A free press is essential to holding the powerful accountable and preserving democracy.  Unfortunately, reporters are all too often hauled into court and asked to disclose their sources.  We have proudly represented a number of journalists facing subpoenas, and have never had a client forced to reveal a source.  Our successes include:

  • Successfully persuaded subpoena issuers to various reporters to abandon their subpoenas without the need for litigation
  • Quashed subpoena to journalist Jamie Kalven seeking disclosure of sources regarding the Laquan McDonald shooting, including extensive briefing and live hearing
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Topic: Police Misconduct

Family Agrees to Record Settlement in Sylville Smith Police Shooting Case

MILWAUKEE – Late yesterday the family of Sylville K. Smith, a young man and father fatally shot by former police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown August 13, 2016, finalized a record $4 million settlement with the City of Milwaukee. It is the largest pre-trial settlement of a police shooting case in Milwaukee and Wisconsin history. In addition… Read More

Man Sues State’s Attorney Karen Donnelly and Ottawa Police Department Officers Who Tried to Frame Him

Kenneth Cusick Maliciously Prosecuted For Supposedly Causing His Wife’s Death OTTAWA, IL – Kenneth Cusick, whose investigation and prosecution for the supposed murder of his then-wife dragged out for over a decade, today filed a federal lawsuit against LaSalle County State’s Attorney Karen Donnelly, Ottawa Police Captain Dave Gualandri, Former LaSalle County Coroner Jody Bernard, … Read More