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Robert H. Hanaford

Robert H. Hanaford

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Insurance

About Me

When people are confronted with a legal issue they want counsel immediately.I understand and take pride in being available 24/7 on my cell phone. Cell: 312-636-4807. As an attorney since 1982=licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin=I have tried cases ranging from Class X Felonies, business disputes and construction death cases in Illinois and Wisconsin.


In the early years I worked for United States Federal District Court Judge Nick Bua from whom I learned not only Federal Procedure, but the quality of empathy, humility and that all people desrve to be treated with respect and dignity. I later worked for Chicago lawfirms representing insurance companies, including Hartford, State Farm and the Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund, in construction, aviation, medical malpractice, trucking transportation accidents and work injuries.


I now focus my practice on representing clients in personal injury, wrongful death and business and insurance law. The firm also represents pilots in FAA and NTSB matters and police officers in claims involving State and Federal liability.


Call any time for a free consultation concerning your legal concern: 312-636-4807 (Cell Phone)


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Personal Injury: 70%
    33 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
  3. Insurance: 10%
    33 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Hanaford. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Judd S Nemiro

    Aggressive representation. I endorse this lawyer.


    Judd Nemiro Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Law Offices of Robert H. Hanaford

150 South Wacker Drive
Suite 2600
Chicago, IL, 60606-6016



WIGood Standing199003/02/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198208/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Illinois State Bar Association Board of Governor's AwardIllinois State Bar Association2009
Insurance Law Newsletter Editor Service AwardIllinois State Bar Association2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Robert H. Hanaford, LLC1984 - 2010


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Chicago Executive Airport Pilot AssociationSecretary/Legal2007 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationContinuing Legal Education Coordinator2005 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Blanco v. Farley, IL.Federal District CourtJudge James Zagel dismissed
Federal Marine Terminals v. Vincent Buza, 371 Ill.App. 3d 1 (2007)Work Comp Commission and Appellate Court agreed that employee was totally disabled as result of fall.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association Medical Malpractice Trial HandbookSettlement and Empty Chair Defense2006


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drake University Law SchoolN/Alaw1981
Western Illinois UniversityPolitical Science/Law EnforcementBA - Bachelor of Arts1979

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Update SeminarCivil Practice & Procedure2013
Trial Practice Series: How to Prove Your CaseModerator2012
ISBA Law Ed Coordinator & ModeratorE-Discovery: Changing the Litigation Paradigm2012
Insurance Law SectionUninsured Motorist Coverage2011
Civil Practice & Prcedure SectionAlternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitartion & Mediation2011
General Practice SectionLitigation Gamanship: Settlement Issues2010
Civil Practice SectionTrial Practice and Procedure2010
Civil Practice & Procedure Section CouncilCivil Procedure Update Seminar2010
Civil Practice & Procedure SectionCivil Practice & Procedure Update2009