My practice is limited primarily to two areas, driver's license reinstatement and worker's compensation/personal injury. My background affords you a unique perspective.
For all of your professional needs, call Ted at 217-525-0520.
For 15 years, I heard driver's license cases as a contractual hearing officer for the Secretary of State (DMV). I previously represented insurance companies defending worker's compensation and personal injury cases. These experiences have provided me with the opportunity to understand how the opposing side thinks and operates.
- DUI & DWI
- Traffic Tickets
- Workers' Compensation
- Driver's License Reinstatement
- Free Consultation
Initial telephone consultation with experienced and knowledgeable staff. I will follow up.
- Credit Cards Accepted
VISA, Master Card, American Express, Discover and Electronic Checks.
- Contingent Fees
For worker's compensation and personal injury matters.
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
For driver's license hearings, partial payment with balance not due until day of hearing, affording you the opportunity to budget your fees.
- Harvatin Law Offices PC
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- I began practicing law in Springfield Illinois in 1981. In 2000, my partner became a judge, and I have been solo since that time. I formerly took on virtually any case. But the law has now grown too complicated for me to be "all things to all people". As a result, I limit my practice to a few areas, and I know the law in those areas quite well.
- University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
- J.D. | Law
- Knox College
- B.A. | Ecnomics and Business
- Honors: Honors: Cum Laude Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
- Mensa Society
- Membership in Mensa is open to persons who have attained a score within the upper two percent of the general population on an approved intelligence test that has been properly administered and supervised. There is no other qualification or disqualification for membership eligibility.
- Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association
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- Activities: Statewide organization whose members, through the courts, public opinion and the elective process, advance the interests of injury victims.
- Illinois State Bar Association
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- Activities: Association of Illinois lawyers who work to improve the legal process.
- Sangamon County Bar Association
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- Activities: Springfield is the seat of government for Sangamon County. Abraham Lincoln practiced law here. The Association strives to carry on the traditions of Lincoln to improve the delivery of legal services to our community.
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- Q. I got a court supervision fine and a second court date, 08/21. I will be away in college that day. What are my options?
- A: You can ask the clerk to reschedule it. Depending on the county they may take care of it on the spot.
- Q. If I get a wet and reckless as a minor, will I lose my license?
- A: Not just from that single conviction
- Q. How do you get court supervision?
- A: You do not have to appear if you are going to pay the ticket and accept a conviction. The clerk will mail you a court date if you don't send in your guilty plea. it's that court date where you request supervision. You must have a parent or guardian with you in court if you are under 18.
- Q. I got a ticket for 71 in a 45 in Illinois. How often are these dropped to a lesser charge?
- A: Woodford is unfriendly. Contact Jeff Hall in Peoria. He goes there.
- Q. I’m 16 and I got 2 citations in 2 months one was for going 15 over and the second was going 21 over what should I do
- A: Get supervision. Doesn’t count as a conviction.
- Q. I’m from out of state and i received a traffic ticket and wanted to know if i could keep it off of my driving record
- A: If you want court supervision it will not go down as a conviction. That may cost more than a conviction but I don't see why you think a conviction would be $500 if that's what you are suggesting.
- Q. Will a 5mph over speed limit conviction in Minnesota be sent to Illinois if on an IL drivers license?
- A: Only MN would be able to tell you. They are supposed to send it but don’t always
- Q. How do I pay a speeding ticket and avoid having it on my insurance?
- A: I take it you are in a plead by mail county like Montgomery County? You sign papers and send in the fine money and are placed on a term of supervision. Before the supervision is over, because you are under 21, you have to complete the traffic school. If you don't they can take away the supervision and enter a conviction.
- Q. I'm 19/20 and went 51 in a 35 zone
- A: You were placed on court supervision which prevents this from going down as a conviction which is good because under 21 can only have one conviction every two years.