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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2004||05/16/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Owner||VIG LAW||2016 - Present|
|Attorney||Ackerman Law Office||2012 - 2016|
|Assistant State's Attorney||Sangamon County State's Attorneys Office||2006 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Sangamon County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National College for DUI Defense||General Member||N/A|
|Knollenberg v Kincade, 2012 IL App (4th) 120125-U||$22,217 in damages for future medical expenses was added to the verdict.|
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|77 Journalism & Mass Comm. Q. 804||The interaction of news and advocate frames: Manipulating audience perceptions of a local public policy issue||2000|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||Speech Communication||Master of Arts||2005|
|University of Illinois College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Western Illinois University||Communication and Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|3rd Annual DUI Defense Institute||Fourth Amendment Issues & Chemical Testing||2016|
|2nd Annual DUI Defense Institute||Fourth Amendment Issues & Chemical Testing||2015|
|Starting Points: DUI Defense||Breath, Blood, and Urine Testing||2014|
|Starting Points: DUI Defense||Statutory Summary Suspension Hearings||2014|
|Personal Injury Practice Update||Jury Instructions||2014|
|DUI Defense Institute||Standardized Field Sobriety Tests||2014|
|Criminal Law Short Course||Illinois Legislative & Case Law Update||2014|
|Surviving Your First Jury Trial||Preparing for a Jury Trial||2012|
|A Guide to Sex Offense Cases and Collateral Issues||Smart Phones and Sex Crimes||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|
Posted by anonymous
For a year I had been through more then most people. In the process of dealing with everything going on I handled the stress very wrong. My parents hired Bill Vig. I am so blessed! Bill never judged me, was always there even after 5 pm to call me about my case. Bill was one of the first people to believe in me and see me for a person who made mistakes but not a criminal. Bill gave me my life back and I will be forever grateful. Please choose bill for any situation.
Posted by anonymous
I have known Bill a long time, and have very high confidence in him as an attorney. Previously, Bill handled a very tough situation involving a DUI arrest along with 6 other tickets that were issued the same evening. On that occasion, Bill very thoroughly reviewed all the evidence, determined that I was NOT, in fact, under the influence at the time of arrest, and got my summary suspension revoked because of errors made by the law enforcement agency. He greatly reduced the 7 tickets to two tickets and supervision, which I completed successfully.
I again hired Bill recently when I unfortunately received 3 tickets in the time span of one month. One of the tickets I had already paid. After reviewing the evidence on the two other instances (evidence which Bill obtained by doing research on Google maps) and then consulting three law books, Bill determined that I had not even broken the law! After sharing the evidence with the state's attorney, that ticket was dropped. Bill very graciously negotiated with the judge a payment plan for the other ticket that I could afford.
I highly recommend Bill Vig as a most competent and thorough attorney who represents his clients well in court.
Kevin Linder, Divorce and separation Attorney
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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!
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