Attorney Profile

Donald M. Tegeler Jr. 
205 1/2 W State Street
Suite C
Geneva, Illinois 60134

(630) 208-8200

(630) 208-8293

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Donald "D.J." Tegeler, Jr. is the managing partner of the law firm.  His primary concentration is criminal defense litigation, which includes felony trials, criminal appeals, DUI, misdemeanor, traffic, juvenile, and driver's license reinstatement hearings.  

Prior to founding the firm 17 years ago, Mr. Tegeler worked as senior associate at a well-known high-volume law firm in Kane County.  His 18 years of previous experience serve as the crucial training ground that has allowed Mr. Tegeler to be extremely well versed in many aspects of the law comprising criminal, civil and family proceedings.  

During his years in practice, Mr. Tegeler has tried a large number of felony jury and bench trials before the Kane County Judiciary.  He has also been appointed by the Judiciary as a conflict counselor to represent clients in several felony, juvenile and appellate matters.  His trial acumen involves a multitude of murder, sex, narcotics, and lesser class criminal cases.  

He received his bachelor's degree in 1986 from Lake Forest College with majors in history and politics and a secondary focus in economics.  Mr. Tegeler received his law degree in 1989 from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law where he earned the distinguished Chicago-Kent Trial Advocacy Award and held an internship at the prestigious Chicago-Kent Legal Clinic, Criminal Division.  

Mr. Tegeler is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association Kane County Bar Association, and previously served as Kane County Bar Association's Criminal Law Committee Chairman (2000-2002), and Chairman of the ISBA Sentencing and Corrections Committee.  

Additionally, he was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in 1990, and thereafter, admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and upon motion, has been permitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.

Mr. Tegeler also lectures regularly at seminars.

Current Employment Position(s):
Managing Partner
Areas of Practice:
Business & Commercial Law
Child Support
60% Criminal Law
Custody & Visitation
25% Family Law
Litigation & Appeals
Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
10% Real Estate Law
Traffic Violations
White Collar Crimes
Personal Injury
Business law
Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1990
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1989
Juris Doctorate
Honors: Chicago-Kent Trial Advocacy Award
Honors: Internship, Chicago-Kent Legal Clinic, Criminal Division

Lake Forest College, 1986
Bachelor's Degree
Major:  History and Politics
Minor:  Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Illinois State Bar Association

Kane County Bar Association
Member, Chairman, Criminal Law Committee, 2000-2002

Capital Litigation Bar, 2005 - Present

Past Employment Positions:
McNamee & Mahoney, Senior Associate, 1990 - 1997

Previous Organization Name:
Tegeler, Donald M. (D.J.) Jr.