Call Firm at: 815-432-4979 815-432-4979

Civil & Criminal Litigation

An experienced firm fighting for your rights
If you have been charged with a crime in Illinois, it is essential to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. James L. Tungate has been fighting to defend the rights of clients for more than 30 years. I have built my reputation on getting results. I am intimately familiar with all facets of the Illinois criminal justice system, and I have the knowledge and skill to make sure that you understand your legal options and to guide you through the legal process.

I represent clients in state and federal courts on charges ranging from minor offenses to serious
felonies, including:

  • Traffic violations
  • Assault and battery
  • DWI / DUI / OWI
  • Possession of drugs
  • Theft and larceny
  • Burglary
  • Robbery


  • Arson
  • Rape
  • Homicide — murder/manslaughter
  • Domestic violence
  • White-collar crime
  • And more


When you have charges on your record that you want eliminated, the Tungate Law Offices, Ltd. can help you get those charges sealed or expunged, or we can represent you in appellate court.

No matter what obstacle has been placed in your way, rest assured that I will strive diligently to help you overcome it and work tenaciously to attain the best possible result for you.

Going the extra mile to ensure your freedom
At the Tungate Law Offices, Ltd., I go the extra mile to ensure that you get the justice you deserve. I have taken an oath to provide exemplary service — an oath that I am dedicated to honoring. Through meticulous preparation and firm attention to detail, my efforts are always focused on achieving that goal. I personally speak with witnesses; comb through police records; and thoroughly examine the alleged crime scene, if necessary. I also bring in experts who challenge the prosecution and help us prepare trial strategy.

Civil litigation
The best way to deal with civil litigation is to establish a relationship with a law firm that will help you avoid it. The Tungate Law Offices, Ltd. will advise you on how to establish sound practices and draft strong contracts to protect you. If you are facing a lawsuit, I will create a strong response within the limited legal timeline. I will arrive at the best negotiated solution or go to bat for you at trial. I can help business owners navigate the court system and avoid some of the inherent disadvantages in the defense of these types of suits.

Don’t delay. Contact the Tungate Law Offices, Ltd. today 
To schedule a consultation today, call the Tungate Law Offices, Ltd. at 815-432-4979 or contact me online.