Scott Summers has been an Illinois attorney for over twenty-five years.   He concentrates in estate planning, probate, and business. A graduate of the Northern Illinois University College of Law, Scott also holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. His undergraduate degree in liberal arts is from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Over the years, Summers has been active in a variety of civic pursuits. Between 2005 and 2009, he served as an elected trustee at McHenry County College.  Scott was a member of the Board of Visitors of Northern Illinois University’s College of Law between 1997 and 2004. During the 1980s, he was treasurer for three nonprofits: Harvard Community Memorial Hospital, Hospice for McHenry County, and a church in Woodstock, IL. Before becoming a lawyer, Scott worked as an executive in the public sector, including four years with the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission.

Summers also is the author of two “how-to” volumes. Guardianship and Conservatorship: A Handbook for Lawyers appeared in 1996. Advance Health Care Directives: A Handbook for Professionals was released in 2002. Both titles are published by the American Bar Association.

In January, 2013, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn appointed Summers as the public guardian and public administrator of McHenry County, Illinois.

For nearly thirty-five years, Scott and his wife  have lived on a small farm near Harvard, Illinois, a McHenry County community located about sixty miles northwest of Chicago.  They are the parents of two.

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