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Jeremy Wayne Sackett

Criminal defense Attorney at Edwardsville, IL

4.9   12 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 18 years
    Missouri - MO 18 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2005
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2005
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Jeremy

Learn Jeremy’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Former prosecutor of felony, misdemeanor, dui, and domestic charges.

    19 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    One of Madison County's top DUI defenders, representing clients in DUI and Statutory Summary Suspension matters.

    19 years

  3. Car accident
    Personal injury and defense of traffic accident criminal charges.

    19 years

  4. Domestic violence
    Former prosecutor of Domestic Violence charges, representation of petitioners and respondents in Order of Protection cases.

    19 years

  5. Landlord or tenant
    Full service solutions for landlords.

    19 years

  6. Personal injury
    Personal injury representation, large and small.

    19 years

My practice focuses on criminal defense and representation in orders of protection, landlord evictions, and expungements.  I spent 6 years as a prosecutor for the Madison County State's Attorney's office and bring that courtroom-intensive experience to my new practice.  

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Sackett Law P.C.
115 N. Buchanan St
Edwardsville, IL, 62025

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Posted by Patricia | August 29, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Senior fraud / investment fraud
I contacted Mr.Sackett for legal counseling. He responded within 24hrs of my call. He took great interest in my problem and gave advice on how to handle the situation we are in. He was friendly and easy to speak with. I would recommend him and call him if needing advice or counseling again.
Response from Jeremy Sackett August 30, 2018
Thank you for the positive feedback!
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This man has been nothing short of amazing for my family and I! He got my boyfriend out of jail within hours after payment was made. He is very prompt with returning phone calls and truly has the clients best interest! I would refer him to anyone! Such an easy guy to work with! Life saver!
Response from Jeremy Sackett March 24, 2017
Thanks for the review Anonymous. Always feels good to know your work is appreciated!
Posted by Chris | May 3, 2015
One of the best attorneys I've ever worked with
Mr. Sackett represented me in a case involving a misdemeanor speeding charge last January. He was incredibly friendly, very knowledgeable in law and a great person to work with the entire time. I owe him a lot for his legal help, and would recommend his services to anyone in need.
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2015
Successful and Personable
Mr. Sackett managed to get my third dui arrest dismissed. Throughout the entire process he was knowledgeable, realistic yet positive, and informative.
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2015
Great Lawyer!!!!
Mr. Sackett is a really good lawyer and I highly recommend him. He has helped so much in resolving my problems. He's is very compassionate about what he does and is there for you every step of the way.
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2014
I would recommend Jeremy to anyone
He was the first lawyer to get back to me when I was in need of one, and seemed very eager to help me with my case. He always kept me updated on my case, without me having to contact him first. I always felt very comfortable and welcomed when walking into his office. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer!
Posted by C | October 13, 2014
Hard working, incredibly sincere attorney
Mr. Sackett was given a really tough case when I came to him for help and exceeded all of my expectations in the lengths he went to in order to see me come out on the winning side. Everything didn't exactly go my way in the end, but more than enough did to leave me walking away with my head held high in the face of a broken judicial system. Mr. Sackett in an incredibly knowledgeable attorney who not only comes to court prepared, but makes you feel like you're his one and only client. He may be a little forgetful from time to time, but it never had anything to do with official case information nor put me in jeopardy of losing my case at any point.
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2014
Mr. Sackett may be the best attorney out there!
Mr. Sackett was very professional and upfront from the first conversion on all possibilites about my traffic ticket. I reside in Missouri but received a ticket in Illinois. He explained to me what I was facing with my hefty fines because it was in a construction zone. Mr. Sackett did not sugar coat things but gave me hope in his ability of getting this ticket reduced. We were able to communicate via phone, email and mail through the process. The reduction outcome of my ticket was more then I ever expected. Needless to say I think he may be the best attorney out there.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2014
Exceeded all expectations
From the moment of my initial inquiry to him regarding my case Mr. Sackett made me feel like I was his only client. Although my case was only traffic related, he understood that it was viewed by myself as a serious situation. I had the experience of communicating with him in all forms, via telephone, email, and mail. His communications to me were clear, truthful, and not a plethora of legal jargon. As another review stated, he provided me with both the best and worst case scenarios. Mr. Sackett's fee's are more than fair, for his services it is "the best bang for your buck." Additionally, his previous experience with the State's Attorney's office should not be overlooked. Mr. Sackett's knowledge of the "other side" is valuable and his networks work to your benefit. I would not hesitate to do business with him again and consider him as my attorney if needed in the future.
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Posted by Katherine | December 27, 2012
Excellent Attorney - Knowlegeable and Sincere
Attorney Sackett was wonderful to work with considering the circumstances I was facing. He was eager to meet with me after I had initially contacted him with my legal issue. I was able to schedule an appointment in person shortly after speaking with him. He was a great listener and communicator. Mr. Sackett was upfront with me regarding what could potentially happen with my case. He laid out and explained the worst case scenario and the best case scenario - he was very realistic and supportive in how he presented his thoughts and advice. Anytime I had questions, and felt I needed to speak with him, he was very prompt in returning my messages if I could not immediately reach him. Eventually, my case (2 criminal misdemeanor charges) was dropped approximately two months after hiring Mr. Sackett. Mr. Sackett was very knowledgeable and sincere. I was very pleased to have hired him, and would do so again should I ever need his great legal guidance. His sincerity and experience have left a long-lasting impression, and this is why I strongly recommend his legal services to anyone in need!
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Posted by anonymous | December 26, 2012
Highly Recommend
I hired Jeremy on the suggestion of a family friend who practices law in the greater St. Louis area. It is worth mentioning, she gave me three names and Jeremy was at the top of list. From the beginning to the end Jeremy did a great job and I didn't have a single complaint. He listened to all the information I had and took it from there. I was very happy with the way he kept me informed, but did not take time from me unnecessarily. Jeremy won my case through trial, not negotiation and although I am not a lawyer, it was obvious to an untrained eye that he was very good in the courtroom. I thought his fee structure was more than fair, even to the point where I thought I owed him more...he corrected me and did not let my confusion pad his wallet. I told him afterwards, that I would recommend him to anyone I possibly could. Absolutely no complaints whatsoever.
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2015
Great Attorney for Class B Misdeanor Speeding Ticket
I received a speeding ticket at the end of January, 2015, for speeding 32 mph over the 55 mph speed limit. After the new law that was passed in 2014, this would have put me in the Class B Misdemeanor category, which was terrifying. I called around to various traffic lawyers in my area, Jeremy being one of them. He charged $350 more than everyone else, but his ability to put me at ease without promising any particular outcomes reassured me to take him on as my lawyer. I called him on a few occasions before my court date to confirm the process and what the hopeful outcome could be. During my initial call, he had told me he would try to expedite the process, but when I followed up, it seemed that he was not going to do that anymore. Nevertheless, he told me that I did not need to show up in court and that he would represent me, but I preferred to be there since I was particularly worried. After he talked with the prosecutor, he came up to me and introduced himself and let me know what he had negotiated, again reassuring me that I did not have to take the deal set forth. But to my amazement, he knocked my ticket down from a Class B Misdemeanor to a speeding under 25 mph ticket, which meant I only had to pay $140 fine. I have supervision for three months, and if I receive no more violations in that time, it will not stick to my record. Wow, I was so happy and I would definitely use Jeremy as representation again. But hopefully I won't need to ;)
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Sackett Law, P.C.
  • 2022 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Swanson and Sackett
  • 2012 - 2022
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Madison County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Rekowski & Associates
  • 2005 - 2006
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  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Spearman v. Blakely
  • Jury verdict for roughly 3 times special damages.
  • Madison County Slip and Fall
  • Settled before trial for $150,000.
  • People v. John Doe (Name redacted for privacy)
  • Not Guilty after trial by jury.
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  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Member - Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense
  • 2016 - Present
  • Lawyer's Assistance Program (LAP)
  • Peer Assistant
  • 2015 - Present
  • Alton-Wood River Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Dell'Era Scholarship
  • SIUC School of Law
  • 2001


  • People's Law School Handout
  • Illinois Gun Laws - Legal Transportation and FOID cards
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Lewis and Clark Family Law for Paralegals
  • Orders of Protection
  • 2014
  • Lewis and Clark Community College
  • Illinois Gun Laws - Legal Transportation and FOID cards
  • 2013
  • SWIC Police Academy
  • DUI Training for Officers
  • 2012
  • Madison County Law Day
  • Law Day Moot Court
  • 2010
  • Law Enforcement Update
  • DUI Protocol and Procedures for Madison County Law Enforcement Officers
  • 2010
  • Madison County Law Day
  • Law Day Moot Court
  • 2009
  • Madison County Law Day
  • Law Day Moot Court
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (35)
Endorse Jeremy
Family Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeremy is is a highly-respected lawyer in our community, as many other attorneys would say. I've worked on certain matters with Jeremy before, and I have also been opposing counsel to him. In each instance, he was very diligent as to his client's case, as well as being very respectful to all parties. I would highly recommend Jeremy Sackett."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jeremy and I were on opposite sides when he was a prosecutor, we even tried a Jury misdemeanor case with Judge Napp, and he was talented and fair. Since he has been in private practice we see each other and I am sure he is helping his clients in a meaningful way. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I worked with Jeremy in the prosecutors office. Jeremy is well versed in the law and gives solid legal advise."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeremy is an excellent attorney. He is experienced and knowledgable in his practice and works tirelessly for his clients. I have and will continue to recommend him to family and friends."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Other
"Aggressive representation and a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Other
"Professional and knowledgeable. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeremy is a zealous advocate in Court, and will go out of his way to do what is right for his clients. He puts his clients before his own needs. He tackles cases through persistence and creativity. He has an innate understanding of the right evidence to put forth. He is also very quick to return calls, provide clients accurate information and candid advice. When we worked together on several matters, I trusted he would put his all into our case, and he exceeded that expectation. He shoots straight with clients, and does not tell them what they want to hear, but tells them the reality of the situation. His staff is kind, and pretty organized. I will refer cases to him for criminal matters without hesitation, knowing he will do his best to help the client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"With his extensive experience as a former prosecutor, Jeremy fully understands the issues his clients face in court. Jeremy takes the time to understand each client's unique circumstances and develop a plan to move forward. I would strongly endorse Jeremy to anyone needing a defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeremy is truly an exceptional attorney. Not only does he provide outstanding legal representation in terms of knowing the letter of the law, he provides an empathetic ear that shows that he honestly cares about his clients' problems and concerns. I highly recommend hiring this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Sackett is a well respected attorney with a vast background and knowledge of the law. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer. Well respected."
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Edwardsville Criminal defense Lawyer Jeremy Wayne Sackett
Jeremy Wayne Sackett
Criminal defense Attorney
Edwardsville, IL
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation