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Rob J. Hamilton & Luke C. Antonsen

The Strength of our Will County law firm is our compassion, ability to listen, communicate, negotiate and provide creative solutions for our clients.

Meet your Will County Attorneys

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 built 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. Rob also regularly volunteers at the Spanish Community Center in Joliet where he served on the Board of Directors for ten years. He also currently serves on the Metro Board for the Joliet YMCA and is the Advisory Chair for the Avery YMCA Advisory Board in Plainfield, Illinois. For his service to the community he was awarded the ‘Local Hero Award’ by the Illinois State Legislature.

Rob enjoys spending time with his wife, children, family, and friends. He also 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. He currently resides in Frankfort, IL with his wife and three children. Luke attained his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa, where he received a major in Spanish & Political Science. By majoring in Spanish and living abroad in Spain, Luke has become a fluent Spanish speaker. Luke received his law degree from The John Marshall Law School where he was selected as a member of the Dean’s List.  Luke was also a Published Editor in The John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information Law.

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.

As a founding partner of Hamilton & Antonsen, Ltd., Luke manages all aspects of the firm’s personal injury, criminal and traffic, and matters related to probate and family law.

Luke is a member of The Will County Bar Association and the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Society. Luke also served on the Board of Directors at The Spanish Community Center in Joliet, IL for eight years where he was also the president of the Board for two years. Through his service to the Will County community, Luke was presented with both the “Local Hero Award” by the Illinois State Legislature and the 2017 “Commitment to Service Award” by the Spanish Community Center. Luke currently is highly involved in Frankfort Baseball’s Travel Program as a manager. When he is not coaching, Luke enjoys spending time with his wife and children traveling, attending sporting events, fishing, and exploring different neighborhoods and restaurants.

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 the 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.