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Janaan Hashim

Civil rights Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   8 reviews

also known as S. Janaan Hashim

  • Licensed for 17 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Janaan

Learn Janaan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    55%
    Focus on the ADA and the Rehab. Act, particularly with Deaf and the Hard of Hearing community, Title VII violations, and First Amendment rights.

  2. Expungement
    45%
    From Class X felonies to simple misdemeanors, Janaan has helped hudreds of people with arrests and convictions get their records cleared.

    18 years

Janaan brings nearly 15 years of experience in the areas of criminal defense and civil rights law.  Janaan's civil rights work focuses on protecting constitutional and statutorily protected rights ranging from First Amendment law to Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act and its federal counterpart, the Rehabiliatation Act section 504.  In criminal defense, after working in the trial court and appellate levels, she now specifically focuses on helping people with criminal records use the tools available to remove those records of the past to help them meet their future goals.

Among the most consistent compliments Janaan receives are on her ability to explain legal concepts to her clients, her excellent communications with clients, and her legal acumen to reach her clients' goals.

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Location

Janaan Hashim
161 N. Clark St.
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL, 60601

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Reviews

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Posted by Yoichi | September 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She was so professional and helping!
The experience I had with her was wonderful. She was very kind and helpful to guide us thru what was our first experience. The explanation was all very detailed and perfect and she answered all the questions we had in a very professional and timely matter. I am very glad that she helped us with this case and it could not have been better without her.
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Posted by Sharon | August 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent, knowledgeable and highly recommended attorney.
I am eternally grateful for Janaan and the service she provided with helping me get 2 criminal records expunged and 1 sealed. I consulted with many attorneys before contacting Janaan and always left those conversations feeling hopeless. This was not the case with Janaan. When she and I met, she understood my needs and thoroughly explained the process and laws as it pertained to my situation. She was consistent with providing updates and was always reassuring. As the world was halted by the pandemic, Janaan was still very diligent with moving the process along when she was permitted to do so and was still able to complete the process in a very reasonable timeframe. If you find the process of trying to get your criminal record expunged or sealed to lengthy or confusing, I highly recommend Janaan without any reservation.
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Posted by Herbert Noel | August 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very good lawyer
She was on the job and I'm very satisfied I will recommend her to other people in the near future
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
Janaan Hashim communicated clearly and thoroughly with me regarding my case. She thoroughly went over the proceedings of court in detail and ensured that I understood the possibilities to occur. She answered all of my questions honestly and in a very timely fashion. I was very pleased with the way she represented me in court and would highly recommend her to anyone!
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Posted by Maria | June 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Expungement
I only have good things to say about lawyer S.Janaan Hashim. she assist with my son's criminal record Expungement,she communicated with both me and my son during the whole process. she keep us informed all the time and remain us a about the upcoming appointment for the court day . Also she answer all my question by email right away. thank you so much for all her hard work. thank you !!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 4, 2015
Professional and Excellent
Janaan Hashim is very Knowledgeable and kept me informed on my hearing. She gives her best in argument. Her fees is very reasonable. I trusted her with my hearing and she made it happen. She went beyond what I expected from her. I am glad that I choose her.
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2014
Great attorney!
Janaan Hashim is an amazing attorney. I seriously cannot thank her enough. She helped me through my entire case and kept me informed about everything that will go on. She's very helpful and answered all my questions. I really recommend her to anyone looking for an attorney. She is great!
Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2014
Excellent Attorney!
Janaan Hashim was an excellent attorney. She gave me all the information I needed, kept me updated every step of the way and, most importantly, was able to zealously defend me in court. She is a skilled lawyer with the perfect mix of intelligence, wisdom and good character.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Amal Law Group, LLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • McCormick Theological Seminary
  • 2006 - Present
  • Adjunct Profressor
  • Loyola University at Chicago
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Assistant Defender
  • Office Of The State Appellate Defender
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. R.M.
  • Petition GRANTED, criminal record cleared.
  • People v. S.W.
  • Petition GRANTED, criminal record cleared.
  • State v. E.M.
  • Petition GRANTED, criminal record cleared.
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Associations

  • American Bar Association GPSolo Diversity Board
  • Fellow
  • 2020 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Editorial Board of Illinois Bar Journal
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Law Practice Division
  • 2019 - Present
  • The Muhammed Abdulla Endowment Foundation
  • Secretary
  • 2018 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Muslim Bar Association of Chicago (MBA)
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Mary Baldwin College Alumnae Board
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2020
  • Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions
  • Trustee
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Sound Vision Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - 2017
  • CAIR-Chicago
  • Former Board Member
  • 2004 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • DePaul University College of Law
  • 2005
  • Quarter Finalist
  • Regent University National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition
  • 2003
  • CALI Excellence Award
  • Appellate Brief Writing
  • 2003
  • Jaharis Scholarship of Academic Excellence
  • Jaharis Family via DePaul University College of Law
  • 2002
  • Winning Team
  • DePaul University College of Law Moot Court Intramural Appellate Competition
  • 2002
  • CALI Excellence Award
  • Constitutional Process II
  • 2002
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Publications

  • Muslim Journal
  • Legal Column: The Cousins: Expunging and Sealing of Criminal Records
  • 2015
  • Muslim Journal
  • Legal Column: Common Misconceptions in Clearing the Record
  • 2015
  • Muslim Journal
  • Legal Column: A Judge’s Order That Gives Second Chances
  • 2015
  • Aloffok Ethnic Newspaper
  • Legal Column
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana-Champaign - Women in Law Panel
  • Women In Law
  • 2019
  • John Marshall School of Law Course
  • Practice Management in the Legal Field
  • 2017
  • Grassroots Power Hour
  • Series: Expunging/Sealing Your Criminal Record
  • 2017
  • DePaul University College of Law Course: Preparing to Practice
  • Writing for Success
  • 2016
  • Parliament of the World's Religions
  • Trauma, Death, and Dying: Using Faith as a Source of Strength
  • 2015
  • Parliament of the World's Religions
  • Shariah and Me
  • 2015
  • John Marshall School of Law Class Lecture
  • Law Practice Management
  • 2015
  • ISNA Annual Convention
  • Trauma, Death and Dying with Dignity
  • 2015
  • DePaul University Intramural Moot Court Competition
  • Judge
  • 2015
  • Muslim Women's Activism
  • Today's Muslim Women: Tired But Determined
  • 2014
  • Midwest Regional Jessup International Moot Court Competition
  • Judge
  • 2014
  • Mary Baldwin College Student Leadership Conference
  • Student Leadership Success
  • 2014
  • John Marshall Law School Course
  • Law Practice Management
  • 2014
  • DePaul University Moot Court Competition
  • Judge
  • 2014
  • Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, Interfaith Leadership Conference
  • Faithful Living in an Interfaith World
  • 2013
  • National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition
  • Judge
  • 2012
  • American Academy of Religions Annual Conference
  • The Arab Spring and Its Aftermath: Reactions by Middle Eastern Christians
  • 2012
  • Campus Lecture
  • Everyday Shariah: A Discussion of Islamic Law and American Life
  • 2011
  • Aqsa School Commencement
  • Keynote Address: Rising to the Challenge
  • 2011
  • Jessup International Moot Court Competition, Washington, DC
  • Judge
  • 2010
  • Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Diversity Committee
  • Meeting: Amal Law Group, LLC
  • 2010
  • University of Utah, MSA Confernce: American Muslims: Our Faith, Our Identity, Our Responsibility
  • Keynote Address: Our Responsibility: Contributin to Society, Leading by Example
  • 2009
  • Parliament of the World's Religions - Melbourne, Australia
  • The Headscarf Debates: Religious Dress and Secular Fundamentalism
  • 2009
  • Ms. JD Annual Conference: Avenues to Advancement
  • Paths to Independence: Starting and Building Your Own Solo Practice
  • 2009
  • Law 101 Seminar Series
  • Teens and Traffic Tickets
  • 2009
  • Democratic National Convention
  • Moderator: Muslim Democratic Caucus
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (47)
Given (114)
Endorse Janaan
Unknown Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've consulted with Janaan on a few cases. She is competent, professional, and a pleasure to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this commendable criminal law attorney without any hesitation. I personally witnessed many times Attorney Jannan Hashim's excellent analytical ability, combined with a precise and effective communication style. Attorney Hashim handles each case with competence, skill and analysis that leaves no room for any omissions. I endorse this splendid attorney with pleasure."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Janaan is not just a zealous, competent advocate but also compassionate person. She strikes a perfect balance; embodying the characteristics one needs in a lawyer, and also the ones you desire in a person. You can trust her with your case because not only does she know her stuff and believe in her work, but her moral and ethical standards cannot be shaken."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Janaan Hashim without reservation. She has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and is a superb litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"While I do not know Ms. Hashim personally, I have followed her responses on Avvo and been most impressed with her knowledge and compassion. I highly endorse her and would not hesitate to refer potential clients to her or her office."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Other
"Very determined and dedicated attorney. I endorse this lawyer"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I admire his knowledge and dedication to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Attorney Hashim is extremely hard working, intelligent, and zealously represents her clients. I would highly recommend Attorney Hashim for representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Other
"Not only do I endorse this lawyer, but I also give them five stars for their tremendous work with the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"An amazing lawyer and an amazing person. I highly endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Hashim is a well-respected and knowledgeable attorney. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hasim is an experienced Cook County criminal defense attorney, and an advocate for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Other
"Amazing attorney. Smart and respected. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"S Janaan Hashim is a vigorous advocate for those who have made mistakes and deserve a second chance. I am proud to have the opportunity to endorse Ms Hashim here on Avvo."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Hashim is a very knowledgeable, articulate, and talented attorney. Has dedicated a lot of time to help many people, including fellow attorneys with exceptional contributions to Avvo."
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