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S. Janaan Hashim

S. Janaan Hashim

Amal Law Group, LLC
  • Civil Rights
  • Illinois
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Atty. Janaan Hashim focuses her practice in civil rights law representing individuals who faced civil rights violations ranging from prisoners' rights to ADA to Title VII.

Janaan first practiced law as an Assistant Appellate Defender for the State of Illinois before moving to private practice. Janaan volunteers her time and legal expertise with the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights as well as Cabrini Green Legal Aid.

Practice Area
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Expungements/Sealing Criminal Records
  • Free Consultation
    Twenty minute consultation to identify your legal issues. We also provide a flat fee 30-min QuickCall for full legal advice,
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    All criminal defense work is an up-front, flat fee rate. Mediator rate is hourly.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Federal Circuit
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Professional Experience
Managing Partner and Co-Founder
Amal Law Group, LLC
- Current
Janaan is a co-founder of the firm and serves as its managing partner. The firm is founded upon the principles of innovative thinking, honesty, and transparent fees. Paving new paths in the legal industry, Amal Law Group is the first firm in the US founded by six Muslim women.
Asst. Appellate Defender
Office of the State Appellate Defender
DePaul University
J.D. | Law
Honors: Magna Cum Laude; Jarahis Academic Scholarship given to top three 2nd year law students; Champion: 2006 DePaul Univ. Clg. of Law Intra-Mural Moot Court Competition
Activities: Appellate Moot Court Team
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Mary Baldwin College
B.A. (1989) | Comm-Bdcstg and Sociology-Social Work
Honors: Summa Cum Laude; With Distinction in Sociology-Social Work
Activities: President, Student Government Assoc.; Member, Board of Appeal for the Honor Council and Judicial Board
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Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar Assn.  # 191960
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Chicago Bar Assn.  # 923543
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Articles & Publications
New Law Broadly Expands Sealing of Criminal Records
Illinois State Bar Assn.
Certificate - Divorce Mediator
Northwestern University
Certificate - Mediator
Illinois State Bar Assn.
Websites & Blogs
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Legal Answers
10 Questions Answered
Q. can you get sued for defamation of character if you post something and you don't use the persons name at all?
A: The elements of successfully proving a defamation of character tort in Illinois are the following: (1) the defendant made a false statement about the plaintiff; (2) there was an unprivileged publication to a third party; (3) fault by the defendant amounting to at least negligence; and (4) the publication damaged the plaintiff. Where the defendant does not state the plaintiff's name, Illinois case law states that the plaintiff must allege and prove that third-parties would reasonably have understood that the libel referred to the plaintiff. Good luck.
Q. Is it possible for a member of society to read a criminal indictment against the accused defense? If so how ?
A: They would have to ask the clerk where the charges were filed for the case file. The case file will have the indictment available for review.
Q. Can I sue county for time spent in jail?
A: Based on what you provided, if they arrested you properly and you were proper arraigned and unable to post bail, then any success in filing unlawful arrest would be difficult.
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Contact & Map
Amal Law Group, LLC
225 W. Washington Blvd
Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60606
Telephone: (708) 361-3600