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Elder Granger II

Criminal defense Attorney at Rockford, IL

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Granger & Donahue

  • Licensed for 17 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2006
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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


Granger & Donahue
1 Court Pl Ste 100
Rockford, IL, 61101

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Posted by Ebony | May 19, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
He’s Amazinggggg !
Elder took on my case for agg battery I was in the county for up to 2yrs with a normal public def with more then 25 continued court date Amy hopes were getting low on coming home I was recommended to try drug court as a option and asked my pd about it SHES instantly told me no ! That’s not a option because my case was violent ! . I fired her and heard how good granger was with his client and will go above and beyond to fight for you so I did just that I called granger up and he instantly knew about my case before he even came and seen me and assured me I will be out within the next few months sure enough he cane to all my court dates and fought for me and about 3mts I was free ! Granger saved my life ! I highly highly recommend him he’s phenomenal!!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Was out of control. Out on 3 bonds. Was arrested for a new offense that was similar to what I was on probation for and got 5years. And a bootcamp option. Got out in 4months. Good assistance from secretary. Granger was having trouble his self while I was locked down so he knows first hand how the legal system operates. all it takes is baseless allegations from a scornful woman and you will be in a whole heap of trouble. helped me get a new lease on life.
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Posted by Stephanie | June 26, 2018
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Happy Girl!
Today has seriously been one of the best days of my life. After having poor representation since my arrest for domestic battery, I hired Elder on the 15th giving him a week to handle my case. He comes off as cool and cocky yet humble. Definitely qualities you want in a lawyer. Everytime I'd go to court, I would pay attention to the way he worked. How he was in and out of the courtroom talking to his clients as well as the states attorneys as well as how serious he'd take his job. I always wanted to know his name as I wanted his representation. Luckily, after speaking with a friend about my PD's poor performance his name was referred to me. Ater looking him up and recognizing him, I hired him. This afternoon he had me sign a paper releasing my PD and hiring him. He tricked me into believing I was set for trial but went in court and notified the judge he was taking over the case. As he was handing the paperwork to the judge the judge was hesitant and told him he didn't have to allow him to take my case over as it was set for trial twice already by my PD. He told the judge it wasnt going to trial because he was asking for a dismissal but that he was ready any way. The judge said are you sure he says yes I am. He was very confident in himself and after 9 months of dealing with this.. He won me a dismissal on his first appearance alongside me. He also notified me that he had a letter being sent to me for my expungement that I told him nothing of. I was told how awesome he is and referred him to a friend of mine who is also very pleased with him. I'm so happy that I cried after leaving the courthouse. Another thing I want to note is that he has been the only attorney (other was traffic) that sends out courtesy reminders for your upcoming court dates. Awesome man. Awesome character. Awesome representation. His time is valuable and he wastes none of it. He handles his business.
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Posted by Marlon | December 5, 2014
Delivered Quickly, Simply Amazing
I had a Public Defender for 8 months. My case was set for trial. I hired Granger 1 week before my trial. He was prepared and had me prepared and ready to go for trial in that short time. I don't know how he does it, but when I went to Court on my trial date my case was Dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2014
Attorney that cares!
I would like to take this opportunity to recommend Attorney Granger to handle your legal issue. Granger, as most clients call him, demonstrated tremendous expertise and legal skill. Don't know if it is true, but based upon my observations it appeared that he had the best repertoire with the Prosecutors and the Judge. After about 7 to 8 months of hard work on my pretty serious case, the overall result was a dismissal today. Could not ask for more.
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Posted by Kevin | September 21, 2014
Willing to fight for you and super reliable as well as well informed and well feared by the State
Elder not only treats you as a human being and not just a number but he is not just collecting a pay check. He takes pride in winning every case and will give you the attention you deserve unlike many other lawyers. I wish I had had Elder as my attorney from the beginning of my case. Maybe things would have gotten handled more efficiently and effectively.
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Posted by Devin | September 12, 2014
Winning Plan!
Was informed throughout the case. Case was ready to go to trial twice. He kept fighting for me until finally my case got dismissed without having to do a trial.
Posted by Julie | March 3, 2014
Case Dismissed
He was very knowledgeable about the law. He was able to answer all my questions. He helped me through a tough process and provided me with an excellent result. He appeared to have a great reputation with everyone involved in the courtroom. My case was dismissed within 6 months and the case was expunged within 1 month afterwards.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Altamore & Associates, P.C.
  • 2010 - Present


  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Northwestern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Domestic Battery Defense
  • Case Dismissed


  • National Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Winnebago County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Winnebago County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2018 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Polish

Honors and Awards

  • Best Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Rockford Register Star
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Elder is a zealous advocate for all his clients. He is willing to go the extra mile."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Granger is a fantastic criminal defense attorney. I have worked with Elder for over seven years. He is a gifted trial attorney and a great advocate for his clients."
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Rockford Criminal defense Lawyer Elder Granger II
Elder Granger II
Criminal defense Attorney
Rockford, IL
Licensed for 17 years