Loevy & Loevy’s experienced trial attorneys have superior credentials in civil rights cases, employment law, false claims act cases, police brutality cases, whistleblower protection, tax fraud and much more. Having graduated with honors and distinctions from the nation’s top law schools, our attorneys have more than a dozen combined federal clerkships, at both the appellate and district court level. Many of our attorneys have previously worked at the largest and most prestigious law firms in the country and have chosen to come here to devote their talents and energies to civil rights and whistleblower cases.

To learn more about the professional backgrounds and accomplishments of our lawyers, click below to view their profiles:

  • Russell Ainsworth is a partner at Loevy & Loevy. He has concentrated his practice on police brutality, wrongful arrest, First Amendment violations, and Constitutional issues. He has tried ten civil rights cases to juries, obtaining millions of dollars in compensation for his clients.

  • Steve Art is a partner at Loevy & Loevy. He graduated from Northwestern University School of Law, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, in 2009. He represents men and women wrongly convicted of crimes they did not commit. Before joining Loevy & Loevy, Mr. Art served as law clerk to the Honorable Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

  • Tony Balkissoon graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 2010. He served as law clerk to the Honorable Ann Claire Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Honorable Manish S. Shah of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

  • Ruth Brown graduated with distinction from Stanford Law School. Before coming to Loevy & Loevy, she litigated prison conditions cases at the ACLU of Illinois and clerked for Judges Sidney Thomas of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Matthew Kennelly of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

  • Josh Burday focuses on governmental transparency/freedom of information matters.

  • Aisha N. Davis is a Justice Fellow at Loevy & Loevy. Aisha graduated from Columbia Law School and the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies in 2013, and following law school she clerked for the Honorable Chandlee Johnson Kuhn of the Delaware Family Court.

  • Heather Lewis Donnell is a partner at Loevy & Loevy. She graduated from Yale Law School in 2004. After graduation, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Diane P. Wood on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She has concentrated her practice on wrongful convictions, illegal searches and police brutality.

  • Vince Field graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 2011. While in law school, Vince was the recipient of the Poole Scholarship, the Norval Morris Public Interest Fellowship, the Ann Barber Watson Outstanding Service Award, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Advancement of Animal Law Fellowship. Vince’s primary practice areas include prisoners’ rights litigation and False Claims Act litigation.

  • Julie Goodwin has focused her practice on cases involving excessive force and police-involved shootings, unlawful arrests, wrongful convictions, and unconstitutional conditions of confinement. She is experienced in all phases of litigation, and has successfully obtained favorable verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients.

  • Sarah Grady leads Loevy & Loevy’s Prisoners’ Rights Project, focusing on constitutional rights of detainees in jails and prisons across the United States. She graduated cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law in 2012 and served as law clerk for the Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly, Northern District of Illinois.

  • Sarah Grusin is a Justice Fellow at Loevy & Loevy. Ms. Grusin graduated from Yale Law School in 2014, and following law school she clerked for the Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

  • Sam Heppell is a Justice Fellow at Loevy & Loevy. Sam graduated from Harvard Law School in 2014, and following law school he clerked for the Honorable Michael Moldaver of the Canadian Supreme Court.

  • Gayle Horn is a partner at Loevy & Loevy. She graduated from NYU Law School, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, in 2004. She served as law clerk to the Honorable Milton Shadur of the Northern District of Illinois. She is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer, concentrating on wrongful convictions.

  • Michael Kanovitz is a partner at Loevy & Loevy, where he concentrates in class actions, constitutional law, and whistleblower protection under the federal and state False Claims Acts. His cases have resulted in verdicts and settlements of more than $125 million to his clients.

  • Roshna Bala Keen is a partner at Loevy & Loevy. She handles wrongful convictions, police sexual assault claims, and unconstitutional conditions of confinement. She has tried nine federal and state jury trials, including the trial of a class action that resulted in a $55 million settlement. A 2004 graduate of Northwestern Law School, she previously worked at Sidley Austin LLP.

  • Theresa Kleinhaus joined Loevy & Loevy in 2015. She graduated magna cum laude from DePaul University College of Law in December 2010. Tess represents individuals who have been unlawfully searched, seized, brutalized, and sexually assaulted by law enforcement.

  • Arthur Loevy graduated from University of Michigan Law School in 1963. He has been a member of the Illinois bar continuously for over forty years and has served as the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Trustee of various Taft-Hartley insurance and trust funds. In 1998, he joined Loevy & Loevy, the firm started by his son, Jon Loevy.

  • Debra Loevy graduated cum laude from University of Michigan Law School in 1995. She has extensive experience addressing poverty law issues and criminal defense appeals. She is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the Illinois Supreme Court, and multiple circuit courts of appeal and district courts.

  • Jon Loevy is an extremely accomplished trial lawyer, having won more than $125 million in jury verdicts for his clients. After clerking for Hon. Milton Shadur and working at Sidely Austin, he founded Loevy & Loevy—now one of the largest and most successful firms devoted to civil rights in the country.

  • Josh Loevy leads Loevy & Loevy’s Disabled Rights Practice, focusing on Disabled’s rights to employment, education, fair treatment by state and local government (including law enforcement), and access to technology and public accommodations.. He graduated from University of Iowa School of Law in 2013.

  • Elizabeth Mazur is a partner at Loevy & Loevy. She graduated in 2005 with Order of the Coif honors from UC Berkeley School of Law. Prior to joining Loevy & Loevy, she clerked for the Hon. M. Blane Michael of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and was a Skadden Fellow at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.

  • Frank Newell is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School who focuses on whistleblower litigation.

  • David B. Owens graduated from Stanford Law School in 2010, and clerked for Diane P. Wood of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and Myron H. Thompson of the Middle District of Alabama. David’s practice involves a variety of civil rights issues, and includes advocacy via pro bono work and writing amicus curaie briefs

  • Scott Rauscher is a partner at Loevy & Loevy. He graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, with honors. Before joining Loevy & Loevy, he clerked for the Honorable Rhesa Barksdale, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and worked at Sidley Austin LLP. His practice focuses on whistleblower and civil rights claims, as well as class actions.

  • Julia Rickert is the Whistleblower Litigation Fellow at Loevy & Loevy, where she works on whistleblower protection cases in partnership with the Government Accountability Project. She graduated from Northwestern University School of Law, cum laude and in 2010, and then served as a law clerk to Judge David Hamilton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Judge John Lee of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and as a staff attorney at the Seventh Circuit.

  • Elliot Slosar attended the DePaul University College of Law’s evening program while working full-time as the Loevy & Loevy in-house investigator. He has concentrated his practice on wrongful convictions, police brutality, false arrests, and other constitutional issues.

  • Anand Swaminathan is a partner at Loevy & Loevy. He has worked on a broad range of constitutional and civil rights cases, and has represented whistleblowers in False Claims Act litigation. As a Harvard Law School graduate, he was awarded the Andrew L. Kaufman Award for performing more than 2,000 hours of volunteer legal work.

  • Tara Thompson is a partner at Loevy & Loevy, and also spends a significant amount of her practice co-teaching the Exoneration Project at the University of Chicago Law School. She graduated with honors from the U of C in 2003. Prior to joining the firm she was a law clerk for the Honorable Elaine Bucklo.

  • Matt Topic focuses on intellectual property licensing and litigation, as well as governmental transparency/freedom of information matters. Prior to joining Loevy & Loevy, he was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in its highly regarded intellectual property practice. He graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law as Valedictorian.

  • Cindy Tsai is devoted to defending individuals’ constitutional rights and handles civil rights cases involving wrongful convictions, police brutality and illegal searches. She is experienced in all phases of litigation, and has successfully obtained favorable verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients.

  • Dan Twetten is a partner at Loevy & Loevy. He handles complex litigation on behalf of businesses, individuals, and non-profits. Dan also represents whistleblowers under the False Claims Act and other anti-fraud measures. He graduated cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law and served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Tallman on the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

  • Elizabeth Wang is a partner at Loevy & Loevy. She practices from the firm’s Boulder, Colorado office and litigates civil rights and post-conviction cases around the country. She has tried numerous federal juries and argued several federal appeals. She graduated from University of Chicago Law School in 2005 and clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.