Attorney Steve Hanna
Experienced DUI • CRIMINAL DEFENSE
As a criminal defense attorney, Steve Hanna has represented many people who have been arrested on Interstate 80, in Henry County for Drug Trafficking. Steve Hanna also a member of the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD) and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Mr. Hanna completed the NCDD Harvard DUI Program since 2007 and regularly attends seminars to provide clients with cutting-edge defenses. Steve's philosophy on Criminal and DUI Defense is "Scientific and Technical Defenses are designed to create reasonable doubt. “Doubt” will make the difference between conviction and acquittal."
Steve was born in Moline, IL on August 4, 1954. After graduating from United Township High School in 1972, he was a construction worker for International Harvester and John Deere Harvester until he started classes at Black Hawk College in 1983. Steve earned an associates degree and went on to graduate from St. Ambrose University in 1986. In May 1990, he completed his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law. In addition, he attended University of Iowa, College of Law, for one year as a visiting student. He became an Iowa Licensed Attorney in June 1990, an Illinois Licensed Attorney in November 1990, and in December 1990, he became licensed in Federal Court.
Upon graduation, Steve went to work for a mid-sized law firm in Moline, IL where he focused in insurance defense and general litigation. Since September 1995, he has practiced in criminal defense. Working with Attorney Jonathan Ruud and Attorney Rebecca Ruggero, Steve Hanna has been recognized as an industry leader in criminal defense by Leading Lawyers, and was feature in Leading Lawyers Magazine in 2013, for successfully suppressing drugs trafficking evidence from introduction into evidence and representing thousands of DUI, OWI, Drunk Driving, and criminal defense clients since 1990.
Licensed in Illinois, Iowa and Federal Courts
J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law, 1990
B.A., St. Ambrose, 1986
Professional Memberships & Awards
National College for DUI Defense since 2007
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers since 2007
Leading Lawyers since 2008
America's Most Honored Professionals 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
Martindale-Hubble Legal Ability & Ethical Standards 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016
Chicago Lawyer: Leading Criminal Defense Lawyer: 2007, 2010, 2013
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