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East Dundee, IL


(773) 572-9986


(773) 572-6048


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Scott A. Andresen is the founder of Andresen & Associates, P.C., a Chicago-based law firm with a location in East Dundee that focuses its offerings in the areas of sports lawentertainment and the arts, and intellectual property. The firm also has a strong focus in the startup and small entrepreneur space, addressing the legal needs of new and emerging business owners.

Prior to founding Andresen & Associates, Scott served as in-house legal counsel for the Arena Football League. He also worked for the legal department of the Oakland Raiders and served as Legal Assistant to the Executive Director of the Illinois High School Association.

Scott earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, his Doctor of Jurisprudence at the Valparaiso University School of Law, and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Scott also studied at Cambridge University in England under United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

When he is not practicing, Scott is a sports law instructor in Northwestern University's Masters of Sports Administration program. He also provides legal insight and commentary on sports law and sports business topics to national television, radio, print and online media outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Tampa Bay Tribune, Seattle Tribune, Reuters, Associated Press, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Bleacher Report, ESPN.com, VICE.com, Huffington Post, Courthouse News Service, and AskMen.com.

Scott's ardor and tenaciousness have resulted in him being spotlighted by his peers and the media alike. He is a four-time recipient of the prestigious “Super Lawyer” designation, and a three-time recipient of the "Rising Star" designation, by SuperLawyers in the Entertainment and Sports practice category and has a perfect 10.0 AVVO.com rating.



  • Illinois, 1999

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1999

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2003

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2015


  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana

    • J.D. - 1999

    • Honors: First-ever recipient of Entertainment Litigation & Intellectual Property Concentration

  • The University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona

    • Masters Business Administration - 2004

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

    • B.A. - 1995

    • Major: History

    • Major: Political Science


  • Vince McMahon Is Rejiggering The XFL, Hoping To Avoid Another Ex-FL, Forbes SportsMoney (Forbes.com), January 25, 2018

  • California Court Rules High School Player Can 'Take A Knee,' But NFL Situation Is Murkier, Forbes SportsMoney (Forbes.com), January 24, 2018

  • Go Mediocre Or Go Home: College Football's Need For A Gloriously Mediocre Bowl Game, Forbes SportsMoney (Forbes.com), January 20, 2018

  • Caddyshock! An Analysis of Hicks, et al v. PGA Tour Inc., Sports Litigation Alert, February 25, 2015

  • Pom Poms and Picket Lines: Might Professional Cheerleaders Unionize?, Professional Sports and the Law, Volume 5, Issue 4, 2014

  • When a Wiener Can Make a Team a Loser: The Coomer v. Kansas City Royals Case, Professional Sports and the Law, Volume 5, Issue 3, 2014

  • The Angel Doth Protest Too Much, Methinks- Jack Clark and His Comment About Albert Pujols, Professional Sports and the Law, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2014

  • What Can Be Learned From the Settlement Between the Flyers and its Season Ticket Holders?, Professional Sports and the Law, Volume 4, Issue 6, 2014

  • Vijay Singh Sues PGA Over Doping Allegations: An Analysis, Professional Sports and the Law, Volume 4, Issue 3, 2013

  • Federal Court Dismisses Pennsylvania Governor's Lawsuit Against NCAA, Sports Litigation Alert, June 14, 2013

  • Who Does the Green Jacket Belong To?, Sports Litigation Alert, November 23, 2013

  • Who's Going to Pay the Bills? The Insurance Side of the NFL's Concussion Litigation, Professional Sports and the Law, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2013

  • Groundhog Day for the United Football League, Sports Litigation Alert, March 22, 2013

  • Coach Files Suit Against United Football League Founder, Professional Sports and the Law, Volume 3, Issue 5, 2012

  • What Sports Organizations Can Learn From Oprah?, Professional Sports and the Law, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2013

  • A CALL FOR DRUG-TESTING OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT-ATHLETES, Marquette Sports Law Review, Volume 19, Number 1, Fall 2008, 325, 2008


  • Sports Law I, Labor Relations, and Introduction to Marketing the Arts, Columbia College-Chicago, 2005 to 2011

  • Legal and Ethical Issues In Sports Management/ Sports Law, Northwestern University School of Professional Studies, 2011 to Present

  • American Sports Law and Sports Business, Academie du Management des Organisations Sportives (France), 2008 to 2010

  • Miscellaneous Panels, Symposiums, and Seminars Hosted or Presented by, Sports Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Milwaukee Bar Association, Duke University School of Law, Marquette University Law School/National Sports Law Institute, University of Illinois College of Law, University of Illinois (Graduate) School of Labor and Employment Relations, DePaul University College of Law, John Marshall Law School, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Oklahoma City School of Law, Valparaiso University School of Law, Charleston School of Law, Chapman University Fowler School of Law, Southwestern Law School, Loyola (Los Angeles) Law School, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, University of Mississippi School of Law, Sport Financial Advisors Association, Sports Event Marketing Experience (SEME), Illinois Sports Business Conference and National Business Institute, 2005 to 2017


  • Super Lawyers 2022 Illinois “Super Lawyer" in Entertainment and Sports

  • Super Lawyers 2021 Illinois “Super Lawyer" in Entertainment and Sports

  • Super Lawyers 2020 Illinois “Super Lawyer" in Entertainment and Sports

  • Super Lawyers 2019 Illinois “Super Lawyer" in Entertainment and Sports

  • Super Lawyers 2012 Illinois "Rising Star" in Entertainment and Sports

  • Super Lawyers 2011 Illinois "Rising Star" in Entertainment and Sports

  • Super Lawyers 2010 Illinois "Rising Star" in Entertainment and Sports

  • Perfect 10.0/10.0 Rating on Avvo.com


  • Chicago Bar Association, 2005 to Present

  • Sports Lawyers Association, Member, 2010 to Present

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member

  • Chicago Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service Committee, Past Chair 2010-2015

  • Chicago Bar Association, Sports Law Committee, Past Chair 2010-2017


  • Northwestern University School of Professional Studies, Adjunct Professor, 2011 to 2017

  • Columbia College Chicago, Adjunct Professor, 2005 to 2011

  • Arena Football League, LLC, Senior Staff Attorney, 2000 to 2005

  • Oakland Raiders NFL Club, Legal Intern, 1998 to 1998

  • Illinois High School Association, Legal Intern, 1998 to 1998


  • Lawyers for the Creative Arts, Pro Bono Volunteer, 2004 to Present

  • Chicago Sports Academy, Pro Bono Legal Counsel, 2005

  • American Bar Association, Judge, National Negotiation Competition

  • Chicago Bar Association, Participant, Practice Tracks Program, Lawyer Referral Service, and Call-A-Lawyer Program, Present

  • Chicago-Area Law School Consortium, Participant, Meet the Firms Reception, 2007 to 2008

  • Point of Hope- A Deron Williams Foundation, Event Committee, Illini Hoop Legends for Charity, 2008

  • Chicago 2016/ World Sport Chicago, Volunteer, 2008

  • National MS Society ("Super 200" Fundraiser), 2010


  • Village of East Dundee, Illinois - Trustee (Term: 2017-2021)

  • Gord Being Gord, NFP - Founder and Executive Director

  • Dundee-Crown Athletic Hall of Fame - Former Board Member

  • Village Green of East Dundee - Former Board Member

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