Will County Lawyers - Joliet Lawyers

The team at Chuck Bretz & Associates possesses more than 90 years of combined experience in areas of law including criminal defense, felonies, misdemeanors, divorce, family law and civil litigation. Our Will County attorneys concentrate in these areas of practice. They are highly educated and experienced, and have a proven track record for success. Our attorneys will fight for your rights.

Cases can be lost due to professional weaknesses like a lack of expertise in a certain area or failure to communicate properly with the client. The Will County lawyers at Chuck Bretz & Associates will handle your case with the utmost care from beginning to end. We begin by obtaining every detail of a client’s case from both the client and resources like records and files that may go unnoticed by a less meticulous Joliet lawyer.

Throughout our many years of practice, we have come to understand how stressful legal matters can be for clients, and we handle each client’s situation with great sensitivity, keeping our client informed of every development. The firm’s principle, Chuck Bretz, is a cornerstone of the Will County legal community, with over 25 years practicing in the county, and has built his practice by fighting for his clients.

Our team of attorneys in Joliet practice law in the following areas:

Criminal Defense:

  • Felonies
  • Drug Crimes
  • Murder/ Homicide
  • White Collar Crime
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Theft/Burglary
  • Forfeitures

Divorce/Family Law:

  • Contested and Uncontested Divorce
  • Child Custody / Visitation
  • Child Support / Spousal Maintenance
  • Orders of Protection
  • Post Decree


  • Domestic Violence
  • Suspended License
  • Juvenile Law
  • Traffic
  • Ordinance Violations
  • Theft

Civil Litigation:

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Complex Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Secretary of State Hearings

When it comes to your case, rest assured that you are not alone. Call Chuck Bretz & Associates at (815) 740-1545. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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