Criminal Defense

When you or someone you love is arrested and charged with a crime, you need the best legal representation available.  A criminal conviction can lead to the loss of your freedom as well as the loss of  some of your civil rights such as the right to drive, own a firearm and  vote. A conviction may […]

​Employment & Labor

We represent employees and employers in a wide array of labor and employment matters.  In the last 30 years, we have seen an explosion in the number of employment issues involving federal and state laws, including wage and hour regulations; race, age and sex discrimination; pension, health and disability benefits; and family medical leave, to […]

Estate Planning

Taking the time to plan your estate is a very important, but often overlooked, legal process. These are just a few illustrations of why every adult needs an estate plan of some type, even if the estate is small: • Parent of a young child dies suddenly with no will.  Several accounts and the family house […]


We love helping entrepreneurs reach their dreams.  Whether you are considering starting a business or are the current owner of a business, we want to help you meet your potential.   We have extensive experience working with business owners. From the conception of your idea, we will walk you through choosing the correct business entity such […]

Divorce/ Support

Divorce, also referred to as “dissolution of marriage,” occurs when a marriage is legally terminated. Illinois law governs all matters concerning divorce, legal separation, child custody, child support, spousal support, and property division. Uncontested DivorceIs it possible that you and your spouse can resolve your divorce amicably? If so, an uncontested divorce may be an […]

Landlord & Tenant

At Scannell & Associates, our attorneys are very experienced in representing both landlords and tenants.  Whether you own a multi-unit building, a two-flat, or a commercial property, we can help you.  We also represent multiple homeowner and condo associations.  Scannell & Associates also represents many tenants, so we know both sides of the eviction equation.  […]


When a loved one dies you need the help of caring and competent attorneys to guide you through this most difficult time. Scannell & Associates will help you through the administration of your loved one’s estate or trust in a compassionate and professional manner. We will walk you through the entire process from beginning to end. […]

Real Estate

It has been said that buying or selling your home is the most important transaction many of us will ever be involved in.  We agree. At Scannell & Associates, we will ensure that your closing is treated that way.  Our lawyers and our staff are well versed in real estate matters, and we are prepared […]


We provide comprehensive representation in complex commercial disputes pending in Federal and State court, including the counties near Chicago. We handle all aspects of civil litigation, including trial and appellate work. Many of our cases concern contract and tort claims. In addition to prosecuting and defending claims for money damages, we frequently handle suits seeking […]

Attorney Network

We want to be your lawyers for all your legal needs. Call your lawyer: When a loved one passes away, and you are not sure what to do. When you are injured in an accident or on your job. When you are contemplating buying, selling or renovating your home. When you are sued or need […]