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Christopher A. Derango

DUI and DWI Attorney at Rockford, IL

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI

    30 years, 2,200 cases

  2. Criminal defense

    30 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Contracts and agreements

    30 years, 50 cases

The ONLY local member of the merit based National College for DUI Defense, I make it my priority to keep abreast of all developments in the defense of criminal and DUI cases so that I can use that knowledge to make certain my clients get the best representation possible. I'm not just swinging through the area to appear on your case. You won't get a rotating cast of attorneys you didn't hire, and who don't know your case. I am not learning DUI and criminal defense or the important players in the courthouse on your dime. I've been a member of the legal communities where I practice for over 20 years, forging relationships, sharpening my skills by defending my clients and trying those cases for three decades.
Licensed for 28 years
State IL
Status Active and Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1994
Updated 01/06/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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DeRango & Cain, LLC
120 W State Street
Suite 303
Rockford, IL, 61101


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Posted by Jennifer | December 19, 2012
The real deal
I love Chris, he knows your name , listens to your concerns attentively, and makes sure you know what is going on every step of the way. He went above and beyond the call of duty to fight for my rights and win my dui case.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Vella, Sparkman, Wheeler & Lund
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Winnebago States Attorneys Office
  • 1994 - 1996


  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Northern Illinois University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989


  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Political Issues Lecture Series
  • Search and Seizure Law for Teens, What You Need to Know About Your Rights
  • 2015
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy Guest Lecturer Series
  • How To Properly Prepare a DUI case
  • 2014
  • Political Issues Lecture Series
  • Teens & Civil Rights
  • 2013
  • Winnebago County Bar Association, CLE Section
  • Developments in the Law Regarding DUI Video Evidence
  • 2013
  • Trial Advocacy Guest Lecture Series
  • Tools for Prosecution and Defense of DUI Cases
  • 2013
  • Winnebago County Bar Association, CLE Section
  • Advanced Issues in MDDPs
  • 2010
  • Winnebago County Bar Association, CLE Section
  • Issues in MDDPs
  • 2009
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Rockford DUI and DWI Lawyer Christopher A. Derango
Christopher A. Derango
DUI and DWI Attorney
Rockford, IL
Licensed for 28 years
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