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Larry Allen Davis

DUI and DWI Attorney at Northfield, IL

4.9   43 reviews

Licensed for 46 years

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Larry A. Davis graduated from Northwestern University (B.A. cum laude, 1973) and DePaul University (J.D. cum laude 1976).

He is currently the principal of The Davis Law Group, P.C. in Northfield, Illinois. Mr. Davis was previously an attorney and hearing officer with the Secretary of State between 1976 and 1981.

His practice is now concentrated in the area of DUI and administrative hearings before the Secretary of State. He was a co-drafter of the Illinois Summary Suspension Law and has represented the ISBA in legislative negotiations for more than 20 years.

Mr. Davis is a current chapter author of the IICLE's handbook on Defense of DUI and has been published several times in the Illinois Bar Journal. He was co-editor of the Traffic Laws & Courts Newsletter, a publication of the Illinois Bar Association, for which he has also authored numerous articles.

Mr. Davis has lectured on the topic of traffic laws for the CBA, ISBA, IICLE, Cook County Public Defender's Office, Lake County State's Attorney's Office, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, DuPage Bar Association and McHenry County Bar Association and the Illinois Traffic Conference. He has also been involved in regional legal training for law enforcement officers.

He is past chair of the Traffic Laws & Courts Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association and past chair of the Traffic Laws Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. He has also been a member of the 2000 Traffic Safety Advisory Committee to Secretary of State Jesse White and a member of an advisory committee to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 

 

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Licensed for 46 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1976
Updated 10/11/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Posted by Al | October 22, 2014
Best DUI Lawyer in the area
Larry has helped me thought my entire life with my DUI troubles. He has never missed a call from me and has gone above and beyond what I expected. I would recommend to every person I know from now on. He is fair priced and was the only lawyer in the area to take my case.
Posted by Walter | September 5, 2014
Illinois' Best DUI Attorney to Navigate the Road to Re-Instatement
I was directed to Larry Davis by professionals in the Drug/Alcohol Treatment industry. I had talked to several other attorneys and all of them offered me little promise of averting jail time as this was my third DUI in 25 years. After talking with Larry Davis, he informed me that jail time was not something that could not be avoided. I was not incarcerated and was able to drive with a RDP that was granted me. Thanks to all the work Larry and his staff provided, I could still go to work every day and continue earning a living. This allowed my family and myself to not endure any more hardships than were already imposed on me by my actions. I feel you need to have someone like Larry Davis in your corner to be able to navigate all the criteria set forth by the state and to be able to do it properly without adding many months, years and dollars to reach your end-goal of being fully re-instated and putting all of this behind you. In summary, save yourself hours of anguish, lots of money and streamline the process of being re-instated by hiring Larry Davis and his staff to guide you in this legal dilemma.
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Posted by Dave | November 17, 2021
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Driver License Revocation Reinstatement
Upon embarking on the journey to getting my driver license reinstated, the smartest thing I did was hire The David Law Group. I sent a message through the web site and was contacted quickly by Mr. Davis himself! He was extremely professional in all our interactions and made me feel very comfortable - I believe his experience with clients' stress and anxiety in their legal battles really shines through and he put me at ease within minutes of the consultation. Mr. Davis' experience handling matters like mine was immediately apparent and what he explained to me in the first call was exactly how my reinstatement progressed. Another highlight of working with Mr.Davis was his transparency in the fee structure. There was nothing unexpected in the billing and remitting payment was a breeze. If you are reading this review considering hiring The Davis Law Group, do yourself a favor and retain them immediately. Thanks again for the great work Larry!
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Posted by Alex | October 12, 2021
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SIMPLY THE BEST
I've been through the court system more than I'm proud to admit. Needless to say, I've been represented by more than a few other lawyers. Larry is different. He plays to win. If you want somebody to walk up the prosecutor and see what's being offered and PERHAPS find you slightly better deal then call someone else. If you want REAL representation and someone that will fight for you and will rigorously defend you in court. Call Larry Davis. Some people "mail it in" with what they do in life. A few others a passionate about their work and dedicate their lives to mastery of their craft. Larry Davis is a master of his craft. And he never quits learning or becomes complacent. He's alive and vibrant in every way you can imagine. It's inspiring as a client and just wait until you see the results. It may not be easy (your particular case) but rest assured you MIGHTLY increase your odds of a favorable outcome by hiring Larry Davis to defend you. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH MR. DAVIS. I was blown away with your handling of my felony charged driving while revoked case. And for those reading. It's a few weeks after my court case was settled and I'm pretty sure you can't type up a review in jail. I'm home, I'm free, and I've been given a second chance. I'll never forget how great it felt to have his team represent me in court. It was AWESOME! Alex.
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Posted by Mark | August 31, 2018
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The Best Attorney
Larry is the best lawyer in Illinois for DUI & driver’s license related cases. That is not up for debate. I called a few dui lawyers to consult with them and they both referred me to Larry, because my case was more serious. He knows the laws and procedures better than anyone. Larry helped me get a restricted driving permit after my driver’s license was revoked. At first I didn’t think I needed a lawyer, so I went to a formal hearing by myself and was denied. After that, I hired Larry. With his expert legal advice I was approved at the next hearing. I was surprising calm in the hearing, knowing that I had the best attorney at my side. I should have hired Larry from the very start!
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2018
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Larry is the Best
Larry Davis is the one to hire fo dealings with the Illinois Secretary of State office on suspended/revoked driver's license and related matters. He knows the law, the people, the folklore, what can be done and what cannot. He (and his colleagues) are VERY responsive and do a great job for their clients. I am very glad I had Larry and Merrill helping me.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2017
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Larry Davis
I had asked several people for references for a DUI Attorney that could represent me for the formal hearing process. An acquaintance of mine asked, "Do you want the Cadillac or the Ferrari?" I answered, "The Ferrari of course." And that is exactly what Larry is. He is the Ferrari of attorneys. He and his staff are professional, responsive, courteous, informative, clearly knowledgeable and very meticulous when managing your case. After the first consultation, I felt very comfortable with my choice to hire Mr. Davis, and I knew this time in my life I made the right decision. I have a felony aggravated DUI conviction, and I was granted full reinstatement of my license after my first hearing appearance. There is NO attorney I would recommend for the formal hearing process in the state of Illinois other than Larry Davis.
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Posted by John | March 19, 2017
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Exceeded my Expectations
I'm a 60 year old tradesman whose previous life was going to the bars after work, weekends etc. Needless to say, I racked-up many DUI's and for a while, wondered if I'd ever drive again. That brought me to the office of Mr. Davis, who's reputation as "The Best in the Business" preceded him. This was no time to bargain shop for a parachute. Our Saturday morning meeting was all business, where he laid out what he could do for me, providing I comply with his mandates, and how much it would cost. I left his office that day with that "I'm in Good Hands" feeling that I hadn't felt for a while. I did not use Mr. Davis for the criminal end, mistake, for that attorney charged me allot money for minimal results. Although I haven't received my full reinstatement yet, I have been in front of the Sec. of State twice, first to petition for an RDP and the second was for it's extension. It was after the initial hearing that lead me to title this review as I did. I will be scheduled for my final/ full reinstatement hearing this summer [2017] and I'll complete this, or post a new review after that that will conclude this matter. JG
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Posted by Brad | March 7, 2017
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Great Legal Representation
I had a serious legal issue, having lost driving privileges in two different states more than ten years ago. I entrusted the problem to Larry and Merrill Davis and could not be happier with the representation I received. I was given step by step, clear instructions of the things I needed to do. I was kept fully apprised through each step of the process. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone unfortunate enough to need the amazingly professional and skilled representation they provide. They were worth every penny.
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Posted by Andrew Golabek | March 7, 2017
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Getting it done
Mr. Davis is a no-nonsense lawyer as I posted that in my review of Merrill if anyone wants to put in the effort to do everything the Law Group tells them to do I could promise that great things will happen for them I personally had 4 Dui an Mr Davis's tough approach to a tough situation I was able to receive my license back on 3 3 2017 I'm sure I could never have done this without these people in all my years of dealing with troubles and lawyers I've never had anyone better thank you my friend
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Posted by Mark | March 2, 2017
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Larry is a Rock Star
Larry, Merrill and his entire staff helped to get my license back after almost 20 years of revocation from numerous out of state DUI's. This was an incredible sticky situation and Larry got it done. He saved me from the rest of my life having no license.
Posted by Justin | October 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very effective law office.
After searching through quite a few law offices to help me with license reinstatement after two DUI's over the past decade, I found the Davis law group and went in for a consultation. Considering I had no idea how to proceed with this problem, Mr. Davis took the time to explain the timeline and how it would work. There were no false claims and no beating around the bush. He was to the point and had a no nonsense attitude about it. The fact that he did not try to be my friend, but was focused on solving my problem as efficiently and quickly as possible was the main reason I went with him. The fees involved were expensive, but fair considering what had to be done for my particular case. Overall, it took less time than I expected to get everything finished so I can reinstate my driving privileges. I am very grateful for everything he and his staff did for me and I would highly recommend his law office to anyone who is in need of professional, knowledgeable, and effective counsel.
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Posted by Jeffrey | August 18, 2016
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Forget The Rest, Larry Davis Is The BEST
After almost 8 years of trying on my own and hiring another attorney to get reinstated after 3 DUI Convictions, unsuccessfully, I came to AVVO for recommendation of an experienced, qualified and successful attorney. I found Larry Davis and The Davis Law Group to be the only Lawyer anyone with a DUI or Drivers License problems to go to for results. Larry's knowledge of the laws, his connections to the Sec of State from the various positions he has held throughout the years, being on different Boards associated with DUI's, Revocations and Driving Laws, The various publications Larry either writes for or is written about in, makes The Davis Law Group the ONLY place to go when in need of DUI or Drivers License services. Larry got me a Permit within 3 months of hire and within 9 months of the permit issuance, I have my license back. Larry Davis truly is The Best, without any doubt.
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Posted by Scott | August 2, 2016
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Drivers License Reinstatement
The Davis Law Group got my license reinstated in Illinois after 20+ years of having a lifetime revocation. I live in VT. and thought it would be nearly impossible to do. It was a pleasure to work with Larry and his staff. If you have a complicated case they are the ones for you!
Posted by Barry | July 4, 2016
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Absolutely the very best choice for D.U.I. legal representation in Illinois.
Finding myself in a situation of having my driver's license revoked for life, it took over (11) eleven years to finally get an opportunity to regain my driving privileges. Having accumulated (6) six D.U.I.'s in my lifetime, I turned to the most honest and professional firm I knew of in the State of Illinois; The Davis Law Group, P.C. My last D.U.I. was handled by this firm, so this is how I became aware of Mr. Davis's Law Group. My outlook had been one of resignation, that I would never drive again. Then came that magical moment when the State of Illinois drafted the the new law allowing those with multiple D.U.I.'s (4) four or more, another chance to get their license back, that is as long as you didn't want to drive in Illinois. Fortunately, I had moved to Michigan and have resided there for the last (11) eleven years, still without a license. Remaining skeptical, right up to the final decision, I was introduced to the Davis Law Group's secret weapon; Larry's daughter Merrill, an attorney herself. Through Merrill's unstoppable diligence and intelligence, she did much of the leg work for Larry. I am certain of one thing, without her there it is a good possibility I may not be writing this endorsement. For many, many weeks I was on the phone with her, several times a day. My voice had become recognizable to Larry's whole staff and my calls were transferred to Merrill, without so much as asking for her, or who was calling. The whole process was tedious, yet fulfilling. By the time I showed up for my hearing, Larry had the hearing down to a script from a storybook. I don't believe I was in the hearing for more than an hour. It was more of a question and answer interview than one of the most significant moments of my life. Without any assurance as to how the outcome would be, I left back to Michigan with a air of confidence, with no real basis why. All I knew was that between Larry's demeanor and Merrill's determination, my chances , though quite improbable, seemed like a real possibility. The decision was in my favor and I will soon be driving again; thanks to Larry and his daughter, Merrill! Barry
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Posted by Rob | June 23, 2016
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Honesty and Integrity
2-words that come to mind when I think of the "Larry Davis Law Group" is Honesty and Integrity. These are two words rarely seen in the same sentence ---- not the case here. I called Mr. Davis probably 8 years back or maybe more on a DL Lifetime Revocation. We stayed in constant contact over the length of time it took for the bill (that he wrote or at least played a major role in writing) got accepted and passed through the state gov't system. Again, we were able to stay in constant contact over these years and for that I'm very grateful. Most lawyers could give a hoot. As well and over the last several months I've worked closely with his team whom includes his son and daughter and wow what a wonderful job they've done. I can't thank this team enough for all the hard work put forth to allow me to finally be able to get a Valid Drivers License again!
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Posted by Jeff | June 17, 2016
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Best Lawyer Ever For Lifetime Revocation
Having received a number of DUIs over the years, I have dealt with a few different lawyers and law firms. I have NEVER dealt with anyone or firm that was more professional and knowledgeable than Larry and The Davis Firm. Between Larry and Merrill, they answered every question and provided accurate directions with regards to prepare for my hearing. Not to mention that every call was either answered or returned immediately! Don't bother with anyone else when it comes to your driving privileges!
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Posted by Joe | April 15, 2016
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The Best!
Larry worked with me to obtain my RDP after three DUI convictions. I couldn't be happier with the outcome of my hearing. If not for Larry Davis' expertise I wouldn't have come out with the results a hoped for. I would highly recommend Larry and his group for any legal matters.
Posted by Max | April 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Extensive issue resolved
My experience with The Larry Davis Law Group was very professional and stress free. I had multiple issues with my license coming in and was worried about not getting the outcome I was seeking. With their help, everything worked out smoothly and we achieved the desired outcome. They were able to help me navigate through the entire process with confidence.
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Posted by MANUEL | August 2, 2015
traffic violations
After some traffic violations in Illinois and Iowa my driver license was suspended i talked to few lawyers but was not help at all just wasted my time and money finally i found the Davis Law Group few months latter i got my Driver License back, thanks to Larry Davis and his professional and experienced Stuff i highly recommend the Davis Law Group to anybody at the whole State of Illinois and at the Chicago area, thanks again Larry for this job well done.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Davis Law Group, P.C.
  • 1982 - Present
  • Attorney and Hearing Officer
  • Illinois Secretary of State
  • 1976 - 1981

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Northwestern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Legal Cases

  • People v. Fisher
  • People v. Pine
  • People v. Wegielnik

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Traffic Laws and Courts Section
  • Legislative Subcommittee Chair
  • 1990 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Traffic Laws and Courts Section
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Traffic Laws and Courts Section
  • Section Chair
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Chicago Bar Association Traffic Laws Committee
  • Chair
  • 1987 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Certificate of Publication
  • IICLE
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Publication
  • IICLE
  • 2009
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • IICLE
  • 2006
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • IICLE
  • 2003
  • Newsletter Editor Service Award 10 Years
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2001
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Contribution as Author
  • IICLE
  • 1999
  • CLE Service Award
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 1997
  • Newsletter Editor Service Award
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 1997
  • Newsletter Editor Service Award
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 1996
  • CLE Service Award
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • 1995
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 1988
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 1987
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Speaking Engagements

  • Traffic Laws Seminar
  • DUI, BAIID Rules, DUI Legislation
  • 2016
  • Illinois Traffic Law Conference
  • TVDL & BAIID Laws
  • 2015
  • Illinois Traffic Conference
  • Illinois Medical Cannabis/DUI Law
  • 2014
  • Criminal Law Seminar
  • TVDL Law
  • 2014
  • Traffic Laws & Courts Section Counsel
  • Illinois Secretary of State DUI Revocation Issues
  • 2013
  • Criminal Law Seminar
  • BAIID Violations for RDPs and MDDPs
  • 2013
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • New DUI Law
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (11)
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Larry Davis is at the top echelon in our field when it comes to license reinstatement hearings. He is actively involved in all areas of the practice, from monitoring legislative efforts to representing clients at hearings. I would recommend his services to anyone in need of a license reinstatement hearing."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is my go to guy if I have any questions regarding drivers license issues or to bounce ideas off of for DUI"
Unknown Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Larry is truly one of the best Reinstatement Lawyers in the state. Beside possessing an incredible wealth knowledge, he's a great guy."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred several clients to Mr. Davis for driver's license reinstatement hearings. He is well respected in the community and gets excellent results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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