The Premier Criminal Defense Firm of Central Illinois

The Premier Criminal Defense Firm of Central Illinois

Champaign-Urbana Criminal Defense Lawyers

Bruno Law Offices is the premier criminal and DUI defense firm of Central Illinois. We have been serving clients in Champaign-Urbana and Central Illinois since 1980. Our lawyers have successfully defended thousands of serious cases in the state and federal courts, including cases covered by the national and international media.

The Champaign-Urbana criminal defense attorneys at Bruno Law Offices are among an elite class of criminal practitioners experienced in handling the highest level felonies, including death penalty qualified crimes. Your case may be the most stressful issue you have ever faced. Our attorneys understand that, and will do whatever it takes to secure the best outcome possible.

Our law firm understands that each case is unique. Our attorneys are focused on providing each client with the personalized legal services he or she requires. For more than 35 years we have helped good people overcome great challenges. More than just a law firm, we are a crisis management team. Put us to work for you today. Call (217) 328-6000.

Meet the Attorneys of Bruno Law Offices

Serving Champaign, Ford, Douglas, Piatt, McLean, Coles and other Counties

Real Client Reviews


I am very pleased with Mr Bruno. Not only is he a nice man, he is a very good lawyer. He is truly concerned about his clients. He is in constant communication about everything that he says or does. If you need a lawyer, Mr Bruno is your man. I highly recommend him.


Thomas Bruno was very helpful and I would definitely recommend him! He talked me through the steps that needed to be taken for my case. Very informative and answered any questions I had. If anyone is looking for a great attorney, Thomas Bruno would be the one!


Mr. Tom Bruno was crucial in getting a case that I was involved in dismissed, and his immense experience in the courtroom was evident throughout the process.

Any legal issue is a stressful process, and the peace of mind of knowing that you have a fantastic lawyer is priceless. This was my first experience with the legal system, and Mr. Bruno made sure to keep me informed of every step of the way. I would highly recommend Mr. Tom Bruno to anyone who is in need of legal assistance.


I met with Mr. Bruno and explained my situation, he was blunt with me about my options and gave me an honest opinion on how we would proceed. I was extremely happy with how everything was handled and my outcome. If your facing charges of any kind, I highly recommend Mr. Bruno and his team.


Great to work with. Explained every aspect of case in great detail. Did everything that was promised plus alot more. Mr. Bruno went above and beyond in my case. I would recommend him to anyone one who asked me.

Hundreds of jury trials. Thousands of serious cases.

Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

If you have been charged with a crime, whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony, you absolutely need an attorney to help you navigate the tricky legal waters. You also shouldn’t trust just any attorney to handle your case. While an assigned public defender may have good intentions when taking your case, keep in mind they are often overloaded with cases and may not be able to give your case the attention it truly deserves. Inexperienced attorneys may agree to take your case and may seem enthusiastic about representing you, but at the end of the day, you need an attorney who has handled these cases before and knows how to present the best possible defense on your behalf.

The team at Bruno Law Offices understands the fear and uncertainty that naturally follow in the wake of an arrest. You may be fearful about your future, your job, and how you will take care of your family with charges hanging over your head. When you work with us, we will take the burden of defending your livelihood and reputation off your hands. We will handle the paperwork, will make the required court appearances, and will guide you through the process of preserving your freedom and clearing your name. We’ve protected good people facing prosecution in Champaign-Urbana for nearly four decades now, and we’re committed to helping you with your case. There is no fee to call us, so contact us today.

Why Choose Bruno Law Offices?

Through our four decades-long service to the Illinois community, our firm has a well-earned reputation for excellence when it comes to defending people just like you against criminal allegations. We have seen thousands of cases through and have earned the trust and respect of our clients. Here are just a few examples of cases we have handled for individuals in Champaign-Urbana:

  • Facing felony drug charges and alleged participation in a central Illinois drug ring, the clients’ sentence was whittled down to only four years; the client will most likely spend no time in prison due to an agreement with the Attorney General’s office.
  • Facing a DUI case, a private investigator was brought in and together we heavily scrutinized the security footage and witness testimony. The case was dropped by the State.
  • Facing the consequences of a 3rd DUI arrest, the team at Bruno Law Offices was able to negotiate to get the charges completely dismissed.
  • When felony manufacturing and distribution charges were issued against our client, we were able to build an aggressive defense and got ready for trial. The prosecutor decided to drop all charges against our client.

These are just a sample of the many cases we have handled on behalf of our clients, who trust us like so many others in Champaign-Urbana have trusted us to handle their criminal case. We will diligently research the facts of your case and will aggressively prepare for trial if necessary on your behalf.

Don’t let the fact that you’ve been arrested leave you paralyzed with fear. Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Bruno Law Offices to get started on your defense and prepare to fight the charges against you. We’re ready to help you today.

Criminal Charges in Champaign-Urbana

Our criminal defense attorneys are well equipped to handle a wide spectrum of cases. Our practice areas include:

If you've been charged with an offense, do not hesitate to get in touch with an attorney. Your lawyer will use their skills to protect your rights and will work to minimize the extent of the penalties you may be facing.

The Champaign-Urbana Criminal Defense Lawyers of Bruno Law Offices Will Fight For You

The attorneys at Bruno Law Offices provide aggressive and effective defense for people charged with crimes in Champaign-Urbana. For more than four decades, we have worked tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the best legal defense. There is no fee to call us for a consultation, and we will help you understand your legal options. Email us through our contact form, chat live on our website, or call us at (217) 328-6000 today. The difference between hiring the right attorney and the wrong attorney is the most significant decision made in a criminal case. Be sure you are represented by the best.

Excellent Service

Your initial consultation with us is always free of charge and can easily be arranged with one quick phone call or email. We strive to return your phone call or email immediately - during normal business hours or otherwise. Being available to you, our clients, is just part of our commitment to delivering excellent service.

If you are facing prosecution for a criminal or DUI charge in the Champaign-Urbana area or elsewhere in East Central Illinois, we are here to help. The Champaign-Urbana criminal defense attorneys of the Bruno Law Offices can protect you and your rights in court. Contact us today at (217) 328-6000 to schedule your initial consultation.