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Bruce Baber - Paris, IL

216 East Wood StreetPost Office Box 6 Paris, IL 61944

Updated: 05/05/2022

Paris Criminal Defense Lawyer

About Bruce Baber

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Sole Practitioner

Year Joined Firm

  • 1981

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Family law (reluctantly)
  • Adoption
  • Divorce (reluctantly)
  • Child custody, visitation & child support (very reluctantly)
  • Domestic violence
  • Criminal law
  • Traffic tickets (Edgar County only)
  • Driver's license suspensions & revocations
  • Wills & trusts
  • Estate planning
  • Probate & estate administration
  • Guardianship
  • Powers of attorney & living wills
  • Real estate
  • Landlord/tenant
  • Contracts


  • 50%


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1980

Other Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Edgar County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • I joke that I don't take pro bono cases, but lots of cases just turn out that way.

Past Positions

  • MT Farms , Long-Haul Truck Driver, 1976 - 1985
  • Self Employed Farmer , 1974 - 1986


  • University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1980
  • DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, 1976
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    Honors: Carlton Prize - Outstanding Economics Major of the Year
    Major: Economics


Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


216 East Wood StreetPost Office Box 6 Paris, IL 61944


  • 217-463-2241

Office Hours

Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. to noon, 1: 00 pm to 5:00 p.m.; other times and days by appointment only



  • Past President, Paris Young Farmers
  • Loving husband
  • Proud papa

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