Jessica J. Koester

Email MeJessica J. Koester

Sole Practitioner
Location:
Edwardsville, Illinois
Phone:
618-307-4192
866-397-9110
Fax:
618-692-4901
Email:

Graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, May 1999 with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. Graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School, South Bend, IN, May 2002 with my Juris Doctor. While in law school I began clerking with the law firm of Lucco, Brown and Mudge. After graduation I was hired on as an associate and worked there for 8 years until starting my own firm. I am licensed in Illinois and Missouri and have been admitted to practice in the Southern District of Illinois, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. I am a member of the American Bar Association, The Illinois State Bar Association, The Madison County Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law - Federal (White Collar Crime)
  • DUI/DWI
  • Traffic Violations
  • Drug Charges
  • DUI and Traffic
  • Driver's License Reinstatement
  • Juvenile Law
  • Sex Crimes
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary and Theft
  • Estate Planning
  • Expungement/Sealing of Court Records

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2002
  • Missouri, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2004
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006

Education

  • Notre Dame Law School, South Bend, Indiana
    • J.D. - 2002
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
    • B.A. - 1999
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 2000 - 2012
  • Madison County Bar Association, Member, 2002 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Standing Committee on Corrections and Sentencing, 2012 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section Council, 2012 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Lucco, Brown and Mudge, Associate, 2002 - 2010

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pro Bono work for the Good Samaritan House, 2011