Ted P. Hammel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Joliet, IL

Hammel Law Offices P.C.
 | 54 N Ottawa Street, Suite B-10
Joliet, IL 60432
Phone: 815-373-8000
Fax: 815-723-1371
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Attorney Ted P. Hammel is the founder and owner of Hammel Law Offices P.C. in Joliet, Illinois. A top-rated, award-winning trial attorney with more than 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Hammel focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense, and he provides effective, aggressive advocacy and support to clients throughout Will County and the surrounding areas who are dealing with pressing legal challenges involving any of the following:

·       Aggravated speeding and other traffic-related violations

·       Driver's license suspensions and revocations and license restoration

·       DUI defense

·       Juvenile delinquency

In addition to criminal defense, Mr. Hammel also handles cases involving landlord-tenant law and family law on a select basis. No matter his clients' needs or the complexities involved with their cases, Mr. Hammel delivers highly personalized counsel and dedicated support throughout all legal proceedings to help his clients make the best-informed decisions, and he has gained a reputation for his tenacity and resolve in ensuring they achieve the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Hammel has earned a Top 10 Ranking from the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys as well as a Top 10 DUI Defense Attorney designation from Attorney and Practice Magazine. He has also received "Superb, 10 out of 10 client" ratings on Avvo and the site's Clients' Choice award along with the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys for several years.

A 1985 graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mr. Hammel attended the UIC John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1989. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and he has extensive experience handling appeals before the Illinois Court of Appeals and the Illinois Supreme Court.

An active participant in his legal community, Mr. Hammel is a member of the Will County and Illinois State Bar Associations as well as the National and Illinois Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers, among his other professional affiliations.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 40%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Real Estate: Consumer
Focus Areas

Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Prosecution, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, Landlord/Tenant


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Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021

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About Ted Hammel

Admitted: 1989, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.hammel-law.com/About/Ted-P-Hammel.shtml


  • 10 Best Criminal Attorneys 2016 

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Institute of DUI/DOW Attorneys
  • Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois 
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Will County Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois, 1989

Representative Clients:

  • People v. Santovi, 381 Ill.Dec. 686, 3rd Dist., May 27, 2014
  • People vs. Daniels, 16 Ill.App. (3d) 150214-U, (a Rule 23 opinion) September 22, 2016
  • People vs. Cannon, 2015 IL App (3d) 130672, January 7, 2015
  • People v. Kazenko, 362 Ill.Dec. 100, 3rd Dist., July 02, 2012
  • People v. Allen, 375 Ill.App.3d 810, 3rd Dist., August 07, 2007
  • People v. Donnelly, 262 Ill.Dec. 359, 3rd Dist., February 21, 2002
  • People v. Coners, 374 Ill.App.3d 425, 3rd Dist., June 26, 2007
  • People v. Riffice, 392 Ill.App.3d 961, 3rd Dist., July 08, 2009
  • People v. Ziobro, (Illinois Supreme Court) 350 Ill.Dec. 839, April 21, 2011
  • People v. Garstecki, (Illinois Supreme Court) 234 Ill.2d 430, September 24, 2009
  • People v. Miklos, 393 Ill.App.3d 205, 3rd Dist., July 17, 2009
  • People v. Love, 393 Ill.App.3d 196, 3rd Dist., June 03, 2009
  • People v. Allen, 375 Ill.App.3d 810, 3rd Dist., August 07, 2007
  • People v. Madden, 273 Ill.App.3d 114, 3rd Dist., June 30, 1995, 1900

Educational Background:

  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, B.S. - 1985
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Office Location for Ted P. Hammel

54 N Ottawa Street
Suite B-10
Joliet, IL 60432

Phone: 815-373-8000

Fax: 815-723-1371

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Last Updated: 10/19/2020

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