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Hon. Laninya Andrea Cason - Swansea, IL

2 Park Place Swansea, IL 62226

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Updated: 04/09/2020

Swansea Criminal defense Lawyer


Licensed and experienced legal practitioner. Former jurist with 23 years of diverse knowledge in various facets of the law. Considerable research and writing skills including author of several publications. Highly knowledgeable at interpreting the law according to administrative code, state and federal statutes...

About Hon. Laninya Andrea Cason

Practice Areas

  • Criminal defense
  • Personal Injury


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • Missouri

Other Affiliations

  • Honoree: 2013 United Way of Metropolitan St. Louis Community Service Impact Award, 2011 St. Louis American Inaugural Salute to Young Leaders under 40
  • Current Board Memberships: SAVE Foundation-Treasurer, Bethany Place Foundation-Vice President
  • Memberships: Illinois State Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, University of Illinois Alumni Association, University of Tennessee Alumni Association, St. Clair County Bar Association, NAACP Life Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., VFW Auxiliary Post 8677-Life Member, Fairview Heights, IL.
  • Founder of “Diamonds in the Rough” Mentoring Program at Mason-Clark Middle School
  • National Association of Women Judges


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1996
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, 1993
    Major: Education
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, 1992
    Major: Finance

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2 Park Place Swansea, IL 62226

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Accepts Credit Cards




  • Senate Bill 475: Cause for Concern or Self-Generated Crisis? Health Care Lawyer, Illinois State Bar Association, Dec.2005, Vol.22, No.2
  • Grandparents’ visitation rights are still in limbo in Illinois, Elder Law, October 2007, Vol. 13, No. 1
  • Overview of School Law; Disciplinary Policies and Procedure, Young Lawyers Newsletter, Illinois State Bar Association Journal, June 2000
  • Case Summaries: Technology and the Law, FICC Newsletter, 1997
  • A Guide to the Illinois Domestic Violence Act, Illinois Bar Journal, May 2010, Vol.98
  • Established the local probate rules for the 20th Judicial Circuit-St. Clair, County, IL.

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