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 Discrimination Retaliatory Discharge Breach of Contract Unemployment Litigation Civil Rights Expungements Federal Criminal Law Felonies Forgery Habeas Corpus Misdemeanors Money Laundering Murder Parole and Probation Post-Conviction Remedies Criminal Law Sex Crimes Shoplifting Theft Traffic Violations Vehicular Homicide Wire Fraud Civil Rights Section 1983 Civil Liberties Assault and Battery Burglary Capital Offenses Civil Forfeiture Crime Victims Compensation Criminal Defense Criminal Forfeiture Criminal Investigation Criminal Prosecution Death Penalty Driving While Intoxicated DUI/DWI Electronic Surveillance Extortion Criminal Appeals Extradition Forensic Accounting Forensic DNA Forensic Medicine Forensic Science Grand Jury Practice Hit and Run International Criminal Law Homicide International Extradition Criminal Antitrust Mail Fraud Malicious Prosecution Manslaughter Search and Seizure Sexual Assault Stalking Victims' Rights Weapons Charges Wiretapping White Collar Crime Criminal Conspiracy Embezzlement White Collar Criminal Defense White Collar Fraud Fraud and Deceit Art Fraud Automobile Fraud Civil Fraud 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. Se habla espanol. On parle franais.

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 DUI/DWI Expungements Federal Criminal Law Felonies Forgery Habeas Corpus Misdemeanors Money Laundering Murder Parole and Probation Post-Conviction Remedies Sex Crimes Shoplifting Theft 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