in communicating with clients, assuring them that they are in good hands. He is a strong advocate and a great mentor to other attorneys. I strongly endorse James Doerr for any criminal legal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is one of the most down-to-earth practical attorneys I've ever met and he does an excellent job representing his clients and pursuing great results for them. Obviously, none of wants to ever need a DUI defense attorney, but when you do have that need it's hard to do better than Jim."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"James is a premier criminal defense attorney. With over 20 years of experience navigating the criminal law field, he understands what it takes to get his clients the best results possible. I wholeheartedly endorse his ability as an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jim is an outstanding lawyer and is dedicated to obtaining real results for his clients. He is responsive, experienced and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"James is an outstanding criminal attorney and a passionate advocate for his clients. I have no reservations endorsing him."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. James continues to demonstrate a tremendous amount of knowledge in the criminal field."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"James is the attorney you want help from if you're dealing with any sort of traffic, speeding or criminal matter. Not only does he have a calm and assuring demeanor (when you need it the most!), but he's also an expert in these areas of law - knows the ins and outs of the various courtrooms, and will get you the best possible result. He even successfully had two of my own traffic tickets dismissed! So from first-hand experience and as a co-worker I highly endorse James Doerr."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"James is highly recommended to any individual that has a criminal matter requiring the best representation and the best results possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"James is a tough defense attorney with an outstanding record of successful outcomes. He is not afraid to take a case to trial and will always strive to put his client's in the best possible position after their case is over. He also does Secretary of State Hearings and has helped very many individuals get back on the roads, "Legally" after being suspended or revoked. He is the kind of lawyer you want on your side!"
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Palatine DUI and DWI Lawyer James Randall Doerr
James Randall Doerr
DUI and DWI Attorney
Palatine, IL
Licensed for 28 years