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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 clerk 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 annual instructor at the Will County Bar Association’s seminar regarding to 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 Ill.App.3d 114, 652 N.E.2d 480, 3RD  Dist., June 30, 1995;  People v. Allen, 375 Ill.App.3d 810, 873 N.E.2d 30, 3RD Dist., August 07, 2007;  People v. Love, 393 Ill.App.3d 196, 911 N.E.2d 1015, 3rd  Dist., June 03, 2009; People v. Miklos, 393 Ill.App.3d 205, 914 N.E.2d 506, 3rd Dist., July 17, 2009; People v. Garstecki, 234 Ill.2d 430, 917 N.E.2d 465, September 24, 2009; People v. Ziobro, 242 Ill.2d 34, 949 N.E.2d 631, April 21, 2011; People v. Riffice, 392 Ill.App.3d 961, 911 N.E.2d 1244, 3rd Dist., July 08, 2009;  People v. Coners, 374 Ill.App.3d 425, 871 N.E.2d 257, 3rd Dist., June 26, 2007; People v. Donnelly, 327 Ill.App.3d 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, Ill.App. 3 Dist.,2014, May 27, 2014.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Speeding Ticket: 25%
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%



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  • Joel Phillip Murphy

    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.


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  • Donald John Ramsell

    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.


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Hammel Law Offices, P.C.

54 North Ottawa Street
Suite B10
Joliet, IL, 60432-4193


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198905/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCastle Law formerly Brumund Jacobs Hammel Davidson & Andreano, LLC2004 - Present
PresidentHammel Law Offices, PC1989 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationISBA Criminal Justice Section Council2016 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2016 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association, General AssemblyISBA Assembly Member2015 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationISBA Traffic Laws & Courts Section Council2011 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationISBA Standing Committee On Judicial Evaluations - Outside Cook2011 - Present
Will County Bar AssociationCriminal Law Committee Chairman2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People vs. Madden; 273 Ill.App.3d 114Reversed
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Publication nameTitleDate
The newsletter of the ISBA’s Section on Traffic Laws & CourtsUncounseled misdemeanor convictions may lead to felonies charges under People ex rel. Glasgow v. Kinney2012
The newsletter of the ISBA’s Section on Traffic Laws & CourtsHow to avoid multiple court appearances2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Marquette UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Criminal Law Seminar, Elgin IllinoisDiscovery in Criminal Cases2015