|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1989||05/16/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Nation's Top One Percent||The National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyer||The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers||2014|
|"10 BEST" Attorneys for the State of Illinois Nominee||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2014|
|Top 200 DUI Attoneys - Illinois||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2013|
|Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers - Ilinois||American Society of Legal Advocates||2013|
|Superlawyer - DUI Law||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer - DUI||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer - DUI||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyer - DUI||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Super Lawyer - DUI||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Attorney||W. Scott Hanken, Attorney at Law||2011 - Present|
|Attorney/Partner||Rabin, Myers & Hanken, P.C.||1992 - 2011|
|Public Defender||Sangamon County Public Defender||1991 - 1993|
|Assistant State's Attorney||Sangamon County State's Attorneys Office||1989 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Sangamon County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Capital Litigation Trial Bar Assocation||Member||N/A|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Sangamon County Bar Association||Past President||2004 - 2005|
|Sangamon County Defense Bar Association||President||1993 - 2005|
|Sangamon County Bar Association||Director||1992 - 1993|
|Sangamon County Bar Association||Vice President||1990 - 1991|
|People v. Lash||Natural Life Imprisonment|
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|NBI||Gaining the best settlement in Auto Injury Cases||2009|
|Creighton University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|Marquette University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1985|
|Attorney Continuing Legal Education||Gaining the Best Settlement in Auto Injury Cases||2009|
|Illinois DUI Defense Seminar||Aggravated DUI - Recent Developments||2008|
Posted by anonymous
We called Scott to help out for two tickets received by my 16 year old son. Being a new driver he made a couple of foolish mistakes on a holiday weekend, no less. Contacting him was the best thing I could have done! He not only helped us to know what to expect but also to advised us on what to do in regards to the tickets. He eased our nervousness and made court so much easier. Not only did he help us get one ticket dropped, he made sure my son was clear to not to continue to make driving mistakes or he would be driving nothing, but riding his bike in a sweet, but direct way. The same he would have told his own son. I couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome!
I highly recommend his service and praying we won't need to call him again but definitely will if needed & without a doubt highly recommend.
I still have another boy to survive in a few of years)
Thank you Scott!
From a forever grateful mother of a new driver!
Posted by Shawn
You may know the phrase guilt by association. Well when you hire Scott I would the phrase not guilty by association. He's just a pro's pro. You can see that everyone in the room, especially the man or woman wearing a robe, respects his knowledge of the law and all sides of the system. He does the little things too like easing your mind, lows the temperature in the room when you are in the place you never wanted to be, a courtroom. You don't get pie in the sky promises, instead he often underpromises and overdelivers at the end of the legal process. It was a very pleasant experience.
Posted by Casey
Scott Hankens is by far the best lawyer in Illinois and possibly the country. He not only cares for his clients, but is passionate about his work and stays up hours after regular working hours to ensure his clients have the best possible outcome with their case. When Scott says don't worry about something, then you shouldn't worry. Believe me, I was looking at 6 years until I hired Scott. When he told me not to worry, I felt relieved knowing that I chose the best lawyer my case. He truly knows the law, and that is why he got all charges against me dropped. He not only saved my military career, but my life as well. Thank you Scott. I am forever thankful that you never gave up on me like the public defender did.
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