Meet Al Hofeld, Jr.

In 2008, Al Hofeld, Jr., left a prominent consumer rights law firm in Chicago to start The Law Offices of Al Hofeld, Jr., LLC, a plaintiffs’ civil rights litigation law firm dedicated to fighting for justice on behalf of people, especially children, whose civil rights have been violated.

Al went to Northwestern Law School with the purpose of using the law and the courts to advocate for justice for poor people and people of color. Al has a long-standing history in Chicago of working at the grassroots with people and community organizations.

Al litigates in state and federal courts, prosecutes cases to trial, and handles both individual and class action lawsuits.


The Law Offices of Al Hofeld, Jr., LLC, is mission-driven to achieve justice for people in cases that reflect systemic, social inequities in the United States. Al’s clients are people whose civil and constitutional rights, including the rights to be free from racial discrimination and excessive force, have been seriously violated. The Law Offices of Al Hofeld, Jr., LLC, invests time and resources into each and every case.

Meet Al Hofeld, Jr.

Founder and Principal Attorney

In 2007, Al was awarded the Young Alumni Public Interest Award by Northwestern University Law School for legal work that has had a “measurable impact on the community.” During law school, Al was the recipient of several public interest fellowships, including the U. S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship, and spent two years working on the cases of some of innocent men who were tortured by police under infamous former Area Two Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge.

Following law school on an Equal Justice Works Fellowship, Al’s legal and community organizing work resulted in the establishment of the South Side Community Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit, community development financial institution serving low- and moderate-income people on Chicago’s south side.



  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D. 2000
  • University of Chicago Divinity School, M.Div. 1994
  • Reed College, B.A. in Economics 1990

Bar Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • State of Wisconsin
  • Trial Bar, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan

Bar Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association


Co-author, “From Redlining to Reverse Redlining: A History of Obstacles for Minority Homeownership in America,” Clearinghouse Review, Jan./Feb. 2001.

Community Service

  • Democratic Party of Evanston Board of Directors
  • South Side Community Federal Credit Union Board of Directors (past)


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The Law Offices of Al Hofeld, Jr. LLC

Ph: (773) 241-5844
Fx: (312) 988-0057

53 W. Jackson, Suite 432
Chicago, IL 60604