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Todd Michael Goebel

Criminal defense Attorney at Springfield, IL

4.9   39 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Todd

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Todd Goebel graduated with Honors from the University of Illinois College of Business with a degree in Finance in 1998. In 2001 he graduated cum laude from the SIU School of Law.

During all three years of law school, Mr. Goebel worked as a law clerk, first in the Jackson County Public Defender's Office and later at the State's Attorney's Office. While in law school, Mr. Goebel was a member of the Southern Illinois American Inns of Court. He was on the Law Journal. He is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. He also received the CALI Award on three occasions.

While many attorneys tend to practice in only one or two areas, Mr. Goebel has skills and expertise in diverse practice areas. He is adept at trials in both civil and criminal cases. He has tried cases in state and federal court, and he has represented clients in numerous administrative law venues. He has taught seminars to drug and alcohol counselors on the Secretary of State Driver's License Reinstatement Hearing process and he has been a guest speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars.

He was hired as an associate by Gates, Wise & Schlosser, P.C., in 2001. He became a partner in 2008, and the firm was renamed Gates Wise Schlosser & Goebel.

 

Location

Gates, Wise, Schlosser & Goebel
1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL, 62703-2516

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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Marc | January 7, 2023
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Great Attorney!
I knew from its history that Gates, Wise was a high performing law firm with an incredible resume'. It's clear to me why they made Todd a partner. He resolved my medication related DUI promptly and affordably. Todd is very knowledgable on DUI and SOS issues. Not only is he a great lawyer, but he's a wonderful counselor. He is sincerely interested in his clients understanding how their behavior landed them in his office to begin with, so they can strive to be more mindful in the future. Highly recommended!
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Posted by Robb | January 4, 2023
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RDP
If you are in need of getting your license back or getting a restricted driving permit Todd is by far the best in the business. My line of work requires driving, and a lot of it. After my initial consultation over the phone and subsequent visits to his office I knew I had the most prepared, professional and thorough Attorney. He was very up front about the process and how it would work. He helped me get my RDP in a timely fashion and couldn't be happier with my experience with him and his staff. No matter where you live in the state I would recommend you call Todd and no one else! Thanks again Todd!!
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Posted by Beth | October 19, 2022
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Best Lawyer EVER!!!!
I've never met a more compassionate caring lawyer in my life. He really cares about his clients. Not to mention, he has a terrific sense of humor and made me feel comfortable from the get go. I highly recommend Todd, as he knows the law backward and forward, is honest, smart, funny, & a gentleman all the way. He got me my license back (permit for now) after me failing 3 times due to having a complicated driving record, which didn't intimidate him at all. God bless this man!!!
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Posted by Daniel | October 2, 2021
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SOS Hearing
Todd is exceptional. He diligently examined my case, helped developed my narrative and dug out every speck of dirt that could possibly influence my case. He spent a lot of time and effort to bring us both to a successful outcome. He spent several hours personally prepping me for our hearing . When I arrived at the hearing, regardless of the outcome, I knew in my heart that Todd had given me a fighting chance. I walked through those doors with confidence. Another thing about Todd. He cares about people, how our life choices affect others. I rest assured that he will use these same skills in every case that he takes.
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Posted by Timothy Day | February 16, 2021
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Rest assured!
I hired Todd Goebel as my attorney because he was experienced at an issue that I was dealing with. Todd took on my case and told me what I should expect. He did not promise anything, although I left the initial visit knowing that I have the right man for the job. Seven months later, Todd won my case at a pretrial hearing with evidence alone, using a special technique that I have never seen done before.There’s more than one way to skin a cat, and Todd knows those ways. I hope that I won’t need him in the future, but if I do I won’t hesitate to give him a call on any issues. Thanks Todd!
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Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2020
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Best in the area!
5 stars and excellent is an understatement!! I was in a nasty jam to say the least. I'd hire Mr. Goebel again in a heartbeat if I ever needed a gladiator on my side. If you are ever in a bad situation I highly suggest you contact this man immediately. If very professional, straight to the point, respectful, and timely response every step of the way paired with a great outcome is what you're after look no farther. Not enough stars to place a rating on the service that was provided!! Best decision I ever made!!
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Posted by David | September 15, 2020
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Best Around
Very professional and quite possibly the best in the business Todd does not like to lose and from what I experienced I do not believe he ever will. Against all statistical odds Todd was able to do what most lawyers were not able to do for me when it came to my case. 1. He won. 2. He showed time and time again that he actually cares about what he does and not just about the money that comes with the job. He is a very honest and straight forward man who showed me undeserved and unparalleled respect when it came to fighting for me to get my work permit after receiving my 2ND D.U.I. I would recommend with the upmost seriousness hiring Todd. There is no better lawyer to be handling a case with such a potentially large impact on somebodies life. Thank you Todd. Me and my family are more grateful than you will ever know. Great lawyer. Great man.
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Posted by James | December 15, 2019
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SOS license reinstatement hearing
Todd is an excellent lawyer. I hired him to get my restricted driving permit and then to get my drivers license reinstated. Both times he was very professional and very good at his job. I would recommend hiring him.
Posted by Marcos | September 1, 2019
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Traffic Violation
Todd M. Goebel got me through a rough and scary time in my life, his help was a great feeling of hope for me and my family when our options appeared limited, I was worried we would lose everything because of a traffic violation but Todd not only was able to defend me but offered emotional stability to myself and those I care about most, and got a satisfactory resolution. He kept me informed throughout the process and did not only build a strong case but also followed up and supported the case and myself all throughout. I hereby recommend Todd M. Goebel without reservation. Thank you, Todd!
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Posted by LEE | July 8, 2019
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Amazing 110% Satisfied
Hiring Todd Goebel to represent me in a very, very difficult legal matter was one of the best life decisions I have ever made. Mr. Goebel is one of the best if not the best in his field with his knowledge, experience and work ethic. He treats you with respect and gets the job done!! Mr. Goebel had me soo prepared for everything. We had to be perfect to even have a chance at winning and we did it with Todd's expertise. I know no other attorney that could have gotten the winning result Todd did. On top of the expert legal work, he also showered me with other little pieces of advice on life and how to handle certain situations as they come up. The respect he showed me as a person, not just another client really puts him and his whole office in another league. If you are ever in need of an excellent professional winning attorney, Please call Todd Goebel. You will be very happy you did!
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Posted by Kyle | June 18, 2019
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The helpful blunt friend
Todd is hands down the best attorney I have ever had to work with. I come from a family of attorneys and he is hands down the best. He is down to earth and gives it to you straight with guidance on the way. I am very thankful for him. He’s also super cool.
Posted by Kevin | May 17, 2019
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Excellent attorney
I had Mr Goebel represent me for a legal matter and I had a great experience with him. He was on top of my case, stayed in contact with me they the whole thing unlike lawyers I’ve had in the past. He’s a great guy, has a good sense of humor and he is very very professional!! his office staff and secretary are also very helpful and kind. he tells you he is going to do something, he is going to do it. I would highly recommend him to anyone for ANY Legal matter.
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2019
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DUI/Drivers License Reinstatement
I hired Todd Goebel to assist me with getting my driving privileges reinstated after losing them because of two DUI’s. Todd was an excellent attorney, I would not hesitate to hire him again or recommend him to anyone in need of a solid attorney. He was diligent, organized, and very responsive when I contacted him. Todd and his excellent office staff guided me through the entire process from start to finish, answered all my questions, were extremely helpful and patient. The attorney you choose to represent you makes all the difference in the world. I know that now and am very thankful I hired Todd to help me get my life back on track.
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Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2018
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Helpful, Supportive, & Expert
I was in a bind with the Secretary of State. He was extremely helpful. He walked me through the process and took care of all of the hearings and filings. Not only did he take care of the professional aspect, he also took the time to check in ahead of deadlines. For a bad situation, that I had made for myself, he treated me like a person and with compassion. He understands the system and helped decrease anxiety every step of the way. He has even checked in after the fact. I'd recommend him to anyone in need.
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Posted by Susan | October 4, 2018
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I made the right choice in hiring Todd Goebel to represent a minor family member--he was excellent talking to & discussing the of the case with the minor, easy to understand. He was extremely knowledgeable about the case, thorough, quick to get "things" done, very accessible to contact as needed. I trusted his judgment and got the best possible outcome for the minor. I would DEFINITELY hire him again if the need arises!!
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Posted by Paul | March 29, 2018
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Thorough, Attentive, and Genuine. Highly recommended!
Todd is easily the most dedicated lawyer I have ever dealt with. He continually went above and beyond in dealing with my case and subsequent advice and follow ups. I can not recommend him enough.
Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2017
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If you want your license back, pick Todd Michael Goebel
If you are looking for a lawyer that inspires confidence, look no further that Todd M. Goebel. I put off getting my drivers license back for years after loosing it to a DUI. I kept hearing all of the horror stories from friends and co workers, having to go to multiple hearings and still getting denied. Some of the other lawyers I had spoke to just seemed like they barley had the time for me. Todd makes you feel like family and now because of him I am driving again after just one hearing.
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Posted by Jamie | April 8, 2017
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SOS Hearing
I thank the lord that I was referred to Todd by another lawyer for getting my license reinstated. I held a Class A license and after my 2nd dui i thought my life as i knew it was over. But thankfully as a citizen of this great country when being put in the right hands we still get chances to straighten our lives out and Todd took me under his wing and as long as i held up my end of the deal and did what he asked of me he came through for me. I am very thankful and blessed to have been put on the right track.
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Posted by Cody | March 6, 2017
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D.U.I.
UNMATCHED!! Todd's knowledge,professionalism,hard work,and character is unmatched by anyone in his field. After 21 years (yes I said 21) Todd was able to get me permitted driving privileges. Like clockwork he then got me FULLY REINSTATED. I can't say enough about Todd and his staff. It was a pleasure to work with Todd, and now call him "MY FRIEND"!
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Posted by Amy | February 16, 2017
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Professional and hardworking
Todd has been honest and up front with me from day one. He has made this process so much easier for me, as he has explained everything and answered any questions I have had along the way. He has worked harder than I ever expected for my case and I will forever be grateful of his hard work, dedication, and kindness. He also has a great secretary behind him that helps with any questions I may have if Todd is ever unavailable. A good friend referred him to me and to this day I am very thankful for that referral. I would highly recommend Todd and his team. Todd will work hard to get the best outcome that he can and make the process as easy as possible, as well as being very professional through it all.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Gates Wise Schlosser & Goebel
  • 2008 - Present

Education

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He checks all the boxes for legal excellence, but that is just the beginning. He undertakes every case with a goal and a strategy to achieve that goal. He is not afraid to suggest a path with some risk in it, so long as the client buys in. Of the "7 Habits of Highly Effective People," he has 8 o fthem. In High Level Criminal Defense, DUI or License restoration, I refer to him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Todd without hesitation. Whenever I have a conflict, I refer the matter to Todd because I know the person will be in good hands."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd is very knowledgeable in the area of DUI defense. He consistently answers questions for other attorneys and has helped me on a few answers I was looking for. He has a good reputation in Springfield and is well liked."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Todd Goebel. Todd is well respected in the legal community and works hard for his clients to obtain great results. He is intelligent, reliable and down to earth."

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Springfield Criminal defense Lawyer Todd Michael Goebel
Todd Michael Goebel
Criminal defense Attorney
Springfield, IL
Licensed for 22 years