EDUCATION

The John Marshall Law School (2012 – 2015)
Illinois State University (2009 – 2011)
Harper College (2007 – 2009)

Carlos Carabajal provides Grant Law clients with knowledgeable representation in civil rights litigation and employment law, as well as a youthful zeal and intensity critical to our successful litigation team.

Carlos comes to Grant Law with experience as a civil rights attorney handling Equal Employment and Fair Housing matters. Also Carlos gained experience as an associate attorney at a Chicago personal injury firm and as a law clerk for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office in Illinois.

Carlos represents clients at all phases of civil litigation including taking and defending depositions, representing clients at arbitration and in court, interviewing witnesses, briefing motions, and developing and implementing litigation, discovery and settlement strategies. He has litigated state and federal cases, covering a broad range of legal issues.

As a student-instructor supervisor for the John Marshall Academic Enhancement Program, Carlos organized and implemented academic enhancement workshops taught by legal professionals, authored exams, and supervised and mentored student-instructors.

Carlos worked in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office felony division as a law clerk. Carlos’ responsibilities included assisting attorneys in legal research, meeting with witnesses and victims for pre-trial meetings and prepared discovery files, among a variety of other duties.

Carlos is a current member of the American Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association, former Academic Chair of the The John Marshall Latino Law Student Association, and is fluent is both English and Spanish.

Community Involvement

Carlos maintains close ties to the community having participated in the Restorative Justice Mentor Program at Chicago Public School’s Marine Leadership Academy, as well as membership in the Illinois Latino Law Student Association (serving as an ILLSA Latino Law Forum Board committee
member), and in the Illinois State University Police Department’s STOP (Students on Patrol) Program while attending undergraduate classes in Normal, Illinois.

Education

Carlos earned his law degree at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 2015 where he distinguished himself through a variety of activities including: speaker and panelist at the Illinois Latino Law Forum in February 2015; twice member of the school’s Dean’s List; production editor for the Journal of Information Technology and Privacy Law; and Academic Chair for the Latino Law Student Association.

Prior to law school, Carlos earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice/Police Science from Illinois State University, where he graduated summa cum laude in 2011.

Education

  • The John Marshall Latino Law Student Association (former Academic Chair)
  • The John Marshall Law School (J.D. 2015)
  • Illinois State University (B.A. 2011)
    – Journal of Information Technology and Privacy Law, Production Editor (2013-2015)
    – Latino Law Student Association, Academic Chair (2014-2015)
Bar Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Board Memberships and Committees

  • ILLSA Latino Law Forum Board Committee Member (2014-2015)
  • Illinois State University Police Department – STOP (Students on Patrol) (2010)
Presentations

  • Speaker, panelist for the Illinois Latino Law Forum (2015)