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Robert H. Hanaford

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 complex injury and criminal cases ranging from Class X Felonies, business disputes and construction death cases in Illinois and Wisconsin. I have been certified in the National Highway Safety Administration Standard Field Sobriety Testing which is the standard to which police officers must comply in DUI arrests.


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 deserve 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 criminal and DUI defense. The firm also represents pilots in FAA and NTSB matters and police officers in claims involving State and Federal liability, including criminal and DUI defense.


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


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    34 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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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 Law198205/11/2016
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/AJD - Juris Doctor1981
Western Illinois UniversityPolitical Science/Law EnforcementBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Preparing For Trial: Cases Involving Governmental EntitiesPolice and Municipal Liability Under State and Federal Law2015
Police and Municipal Liability under State and Federal LawPolice and Municipal Liability under State and Federal Law2014
Civil Procedure UpdateCivil Procedure Update2014
Update SeminarCivil Practice & Procedure2013
Trial Practice Series: How to Prove Your CaseCivil Procedure Update2012
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