JACQUELINE C. HICKEY is an associate attorney at GWC, where she works in the firm’s Litigation department.
Jacqueline represents clients in a wide variety of personal injury and work injury cases, with numerous six-figure results obtained on their behalf. She is dedicated to fighting to ensure that her clients receive the compensation that they deserve.
Jacqueline has worked on a substantial range of cases throughout her career, including cases involving medical malpractice, construction negligence, large trucking accidents, and everything in between. No matter how big or how small a case may be, Jacqueline treats all clients with the same attention and care. Jacqueline is also GWC’s sole attorney who litigates both personal injury cases and workers’ compensation claims. She is comfortable practicing law in every venue, whether at the Daley Center, the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, the Thompson Center, or any civil courthouse throughout the state of Illinois.
Jacqueline began her career as a law clerk at the age of 17. Even at a very early age, she knew that she wanted to advocate for the rights of injured people. Her family consists of proud operating engineers, with her great-grandfather playing a significant role in the formation of what is now known as the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399.
Jacqueline is of Mexican and Irish heritage and is fluent in Spanish. She is GWC’s representative at the Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago, where she was ratified by the Mexican Government as a Consulting Attorney in 2018. She advises the Mexican community and the Consulate on issues related to workers’ compensation and personal injury law on a weekly basis.
Jacqueline earned her Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. She clerked at GWC for two years during law school, while also working as a 711 student-attorney at The John Marshall Immigration Clinic. Additionally, Jacqueline served as the vice president and treasurer of the Student Association for Immigration Law and was an active member of the Latino Law Students Association.
In acknowledgment of her legal accomplishments, Jacqueline was named a 2019, 2020, and 2021 “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, placing her among the top 2.5% of all attorneys under 40 years old as determined by her peers.
Jacqueline is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and is a member of the General Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
In her spare time, Jacqueline continues to volunteer with Chicago’s immigrant community at citizenship workshops. She also enjoys spending time with her family in Michigan and playing golf.
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
- DePaul University – Driehaus College of Business
- The John Marshall Law School – Chicago