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Kathleen Colton


Role and Company

Attorney at Law(currently licensed in Illinois), Retired, The Law Offices of Kathleen Colton, Ltd.


30 years experience in legal


Saint Charles, IL

About Kathleen

I graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign/Urbana in 1988. I worked for five years as an Assistant Public Defender, and then went into private practice in a three attorney firm. I opened my own private firm, with my husband as my business partner(he served as office manager and paralegal). From time to time I had an associate attorney, but primarily handled cases on my own. I concentrated in criminal defense, and over the years tried hundreds of cases, including approximately fifty First Degree Murder cases. I retired from the active practice of law in August of 2016, and currently serve as an advisor through the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys for the New York State Clemency Project.

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Kathleen's Recent Answers

6 months ago

I have a U.S. patented tool attachment for all Drill and Impact drivers. Other than my website what would you suggest to get this in the hands of all carpenters and contractors?

Hello, Walter. You might also want to reach out to the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies(NASCLA), www...

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8 months ago

Veterans who've been in prison

Hello, Matthew. If your felonies occurred in Missouri, effective January 1, 2018, a new expungement law went into effect. It is the...

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8 months ago

I’ve been out of the military since 2009 and am 90% disabled. I have a gap in employment for 4 years while I was a student and would like to start working again. I just need some resume help and help with cover letters

Hello, Joe. I agree that your educational time does not present a gap, but rather an opportunity. Did you have...

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10 months ago

Exploring new career fields, and where to start, seeking mentor/advice

Hello, Andrew. I see that you are from Naperville, Illinois, and want to suggest that you visit to...

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11 months ago

Looking for a mentor to help advise me as I prepare to transition from the Navy to college with the goal of getting into law school

Hello, Mitchell. I started college at thirty-one and graduated in three years, then on to three years of law school,...

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