Who I am:
I was raised in Gwinnett County, an area my family still calls home. I moved to the North Georgia area in 2008 to attend College and instantly fell in love with the mountains. After graduating from Law School I moved back to North Georgia with my son, Beckett and made my home here. I am an active member of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. Growing up in Metro Atlanta and spending my adult life making my home in North Georgia has let me build a connection to the people in both areas and given me a better understanding of local Juries and Judges across the State.
I received my undergraduate degree from the University of North Georgia (UNG) in Dahlonega, Georgia and graduated in the top 15% of my class from Mercer University School of Law.
Areas of Practice:
After graduating law school I immediately began focusing my work on representing those accused of crimes and others needing help overcoming mistakes hoping for a second chance – this had always been my passion.
After joining Teague Law I added family law, juvenile law, and personal injury to my practice. It brings me incredible joy to be able to provide all my clients with a second chance, whether that is after criminal charges, or an emotionally charged divorce – I believe every person should be given a second chance.
I joined the Teague Law team in 2018 after practicing in the metro Atlanta based firm for several years. I have traveled from Muscogee to Augusta, Dublin to the Tennessee line fighting for justice and protecting the rights of my clients. I have handled criminal cases ranging from minor traffic offenses and DUIs to serious felony charges including vehicular homicide, rape, and trafficking. My family law practice includes helping clients navigate through complicated divorces, child custody disputes, adoptions, child support actions, pre and post-nuptials and many other domestic issues.
Why I Do This:
My passion is helping those that have been arrested and those facing any domestic relations matters. As someone who has been through an emotional divorce myself, I understand exactly how my clients feel navigating their domestic matters. While I enjoy helping clients come to an amicable agreement in their family law cases, I understand that a settlement is not always a viable option for many families. That is why my practice focuses on litigating complex family law matters. In 2019, I handled more than a dozen trials in addition to the numerous cases that settled through mediation or a mutual agreement.
My passion for the law and my clients can be evidenced by my 70+ 5 star reviews by former clients, including one client who had this to say – “I could not be any more pleased with her services or the outcome of my situation. It's not easy to find a lawyer who truly cares about their clients, and will work so diligently and passionately as Ms. Illg has handled my case.” More of my reviews through Avvo can found here.
This is Personal:
While many lawyers believe it is best practice not to make their client’s case personal, I strongly believe if a client’s case is not “personal” to you, you may not be the best lawyer for the job – if you do not get upset at the possibility of your client being taken advantage of by the government or an opposing party, you may not be the best lawyer for the job; If you cannot understand and empathize with your client going through one of the worst times in their life, you may not be the best lawyer for the job. Each of my clients, no matter the issue have found themselves thrown into the legal system and each deserves the best advocate by their side fighting each step of the way for them.
Awards & Recognition:
In September 2019 I graduated from the Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy Program, an intensive program offered by the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (“GACDL”) focusing on advanced trial skills and techniques. In October 2019, I was invited on CourtTV on multiple occasions as a legal correspondent to provide my opinion as a criminal defense attorney on several high profile crimes in the media. In November 2019, I was invited to give a presentation on the exclusion of evidence in front of more than 200 attorneys.