COLLINSVILLE – The American Institute of Criminal Law
Attorneys (AIOCLA) has recognized Illinois Criminal Law Attorney Joel D.
Beckwith of Burger Law and Traffic Law Solutions as one of its 2016 "10 Best
Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction."
AIOCLA is a third-party attorney rating organization that
publishes an annual list of the top 10 criminal law attorneys in each state.
Selections are based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research, and
AIOCLA’s independent evaluation. AIOCLA’s annual list was created to be used as
a resource for clients during the attorney selection process.
According to an AIOCLA news release, one of the most
significant aspects of the selection process involves attorneys’ relationships
and reputation among his or her clients. AIOCLA states that it “places the utmost
emphasis on selecting lawyers who have achieved significant success in the
field of criminal law without sacrificing the service and support they
“Personally, I'm flattered that someone would value my
services enough to suggest my name,” Beckwith told the Record. “It’s a good feeling. Professionally
speaking, I feel more confident that I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing
and my clients are happy.”
Beckwith said he typically tries to pursue traffic related
cases, whether they are criminal matters such as a DUI or speeding tickets, or
civil matters such as a personal injury resulting from a car accident.
“Traffic is usually the overarching theme,” Beckwith said.
After receiving an undergraduate degree at Southern Illinois
University Edwardsville, and following law school at Southern Illinois
University Carbondale, Beckwith said he got a job working for a traffic law
firm in St. Charles, Mo., which inspired him to start his own small business at
Traffic Law Solutions. Beckwith founded Traffic Law Solutions in 2014.
Beckwith said he subsequently decided to diversify his
experience. At that point, he started working at a personal injury firm in
Collinsville. Most recently, Beckwith said he accepted a position at Burger Law
in St. Louis. He currently works at Burger and operates Traffic Law Solutions.
“Even though much of my time is committed to my law firm,
Traffic Law Solutions continues to grow every day,” Beckwith said.
Beckwith said he tries his best to make a friendly and
personal connection with his clients, so that they know he is not just
concerned with the bottom line.
“I want my clients to know that they take the priority above
all else,” Beckwith said. “I think this is something my clients probably
In addition to speeding tickets, Traffic Law Solutions’
services include driving while suspended, warrants, DWI/DUI, criminal history
and car accidents. Traffic Law Solutions also has an office in the St. Louis
At SIUE, Beckwith studied philosophy and political science.
During his senior year, he was awarded Outstanding Senior Assignment in Philosophy
During his final year in law school, Beckwith completed a
one-year externship practicing in the public defender’s office. In that role,
he assisted with a variety of criminal matters, including domestic disputes to
homicide cases. In 2013, his law school commentary was published in the Journal
of Legal Medicine.
Beckwith is licensed to practice law in both Illinois and