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Andy Hale

Andy Hale

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  • Civil Rights, Personal Injury
  • California, Florida, Illinois
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Mary Sherris
Mary Sherris January 29, 2021
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Andy Hale is a great attorney and a great person. He always looks to see how he can help someone whether the case is big or small. He is generous and truly wants to make a difference. He has enhanced my life tremendously since I have met him. Any client is lucky to have him as their lawyer.
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With over 35 years of experience, Andy Hale is a seasoned trial attorney and has been involved in numerous high-profile cases.

Mr. Hale represents clients in a wide variety of civil rights matters, including wrongful convictions.

Mr. Hale seeks to shine a light on cases of injustice and he is also a documentary film producer ("A Murder In The Park" and "White Boy") and podcaster ("The Starved Rock Murders with Andy Hale").

His cases frequently appear in various forms of media, such as HBO's "The Murders at Starved Rock."

Mr. Hale is a member of the State bars of Illinois, California, and Florida.

Practice Areas
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Discrimination
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  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
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The Florida Bar
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Supreme Court of Illinois
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Hale & Monico
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University of Illinois College of Law
J.D. (1987)
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.A. (1984)
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Martindale-Hubbel Lawyers Service
Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement
Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois
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State Bar of Florida
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State Bar of California
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Speaking Engagements
International Municipal Lawyers Association, Conference, DC
Websites & Blogs
Hale & Monico Website
Andy Hale's Attorney Profile
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3 Questions Answered
Q. If I was arrested for dui and while I was handcuffed and seat belted in cop car and was choked do i have a civil case?
A: The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution - as well as most state laws - hold that law enforcement officers may only use reasonable force to effect an arrest. If an individual is offering no resistance, the law enforcement officer is only permitted to use minimal force (such as handcuffing) to take the person into custody. Many jurisdictions hold that the use of a chokehold can constitute deadly force. It is well-established that deadly force may only be used by a law enforcement officer when a civilian poses an imminent threat of death or great bodily harm to that officer or another; if the civilian is no such threat, then the use of deadly force would be unreasonable. If a law enforcement officer used some type of neck restraint - or chokehold - while you were not offering any resistance, you may have a valid civil claim against the officer. Hope this helps. ... Read More
Q. Can I record police during a traffic stop in the state of Illinois?
A: Yes, Illinois allows citizens to record interactions with the police. The Illinois statute on point is 720 ILCS 5/14-2(e) which states: "Nothing in this Article shall prohibit any individual, not a law enforcement officer, from recording a law enforcement officer in the performance of his or her duties in a public place or in circumstances in which the officer has no reasonable expectation of privacy." As a caveat, the statute also states: "However, an officer may take reasonable action to maintain safety and control, secure crime scenes and accident sites, protect the integrity and confidentiality of investigations, and protect the public safety and order." Hope this he lps! ... Read More
Q. I am looking for a cival rights lawyer for federal court
A: Hello:

I would be happy to learn more about your boyfriend's situation. When someone is detained at jail or sent to prison, they may lose their freedom, but they do not lose their civil rights. For example, prisons and corrections officers have a legal obligation to keep prisoners reasonably safe. When they fail to do so, they can be held liable. Inmates have a constitutional right not to be subjected to excessive force by law enforcement officers in the performance of their duties. Inmates may also bring a constitutional claim for inadequate medical care where prison officials exercise a "deliberate indifference" to serious medical needs. Examples of prisoner abuse include: physical abuse; sexual abuse; psychological and emotional abuse; deprivation of food and water; refusal to provide medical or psychiatric care; failure to protect inmates from others; failure to prevent suicide; unconstitutional conditions of confinement; racial discrimination; religious discrimination; and retaliation/punishment for expressing or reporting inadequate prison facilities or treatment. Hope this helps! ... Read More
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Hale & Monico
Chicago Office
Monadnock Building
53 W Jackson Blvd
Suite 334
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: (312) 341-9646
Hale & Monico
Peoria Office
701 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Telephone: (312) 341-9646
Hale & Monico
279 S. Schuyler
Kankakee, IL 60901
Telephone: (312) 341-9646
Hale & Monico
New York Office
Woolworth Building
233 Broadway
Suite 820
New York, NY 10279
Telephone: (312) 341-9646
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