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Rockford Criminal Defense Lawyer

Law Office of Paul M. Marriett

Experienced & Results Matter and so should YOUR case!

Rockford Criminal Defense Lawyer

DUI & Traffic Defense Attorney – Winnebago County, Illinois

Attorney Paul M. Marriett has handled thousands of criminal law cases!

My name is Paul M. Marriett and my law office is based in Rockford, Illinois. Whether or not this is the first time you have been seeking the services of a lawyer, no lawyer can ethically make a promise about how someone’s case will turn out.

What I will promise you, though, is that first and foremost you will be treated better using my office than any other in the area. We pride ourselves on service and if you have found us from our online reviews they are a true testament of what we seek to accomplish as lawyers.

Criminal Defense Attorney Winnebago County Illinois

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

Our office is a premier criminal defense firm. If you or a loved one are facing a criminal charge, we offer personal service to help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.


Our office provides a high quality defense to any and all DUI charges. From routine first offenders that need charges dismissed through court supervision to CDL drivers that seek…


Our office represents hundreds of drivers every year throughout Northern Illinois. From petty speeding tickets we fight to keep off of motor vehicle record reports to more significant…

Personal Injury

Personal injury refers to any harm to your mind, body, or emotions caused by someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions. This includes car accidents, work injuries, slip…

Rockford’s Top-Rated Attorney

Read Our Reviews - 5 STAR LAWYER!

I'm very happy with the outcome of my case. I did a lot of research to find an attorney as professional as Paul Marriet. You can't do any better. I would recommend and hire him again.

Jimmy Hoffa

January 5, 2024

Dear Mr. Paul, you are absolutely an amazing person. Thank you so much for helping us to keep our career aspirations alive. Mr. Paul is a wonderful person and I have had a great experience with him. I always felt safe, reliable, and well-informed, and I am sure whoever approaches him will feel the same.


October 13, 2023

Handled a court case for me. He was just completely awesome. He is very professional and very cool and calming. He is communicative and very knowledgeable about his cases. I wish i could put into words how much Paul handled my case except for a great big humongous THANK YOU to One of the best lawyers around. I would highly recommend Paul and i would use him again if (God forbid) I need his help again.

Gary Linsenmeyer

October 6, 2023

Paul is an amazing attorney! He took my case seriously from the beginning and explained everything to me court related. Protected my CDL from a moving violation to a non moving violation. I would recommend him to anyone in need of legal assistance!

Julio Suarez

August 31, 2023

Paul is absolutely fantastic! He does exactly what he says he’s going go to do. I would recommend him to anybody. Prices are fair for the high quality of work. He’s responsive, up front, and has overall great communication skills. Not only is he great at his job but he is a very respectable person!

Natalie De Pasqua

August 16, 2023

Questions to ask when hiring an attorney

Why choose us as your personal injury lawyer or criminal defense lawyer?

Ultimately, you control the direction you want your case to go. Our practice is service oriented. From the moment you come in with your legal problem, you will be asked, “What are your goals while working with us?” We work both with and for you. What you want to have happen is the ultimate goal we work toward.

When you work with the Law Office of Paul M. Marriett, you can expect to receive top-rated negotiation and litigation expertise that will help us obtain the favorable personal injury outcome that your case deserves.

What’s it like using a personal injury lawyer or criminal defense lawyer?

From the initial meeting until your case is resolved, you will be able to approach us with questions, concerns, issues, and your thoughts. You will always get an honest opinion or explanation of how various decisions can impact and influence your case, and you can rely on us to be there for you. We know that anyone seeking out services to deal with a traumatic injury, criminal charge, DUI, or traffic case is dealing with one of the most stressful, painful, and emotionally draining parts of their life. We have been able to represent family members and friends in a host of legal matters and have represented thousands of folks in their cases.

Will I need to have a trial to resolve my case?

While very few cases do end up at a trial, we prepare every case as though it will go into litigation and assume that we will be asking a jury or judge to rule in our favor to resolve your case. In interviewing witnesses, reviewing police reports, consulting with treatment providers, and working closely with our clients, we utilize a high level of preparation to reach better settlement terms whether by settling with an insurance provider, business, or the government with a plea agreement. We know it’s never someone’s best day when they call us, but we strive to make sure that when their case ends whether through trial, or a settlement agreement, that, that day is one of those best days for our client and their family.

What areas does your law office cover?

Our trial practice is concentrated throughout the criminal and civil courts of Illinois. While our primary office is located in Rockford, Illinois, we faithfully serve citizens throughout the State having litigated various civil and criminal matters from Rockford, to Chicago, to East St. Louis, practicing in the following counties extensively: Winnebago, Stephenson, Boone Jo Daviess, Carroll, Whiteside, Lee, Ogle, DeKalb, McHenry, Kane, and Cook County (Chicago).

For a thorough, free, and no obligation consultation for your personal injury including needing a car accident lawyer or criminal defense related matter, call, text message, or contact us immediately through the contact us section of this page, we look forward to helping you.

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