Colin, Civil Litigation Client: "I was very lucky to find Scott. I had a tough personal injury case to defend where I knew I was being taken advantage of, but no one would take my case. After several lawyers told me to just file bankruptcy, Scott agreed to take the case. We knew it would be a tough case from the start! Scott handled it with integrity and honesty the whole way through. I knew what we were up against, and he always explained what was going on in a way I could understand. We ended up in a jury trial and after some tense moments over two days, Scott got the BEST case scenario for me under the circumstances. He was able to get the jury to see right through the Plaintiff and he handled the case in a way that took the liability from $153,000 to $12,000 (of which insurance took care of). Overall, I would not have gotten through the last year and half or been able to achieve this result with our Scott as my attorney. If you are not sure about what to do with your case, call SCOTT! He will be our go to attorney for any future needs that may arise and I have already gone back to him to help with a power of attorney and living will. Thank you Scott! I could not have done this without you!"

Sarah, mother of Client JL: "I have worked with many attorneys in my life, but I have never dealt with one as caring as Mr. Hannon....What a professional and thoughtful person he is - not to mention his knowledge of the system in Baltimore!  His care and concern for my son's case came through every time I spoke with him.  Not once did I ever feel like I was a bother nor did I ever feel rushed off the phone.  He updated me every step of the way.  I interviewed many attorneys before selecting Mr. Hannon - several were very high profile - and I know that Scott Hannon was the right attorney to represent my son.  We got a great outcome and I will forever be grateful to him."


Mr. Hannon is very pleased and proud to have successfully advocated before the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for his client, Francis Sparr of Baltimore, to receive benefits for the sacrifices he made for this nation in World War II.  Mr. Sparr, a 91-year-old D-Day and Battle of the Bulge veteran, received two Purple Heart medals and two Bronze Star medals (with "V" for Valor).  However, despite his obvious sacrifices and wounds sustained in those battles, he had previously been denied benefits by the VA upon his return to Baltimore in 1946 after the war.  Mr. Hannon forensically reconstructed Mr. Sparr's medical records and other evidence to obtain the long-denied benefits.

In another example of Mr. Hannon's stalwart advocacy for his clients, he successfully demanded the US Naval Academy at Annapolis keep his client enrolled when is client experienced disparate treatment in a disciplinary matter.  In an unprecedented move, the Naval Academy restored full academic benefits to the midshipman, re-matriculated him, and he was commissioned in the United States Navy.  

Mr. Hannon was able to have his client, an inmate serving a sentence in the Maryland Division of Corrections, released to obtain drug treatment outside the prison's walls.  When his client successfully completed treatment, he was released on probation to become a productive member of society.  State of Maryland v. Robert Gerhold, in the Circuit Court of Howard County, Maryland, Oct. 12, 2012.

Mr. Hannon successfully advocated that the court credit his client's rehabilitation efforts after 15 years in prison, warranting a reduction in his sentence from an original sentence of 55 years - to run his sentences concurrently, effectively allowing him to leave prison within a week of the court's order.  State of Maryland v. Purnell Thomas, 01K97004534, in the Circuit Court of Alleghany County, Maryland, Reconsideration Hearing, August 26, 2011.  

Mr. Hannon was also successful in getting his client's life sentence modified to 45 years, to more accurately reflect his rehabilitation and growth in the case of State of Maryland v. Maurice Hutton, CT99-1212B/CT99-1925B, in the Circuit Court of Prince George's County, Maryland.


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