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George J. Yamin Jr.

GEORGE J. YAMIN JR.

E-mail MeGeorge J. Yamin Jr.

Associate
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Phone:
630-735-3322
Fax:
630-773-0980
Email:
Before joining the Sotos Law Firm in 2018, George was a successful civil litigator for the City of Chicago Law Department for twenty years, representing the City in cases involving allegations of police misconduct under federal law. George developed and implemented the City’s litigation strategy in collaboration with the Chicago Police Department, the former Independent Police Review Authority, and the City Council. He also was lead attorney for the City on some of its most challenging and high-profile cases involving systemic policing issues. In addition, George is an accomplished scholar and teacher. His doctoral dissertation was published by a university press, and he has designed and taught numerous undergraduate courses in religious studies and in constitutional law.

Areas of Practice

  • 80% Section 1983 Municipal Liability
  • 20% Section 1983 Individual Liability

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1993

Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1992
  • Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1976
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
    • Major: Religion
  • The Unversity of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    • M.A. - 1977
    • Major: Religious Studies
  • The Unversity of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    • Ph.D. - 1988
    • Major: Christian Theology

Past Employment Positions

  • City of Chicago Department of Law, Senior Counsel, 1993 - 2013
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Chicago Regional Office, Assistant Regional Counsel, 1992 - 1993

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