Long Range Planning Committee, Membership Committee, Curriculum Committee, Webinar Committee, Diversity Committee
Donald Ramsell has the proud distinction of having argued Illinois v. Lidster, a DUI/roadblock case, before the United States Supreme Court. Additionally, Don was lead counsel in the landmark Illinois Supreme Court case People v. McKown, which imposed the requirement that all ‘horizontal gaze nystagmus’ tests must comply with NHTSA standards and restricted the use of HGN to proving nothing more than a mere “possibility of intoxication”.
In the past 25 years, his law firm has defended over 13,000 drivers. He is Board Certified in DUI Defense; a Regent of the prestigious National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) and also a Sustaining Member of NCDD. Don is also a Certified Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor. His chapter “Nystagmus Testing for Drugs and Alcohol” was published in January 2011 in the national 3-volume treatise, Intoxication Test Evidence.
He is Board Certified in DUI Defense; the NCDD State Delegate for Illinois and a Sustaining Member of the National College for DUI Defense. Don is also a Certified Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor.
In 2009, Donald’s book, “Illinois DUI Law and Practice Guidebook” was first published by West Publishing. Also, the second volume of Ramsell’s co-authored national book, “Inside the Mind: Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence” published by Aspatore Books, was released. Also in 2009, Don argued two DUI cases before the Illinois Supreme Court, and he successfully completed a course in gas chromatography.
Donald has been named as an Illinois Super Lawyer in DUI Defense in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 – 2012. Ramsell has presented to DUI Attorneys in New York, New Orleans, Michigan, Wisconsin, Texas, Illinois, Nevada, Massachusetts, Missouri, Arkansas, Virginia, Mexico, the Bahamas and nationwide through webinars at Thomson-West Publishing.
Donald is a Past President of the DuPage County Bar Association (2,000 Members) a past ABA Delegate, and Past President of the DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Don is also a former Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Traffic Law Section Council and a former ISBA State delegate. Don has appeared on Oprah Winfrey, ABC’s 20/20, Nancy Grace, Hannity & Colmes, and his cases have been featured in London’s Financial Times, and mentioned in over 229 newspapers worldwide, including the Washington Post, the New York Times.