Van Hampton has devoted her legal practice to labor and employment law. She most recently served as an assistant attorney general for the Illinois Attorney General's Office, and she commenced her career at Stowell & Friedman Ltd. in Chicago. Van Hampton has represented institutional and individual clients in single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff and class action employment litigation in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. She is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution of employment matters.
Van Hampton earned her law degree cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2006. While in law school, she served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Charles P. Kocoras and Honorable Wayne R. Andersen in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She received a bachelor's degree in Latin American Studies with highest distinction from the University of Kansas in 1999.