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A lawyer for over 25 years, Scott graduated from IIT Chicago-Kent Law School in 1989 and accepted an Associate position at a large Chicago-based litigation law firm.  Seeking more trial work, and wanting to engage in public service, Scott joined the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in 1991.  In 1994, Scott became a Felony Trial Assistant at the Criminal Courts at 2650 S. California.  In 1997, Scott became a First Chair in the Felony Trial Division where he was the lead attorney on the most serious cases going to trial.  In private practice since 1999, Scott has handled both civil and criminal matters. Since 2002, he has handled criminal defense matters exclusively. He practices in Cook, Lake, McHenry and DuPage counties. He has successfully defended numerous matters ranging from traffic, misdemeanors and DUIs, to the most serious felonies, including theft and property crimes, drug offenses, violent crimes and homicides.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%



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  • Matthew Joseph Medina

    I highly endorse Scott Anderson. I have known Scott for many years. When I was a prosecutor, I faced Scott in the courtroom and across the negotiation table. He is a highly skilled negotiator and razor sharp trial attorney. Scott is also very well-respected by his colleagues and the entire legal community.


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  • Jason Blake Stevens

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Anderson has a well deserved reputation of being one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the northwest suburbs.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Scott F Anderson

750 W Northwest Hwy
Arlington Heights, IL, 60004-5343


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198905/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerScott F. Anderson Attorney at Law2002 - Present
Prosecuting AttorneyCook County State Attorney's Office1991 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lake County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Cook County Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1989