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Joey Carrillo

Joey Carrillo

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Joey is a public interest/family law attorney that spent the first several years of his practice representing survivors of violence in civil protective order proceedings, (orders of protection, civil no contact orders for survivors of sexual assault, and stalking no contract orders) domestic relations court, (divorce, parentage, and child custody matters) and advocacy for students in schools for students dealing with Title IV violations, bullying, and special education issues. 

Joey is an Equal Justice Works Alumni having previously created the LGBTQ+ Anti-Violence and Safety Project (LASP) at Legal Aid Chicago where he primarily represented queer survivors of violence, trained hundreds of attorneys and other stakeholders across the state, as well as his host organization on providing culturally responsive legal services to the LGBTQ+ community. He has a passion for closing the justice gap, serving both the queer and intimate partner survivor population through trauma informed advocacy. Joey believes that everyone should be able to attain justice no matter their income and prides himself on his compassion and client-centered approach in his practice. 


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2013
  • Elmhurst University
    • B.A. - 2013
    • Honors: Cum Laude
    • Major: Philosophy
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Spanish

Classes & Seminars

  • LGBTQ+ Rights for Students in Illinois, Legal Aid Chicago/ Sidley Austin etc., 2022
  • Queer Antiviolence Practice – Removing Barriers and Advocating for LGBTQ+ Survivors in Civil Legal Proceedings & Schools, The Network: Advocating Against DV, 2023
  • Anti Oppression Framework & Legal Protections for LGBTQ+ Youth, Juvenile Justice Collaborative, 2023
  • Supporting LGBTQ+ Survivors of Violence, Between Friends 40 hr DV Training, 2023
  • LGBTQ+ Cultural Responsiveness Training, Greenberg Traurig/ Discover Financial Services, 2022

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Represents survivors of DV in Order of Protection Hearings w/ Legal Aid Chicago, 2023 to Present

Past Positions

  • Legal Aid Chicago, Staff Attorney/ EJW Fellow, 2021 to 2023
  • National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), PILI Intern, 2020 to 2020

Ancillary Businesses

  • Non Profit Consulting

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Mu Alpha
  • Pi Sigma Alpha

Professional Associations

  • Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, 2022 to Present
  • Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago, 2018 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Senior Associate

Practice Areas

  • Protective Orders
  • Divorce
  • Education Law

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2022


  • Deans Distinguished Public Service Award - IIT Chicago Kent College of Law
  • CALI Awards for Highest Grades for Public Interest Law and Policy, Non Profit Law, Trial Advocacy I & II
  • Outstanding Attorney - American Mock Trial Association