Frankel & Cohen

Frankel & Cohen

Experience Quality Legal Representation at Chicago, Illinois Law Firm

Firm Overview

Criminal defense, civil rights and employment law attorneys advocate on your behalf
With more than 50 years of combined experience, attorneys Scott J. Frankel and Robert R. Cohen have been providing exceptional legal counsel to their clients for decades. They are known for their integrity and dedication to excellent and professional legal representation.

If they take a case, they take it to win. Although they aggressively defend their clients in the courtroom, they place a strong emphasis on treating every client compassionately and giving them the attention and respect they deserve.

Frankel & Cohen handles the following areas of the law:
Labor and Employment
Police Misconduct
Retaliatory Discharge
Breach of Contract
Unemployment Litigation
Civil Rights
Federal Criminal Law
Habeas Corpus
Money Laundering
Parole and Probation
Post-Conviction Remedies
Criminal Law
Sex Crimes
Traffic Violations
Vehicular Homicide
Wire Fraud
Civil Rights Section 1983
Civil Liberties
Assault and Battery
Capital Offenses
Civil Forfeiture
Crime Victims Compensation
Criminal Defense
Criminal Forfeiture
Criminal Investigation
Criminal Prosecution
Death Penalty
Driving While Intoxicated
Electronic Surveillance
Criminal Appeals
Forensic Accounting
Forensic DNA
Forensic Medicine
Forensic Science
Grand Jury Practice
Hit and Run
International Criminal Law
International Extradition
Criminal Antitrust
Mail Fraud
Malicious Prosecution
Search and Seizure
Sexual Assault
Victims' Rights
Weapons Charges
White Collar Crime
Criminal Conspiracy
White Collar Criminal Defense
White Collar Fraud
Fraud and Deceit
Art Fraud
Automobile Fraud
Civil Fraud
Identity Theft
Odometer Tampering
Criminal Fraud
Drivers License Suspension

Experienced and knowledgeable Chicago lawyers stand up for your rights
Frankel & Cohen offers the best of both small and large firms -- the considerable expertise and specialized skills of the firm's team of lawyers, ample resources, and individual attention. The result is sophisticated, big-firm legal work that is provided with a responsive, cost-effective and client-focused approach that only a boutique firm can deliver.

The firm has worked hard to earn a reputation for aggressive, insightful and effective representation. But, as importantly, they recognize that their success has been built on their clients' trust and confidence in their advice and the solid relationships that they build with clients.

Contact a reputable and trusted Illinois law firm today
Call Frankel & Cohen at 312-759-9600 or contact them online to schedule your appointment. Free consultations are available for criminal law cases. The firm is easily accessible and is located close to the federal courthouse and near mass transit.

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Main Office

Main Office
53 W. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1615
Chicago IL 60604




Criminal Defense in Chicago

Scott Frankel has successfully represented individuals charged with serious criminal cases at trial, on appeal, in post-conviction proceedings and in clemency proceedings. He has appeared in every Illinois court, including the court of appeals and the Illinois Supreme Court. He also represents individuals charged in Federal court at trial, in post-trial matters and on appeal.As an experienced Illinois Criminal Defense Attorney, Mr. Frankel understands that every single case offers relevant variables and factors that can radically affect an outcome. After 20 years of working solely as a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Frankel has built a successful track record defending individuals at federal and state levels in cases involving the following: Capital Offenses Criminal Appeals Criminal Antitrust Criminal Conspiracy
Criminal Fraud
Drivers License Suspension
Federal Criminal Law
Habeas Corpus
Money Laundering
Parole and Probation
Post-Conviction Remedies
Sex Crimes
Traffic Violations
Vehicular Homicide
Wire Fraud

Scott Frankel

Frankel & Cohen

Ohio (inactive), 1985
Illinois, 1987
Northern and Central Districts of Illinois
Northern District of Indiana
Western District of Michigan
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Southern District of Ohio

Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1985
Editor-in-Chief, Ohio State Law Journal
Awarded the Becker Memorial Award for Leadership and Scholarship
Oberlin College, B.A., 1981
Semester in Tours, France and the Rightmire Memorial Award for Leadership and Scholarship


Biographical details
Mr. Frankel handles cases at federal and state levels with a primary focus on the defense of serious felonies, such as murder, attempted murder, serious fraud and narcotics cases. He has represented individuals in more than 50 jury trials and numerous bench trials. Mr. Frankel's track record includes numerous appeals to state and federal appeals courts, state petitions for post-conviction relief and federal petitions for habeas corpus.

Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Frankel worked as a Felony Trial Attorney at the Cook County Public Defender. These years in public service provided Mr. Frankel with invaluable experience and unique insight into the workings of the prosecution. He is skilled in all aspects of defense and fully knows the "ins and outs" of the criminal system.

As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Frankel has had numerous victories, which include an Illinois Supreme Court outright acquittal and a post-conviction commutation of a death sentence by Governor George Ryan.

Past employment positions
Cook County Public Defender, Felony Trial Attorney, 1989-1992
Mayer, Brown & Platt, Litigation Associate, 1987-1989
U.S. District Court, S.D. Ohio, Law Clerk, 1985-1987

Professional organizations
Chicago Bar Association
Young Lawyers Section, Illinois (Director, 1994-1995)
Criminal Justice Committee (Chair, 1993-1994)
Federal Trial Bar Course (Co-Chair, 1992-1993)

Teaching experience
Trial practice seminars sponsored by the Cook County Public Defender, DuPage County Public Defender, University of Chicago, Mandel Legal Aid Clinic and Chicago Bar Association.

Seminars attended
8th National Seminar on Development and Integration of Mitigation Evidence (2011)
Clarence Darrow Death Penalty Defense College (2006)
Defending Illinois Death Penalty Cases (2005)
Life in the Balance sponsored by National Legal Aid and Defender Association and Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel (2004)
Federal Capital Defense Strategy Session (2003)
Life in the Balance Death Penalty College sponsored by Santa Clara University (2001)
Several other continuing legal education seminars relating to trial practice, appellate practice, and defense of criminal cases in general and capital cases in particular