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Earl Vergara

DUI and DWI Attorney at Geneva, IL

4.9   118 reviews

also known as Vergara Law, Inc., Earl A. Vergara

  • Licensed for 17 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Earl

Learn Earl’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%
    Attorney Vergara is a knowledgeable and aggressive criminal defense lawyer in the great state of Illinois. If you've been charged with a crime, you will need a tough lawyer defending you. Call Attorney Vergara immediately for a consultation.

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    If you have been charged with drunk driving or driving while intoxicated in the state of Illinois, then you’re facing the possibility of stiff fines and DUI penalties, including a lost license and jail time. Call Attorney Vergara today, don’t wait.

  3. Family
    20%
    Since 2007, Attorney Vergara has been helping the great people of Illinois with their family law needs. Family legal matters can be emotionally draining and terrifying, you need a compassionate and thoughtful lawyer by your side. Call now!

  4. Immigration
    20%
    The Law Office of Earl Vergara is capable of handling your immigration case. Call him today for a case evaluation and let them help you through these times.

  5. Divorce and separation
    15%
    Whether the end of your marriage is amicable or adversarial, whether or not it involves children or not, Attorney Vergara can help you. Stop worrying, call her today for a consultation.

  6. Violent crime
    5%
    Murder | Attempted murder | Aggravated assault | Manslaugher | Armed robbery | Gun crime | Hit & run | Kidnapping | Car jacking | If you have been charged with any crime, you need to call Attorney Vergara today.

Earl Vergara takes pride in helping people. In fact, Earl considers helping people that find themselves in trouble to be one of his greatest attributes. If you were to ask any client about Earl Vergara, the first thing they would likely say is that Earl helped them where they thought that help didn't even exist.

Earl is a listener. He understands the human plight, and recognizes the good in all of his clients. People who have had the pleasure of being represented by Earl come out the other side as better human beings.

Earl recognizes that hard work is necessary to get a case to 'turn the corner' and he is not afraid to do that work.

Earl has been successful in front of the judges in DuPage County, Kane County, Will County, DeKalb County, Cook County, the Justices in the court of appeals, and has even co-authored briefs for cases pending before the Illinois Supreme Court.

Earl has extensive experience in criminal defense, is certified in DUI field sobriety testing, and has taken multiple cases to verdict in jury trials.  Earl has also successfully negotiated the reduction of criminal felonies to lesser offenses to avoid prison for many of his clients.

In addition to practicing criminal defense, Earl also practices immigration, family law, real estate and personal injury.  Earl is the President and Founder of Vergara Law, Inc., based in Geneva, Illinois.  Earl has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 and Top 100 Trial Attorneys, as well as a Superlawyer Rising Star and Superlawyer in the State of Illinois.  

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Location

Vergara Law, Inc.
25 N. 3rd St.
Ste. 203
Geneva, IL, 60134

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  118 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, Responsive & Positive!
Earl was not only knowledgeable, but straightforward and compassionate about my situation. I felt respected and treated like a human, instead of a criminal for a horrible mistake I made. He kept informing me every step of the way until my case was completed. He was always responsive to my correspondence and positive throughout. Considering the situation, I could not have asked for better support! Thank you so much, Earl, and God Bless!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI
I was very satisfied with my experience with Earl. He was very helpful throughout my legal process and was able to help me get the best possible outcome. Highly recommend.
Posted by Jim | August 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He did it again!
Once again I found myself in a difficult situation in which I needed legal assistance. I knew from the get-go on account of some prior charges from my past, this case would be all the more difficult. I actually felt ashamed contacting Mr. Vergara (Earl). Why would a person feel ashamed contacting their lawyer? Because that's the impact Earl makes on a person. He treats his clients with such compassion...I truly consider him a friend. And I was actually hesitant to reach out for fear of feeling I let him down with another charge. How many folks can say they have that kind of a relationship with their attorney? But that's not Earl, he treats his clients as individuals who sometimes make mistakes and looks to find the best options available to remedy their situation. Again, this case was difficult to say the least, taking a little over two years. All the worse with the pandemic, numerous court changes, judge substitutions, etc, but in the end Earl worked is magic and secured for me an unbelievable outcome for which I'm forever grateful. Additional testament to Earl's character is how so many of his colleagues, lawyers, court staff smile when they see him come into the court. This man is highly regarded by his peers. I could write chapter and verse on Earl as a lawyer, and more importantly a person. He's phenomenal and I cannot recommend him enough. If you find yourself in a situation needing legal assistance, give Earl a call...you will not be sorry. Tell him Jim sent ya!
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Posted by Joseph | February 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I made the right choice
In 2016 I was arrested with a felony DUI. At that time I hired a different lawyer, who helped me with the case for over a year at which time i got a subsequent charge. I felt I needed to find a lawyer that was more equipped to handle both of my cases. So I found a lawyer, was very happy with the introduction, paid him the retainer, but after a few court dates I realized I was just another number and paycheck to him. After that, I did my research and read all of the reviews I could on lawyers in my area. I branched out further, and found Earl. All of the reviews I read were 4 star plus. Due to that, I set up an appointment. I spoke with him about my case. Unlike other lawyers, he didnt b.s. with me. All he said was everything would be okay. I told him I was worried, and he said to let him do the worrying, because that's his job now. Hes been my lawyer for 2 years now. Well today, I was found NOT GUILTY in a bench trial for my DUI case. Earl has been preparing for a bench trial for almost 6 months now if not longer. In the last few months earl has been working with Bill Gibbs on the case. And today, Bill did a motion to suppress which quickly turned into a bench trial, where the judge immediately found that I was not guilty. I was so happy and relieved once I realized what was happening. It was such a relief to hear somebody actually prepared and fought for me. And they were WELL prepared. It was absolutely no contest. Initially I met with over a handful of lawyers, practically all of which said it would be impossible to beat the DUI, and basically wanted me to take whatever the best plea they would give. Unfortunately, the fight's not over..but a HUGE weight has been lifted. It's all thanks to Earl Vergara and his law firm, and a special thanks to Bill Gibbs. Finding someone that is truly going to fight for you is a difficult task. They all try to sell to you, initially, and once they have your money, you're just another number. You have to do the best that you can do to find someone that is willing to try and put their best efforts towards your case. This is one of the most important decisions if you ever find yourself in a situation like this. I'm writing this review because I got everything that I could ever have hoped for in a lawyer with Earl. And i just want to let everyone, that is in need or looking for someone like him, know about my experience.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Earl and his team were excellent!
Earl was hired to reperesent in a DUI case. He was quick to respond and be available right away in our time of need for guidance. He had open communication and explained every detail while we were going through the process. He was able to reduce fines and fought for supervision and limited sentencing which was what we were looking for. We would hire Earl again in a heartbeat (Hopefully we never need to!) and would recommend him and his team to anyone needing a lawyer for a DUI case. Thank you to Earl for making a bad situation better to deal with and being such a great lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer for DUI
My DUI arrest was devastating and scary. I had no prior experience with trouble with the law. Earl was so informative and supportive throughout the entire process. He communicated with myself and my parents. Our family was so lucky to have found him. He was able to get my charges and fines down! Highly recommend him for his professionalism and personalization with my case.
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Posted by John | April 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Magician in the court house
I got charge with a Class A Misdemeanor (damage to the government property’s cuz I’m so drunk/passed out and forgot everything what I did that night. Wake up and realize that I’m in jail in the morning. Got out with the i bond/max fines.) Atty. Earl Vergara my kababayan does his legal thing outside/ in circuit court of cook county, Illinois. The magic shows right through my eyes “the charge was dismissed”..... Magic!? Just want to say Thank u Avvo for lighting up my path to the culprit of the disappearance of my charge.... Thanks to you Atty Earl Vergara....
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Posted by Jim | May 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Par Excellence
I was fortunate enough to have Mr. Vergara (Earl) assist me some years back while he was working with another firm. Not only did he do his job and obtain for me the best outcome possible respective to my cases, but he also went beyond, and do I dare say treated me as a friend as I was going through a most difficult divorce. Some say lawyers often lose their humanity, well not Earl. I will always remember and appreciate this. I am happy to see he has branched out on his own, he will be a great success. In as much, I cannot thank Earl enough for what he did for me, and of course recommend him to the highest extent possible.
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Posted by Marshan | April 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best
I was so happy with the way Mr. Vargara work on my case and more happy with the outcome Mr. Vergara Thank you again If I every need attorney again you the one for me or if anyone else needs an attorney I will be more then happy to tell them about you...
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI
Earl was very friendly and always held my best interest. I got my suspension lifted and was given minimum fine and court supervision. He was always patient with me and answered all my questions, presented me with all possible options and explained every option in detail. I would definitely recommend him.
Posted by Caitlin Johnson | January 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
I am so glad that I hired Earl to be my attorney. He is one of the sweetest and funniest guys I've met. Definatley takes the tension out of a bad situation. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer!!
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible Attorney
When I was arrested and charged with a DUI, I was completely shocked and distraught. From the beginning, Earl was honest about the situation but gave me hope. He kept me informed every step of the process and gave me invaluable tips along the way. He is an incredible attorney and I'm so grateful to have found him. He got my DUI charge down to reckless driving, and I did not need to install a BAIIT device in my car. While I still need to deal with the consequences of my actions, Earl may have saved my career. You can't go wrong with Earl - he cares and will go the extra mile to help his clients.
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Posted by Savanna | November 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worked with me on a DUI
Earl is very easy to talk to and very quick with responses. I highly recommend him for your legal troubles. Thanks Earl for your honesty!
Posted by Regina | October 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Earl its an awesome lawyer very pleasant and sure of what he is doing.. I thank you so much for all your help with my case im very happy with the results
Posted by Carlos | September 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First Class Attorney
I'm Very satisfied with the service I received. From day 1 , they kept me informed of everything going on on my case. This is the attorney you want on your side. Thanks for your great job Earl !! I was definitely in 1st class , like you said I would be .
Posted by Deepthi | July 21, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Criminal issue impacts on Immigration
We consulted with Attorney Earl for a criminal matter and its immigration consequence. We were very much impressed with Earl the very first time we spoke to him over the phone. Earl is very clear and confident in his legal communication and advice. He answered all our queries with so much patience and to the point. He was very busy with court but still he made time for us in his schedule to talk to us while he was on road and provided his legal advice. There was not a single time in the entire conversation where he made any comment like May be/Could be/I don't know/Not sure which is what made us believe he knows what he was talking. He also gave us few excellent directions for our case which we had not thought about. We spent so much money consulting other Immigration attorneys but never got a clear cut answers on our case but with Earl with just one consultation we were impressed with him. I wish we had known about Earl much before than later but like the saying goes - it is better late than never. God forbid but If we ever find a need to hire an attorney Earl is the man. I recommend him for people struggling on immigration matters/criminal defense.
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Posted by Mike | June 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He'll fight for you...
Earl is an awesome attorney. I brought him an issue with a case where I'd already lost basically. He was willing to listen to my issue, and despite the weaker bargaining position, was willing to take it on. Not only that, but he won. I seriously just can't say enough good things about Earl. He was awesome through the whole process. I wish I'd hired him sooner.
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Posted by Mathew | June 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gets the Job done
I was accused of a DUI it was my second offense. Attorney Earl was very thorough in gathering information to represent me. He was always willing to explain to me what was taking place so there were no surprises. Earl got the DUI dropped to a reckless driving, he is the attorney to have by your side, he does his best to get the job done on your behalf.
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He knows his work and hes good at it
Got me out of a dui
Posted by Nick | May 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got License Reinstated
I received a notice that my license would be suspended, but they never set a court date. Ear and Kyle got the suspension revoked, and I was driving again in a week.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President & Founder
  • Vergara Law, Inc.
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Vergara Favia LTD
  • 2016 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Ramsell & Associates, LLC
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Ramsell & Associates, LLC
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Intern
  • Peggy A. Pratscher, LTD
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • Regent University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Bull
  • The court rescinded the summary revocation after Attorney Earl Vergara proved no Type A injury occurred.
  • People v. Kent
  • Not Guilty
  • People v. Rodriguez
  • After hearing, the court rescinded the summary suspension and held that the Illinois State Trooper did not have probable cause to arrest Defendant for DUI alcohol.
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Associations

  • DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - 2016
  • DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2014
  • CASA Kane County
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • 2007 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Tagalog
  • Filipino

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Field Sobriety Testing Certification
  • Robert LaPier & Associates
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (5)
Endorse Earl
Unknown Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Earl and a variety of cases. I can tell you that Earl really cares about his clients and can be trusted to do his very best to provide top notch legal services. Earl is a hard worker and extremely intelligent and an overall good person to have as your lawyer. I wholeheartedly recommend Earl without any reservation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Earl is a great Man who has the respect of the Prosecutors and Court Personnel. He is kind and Honest in his dealings... I fully support this Man."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Earl Vergara is an attorney that I happily endorse, as an upstanding member of the legal community and a strong advocate for clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Earl Vergara is a top notch attorney who is well respected by the entire legal community. This is an attorney that I would trust my family members and closest friends to, and whom I proudly endorse!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Earl Vergara is a great lawyer with formidable legal skills; strongly liked and respected by the lawyers and judges in the legal community. This is an attorney that I absolutely endorse!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Domestic violence Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of seeing him represent his clients aggressively and effectively. He is extremely thorough. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Earl is an incredibly bright, hard-working, and considerate attorney. He is always willing to offer assistance to his fellow attorneys, and is generous with his wealth of knowledge, particularly in the area of DUI practice and procedure. Most importantly, he ensures each and every one of his clients is given the best defense possible."
General practice Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Friend
"Having known Earl for over sixteen years, I know that he is outstanding, hardworking, and civic-minded individual with exceptional morals. Earl has excellent client counseling and trial advocacy skills that shows in his success at all stages of legal representation. I highly recommend this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Earl is an experienced and professional attorney. I have never seen an attorney negotiate and mitigate a case as well as he does. I highly recommend Earl as an attorney for a DUI case in DuPage County."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Earl is an excellent choice to help you with your criminal matter, particularly if you are accused of a DUI."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Earl Vergara is one of the hardest working attorneys in DuPage County. He is well respected by the judges and prosecutors, and is highly successful in getting charges reduced or dismissed completely. I highly recommend Earl Vergara."
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