Our History


About The Hoag Law Group, LLC

Lynette Simmons Hoag has been an Illinois Trial attorney for more than 20 years. She has litigated over 30 cases to verdict in Cook County and the surrounding counties.

Educational Background
In 1990, she graduated with honors from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a degree in Philosophy. In 1993 she graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, in Ann Arbor. She was admitted to the Illinois Bar and the Northern District of Illinois in the fall of 1993.

Career Path
Ms. Hoag began her career at a moderate sized law firm in Chicago specializing in the defense of product-liability, nursing home, premises liability and personal injury cases. She then moved to a large firm where she pursued landlords in matters where children had sustained lead poisoning from their premises. Ms. Hoag also spent time representing health care providers with disputed Medicare claims before the Provider Reimbursement Review Board.

For more than ten years she worked in hard fought insurance defense claims including suspected arson cases, insurance coverage claims, suspicious theft losses, and disputed car accidents. She conducted hundreds of depositions and dozens of examinations under oath. In this position, she was introduced to National Insurance Crime Bureaus’ fraud indicators. Often unsuspecting insureds unwittingly flag on their clam as suspicious by engaging in activity that flags their claim for higher scrutiny by the insurance company.

Other Activities
Ms. Hoag has acted as an instructor to fire fighters seeking to become Certified Fire Investigators (“CFI”) for both the International Association of Arson Investigators (“IAAI”) and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (“NITA”). She is also an instructor at NITA.In 2011 she was awarded Volunteer of the year by NITA

Hoag Law Group, LLC. is a member of the Better Business Bureau.
Ms. Hoag knows the system and how to help injured parties navigate the confusing claim process.