Law Office of
Michael A. Hankins

Brown County Illinois

Schedule a Consultation with us for Family Law Issues, Traffic Violations, DUIs, a Divorce Lawyer & More Near Brown County Illinois

Michael A. Hankins Law Office location - Brown County IL

If your marriage is on the decline and you are looking for an experienced divorce lawyer who is ready to fight for your rights and best interests, contact Michael A. Hankins Attorney at Law. Our law office has over 32 years of experience, formerly served as the Assistant State’s Attorney of St. Clair County, and is confident in our skills to pursue a verdict in our client’s best interest aggressively. Whether you need a criminal defense attorney, personal injury attorney, or want to protect your parental rights in Brown County, Illinois, contact our attorney. With over three decades of trial experience, we are confident in our ability as your legal representation. Schedule a legal consultation and let us start working on your case today!

Michael A. Hankins Attorney at Law has over 32 years of experience handling:

Criminal Law
Personal Injury
Auto Accidents
Family Law
Traffic Law
Child Custody

Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Brown County Illinois

If you are charged with a criminal offense, it can have a major impact on your future. You are at risk of serving a jail sentence, may be subject to a fine, and, if convicted, that criminal offense goes on your record and will show up on every background check. This can have a lifelong impact on everyone convicted of a crime. That is why having a skillful criminal defense attorney who knows how to pursue a resolution in our client’s best interests aggressively is so important in any criminal defense case.

Keep in mind, especially if you are guilty, that the goal isn’t always to have the cases dismissed but rather, the charges reduced. Michael A. Hankins Attorney at Law has a reputation of having their client’s charges dropped or reduced. If you want an experienced criminal defense attorney, contact our law office for:

  • Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Offenses
  • Federal Crimes
  • Gun Offenses
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Sex Offenses
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Battery
  • DUI
  • Felonies
  • Murder & Manslaughter
  • Probation Violations
  • Theft Offenses
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We also deal with the following legal services for criminal law:




ISU Criminal Defense


Title IX Investigations


Pre-File Investigation


Post-Conviction Evaluations

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Personal Injury Attorney Serving Brown County Illinois

If you were involved in an accident like a slip and fall or something similar, and you are suffering from a life-altering injury, contact Michael A. Hankins Attorney at Law. Our personal injury attorney has years of experience handling these situations and pursuing the compensation that you deserve. When dealing with personal injury claims, there are two important factors that determine the outcome: how the injury occurred and how serious the injury is. Think you have a viable claim? Contact our law office and schedule a legal consultation and see how we can help.

Accident Attorney Serving Brown County Illinois

Were you in an auto accident recently and are suffering from injuries? If you weren’t the at-fault driver, you could file a claim. Michael A. Hankins Attorney at Law has experience as an accident attorney, and we understand how to pursue these cases, confident in our ability to reach a resolution that is in our client’s best interest. Having serious injuries that were due to an accident means that you could potentially be out of work for a period of time, unable to earn wages and provide financially for you or your family. This is detrimental to anyone.

The Importance of filing a claim

The point of filing a claim is to receive compensation so that you can survive during the recovery process. Contact our law office and let us ease your suffering with a nice financial compensation package that you may be entitled to.

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Family Law Attorney Serving Brown County Illinois

When you are ready to add an additional member to your family via the adoption process, Michael A. Attorney at Law is here to assist you. We also offer legal services during the guardianship process. Both of these are lengthy, specific legal processes, which is why it is to your benefit to hire an experienced family law attorney. With over two decades of handling adoption and guardianship cases, we are confident in our ability to secure your newest family member for you.

Divorce/Separation Attorney Serving Brown County Illinois

One of the more complex legal matters for any family law attorney is the marital dissolution process. While things can go smoothly, it isn’t uncommon for these to be incredibly complicated issues. Therefore, having an experienced attorney with proven mediation skills is so important. The last thing either party wants is to leave the courts to decide on the division of marital assets, parental responsibility, etc. 

If you want a proven divorce attorney who serves the Brown County, Illinois area, contact our law office for legal counsel regarding:

  • Divorce & Contested Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Child Custody
  • Allocation of Parental Responsibility
  • Child Support Payments
  • Alimony/Spousal Support
  • Division of Assets/Mediation
  • Interstate Divorce Proceedings
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Child Custody Attorney Serving Brown County Illinois

Child custody and child support are the two factors that tend to make nearly every marital dissolution process complicated. As a parent, nobody wants to lose the rights of their child, causing tension between parties when trying to reach an agreement. While the parents have an opportunity to reach an agreement, that decision is left to the courts when parents cannot agree to terms. The court’s rulings always keep the child’s best interest in mind.

The next step is deciding on child support payments. Two components factor into this decision: the financial security of each parent and the amount of time each parent is allotted with their child. If you want an experienced attorney who knows how to protect your parental rights best, call Michael A. Hankins Attorney at Law.

Traffic Law Attorney Serving Brown County Illinois

Did you know that when you are charged with a traffic citation, it doesn’t just stop at paying a fine? The impact can go well beyond that. For example, receiving a traffic citation can lead to your insurance premium skyrocketing. Additionally, if the citation is severe enough, you could have your license revoked or suspended. If you don’t have experience with traffic law, an attorney from Michael A. Hankins Attorney at Law can be beneficial.

Not only can we skillfully advocate for a lesser charge (hopefully it doesn’t land on your driving record, which means your insurance wouldn’t be affected), but we also have experience having the charges dismissed.

Our traffic law attorneys can help with:

  • Moving Violations
  • Non-Moving Violations
  • DUI
  • DWI
  • Speeding
  • Driving Without a License
  • Driving Without Insurance
  • Reckless Driving
  • Failure to Signal
  • Failure to Stop
  • Construction Zone Violations
  • Seat Belt Violations
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Contact our law office if you live in Brown County, IL

Are you experiencing the legal troubles listed above? We want you to know that Michael A. Hankins Attorney at Law is here for your legal counsel. With over 27 years of experience, we are confident in our ability to aggressively pursue a resolution.

We provide legal services for Mount Sterling, Buckhorn, Elkhorn, Versailles, Ripley, Elkhorn, Cooperstown, and the surrounding communities in Brown County, Illinois.

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