Jessica J Koester

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Edwardsville, Illinois

The Law Office of Jessica Koester, LLC
Jessica J Koester
The Law Office of Jessica Koester, LLC

Practice Areas: Criminal defense; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 2002

Education: University of Notre Dame Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2012
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The Law Office of Jessica Koester, LLC

100 North Main St
2nd Floor, Suite 1
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1639 Visit website

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Attorney Jessica J. Koester is the founder of her Edwardsville, Illinois, law firm, The Law Office of Jessica Koester, LLC. Ms. Koester has been a practicing defense attorney for nearly 20 years. She graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana with a bachelor's degree in political science and received her law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Ms. Koester defends her clients in cases including but not limited to homicide, sexual assault, drug trafficking, white collar crimes, child pornography, drug possession, domestic battery, as well as DUI and other traffic and misdemeanors. She is licensed in Illinois and Missouri and has been admitted to practice in the Southern District of Illinois, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Ms. Koester is a member of the The Illinois State Bar Association, where she chairs the Committee on Corrections and Sentencing. She is also a member of the Madison County Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Ms. Koester authored a book on Illinois Search and Seizure law in 2020.

Practice areas

Criminal defense

Focus areas

Arrest & arraignment, Assault & battery, Criminal fraud, Criminal law, Drug & alcohol violations, Expungement, False accusations, Felony, Juvenile delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor vehicle offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex offenses, Tax evasion, Theft, Traffic violations, Criminal domestic violence

  • 100% Criminal defense

First Admitted: 2002, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.koester-law.com/Attorney/Jessica-J-Koester.shtml

Educational Background:
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, B.A. in Political Science, 1999
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2004
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Illinois, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2005
  • Member, Madison County Bar Association, 2002 - 2012
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member - Illinois State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Council, 2021
  • ISBA Committee on Corrections and Sentencing 
  • U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, 2005
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Pro Bono Work for the Good Samaritan House, 2011
  • Partners 4 Pets, 2021
Honors/Awards:
  • , Top 10 Best Criminal Defense Attorneys, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2018
  • , Top 10 Best Criminal Defense Attorneys, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2021
  • , Top 10 Best Criminal Defense Attorneys, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2020
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • A brief overview of the rules and regulations of recreational cannabis along with instructions on the expungement process for those with previous marijuana cases., Moderator and Speaker, Cannabis: Recreational Use Parameters and Expungement How To's, Illinois State Bar Association, Criminal Defense, 2020
  • A comprehensive analysis of search and seizure law in the State of Illinois., Author, Illinois Search and Seizure, Lexis Nexis, Criminal Defense, 2020
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Expertise, Best Criminal Lawyers in St. Louis, 2020

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Jessica has an acute ability to spot issues and to ethically represent her clients with zealous advocacy”

Office location for Jessica J Koester

100 North Main St
2nd Floor, Suite 1
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1639

Phone: 618-307-4192

Selections

1 Year Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2012

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