Gayle Horn is a partner at Loevy & Loevy.
Ms. Horn graduated magna cum laude from New York University Law School in 2004, where she was inducted into the Order of the Coif. After receiving her J.D., she spent an additional year at NYU as a Junior Fellow in NYU’s Institute for International Law and Justice. During her tenure at NYU, Ms. Horn was a Florence Allen and Dean’s Scholar, and was awarded the Jerome Lipper Prize for outstanding work in international law. Following law school, Ms. Horn spent one year as a law clerk to the Honorable Milton I. Shadur in the Northern District of Illinois.
Ms. Horn joined Loevy & Loevy in the Fall of 2006 and has concentrated her practice on wrongful convictions, police brutality and other constitutional issues. She spends much of her time representing prisoners wrongfully accused of crimes in state and federal proceedings. Ms. Horn has also been a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago where she co-taught a wrongful conviction legal clinic with other Loevy & Loevy lawyers.
Ms. Horn has been admitted to practice by the Illinois Supreme Court, Northern District of Illinois, Northern District of Indiana and the Third and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeals. She loves her dog, Winston, who can often be found lazing under her desk.
• Illinois, 2005
• U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2006
• U.S. Court of Appeals Third Circuit, 2007
• U.S. Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit, 2006
New York University School of Law, New York, New York
• J.D. – 2004
Yale University, New Haven, CT
• B.A. – 2000
Clerkships & Past Employment
• Law Clerk, Hon. Milton I. Shadur, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
• Patterson v. Chicago et al. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) Litigation counsel for Mr. Patterson, who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent 8 years in prison until DNA exonerated him. Secured a $4.2 million settlement for Mr. Patterson in civil rights suit alleging that Chicago Police Department and Illinois State Police crime lab withheld exculpatory evidence and deprived him of a fair trial.
• Ross v. State of Illinois (Illinois) Successfully overturned Mr. Ross’s conviction of a crime of which he was innocent, in state post-conviction proceeding. Secured Mr. Ross’s release on bond after 11 years in prison, pending appeal.
• Estate of Haley v. City of Boston. (U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts) Litigation counsel for Estate of Mr. Haley. Mr. Haley was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent three decades in prison until the State dismissed charges against him. Litigated a successful First Circuit appeal, and secured a multi-million dollar settlement for the Estate of Mr. Haley in civil rights suit alleging that the Boston Police Department withheld exculpatory evidence and deprived him of a fair trial.
• Ott v. City of Milwaukee (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin) Litigation counsel for Mr. Ott who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent 14 years in prison until DNA exonerated him. Litigated a successful appeal in the 7th Circuit. Defendants’ motion for summary judgment denied and trial expected in early 2015.
• Kluppelberg v. City of Chicago (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) Litigation counsel for Mr. Kluppelberg who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent nearly 25 years in prison based on fabricated arson evidence and perjured testimony from a jailhouse snitch. Case pending.