Heart of Illinois Criminal Defense

We are a Different Kind of Law Firm

About Us

Welcome to the Heart of Illinois Criminal Defense, your beacon of hope in challenging times. Since 1993, our dedicated and compassionate lawyer, Ms. Maureen Williams, has been standing up for those facing criminal charges – from felonies and misdemeanors to DUIs and beyond. We’re more than just a law firm, we’re a team that listens, prepares, and cares deeply about the outcomes of your case.

Our firm is built on the principle that every individual deserves understanding representation. We value your story, your rights, and your future. We ensure every fact is taken into account, every potential issue is raised, and every piece of evidence is meticulously reviewed. Together, we prepare a solid defense and stand by your side in court.

Our Focus

Criminal Defense

Assisting clients for anything related to criminal charges, both misdemeanor and felonies.

Post Conviction and Appeals

Assisting our clients in post conviction issues and appeals, because we know justice is sometimes not served.

Client-Centric Legal Approach



We do what lawyers should do…we really listen to you. We listen carefully, as no one knows the facts better than you.



We will gather all the evidence, review the evidence together with you, and as a team figure out a strategy.



We are the shield against all the forces against you, and there are a lot. We will not only walk ahead of you, guiding you, but we will also walk next to you every step of the way.



We are very passionate about our clients, and take great pride in a thoughtful bedside manner. As Gerry Spence says, how can we expect our juries to care about our clients if we do not?

Why Choose Heart of Illinois Criminal Defense?

  • Comprehensive representation for a wide range of charges.
  • Decades of experience in the criminal justice system.
  • A personalized, empathetic approach to every case.
  • An unwavering commitment to protect your rights.
  • Available in-person or through phone, Zoom, Facetime, or other video conferencing platforms, we adapt to your needs and schedule.

Your journey towards justice begins with a simple phone call. Contact
Heart of Illinois Criminal Defense today to schedule a case assessment

Remember, in the face of adversity, you are not alone. We are only a
phone call away.

Thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to serving you.