Since 1995, I have been helping victims of police brutality and other civil rights violations pursue justice. I possess sophisticated knowledge of Illinois codes and laws, including proper police and judicial procedures. I leverage this knowledge to create strong cases for my clients’ pain, suffering and attack against their freedom.

My criminal defense background helps me provide comprehensive support at every level, and I provide defense strategies tailored to your goals. If you have already been convicted, I can represent you at the state and federal appellate levels. My goal as your lawyer is to protect your rights and help you seek a favorable outcome to your case.

Free Attorney Consultation

It won’t cost you anything to discuss your situation during your initial consultation. Contact me at 312-322-0077 to discuss your case or you can also send me an e-mail.

Scott T. Kamin

Respected for his innovative strategies, Mr. Kamin practices criminal law both at the trial and appellate levels. He tries cases at 2650 S. California and the Dirksen Federal Building; he appeals cases before the Seventh Circuit and the Illinois Appellate Courts. In addition to helping people accused of crimes, Mr. Kamin handles cases involving police brutality and wrongful conviction.

Coexisting with his private practice are Mr. Kamin’s pro bono activities. He serves on the Board of Directors of First Defense Legal Aid (FDLA), the Young Professional’s Board of the Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services (CARPLS), the Seventh Circuit Panel of Appointed Attorneys, and the Board of Directors of Comite Exigimos Justicia.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999

Education

  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • J.D. – 1994
  • Occidental College, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. – 1989
    • Major: History
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Representative Cases

Representative Clients

  • John Rhodes
  • William Kapp
  • Angel Rodriguez
  • Omar Saunders
  • Larry Ollins

Classes/Seminars

  • Practical Criminal Law, Comite Exigemos Justicia, 2004 – Present

Honors and Awards

  • Chicago Bar Association, Pro Bono Achievement, 1998 – 1999

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • First Defense Lega Aid, Member, Board of Directors, 1998 – Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Chair, Criminal Law Committee, 2001 – 2002

Past Employment Positions

  • Magidson & Sullivan, Law Clerk, 1994 – 1995
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Extern, 1993
  • Law Offices of Frederick F.Cohn, Law Clerk, 1992
  • Schaefer & Rosenwein, Law Clerk, 1991
  • Sears, Roebuck & Co., Legal Assistant, 1990
  • First Defense Legal Aid (FDLA), Board of Directors
  • The Young Professional’s Board of the Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services (CARPLS), Board of Directors
  • The Seventh Circuit Panel of Appointed Attorneys, and the Board of Directors of Comite Exigimos Justicia, Board of Directors

Pro Bono Activities

  • First Defense Legal Aid, 1996 – Present
  • Comite Exigemos Justicia, 2003 – Present