Andy Hale

Member Since 2022

Andy Hale

Civil Rights Attorney, Founder, Documentary Film Producer

Hale & Monico

Chicago Area

Andy M. Hale, ESQ, is an Emmy nominated documentary film producer and attorney with over 30 years of experience in civil rights and commercial litigation matters. He and his cofounder, Brian T. Monico, joined forces in 2019 to create Hale & Monico - America’s Justice Attorney’s - where they specialize in civil rights, commercial litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases. Andy began his career as a litigator in Orlando, Florida and later worked in the Chicago and Los Angeles office of a large national law firm, focusing his practice on a variety of commercial litigation and entertainment litigation matters. Since moving back to his hometown Chicago over twenty years ago, Andy has focused his trial practice on civil right cases. It was in Chicago where he began his career as a filmmaker and producer, shining a light on the issue of wrongful convictions. His Netflix documentary entitled “A Murder In the Park” lead to the exoneration of Alstory Simon after sixteen years of wrongful incarceration. His documentary “Wrong Cat” follows his client Cleve Heidelberg Jr.'s struggle to prove his innocence after forty-seven years of wrongful incarceration. Andy has also produced short documentary films regarding social justice issues, including “Bullets Have No Names,” which addresses gun violence in Chicago, as well as “98 Seconds,” which sheds light on the issue of sexual assault. Andy also hosted an Emmy nominated television show in Chicago for several years - “Case Files Chicago” - which highlighted and attempted to solve many of Chicago’s most well known “cold cases.” Andy’s legal case regarding a deathbed image of President Abraham Lincoln was featured in the documentary “Lost Lincoln” that premiered on the Discovery network. Finally, Andy was also an executive producer of the documentary “White Boy” that chronicled the case of Rick Wershe, a 17-year old from Detroit who was sentenced to life in prison for a non-violent drug offense. This story was also depicted in the Hollywood blockbuster “White Boy Rick” starring Matthew McConoghey. Andy’s documentary films have been featured on Netflix, Showtime, and Discovery, and his court cases have been prominently featured in publications such as NYTimes, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, and Crain’s Chicago Business.


  • law
  • wrongful conviction
  • documentary film making


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Hale & Monico

Hale & Monico is a law firm that focuses on civil rights and personal injury litigation. We are dedicated, passionate advocates for our clients, using our experience and knowledge to strive for the maximum possible compensation for your needs. Whether you believe your civil rights have been violated or you have been seriously injured due to the negligence of another, we are here to help you seek justice and the maximum possible compensation. As trial lawyers, we approach every case with the intent to take it a trial, giving us a distinct advantage over other firms who may strictly seek to quickly settle your case. Contact us today for a free, confidential initial consultation. We are committed to fighting for your rights. A History of Successful Verdicts and Jury Awards Our attorneys have vast trial experience, successfully advocating on behalf of our clients in the courtroom, achieving verdicts and settlements that total tens of millions of dollars to date. Our level of success is the direct result of our dedication to the people we serve, along with our professional process, which involves thorough case preparation and comprehensive research into the details. Our ultimate goal is to achieve the level of compensation you deserve. Our Approach to Civil Rights and Personal Injury Cases Our team of litigators is open taking a creative, unconventional approach in case investigations and litigation at trial, often employing the use of new, innovative technologies and presentation methods to further substantiate your claims. Ultimately, we are dedicated, as attorneys, to assisting our clients in any way we can. Your initial consultation is always free with no obligations, and we will not hesitate to visit you at home, in the hospital, or other location that is convenient for you.


  • Law
  • Trial Cases
  • Wrongful Conviction