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Hanauer Law is a full-service law firm. The attorneys and staff at Hanauer Law have decades of combined experience serving the legal needs of people and businesses throughout Illinois, the United States, and the world.

Hanauer Law was founded by Rob Hanauer after the passing of his long-time friend and mentor, Dan O’Day, an exceptional client advocate who taught the attorneys and staff at Hanauer Law the considerable value of zealous advocacy. Through that commitment to zealous advocacy, the team at Hanauer Law has established a strong, results-driven reputation throughout Illinois and elsewhere.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Criminal Practice
  • Real Estate
  • Business Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Election Law

Call at 888-891-8095 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Rob Hanauer

Rob Hanauer has been interviewed by the broadcast news media for his representation of various high-profile clients, including affiliates for ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox news. His cases have been covered in various blogs and print news outlets throughout the state, including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Illinois State Bar Association, Peoria Journal Star, Quad-City Times, and Herald-Whig, to name just a few. Rob has also been a commentator, offering legal opinions on various issues of public concern, for affiliates of CBS and Fox news.

When it comes to courtroom experience, Rob has the experience it takes to succeed. Rob has appeared thousands of times in state and federal trial and appellate courtrooms throughout Illinois. He has conducted countless motion hearings; bench trials; and jury trials, securing favorable rulings and outcomes; the dismissal of charges; and "not guilty" verdicts in many cases. Rob has argued before various state and federal appellate courts, including the Illinois Supreme Court, Illinois Appellate Court, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Rob has also argued before the Department of the Army; Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission; Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation; Illinois Department of Human Rights; Illinois Liquor Control Commission; Illinois Department of Public Health; Peoria County Election Commission; arbitrators on behalf of labor unions; various other local administrative agencies; and he has filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States. When you need someone with experience and success, hire Hanauer.

Bar Admissions:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Peoria County Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Top 25% of Graduating Class
  • Augustana College
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Communication Studies

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Volunteer Coach, Youth leader in Boy Scouts of America

Honors and Awards:

  • Recognized as an Emerging Lawyer by the Leading Lawyers Network in the areas of Criminal Defense Law: DUI, Felonies & Misdemeanors, Civil Appellate Law, and Criminal Appellate Law

Office Locations

Peoria Office
456 Fulton St.
Suite 200
Peoria, IL 61602
Princeville Office
103 Main Street
Suite B
Princeville, IL 61559

Since 1997, the "Lead Counsel Verified" status has been granted to attorneys who possess:

  • The Right Professional Experience
  • A Spotless Record

The following attorneys at this firm are Lead Counsel Verified:

Robert J. Hanauer

Robert J. Hanauer

This attorney is Lead Counsel Verified in the following practice areas:

Practice Area Year
Litigation and Appeals Since 2021
Criminal Defense Since 2021
Divorce Since 2021
Practice Area Year
Litigation and Appeals Since 2021
Criminal Defense Since 2021
Divorce Since 2021
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