Robert H. Hanaford

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Phone: (312) 899-9020
Cell: (312) 636-4807
Fax: (847) 516-5292

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Dui Attorneys Fox River Grove IL

Experienced Personal Injury Attorney in McHenry County And Chicago, IL

For over 25 years, McHenry County Personal Injury Attorney Robert H. Hanaford has represented clients in the trial and appeal of civil and criminal cases in both State and Federal Courts.

He has established himself as a leading personal injury attorney concentrating on lawsuits involving death and serious injury resulting from transportation, construction, workplace and product accidents.

Key Cases

Most recently he was co-lead plaintiff counsel in the Fox River Grove Train/Bus crash lawsuit stemming from an October 25, 1995 collision between a Chicago Metra commuter train and a high school bus that resulted in the deaths of seven students. The case settled after 8 ½ years for a record 28.3 million dollars. Mr. Hanaford has successfully handled other complex cases, including the 1979 Rosemont Horizon roof collapse, crash of a Hallmark Jewelry airplane and a lawsuit against Commonwealth Edison for the death of a commercial diver at its Marseilles Nuclear Power Plant.


J.D., Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, 1982
B.S., Western Illinois University, 1979

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 1982
Wisconsin, 1990

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Panel Attorney
Illinois Workers' Compensation, Review Board 
Member Since: 1993 - Present
Village of Fox River Grove, Board of Trustees 
Member Since: 1989 - 1995
Public Health and Safety Committee, Chairman
Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Civil Practice & Procedure Council, Chairman 
Member Since: 2004 - 2005

DUI Advanced Training

Published Works

Co-Editor, ISBA Trial Brief Newsletter
Co-Editor, ISBA Insurance Policy Newsletter
Editor, ISBA Civil Practice Update Manual
Co-Author, Illinois Trial Lawyers' Association Medical Malpractice Trial Handbook

Pro Bono Activities

Board of Trustees, Village of Fox River Grove, 1989 - 1995
Chairman, Public Health and Safety Committee, Village of McHenry County chicago