I am Angela Lockett, Esq. I am licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois, the Northern District of Illinois and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
I grew up in Hanover Park, IL where I was usually the only black person in my class. I remember being being embarrassed in history class when the lesson would get to slavery (I later understood the shame is their's not ours!); but then I felt proud when we learned of the civil rights struggle and those people like Thurgood Marshall who was fighting for black people's rights in the courts. It was then that I decided I too would be a lawyer.
I graduated from Oak Park-River Forest High, then went on to begin my studies at Hampton University (HBCU!) in Virgina. After becoming more serious about my studies, I finished up my undergraduate degree at Roosevelt University in Chicago where I graduated with honors in 2002. I went on to continue my education at The John Marshall Law School, graduating Cum Laude in 2004 (11th in my class of 238). I have been practicing law in the Chicago area for over a decade.