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William Jeffrey Margolin

Criminal defense Attorney at Waukegan, IL

4.5   10 reviews

also known as Bill Margolin

  • Licensed for 35 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1988
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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With over twenty (20) years of criminal courtroom experience, attorney William Margolin, started his career as an assistant state’s attorney prosecuting all types of cases ranging from charges of driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs to violent felony charges.

William Margolin established his criminal defense law practice in 1993, and to date, has successfully represented thousands of individuals. William Margolin is devoted to protecting his client’s rights in a knowledgeable, personable, and dedicated fashion.

“When someone is charged with a criminal offense, I firmly believe that they need prompt legal service. I personally respond to all calls, no matter the time of day or day of the week, I take the time to answer questions and establish an effective defense. A superior attorney – client relationship is vital. Our relationship allows my clients to rest confidently knowing that I am working for the best possible outcome.”

Such an extensive array of experience has given William Margolin a well-rounded perspective on how the system works and how to obtain the best possible results for you.


Law Office of William J. Margolin, P.C.
409 Grand Ave
Waukegan, IL, 60085-4226

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4.5 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
Posted by Phyllis | June 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Hands-on attorney
I hired Mr. Margolin for a drunk driving charge and subsequently a Secretary of State reinstatement hearing. He did a very thorough job. He always showed up promptly to court and personally answered all his phone calls . I highly recommend him as an attorney
Posted by Ann | June 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
I hired Bill Margolin on two separate occasions and both times he got the job done and took care of me. The first time, I was facing not only a felony conviction but also possible jail time. Bill worked endlessly to make sure that I got the best possible outcome and consulted with me through every step. I really wanted to write about my great experience with Bill as my attorney because he helped me through the hardest time of my life.
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Posted by Ken | April 7, 2015
I would never consider using another attorney.
Bill represented me on two separate occasions. His expertise protected me from a severely exaggerated charge that the States Attorney was determined to prosecute. He obtained a negotiated settlement that was just and protected me from a prosecution that could have ruined my life.
Posted by Steven | November 10, 2011
Would highly recommend
I've had Attny. Margolin advise me on several legal matters. I've been impressed and satisfied with his expertise and service and his legal advise was worth it's weight in gold. I would highly recommend! 
Posted by John | October 5, 2011
Effective, Efficient Attorney
Mr. Margolin represented me in an unfortunate situation where I was charged for first time. Mr. Margolin contacted me several times before the hearing to prepare me for the hearing and to see if I had any issues or concerns. Mr. Margolin was a very quick thinker during the hearing and was able to get the charges dropped! I received Mr. Margolin’s name from a referral that was also happy with Bill's work. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Matt | September 15, 2011
Down to earth Attorney
I am an out of state client. Atty Margolin assisted me in squashing DUI and related MVD charges. His knowledge saved me thousands of dollars in fees, increased insurance costs and time going to mandatory classes. He is a go to, reasonably priced, down to earth kind of guy. Thanks Atty. Margolin. Matt-Wethersfield, CT
Posted by Sherrie | August 29, 2011
Great Attorney
Mr. Margolin answered all my questions regarding my case. And got it totally dismissed. I now have no criminal record. I would highly recommend Mr. Margolin.
Posted by Aaron | July 27, 2011
highly qualified and effective
I had a pending Felony DUI and Revoked License. Not only did Bill take care of those in a extremely outstanding manner but less than 1 year later, he got me a permit to drive after a Sec. of State hearing. I have referred no less than 3 other friends/family members to Bill for legal representation in criminal cases and without exception they all highly recommend Bill's handling of their cases.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2011
He did his job for me
He got my felony criminal damage to property knocked down to a misdeameanor.Even though I had priors for that and other things. Had to pay fines restiution anger mangagement and probation but it was worth it.
Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2011
Get a Second Opinion
I was a client of his about 2 years ago. I had a couple of DUI's on my record and needed a formal SOS hearing. He did almost nothing to prepare me for the hearing. His theory is "everyone loses on their first try". Not only did this set me back another year, I wasted about 3 grand. My recommendation is to go to a lawyer who knows they can get your license back on the first try...get that second opinion. Your future depends on it.
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  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Maine
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
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"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Bill for over 20 years. We worked together as felony prosecutors in the Lake County State's Attorney's Office. Bill is honest, trustworthy and highly experienced in criminal law. He truly cares about his clients. Bill has my highest personal endorsement."
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Waukegan Criminal defense Lawyer William Jeffrey Margolin
William Jeffrey Margolin
Criminal defense Attorney
Waukegan, IL
Licensed for 35 years
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