Scott Hanken

W. Scott Hanken, Attorney at Law

Drunk Driving Attorney | Serving Springfield, IL

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1100 S 5th St
Springfield, IL 62703

Over 25 Years Of Experience

My practice is focused exclusively on criminal defense. Whether you have been arrested for drunk driving, received a speeding ticket or have been charged with a drug crime, I will be able to help you protect your rights. I will review your entire case to gain an understanding of the evidence that the prosecutors have against you, and help you decide how you wish to move forward.

My firm represents clients throughout Sangamon County and surrounding areas including Morgan, Menard, Macoupin and Montgomery counties in Illinois. If you are facing criminal charges in the region, you need to take action to preserve the options available to you.

Contact W. Scott Hanken, Attorney at Law today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Criminal Law

  • Criminal Defense
  • Domestic Violence & Neglect
  • Drug Violations
  • Sex Offenses

Call W. Scott Hanken Attorney at Law today at 217-544-4057 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney W. Scott Hanken

Admitted To The Bar:

  • Illinois, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1990


  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
    • J.D. - 1989
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • B.A. - 1985
    • Honors: Political Science

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Super Lawyer - DUI, Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer - DUI, Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer - DUI, Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer - DUI, Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer - DUI, Super Lawyers
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers - Illinios (American Society of Legal Advocates)
  • Top 200 DUI Attorneys - Illinois (National Advocacy for DUI Defense)
  • Top Criminal Defense Lawyer Superb 10.0 Rating AVVO, 2010 - 2014
  • Client's Choice Award - Criminal Defense AVVO
  • Top Contributor - Criminal Defense AVVO
  • Sangamon Country Bar Associaltion, Past President, 2004 - 2005
  • Sangamon Country Defense Bar Association, President, 1993 - 2005
  • Sangamon Country Bar Association, Director, 1992 - 1993
  • Sangamon Country Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Past President, 1990 - 1991
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Capital Litigation Trial Bar Association, Member, 2004 - Present
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 1989 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Sangamon County Bar Association, Member, 1989 - Present

I was out with my wife celebrating New Years Eve and even though I had only a couple drinks I was stopped for and charged with a DUI. Horrible way to start the year right! I am a college student so now my future was in question. Scott W. Hanken saved my future and prevented the state from suspending my license. Now I am able to drive to school and continue my future. I don't have to have one of the bait machines in my vehicle either. Best choice for you to make if you get pulled over for anything is to call Scott W. Hanken he is worth every penny. He will help you!!

-The Student

You don't often think of using the word lawyer and happy in the same sentence but that is indeed the case with Mr. Hanken. I could not be happier with the service I received from him. He was a consummate professional: returned phone calls and e-mails within 24 hours; kept me apprised of the progress of my case; was effective; did I mention reasonably priced. Would not hesitate to recommend his services.


Scott met with us a week before court to explain to us exactly what would take place and what to expect the outcome to be. Never did I anticipate such a great outcome! I also appreciated the quick responses to all of our questions. I highly recommend Scott to anyone! Trustworthy, informative & explained everything in detail so we would understand everything. Thank you for everything!!!


W. "Scott" Hankin P.C. was actually referred to us by a mutual friend. I had contacted a different attorney at a big law firm initially. He also gave me Scott's name & number, due to a conflict of interest. Since Scott's name came up on two separate recommendations, I "went for it." THANK God~

Our (then 20 year old) son was caught up in a legal matter with a hundred different "issues" that COULD have went a MILLION different ways, through no fault of his! Our world as we knew it had been turned completely upside down within a matter of minutes. Not knowing WHAT to expect, nor what was possibly going to happen was terrifying!

After calling Scott, he set up a (consult) appointment that was quite timely & much appreciated. Within seconds of meeting Scott in person, immediately we felt confident Scott was THE one to represent our son, 20 years of age at that time. We felt very comfortable talking to him. Scott was just one of those guys....he seemed like someone we had known our entire life, rather than having just met him.

Scott was VERY knowledgeable of the law. He spent a great amount of time asking specific questions and gave us a wealth of information at our "free consultation" before we even told him "you're hired!" That was not only amazing to me, we all were very impressed. Our family was overwhelmed with worry, anxiety, etc. as is anyone (and/or their child) when facing possible criminal charges.

We have done business with other attorneys, but never because our son's future as on the line! Scott went above & beyond the call of duty. He informed us of all things that may or may not happen. We ever kept abreast throughout the case of all the updates and all that was CURRENTLY going on. Although it seemed like forever-only because of all of the "oh my God, what if's.... at the end of the case our son IS still a free man, free to continue as a full time student, free to continue working at his job that he loves. Thanks so much to Scott Hanken, for taking the time & having the knowledge as well as experience that was needed to get the charges cleared.


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