We defend
Illinois drivers.

- Traffic Violations
- Suspended License

I received a ticket for...

If you were ticketed, arrested, or in an accident while driving, we can help.

Your Legal Team

Driver Defense Team consists of seven traffic and DUI defense attorneys that work as a team. Every week our attorneys meet to discuss each of our client’s cases, sharing input and previous experience to determine how to best handle each individual case. Our clients don’t just hire one traffic lawyer, they receive the skill, expertise and experience of the entire Driver Defense Team.

Counties We Serve

The attorneys at Driver Defense Team appear daily in the Cook County and DuPage County traffic courthouses. We also regularly represent clients in Lake, Will, Kane, and McHenry counties. Driver Defense Team’s lawyers are familiar with the rules, people and procedures in the traffic courthouses. This allows us to provide our clients with the most effective legal defense possible.

Our History

The Ticket Clinic originated in Miami in 1987. They now have 40 offices in Florida and California and have defended over three million tickets. In February 2015, they expanded to Illinois, gaining many clients and a reputation for success. In October 2016, Chicago-based attorneys Stephanie and Derek acquired the firm and changed the name, but continue to provide outstanding service and deliver excellent results for our clients.

Common Cases We Defend

Traffic Violations

Most people have heard the phrase “Driving Is A Privilege, Not A Right.” It is true that you do not have a right to drive. In the eyes of the law, you earn the privilege to drive based on your skills (passing the test) and by agreeing to follow the rules of the road. When you… Learn More

Suspended License

Driving on a suspended or revoked license in Illinois is a criminal offense. It often results in an arrest and an ongoing criminal case. Although the charges seem pretty straight-forward, the resolution to the case can be quite complex. Driving on a suspended or revoked license is one…
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Some states consider Driving Under the Influence (DUI) a traffic offense. But, in Illinois it is a crime with serious consequences. A person charged with a DUI should be aware of a possible license suspension or revocation, the likelihood of high fines, and even jail. Fighting a…
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About Us

We defend drivers. If you were pulled over, got in an accident, or arrested while driving, we can help. We also help you get your driver’s license back if it is suspended or revoked. Driver Defense Team believes in removing the mystery surrounding traffic and criminal defense. When you hire our firm, we are committed… Learn More

Derek Martin
Stephanie Kemen
Chris Dionne
Douglas Swift
Eric Tibbs
Colin Gage
Of Counsel



I must say they are very professional, and polite, and they took time to listen to detail which is very important! You can't go wrong with these guys! ! Trust when I say this, YOU WON'T BE MAD YOU HIRED THEM!!

- 5 star review from Jesse on Google

The Driver Defense Team fought a speeding ticket of mine and won. I don't know how they got it dismissed and I don't particularly care. All I know is that I did not have to pay the City of Chicago any more of my money (they've taken enough as it is). I would definitely use their services again, no question.

- 5 star review from Gregory N, January 31, 2017 on Yelp.com

Chris did a great job explaining the possible outcomes of the case beforehand, and he was able to get the case dismissed. I wouldn't hesitate to hire DDT again.

- 5 star review on April 1, 2107 from Kyle on Yelp

I hold a CDL with almost all endorsement's including hazmat.. so it was imperative that I had a strong team and that team help me and came thru 110% can't give them enough praise !!! They saved my lively hood.

- 5 star review from Cathy B, January 12, 2017 on Yelp

I am very pleased they did an awesome job they got my traffic case dismissed without me even having to come to court thanks again DDT Law Group.

- 5 star review from DjDtain T, January 23, 2017 on Yelp.com

First, when I called, they were personable. Major points in my book as I work in customer service! Second, I didn't have to take a day off of work to go to court. Extra points, because as an accountant, we're slammed at the end of the year. Then, I find out they were able to secure supervision without a conviction (when I was still on supervision for an earlier offense- whoops!). Well worth the money, in my book. I hope I don't need your services again, but will definitely recommend you to my hot-rodding friends! Thank you!

- 5 star review from C M, Lockport IL, January 10, 2017

This ticket would have cost me well over 500.00, but somehow they got it dismissed. I don't know how they got it dismissed but they did and saved me a lot of money. I cannot even describe how much appreciation I have towards these guys. I will definitely be using these people again when in need and will be referring friends, family, and co-workers to these guys when in need of assistance for a traffic violation.

- 5 star review from Felisha on Google

Contact Us

(312) 940-8330

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