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S. Janaan Hashim

S. Janaan Hashim

Amal Law Group, LLC
  • Criminal Law, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Illinois
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Atty. Janaan Hashim focuses her criminal law practice exclusively on expungements and sealing of records and other forms of post-conviction relief.

Since graduating from law school Janaan has always worked in the criminal justice field, first as an Assistant Appellate Defender with the State of Illinois and then in private practice at the trial level until shifting her focus on expugements in 2015.

Janaan volunteers her time and legal expertise at Cabrini Green Legal Aid where she assists pro bono petitioners with both their Expungement and Sealing of Records petitions and court representation when the State objects to their petitions.

Janaan's other passion is in mediation. She has completed two coures to qualify her as a mediator - the first course through the Illinois State Bar Assn and the other through Northwestern University. The latter training addressed specifically Divorce Mediation.

Outside of the office Janaan serves as a board member of the Mary Baldwin Alumni Association and is an adjunct professor at McCormick Theological Seminary. Janaan relaxes through gardening, putting in a good workout at the gym, and going for walks with her husband. Janaan will also never say no to a good book or to a good hike.

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 Experience
Managing Partner and Co-Founder
Amal Law Group, LLC
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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
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.
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar Assn.  # 191960
- Current
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Chicago Bar Assn.  # 923543
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Federal Circuit
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    All criminal defense work is an up-front, flat fee rate. Mediator rate is hourly.
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Additional Practice Area
  • Expungements/Sealing Criminal Records
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Amal Law Group, LLC
225 W. Washington Blvd
Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60606
Telephone: (708) 361-3600