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Why choose our firm

our passion for justice

We are passionate about the pursuit of justice for our clients. Our attorneys have regularly been featured in the news, as well as television shows and documentary films

experienced trial attorneys

Our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers and we will not hesitate to take a case to trial if necessary in order to obtain a just result for our client.

our success

We win. We are good at what we do. Our results speak for themselves.

Featured In the Media

A Murder in the Park

Attorney Andy Hale is the Executive Producer of this documentary movie about the wrongful conviction of Alstory Simon, who was exonerated after spending 16 years in prison. Mr. Hale appears in the film as well. The documentary premiered on Showtime and is now available on Netflix.

Case Files Chicago

Attorney Andy Hale was the Executive Producer and Host of this emmy-nominated weekly television show that ran for six years in Chicago and appeared on The CW, the local Fox TV station. The show profiled unsolved homicides in Chicago and sought to bring justice to the families of the victims.

Wrong Cat

Attorney Andy Hale is the Executive Producer of this documentary movie about the arrest and incarceration of Cleve Heidelberg who was wrongfully convicted of killing a Peoria, Illinois police officer in 1970. Mr. Hale undertook an investigation of Mr. Heidelberg’s case and was able to prove his innocence. Mr. Heidelberg spent 47 years in prison before his conviction was vacated. The documentary is in post-production and will be completed in late 2019.

White Boy

Attorney Andy Hale is an Executive Producer for this documentary movie that chronicles the incarceration of Richard Wershe, Jr., who became an informant for the FBI at age 14 and was arrested in 1987 as a 17 year old for a nonviolent drug offense and sentenced to life in prison. Mr. Wershe has spent over three decades in prison. The film explores the legal and political corruption involved in Mr. Wershe’s case. The film premiered at the DOC NYC film fest in 2017.

Bullets Have No Names

Attorney Andy Hale is the creator and producer of this short documentary film that attempts to shine a light on Chicago’s gun violence and the impact it has on people’s everyday lives

Civil Rights & Personal Injury Attorneys in Chicago and New York

Hale & Monico is a law firm that focuses on civil rights and personal injury litigation. We are dedicated, passionate advocates for our clients, using our experience and knowledge to strive for the maximum possible compensation for your needs.

Whether you believe your civil rights have been violated or you have been seriously injured due to the negligence of another, we are here to help you seek justice and the maximum possible compensation. As trial lawyers, we approach every case with the intent to take it trial, giving us a distinct advantage over other firms who may strictly seek to quickly settle your case. Contact us today for a free, confidential initial consultation. We are committed to fighting for your rights.

A History of Successful Verdicts and Jury Awards

Our attorneys have vast trial experience, successfully advocating on behalf of our clients in the courtroom, achieving verdicts and settlements that total tens of millions of dollars to date. Our level of success is the direct result of our dedication to the people we serve, along with our professional process, which involves thorough case preparation and comprehensive research into the details. Our ultimate goal is to achieve the level of compensation you deserve.

Our Approach to Civil Rights and Personal Injury Cases

Our team of litigators is open taking a creative, unconventional approach in case investigations and litigation at trial, often employing the use of new, innovative technologies and presentation methods to further substantiate your claims. Ultimately, we are dedicated, as attorneys, to assisting our clients in any way we can. Your initial consultation is always free with no obligations, and we will not hesitate to visit you at home, in the hospital, or other location that is convenient for you.

a trial law firm with a difference

At Hale & Monico, we provide professional legal counsel in various types of complex cases that require extensive case preparation, powerful negotiating skills, and an ability to present a compelling, well-supported case to a jury.

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Practice Areas

Civil Rights Violations

Civil rights cases involve a state actor – most commonly a police office or other law enforcement employee – depriving a citizen of his or her constitutional rights. At Hale and Monico, our team of experienced civil rights attorneys can fight for you if your civil rights have been violated. We represent plaintiffs in a wide range of civil right matters, including:

  • Police Brutality
  • Police Shootings
  • Unlawful Arrests
  • Unlawful Searches and Seizures
  • Wrongful Convictions

Medical Malpractice

Our litigation team at Hale & Monico is recognized for performing outstanding legal work in cases of medical malpractice, where legal skill, professional resources, and trial experience are of the utmost importance. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured through an act of medical negligence, we are dedicated to pursuing the maximum compensation for you.

Personal Injury

Personal injury law, often referred to as tort law, exists to protect those who have been injured due to someone else’s actions or lack of action. In personal injury cases, a successful outcome typically hinges on the concept of negligence, strict liability or intentional acts. Our attorneys handle nearly every type of personal injury matter including:

  • Motor vehicle collisions
  • Product liability
  • Premises liability
  • Catestrophic Injury
  • Wrongful death

Whatever Interests Us

We are trial lawyers seeking justice for our clients. Thus, we are willing to take on unique cases that interest us. Some examples include:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Defamation
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Patent Infringement
  • Recovery of stolen art/historical items
  • Whistleblower Cases

What Advantages can our Trial Lawyers provide to you?

Many attorneys avoid taking a case to court for resolution – this is not the case with the litigation team at Hale & Monico. All the cases we take on are fully prepared for trial. The advantages of working with our team of litigators, whether in a personal injury case or a civil rights case include:

  • We are detail oriented, engaging in thorough, professional research and investigations to gather supporting facts, evidence, and witness testimony.
  • We are personally passionate about achieving justice for the people we represent.
  • We are willing to go the distance to pursue the maximum possible compensation.
  • The extent of our experience at trial has led to powerful negotiating skills has proven to be of great benefit in the process of negotiating a settlement in mediation or arbitration.

Contact Hale & Monico for help today.

If you are the victim of a civil rights violation or suffered serious injuries due to an act of negligence, contact Hale & Monico today for a free case evaluation.

Dedicated, passionate attorneys who are dedicated to fighting for clients in the courtroom.