Paul R. Vella
PAUL R. VELLA has been with the firm since 1999. Since joining the firm, he has successfully defended numerous individuals in Illinois and Wisconsin. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at the Winnebago County Public Defender's Office for several years.
Attorney Vella has handled numerous criminal cases and has successfully tried cases involving drugs, murder, reckless homicide, sexual abuse, juvenile matters, traffic and Driving Under the Influence.
Attorney Vella is licensed to practice in Illinois and Wisconsin, Federal Court, and in the Supreme Court of the United States.
Attorney Vella graduated Cum Laude from Northern Illinois Law School where he won the Francis G. Mays Award for the highest grades in the area of criminal law, procedure, and evidence.
He serves on the Northern Illinois University Law School Board of Visitors.
He was appointed a Council Member of the Traffic Laws and Courts Section by the Illinois State Bar Association.
He established the Paul R. Vella award at NIU Law School for the graduating student who has worked as a 711 for a public criminal law office and has the highest grades in the area of criminal law, evidence, and trial matters.