Please read a little about us below. In a nutshell, we can tell you that we are experienced Will County attorneys who believe in family and work ethic. We credit our hometowns of Joliet and Beverly for our success. We encourage our potential clients to pick up the phone and call or send us an email. It is important that you feel comfortable with the Joliet attorney you hire no matter how small or great the legal issue. We take great pride in our work ethic and have build a reputation as aggressive, winning Joliet lawyers.
Robert J. Hamilton
Rob Hamilton was born and raised in Joliet, IL where he graduated from Joliet Catholic Academy. He attended The University of Iowa for his undergraduate education, DePaul University for graduate school, and The John Marshall Law School. For his excellent academic achievements he was selected to The John Marshall Law School’s Dean’s List.
Rob has worked for both the Cook and Kane County State’s Attorney’s Offices where he prosecuted numerous criminal cases, handling several bench and jury trials. Rob has valuable experience on the civil side of the courtroom as well, working for a distinguished Judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Jury Trial Division in a courtroom that hosted high profile personal injury cases.
Rob has donated his time to organizations such the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, helping the underprivileged and minors receive competent legal representation in areas such as bankruptcy and Guardian Ad Litem. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and The Will County Bar Association. Rob also regularly volunteers at the Spanish Community Center in Joliet, IL where he serves on the Board of Directors.
He enjoys spending time with his wife, son, family, and friends. He loves the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Bears, and fishing in local lakes and rivers whenever he can.
Luke C. Antonsen
Luke Antonsen was born and raised in the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago, IL and is a graduate of Marist High School. Luke attained his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa, where he received a major in Spanish . Luke is a fluent Spanish speaker. He received his law degree from The John Marshall Law School where he was selected as a member of the Dean’s List.
Throughout his legal career, Luke has gained invaluable knowledge in many aspects of the law. Upon obtaining his law degree, he worked extensively on a variety of complex civil litigation matters including: 9/11 litigation, the AT&T / SBC merger, pharmaceutical regulation of Oxycontin and Seroquel, and numerous reviews for the S.E.C. Luke further gained extensive experience in insurance defense while an associate with a defense firm in Chicago, IL. As a defense attorney, Luke successfully defended numerous insurance companies on both coverage issues and personal injury matters. Prior to co-founding Hamilton & Antonsen, Ltd. in Joliet, Luke was a Plaintiff’s trial attorney in Chicago, IL. As a Plaintiff’s attorney, Luke successfully litigated hundreds of cases from onset through final resolution via either settlement or jury trial, attaining exemplary results for his clients. Luke further managed all aspects of probate and family law matters as a Plaintiff’s attorney including guardianships, minor’s estates, and estate administration.
Luke is a member of the The Illinois State Bar Association, The Will County Bar Association, and the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Society. He volunteers his time on the board of directors at the Spanish Community Center in Joliet. Luke enjoys spending time with his wife and children along with traveling, the White Sox, history, and the outdoors.
When hiring a Joliet lawyer you should feel confident they have the experience and knowledge to handle your case properly. It is also important that you hire a local lawyer who practices primarily in city or town where you need help. A good attorney should know the ‘best practices’ and local rules of the county where your case will be handled. Our Joliet lawyers practice almost exclusively in Will County and the counties nearby. We have an intimate knowledge of how the court system works in this area. If you would like to speak directly with Luke Antonsen or Rob Hamilton please call our Joliet office.