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John Paul Ivec

Criminal defense Attorney at Plainfield, IL

4.9   74 reviews
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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About John Paul

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HELPING CLIENTS TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR SITUATION THROUGH INNOVATIVE, RESULT-DRIVEN ADVOCACY.

The Ivec Law firm was founded in 2004 by JohnPaul Ivec with the purpose of providing superior legal representation.  JohnPaul Ivec successfully represents clients, from petty offenses to super-X felonies, with an innovative, client-centered advocacy which is focused on results.  In addition, JohnPaul maintains a general practice which includes representation of clients in Secretary of State Hearings, real estate, landlord/tenant, simple wills, and civil litigation. 

 

JohnPaul gained extensive trial and appellate experience from his work as a prosecutor with the Will County State's Attorney and as a clerk with the Illinois State Appellate Public Defender. 

 

A distinct advantage for his clients, JohnPaul is able to draw from his legal training from the University of Michigan, one of the nation's elite law schools, his study of comparative criminal procedure at Oxford University, and his education from the University of Michigan's Honor's Program.

 

JohnPaul is an accomplished pianist and enjoys writing songs and playing on his church's praise team.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 6 ...

Location

John Paul Ivec Attorney At Law
24820 Caton Farm Road
Plainfield, IL, 60586

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  74 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by JB | February 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Very professional and helpful throughout my case.
Posted by Elliot | August 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional
He did everything I could have asked of him. I am more than pleased in who I chooses to represent me and now I have no more court dates. Thanks a lot John Paul Ivec!
Posted by Clint | April 19, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
A very happy client
I retained JohnPaul to get something expunged from my record. At first he didn’t think that I qualified for expungement, but after some interpretation and reading more into the law, he felt that he had a valid point to argue. Well, he was right. He argued the point and was able to convince the court. My record is now expunged and a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. JohnPaul is knowledgeable, professional and prompt with communicating. If I ever need legal assistance in the future, he will be the first person I call.
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Posted by Aaron | March 14, 2024
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Defense Attorney required, mission accomplished
We had an issue that required us to hire an attorney. This was a first for our family and we reached out to Mr. Ivec. He was professional through the entire process. He explained to us what we should expect and helped us through the entire process. We were required to make appearances twice in court and he was with us both times and handled things efficiently. In the end, everything happened exactly as was expected and we were very happy with the legal outcome in large part due to Mr. Ivec's assistance.
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2024
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Excellent attorney
JohnPaul was a very compassionate and hard working attorney. He fought to get the best possible outcome in my case and went above and beyond to achieve that. Not everything is under his control but achieved a positive outcome.
Posted by Chris | November 15, 2023
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Chris C.
To start, I am not one to post reviews of services . This changed when I chose John to represent me through the most difficult time in my life. John is not just a sharp and hardworking lawyer , he is also a good hearted man. John is very honest, determined and kind. If it weren’t for him, I’m not sure how my case would have gone. John invests his whole heart into each and every case given to him, and it’s very apparent that he cares deeply for his clients. I highly recommend anyone in the Will County area to choose Mr. Paul to have by your side. He will aggressively fight for you and make sure he works out the best outcome for your situation. John is a perfect representation of an honest and determined lawyer that will put in his all in order to protect you. You will not regret choosing Mr. Paul to have by your side , I can’t recommend him enough.
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Posted by Lynda | June 23, 2023
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Awesome Attorney
When I first heard of Ivec Law it was a phone call I made to him with a simple 1 minute question. Instead of giving me a simple answer, he spoke to me for at least 10 -15 minutes and was so sympathetic and understanding and at no charge. He was just a nice guy trying to help me out. I then realized he does house closings. I contacted him again, he is so knowledgeable with what he does. Not only that, he gets back to you right away and is always very personable. Not realizing it, he found out I was not getting an exemption on my taxes and saved me money and took care of the whole process for me. I would recommend JohnPaul Ivec for all your home closing needs.
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Posted by James | February 27, 2023
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Easy to work with and reach
Down to earth and easy to communicate with. Projects confidence to his client. Was highly recommened by local Attorney's and validated their recommendations.
Posted by Kevin | January 24, 2023
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Very professional
John was very professional in explaining and handling my case. I strongly recommend him if you are unfortunate enough to need a lawyer.
Posted by Edoardo | January 17, 2023
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Great attorney
John Paul Ivec walked us through the various stages of our case taking into account its complexity and delicacy of the situation with an excellent final outcome of the case. John demonstrated great professionalism and a unique humanity that I would never have expected from a lawyer. I would like to have a friend like him. I would like to recommend him to anyone in need of a great attorney.
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Posted by Vivek | January 10, 2023
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Disposition of domestic battery case against me
I now have the highest regard and respect for JohnPaul after my case got disposed in Will County with the most positive outcome. Firstly, Mr. JohnPaul was able to get my bail terms modify in the shortest time possible, allowing me to travel out of the country for a family function When it came to the case itself, he was able to downgrade the charge from Domestic Battery to Disorderly conduct, without a conviction. I am very satisfied with his competence, knowledge of the law, court system and his rapport with the Will county officials I will highly recommend anyone requiring criminal attorney to work with JohnPaul Thank you so much JohnPaul
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Posted by Felicity | December 22, 2022
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I am so grateful...
I can't thank you enough for your assistance. Your legal expertise and professionalism went above and beyond my expectations throughout the course of my case.
Posted by LE | August 26, 2022
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Felony Case
I am very pleased to say Attorney John Ivec guided me and represented my case that was a very tough one. He never made me feel like he was in a hurry to close the case attorney Ivec is a very understanding and knows how important I needed to be with my family and not do any jail time he got me the best outcome NO JAIL TIME. I am so glad we looked around for the best attorney and found him. For my FELONY case he was amazing Thank You Attorney Ivec for seeing past the case and knowing that people have lives and family to care for You are very wise and I wish you the best always Thank You.
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Posted by Daniel | May 31, 2022
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Very Professional
He was very professional in everything: representation and advises. All the charges against me are dismissed and now I'm happy to live a normal life without any fear.
Posted by Andrea | April 20, 2022
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Xavier’s Case
I hired John Paul to represent my son for a problem he had encountered. John did an excellent job representing my son. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Deal | March 31, 2022
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Would recommend hiring 100%
John is a great lawyer and he is a very straight up and honest guy. I was thinking I was going to get my license suspended 100% for a fleeing and eluding case but John got me down to a plea deal and my license ended up not getting suspended. Definitely would recommend hiring him.
Posted by Evan | March 9, 2022
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Highly Experienced with a Personal Touch
JohnPaul provided an incredible attorney/ client experience. Not only is he tremendously efficient in his legal aptitude and ability, but also a truly good person. It’s often difficult to find an attorney that cares about the clients true needs. JohnPaul was able to not only get positive results, but was able to help navigate through the larger obstacles that impeded. He has a true personal touch that goes beyond the courtroom. I would highly recommend JohnPaul for legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2021
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Light at the end of the tunnel..
Honestly can't stop recommending John enough. I am a white collar worker - fairly senior in my organization, an immigrant in this country and have been extra careful not to get on the wrong side of the law (not even a speeding ticket) for close to a decade. However, sometimes things happen. And glad I luckily got hold of John - recommended by another lawyer since John was local to the county where my case was recorded. Unlike other lawyers, John did not treat me like a case number but a human being - him being very realistic at all times, discussing various possibilities and outcomes and how the outcome of the cases affects my life and my families presence in this country. I am indebted and extremely grateful to John since he could actually get both my criminal cases dismissed - the second case being the outcome of me opening my mouth and speaking to cops thinking they were there to help me. Ignorance of the law is not an excuse but being an immigrant these mistakes almost ended costing me dearly. John understood my case well and his guidance helped greatly. Did I say again that John is an extremely busy lawyer, known and respected in the legal circles yet always reachable. My 2 cents - don't get into trouble since lives get destroyed, you lose your dignity and the anguish and mental drain for self and family is indescribable. Please see a doctor when you are sick, consult a psychiatrist when having mental issues and work with John when you have a case - I did all three, got my cases dismissed and now looking forward to working with John to get the records expunged. Highly, highly recommended.
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Posted by Steve | February 22, 2021
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Professional, Responsive and Legal Expertise
Mr. Ivec was my hired attorney that handled my situation and is strongly recommended. Courteous, professional, responsive and excellent legal guidance was provided throughout the whole process.
Posted by Maria | February 9, 2021
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Thank you for your excellent service
We retained Mr Ivec to represent our 20 year old son’s legal troubles. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of law and kept us abreast on what is expected in every phases of the process. He represented my son well and counseled my son wisely in a manner a young adult can respect. I recommend his services to anyone.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Tracy, Johnson & Wilson
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Will County State's Attorney's Office
  • 1996 - 2000

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Name Omitted
  • Case dismissed following successful motion to suppress
  • Polyak v. Ward
  • Judgment for immediate possession, past due rent, attorney fees and costs
  • People v. Name Omitted
  • Probation successfully completed. Client avoids both felony and conviction.
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Associations

  • Will County Bar Association
  • 1996 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 1996 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Attorney
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Certified DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • LaPier and Associates
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (8)
Endorse John Paul
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with John on many related cases where we represented different parties and can personally attest that he fights for the best possible outcome in every case he handles."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with and against John Paul Ivec for over 15 years. He is a concientious, detail oriented attorney who you can be sure will do a thorough job in whatever type of matter you bring to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. John Paul is dedicated to his clients. He is smart and innovative and it is always a pleasure to be working with him on any matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John Paul and I worked together as prosecutors. He's a great guy who knows the law and genuinely cares about his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Ivec is an asset to our profession and to his community. Attorney Ivec has an excellent reputation, which he has earned through hard, successful work on behalf of his clients. I would not hesitate to refer clients to this attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known John Paul for several years. He is always well prepared and aggressive in defending his clients against the state."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When you need a strong capable attorney to represent your legal interest, John Paul Ivec is the attorney to choose. I know that every client and every case is important to him. I know he will work earnestly to promote your interest."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known John Paul for over 5 years. As a prosecutor and a defense attorney. Terrific lawyer, gets good results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Paul is the first guy I call when I need a second opinion on a legal matter, and he'd be the first guy I'd call if I needed criminal representation. Bright, deliberate, and deeply experienced."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with John Paul Ivec for over 10 years now. He is one of the most diligent and well prepared lawyers that I have ever know. His knowledge and expertise in the law is second to none. i highly endorse John Paul."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John Paul and I have worked on a several matters together. He is always well prepared and works diligently on behalf of his client. He is someone who I have referred clients to when I am unavailable and am always confident that he will do an outstanding job and obtain the best possible result. He is a former prosecutor who is well respected by the judges. I highly recommend him."
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