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Joseph A. Hodal, J.D.
Joseph A. Hodal is an assistant state’s attorney working in the Felony Trial Division of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, in Chicago, Ill. He practices criminal law, criminal prosecutions and related litigation. He has extensive litigation experience with exceptional talent for trial advocacy, oral advocacy and negotiations. He has litigated more than 65 jury trials to verdict, and argued hundreds of bench trials, motions and hearings on a variety of legal and criminal law issues.
Hodal has previously taught undergraduate courses in topics relating primarily to criminal justice, law, evidence, domestic violence, and fraud examination and investigations. His “Leveling the Playing Field of High School Athletics, Communities for Equity v. Michigan High School Athletic Association” was published in the DePaul Journal of Sports Law. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Prosecutors Bar Association and the West Suburban Bar Association.
He earned a Juris Doctor degree in 2004 at DePaul University College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2001 at Benedictine University. He was admitted to the Illinois State Bar Association in 2004.