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Jeremy S. Harter is a Partner at Harter & Schottland, P.C., a small general practice litigation firm with a big reputation for winning. Mr. Harter is quickly becoming known for his aggressive DUI and criminal defense practice. His relentless pursuit of justice on behalf of his clients and intelligence in using the law to his clients' advantage have resulted in numerous verdicts of not guilty and many more cases dismissed as a result of pre-trial motions. Practicing in northern Illinois, his diverse litigation practice has resulted in a reputation as a serious trial lawyer. Mr. Harter's knowledge of the law and success as a trial lawyer have placed him at the top of many lists recognizing young lawyers.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    15 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    15 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    15 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jerald Novak

    Jeremy is a careful, knowledgeable, criminal defense attorney. He is a strong advocate for his clients and litigates with a purpose. He is a strong presence for his clients postion and will fight for his clients.


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Contact info

625 W. Rollins Rd.
Round Lake Beach, IL, 60073-1277


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200105/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's Award for Dedication to Community ServiceChamber of Commerce2014
RecognitionMarquis Who's Who in America2014
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2013
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2013
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2010
RecognitionMarquis Who's Who in American Law2009
RecognitionMarquis Who's Who in America2008
Teen Court Judge AwardNICASA2007
Partner's Community Service AwardNICASA2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHarter & Schottland PC2004 - Present
JudgeNICASA Teen Court2002 - 2008
Associate AttorneySoffietti, Johnson2001 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Round Lake Area Chamber of CommerceExecutive Board Member2010 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2001 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DUI in McHenry CountyNo DUI charge, no jail and no revocation of driving privileges. DUI was amended to Reckless Driving.
Felony Aggravated DUI in IllinoisAll Felony Aggravated DUI charges dismissed. Reckless Driving charge dismissed. Client was only convicted of Driving While License Suspended and received probation with no jail.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoN/AJD - Juris Doctor2001
Knox CollegeAmerican StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WRLR RadioGeneral Law2013
WRLR RadioAnswering General Legal Questions2011