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I am passionate about my role as a criminal defense attorney in our criminal justice system. I have earned the respect of my clients, prosecutors and judges. I am proud to be known as a 'true believer" meaning I stand up to government lawyers and judges and vigorously represent my clients.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 20%
  2. Sex Crime: 20%
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
  4. Federal Crime: 20%
  5. White Collar Crime: 20%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Gates, Wise, Schlosser & Goebel, P.C.

1231 South 8th Street
Springfield, IL, 62703


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198405/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGates Wise Schlosser and Gobel1984 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Illinois Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2006 - 2008
Sangamon County Criminal Defense BarPresident1988 - 1989
Sangamon County Criminal Defense BarSecretary1987 - 1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Tulane UniversityEnglish, Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1981