Aggresive, Experienced Criminal and DUI Defense
A solo practitioner at W. Scott Hanken, Attorney at Law, W. Scott Hanken handles legal matters for those facing allegations of committing a crime. His criminal defense services cover DUI, drug crimes, murder, s*x offenses and traffic offenses. As a former public defender and assistant state’s attorney, he brings a unique approach to criminal defense to clients in Central Illinois, including Sangamon County and Springfield.
Working to improve professional relationships and constantly increase his knowledge and experience, Mr. Hanken is a member of the following: the Sangamon County Bar Association, the Sangamon County Defense Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Capital Litigation Trial Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He is admitted to practice in the state of Illinois, and before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.
Before earning a Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law in 1989, he attended Marquette University and graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. He is certified to the Capital Litigation Bar by the Capital Litigation Trial Bar Association and dedicates all his time to litigation. As an experienced attorney, he has published worked in Attorney Continuing Legal Education and taught seminars on auto injury cases and aggravated DUI.
Mr. Hanken was given an Avvo “Superb” rating and Client’s Choice Award for criminal defense and the title of Top Contributor in criminal defense, and has been named one of the American Society of Legal Advocates’ Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Advocacy for DUI Defense’s Top 200 DUI Attorneys in Illinois.