Founding Attorney
  • (779) 500-0167


Rockford Office
416 E State St
Rockford IL, 61104

DUI / Traffic / Criminal Defense / Sealing Criminal Records

Jonathan James


The Law Office of Jonathan James, LLC, was founded and is managed by Illinois Criminal Defense Attorney Jonathan James. Mr. James graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University where he received several awards including Dean’s List, President’s List and was a member of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society. After graduating from Clemson, Mr. James spent several years working in the technology industry as a software engineer and network administrator. Mr. James attended Northern Illinois University College of Law where he graduated with a degree of Juris Doctor. 

While attending Law School, Mr. James gained valuable experience by working in the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office where he helped prosecute DUI and traffic offenses. Since opening his office in downtown Rockford, Illinois, Mr. James has represented clients throughout Illinois in felony, misdemeanor and traffic cases.

When you hire Mr. James you can know that he will:

  • Listen to you to understand your circumstances and your goals
  • Give you honest answers to your questions and a realistic assessment of your case
  • Only work to achieve your goals and objectives, and not that of the police or prosecution
  • Remain accessible to you throughout the duration of your case


  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys – 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys Top 10 Under 40
  • Lawyers of Distinction Top 10% in the USA
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Winnebago County Bar Association
  • National College for DUI Defense

Books Published

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Driving on a Suspended / Revoked License
  • Driver’s License Reinstatement
  • Drug Offenses
  • Domestic Battery
  • Violation of an Order of Protection
  • Retail Theft
  • Criminal Misdemeanor
  • Criminal Felony
  • Violent Crimes
  • Sex Crimes

To schedule your confidential consultation to meet personally with Mr. James call his office today at (779) 500-0167

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