Adair Crosley joined the Prisoners’ Rights Project at Loevy & Loevy in 2018. Before joining Loevy & Loevy, she was an assistant public defender in Cook County for nearly six years. During that time, she represented indigent criminal defendants charged with misdemeanors and felonies, ranging from retail theft to murder, at all stages of criminal defense from bond hearings through jury trials and post-trial motions. Prior to that, she was an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Chicago. During her tenure there, she argued in front of the Seventh Circuit on the issue of criminal entrapment.
Adair graduated cum laude from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in 2010. In law school, she served as the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. She also was a clinical student in the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth and held leaderships positions in the Public Interest Law Group and the law school’s chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Adair was also an extern at the Office of State Appellate Defender, and taught as an Adjunct at The John Marshall Law School.
Prior to law school, Adair did graduate work in Sociology and Demography.
Adair formerly served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of First Defense Legal Aid, an organization that provides free, 24-hour legal representation to people in Chicago Police custody and educates Chicagoans about how to protect their constitutional rights.
- University of Pennsylvania – B.A. Economics 2001 magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
- University of Pennsylvania – M.A. Demography 2003
- Northwestern Pritzker School of Law – J.D. 2010 cum laude