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Jeremiah Steven Harter

DUI and DWI Attorney at Round Lake Beach, IL

4.7   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2001
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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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.


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

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Posted by Don | January 28, 2023
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Stop looking. You found the best!
Jeremy Harter is the only attorney I have ever used that took the time to speak to me like a human being. He understood my issues perfectly and explained everything to me so that I understood. We devised a plan and that plan worked. The result was more than I could ever hope for. Best lawyer I’ve ever had and have sent many clients to him. They have experienced the same results and rave about him!
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Posted by Adilene | August 30, 2020
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Living Will
I had such a great experience working with Attorney Harter to create my living Will. The process was streamlined and the turn around time was fast. This was my first time creating a Will, so naturally I had many questions. Attorney Harter explained everything in detail and helped me understand all the components by providing examples and alternative scenarios. I really appreciated the option to work via phone and email due to Covid. I felt very safe when going into the office to sign the paperwork, since there were hand hygiene, masks, a reception screen, and social distancing measures put in place. I plan to work with this firm for future legal needs!
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2018
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Great Lawyer in Lake County, IL
Not only was Mr. Harter very professional and understanding of my legal situation but his entire firm and staff were very professional as well. I will always recommend Mr. Harter to anyone I know needing legal help. Whether it be Criminal Defense, DUI, Real Estate Closing or General Litigation Mr. Harter is very knowledgeable in all of these legal issues.
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Posted by Sheri | May 8, 2017
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I've used his law firm ALOT:
While I always spoke with Jeremy on the phone, he had his associates come to court for him and meet me, and I can tell you first hand they always took great care of me. I left court feeling a whole lot better then I did going in.
Posted by Steve | November 17, 2016
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Great lawyer and person! Also office!
Jeremy has helped me through so many times with harsh times and guided me through it. Every time they've assisted me the correct way and gotten me the best thing available.
Posted by K.E. | February 12, 2014
5 stars
I would not hesitate to recommend Jeremy to anyone. If you want someone who is honest about what they can do for you, this is who you should go with. He never makes promises he can't keep. He really tells it like it is. I was in a bad spot and he really helped me to get the best possible outcome. He cares about this clientele and is very genuine. Keep up the good work Jeremy!
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2014
A Great Advocate to Have On Your Side
Like most people when I needed a lawyer it was at a low point in my life. I was looking at some very serious charges and some severe penalties. Worst of which losing my licence. My family depends on me to work and to be able to care for them. I'm not sure how I could do that without driving. Thanks to Jeremy I was able get my charges reduced to something I can live with and I kept my licence. Jeremy went above and beyond for me and I am proud to endorse him. Thanks Jeremy
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Posted by Kathleen | December 16, 2013
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Attorney Jeremy Harter was recommended to us by our Wisconsin family lawyer to handle a family matter in Illinois court. Attorney Harter consistently showed due diligence during this family matter which took 10+ months to resolve. His knowledge of the law was very apparent and gave us confidence we had hired the right attorney. We found him to be friendly and caring, professional, and understanding of our situation. He always answered any questions we had to our satisfaction. He was upfront about everything so we knew what to expect in court. We have since retained Attorney Harter for a criminal matter in Illinois court.
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Posted by Josh | December 16, 2013
One of the top lawyers in Lake County
I called Harter and Schottland for a real estate deal I had. I needed someone trustworthy and someone who would get things done correctly. I wasn't disappointed. I bought a short sale home which is a nightmare to deal with and the sellers side was so slow and seemed like they didn't really want to progress; took their time getting back to us and it felt like they wanted to draw the whole process out. But throughout the whole process Jeremy kept a level head and pushed the deal forward. Jeremy always had things under control. I was a nervous mess and any question or issue I had I could call him and he'd have an answer. Jeremy knows his law and I wouldn't hesitate to go to him for anything that his law firm does. Hes an all around friendly guy and its easy to talk to him. He gives you precise answers and if he doesn't know something, he'll take the steps to find out and let you know. If you go with Harter and Schottland you're in good hands!
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Posted by Chris | December 16, 2013
Best lawyer and staff!
Jeremy is an amazing and knowledgeable lawyer. He provided assistance in a foreclosure I was going through. Without him and his staff, I'm not sure I would've gotten the answers i needed.
Posted by boris | December 10, 2013
Jeremiah Steven Harter review
Jeremiah is a great lawyer, he has helped me out in many situations i came across- such as DWI and speeding tickets. Even though the last time i have used his services about 5 years ago i still sometimes contact him for an advice. He is very knowledgeable and honest person. I would 100% recommend his service.
Posted by Jason | December 9, 2013
Very Professional
Mr. Harter did a fantastic job representing my interests and helping my family. He is an extremely professional attorney that goes the extra mile for his clients. I most appreciated his preparedness when it came to my case. His attention to detail is what separates him from other lawyers and I would highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for a top-notch attorney.
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Posted by g.e | December 9, 2013
Great Defense Attorney
He is always on top of everything and shows incredible compassion towards the case and myself. He is very knowledgable and informative. He won my case and I could not be happier with his work!
Posted by JC | December 7, 2013
Look no further....
Jeremy Harter has represented my wife and I three times over the last 6 years. He is not only excellent in the courtroom but has an ability to explain options and strategies in layman terms. He is very objective and caring. He has succeeded in having multiple tickets dismissed, after an auto accident. On a different case, he was able to have fines greatly reduced for my wife. I have refereed Mr. Harter to co-workers of mine that have all had great experiences. Jeremy is the first person that I call when any legal issues come up with my family.
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Posted by Matt | December 30, 2018
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"Worst excuse for a lawyer ever"
He continued my case for a year and a half just to tell me (literally) 5 minutes before court that he wouldn't represent me after collecting his agreed upon money. Pushed my court back a year and a half keeping kids from thier father to drop us all after collecting. Jeremy harter got paid to do nothing. Jeremy must think a father away from his twins for a year and a half is no big deal. You have no business being a lawyer or for that matter doing anything to represent anyone
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Harter & Schottland PC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Judge
  • NICASA Teen Court
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Associate Attorney
  • Soffietti, Johnson
  • 2001 - 2004


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Knox College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Felony Aggravated DUI in Illinois
  • All Felony Aggravated DUI charges dismissed. Reckless Driving charge dismissed. Client was only convicted of Driving While License Suspended and received probation with no jail.
  • DUI in McHenry County
  • No DUI charge, no jail and no revocation of driving privileges. DUI was amended to Reckless Driving.


  • Round Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Recognition
  • Marquis Who's Who in America
  • 2014
  • President's Award for Dedication to Community Service
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Recognition
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2009
  • Recognition
  • Marquis Who's Who in America
  • 2008
  • Teen Court Judge Award
  • 2007
  • Partner's Community Service Award
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • WRLR Radio
  • General Law
  • 2013
  • WRLR Radio
  • Answering General Legal Questions
  • 2011

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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
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"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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