Andy HaleTrial attorneys seeking justice
- Civil Rights, Personal Injury
- California, Florida, Illinois
With over 30 years of experience, Andy Hale is a seasoned trial attorney and has been involved in numerous high-profile cases. Mr. Hale started his legal career at a boutique litigation firm in Florida and then later moved back to Chicago and joined the firm Katten Muchin & Zavis as an attorney in the litigation practice group.
In 2008, Mr. Hale started his own firm and his practice focused on defending the City of Chicago and Chicago police officers in civil rights cases, as well as commercial litigation matters.
In 2019, Mr. Hale joined forces with Brian T. Monico, a successful personal injury and medical malpractice attorney, and the firm of Hale & Monico was formed. His firm represents clients in civil rights, commercial litigation, discrimination, personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases.
- 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
- Commercial Litigation
- Free Consultation
- Contingent Fees
- State Bar of California
- The Florida Bar
- Supreme Court of Illinois
- English: Spoken, Written
- Spanish: Spoken, Written
- Hale & Monico
- - Current
- University of Illinois College of Law
- J.D. (1987)
- University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
- B.A. (1984)
- Martindale-Hubbel Lawyers Service
- Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement
- State Bar of Illinois
- State Bar of Florida
- State Bar of California
- International Municipal Lawyers Association, Conference, DC
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- 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.
- 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 helps!
- 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!