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Scott Phillip Gordon

Criminal defense Attorney at Waukegan, IL

5.0   172 reviews
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  • Licensed for 33 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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HIRING SCOTT WAS THE BEST DECISION EVER MADE. HE IS HONEST, SINCERE AND WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND! AT BEST HAS HEART OF GOLD AND WILL REPRESENT YOU AS IF HE WERE REPRESENTING HIMSELF. RELIABLE AND EFFICIENT. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016
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Location

Attorney Scott Gordon, PC
226 N Martin Luther King Ave
Waukegan, IL, 60085
Law Offices of Scott Gordon, P.C.
120 S State St Ste 200
Chicago, IL, 60603
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Alexis | February 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate man and expert litigator
From a serious case and laid out options professionally with compassionate, Scott’s always on top of his work and takes his job seriously. Because of him, my life has change for the better, and continuing to improve even after the case is over, and excellent to work with!
Posted by Curtis | March 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
He did a great job for me for my DUI, been knowing him for over 25 years. He also help my son with his criminal case, and did an excellent job, as well.
Posted by Don | March 31, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Great
Great experience with Scott made everything go real easy.Highly recommend him for representation his price I was also pleased with
Posted by Jose A. | March 20, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Facing jail time.
Scott was hired by me for a driving on a revoked license . He was able to keep me out of jail , even with two prior felonies on my record. Scott not only has helped with my traffic court but also has given me advice with immigration issues and family court inquiries.
Posted by Harriet | February 25, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Miss
If you need a lawyer who will fight for you, please reach out to Scott Gordon. He is always available to listen, answers any ache question that you may have in the moment and will win for you because he won my case!
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
Very caring and knowledgeable
I was written a ticket for criminal destruction of property and I was terrified. I didn't know what to do or who to call. I prayed for help and for an answer and I came across Attorney Scott Gordon. He immediately gave me information about my case and was very patient with me during such a tough time.
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
great lawyer
With my case almost leading me to a felony with some jail time Scott was able to get the whole case dismissed and got me away with nothing to stress about. He was a great Lawyer through out the whole process comforting and being patient with me but over all would hire Scott again!
Posted by Dario | January 9, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Very professional and excellent service
I had a case in where I received a ticket for having no car insurance during an accident. I contacted Mr. Gordon last minute and told him all the details. Within the hour he contacted me and accepted my case. He was professional and excellent at what he does. I was able to get a better outcome thanks to him!
Posted by Peter | January 9, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Scott was responsive, knowledgeable, and effective. My case was dismissed in half the time at half the cost originally estimated. Don't hesitate to hire Scott.
Posted by Juan | January 7, 2024
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Great Defense Lawyer
Attorney Scott Gordon defended me in a very difficult case in which I never thought I would win my case. But Mr. Gordon great knowledge of the law helped me so much. I recommend anyone who needs an attorney who cares about you and is there to win. He is the man.
Posted by Miranda | January 3, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Scott has been the most efficient, caring, and to the point lawyer. My case occurred right before the pandemic which made my terms hard to accomplish in a timely manner. He was with me every step of the way for 4 years as I tried to navigate the court system from another state. The court going virtual due to pandemic added another layer of difficulty and Scott assisted me with clear instructions on how to accomplish what I needed to do. He is extremely responsive and helped me not feel overwhelmed by everything I had to do. I would highly HIGHLY recommend him Thank you for everything!
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Posted by Angel | December 26, 2023
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2 DUI Cases
Scott was very helpful during our two cases, he answered and explained every question we had. Scott still made sure everything was still good during Covid times and made sure we were getting somewhere with the cases which we can finally say we beat both cases, all thanks to him!!!
Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2023
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Criminal defense, DUI and DWI, Immigration
A huge thank you to attorney Scott Gordon for obtaining a not guilty verdict on my daughters DUI charges. He worked tirelessly on her defense with a positive outcome. My daughter got her license reinstated quickly. I would highly recommend Scott Gordon to anyone seeking an experienced and caring lawyer who can calm you through the stressful process.
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Posted by Jlzanol | July 9, 2023
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Awesome Job, higly recomended
Scott has done an incredible job, allowing me after 15 years to resolve a situation that I never thought would happen, without a doubt I would hire his services again!
Posted by Marcos | June 28, 2023
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Gun case
Recently I was charged with unlawful possession of semiautomatic firearm and Scott Gordon was my first call to make. This was my first case so I didn’t know how the process was going to be nor the outcome but Scott assured me he’d do everything he can so I’d avoid jail time & I was facing 6 yrs.It was a long process of being on house arrest for 4-5 months but Scott Gordon got me the results I wanted which was 2 years probation. Scott was a huge help and I would recommend anyone to have Scott as their lawyer.
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Posted by German | June 15, 2023
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Look No Further!
I would like to add to an already glowing series of reviews about our attorney Scott Gordon. We had an incredible experience with him from the beginning, and he got my cousin out of a problem that had weighed on him for the past 15 years. Scott was attentive and respectful throughout the process, and he guided us through a justice system that we were not familiar with. Scott is intimately familiar with the legal community in Waukegan, and he went further than just handling the paperwork. He had personal connections with prosecutors and was able to directly discuss with them about the case, so that by the time the case came before the judge, both sides were on the same page. He provided guidelines to create a dossier of information about my cousin, which the prosecutor read and which I think had a positive impact. He also offered to negotiate with a private third party involved in the case, and when it came to talk in the court with the judge, Scott spoke convincingly at the right time in order to get a favorable outcome. We are very relieved to see light at the end of this process, and we are glad that we hired Scott to help us. You will be in good hands with him, and I wish you good luck as well!
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2023
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DUI Representation
Words would not be able to explain how grateful I am for the service, attorney Gordon provided! From the moment of the arrest, my mind starting to wonder, how am I going to get through this? The next morning, I spent half of the day trying to find an attorney using google. The calls either made me more anxious or upset thinking, I won’t be able to find someone to represent me, that I can trust and rely on. Then I had remembered that I knew someone who had been stopped and charged with a dui and they had Mr. Gordon represent them and they only sang praises about the experience and his professionalism. From the first phone call, to the last- post court date, I never felts like I was alone. He made himself available at any time for questions and support. Knowing that I was about to tread through unknown territory and still trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle with minimal stress, he allowed me to be able to set up a payment plan which ended helping a great amount. He was also very upfront about the situation and pricing, and what to expect along the way, along with how some cases had gone in the past, that were similar to mine. Even after the court date we had gotten together and he ran me though what to expect in the next few months. All this lead to a scary, yet smooth process and I am truly great and will be recommending his services to anyone who has a case in his field of practice. Once again thank you attorney Gordon…
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2023
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Compassionate attorney
Scott did a wonderful job handling our traffic case. He was kind, compassionate, and understanding, which put us at ease during a very stressful period. His personable attitude and approach made it clear he had our very best interest at heart. More so, he was very responsive and explained everything so there were no surprises, which helped alleviate any anxiety. We are very grateful for his help.
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Posted by Victor | May 2, 2023
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Outstanding Immigration Attorney - Life-Changing Results
I cannot express enough gratitude for the exceptional legal representation we received from Scott Phillip Gordon and his associates during our immigration case. Our lives have been forever changed, thanks to their incredible expertise, dedication, and hard work. From the very beginning, Scott Phillip Gordon displayed professionalism, compassion, and meticulous attention to detail. Their ability to navigate the complexities of our case and effectively present our situation to the judge was instrumental in achieving a favorable outcome. Throughout this challenging journey, their unwavering support and guidance were invaluable. We felt seen, heard, and understood, which provided us with a sense of relief and hope amidst the uncertainty we faced. We wholeheartedly recommend Scott Phillip Gordon to anyone in need of a highly skilled and compassionate immigration attorney. Their tireless efforts and extraordinary legal services have made a lasting impact on our lives, and we will forever be grateful for their life-changing work. Thank you, , for helping us secure our future. You truly are an outstanding attorney!
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Posted by Justin G | April 3, 2023
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Great work done.
In a child custody case, Scott was not only extremely knowledgeable, but he was highly considerate to the fact that it was proving to be a traumatic experience for all involved. Scott would 'check in' with us and make sure we knew what was happening at all times. His legal representation restored quailty time spent with my children.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • LAW OFFICES OF SCOTT GORDON
  • 1989 - Present

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • NOT GUILTY ATTEMPTED MURDER
  • FINDING OF NOT GUILTY (CLIENT WAS FACING 6-30 YEARS IN THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS NO PROBATION AS CHARGED
  • PEOPLE V JOHNSON
  • Summary Suspension rescinded and supervision on DUI and Criminal Matter

Associations

  • Decalogue Society of Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • ARDC/Illinois Supreme Court
  • Criminal Law Seminar- CLE Attended
  • 2022
  • ARDC/Illinois Supreme Court
  • A Professional Lawyer is a Healthy Lawyer- CLE Attended/Completed
  • 2020
  • LOYOLA UNIVERSITY POLICE
  • IDENTIFYING DOMESTIC ABUSE
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Scott Gordon for many years. Although Scott is a "competitor" of mine, I do respect him greatly. Scott has an excellent reputation among fellow criminal defense attorneys and you can tell from his many 5 star reviews that clients like and trust him as well. If you are in need of a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney that you can trust, I would recommend Scott Gordon."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott has a great reputation in the legal community as a hard worker that gets amazing results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott Gordon is an unbelievable attorney in Chicago. He argues extremely well in court, knows how to negotiate, and is very well informed. His criminal defense and immigration law results are amazing. I would definitely recommend Scott Gordon to anybody in the Chicago area as an attorney that is truly one of the best."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is an outstanding attorney who is well respected by his peers and judges alike. He is an excellent litigator and a true gentleman. I highly recommend Mr. Gordon."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a highly skilled criminal defense attorney, defends his clients vigorously, and is not afraid to try a case or file and pursue appropriate motions in the representation of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I’ve known Scott as an adversary and a colleague and Scott has always represented his clients being prepared to do what was best for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Scott Gordon for around 25 years. He is one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the Greater Chicago area. He cares about his clients and works hard to get them the best possible results. He is knowledgeable about the law and is well respected in the courtroom. I strongly endorse Scott Gordon."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been a colleague of Scott Gordon for over thirty years. When I was a Prosecutor in Chicago, and he was representing individuals who were in trouble, I always respected how hard he worked for his client. As a fellow defense attorney now, I can easily say that Scott is one of the hardest working attorneys that I know. He is extremely knowledgeable of the criminal law and litigation. He knows the value of cases. He shows up! As much or more than any attorney I have known in my thirty years, Scott is a fighter for his clients. I hope I never have to, but if I ever needed someone to represent me, I would would use Scott."
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DUI and DWI
Waukegan Criminal defense Lawyer Scott Phillip Gordon
Scott Phillip Gordon
Criminal defense Attorney
Waukegan, IL
Licensed for 33 years
Virtual consultation available