Award Winning Lawyers That Get Results 

The attorneys of Harter & Schottland are hands-on, thorough, and aggressive lawyers with a reputation for taking cases to trial and winning. Whether you need a Lake County criminal defense lawyer, a Waukegan family law attorney, or legal representation in a real estate matter or personal injury claim, you can count on us for personal service and outstanding legal representation. Harter & Schottland wins more cases.

We Have a Reputation for Winning

It’s Clear Why We Are The Best Choice


years of combined legal experience by the partners.


or more years of legal experience with every attorney at Harter & Schottland


people we’ve helped


percent committed to client satisfaction


years that H&S has been in existence,


of new clients are referred from other clients


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Our Clients Love Us & So Will You!

“Bruce just goes above and beyond for his clients. I've used Bruce for legal representation for about 6 years now- criminal and minor traffic cases and he has always beat my case. If you’re looking for a Lawyer that actually cares about his clients and does his absolute best you have found him.”
“I knew I had the best of the best when the prosecutor in my first case told me in the hallway that I was lucky to have such an excellent attorney. The judge in my second case told me I had a great lawyer. I do not plan in getting any more trouble, but if I ever do, I will always go to Bruce.”
“I know he had a hard case on his hands, and I know it seemed like it might not have a good ending, but I also knew Bruce was not going to give up until he found a way to a good ending, and for that, my family and I will forever be grateful.”
“Mr. Deters helped me when at least a dozen other attorneys said they couldn't help. He listened and had compassion, he truly wanted to change my situation. I will alwaysbe grateful to him. Not only did he try, but he was able to get it done”
“I needed to get my rights to own a firearm. Rob told me what the process was and told me my chances of getting this done, and at the end of the day my rights were restored. I was even able to get a conceal carry permit after the FOID card. Rob’s rate was reasonable, as well. Having this done has changed my life forever.”
“Alan is TOP NOTCH and should be where you end up. I hope I don't end up in another similar situation but if I do, Alan will be my first call”

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