Scott Drumheller | Griffin Williams McMahon & Walsh Geneva IL Lawyer

Scott Drumheller


Scott Drumheller is a practical, solutions-oriented legal counsel with over 20 years of experience in both private practice and as an in-house general counsel. Mr. Drumheller advises businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals in a broad array of corporate, employment and nonprofit legal matters and civil litigation, including entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, stock and asset sales, partnership and shareholder disputes, buy-sell agreements, commercial and employment contracts, employment issues, governance, compliance, business and employment litigation and dispute resolution. Mr. Drumheller represents clients before international, federal and state courts and administrative agencies.

Mr. Drumheller 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 nonprofit 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, Mr. Drumheller 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, Mr. Drumheller 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. Mr. Drumheller was Of Counsel with Griffin Villa Williams LLP and Griffin|Williams LLP while in-house CEO/General Counsel at LCI from 2011 to 2017. Prior to joining LCI, Mr. Drumheller 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 over 60 offices and more than 950 attorneys.

Mr. Drumheller 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). Mr. Drumheller previously served as Chairperson of the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the Association of Corporate Counsel in 2011-2012. Mr. Drumheller served as Chairperson of the Governance Committee, Treasurer and as a member of the Board of Directors of DuPage Pads from 2010-2015.

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
State of Illinois Department of Employment Security
State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

Civic & Nonprofit Activities

Geneva Chamber of Commerce
St. Charles Chamber of Commerce
CASA of DuPage County
Bartlett Learning Center (Clare Woods Academy & Cupertino Home)
  • DePaul University College of Law Juris Doctor, 1998
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock,
    Master’s in Business Administration, 1993
  • Harding University,
    Bachelor of Arts, Human Resources,
    1991 Magna Cum Laude
Bar Admissions
  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. District Courts: Northern District of Illinois; Central District of Illinois; Southern District of Illinois
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Business Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Condominium & Homeowners Associations
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Fiduciary Duties
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Dispute Resolution