Kristin Carpenter


Graduated with BS in Criminal Justice from Truman State University in 1998.
Graduated with JD from NIU- College of Law in 2001.
Practicing in IL since November 2001.
Admitted to practice law in federal court for the Northern District of Illinois and Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Admitted to practice law in Wisconsin.

2001-2009 – Winnebago County Public Defender’s Office, represented clients charged from minor traffic to murder.
2009-2014 – Federal Defender Program, represented clients charged in federal court with cases such as major fraud, bank robbery, illegal reentry, firearms violations, and drug trafficking. There, she also represented a client that cert was granted by the U.S. Supreme Court, we did not get argument as they took argument on another case on point, but won, sentencing vacated and remanded for re-sentencing.
2014-2019 – Dady & Hoffmann LLC
2019-Present – Dady Law Group LLC – She represents clients charged with minor traffic to major class X felonies in State court. She also represents clients in federal court, see above experience at Federal Defender Program for types of cases. She assists individuals seeking Temporary Visitors’ Driver’s Licenses and help others regain driving privileges after suspension or revocation. She also represents clients in order of protection proceedings.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”  –MLK Jr.

She loves her work. She loves fighting for the underdog, the accused. The government has all the resources but if we allow injustice to happen to some people, we endanger everyone. It is an honor to help protect the rights of others, to ensure the Constitution is upheld and help those who cannot help themselves in navigating a confusing and sometimes frightening criminal justice system. She challenges the government to be fair, accurate, and just.

She has 2 kids who were born and raised in Rockford. She loves Rockford.