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About me

I grew up in Normal, Illinois and worked with my father's family farm in Carlock and Eureka, Illinois.  While teaching various law and business courses at local colleges, I entered private practice in Illinois in 2000. 


I have a lovely wife and two wonderful children.   I spend most of my spare time with my family, working on our 21 lot residential subdivision at Cobblestone Lake ( and doing charitable work. 


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Probate: 20%
    6 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    6 years
  3. Trusts: 15%
    6 years
  4. Wills: 10%
    6 years
  5. Other: 35%
  6. More 



Hourly ($200-250/hour), contingent (30-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Harry Mark Williams

    Any time I have a legal matter with Darrell on the other side, I know that he's going to work hard on behalf of his client and that he's going to be honest with me. It makes my job easier when I have an honest, hardworking lawyer to deal with.


    Harry Williams Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Linscott Roberts Hanson

    Darrell and I met through the Illinois State Bar's great online discussion group for transactional attorneys. Subsequently we have met in person, exchanged advice by telephone and email, and he joined the Institute for Illinois Business Laws, bringing a wealth of experience in matters relating to Illinois' huge farming community. Darrell is a very capable, highly ethical attorney who is also a friendly, outgoing person, and fun to know. Although his is a fine lawyer, he is also a working farmer. He has strong family values. He lives his beliefs. I admire him greatly.


    Linscott Hanson Limited liability company (LLC) Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Darrell E. Dies, P.C.

1426 CR 800 North
Eureka, IL, 61530-1700


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200005/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDarrell E. Dies, Attorney & Counselor2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
ISBA Trusts-Estates SectionMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estate of Bernice Light, 3rd District 2007, No. 3-07-0688Favorable
JUNE BRUNTON, Appellee v. ROBERT KRUGER et al. (Matthew F. Tibble, Contemnor-Appellant), 2015 IL 117663.Favorable
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Publication nameTitleDate
ISBA Trusts & Estates NewsletterTerms of Engagement2010
ISBA Trusts & Estates NewsletterShould Illinois Adopt a TOD Deed?2009
ISBA Trusts & Estates NewsletterAn Ancillary Lesson2008
ISBA Elder Law NewsletterHave You Appointed an Agent to Control the Disposition of Your Remains?2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999