About Jones and Ringel Law Office

What You Can Expect

At Jones and Ringel Law Office, you can count on honesty, integrity, and prompt, courteous legal service. We will offer you the most practical and straight forward advice we can, we will return your telephone calls quickly, and we will meet with you whenever we can.

We have experience both in trial and in settlement negotiations throughout all of central Illinois, including Macon, Moultrie, DeWitt, Piatt, and Sangamon Counties, in a full service law firm covering a variety of civil and criminal matters. Evening and weekend appointments are available at our Decatur, Illinois office. If you want inflated promises or exaggerated statements of what we can and will do for you, and you do not want lawyers who will level with you in a manner that not only emphasizes the positives but also recognizes the potential negative consequences you could face, then we are not the law firm for you. But if you want experience and integrity that gets the best results we can, call today.

Phone 217-233-3000
We return phone calls after-hours and weekends.

Do I Have to Go To Court?

We spend many hours in court, so we appreciate why you might not want to: court can be a frightening, intimidating, and unsettling time in your life. Whether you must go to court depends on the type of legal matter involved and the facts and circumstances of each case. We will tell you if you must go to court, as well as if you should even when not required to do so, recognizing the desire you may have to avoid going to court at all or keeping court time to a minimum. If you must go to court, you need legal representatives such as us with plenty of in-court experience.

The Team of Lawyers at Jones and Ringel Law Office

Decatur, IL Lawyer Steven G. Jones

Steven G. Jones

Steven G. Jones was born in Clay County, Illinois. He earned his B.A. from Eastern Illinois University in 1989 and his J.D. from Southern Illinois University in 1992. He is licensed in the State of Illinois and the Central and Southern Federal District Courts of Illinois. He is a member of the Decatur Bar Association and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and is a former adjunct professor at Millikin University and Richland Community College in Decatur.

He enjoys running and basketball.

J. Todd Ringel

James Todd Ringel was born in Bloomington, Illinois. In 1991, he received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Illinois State University. Todd then earned his Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2000. Todd is licensed in the State of Illinois as well as the Central Federal District Courts of Illinois. He is a member of the Decatur and McLean County Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Criminal Justice Act Panel for Federal Court, and the National College for DUI Defense Organization.

Todd enjoys time with his children and golfing in his spare time.

Decatur, IL Lawyer Todd Ringel