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Attorney Ruben D. Sanmiguel was born in Hinsdale, IL and grew up in Arlington Heights, IL. His education includes a BA in History (1982) and a Law degree (1990) from Loyola University of Chicago. He speaks Spanish fluently.

Ruben Sanmiguel began his legal career as an attorney with the Office of the Cook County Public Defender (1991-2002). He later worked as an Operations Advisor-Contractor for the Department of Defense and the U.S. State Department in the Caribbean (2002-2004).

Ruben Sanmiguel entered private practice in 2004, opening the Law Offices of Ruben Sanmiguel in Sugar Grove, IL where he continued as a criminal defense attorney. He also assists clients with DUI/traffic defense and driver's license reinstatement with the Secretary of State Department of Administrative Hearings.  Ruben also helps clients with Real Estate Buy/Sell transactions and Foreclosure Defense.

In 1994 Ruben became a licensed attorney in the State of Florida. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar, the Kane County Bar, the DuPage County Bar, West Suburban Bar and the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois.

Before becoming an attorney, Ruben served as a U.S. Navy officer on the aircraft carrier, USS Kitty Hawk, CV-63 (1984-1986). He later served tours of duty as an analyst in the United Kingdom, and the U.S. Embassies in Costa Rica, Peru and Barbados. He retired from the Naval Reserve in 2002.  LCDR Sanmiguel volunteers as a Blue and Gold Officer; helping students apply for nominations to the U.S. Naval Academy.

The Law Offices of Ruben Sanmiguel are located in Aurora, Illinois. His office telephone number is (630) 844-2393.  For more information please visit


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
    17 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    25 years
  3. Bankruptcy: 25%
    11 years



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Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Lawrence James Dohman

    I have had the opportunity of knowing Ruben for many years. He is always prepared, is very knowledgeable on the law, and works tirelessly for his clients. I endorse this lawyer.


    Lawrence Dohman DUI and DWI Attorney
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  • Timothy Foster Lloyd

    I endorse this lawyer. I've seen him work hard for his clients and obtain good results.


    Timothy Lloyd Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Law Offices of Ruben Sanmiguel

346 North Lake Street
Aurora, IL, 60506-4151


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199105/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Navy Achievement MedalUS Navy2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Offices of Ruben Sanmiguel2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
DuPage County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Kane County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
West Suburban Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v FFClass X Felony Charges Dropped by Prosecutor
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Loyola University ChicagoHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Leads Meeting PresentationDUI & BAC/Sobriety Test Refusals2012
New Lawyers TrainingCriminal Court2010