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Ted Peter Hammel

DUI and DWI Attorney at Joliet, IL

5.0   143 reviews
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  • Licensed for 34 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Ted

Learn Ted’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    58%
    Charges of driving under the influence (DUI) are serious. However, they can be fought. With the help of an experienced attorney, it is possible to get the charges dismissed, or to get reduced charges or penalties. Call Attorney Hammel now.

    33 years

  2. Criminal defense
    18%
    All too often, people accused of crimes lose hope and give up without a fight. They let police and prosecutors convince them that they have no chance. Don't give up, let Mr. Hammel fight for you.

    33 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    14%
    Aggravated speeding is more serious than a simple speeding ticket. Receiving a citation for going a few miles per hour over the speed limit will likely result in a relatively small fine. However, the consequences can be far more severe. Call

    33 years

  4. Appeals
    5%

    33 years

  5. Landlord or tenant
    5%
    Landlords may come across a wide range of legal challenges. Regardless of whether you own a single-family home, duplex, triplex, fourplex, apartment building or any other residential property, you can turn to Attorney Hammel.

    33 years

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In 1985, Mr. Hammel earned his degree in Bachelors of Science from the Marquette University College of Business.  Subsequently, he was employed at the Continental National Bank of Chicago for one year.  During law school, he clerked for the United States Army Judge Advocate Generals Office VII Corp, Munich Germany.  In 1989, he received his Juris Doctor from the John Marshall School of Law in Chicago.  After two years as a Will County Assistant Public Defender, he established Hammel Law Offices, P.C., in Joliet, Illinois.  In 2005, he merged with Brumund & Jacobs, and subsequently worked extensively in the areas of criminal, traffic and DUI offenses.   He is an annual instructor at the Will County Bar Association’s seminar regarding DUI and traffic offenses, and assisted in many prior ISBA seminars. In 2002, he became qualified to administer field sobriety testing in the State of Illinois, and has testified in many Will County Cases regarding the administration of field sobriety testing.  His cases in the area of DUI/Criminal law are:  People v. Madden, 273 114, 652 N.E.2d 480, 3RD  Dist., June 30, 1995;  People v. Allen, 375 810, 873 N.E.2d 30, 3RD Dist., August 07, 2007;  People v. Love, 393 196, 911 N.E.2d 1015, 3rd  Dist., June 03, 2009; People v. Miklos, 393 205, 914 N.E.2d 506, 3rd Dist., July 17, 2009; People v. Garstecki, 234 430, 917 N.E.2d 465, September 24, 2009; People v. Ziobro, 242 34, 949 N.E.2d 631, April 21, 2011; People v. Riffice, 392 961, 911 N.E.2d 1244, 3rd Dist., July 08, 2009;  People v. Coners, 374 425, 871 N.E.2d 257, 3rd Dist., June 26, 2007; People v. Donnelly, 327 1101, 765 N.E.2d 496, 3rd  Dist., February 21, 2002; People v. Kazenko, 972 N.E.2d 815, 3rd  Dist., July 02, 2012;  People v. Santovi, 2014 IL App (3d) 130075, --- N.E.3d ----, 2014 WL 2191364, . 3 Dist.,2014, May 27, 2014.

Location

Hammel Law Offices, P.C.
54 North Ottawa Street
Suite B10
Joliet, IL, 60432-4193

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  143 customer reviews
Posted by Erin | June 3, 2015
Beyond expectations
I have no experience in the court system or acquiring an attorney, my friend recommend Mr Hammel, and I didn't think it was possible to go that far above and beyond my expectations. He worked with me where it was necessary and others wouldn't even consider it, the other firm had done work for my husband on a settlement, so they new us and still would do nothing till paid in full. We are on a fixed income due to my husband having a massive stroke, they made payment arrangements on the first visit. I didn't need an "in" He truly cares that people have the opportunity to good representation. Hebdid better than get the best case scenario for my daughter, everything was wiped clean!!! I can't thank him enough, you're crazy not to use this man
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Posted by CARL | October 25, 2014
Attorney of the Year
On September 1, 2013, I was in a single vehicle car accident in which I nearly died. Unfortunately, alcohol was involved and by the Grace of God, I did not hurt or injure anyone but myself. Approximatley one week after my accident my wife began receiving advertisements from many attorneys in the area claiming they could help me with my DUI charge. Mr. Hammel was the ONLY attorney that included a pamphlet with information about the Laws involving DUI convicitions. After our first court date, we called Mr. Hammel and he requested we come into his office that day. After only 30 minutes, Mr. Hammel had a plan on how he would represent me and present my case in court. After many court dates, thanks to Mr. Hammel's ingenious abilities, my case was dismissed in February 2014, only to be reopened in July 2014, which Mr. Hammel informed us in February could happen. On September 9, 2014, I was in court for my final court date, a bench trial. Mr. Hammel was more than prepared. He was calm and reassuring to myself and my wife. He conducted himself in court in a highly educated and intelligent fashion, with a retort for every question and/or statement presented by the prosecution. HIGHLY IMPRESSIVE! Mr. Hammel should be nominated "ATTORNEY OF THE YEAR!" I can NEVER repay him for what he has done for me and my family. His fees were more than fair, he was ALWAYS available for questions and/or concerns, and CONSISTENTLY kept us informed on each and every aspect of my case from day one! Thank you does not seem enough for what he has done for me, but, THANK YOU MR. HAMMEL!!!!
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Posted by Jim | June 29, 2024
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Satisfied
Ted Hammel has years of experience and an extensive knowledge of law. He advised me on what I needed to do to be proactive prior to trial and followed up to ensure all items were complete. At trial, he demonstrated his strong knowledge of law in defending me. Due to his guidance and representation in court, I was satisfied with the final outcome of the trial.
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Posted by Myers | June 27, 2024
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DUI DWI
Ted not only cares about you and your case but is also a strategic genius in law and knows how to use it. Call him now.
Posted by Krisy | June 13, 2024
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Scott's Law Ticket
I was referred by a good friend that Ted Hammel was the best and he definitely did not disappoint. The whole process was smooth and very professional. Ted and his assistant Stacey were very informative and communicative at all times. His advice and expertise played a significant role in getting my ticket/charges dismissed. I am very thankful for working with Ted and would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2024
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The best!
Ted was the best. He answered every question I had, even when I called him about it multiple times. I would highly recommend him to any needing a great lawyer. Stacey was also so sweet and knowledgeable!!
Posted by Allison | May 29, 2024
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Highly recommend
In the fall of 2022, I was unfortunate enough to need a DUI attorney. Ted Hammel came highly recommended. Ted was very easy to contact and knew my case inside and out. Ted focused on the facts of my case that most attorneys would overlook. All of his hard work paid off in the end with me being found not guilty. His knowledge of the Illinois DUI laws are second to none. I would definitely recommend to family and friends.
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Posted by Maited | April 24, 2024
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Excellent Lawyer
Beyond great since day one. He helped me with a DUI case that I was overly stressed about. Ted knew exactly what to do and was always on top of his work. The way he explained everything down to the last detail, that’s when I felt relieved and knew I can trust him. And his assistant Stacey was amazing with answering any questions I had and helped me get through the process. I highly recommend they are such a great team!
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Posted by Rory | April 20, 2024
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Great Attorney
His representation went beyond expectation . Got my charges completely dismissed . I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Noah | April 16, 2024
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Amazing lawyer
Did exactly what they said and got a misdemeanor reduced. They were always there to answer questions and Stacey is an invaluable resource. Glad I picked them.
Posted by Cory | March 20, 2024
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Best in the business
My experience with Ted Hammel, and his staff was absolutely amazing. Ted and his staff were always available to answer my questions and concerns. He put me at ease throughout the legal process. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2024
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Absolutely grateful
I hired on attorney Ted Hammel late October 2023 for a major traffic incident in which I fled the scene, Ted made clear instructions and was attentive and clear in what the next steps would be for each court date, he never made false promises and set expectations. Thankfully the case verdict went in my favor and I was left court with a criminal case that was dropped and was left with only one petty ticket, I couldn’t be more thankful and appreciative for Ted’s honesty, knowledge and respect.
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Posted by Timothy | March 1, 2024
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Good lawyer
He's someone who knows what he's doing. I'd use him again if I had to, hopefully I won't have to.
Posted by Joseph | February 20, 2024
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Great Company!
First time posting here. I had to relocate back to my state after I took a job in another state that didn’t work out in 2017. My credit card profile was as follows; Opensky opened 2 years 3 months no late payments 209 out of 300 used. Credit one opened 1 year 11 months no late payments 560 out of 600 used. Destiny card opened 1 year 6 months no late payments 0 out of 300 used. Avant card opened 9 months no late payments 0 out of 300 used. Prosper opened 3 months with no late payments 350 out of 1000 used. Capital one platinum opened 1 month (new card) 400 out of 2000 used. I also had student loans for 6k together that are reaffirmed with the advantage. Not sure if reaffirmed is the right word. And my credit took a horrible hit. I’ve been rebuilding since 2022 which I didn’t come out with any positive result. My credit score was EQ 475, TU 503, EX 435 not until I came across PINNACLE CREDIT SPECIALIST on this forum who bypass into the 3 credit bureaus and clear off both student loan including negative report on time payment and more before he increased, my credit scores up to EQ 801, TU 803, EX 809 within 9 days. Contact PINNACLE CREDIT SPECIALIST for more about credit issues and more on his email: [email protected] OR Text +1 (409) 231-0041.
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Posted by Joseph R | February 20, 2024
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Client
I hired Mr Ted Hammel on October 29 2024 are being arrested for dui. From the moment I hired him he was on the case. He answered any and every question I had. I was confident that we would win this case and we did. Case was dismissed and life has been great. Definitely give Ted a call.
Posted by Jaime | November 29, 2023
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Helped a parent that was stressed
My 16yr old daughter had a minor disagreement with a curb which set all the airbags off in my car, causing her to call 911 in a panic. I arrived on the scene to 2 fire trucks, an ambulance and at least 3 police cars. She was already in the ambulance by the time I got there, so to say I was worried is an understatement. Long story short, she was ok physically, but the officer on the scene insisted since the airbags went off, a citation of "improper lane usage" HAD to be issued. Monday morning I called Mr Hammels office and spoke with Stacy, who was wonderful, and they offered to help guide me in the right direction. Mr Hammel went to the first court date but couldn't get the case dismissed because he didnt have my accident report (that I didnt even realize the officer fills out for us now) was in my 16yr olds email. He set a trial and we sent him the accident report. About 6 weeks later we showed up to court and everything was dismissed, no questions asked. Mr Hammel was absolutely wonderful and so helpful. I was so stressed and he just breezed in and we breezed out and I literally was like, what just happened. He told me and my daughter to have a good day! Would 100% recommend Mr Hammel to ANYONE with any driving issues, it's definitely his specialty
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2023
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Experienced and Personal
I was a accused of a class A misdemeanor, my first time dealing with the law in this manner. Ted took the time to understand my concerns and choose the path of lowest risk with best potential outcome. Very knowledgeable yet gives you the personal touch.
Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2023
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Great attorney
I was facing a DUI and had no idea what I was going to do. I had no real knowledge of how the court system works. Luckily I had Ted as my lawyer. It was the best decision I ever made. Ted is a compassionate, hardworking, and straight to the point. If you do what is asked of you, a lot of the stress will be alleviated. They got me a favorable outcome and l'm forever grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2023
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Great attorney
I received a traffic citation, my first ever. I called Ted and throughout the whole process he was calm and calmed me down. Very reassuring and even enabled my visits and court appearance via zoom because of my disability. His strategy was successful. Whenever I talked with him I felt more at ease. Like talking to a good friend with my best outcome being first and foremost. He also has quite the sense of humor. Besides being a great attorney, he's also a truly a good person. I highly recommend Ted no matter what the problem is. You just can't get any better!
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Posted by Naresh | October 14, 2023
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The Best Attorney
Ted is the best attorney you can hire. He and Stacey are really great to work with. They are responsive and great at answering all the questions. He worked very well all the way through the process and explained everything clearly. He is very knowledgeable and determined to get things resolved. I am delighted I hired Ted for my case. I would definitely recommend him. Thank you very much, Ted, I really appreciate you and Stacey for helping me all the way through the process.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Castle Law formerly Brumund Jacobs Hammel Davidson & Andreano, LLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • President
  • Hammel Law Offices, PC
  • 1989 - 2004

Education

  • John Marshall Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Marquette University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People vs. Madden; 273 Ill.App.3d 114
  • Reversed

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • ISBA Criminal Justice Section Council
  • 2016 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, General Assembly
  • ISBA Assembly Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • ISBA Traffic Laws & Courts Section Council
  • 2011 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • ISBA Standing Committee On Judicial Evaluations - Outside Cook
  • 2011 - Present
  • Will County Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Law Seminar, Elgin Illinois
  • Discovery in Criminal Cases
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (6)
Endorse Ted
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked on all types of criminal and traffic matters against Ted. He is one of the most respected defense attorneys in town and highly recommended."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have watched Ted practice in the same courtrooms as myself for several years. Ted is considered by many attorneys as the "go to" lawyer on DUI matters. I often seek his valued opinion on many of my own cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ted is a very knowledgeable, savvy, & dedicated attorney. He aggressively defends his clients that has given him a hard-earned reputation for excellence."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ted Ted is the attorney you need to hire if you are charged with a DUI. He knows the law, knows the system and knows how to work the system to his client's advantage."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this attorney. He is one of the best DUI attorneys in the State of Illinois. As an attorney also, I have learned much from Ted's success. He is always going the extra mile for his clients and is continually on top of the changes in the law and practices to best serve his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have personally known Ted for years and his DUI knowledge and skill are second to none. Ted is widely considered one of the best attorneys in the entire State and should be hired with absolute confidence."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ted is one of the best DUI attorneys in the State of Illinois. If you or a loved one have been arrested in Will county, call Ted now."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ted is one of the Top DUI and traffic lawyers in Illinois. If I ever needed his services [which I hope I never do] I would not hesitate to hire Ted. A true pro."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ted Hammel knows DUI law inside and out. He is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association where he actively works to shape the future of DUI and traffic law in Illinois. If someone I cared about got a DUI, I would trust Ted to get them the best outcome possible."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ted is the first person I would recommend to a friend or family member with a criminal issue. He is an expert in his field, and has a true passion for what he does."
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