Albert Angelo focuses his practice primarily in tort defense litigation, including cases involving transportation, products liability, toxic tort, chemical exposure, fire litigation, construction defect, and general liability matters. He regularly handles mediations, arbitrations, and litigation in both state and federal court. Al is engaged in all phases of complex litigation, including drafting pleadings, motions, memoranda and briefs, discovery depositions, arguing motions, alternative dispute resolution, and all aspects of trial preparation. 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 claims, requiring pro hac vice representation throughout the country.

In addition, with an LL.M. in Tax Law, Al 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 for two years. As a law clerk with the firm, he worked on a number of high-profile cases, including serving as the lead clerk for litigation involving a fire, which killed six people and injured 16, at the Cook County Administration Building in Chicago.

Throughout law school, he was also a law clerk 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., John Marshall Law School, 2009

LL.M., with honors, Taxation, John Marshall Law School, 2009

B.A., DePaul University, 2004