Julie Goodwin joined Loevy & Loevy in 2008. She represents clients in a wide range of civil rights cases with her primary areas of practice including wrongful convictions, malicious prosecutions, instances of excessive force, and unconstitutional conditions in jails and prisons. Ms. Goodwin is an experienced litigator and has had successes resulting in millions of dollars of compensation for her clients.
Additionally, and as part of a team of Loevy & Loevy attorneys, Ms. Goodwin successfully handled all aspects of class action lawsuits including Young v. Cook County (settled in 2011 for $55 million) and Flood v. Lake County (settled in 2012 for $7.2 million).
Ms. Goodwin brings dedication and organization to every case she works on. She further volunteers her time to the Pro Se Litigants’ Settlement Assistant Program where she advocates for the goals of pro se plaintiffs at settlement conferences within the Northern District of Illinois. Ms. Goodwin graduated from the John Marshall Law School in 2008 and from Michigan State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
• State of Illinois, 2008
• U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2009
• U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2011
• U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2015
• U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2016
• U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, 2017
• U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, 2018
John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
• J.D. – 2008
• Mangerson v. Village of Park Forest et al. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois). Trial Counsel for Plaintiff in an excessive force case against the Village of Park Forest and individual Park Forest Police Officers relating to the police-involved shooting of an elderly man residing at an assisted-living home. Case pending.
• Grayson v. The City of Aurora et al. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) Trial Counsel for Plaintiff, Jonathan Grayson, who was wrongfully convicted due to police misconduct and spent over eleven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for a crime he did not commit. Case pending.
• Porter v. Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government et al. (U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky) Trial Counsel for Plaintiff, Kerry Porter, who was wrongfully convicted due to police misconduct and spent fourteen years incarcerated for a crime he did not commit. Case pending.
• Collins v. Officer Myers et al. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana) Trial counsel for Plaintiff in a civil rights case involving the defendant officer’s use of excessive force against the Plaintiff. Case settled in the plaintiff’s favor.