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Amanda Hamilton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Geneva, IL

Konicek & Dillon, PC
21 West State Street
Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: 630-313-2071
Fax: 630-262-9659
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Illinois Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Appellate, Professional Liability: Defense, Business Litigation
Attorney Profile

Amanda J. Hamilton is a partner at Konicek & Dillon, P.C., a law firm with offices in Chicago and Geneva, Illinois. A top-rated trial and appellate lawyer, Ms. Hamilton represents the needs and interests of a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Chicago metro area and surrounding counties who are dealing with legal issues involving any of the following:

  • Appellate practice
  • Legal and professional liability and malpractice
  • Business litigation

Ms. Hamilton has extensive experience handling appeals in the Illinois Appellate Courts, the Illinois Supreme Court, and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th and 8th Circuits. In all cases, Ms. Hamilton provides invaluable counsel and support to her clients while zealously advocating on their behalf to help them achieve the most favorable outcomes possible for their unique circumstances.

A Presidential Scholarship recipient, Ms. Hamilton earned her undergraduate degrees in economics, business administration and communication from Augustana College, where she graduated summa cum laude. She then served as a White House intern and accepted a presidential appointment with the U.S. Department of State, where she worked closely with Secretary Condoleezza Rice in the Bureau of Public Affairs.

Following this, Ms. Hamilton attended both the Northern Illinois University Graduate School of Business and the Northern Illinois University College of Law, graduating from each, magna cum laude, with a Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor respectively. A full merit and academic scholarship recipient in law school, she was heavily involved with the National Moot Court Competition, and she served as assistant editor of the Northern Illinois University College of Law Review. She also received the Constitutional Law Excellence Award for her exceptional academic achievements.

Ms. Hamilton is admitted to practice law in Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. Highly active in her legal community, she is a Director of the Appellate Lawyers Association (representing the 2nd District), the Legal Ethics Committee Chair for the Kane County Bar Association, and the Appellate Section Chair for the DuPage Bar Association. She serves on the Judicial Evaluation Committee and the Women in the Law Committee for the Illinois State Bar Association, among her other professional affiliations.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Appellate
  • 30%Professional Liability: Defense
  • 20%Business Litigation
Focus Areas

Appeals

Selections

3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

About Amanda Hamilton

First Admitted: 2011, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.konicekdillonlaw.com/Who-We-Are/Amanda-J-Hamilto...

Educational Background

  • J.D., Northern Illinois University College of Law Magna Cum Laude, Dean's List, 2011
  • M.B.A., Northern Illinois University Graduate School of Business Magna Cum Laude, 2011
  • B.A., Augustana College, Rock Island, IL Majors: Economics, Business Administration, Communication Minor: Political Science Summa Cum Laude, Lincoln Academy Student Laureate, Augustana Honors Scholar, Dean's List, 2007

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Illinois Supreme Court Volunteer Pro Bono Program Attorney - Pilot Program to Reduce Backlog in Criminal Appeals, 2019
  • Attorney Volunteer, Administer Justice and Gospel Justice Initiative, 2018
  • Attorney Volunteer, CASA Kane County, 2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Honors/Awards

  • Top 2.5% of Attorneys Under 40, Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Top 2% of Lawyer Under 40, Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, 2021
  • Top 2.5% of Attorneys Under 40, Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Top 2% of Lawyers Under 40, Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, 2020
  • Top 2% of Lawyers Under 40, Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, 2019
  • Top 2% of Lawyers Under 40, Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, 2018
  • Received Outstanding New Lawyer Award (attorneys practicing 8 years or less) based on evaluation criteria of: Commitment to the Bar Association through committee involvement and other recognized contributions to the Bar Association and/or the legal profession; Commitment to community involvement; High level of professional development for their career level. Promote a positive view of the legal profession through integrity and professional responsibility., Outstanding New Lawyer, Kane County Bar Association, 2018
  • Top 2% of Lawyers Under 40, Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, 2017
  • Top 2% of Lawyers Under 40, Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, 2016
  • Top 2% of Lawyers Under 40, Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Director, Appellate Lawyers Association, 2022
  • Member, Appellate Lawyers Association, 2022
  • Member, Committee on Judicial Evaluations Outside Cook, Illinois State Bar Association, 2022
  • Director, Kane County Bar Association Board of Managers, 2018
  • Chair, Legal Ethics Committee, Kane County Bar Association , 2018
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association, 2011
  • Member, DuPage County Bar Association, 2011
  • Member, Kane County Bar Association, 2011
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Office Location for Amanda Hamilton

21 West State Street
Geneva, IL 60134

Phone: 630-313-2071

Fax: 630-262-9659

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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