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Jessica J. Koester

Criminal defense Attorney at Edwardsville, IL

4.1   9 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 21 years
    Missouri - MO 15 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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Location

The Law Office of Jessica Koester, LLC

Reviews

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Posted by Stan | July 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing so far.
Although my case has not started yet I was immediately put at ease after speaking with Jessica. She is always available and returns calls almost immediately if she is unavailable at the time. I will post an update when the case is complete but so far she has been an amazing attourney to work with in a very troubling time.
Posted by John | July 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
THE BEST ATTORNEY EVER!
Ms. Koester accepted a very difficult DUI case for me, where, because of the circumstances of the case, a serious conviction was almost certain. However, Ms. Koester strategically and methodically managed to have the charge and penalties reduced. After research and a personal interview, I hired Ms. Koester fully confident that she was the best counsel that money could buy in all of Illinois; however, the resolution that she managed and successfully negotiated was unbelievable. Ms. Koester is professional, cordial, communicative, unassuming, easy to work with - and brilliant! I will forever be indebted to her for her hard work and excellent representation.
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Posted by Sophia | June 14, 2018
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Great Attorney
Jessica made sure all my issues were taken care of, I would recommend her to anyone, she is a great attorney and person.
Posted by marcus | May 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Criminal Lawyer in Madison County
Jessica Koester is an amazon lawyer. She has fought 6 cases for me 3 in state court and 1 case with 3 charges in federal court with all 6 cases she managed to keep me out of jail. Here is February 2018 she went to court again for me to ask the judge to lower my felonies to misdemeanor while I am currently on federal probation to go to school and work which is un heard of while currently on probation and it was granted. She has help a hand full of my friends and family which all love her she is devoted to helping her clients stay free. she is very knowledgeable in criminal law. She will fight for you with all she has to keep you free. If every I'm in trouble I call her I wouldn't trust another lawyer with my freedom the way I trust her I know she has my best interest at heart. If anyone is looking for a experienced and knowledgeable lawyer to fight for them don't hesitate to call Jessica she will FIGHT for you like no other and returns all calls in timely manner.
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2018
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Great Communication
My case is not over yet, but Jessica has been great at relaxing my nerves over the last several months. She has had a completely open line of communication and answered any questions and concerns I may have honestly. I hope I never have to ask for assistance again, but if I do ...It will be from her.
Posted by Thomas | May 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyer
Very professional... Highly recommend Jessica’s services.. She helped me out and made a ticket of mine go away... Try her law office out......
Posted by Sheila | February 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely amazing
I had gotten into a wrong place at the wrong time kind of thing. I didn't know what to expect. I went to talk to Jessica Koester and immediately felt at ease. I then hired Mrs. Koester and it was the best decision. Not only did she help me with the original case, but also helped me with other traffic stuff also. She went above and beyond and got me yhe best results possible. She is amazing. I will use her again for sure and recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Kevin | April 5, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Scam artist
$30,000 for the same thing I could’ve got for $6,000 anywhere else. Then after the fact I got my license suspended and had no idea that that was even a possibility. Had to take a plea bargain after being told numerous times that we have a winning case even though I didn’t want to. She said I’d have to sign a paper saying that she advised against a motion to suppress if I wanted to continue through with it. That makes you lose any confidence in your lawyer after that. Gave me 3 case laws that had next to nothing to do with my case. Worst waste of money I have ever spent. Now I have to pay for another attorney. Always seems unprepared at court. Don’t waste your money.
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2017
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Money wasted
She seemed like she was great at first. In the end she really did not help at all in the bargaining or court room. What she said would happen and what she allowed to happen were two different things. She was meek and soft spoken in court when it counted the most.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Jessica Koester, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • Lucco, Brown and Mudge
  • 2002 - 2010

Education

  • University of Notre Dame
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Committee on Corrections and Sentencing
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyers In St. Louis
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The Natiional Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jessica Koester embodies the highest standards one could expect from a legal professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred many cases to Ms. Koester for handling. She is extremely professional, knows the attorneys and judges, is highly respected and gets the job done both effectively and efficiently. She is an asset to the profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jessica is my go to for referrals for criminal defense in Madison County. I have know her for more than two decades. Highly recommend."
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Edwardsville Criminal defense Lawyer Jessica J. Koester
Jessica J. Koester
Criminal defense Attorney
Edwardsville, IL
Licensed for 21 years
Virtual consultation available