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At the Law Offices of Scott A. Wineberg Ltd., you and those important to you will be treated with respect, fairness, and dignity.  No person will be prejudged based upon prior criminal history, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or other suspect classification.  Confidential communications are delicately handled in a non-judgmental way.  Here you will receive personal attention that is responsive and tailored to your specific needs.



Practice areas

  1. Juvenile: 45%
  2. Criminal Defense: 45%
  3. DUI & DWI: 10%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

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Contact info

Law Offices of Scott A. Wineberg, Ltd.

P.O. Box 6660
Vernon Hills, IL, 60061-6660


ILVoluntarily Inactive199211/12/2015

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand
    issued in IL, 2011


    Reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Big Brother of the YearBig Brothers/Big Sisters of Lake County2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chief, Juvenile Trial DivisionLake County Public Defender's Office2004 - 2009
Assistant Public DefenderLake County Public Defender's Office1992 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lake County Bar Association, Criminal Defense SectionN/AN/A
Illinois Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Illinois Capital Litigation Trial BarN/AN/A
National Association of Counsel for ChildrenN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Juan RiveraGuilty of murder but spared the death penalty.
People v. Ralph DaughertyAcquitted of second degree murder
People v. Patrick McCaughnConvicted of armed robbery
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar AssociationA Guide to Illinois' Truth-in-Sentencing Statute2007
The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar AssociationExpunction of Juvenile Court and Law Enforcement Records2007
The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar AssociationCelebrating the 40th Anniversary of In re Gault2007
The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar AssociationGoodbye, Little Rascals2005
The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar AssociationWords and Sentences2001
The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar AssociationJuvenile Transfer Hearings1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Northern Illinois UniversityCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Brown Bag LuncheonJuveniles and the Sex Offender Registration Act2007
Criminal/Juvenile Law Committee SeminarJuvenile hodge-podge2006
Juvenile Justice Reform ActJuvenile delinquency, revisions to the law1999
Violent Crimes Defense SeminarTransfer from juvenile to criminal court1998
Criminal/Juvenile Law Committee SeminarTransfer from juvenile to criminal court1998
Fire Investigators Strike Force SeminarFire Fighters and the 4th amendment1996