Van-Lear Eckert

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Location:
Belleville, Illinois
Phone:
618-310-1083
Fax:
618-233-8807
Email:

Van-Lear grew up in O'Fallon, IL, where he graduated from O'Fallon Township High School. He then attended Washington University in St. Louis, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Van-Lear was also a four year letterman on the Washington University baseball team. After working in education for 7 years, Van-Lear returned to school and graduated from St. Louis University School of Law in 2004. He was a St. Clair County Assistant State's Attorney and St. Clair County Assistant Public Defender prior to opening his own law firm.

Van-Lear specializes in all types of criminal defense including DUI, traffic/misdemeanor and felony, as well as personal injury and family law. He also represents municipalities and businesses in all types of litigation. Van-Lear is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, East St. Louis Bar Association and St. Clair County Bar Association.

Our Business:

Our business is to provide superior legal services and representation to our clients.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • DUI/DWI
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Divorce
  • Criminal Defense & Family

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Death Penalty

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri - 2004
  • Washington University, St. Louis
    • B.A.
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • East St. Louis Bar Association, Member
  • St. Clair County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • St. Clair County State's Attorney, Former Assistant
  • St. Clair County Public Defender, Former Assistant