Theresa (“Tess”) Kleinhaus is a partner at Loevy & Loevy. She joined the firm in 2015.
Tess dedicates her practice to representing individuals who have been unlawfully searched, seized, brutalized, or sexually assaulted by law enforcement.
Prior to joining Loevy & Loevy, Tess worked in private practice representing clients in civil rights and criminal cases in state and federal court. Tess also worked for the Office of the Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor where she investigated cases of fraud, corruption, and bid-rigging in Illinois government.
Tess graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from DePaul University College of Law in December 2010. During law school, she won awards for the top performance in several courses, including Constitutional Law and International Human Rights Law. Tess also lived in Oaxaca, Mexico and represented a group of indigenous clients in a petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, served as an extern for Judge Virginia M. Kendall of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and participated in the DePaul Civil Rights Clinic representing victims of police misconduct. Tess has published articles on international human rights law and women’s rights.
Tess is a member of the National Lawyers Guild, the nation’s oldest progressive bar association.
DePaul University College of Law
• J.D. (magna cum laude) – December, 2010
• Order of the Coif
Loyola University Chicago
• B.A. (summa cum laude) – May, 2005