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Darrell Keith Seigler

Criminal defense Attorney at Ottawa, IL

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1979
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Darrell

Learn Darrell’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Felonies, misdemeanors, DUI, serious traffic offenses

  2. Personal injury
    Automobile and truck accidents, construction-related injuries, premises liability, Animal / Dog Bite, Spinal Cord Injury

  3. Commercial real estate
    Commercial and contract litigation and commercial transactions, including real estate

  4. Mediation
    Dispute resolution for all types of civil cases other than family law

  5. Medical malpractice
    Injury and death claims resulting from physician, hospital, nursing and healthcare negligence


Darrell K. Seigler, Ltd
434 Pearl St
Ottawa, IL, 61350-3042


5.0 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal Help When We Needed It!
Our working relationship with Mr. Seigler spanned over 4 years. It was not associated with criminal defense, but with civil problems regarding an easement. Mr. Seigler was contacted & hired after another local lawyer was paid to get resolution to the problem, but failed to take timely action. Mr. Seigler worked diligently in a timely fashion to attain success for us in this difficult, drawn-out case. We highly recommend Mr. Seigler!
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Posted by Edward and Valerie | October 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Darrell Keith Seigler attorney for Edward Day Hatcher and Valerie Hoffman-Hatcher dispute with neighbor who removed line fence
We met with Attorney Seigler to explain what had happened to the line fence. During the course of resolving issue of the removal of the fence without our knowledge we brought family records and expenses regarding the dispute. The pros and cons of the issue were presented to us by Attorney Seigler. He presented the evidence and his pending correspondence to us prior to presenting our side of the issue.
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Posted by JB | April 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
honest, trustworthy,knowledgeable,capable
A few years ago, I faced a complicated business situation. I asked a local attorney if he would be interested in assisting me. He said the case was beyond his realm. He said the person he would recommend would be Darrell Seigler of Ottawa. Darrell did a great job in a difficult case. He faced 4 or 5 legal teams and produced excellent results for the complexity of the case. There were no surprises. He kept me informed throughout. He kept costs reasonable. I have used his services on several other occasions. At times, I have just used him for advice. I recommend him highly
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Posted by Sherry | January 25, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Fast response back
Lighting fast response back to my questions.
Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Mr. Darrell Seigler was referred to me by a good friend. I never thought I would be in this predicament and Mr. Seigler not only took my case , but helped me navigate through the legal system promptly, efficiently and effectively. He has years of professional expertise and is an excellent caring attorney. I highly recommend Mr. Seigler if you are in need of legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2015
I would recommend Darrell to anyone
Darrel was very knowledgeable and kept me informed every set of the process. He responded timely to all of my questions, both by phone or via email.
Posted by Renee | December 31, 2014
Efficient, Honest, & Direct
Helping us with my dad's complicated estate, is only one of the many things Darrell has taken care of for us. He always makes sure we understand everything, and gives us the best advice. It's comforting to know we have a man of high integrity to depend on, the same man my father counted on for 35 years.
Posted by John Loftus | December 24, 2014
Darrell Helped A lot
Mr. Seigler helped us understand and cope with legal problems and challenges regarding my father's estate. He provided friendly, flexible and professional advice. I was impressed with the way that he anticipated legal possibilities, both positive and negative, and helped us choose the best path. My family and I would highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Bob | December 22, 2014
Darrell Siegler
I gave worked with Darrell for nearly a year on a civil case. A case that has become extremely complex. I was told that he would be very diligent and headstrong as this case moved forward and it is true. All through the process he has shown complete professionalism, attention to detail all the while explaining the legal aspects in terms that I can easily understand. I look forward to seeing this case to the end and I am confident that Darrell's skills will lead us to a satisfactory conclusion. It has been a pleasure to work with him.
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Posted by Kevin | December 19, 2014
Darrell Seigler Review
We hired Darrell to provide assistance with our mother's estate after she passed away. He kept us informed of the situation as well as our options and gave us his recommendations and likely time frames for completing the process. He did a good job explaining each step and what information he would need from us to keep the ball rolling. He and his assistant followed up when necessary and everything was handled to our satisfaction.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 225-275 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Darrell K. Seigler, Ltd.
  • 1985 - Present


  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Southern Illinois University
  • BA
  • 1976


  • La Salle County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • LaSalle County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1985 - 1986
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017


  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Pretrial Motions--Defending Illinois Criminal Cases
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Back to Basics: Tort Law
  • Accepting the Case
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Darrell
Litigation Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Darrell for 20 years. He is always prepared and is very knowledgeable about the issues involving his cases. Anyone who hires Darrell will have a staunch advocate representing his/her interest."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Darrell Seigler is a "lawyer's lawyer" who has the ability, intelligence and work ethic to handle the most challenging cases. I have referred several matters to him and have been impressed with his attention to detail and advocacy skills."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Whenever I need a litigator, Darrell is my go to guy. I have referred a number of cases to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Seigler for his expertise in the areas of criminal defense and DUI/traffic. He is well-versed in the law and is respected among his colleagues."
Ottawa Criminal defense Lawyer Darrell Keith Seigler
Darrell Keith Seigler
Criminal defense Attorney
Ottawa, IL
Licensed for 44 years