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Eric Lee Miskell

Family Attorney at Ottawa, IL

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Eric Miskell

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1994
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Eric

Learn Eric’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Dissolution, Divorce, Parentage, Adoption, Guardianship, Juvenal Defense/prosecution, Establish or modify Child Support, Parenting time (formerly Visitation) and/or Parental Responsibility (formerly Custody)

    31 years, 3,800 cases

  2. Child custody
    Dissolution, Divorce, Parentage, Adoption, Guardianship, Juvenal Defense/prosecution, Establish or modify Child Support, Parenting time (formerly Visitation) and/or Parental Responsibility (formerly Custody)

    31 years, 2,500 cases

  3. Child support

    31 years, 2,500 cases

  4. Criminal defense
    Felony and Misdemeanor defense with emphasis in drug, DUI and other substance charge defense. Also proficient in all other criminal charges.

    31 years, 2,200 cases

  5. Real estate
    Full service title, escrow and closing company for all your residential and commercial real-estate needs. We work will all local and national banks to coordinate a smooth sales process.

    31 years, 5,000 cases

Eric L. Miskell founded The Miskell Law Center, LLC in 1997. Mr. Miskell has been licensed to practice law since 1993. Eric is a graduate of Creighton University School of Law and has been licensed in the States of Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska. He has also been licensed to practice in the United States Federal Court in the Northern District of Iowa. Eric has four children: Erin Miskell ,who attends Augustana College, is studying to be a Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Hannah Miskell, who attends Western Illinois University, is a Criminal Justice Major looking to become an Airforce Special Forces officer, Nathan and Lindsay who attend Marquette Academy. His lovely wife, Jessica Miskell, APN is the operator of Miskell Medical, LLC also located at the Miskell Professional Center.

Since it's inception, the Miskell Law Center, LLC has been recognized as the premiere source for legal services. In 2018, Eric Miskell was given an award as one of the TOP 10 family lawyers in Illinois. Expanding on that success, in 2019, the Miskell Law Center, LLC was voted as the best Family Law firm in North Centeral Illinois.

Mr. Miskell resides in the countryside of his hometown of Ottawa, Illinois. He prides himself as a committed and active member of the community. The Miskell Law Center, LLC handles cases in the area of Criminal, Family / Domestic, Estate Planning, Real-Estate and General Litigation Law. Eric is/has been a member of: the North Ottawa Business Advisory Committee for the City of Ottawa, City of Ottawa Parks and Recreation Board, Ottawa Girls Fastpitch Association, Deer-park Country Club, Knights of Columbus, Marquette Go Club, Ottawa Lions Club, Starved Rock Yacht Club, Wide Waters Yacht Club and the Charter Member of the Ottawa Port Authority.

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The Miskell Law Center LLC
218 W Madison St
Ottawa, IL, 61350-2819


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Joe | April 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer.
Has been more than helpful with all questions I have. He may be very busy but is well worth any wait. He is very personable and down to earth, understanding in every way, and not a judge of your situation. He knows people and what really happens in this world. I talked to many lawyers and when it comes down to it. With him I saw HIM! Not a paralegal or Secretary , I saw him. He not only listened to me but talked about him and his life. He's a good local family man and I would recommend him to my grandmother if needed believe me
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Posted by Jimmy | May 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Free Jimmy Project Worked!!
Thanks Eric. I thought I was done after another local attorney told me that the 16 years the State was offering me was a "GIFT." But I was not guilty. YOU believed in me... YOU went to bat for me... YOU are the best jury trial lawyer I know. I was found not guilty on all counts. Thanks again!! Jimmy
Posted by Keith | June 5, 2015
I would absolutely hire this guy.
I needed help. Eric was there. There is no amount of words that can be expressed when you give the guy the keys to your life and he takes it and delivers. Best personal injury and worker's compensation attorney of have ever seen. I have seen a lot of them......
Posted by Jessica | November 2, 2014
Best Lawyer in LaSalle, Peru, Ottawa, Streator, Marseilles area
I loved the outcome of my case. They were kind, quick, responsive and knowledgeable about my woerk's compensation case. I received way more than expected. After that, I had them handle my personal injury matter. Again, they were right one. No one is better at injury law than the Miskell Law Center.


  • Hourly Rates $ 75-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Miskell Law Center, LLC
  • 1996 - Present


  • Illinois State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000
  • Creighton University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Illinois v. Jeremy Thompson
  • Not Guilty
  • State of Illinois v. Melissa Kirk
  • Case Dismissed
  • State of Illinois v. James Ceja
  • Not Guilty


  • Illinois State Bar Association, Tort Law Section
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • LaSalle County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Local Businessman of the Year
  • NRCC
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • LaSalle County Bar Association
  • Statutory Changes in Illinois Worker's Compensation Law
  • 2014

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Ottawa Family Lawyer Eric Lee Miskell
Eric Lee Miskell
Family Attorney
Ottawa, IL
Licensed for 30 years