Torreya L. Hamilton
Hamilton is a former prosecutor and former police attorney with 20 years trial experience.
Hamilton graduated from DePaul University College of Law in 1995. She began her legal career as a prosecutor with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. During her eight years as a prosecutor, Hamilton tried hundred of cases. Hamilton has experience handling every sort of misdemeanor and felony that exists in Illinois, and has argued multiple times before the justices of the Illinois Appellate Court. Her extensive experience as a prosecutor, has made Hamilton skilled at obtaining the best possible result for her criminal defense clients.
After leaving the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Hamilton joined the City of Chicago's Law Department as an Assistant Corporation Counsel. During her time there, she defended police misconduct cases - representing the City and its police officers in civil right's cases. Hamilton also designed and ran an office-wide trial training program for new attorneys at the City. Hamilton was promoted to Senior Counsel during her time with the City and was responsible for a high exposure caseload of multi-million dollar cases, as well as supervising other less-experienced attorneys. Hamilton's experience as a former police attorney makes her uniquely qualified to represent her civil right's clients.
Since leaving the City of Chicago in 2006, Hamilton formed Hamilton Law Office, LLC, and she has maintained her own law practice which focuses on the pursuit of justice. Hamilton is highly selective about her clients and cases, and handles every case as if it will proceed to a jury trial. Hamilton currently handles both criminal defense and civil rights cases.
In her own words...
"I love what I do. I have always been committed to seeking justice, and know my job allows me to do this every day. Daughter of a good police officer, my life experience has made me uniquely committed to exposing bad police officers. Former prosecutor and police attorney myself, my career path has made me uniquely qualified to represent the victims of police misconduct. I feel blessed by the opportunity I have to make a difference in the lives of my clients." --- Torreya L. Hamilton, July 2010
Kevin T. Turkcan
Mr. Turkcan joined the Hamilton Law Office in May 2011 as a law clerk and paralegal. He became an attorney for HLO in October of 2013. Mr. Turkcan is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, and a 2009 honors graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He earned his law degree with honors from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2013.
In addition to working as a paralegal for HLO during law school, Mr. Turkcan worked with the Loyola University Community Law Center to serve clients whose main source of income is public assistance, as well as those classified as the "working poor," who are people struggling to meet their obligations, even though they have jobs. Mr. Turkcan represented minors as a court-appointed guardian ad litem in custody disputes.
Mr. Turkcan has focused his career on civil rights litigation and has experience in all aspects of this complex practice area. Mr. Turkcan is admitted to practice in both the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois.
In his own words...
"When we meet clients for the first time, their experiences of the justice system have often been overwhelmingly negative. From arrest all the way up to the end of a criminal case, clients rarely get to tell their side of the story. I think we offer clients the opportunity to be heard and the ability to have some control over their own cases. It is liberating for victims of injustice to tell the community what happened to them and why it was wrong. I'm proud to be part of a firm that helps give a voice to those victims of injustice, and a firm that turns negative experiences in the justice system into positive outcomes for clients."
Kathleen A. Hennessy