Comunidad – Community. Born and raised in Pilsen, Camilo was exposed to everything the city has to offer - the bad and the good. A first generation Mexican American – Camilo grew up speaking Spanish at home while learning English at John Walsh Elementary – a Chicago Public School in Pilsen. Camilo attended the Latin School of Chicago for high school and later graduated from Colgate University in New York. After college Camilo returned to the City he calls home and obtained his Juris Doctor from DePaul University’s College of Law.
Camilo Oceguera is a principal attorney and founding partner of D&O Law Group. Prior to establishing D&O Law Group, Camilo worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. As an Assistant State’s Attorney, Camilo handled family law matters ranging from establishing paternity to post-decree issues. Subsequently, Camilo prosecuted all types of felony and misdemeanor criminal matters from violent offenses such as murder to financial and property crimes. Camilo spent an extensive amount of time prosecuting traffic offenses, becoming an expert in DUIs and Statutory Summary Suspension Hearings. In particular, Camilo handled the Illinois State Trooper call for almost a year. Camilo tried more than fifteen jury trials, helping him develop a strong sense of comfort in the courtroom as a litigator.
In addition to his extensive criminal law background, Camilo previously worked as a project assistant at the prestigious Kirkland and Ellis, LLP, where he was exposed to complex Civil Litigation in State, Federal, and International Courts.
Throughout his educational and professional experiences, Camilo has consistently demonstrated a commitment to helping others in his community. Camilo volunteered in Harlingen, Texas, where he assisted detainees with immigration issues. Camilo also spent a summer in the southern-most state of Mexico, Chiapas, working with victims of crime on a municipal level as well as preparing petitions for Human Rights Violations before the International Human Rights Court in Costa Rica.
After more than five years working as a prosecutor for the People of the State of Illinois, Camilo is ready to serve “la comunidad” in a broader capacity. Camilo is ready to utilize his extensive trial, professional, and grass-roots experiences to represent you in any capacity.