W. Scott Hanken



I am a life long resident of Springfield having attended public elementary schools and Griffin High School. After completing my undergraduate degree at Marquette University I attended Creighton University School of Law. Following up on an internship in the Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office as a 711, I became an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Traffic and Misdemeanor Division. During my tenure I tried numerous Traffic, DUI and Misdemeanor cases and thoroughly enjoyed the trial process. I entered private practice in 1990 and have primarily concentrated my practice in criminal and civil litigation. During my career I have tried everything from a petty traffic offense to multiple Murder charges including Death Penalty cases. No case is too big or too small and I believe every case is important and I strive to vigorously represent my clients regardless of the charge.

Payment
Fees: Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types: Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info
W. Scott Hanken1100 South Fifth Street
Springfield, IL, 62703

Office (217) 544-4057

License
State Status Acquired Updated
IL Active And Authorized To Practice Law 1989 05/11/2016

Awards
Naion’s Top One Percent The National Association of Distinguished Counsel 2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyer The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2014
“10 BEST” Attorneys for the State of Illinois Nominee American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys 2014
Top 200 DUI Attoneys – Illinois National Advocacy for DUI Defense 2013
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers – Ilinois American Society of Legal Advocates 2013
Superlawyer – DUI Law Super Lawyers 2011
Super Lawyer – DUI Super Lawyers 2010
Super Lawyer – DUI Super Lawyers 2009
Super Lawyer – DUI Super Lawyers 2008
Super Lawyer – DUI Super Lawyers 2007

Work experience
Public Defender Sangamon County Public Defender 1997 – 1999
Attorney/Partner Rabin, Myers & Hanken, P.C. 1996 – 2011
Assistant State’s Attorney Sangamon County State’s Attorneys Office 1995 – 1996

Education
Creighton University School of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 1989
Marquette University N/A BA – Bachelor of Arts 1985

Speaking engagements
Attorney Continuing Legal Education Gaining the Best Settlement in Auto Injury Cases 2009
Illinois DUI Defense Seminar Aggravated DUI – Recent Developments 2008

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