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Scott Drumheller

Scott Drumheller advises management and boards of directors of companies and non-profit organizations in governance, compliance, fiduciary duties, employment law counseling and litigation, civil litigation, enterprise risk management, dispute resolution and commercial contracts. Scott represents clients before international, federal and state courts and administrative agencies.

Scott served as General Counsel & Secretary for Lions Clubs International in Oak Brook, Illinois, for 11 years and Chief Executive Officer of LCI for four years. LCI is a global non-profit association and leader in community and humanitarian service comprised of more than 47,000 clubs and 1,425,000 members in over 200 countries. As CEO, Scott led strategic initiatives and managed operations with an $82 million budget and 340 employees at corporate headquarters and three regional offices in India, Japan and Korea. As General Counsel & Secretary, Scott advised the executive team and board of directors in all corporate legal matters and enterprise risk management, including corporate governance, compliance, employment, employee benefits, tax, insurance programs, intellectual property and licensing, managing complex litigation and outside counsel, and internal dispute resolution procedures. Prior to joining LCI, Scott was a partner in a Chicago area law firm representing management in labor and employment law matters, and he was also an associate at Jackson Lewis, a national labor and employment law firm with 60 offices and over 900 attorneys.

Scott is a member of the Board of Directors of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, CASA of DuPage County and Bartlett Learning Center (Clare Woods Academy & Cupertino Home). Scott previously served as Chairperson of the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the Association of Corporate Counsel in 2011-2012. Scott served as Chairperson of the Governance Committee, Treasurer and as a member of the Board of Directors of DuPage Pads from 2010-2015.

EDUCATION

Harding University
Bachelor of Arts, Human Resources, 1991 magna cum laude

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Master’s in Business Administration, 1993

DePaul University College of Law Juris Doctor, 1998

BAR ADMISSIONS

State of Illinois

U.S. District Courts:
Northern District of Illinois;
Central District of Illinois;
Southern District of Illinois.

ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCIES

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
U.S. Department of Labor
State of Illinois Human Rights Commission
State of Illinois Department of Human Rights
State of Illinois Department of Labor

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Illinois State Bar Association
Kane County Bar Association

CIVIC & NON-PROFIT ACTIVITIES

Geneva Chamber of Commerce
St. Charles Chamber of Commerce
CASA of DuPage County
Bartlett Learning Center (Clare Woods Academy & Cupertino Home)

PRACTICE AREAS

Employment Law Counseling & Litigation
Business Law & Litigation
Nonprofit Organizations Law
Condominium & Homeowners Associations
Commercial Contracts
Corporate Governance & Compliance
Fiduciary Duties
Enterprise Risk Management
Dispute Resolution

Why Griffin Williams

High Quality, Experienced Legal Representation

The attorneys of Griffin Williams have decades of collective experience helping both businesses and individuals achieve their legal goals. Our focus is on assuring the best possible outcome for our clients, and we’ll go the extra mile to ensure we achieve that result each time.  Whether for business law, personal injury, civil litigation, real estate or more — our goal is to earn your trust to guarantee that you count on Griffin Williams to be your Lawyers for Business and Lawyers for Life!

Local Presence

Griffin Williams is based in Geneva, Illinois — the heart of the TriCity territory of the Fox Valley Region, in Chicago’s Western Suburbs.  We have a very strong local, Chicago-area presence with a reputation for being one of the Midwest’s most capable small firms.  Our reach, however, extends far beyond our local presence, and we have handled cases spanning the continental U.S.  If you’re looking for a law firm with a regional identity and national capability, you’ve come to the right place in Griffin Williams, LLP.

Consistent Approach

The experience of our partners and attorneys at Griffin Williams enables us to follow the very best practices and legal standards to be expected of the finest legal representation anywhere in America.  When it comes to having the know-how to execute appropriate legal strategy on a consistent basis for our clients, our team scores highly.  Count on Griffin Williams to handle your employment, tort, property dispute, contract or other issues consistently and expediently.

Cost Effectiveness, Budget Conscious

At Griffin Williams, we understand that you may be wary about the costs involved with engaging our firm.  For that reason, we are conscious of the cost to you of the various legal paths we could undertake on your behalf.  We will always explain the options along with our expectation of the potential outcomes, and the time/costs associated with each possibility. We firmly believe that there are cost effective resolutions to any legal matter with which you may need our assistance!

National Reach

Our team at Griffin Williams has tried cases and settled legal matters coast to coast, and for businesses that are national and international in scope.  We are confident in our ability to handle your business and personal legal matters on any stage.