Amanda J. Hamilton


Amanda J. Hamilton concentrates her practice in the fields of appellate law, professional liability, commercial litigation, and ethics. Ms. Hamilton has experience litigating civil and criminal matters in jury trials, bench trials, and regularly argues before the Illinois Appellate Courts and the Illinois Supreme Court.
Ms. Hamilton began her career in Washington, D.C., first as a White House intern and then as a Presidential Appointee to the U.S. Department of State, where she worked in the Bureau of Public Affairs under the leadership of Secretary Condoleezza Rice. Ms. Hamilton attended Northern Illinois University's College of Law and Graduate School on a full merit and academic scholarship, earning both a J.D. and an MBA and graduating magna cum laude, building upon her undergraduate degrees in Economics, Business Administration, and Communication from Augustana College.
Ms. Hamilton has been recognized by Leading Lawyers Network as being in the top 2% of attorneys under 40 in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 and was selected to the Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars in 2020. She is a member of the Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the DuPage County Bar Association, and the Kane County Bar Association, where she serves as the Chair of the Ethics Committee and as a member of the Board of Managers. She has been published in the Illinois Bar Journal, the Kane County Bar Briefs, and teaches seminars on the subjects of legal ethics and recent appellate decisions.

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Professional Negligence

Other Affiliations

  • Kane County Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association


  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois
    • J.D. - 05/2011
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Full Merit and Academic Scholarship Recipient
    • Honors: Constitutional Law Excellence Award Recipient
    • Honors: National Moot Court Competitor
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois
    • B.A. - 05/2007
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: Lincoln Laureate
    • Honors: Honors Scholar
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Presidential Scholarship Recipient
    • Major: Degrees in Economics, Business Administration, and Communication
  • Northern Illinois University Graduate School of Business, DeKalb, Illinois
    • M.B.A. - 05/2011
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List