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
Loevy Blog

Topic: Police Misconduct

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

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