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William Louis Vig

Criminal defense Attorney at Springfield, IL

5.0   96 reviews

also known as Bill Vig


Licensed for 18 years

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I grew up near Petersburg, Illinois (about 20 miles from Springfield), attending Petersburg PORTA schools and graduating from PORTA High School.  I then attended Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois, where I graduated magna cum laude with a double major in communication and political science, and minors in music and pre-law.  After college, I went on to earn both my Juris Doctor (law degree) and a Master of Arts in Speech Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

I began my legal career by serving six years as an Assistant State's Attorney in Sangamon County, Illinois, where I tried numerous felony and misdemeanor cases to juries.  I started in the Traffic and Misdemeanor Division, prosecuting petty traffic tickets and misdemeanor criminal offenses.  I was then named chief DUI prosecutor, and was later promoted to the Felony Division and soon became one of the office’s two felony narcotics prosecutors.  Over the course of my time as an Assistant State’s Attorney, I was assigned cases ranging from petty speeding to first degree murder, covering the full breadth of the criminal and traffic codes.  I was responsible for the prosecution of nearly 700 felony cases, over 4000 DUI citations, and countless other crimes and offenses.

 

Since that time, I have advised and represented clients in a wide variety of legal matters, while focusing primarily in the areas of DUI and criminal defense.  Throughout my legal career, I have prided myself on my ability to answer questions both thoroughly and promptly, negotiate effectively with opposing parties, and—in those instances where negotiations fail—obtain a favorable result through trial.  If you're in the market for a diligent, experienced attorney who knows the law, can analyze your case and explain your options, and has proven success both in and out of the courtroom, I'd be honored to speak with you.

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Licensed for 18 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2004
Updated 10/11/2022

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5.0 / 5.0
  96 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
William received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Cynthia | February 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
speeding ticket
I was heading to my brothers funeral in St Louis, from Chicago... I was passing some cars and received a ticket, and had to appear in court, rather than just a fine that I could mail... this could have been a lot worse than it was, had I not found Vig Law to resolve my case... Thanks to William Vig and his firm... he was able to appear in court for me, so I didnt have to go to court, down state... he was able settle my case with a fine, court supervision and court fees... which was the best scenario I could ask for... Thank you William, Sara and Cheyenne for all your expertise and professionalism... I appreciate your help and will refer you to anyone that needs a lawyer near the Springfield Il area! Excellent attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2020
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The best in the area hands down
I was addicted to some stimulants and caught facing multiple potential felony charges. Vigg is extremely knowledgeable in criminal law and strategic in his defense; I truthfully couldn’t have found a better lawyer to represent me when I thought all hope was lost. Trust me. I have a lot of respect for this man. He saved my career as I was a pre med student at the time and have now graduated.
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Posted by Carson | December 8, 2022
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4
William went to court on behalf of me and got all tickets dropped but 1 and that one I was under supervision… very satisfied.. I thought his fees was reasonable and any time I would call Someone there At the office was able to answer the question.. very satisfied
Posted by Ramesh | October 16, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
My traffic violation ticket was closed
I would like to thank VIG Law for closing my case quickly , without even attending the court. The Attorney was really knowledgeable and has answered all my queries during the case proceedings patiently.It has avoided damaging my driving history. I would certainly reach out for any future requirements. Thanks once again for keeping the promise.
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2022
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Ticket dismissed.
Mr. Vig did an excellent job representing my fiance regarding a ticket. She did not have to appear in court and the ticket was dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
3 tickets down to a small fine
I have to say William and Gabrielle was nothing short of fantastic. An officer in Springfield gave me 3 tickets on my trip from STL to CHI. I was able to work with their team completely remotely and they charged me a very honest price to work on my tickets. At the end of the day, the tickets got converted into a smaller fine with supervision. If William is a lawyer that works in your town. I highly recommend him. Everything from Cost, Communication and Outcome was all top notch!
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2022
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Ticket
Vig law was very good at handling my case. Very happy. Would recommend to anyone
Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic ticket
William Vig and his team did a great job. I’m from out of state and managed to find their law office by chance and I’m glad I did. Everyone on the team was very helpful and able to answer all my questions and concerns. They were able to get my traffic ticket dismissed and for a very reasonable price!
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Happy client
Great team great work you can always trust vig law they will get the job done as they promise. I had a petty warrant for 7 years no other law firm wanted to take my case until I contacted vig law and they did the job as they promised.
Posted by Praneeth | July 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic ticket
William and his team are excellent at their work, prompt in their replies and at affordable costs they dealt my traffic citation and got the ticket dismissed.
Posted by Riccardo Perez | July 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive and Informative
I’m beyond impressed with the attentiveness of Mr. Vig he kept me informed and updated on the status of my case. Additionally I am completely satisfied with the results of my case. If ever I’m in this type of situation again I would certainly retain him again.
Posted by Leslie | June 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Out of town Speeder
Got a ticket driving home from Chicago back to St Louis - contacted many STL attorneys but none wanted to drive to Springfield County! Called and spoke w/Jamie who was friendly & professional! Paid the attorney’s fee on Friday and got the issue resolved by that following Monday! Love doing business w/true professionals!
Posted by Stephanie | April 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyer for my boyfriend
We hired him to get my boyfriends warrant squashed and he was able to do so and even got the case dismissed, he listened to our concern and did exactly want we wanted and more. I recommend him he was fantastic
Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Five stars
I hired Mr. Vig and he did not disappoint. He was aggressive with my case and iam very happy with the outcome! I would definitely recommend Mr. Vig for any of your legal needs.
Posted by Sonay | July 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great service
very professional and responsive! They resolved issue in timely manner. I truly recommend their office to anyone ! Thank you !
Posted by Jackson | April 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied
I wrote a check for a citation that had been returned because the court doesn’t accept personal check. I decided to contact Vig to find out what I should do next. He told me don’t admit that guilt so fast if hired there is a good chance to lower the infraction or get it dismissed completely. I followed the advice now my ticket has been dismissed. Thanks for everything that has been done on my behalf to put that worried to rest.
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Posted by Stuart | February 18, 2021
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DUI - License Reinstatement
I was arrested on two seperate occasions, both times for DUI. Bill was able to help me achieve the best results I had hoped for on both (seperate) arrests and the following difficulties. After my second DUI my driver's license was revoked and the process of getting it reinstated can be overwhelming. Bill walked me through the process and was there to help me in every possible way. In my situation after several years of sobriety the state of IL decided to grant me full re-instatement of my driver's license, which I understand is a rather rare outcome. I was very surprised and so happy with Bill's services! He is a kind and helpful person, but more importantly he is a darn good lawyer and helped me a lot with my legal issues! Would (and do) recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2021
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Did a great job - highly recommend
I contacted several Springfield area lawyers about a traffic ticket I received while visiting the state of Illinois, but the only one that responded quickly was the Vig Law firm. They were helpful and upfront about the costs, and they handled everything so I did not have to travel to the area for the court date. Better yet, William Vig got the case dismissed, and there were no fines and no court costs. Both he and his law office staff were great. Highly recommended!
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2021
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Serious Felony Charges
Highly Recommended...I searched for a few Attorneys via google in the Springfield area, on behalf of a relative who was facing some serious Criminal Felony charges the first week of the New Year, in 2020. Attorney Vig was the only Counsel who responded to my inquiry for legal services. I knew he was the one to hire based on this, as well as the search engine reviews, which provided more of a favorable insight to the legal services he provided for previous Clients. Fast forward to now, before the EOY, Attorney Vig’s expertise and genuine effort, resulted in an Awesome outcome. As an African American, my relative and I are incredibly grateful for the legal services provided and how Attorney Vig advocated for my relative . Attorney Vig was very transparent with us both in the beginning and throughout the case, and my relative was extremely impressed with his legal experience in the physical capacity of his duties. Thank You , Attorney Vig!
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2020
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Great lawyer
Hired him for a case out of Springfield and he was very good at always letting me know what was going on and what we were doing to get the best possible out come. He got an even better out come then we had thought at first
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • VIG LAW
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Ackerman Law Office
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Sangamon County State's Attorneys Office
  • 2006 - 2012

Education

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Master of Arts
  • 2005
  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Western Illinois University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Knollenberg v Kincade, 2012 IL App (4th) 120125-U
  • $22,217 in damages for future medical expenses was added to the verdict.

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Sangamon County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Golden Anniversary Fellow
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Speech Communication
  • 1998
  • Wayne Thompson Undergraduate Scholar
  • Western Illinois University, Department of Communication
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Surviving Your First Jury Trial
  • Preparing for a Jury Trial
  • 2012
  • Defending Illinois Criminal Cases
  • Plea Bargaining Strategies / Sentencing Issues
  • 2011
  • Defending a Narcotics Charge
  • Informants and Cooperation Agreements
  • 2010
  • DUI Technology: Entering A New Age
  • DUI and Statutory Summary Suspension Case Law Update
  • 2009
  • DUI Advocacy Academy
  • Case Law Update / Panel Discussion
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (11)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Bill for several years. He is well respected in the legal community and quite capable--both on DUI and criminal matters. I highly recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill previously worked for the States Attorneys office and has extensive DUI and Criminal Felony trial experience. He is aggressive and prepares his cases well for trial. He is a good attorney and will fight for your case!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is an exceptional attorney, very well-versed, and a true asset to the legal community and the clients he serves. It is without hesitation that I endorse this attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill and I started our careers together about a decade ago at the Sangamon County State's Attorney's Office. We were both Chief DUI Prosecutors, but at different times. Coincidentally, we both joined the defense side and now help people charged with DUI and other crimes. He has established himself as one of the go to attorneys in this area. His knowledge, coupled with his preparedness, make him an exemplary advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bill is an intelligent and articulate attorney. I have had the pleasure of working with him on presentations for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education. I also discuss active cases with Bill to get his insight and perspective. I highly recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer. He always prepares his cases well and knows DUI law very well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Atty. Vig. He is a skilled and well respected attorney in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Call him first if you are in need of a quality DUI attorney in Sangamon County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill was a former Assistant State's Attorney. Bill knows his way around the courthouse. And as importantly, he quickly grasps the issues that have to be addressed."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Springfield Criminal defense Lawyer William Louis Vig
William Louis Vig
Criminal defense Attorney
Springfield, IL
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available