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About me

For over 25 years Bruce Ratcliffe has been building upon a solid foundation of criminal jury trial eperience.


- a former assistant state’s attorney in Cook County,

- a former assistant public defender in Champaign County,

- the former Public Defender of Piatt County,

- the former (appointed) State’s Attorney of DeWitt County,

- a former Director for the Illinois Attorney General,

- a special defense attorney appointed by the court,

- a special prosecutor appointed by the court, and,

- since 1996, a Professor of Criminal Law and Procedure,

  Parkland College, Champaign Illinois.



The lawyer you choose does make a difference. Experience counts!


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
    33 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    33 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Speeding Ticket: 5%
    33 years, 5 thousand cases

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Bruce Ratcliffe, Attorney at Law

404 West Clark Street
Champaign, IL, 61820


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