If you have been accused of a crime in Joliet, you will want to obtain the best criminal defense possible.
Neil Adams is committed to the right of every citizen to a fair trial, and he will work to provide tough negotiations and aggressive courtroom defense for every client.
Mr. Adams treats every client with respect, no matter what crime he or she is accused of. Whether you are facing charges of forgery, drug possession, sexual assault, reckless homicide, or any other crime, Mr. Adams will work closely with you to create an individualized defense strategy, and he will keep you informed of every step of the process.
Neil Adams has longstanding ties to Joliet, having attended Joliet Catholic High School and Joliet Junior College. He completed his college degree at Northern Illinois University where he also attended law school. After passing the bar on the first attempt in 1993, he returned to his hometown where he worked for 10 years in the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office.
There, he served in the narcotics unit for three years and as the Chief Felony Prosecutor for four years. In that capacity, he supervised the daily operation of 30 felony prosecutors responsible for almost 3,000 criminal cases every year. He also served as lead counsel on several high-profile murder cases, including the only case in Illinois history where the accused was found guilty of both murder and attempted murder in the same proceeding. As a defense attorney, he successfully defended a client accused of murder in a high-profile road rage case.
After four years as the Chief Felony Prosecutor, Mr. Adams returned to the private sector, largely due to his belief that every citizen is entitled to a fair trial. In 2008, Mr. Adams set up his own criminal defense practice, and he has been working in that capacity for the last four years. In addition to criminal law, Mr. Adams also regularly represents clients in Juvenile court at both the trial and appellate level.
He continues to regularly accept appointments by the Will County Court as Guardian ad Litem for both minors and disabled adults. Although he limits his practice to these areas, he is always happy to help you find an attorney if you need help with a different area of law.
Whether you are looking for a drug defense attorney, domestic violence lawyer, shoplifting lawyer, DUI lawyer, or any other type of criminal defense, Neil Adams has the experience and commitment necessary to provide you with a personalized and effective defense strategy. Mr. Adams handles all forms of misdemeanor and felony law, including:
Mr. Adams’ years of experience as a prosecuting attorney give him a unique advantage when it comes to defending his clients. He has an in-depth knowledge of the criminal process and can easily anticipate how prosecuting attorneys think. He is also familiar with the various provisions and stipulations of the law and can use this knowledge to craft a personalized and creative defense strategy for his clients.
If you are facing a criminal charge in Joliet, Plainfield, Crest Hill, Lockport, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, Grundy County or elsewhere in the greater Chicago area, don’t wait to find a lawyer. Call Neil Adams today to get your initial consultation and begin the fight to defend your innocence. Once he takes you on as a client,
Mr. Adams will conduct an extensive investigation of your case and will work tirelessly to come up with an effective strategy to prove your innocence or negotiate for lesser charges. Mr. Adams prides himself on returning all phone calls promptly. He can be reached at 815.529.7000.