Sean Starr

Sean Starr joined Loevy & Loevy in 2019. He represents plaintiffs in civil rights cases concerning wrongful convictions and other violations of the Constitution. Sean has successfully exonerated numerous innocent people wrongly imprisoned for crimes they did not commit.

Sean graduated from DePaul University College of Law, with a certificate in international human rights law. During law school, Sean was the editor-in-chief of the DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal, and he studied international and comparative law on four different continents.

Before law school, Sean received his master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and was a college English professor for several years.

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2011
  • Illinois, 2010

DePaul University College of Law
• J.D. – 2010
• International Human Rights Law Certificate

University of Illinois at Chicago
• M.A. – 2004

University of Illinois at Chicago
• B.A. – 2003
• Highest Distinction in English

Rivera v. Guevara, et al. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois). Counsel for Jacques Rivera, who was wrongfully convicted of a murder he did not commit and spent 21 years in prison as a result of alleged police misconduct. Jury returned a $17 million verdict for Mr. Rivera.

In re Corruption of Former Chicago Police Sergeant Ronald Watts (Circuit Court of Cook County, IL) co-counsel in Cook County’s first ever mass exoneration, which remains ongoing. Over 100 convictions have been overturned as a result of a decade of misconduct by disgraced former CPD Sergeant Ronald Watts and his tactical team.

People of Illinois v. Keith Walker (Circuit Court of Cook County, IL) co-counsel for Keith Walker, a victim of Jon Burge’s “Midnight Crew,” who was wrongfully convicted of a murder he did not commit and spent nearly 30 years in prison as a result of police misconduct before being exonerated in 2020.