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William Louis Vig

Criminal defense Attorney at Springfield, IL

5.0   106 reviews

also known as Bill Vig

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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About William

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DEDICATED TO YOUR DEFENSE

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.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 7 ...

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Location

VIg Law, P.C.

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  106 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Cynthia | February 24, 2020
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| 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 Pamela | March 14, 2024
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FAILURE TO YIELD
I received a ticket for failure to yield, I contacted VIG LAW OFFICE hoping to get supervision, Mr. VIG got my case dismissed!! BEST DECISION I EVER MADE!! THANK YOU MR. VIG AND TAYLOR FOR YOUR HELP IN RESOLVING THIS MATTER.
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Speeding Ticket
Received a speeding ticket that was a class A Misdemeanor so I contacted Vig Law Office to help with my court appearance and hopefully get the fine reduced. They were able to settle on a reasonable amount and made sure it would not go on my record. I am so grateful for Mr. Vig and Jamie for making this process so easy for me.
Posted by Russell | January 3, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Driver owner op
I literally had to be in court at 9:00 am I called them at 8:00am to ask if they could represent me. The called back within 30 mins and agreed to take the case. Price was reasonable. They were very honest with me on what they could possibly do. I didn’t have to appear in court , that was a big savings as well. They got the fines down to Armond 45% less and was very communicative about the results. They are locked in for us to use their services again. Thank you very much! And thank you for being so nice!!
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Posted by Andrew | November 20, 2023
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DIU Dismissed
A couple months ago I was arrested for my first DUI after refusing the field sobriety test. After a consultation with Mr. Vig, he was hired. He handled everything, I never had to show up to court, and the DUI was dismissed in six or seven weeks of hiring him. He also got my driver's licensee back. Also has a very polite staff and great follow up.
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2023
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Speeding Ticket led to Supervision
I received a speeding ticket for going 70mph in a 55mph zone. After researching several law firms that could represent me, I chose William due to the knowledge and applicability to my situation. He appeared on my behalf in court so I did not have to take time off work. I received the wonderful news that I got supervision and my record stays clean. It was money well spent! Thank you.
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Posted by Steven | July 18, 2023
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What I needed
I had a two traffic tickets I needed taken care of. They were both addressed with very little required from me. Would recommend to anyone in a similar situation.
Posted by Reginald | July 4, 2023
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Speeding Ticket
I had a Speeding Ticket & Mr. William Louis Vig & Mrs. Jamie Van Tine made the process STRESS FREE with Professional / Courtesy. I would LIKE TOO THANK YOU. ( GREAT TEAM )
Posted by John | June 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Saved my life!
I made a terrible mistake in trying methamphetamine for the first time and then I was pulled over and caught with it, and they were able to get me probation and if I complete my probation then the charge dropped to a misdemeanor and won't go on my record as a felony and really make it hard to have a life. I appreciate them getting me the best sentence I could have hoped for.
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Posted by Trisha | May 12, 2023
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Amazing and kind
Bill is a unique and incredible attorney.He is quiet and reserved but then boom he gets it done and works very hard behind the scenes. His team and Wife Sarah are Fantastic. Jamie is prompt and such a kind person. They all have great passion for what they do. I will always suggest Vig law.
Posted by Gregory c. AKERS | February 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Got the job done
Mr vig did an excellent job of representing me in my dui case. I only had to appear in court 1 time. He handled everything. His price was fair and i got all charges dropped except 1 but it was court supervision and i only had to pay a fine and it did not go on my driving record or on my car insurance policy. So over all i was very pleased and his staff was excellent in handling my case. I would definitely recommend his services.
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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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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.
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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

Sample of Legal Cases

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

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

Honors and 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)
Endorse William
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 19 years
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