Deborah L Hamilton
Chicago District Office of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Deborah L. Hamilton works as a trial attorney in the Chicago District Office of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a position she has held since the spring of 2001. Ms. Hamilton is 1992 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her law degree from the University of Michigan in 1996. Prior to joining the EEOC, Ms. Hamilton practiced law at Jones Day Reavis & Pogue and served as a law clerk for The Honorable Harry T. Edwards, at the time the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and then for The Honorable Justice David H. Souter of the United States Supreme Court. While working at the EEOC, Ms. Hamilton was part of the team that litigated EEOC's age discrimination suit against the law firm of Sidley & Austin, which settled for $27.5 million in the fall of 2007. Ms. Hamilton also served on the trial team in EEOC v. Custom Companies, which won a $2.35 million jury verdict for three female sales representatives in a sexual harassment case. Ms. Hamilton is currently one of the EEOC trial attorneys litigating a class Americans with Disabilities Act case against Supervalu. The Supervalu case follows the recent $6.3 million settlement of a class Americans with Disabilities Act case against Sears, which Ms. Hamilton also litigated.