Attorney Hayley Graham is a fierce supporter of victims’ rights. She hails from a long line of union tradesmen and has seen firsthand the devastating toll an injury can take on a family.
A tenacious attorney, her advocacy has been recognized by her peers. Hayley has been named a Super Lawyer Rising Star, a distinction given to only 2.5% of attorneys in Illinois, and an Illinois Emerging Lawyer, an accolade given to only 2% of attorneys under 40 practicing less than 10 years.
Prior to starting her own firm, Hayley spent nearly a decade litigating hundreds of injury cases, recovering millions for her clients at a prominent injury law firm in Chicago. The firm was consistently ranked in the top-tier of Best Law Firms by US News & World Report.
Hayley’s commitment to exposing injustice precedes her legal career. Prior to practicing law, Hayley was a journalist and part of an enterprise-reporting team that garnered the top award in Illinois for investigative reporting. Hayley then attended DePaul University College of Law, where she focused her studies on courtroom advocacy.
Hayley is dedicated to fostering our future leaders and the next generation of women lawyers. She spent years on the board of directors for the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, and currently sits on the board for the organizations Political Action Committee. Hayley has also served as a mentor to DePaul Law students and been a coach for the mock trial team at a local high school. Hayley also volunteers with Chicago Public School seniors to develop college admission and scholarship essays. She attributes her success to mentorship throughout her life, and is committed to paying it forward, giving back to the community.
Hayley K. Graham
- Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2017-2018, 2020-2023
- Leading Lawyers Emerging Lawyer, 2019-2023
- William J. Harte Amicus Volunteer Award, IL Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
Publications & Presentations
- Work Comp Boot Camp, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Presenter, 2020
- Employer/Employee Relationship, Workers’ Compensation Trial Notebook, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Education Fund, Author, 2019
- Amicus Curiae, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Bayer v. Panduit Corp., 63 N.E.3d 890 (2016)
- Networking Boot Camp, Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Moderator, 2016
- Women & Wealth Series, Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Moderator, 2016
DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2012
Columbia College Chicago, B.A. in Journalism, 2007
In the News
Top Attorneys In Illinois Rising Stars, Chicago Magazine, 2018
Top Women Lawyers In Chicago, Daily Herald Business Ledger, 2019
Women In Law, Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2019
Top Workers’ Comp Petitioner Lawyers, Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2019
Women In Law, Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2020
Top Workers’ Comp Petitioner Lawyers, Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2020
Top Women Lawyers, Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2020
Top Attorneys In Illinois Rising Stars, Chicago Magazine, 2021
Top Attorneys In Chicago, Chicago Magazine, 2021
Top Injury Lawyers, Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2021
Top Women Lawyers, Daily Herald Business Ledger, 2021
Top Attorneys In Chicago Rising Stars, Chicago Magazine, 2021
Top Women Lawyers, Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2021
Top Chicago Area Injury Lawyers, Daily Herald Business Ledger, 2021
Top Attorneys in Illinois Rising Stars, Chicago Magazine, 2022
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