Admitted to the Illinois Supreme Court Bar November 2000.
Admitted to the United States District Court Bar for the Northern District of Illinois December 2000.
I practice in primarily criminal law. In my practice of criminal law I have handled cases from murder to minor traffic offenses and everything in-between. I also practice family law which involved divorces, custody and visitation disputes, adoptions, child support, and post-decree issues. I am experienced in juvenile matters such as abuse and neglect cases or delinquency. I also practice in administrative court and have handled social security matters, unemployment, and DCFS matters. While in both undergrad and law school, I worked as a judicial advocate at Northern Illinois University in the schools administrative court. That is where I developed my love for criminal defense.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2000||07/06/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Honorable Mention100-200 level student paper competition||Northern Illinois University Dept of Sociology||1995|
|2nd place 400 level student paper competition||Northern Illinois University Dept of Sociology||N/A|
|Attorney||Janet Buttron, Attorney at Law||2003 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Office of Al Henry Williams||2001 - 2002|
|Assistant States Attorney||Lee County State's Attorney||2000 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Ogle County Bar Association||member||2000 - Present|
|Lee County Bar Association||member||2000 - Present|
|Northern Illinois University College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Northern Illinois University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|Kishwaukee Community College||Associate of Arts||1994|
|Moody Bible Institute||N/A||N/A|
|People v. Joshua Sheley||Found not guilty after bench trial|
|People of the State of Illinois vs. Michael Holcomb||Defendant found not guilty after jury trial|
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