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Raymond M. Flavin III

DUI and DWI Attorney at Woodstock, IL

5.0   23 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1992
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Raymond

Learn Raymond’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    Representing clients charged with DUI, representing revoked or suspended drivers before the Secretary of States Office

    31 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    Representing clients charged with criminal offenses, including domestic battery, and other misdemeanors

    31 years, 1,000 cases

For almost 30 years I have handled  DUI cases and domestic battery cases, I have appeared in Federal Court, State Appellate Court and have presided at local Arbitration Hearings.  I happily take phone calls at all hours to ensure that my clients stay informed and educated on the progress of their cases. 

In DUI cases, driver's can take quick actions to prevent the suspension from taking effect, don't sit on your case and wait until the first court date.  Call and we can get the ball rolling to stop the suspension.

Many Domestic Battery cases are filed because the police "had to charge someone" we can take those matters to trial and demonstrate how weak they are.

I am a United States Navy veteran.

I am a former candidate for the Offices of:

McHenry County Judge

McHenry County States Attorney

Illinois State Senate

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The Law Office of Ray Flavin
315 East South Street
Woodstock, IL, 60098


5.0 / 5.0
  23 customer reviews
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Posted by Leslie | September 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Goes the Extra Mile
I am in a DUI diversion program after multiple arrests. Very few lawyers attend any of the weekly diversion court dates, besides Ray, and it seems like he has afforded what appears to be the majority of the group of offenders to this awesome, life changing program, enabling me to avoid jail time, and figure out how to get my life together after a few dark years of serious mental health issues.
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Posted by George | May 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The best
Rey knows the law and that’s what you need in an attorney he is a no bs straightforward man. His pricing is vey fair for the very powerful representation you get. He has litigated multiple cases for me and not a single one had an unfavorable outcome.
Posted by Cynthia | March 11, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
So helpful and knows the law
Ray, took the time to help me over the phone, and his advice was incredibly helpful. He is an attorney dedicated to the integrity of the law and its application. A good person and a competent attorney.
Posted by Mel | January 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer That Delivers Superior Results
Ray Flavin provided legal advice and guidance during a difficult situation. I found him to be experienced, responsive, knowledgeable and honest. While working with Ray, I felt as though my situation was in adept and trustworthy hands, and he did not steer me wrong. I would highly recommend Ray to anyone seeking legal representation that is fair, honest and will keep your best interest and unique needs at the forefront.
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Posted by Dan | April 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in Mchenry County!!!!
Cannot Thank Ray Flavin enough!!! From start to finish he not only gave me peace of mind regarding my case, but went above an beyond to make sure everything went great!! Your a truely great person!! Thanks again for your amazing service!! Anybody looking for an Attorney in the Mchenry County or surrounding areas he is your guy!!
Posted by Pat | November 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Extemely talented and professional
I contacted Mr. Flavin about a speeding ticket I recieved 20mph over posted speed limit. I also have a CDL so i need this fixed and not on my record. Ray was very responsive to me and always polite. He put a few of my fears at ease and told me not to worry about it. Long story short he got my moving viation dropped to a parking ticket and my CDL remains clean. He is extremely profdesional and very courteous. Will absolutely use him again for any further needs and would recommend to anyone looking for that lawyer that "pays attention" to you.
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Posted by Rebecca | March 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Defense Attorney
I couldn't be happier with Ray's service!! I hired Ray to defend my court case last month, and I was completely impressed by his expertise and professionalism. His rates were completely reasonable, and most importantly, he won my case!! If you need a good defense lawyer, I definitely recommend Ray Flavin.
Posted by John | March 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Your search is over
MR. Flavin Not only met, but far exceeded my expectations throughout and even AFTER my case was tried (not guilty) and closed. Having been charged with a first time offense, I didn't know what to expect. However, relief came immediately when I first spoke with Ray about my case. It was obvious, to me, that I had made the right decision. He fought the charge relentlessly on my behalf and I couldn't be more satisfied with his service. Additionally, his fees are very reasonable and well worth pursuing in the event one may find themselves in need of legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2015
Thank you Ray
I met with Ray following an arrest for DUI. He was very informative about my case and possible outcomes. He was able to negotiate favorable terms considering my situation, saved my license and job. Highly recommend!
Posted by Ariel | May 9, 2014
Everytime I need him he is there!!
Everytime I need Ray he answers right away. Last time i had court. I sent him a text that morning and he said he would meet me at tge court room. I was there because i was pulled over because my licence was suspended and i didnt know it. Ray just swooped right in there, i was the first case and all i had to do was pay a long lost ticket! I dont think any of this would have been so cheap and fast with out you. Thank you again Ray :) Idk what my family would do without you!!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2014
Great and fair priced attorney
Had been charged with a DUI and mr. Flavin was there to help me in every way. He wasn't expensive at all, he kept me informed with everything thing going on and made sure I was his priority. I won the case and wasn't charged with anything or even fined and was able to keep my license. I highly recommend mr. Flavin
Posted by Beth | May 8, 2014
I would definitely recommend Raymond Flavin if you need a lawyer!
I have used Ray several times for a dui and other traffic tickets. He is fast, efficient, and he has always won the case for me! I have even called Ray the night before my court appearance for a ticket and asked him to represent me, and he was there!
Posted by Lucas | May 7, 2014
Quality Lawyer
I used Mr. Flavin for a couple small cases and he treated me as I was one of his largest cases. Was never blind-sided on a financial point, and never in the dark in my case. Mr. Flavin treated me as a friend and took it personal which was not what I was expecting. It's comforting to have someone on your side and that will fight from the heart.
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Posted by Frank | May 7, 2014
Thank You Mr Flavin.
I have used Mr. Flavin for a couple of traffic cases. He was exceptional in his handling of my case and kept me informed all the way. He also saved me a good bit of money on my fines.
Posted by Dan | May 7, 2014
DUI in Woodstock IL
Ray Flavin did an excellent job on my case. I found his fee to be reasonable and his approach very professional. But the most important thing is we won!
Posted by Robert Cozza | October 25, 2013
The Best Damn DUI and Other Lawyer in Mchenry County Illinois
The best Damn Lawyer I ever had. He got on my case and delivered on me not getting punished for a DUI. How he did it I have no idea but I will recommend him to anyone and everyone.
Posted by Janna | October 1, 2013
Janna Z.
Mr. Flavin was the best lawyer I have had the pleasure of working with,and I've worked with a few. He responded almost immediately to my questions and is a great supporter and cares. I recommend him for any situation you may unfortunately be in.
Posted by Alberto | September 30, 2013
DUI Case won due to Ray Flavin
first time I called him he was confident that we would win our case. He was on top of his stuff and was able to finsh my case within a couple months instead of a year or longer. Ray always kept me informed on what has going on and made it clear that what ever the judge was saying I understood it.
Posted by Ariel | September 29, 2013
A great man but a even better lawyer!
Every time I have any questions about anything Ray knows what to do. He has been our family lawyer my whole life. If he can't work with you, he knows exactly who can. Ray has helped save my family a lot of money and still will work his best to settle for the best deal. Thank you for all of your help Ray!!
Posted by Mark | September 27, 2013
3 Times busted and never lost my right to drive, not even for a day. And at a price I had to take. Fast, efficient and CHEAP!!!!
The title says it all. 3 Times busted and never lost my right to drive, not even for a day. And at a price I had to take. Fast, efficient and CHEAP!!!! I've been busted 3 times now and have a clean record. The insurance company doesnt see anything because there is nothing on my record. Talk about easy. I called Ray the next day, and I'm in court in a week.. I go to the front of the line with his other clients, it was like the water parted as court started. My 3rd time and I dont even have to go to school, I paid a small fine and got on with my life. And like I said it was CHEAP!! I didnt have to go on a payment plan, here's a check , thanks, see ya
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Ray Flavin
  • 1992 - Present
  • Veteran
  • United States Navy
  • 1982 - 1989


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1992
  • Webster University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1988
  • Southern Illinois University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Spring Grove v. Pedersen (Appellate 2nd Dist IL)
  • Village Prevailed
  • Lake County Domestic Battery
  • Not Guilty
  • McHenry County Domestic Battery 13CM1972
  • Not Guilty
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  • Illinois State Bar Association, Traffic Laws and Courts Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Rated Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Editor, Associate, SIU Law Journal
  • SIU LAW Journal
  • 1992
  • Natural Resources Law Award
  • SIU LAW School
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly Meeting
  • Statutory Summary Suspension Law Review
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (13)
Endorse Raymond
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ray. Gets. It."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ray Flavin is that special kind of defense lawyer that never uses a template for handling DUIs or criminal matters. He approaches every case with a critical eye, and a knack for finding the weaknesses in the state's case. I have seen him win cases that other attorneys would have found overwhelming. Hiring Ray is a no-brainer if you get a DUI in McHenry County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ray is a fierce advocate for his clients, and for the constitutional rights of all persons in our justice system. Ray initiated important litigation to combat excessive fees and fines for litigants, and is a vocal proponent of protecting the rights of the accused in all such matters. Ray cares about getting his clients the best possible outcome, but will also give his clients a realistic picture of what that is. For all these reasons, Ray has earned the respect and admiration of his colleagues here in McHenry County."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ray for decades. Here are two things to know: 1. I know of no other lawyer who knows more about the DUI laws in Illinois than him. 2. I know of no other lawyer who goes to trial and wins more DUI cases than him. This combination works to strike fear in the hearts of prosecutors. A truly zealous advocate for justice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ray is a seasoned criminal defense attorney, who is never afraid to take cases to trial."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ray Flavin is an excellent DUI and Criminal defense attorney. His passion for his clients and their rights is one of his many strengths as an attorney. As a fellow attorney who has witnessed him in the Courtroom, I would highly recommend Ray!"
Unknown Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As evidenced by his stellar advice on this forum, he is an extremely knowledgable attorney!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ray Flavin. He is hard-working and devoted to the defense of those charged with DUI."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ray works very hard for his clients and gets excellent results for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Ray first worked for me when he came to this area He was then and is now an outstanding lawyer"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He really cares about his clients and works hard to get the best results for them."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a criminal prosecutor, I faced Ray Flavin in many DUI cases including contested jury trials. Ray is highly-skilled in litigating DUI cases. Ray is very thorough and understands every facet of the DUI investigation, arrest and prosecution. He knows where to find and exploit weaknesses, if any, in the government's case. He has won many cases that he shouldn't have won.....some against me. Now, in private practice as a "competitor", I still have great respect for Ray's skill. He knows what he is doing."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ray is a highly skilled trial attorney who has successfully represented hundreds of defendants in criminal, DUI and traffic cases. He aggressively defends his clients in a efficient and professional manner."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ray's as good as you're going to find in Woodstock."
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Woodstock DUI and DWI Lawyer Raymond M. Flavin III
Raymond M. Flavin III
DUI and DWI Attorney
Woodstock, IL
Licensed for 31 years