Abigail R. Van Hook



Abigail Van Hook is an associate and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice.

Abigail was a summer associate with Foley in 2017, in the firm’s Chicago office.

Prior to joining Foley, Abigail was exposed to a wide variety of practice areas. She was an ABA business law diversity clerk with Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez in Las Vegas, Nevada. She worked with startups in the IP Trademark Clinic, which partners with the University of Illinois College of Engineering. She has done extensive public interest work at various places including: The Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Orleans Public Defender, the University of Illinois College of Law Community Preservation Clinic, and Land of Lincoln Legal Aid Foundation as a 2018 Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Graduate Fellow.


Abigail earned her law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2018). She was treasurer of the Black Law Students Association and secretary of the Myra Bradwell Association for Women Law Students. Abigail was a recipient of a Ricker Award for Excellence in Service, the most prestigious award at the University of Illinois College of Law that recognizes outstanding students in various categories.

Professional Affiliations

Abigail is a member of the American Bar Association, where she has served as an editor for the Business & Corporate Litigation Committee Newsletter. She is also a member of the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago.


Abigail is admitted to practice in Illinois.