The Arc of My Education Into Wrongful Convictions

I have been representing the criminally accused for nearly fifteen years—the entirety of my legal career. The first four years of my career were as a public defender—representing indigent Chicagoans on appeals of their criminal convictions. This included both direct appeals immediately after their convictions as well as appeals of dismissals of post-conviction or collateral… Read More

8 More Wrongfully Convicted People Sue Disgraced Former Police Sgt. Ronald Watts, His Team, & the City

Ida B. Wells housing project

82 convictions overturned in last 3 years as Members of Watts’ Team Remain with CPD and Taxpayers Continue to Pay Their Salaries CHICAGO – Eight more men framed by disgraced former Chicago police sergeant Ronald Watts and members of Watts’ tactical team sued the current and former cops and the City of Chicago late this… Read More

Loevy Through The Years: A Personal Reflection Back

In 1999, Loevy and Loevy was a tiny, scrappy organization providing high-level legal representation to civil rights clients on a shoestring. Clients were often turned down by more established firms, and our cases were almost universally seen as the underdog. Our first employee was hired, and in addition to intelligence, he showed remarkable grace and… Read More

Reflections about Lawyering during National Stress Awareness Month

For every cover letter I’ve written for a legal job, I’ve written that I would be a “zealous advocate.” Indeed, most legal job postings provide in the descriptive section that the job requires “zealous advocacy.” This is because lawyers have a strict ethical responsibility to “advocate zealously” on behalf of their client. See American Bar… Read More

Chicago’s Police Corruption Continues to Haunt it as Det. Reynaldo Guevara Victim Sues for his 23 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

Robert Bouto

Illinois led the nation in exonerations last year for wrongful convictions; Robert Bouto was one of those exonerees   Bouto was 17 years old when he was wrongly put behind bars for more than half of his life CHICAGO – Robert Bouto, who spent more than half of his life in prison thanks to a frame-up… Read More

Seattle-Area Cops Sued for Killing Unarmed, Elderly Chinese Immigrant

Issaquah, WA Officers Entered Wengsheng Leng’s Apartment Without a Warrant, Threw Him on to a Couch & Pulled His Arms Behind His Back, Breaking His Spine SEATTLE – The widow of a slight, 66-year-old Chinese immigrant man killed late last year by two Issaquah, WA police officers filed suit in federal court here yesterday, charging… Read More