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Eric John Blatti

DUI and DWI Attorney at Joliet, IL

5.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2008
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Eric

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Eric J. Blatti was born in the Joliet area and has since remained closely connected with the local community. After graduating from Joliet Township High School, he received his Associate’s Degree in Arts from Joliet Junior College. He continued his education and graduated cum laude from Lewis University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Eric then attended the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, MI., where he earned his way onto the Dean’s List and was awarded his Juris Doctor in January of 2008.

Eric began interning for the Will County Public Defender’s Office in April of 2007. In 2008, after passing the Illinois Bar, he was hired as a full-time attorney. While working as an Assistant Public Defender, Eric earned the respect of other attorneys and judges and a reputation as a fearless litigator and persuasive negotiator. He gained valuable experience by trying over 50 cases, including both jury trials and bench trials.

Utilizing his extensive legal knowledge and effective trial skills, Eric now operates his own practice and serves Chicagoland in the areas of Criminal, Traffic, DUI, and Family Law. Eric is also a member of the Will County Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association.

Notable wins:

J.B. - Class 2 Felony DUI, 2nd timer with her child in the car, Not Guilty
S.L. - Misdemeanor DUI, won a Motion to Suppress the bad arrest, Not Guilty
B.T. - Misdemeanor Battery and Order of Proection hearing, brother vs. brother, victim had 8 stitches, won both the OP hearing, then won the trial
J.M - Misdemeanor DUI, won at Bench Trial



The Law Office of Eric J. Blatti, P.C.
54 N. Ottawa St.
Suite 270
Joliet, IL, 60432

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Posted by Leon | November 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Eric was fantastic in the way he explained what he recommended. He was able to explain what to expect in the final avenues He was able to get the case dismissed by the Judge.
Posted by Alex | July 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eric is awesome
Once hired, it took Eric only about 2 weeks to get me out. If I went w pub defender it would of took pub defender 3 to 4 months. Thanks Eric!!!
Posted by Martha | April 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eric Blatti is an EXCELLENT attorney, very professional and efficient. I highly recommend him. He quickly, efficiently resolved my issue, he went above and beyond and his price was fair. He is definitely the attorney I would contact if necessary.
Posted by Vince | October 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Class B Misdemeanor Wiped Completely!
Eric is the man! I was driving down 355 and the speed limit dropped to 55mph causing me to be 26+ over the limit. This is a common speed zone and the officer was sitting there waiting for people like myself. Everyone was going 80mph+ but I happened to be the one to get picked this time. I fully support police officers and it was 100% my fault. I was handed a ticket that said 625 ILCS 5/11-601.5(a) which is a Class B Misdemeanor. I started googling what to do and do I need a lawyer, etc. etc. Once I realized what I was facing, I got scared and was very nervous for my future. Luckily my good buddy hired Mr. Blatti for an even higher offense, a class A misdemeanor a few months before and had great success with his case. Without Eric Blatti, I could have been facing up to 180 days in jail and/or a $1,500 fine. FYI the legal system in place works and I haven't gone 5+mph over since so I am thankful for that reality check. I emailed Mr. Blatti a few times the weeks leading up to my court date and he reassured that everything was going to be fine and he would meet me in the courtroom. He was very quick to respond, even at unusual hours. I've never been to court before so I was extremely nervous. I was sitting in the courtroom and Mr. Blatti called out my name and brought me to the hall for a brief moment to go over what was going to happen. He had me fill out a sheet which was then given to the judge. FYI if you hire a lawyer, you don't have to wait that long because all the people in the courtroom with hired lawyers typically go first, at least in my experience. My name was called to face the Judge, we handed him the form and I was scheduled another date to come back. The day I came back, which was a month or so later, the police officer didn't show up. The entire case was dropped and I didn't have to pay a penny to the court. Without Eric Blatti's guidance, I don't even want to imagine the outcome. This was a scary situation for me and Mr. Blatti made it seamless. I trust Eric Blatti and if you need a criminal defense lawyer, he's the best in the business!
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Posted by Kate | August 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!!
Eric is an excellent attorney, extremely prompt on his communication, he is professional and knowledgable. Very up front and honest!! He aided me on a traffic case and it was done in one hearing, he did not drag it out!! I highly recommend Eric, he is a wonderful person and good choice as an attorney!
Posted by Gregory | August 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eric Blatti an excellent lawyer!
I am a client in Joliet Ill. and we retained Mr. Blatti for help in a theft case involving our son he presented all the options available to help our son and us and we chose the course we thought worked best and he represented us in a very professional manner in court. We recommend Mr. Blatti to anyone who needs legal help as he is a true professional and a caring human being! Our son is currently on probation rather than in jail!
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Posted by Don | January 4, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
A consultation with Mr. Blatti was very helpful. He was prompt in returning my calls, and made me feel at ease with his research and advice. I would not hesitate in calling him for assistance in any legal matters.
Posted by Jennifer | December 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Eric Blatti was my first attorney I have ever needed. He sent me a letter in the mail and I called him as well as another attorney who sent me a letter. He immediately returned my phone call. The other attorney took days to get back to me. Eric spoke with me as long as I needed every time I talked with him. He is respectful and knowledgeable. He returns my emails in a very timely manner. He explains the law extremely well. Multiple times he has given me advice on other legal issues and all his advice has paid off and been 100% correct. When I went to court with him he explained what would happen and followed through on his word. He is a great attorney. I have recommended him to my friends. They have all thanked me.
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2015
Great attorney
Mr. Blatti did an excellent job with my case. From the moment I first contacted him, he immediately started researching the statute that I was charged with to find out if it applied to my case. He was efficient, prompt, and dedicated. I never felt as though he didn't want to help me. The case was ultimately dismissed and I feel that Mr. Blatti was instrumental in the outcome. I would not hesitate to recommend his services.
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Posted by Kemal | January 16, 2015
If you need a Lawyer -this is your guy!
If you need an attorney that truly CARES this is your guy. Eric helped me with my overweight ticket which resulted in case being dismissed. He was truly amazing throughout this process and I was able to get a hold of him at any given time(even during his vacation days). If he was not there when I called he would returned phone calls right away. He treated me with respect and came to court prepared with piles of evidence to help my case. I would highly recommend him to anyone that's needing legal help. I wish there is more attorneys like him out there. Great job Eric! Thank you for all your help!
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Posted by Nancy | October 21, 2014
Hired, Fired, and Interviewed Before Retaining "The Best"
Most people are unfamiliar with the legal practice and the court system until they find themselves unwittingly or unwillingly "involved" in it. The first lawyer that I retained was a referral from an attorney that helped my family for over 30 years. However, it was not a strong relationship. It was more like a reference based on a --- I know a guy--- "vaguely"--- that serves that county. Needless to say, it did not end up working out. Two office visits, three court appearances, and $3000 later; I decided that my recommended lawyer was not listening to my needs or spending anytime educating himself on the specific area of law that pertained to my case. I later found out, after interviewing several law firms and local lawyers, that there were many lawyers that were not educated or aware of the recently written IL Compiled Statues that pertained to my case. Nor were they familiar with the statues that I qualified for under the newly written laws. Mr. Blatti was the ONLY lawyer that was willing to invest his time, energy, BUT most importantly; his empathy to my case. Eric was willing to engage in something that most lawyers and doctors have lost in their years of practice: Eric was willing to ACTIVELY LISTEN to what I was saying and what I wanted. Beyond his active listening skills, Eric Blatti is an extremely well versed lawyer. He approaches your case from several different perspectives and strategies to get you the best possible outcome for your legal issues. He is the epitome of an out of the box thinker, who listens to what you want and strives to explain the legal system in easy to understand language, so that you know what options are available to you. My case was a very difficult and unpopular or unsavory issue that occurs frequently in society today. However, Mr. Blatti took the time and effort to give me a second chance. Because of Mr. Blatti's efforts and expertise my case will eventually be expunged and I will be able to provide for my family and rebuild our lives together. This would not have been possible if I had remained with my first lawyer. I will never regret hiring Eric Blatti to represent me.
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Posted by Mark | September 23, 2013
Great experience with this attorney
Eric has represented me on a few different occasions for traffic violations in Will County. Will County takes traffic very seriously - you have to have good representation - trust me!! Eric is highly professional, organized, always returns calls and went above and beyond what I expected. His rates are reasonable and he knows the Will County court room extremely well. I would not even think about using anyone else for my representation - he saved me from a potentially very serious problem on several occasions. He's a genuinely nice guy as well and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Will County
  • 2007 - 2012


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bar Fight
  • Not Guilty by Jury
  • Honey, I'm home!
  • Not Guilty by Judge


  • Will County Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Member
  • Elite Lawyer
  • 2018
  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
Endorse Eric
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric is what a great lawyer should be, responsive to his clients and an advocate in court."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric has a proven lengthy track record of successful litigation for his clients. He is a trusted colleague of many of our fellow attorneys, myself included, and we do not hesitate to refer clients to him. Eric has an excellent reputation amongst, and a great rapport with opposing counsel and the judges where he practices. If he is your lawyer you are in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Eric. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Eric for several years and consider him an extremely competent and talented attorney. He is very well respected by the prosecutors, as well as the judges, which is always a huge advantage for anyone involved with the criminal justice system. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Blatti. He is a skilled and experienced trial attorney and a true professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric is an experienced criminal trial lawyer with intelligence and presence in the courtroom. He represents his clients with professionalism, skill and integrity."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Eric for over the past 5 years and have observed first hand is work as a defense attorney. He is always well prepared, knowledgeable, and aggressive with every case he handles. He is one of the best defense attorneys in Will County."
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Joliet DUI and DWI Lawyer Eric John Blatti
Eric John Blatti
DUI and DWI Attorney
Joliet, IL
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation