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J. Brick Vandersnick

DUI and DWI Attorney at Saint Charles, IL

5.0   3 reviews

also known as J Brick Van Der Snick, Brick Van Der Snick

  • Licensed for 44 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1980
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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J. Brick Van Der Snick is the principal of the Van Der Snick Law Firm, Ltd., in St. Charles and Sycamore, Illinois.  His practice concentrates in the criminal defense of Traffic and Criminal cases with an emphasis on Traffic and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases, Family Law, Custody, and Paternity matters.

Prior to private practice, Mr. Van Der Snick was a Supreme Court Rule 711 Clerk and an Assistant State’s Attorney in Kane County, Illinois for almost five (5) years, wherein he prosecuted all matters ranging from ordinance violations to murder cases.

Mr. Van Der Snick is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), the Kane County Bar Association (KCBA), the DeKalb County Bar Association (DCBA), the Texas Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association (TCDLA), and the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (IACDL). Mr. Van Der Snick is the past chair of the ISBA, Traffic Laws and Courts Section Council and has been a current member for over 10 years.   

Mr. Van Der Snick has authored many articles published in the ISBA Traffic Laws and Courts Section Newsletter and has been a guest lecturer for ISBA-CLE Programs, Kane County CLE programs, IACDL Programs, as well as appearing in traffic videos for the Illinois Bar Association and Kane County Bar.  Mr. Van Der Snick published an article entitled, “Summary Suspension Hearings: Shifting the Burden of Proof to the State” in the March 2000 Illinois Bar Journal.  Mr. Van Der Snick is the author of the 2011 Supplement to the 2009 IICLE – Defending DUI and Related Cases, Chapter 6 – Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and 2014 Edition.  

In 2002, he received a Certificate of Training in administering “Standardized Field Sobriety Testing” using the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) standards.  In 2006, he received his Certificate for Refresher Training for NHTSA and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.  In September 2012, Mr. Van Der Snick became a certified standardized field sobriety test instructor.  In 2014, Mr. Van Der Snick attended and completed the NHTSA ARIDE Course.

In 2003, he was appointed as a member of the prestigious National College of DUI Defense, Inc. and has been in good standing since his inclusion in the program.

Mr. Van Der Snick has lectured and presented extensively with the Illinois Appellate Prosecutors Basic Trial Advocacy Program, Advanced DUI Program, the ISBA, the IACDL, the Northwestern Suburban Bar, as well as the University of Illinois in Springfield, Continuing Legal Education Program.


Van Der Snick Law Firm, Ltd.
2435 Dean Street Unit 2F
Saint Charles, IL, 60175

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Posted by Jenny | November 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Law Firm
"Thank you can honestly say that I was very happy with everyone at the firm and feel like you all were able to get me exactly what I was hoping for. Thank you to each and everyone of you for making me feel like a person and not just someone to collect money from. I can't say enough how happy I am that I was referred to this law firm and that everyone I dealt with was unbelievable nice and professional."
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Posted by Bill | October 23, 2012
Excellent Attorney - Worth the Wait!
I hired Mr. Van Der Snick for several traffic tickets a few years ago and he was able to save my license from being suspended, as I had too many tickets on my record. I then hired him last year for a DUI charge that I received in Kane County. I had to wait to get an appointment with him, but it was WELL WORTH THE WAIT! Mr. Van Der Snick is an AMAZING attorney. He was able to get my DUI charges dismissed, which I never thought to be possible. He not only answered all my questions clearly and precisely, his staff also made sure to notify me of every court date by letter and by phone call. His staff is very professional and friendly! They are always there to answer your questions if the attorney is in court. I would recommend Brick to any family or friend that I have who is in need of an attorney.
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Posted by Joseph | January 27, 2012
Unbelieveable Attorney
I used Mr. Vandersnick who came highly recommended to me from a great law firm! I was amazed at the way his office worked. They were always so pleasant in my difficult time and really were down to earth people who worked well together. The outcome was amazing and he was always on my side! He is not your "normal" attorney! Jordan and Kelly are huge assetts to this attorney and I can't say enough thanks for the work they put into my case. Always informed me of everything that was going on. I never had to contact them in order to find out where the process was on my case. It was a horrible situation made into a good experience simply because they cared! The outcome was something I am still shaking my head wondering how it turned out as it did! I would definitely recommend Mr. Vandersnick for any DUI case. I am forever in debt to this man for all the hard work and results he has provided me. He gave me hope when I had thought all hope was gone! All I can say is that I made the right decision to hire Mr. Vandersnick and completely happy with the service I was provided. I haven't one negative thing to say in regards to his team in the office and his ability to work magic in the court room! Thank God for attorneys as himself! :) "It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others." Dalai Lama
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Carthage College
  • AB - Applied Baccalaureate
  • N/A


  • DeKalb Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Kane County Bar Association,Criminal Law Committee
  • Co-Chair
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chairman
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Vice Chair
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Illinois State Bar Association,Traffic and Court Section Council
  • Secretary
  • 1996 - 2018
  • Kane County Bar Association,Committees on: Family Law
  • Member
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2018
  • Kane County Bar Association,Criminal Law
  • Member
  • 1991 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015

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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Proud to call this fine lawyer colleague and friend. Not only would I refer a family member to him for work in his area--I HAVE. More than once. His reviewers noted his friendly and interactive staff and that is also true. Total Trust in this man."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Brick trained me in Springfield when I was a prosecutor and again as I began in private practice. His knowledge of the law and trial skills are well known throughout the region."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brick is a zealous advocate for his clients. I highly recommend him for traffic, DUI and family law matters."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great attorney and extremely knowledgeable about case law."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Other
"I highly endorse Brick Vandersnick. He is a fellow member of the National College of DUI Defense and his posts on the College's list serve have been invaluable to me and others. He takes an active and effective role in organizing ISBA (and other organizations) seminars which are always well attended because they are both highly educational and entertaining. Not to mention his reputation as a highly skilled and effective advocate. I would have no hesitation in referring a friend or colleague to Brick for DUI or criminal defense."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brick has written the book when it comes to DUI law. Judges routinely turn to him for guidance in DUI matters. He has handled many cases that I have referred to his office and those clients were very satisfied with his representation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Brick for over 20 years, and consider him to be one of the best DUI attorneys in the State of Illinois."
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Saint Charles DUI and DWI Lawyer J. Brick Vandersnick
J. Brick Vandersnick
DUI and DWI Attorney
Saint Charles, IL
Licensed for 44 years