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George J. Yamin

  • Associate

Practice Areas:

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


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.


  • Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1992
  • The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    • Ph.D. - 1988
    • Major: Christian Theology
  • 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

Bar Admission

  • Illinois, 1993

Past Positions

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