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Scott Jay Frankel

Practice areas:

Civil Rights, DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, Speeding & Traffic Ticket

About Me

Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 20%
  2. Federal Crime: 20%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
  4. DUI & DWI: 20%
  5. Civil Rights: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Joshua Bateman Kutnick

    Scott is an aggressive advocate for his clients. He is well-respected in the criminal defense community for his experience as well as his straightforward demeanor with clients.


    Joshua Kutnick Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Matthew Douglas Lango

    Scott is a skilled and dedicated attorney who always works hard to achieve the best possible results for his clients.


    Matthew Lango Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Frankel & Cohen

The Monadnock Building
53 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1615
Chicago, IL, 60604



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198708/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lead Attorney Capital Litigation BarIllinois Supreme Court2003
Becker Award for Leadership and ScholarshipOhio State Law School1985
Rightmire Award for Leadership and ScholarshipOhio State College of Law1984
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyers in AmericaN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
53 W. Jackson, Suite 1615Frankel & Cohen1992 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderCook County Public Defender's Office1989 - 1992
AssociateMayer Brown & Platt1987 - 1989
Law ClerkUnited States District Court (S.D. Ohio)1985 - 1987


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Chicago Counsel of LawyersN/A2012 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationDirector1994 - Present
Federal Trial Practice Course, Chicago Bar AssociationCo-chair1992 - 1993

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v. DeFilippoOutright reversal for client
United States v. WarrenN/A
People v. WilliamsonNot Guilty

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawLaw, Editor in Chief Law ReviewJD - Juris Doctor with Honors1985
Oberlin CollegeGovernment and EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1985

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Criminal Law CommitteeFederal Criminal Practice Overview2011
Trial Skills CourseTrial Practice2010
Trial Skills CourseDemonstration of Cross-ExaminationN/A