Al Angelo’s litigation practice emphasizes tort defense, including cases involving transportation, products liability, toxic tort, chemical exposure, fire litigation, construction defect, and general liability matters. In both state and federal court, he leads mediations, arbitrations, and litigation. He currently serves as the national co-head of the firm's defense litigation practice group.

An innovative leader, Al developed and manages Hinshaw’s national rideshare defense practice, including a national micro-mobility defense program for a 50-state app-based business enterprise. He is also the lead member of the national defense team for one of the firm's largest self-insured clients, focusing primarily on transportation/auto-collision/micro-mobility claims.

Al takes pride in pioneering novel defense strategies that help his clients achieve their business objectives. These include alternative dispute resolution strategies, developing internal and legal protocols, motion practice strategies, innovative investigation techniques, and many other client-focused initiatives. One recent example is Al's creation of a social media gathering tool that quickly and efficiently captures critical evidence about witnesses and parties.

With an LL.M. in Tax Law, Al also works on estate planning and asset protection matters, including the execution and updating of wills and trusts as well as Series LLCs and Family Limited Partnerships. Al also has developed a highly skilled niche practice involving trust and estate litigation.

Al joined Hinshaw as an associate in May 2009. Previously he was a law clerk with the firm working on a number of high-profile cases. During that time, he served as the lead clerk in litigation related to a fire which killed six people and injured 16 at the Cook County Administration Building in Chicago.

Throughout law school, Al clerked at the Law Offices of Denkewalter & Angelo in Skokie, Illinois.

Professional Affiliations

  • Crain's Leadership Academy, 2017

Honors & Awards

  • Named to the "40 Under Forty - Illinois Lawyers to Watch" list by Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2020
  • Recognized by his peers as an "Emerging Lawyer" in the areas of Personal Injury Defense Law: General; Products Liability Defense Law; Toxic Torts Defense Law; and Transportation Defense Law: Including Aviation/FELA/Maritime


Al is Captain of the firm's 16" softball team and a founding member of a new Chicago-based Whiskey Club. He also enjoys golf, cyclocross racing, and cooking.


J.D., University of Illinois Chicago School of Law (formerly The John Marshall Law School), 2009

LL.M., with honors, Taxation, University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, 2009

B.A., DePaul University, 2004