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Donald John Ramsell

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Criminal, Traffic, DUI-DWI, White Collar Crime, Felony

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Donald J. Ramsell's  interests include golf, Corvettes, the Cubs, travel, and winning cases.

Donald J. Ramsell is the only Illinois DUI defense attorney to appear and argue on an Illinois DUI case before the United States Supreme Court in its entire 213 years of existence.

In 2008, Donald Ramsell began hearings ordered by the Illinois Supreme Court regarding the validity and reliability of the police field sobriety test known as 'horizontal gaze nystagmus'. This issue is being carefully followed by prosecutors, judges, and DUI Defense Attorneys across the country.

In 2007, Ramsell was nominated and recognized as a Sustaining Member of the National College for DUI Defense.

In 2006, Ramsell successfully fought and obtained orders compelling the ISP Breath Testing Section to begin downloading and turning over the internal memory of the breath testing machines, which has revealed numerous errors in breath testing equipment being used across Illinois.

In 2005, Chicago Magazine named Donald Ramsell an "Illinois Super Lawyer". He has been so identified again in 2006 2007 and 2009.

Also in 2005, Donald Ramsell became the first Illinois attorney ever to become Board Certified in the area of DUI Defense under the  Bar Association's standards, through the National College for DUI Defense.

In 2004, the Chicago Sun Times identified Mr. Ramsell as one of the top 5 DUI Defense Attorneys in the State of Illinois.

In 1999, after a two year investigation, Ramsell discovered that the Department of Public Health had failed to perform critical testing on breath testing equipment, causing test results to be suppressed across the state. Later that same year, the IDPH was forced to turn over control of the entire program to the State Police.

In 1998, Ramsell successfully proved that the Intoxilyzer 5000 (Series 6400 and 6600) breath testing instrument software had been rigged to produce false negative air blank results, causing all breath tests using that model to become inadmissible in the State of Illinois.

In 1988, Ramsell discovered that the statewide breath testing program was falsifying testing documents, again causing thousands of tests to become suspect.

In 1986, Donald J. Ramsell discovered that the statewide breath testing program was using questionable procedures in certifying breathalyzers, causing thousands of tests to become disputed, and forcing immediate changes in the program.
Position Organization Location Duration
OwnerRamsell & Associates, LLCWheaton, Illinois1986 - Present
PartnerBehan Ramsell PLLC2017 - 2017
School Degree Major Graduation
DePaul University College of LawJ.D. Law School1984  
Loyola UniversityB.S.Criminal Justice1981
State / Court Date
Arizona2017
Wisconsin1989
Illinois1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society
    National Association of Bar Presidents
    National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    National College of DUI Defense (Sustaining Membership Awarded - July 2007)
    Illinois State Bar Association
    DuPage County Bar Association
    Kane County Bar Association
    Northwest Suburban Bar Association
    Association of trial Lawyers of America
    Illinois trial Lawyers Association
    American Bar Association

  • Super Lawyer | Thomson Reuters | 2017
    Illinois Super Lawyer | Thomson Reuters | 2016
    Illinois Super Lawyer - DUI | Thomson Reuters | 2015
    Illinois Super Lawyer - DUI | Illinois Super Lawyers | 2014
    Illinois Super Lawyer - DUI | Illinois Super Lawyers | 2013
    Illinois Super Lawyer - DUI | Illinois Super Lawyers | 2012
    Illinois Super Lawyer - DUI | Illinois Super Lawyers | 2011
    Illinois Super Lawyer - DUI | Illinois Super Lawyers | 2010
    Dean's Award | National College For DUI Defense | 2010
    Gas Chromatography Testing | Axion Analytical Laboratories | 2009
    Illinois Super Lawyers - DUI | Illinois Super Lawyers | 2009
    Board Certification in DUI Defense | National College for DUI Defense | 2005
    Certified Instructor Field Sobriety Testing | LaPier and Associates | 2001
    Outstanding Author | DuPage County Bar Association | 1989
  • DUPAGE COUNTY DRUG CRIME DEFENSE LAWYERS
    When You Are Facing Illinois Drug Crimes Charges Everyone makes mistakes in life. Unfortunately, if that mistake involves drugs, you are in for serious trouble. You need the strongest possible defense to make sure you don not lose years of your life to the criminal justice system. A conviction on drug charges-possession or sale of marijuana, cocaine, meth, steroids, amphetamines, prescription drugs, or ecstasy-can end a school career or work career. You can lose your professional license. Avoid the Harsh Consequences of Drug Charges If you are facing drug charges of any kind, from simple possession or possession with intent to deliver to trafficking, conspiracy, distribution, or drug manufacturing, you need an experienced Illinois drug crimes defense lawyer. The defense firm of Ramsell & Associates, LLC, has been representing people charged with Illinois drug crimes for more than 30 years. That is experience that works in your favor. Contact the drug defense lawyers at Ramsell & Associates, LLC, for your defense. Call 630-256-8001. Our law firm can assist you with the following drug crime charges: Drug Possession Drug Sales Drug Manufacturing and Intent to Deliver Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Every client at Ramsell & Associates, LLC, is provided with a thorough and aggressive defense to ensure their rights are protected. Careful investigation of your case, thorough preparation, and effective defense are the hallmarks of the firm. In every Illinois drug charge, attorneys always examine police conduct for possible violations of your rights with unlawful search and seizure. If the case against you is strong, your Ramsell & Associates, LLC, DuPage County drug crimes defense attorney will work to minimize the long-term consequences and negative impact on your life. The firm's defense lawyers work to get charges reduced and to create opportunities for alternative sentencing, such as treatment programs, probation, and community service. We offer free consultations at our conveniently located office in Naperville. We also have offices in Wheaton and in St. Charles or Rolling Meadows by appointment.

  • Thomson West publication | Illinois DUI Law and Practice Guidebook | 2017
    National College for DUI Defense Winter Session | Putting it all together - A DUI case study | 2017
    DuPage Bar CLE | DUI Defense 101 | 2017
    Cook County Public Defender Nutshell | Basic DUI Defense | 2017
    Thomson Reuters | Illinois DUI Law and Practice Guidebook | 2014
    Mastering Scientific Evidence | Mock DUI Trial Defense Lawyer | 2014
    Mastering Scientific Evidence | Cross-Examining Blood Experts | 2013
    Illinois State Bar Association, Traffic Laws and Courts Section | Defending Refusals in DUI Cases | 2012
    Thomson Reuters | Illinois DUI Law & Practice Guidebook | 2012
    Intoxication Test Evidence (West) | Nystagmus Testing for Alcohol and Drugs | 2011
    ISBA Traffic Law Newsletter | Defending Refusals in DUI Jury Trials | 2011
    NCDD Winter Meeting | DUI Case Highlights | 2011
    Illinois Traffic Law Seminar | Issues in Illinois Drugged Driving | 2011
    Illinois Traffic Court Conference | Drugged Driving Issues in Illinois | 2011
    DUI Traffic law Seminar | Beat Field Sobriety Test in Illinois | 2011
    Advanced OVI Seminar | Trying a Breath Test Case on a Shoe String Budget | 2011
    Representing a DWI Defendant in New York from Arraignment to Disposition | DWI Test Defenses for Field Sobriety | 2010
    Illinois Traffic Court Conference | Breath Testing Issues in Illinois - Science and Law | 2010
    Illinois DUI and Traffic Law Seminar | Issues in Illinois DUI Drug Cases | 2010
    Defending DUI Cases | Mock DUI Jury Trial | 2010
    Arkansas DUI Defense Seminar | Closing Arguments in DUI Cases | 2010
    Thomson West publication | Illinois DUI Law & Practice Guidebook | 2010
    Thomson West publication | Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence | 2009
    National DUI Seminar | Interlock Ignition Devices | 2009
    National DUI Seminar | Sixth Amendment DUI Evidence | 2009
    Cook County Public Defenders Conference | Attacking the Breathalyzer | 2009
    Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers | Mock DWI Trial Defense | 2008
    Illinois DUI and Traffic Seminar | Illinois MDDP Law | 2008
    Michigan DUI Seminar | DUI Jury Trial Techniques | 2007
    IICLE DUI Seminar | Illinois Field Sobriety Tests | 2007
    ISBA Traffic Law Seminar | Illinois DUI Defense | 2006
    IICLE | DUI FIELD SOBRIETY TESTING CHAPTER | 2004
    DUI Defense | Illinois DUI Defense | 2003
    Dupage County Bar Briefs | Recent Developments in Illinois DUI Law | 1999
    DWI Law & Science Journal | Cross-Examination of the Breath Alcohol Test Operator: Impeaching Testimony of the Observation-Period Requirement | 1988
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(2017) Licensed as Attorney in Arizona. Verified with State Bar of Arizona.September 06, 2017
(1984) Licensed as Attorney in Illinois. Verified with Illinois State Bar Association.August 31, 2010

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Donald John Ramsell
128 S. County Farm Rd
Suite F
Wheaton, IL 60187
41.8632375,-88.143662

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128 S. County Farm Rd
Suite F
Wheaton, IL 60187


Other Locations:
  • Naperville Office
    1717 North Naperville Road, Suite 200
    Naperville, IL 60563
    630-256-8001

    Rolling Meadows Office
    1813 Hicks Road, Suite B
    Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
    847-465-8743

    Wheaton Office
    128 South County Farm Road,3rd Floor
    Wheaton, IL 60187
    630-665-8780

    St. Charles Office
    100 Illinois Street, Suite 200
    St. Charles, IL 60174
    630-786-6062

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