Southern University Law Center, J.D.
Northern Illinois University
Bachelors of Science in Political Science-Public Law
Minor in Communication Studies
"A fierce lawyer with a big heart”, is how one would describe Chiquita Hall-Jackson.Chiquita practices in the areas of employment and family law, and has covered civil cases as well. She concentrates her practice on public law and servicing those at a disadvantage. In this capacity, she represents individuals needing civil mediation and assistance filing medical malpractice and personal injury. Chiquita also serves as outside general counsel to help individuals that need a mediator to assistance completing paperwork to begin the Pro se process.
As a first time bar passer, Chiquita continues to show her dedication to focusing on a task and completing it with unwavering dedication; this is the same fever with which she pursues cases. Past clients rave about her attention to detail and intense focus, both balanced by an undeniable positive energy that rubs off on everyone in her vicinity, even those clients who may stress due to having a lot at stake in the case at hand.
Aside from her professional accolades, Chiquita is devoted to philanthropic work; always with a legal focus. Influenced by her mother’s career as a Juvenile Correctional Officer, Chiquita spends her spare time educating youth on their legal rights. After being exposed to the wrong that occasionally prevails within the justice system, she believes that taking preventative measures through acquiring knowledge is the only way to transcend. As an intern through Mayor Richard M. Daley’s Kid Start program, she saw firsthand how to combine her passion and career to give back to others. With this belief, Chiquita hopes to eventually start a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing Chicago’s youth to the legal system.
Chiquita received a B.A. in Political Science-Public Law, with a minor in Communication Studies, from Northern Illinois University and earned a J.D. from Southern University Law Center where she served as SULC’s Law Clinic Extern and studied abroad in International Criminal Law and Constitutional Law. In addition, she worked as a mediator at the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office. Prior to entering private practice, she worked at the Cook County’s State’s Attorney as a Law Clerk and Otis Law Group as a Legal Assistant. Chiquita is registered to practice in the State of Illinois.
Schylon Lane is originally from Southeast Missouri. She relocated to Chicago from Washington, DC in 2014 to attend school at The John Marshall Law School. She received her Bachelor of Science from Southeast Missouri State in 2009 and her Paralegal Certification from Georgetown University in 2011. Schylon enjoys art, music, and spending time with her family. Schylon intends to remain in the greater Chicago area after completing law school to pursue her dream of becoming a trial attorney.