Born and raised in Will County, Illinois.
Licensed to Practice since 1993.
Former Will County Chief Felony Proseutor.
Former Will County Narcotics Prosecutor.
Lead Counsel Certified by Illinois Supreme Court Capital Litigation Bar.
Television Legal Analalyst.
When you must choose a criminal defense attorney, the attorney’s experience is perhaps the most crucial factor to consider. Neil Adams has firsthand experience with some of the biggest criminal cases in Will County over the last decade.
As a prosecutor, he secured a conviction in the murder of former Will County Treasurer Jack Weber.
As a defense attorney, he successfully argued self-defense and secured an acquittal for his client in the highly publicized “Road Rage” murder, which occurred on Interstate 55 during a morning rush hour traffic jam.
More recently, Mr. Adams appeared on the nationally broadcast “In Session” as a legal analyst throughout the program’s gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Drew Peterson murder trial.
Mr. Adams was raised in Joliet, having attended both Joliet Catholic High School and Joliet Junior College. He transferred to Northern Illinois University, where he also attended law school.
After passing the bar on the first attempt, he returned to Joliet where he spent 10 years in the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office, including four years as Chief Felony Prosecutor. Motivated by a strong belief that all citizens, no matter what crimes they are accused of, have the right to a fair trial, he went into practice for himself in 2008, setting up his own criminal defense firm in Joliet.
Since that time he has been defending misdemeanor and felony cases with great success.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1993||03/13/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|5 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Principal||Law Office of Neil J. Adams||2008 - Present|
|Assistant State's Attorney - Chief Felony Prosecutor||Will County State's Attorney's Office||2004 - 2008|
|Principal||Law Office of Neil J. Adams||2002 - 2004|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Will County State's Attorney's Office||1993 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Illinois Supreme Court Capital Litigation Trial Bar||Lead Counsel||2007 - Present|
|Will County Bar Association||Member||1993 - 2015|
|Northern Illinois University||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Northern Illinois University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Joliet Junior College||AA||1988|
|Will County Bar Association Civil Seminar||Attorney Client Confidentiality||2015|
|TruTV Live coverage of Drew Peterson Murder Trial||Legal Commentary on Drew Peterson Murder Trial||2012|
|Presentation for Will County Law Enforcement on Miranda Rights||Assertion of Miranda Rights During Interrogation||2007|
|Illinois Drug Court Planning Conference||Benefits of a Drug Court Program||2000|
|People v. Doe||Not Guilty|
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