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Michael Thomas Myzia

Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney at Rockford, IL

4.9   38 reviews

also known as Michael Myzia

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    30%
    With DUIs it is very important to retain an attorney promptly to ensure the preservation of vital evidence and your rights. No type of case has comprised more of Attorney Myzia's litigation and trial experience. Call now to preserve your rights.

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    30%
    Petty traffic tickets can seem minor until you get the wrong ticket or multiple tickets in a short period of time. Don't let today's ticket lead to tomorrow's suspended license. Call now to benefit from Attorney Myzia's 15 years of experience.

  3. Criminal defense
    20%
    Sometimes only one side of the story is heard before an arrest is made. Attorney Myzia has tried dozens of jury trials & handled hundreds of criminal cases. Call today to make the best defense a good offense.

  4. Family
    20%
    As a Dad, Attorney Myzia recognizes the importance of spending consistent time with one's children. Attorney Myzia also recognizes the importance of holding a parent accountable when they are not acting in their child's best interests. Call now.

Mr. Myzia has over 15 years of courtroom and litigation experience in matters as diverse as speeding tickets and DUIs to charges of reckless homicide and murder.  Mr. Myzia's services are available to clients on criminal, DUI, and traffic matters throughout Northern Illinois in locations such as Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Stephenson, Kane, Ogle, and Lee Counties.  Mr. Myzia also provides services involving wills and power of attorney for his clients.

Mr. Myzia is the attorney for you if you are looking for an attorney who will be able to tell you the exact time of a significant event in your DUI DVD or the detail or statement in a police report that can be used to create the best possible opportunity at trial.  Mr. Myzia is the attorney for you if you want someone who will tell you in advance what to expect in court at each and every stage of your case and prepare you throughout your case.  Success loves preparation and Mr. Myzia loves success.

Attorney Myzia is an attorney who will take time with both your case and you, the client.  The time Mr. Myzia takes with your file ensures that he will be prepared for each and every one of your court dates no matter how early or how late in the legal process.  The time Mr. Myzia will take with you ensures that you will have the peace of mind of knowing what is going on with your case through all stages of the matter.  Mr. Myzia works diligently to make sure that client's phone calls and e-mails are returned promptly to provide the client with confidence going forward.

Location

The Law Office of Michael Myzia
308 West State Street, Suite 325
Rockford, IL, 61101

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Matthew | September 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
OUTSTANDING ATTORNEY!!!
Mr. Myzia represented my wife recently, he was extremely professional and very detail oriented. He dotted every possible "i" and crossed every "t" and was prepared for any and every possible situation with an "A", "B" and "C" plan. He explained exactly how the process would work and gave all possible outcomes. Highly highly recommend and will contact him again if needed.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2021
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Excellent Attorney, Highly recommend!
Michael Myzia is an excellent attorney. He is honest and fair. He was highly recommended by a friend and this was by far the best decision I made for my daughter. I had no knowledge of the courtroom process or what we were facing and Mr. Myzia, through his knowledge and expertise, helped us navigate our way through the entire process and we were able to receive the best possible outcome. Thank you for your compassion and knowledge.
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Posted by Darrell | November 25, 2020
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Above and beyond all expectations
Mr. Myzia has continually exceeded any and all expectations of professionalism, results, courtesy and demeanor. He continues to hold this high standard over years of dealings with his practice. I will continue to utilize Mr. Myzia for the foreseeable future in any of my family or criminal litigation.
Posted by Andrew | March 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer! I would highly recommend
Very respectful, professional and really cared not only about your case but also your family involved. Was very nervous about how weak/strong my case was but after meeting him he deff built my confidence and told me I had nothing to worry about. Three weeks later he kept his word and It got dismissed, word is all we have these days. Very happy with the results and I would recommend this lawyer
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Posted by Joseph bachara | April 8, 2019
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Above and beyond
I hired Michael to help with a court case of mine and he went above and beyond answers all questions, giving great advice, helping making every step of the way! I cant even put in to words how great of a job he did! I will reccomend him to everyone I know
Response from Michael Myzia April 11, 2019
Thank you, Joseph. I am grateful to have had the chance to advocate for you and I am glad that we were able to get the right result. If I can ever help in the future, please do not hesitate to let me know.
Posted by Gretchen | December 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attorney
Michael came highly recommended to me and I’m so glad he did. He’s very upfront at consultation and went above and beyond for my daughter and I. Being someone who has never dealt with the court system I was very nervous but he Explained everything I needed know, answered all of my questions thoroughly and gave me the confidence during our case. I cannot thank him enough and I highly recommend him!
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Posted by G | November 25, 2018
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I couldn’t have asked for more out of Attorney Myzia’s representation. He went above and beyond my expectations.
When things in life become more important than anything in the world, it is so important to find trustworthy representation from a lawyer. I asked around to everyone I knew, I read every review I could, and I took a consultation with Attorney Myzia(as well as others). I’m so happy I followed my instinct and hired him. He was honest, fair, forthright, and every moment I sat in court I was happy he was on my team. He explained all the possible outcomes of the situation and I was able to give my feedback during the entire process which was important to me. He didn’t stretch the visits or all the court dates and got the job done efficiently. I’m not someone who writes many reviews, but I hope this helps someone else make a decision. I won’t even be comparing if I need a lawyer again, Michael Myzia surpassed my expectations.
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Posted by Dan | November 12, 2018
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Good Lawyer
I had a speeding offense of 31 miles over. It was a class b misdimeaner. In one court visit , Michael Myzia was able to get my charge reduced and saved me a lot of money from fines and court cost. Very pleased with the job he did. He was very up front during the consultation.
Posted by Kate | April 14, 2018
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Dui
Michael is very down to earth and not afraid to say what he thinks your chances are! He was upfront from the get go and he worked magic on my case. The prosecutor said absolutely not to reducing my DUI at first but with some excellent direction from Michael as to how to possibly change his mind we were successful. I'd recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer!
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Posted by Jeffrey | January 19, 2018
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Myzia Is the Man!
Attorney Myzia represented me in a motion to terminate my probation early. Against all odds, he was able to successfully argue my position as to why my early termination should be granted. He is very detail oriented, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. I highly recommend him. Thanks again Michael!
Posted by Dylan | December 5, 2017
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Incredible Lawyer, would recommend
Michael Myzia was amazing every step of the way. He made sure to clearly explain the best and worst case scenario that we could have. He was very thorough and also kept in touch with me frequently. If I ever vS any question(s) he got back to me asap and cleared up all uncertainties I had. He managed to help me retain my license in a rather short time frame, rather than face the full 6 month suspension I had in front of me. He is not only a great lawyer, but a great man as welll!
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Posted by Robert | October 30, 2017
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Way above the average attorney
My 16-year old daughter was running late for her first job through no fault of her own right after being voted "Employee of the week" .She was stopped for speeding by an officer with absolutely no sense of humor.Attorney Myzia went above and beyond to bring about a more fair ruling.
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2017
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Excellent Results, Excellent Attorney
I called Mr. Myzia as soon as I received a traffic ticket from an Illinois State Trooper. Knowing I was dead to rights on the ticket itself, I asked Mr. Myzia what he might be able to do for me. Without promising anything, Mr. Myzia immediately filed the necessary paperwork and got to work advocating on my behalf with the prosecutors involved in the case. Mr. Myzia got my ticket reduced from a speeding ticket to a citation for improper parking (meaning no points went on my license). The communication about my case along the way was as outstanding as the results Mr. Myzia achieved for me. If I ever find myself in trouble for making a bad decision, I will call Mr. Myzia immediately.
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Posted by Dennis | August 2, 2017
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Excellent lawyer! Experienced. Detail oriented. Thorough in court preparation and highly skilled!
I've known Attorney Myzia professionally for many years, however, our family has never needed his services until recently. We hired Mr. Myzia and could not have been more pleased! He met with us, reviewed the case, offered us options on how to proceed and spent as much time as we needed until all our questions/concerns were addressed. Attorney Myzia exhibited a very high level of professionalism, was exceedingly knowledgeable of the requisite laws pertaining to our case, and developed a strong legal approach to our pending court action. We found Attorney Myzia to be both readily available to answer our questions as they arose, and provide support and direction on how best to proceed. I would highly recommend Attorney Myzia to anyone needing a highly skilled attorney. It was a pleasure to have him represent our family. Thank you!
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Posted by Abby | August 1, 2017
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Highly satisfied!
Mr. Myzia was extremely knowledgeable and thorough. He went the extra mile (literally) driving all the way to Rockford from the Chicago suburbs to meet with me after a long day. Attorney Myzia made sure I understood all of my options and all of the possible outcomes and answered my questions clearly. He made sure I was well prepared for court and knew what was going to happen during each step of the process. It was a great decision to hire Mr. Myzia and I would recommend him to anyone for a variety of different case types!
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Posted by LeAnn | July 22, 2017
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Family court
I hired Mr. Myzia for my child support case. I highly respect and recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2017
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I can't imagine it gets better than Mr. Myzia
I had the opportunity to observe Mr. Myzia work on a case involving a family member. I attended all consultations and court appearances. I highly recommend him. Finding a lawyer in the wake of an unexpected, scary situation is a difficult task. We contacted half a dozen different lawyers/firms in Rockford. After consulting with all of them, we narrowed our search to two attorneys: Mr. Myzia and an attorney from Rockford's largest law firm. At our meeting with the latter, we mentioned we were going to choose between them and Mr. Myzia. The competing attorney actually *endorsed* Mr. Myzia, remarking that he was "the most articulate person" they'd ever met. Our initial consultation with Mr. Myzia was great, but we wanted to be sure we were investing in the best possible attorney, so we asked around about him. Everyone said the same thing: He did absolutely stellar work in the prosecutor's office, which has translated into top tier defense work on behalf of private clients. We hired Mr. Myzia and he immediately began working on our behalf. He pursued every option available to make all possible improvements to our predicament. Not all of them came to fruition, but that's what makes his work so impressive--he pursued even unlikely avenues of success, on the chance that they might pan out. He did everything in his power to help us. One effort of his that did pay huge dividends for us was diligently listening to our version of events, subpoenaing relevant documents and materials on our behalf, negotiating on our behalf with the prosecutor, and ultimately securing an amicable agreement with the prosecutor that undeniably improved my family member's life for the better. Truth be told, Mr. Myzia's rate is far too low. The amount of hours and expertise he brought to our case was invaluable, but if I had to put a price on it, it certainly would've been several multiples of his retainer. Mr. Myzia appeared with us in court multiple times, consulted with us at his office several more times, and was always available, responsive, and proactive in corresponding via text message (as well by phone and email when necessary). I was also pleased with Mr. Myzia's moral integrity and dedication to public service. He always spoke in the most respectful terms of his "opponents" in court. He always sought to discover the truth, taking our perspective fully into account. And he never overpromised; everything he pledged he delivered (and then some). It's no surprise that he was able to achieve such productive and positive interactions with the prosecutor and the judge. Such ethical standards should not be overlooked; they are crucial to Mr. Myzia's reputation and have earned the respect of his colleagues and opponents. As if all the above isn't enough, Mr. Myzia is brilliant. He carefully researched past cases, seeking relevant precedent for ours. He found an important relevant case and constructed a legal argument in our defense based on it, which he then submitted to the prosecutor. The prosecutor agreed with Mr. Myzia's argument, which allowed us to reach our desired agreement. Should you ever find yourself in the undesirable position of needing an attorney to defend you, I can't imagine it gets better than Mr. Myzia. Professionalism, courtesy, friendliness, charm, intelligence, work ethic, experience, achievement--these are just some of Mr. Myzia's key qualities. We are forever grateful for Mr. Myzia's services.
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Posted by Mike | July 13, 2017
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Highly Recommend
I was charged with a DUI and a Class B misdemeanor speeding ticket. With Attorney Myzia's help, I was able to get my DUI dropped to reckless driving and my Class B misdemeanor dropped to a petty ticket. Throughout my case, Mr. Myzia provided me with exceptional service. He's very hard working, organized and personal. There was never a moment I wasn't prepared for or anything I wasn't aware of. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Jacob | June 15, 2017
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Great Lawyer
Mr. Myzia is a great Lawyer I have used him multiple times would highly recommend to anyone. He is very friendly, always kept in touch, and always straight forward.
Posted by Ken | June 1, 2017
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Professional, Caring, and Gets the Job Done!
I hired Mr. Myzia when I was faced with an unusual and complicated OP. This was my first encounter with a legal situation like this. Mr Myzia was incredibly detail oriented, organized, and explained things in a way that I understood. He clearly put huge effort in to making sure he did the best job possible for me. He was professional, knowledgeable, and prepared in the courtroom. He even sited specific cases from history to the judge during court that helped us win. He has great rapport with courthouse staff, judges, and other attorneys clearly because he is a true professional and well respected. You can't wrong hiring Michael Myzia. He gets the job done!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Michael Myzia
  • 2014 - Present
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Boone County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Ogle County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2006
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Education

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Colorado State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 2017DT62--Ogle County
  • Dismissed
  • 2017OP37--Winnebago County
  • Petition Denied
  • 2016CF1085--Winnebago County
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Winnebago County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Member--"10 Best Attorneys" in Illinois
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Premier Trial Attorney
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers (Illinois)
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 2nd Place--National Law Student Writing Competition
  • National Rifle Association
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael and I worked together as fellow prosecutors early on in our careers. He is one of the finest trial attorneys I have seen in court. Michael will never be out prepared. I have and will continue to refer clients to him now that he is in private practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Myzia is a highly experienced, thorough and knowledgeable attorney. He is dedicated to obtaining the best possible result for his client. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is an excellent lawyer and he is the attorney that I refer all my family law cases to with confidence."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr Myzia and I belong to an information sharing group. I always look forward to his input. He has an unusual triad of expertise, practicality and empathy. If anyone close to me needed skilled defense counsel, I'd send them to this fine lawyer without hesitation. I learn a lot just exchanging thoughts with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Myzia for almost seven years and I highly recommend him. He is extremely hard working and knowledgeable. Mr. Myzia is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A true professional. Incredibly knowledgeable. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Myzia. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I knew Mike as an ethical, hard working, and dedicated prosecutor. I am absolutely certain that he will bring the same qualities to his work as a defense attorney"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you need a lawyer that is not afraid to go to court and knows how to fight and Win, choose Michael T. Myzia. He is simply an Excellent lawyer. I endorse him 100%."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He is amazing. He is punctual and a hard fighter. I've learned much from him in the form of hard work and determination."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer and the remarkable work that gets done for clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A zealous advocate for his clients that has a track record for getting exceptional results. Highest recommendation."
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