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Julio Cesar Argueta

Criminal defense Attorney at Waukegan, IL

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Julio C. Argueta has been with the law firm since 2003. Julio has been a partner with the firm since 2005. Julio's areas of practice include a great deal of court time and litigation. They include Criminal Law, Traffic/DUI Defense and Personal Injury. Julio is also experienced in Real Estate, primarily residential closings. Julio is fluent in both the English and Spanish languages.

Prior to joining the law firm, Julio worked for the Lake County State's Attorney's Office between the years 2000 through 2003. Through his experience as a Prosecutor for the State's Attorney's Office, Julio worked a wide variety of Felonies and Misdemeanors, such as: DUI, traffic, Domestic Violence, Drug Cases, Armed Violence and Vehicle Forfeiture matters.

Julio attended law school at Loyola University in Chicago, IL. Julio graduated from Loyola in 2000.

Julio worked as a clerk for a prestigious medical malpractice/personal injury law firm in Chicago, IL throughout his law school years. Julio also completed an internship at the Cook County State's Attorney's Office from 1999 through 2000.

Julio completed his undergraduate work at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Julio is also very proud of being a member of the University of Illinois Fighting Illini Football team, having played with many athletes who reached the NFL. Julio's time at U of I was very fulfilling academically and athletically.

Licensed for 22 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2000
Updated 01/06/2023

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Soffietti Johnson Teegen Phillips & Argueta, Ltd.
209 N. West St.
Waukegan, IL, 60085


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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2011.

Suspension Stayed issued in IL, 2011
updated on 05/08/2012

This type of suspension means the attorney has been suspended, but that the suspension is placed on hold (and ultimately removed) if the attorney complies with certain requirements.

Julio's comment: “This was an unfortunate event, but it is one that has changed my life. I have done and continue to do everything necessary to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again. My issues never dealt with any inappropriate conduct regarding my legal profession, but rather, it involved personal issues with alcohol. I have learned to respect the disease of alcoholism. I cherish my sobriety and I feel the best way to show my gratitude is to help others who suffer from this terrible affliction.”

Work Experience

  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Lake County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Legal Intern
  • Cook County States' Attorney's Office
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Law Clerk
  • Hilfman, Fogel , Martin & Barr
  • 1997 - 2000


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996


  • A Safe Place
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Lawyer's Assistance Program
  • Advisory Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish


  • Carl H. Rolewick Award
  • Lawyer's Assistance Program
  • 2012
  • Advancing Culture of Latino American Business Community
  • The Latino American Who's Who
  • 2011


  • Inside the Minds: The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases
  • Inside the Minds: The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Julio for five years. In that time, he has not only obtained great results for my clients, but also family and friends. I professionally and personally endorse Julio Argueta."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Julio for more than 10 years and highly endorse him for his legal skill, his hard work and his integrity. Julio prepares his cases well. He is never afraid to go to trial. Most important, he gets very good results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julio is the man! I would recommend him highly for criminal defense or personal injury or any type of litigation. He does an excellent job for his clients and has a vast amount of experience. He is highly respected in the legal community by the judges and attorneys."
Medical malpractice

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Waukegan Criminal defense Lawyer Julio Cesar Argueta
Julio Cesar Argueta
Criminal defense Attorney
Waukegan, IL
Licensed for 22 years
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