Sarah Grady joined Loevy & Loevy in 2013. She leads Loevy & Loevy’s Prisoners’ Rights Project.

Ms. Grady graduated cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law in 2012. At Northwestern, she worked on civil rights cases with the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center in the Bluhm Legal Clinic, served on the board of the Public Interest Law Group and the American Constitution Society, and received Northwestern’s annual Public Service Award for her commitment to serving the public interest in her legal work. Ms. Grady also served as the Managing Articles Editor of the Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology and was awarded the Lowden-Wigmore Prize for Legal Writing for her article on felon disenfranchisement.

While in law school, Ms. Grady worked for the Southern Center for Human Rights. There she worked on the appeal of a petition for a writ of habeas corpus before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, which the court subsequently granted. She also participated in drafting an amicus brief opposing Georgia’s Illegal Immigration and Reform Act of 2011.

Following law school, Ms. Grady served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Matthew F. Kennelly of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Ms. Grady’s practice focuses on protecting the constitutional rights of detainees in jails and prisons across the United States.

Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
• J.D., Law & Social Policy Concentration, cum laude – 2012

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
• B.A., English & Journalism, with honors – 2008


• Civil Death Is Different: An Examination of a Post-Graham Challenge to Felon Disenfranchisement Under the Eighth Amendment, 102 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 441 (2012)