My goal as an attorney is to help my clients achieve successful outcomes to their cases through critical thinking, hard work, and zealous advocacy.
Eric W. Arnquist
Eric Arnquist is an associate attorney with Barrick, Switzer, Long, Balsley & Van Evera, LLP. Specializing in Family Law and Criminal Defense. Prior to joining the firm, Eric was an Assistant Public Defender at the Winnebago County Public Defender’s Office for seven years. Eric is an experienced courtroom litigator who is passionate about trial and courtroom advocacy. Since becoming a licensed attorney in 2009, Eric has successfully taken numerous cases to jury trial including a 2012 case that resulted in a verdict of not guilty on the charge of First Degree Murder.
Upon leaving the Winnebago County Public Defender’s Office, Eric joined Barrick, Switzer, Long, Balsley & Van Evera, LLP. Eric’s practice has expanded into Family Law where he is able to use his extensive litigation experience to effectively represent clients in contentious legal proceedings.
Eric and his Wife Courtney reside in Byron, Illinois and in 2016 welcomed the birth of their daughter, Rosemary.
J.D., University of Dayton
B.S. UNC Charlotte
Winnebago County Bar Association
Ogle County Bar Association