Cindy Tsai joined Loevy & Loevy in the fall of 2008. Ms. Tsai is devoted to defending individuals’ constitutional rights and handles civil rights cases involving wrongful convictions, police brutality, and illegal searches. She also litigates class actions on behalf of people whose rights were violated while detained at various police stations and county jails throughout the country. Ms. Tsai is experienced in all phases of litigation, and has won many motion hearings and successfully obtained favorable verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients.
Ms. Tsai graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2007 with dual graduate degrees in law (J.D.) and business administration (M.B.A.). During law school, she served as Executive Editor of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, and represented the school in the regional and national Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition. She also served as an officer of the school’s chapter of Phi Delta Phi and the Asian Pacific American Law School Association, and was an active member of the Public Interest Law Society. Prior to law school, Ms. Tsai worked in the advertising industry in Chicago.
• Illinois, 2007
• U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
• U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
• U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
• U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
• J.D. – 2007
Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business, Chicago, Illinois
• M.B.A. – 2007
Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse, New York
• B.S. (magna cum laude) – 2001
• Awalt v. Callahan, et al. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) Litigation counsel for estate of a man who allegedly died at a county jail as a result of being wrongfully denied medication and medical treatment during five days of pretrial detention. Case pending.
• Brown, et al. v. City of Detroit (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan) Class counsel for individuals challenging some of the Detroit Police Department’s detention policies as unconstitutional. Case pending.
• Testa, et al. v. County of Lake, et al. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) Litigation counsel for the Testa family in civil rights lawsuit alleging, among other claims, deputies’ unreasonable and unlawful use of the Tazer resulted in serious emotional and physical injuries. Case settled favorably.
• Fox v. Barnes, et al. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) Trial counsel for Ray Fox in civil rights lawsuit alleging that deliberate indifference by prison officials to Mr. Fox’s medical needs resulted in serious brain injuries. Jury returned a $12 million verdict for Mr. Fox, among the highest recorded deliberate indifference verdicts in U.S. history.
• Flood, et al. v. Lake County, Indiana, et al. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana) Class counsel for individuals challenging the conditions of confinement at the Lake County, Indiana Jail. The case settled for $7.2 million for a class exceeding 25,000 individuals.
• Young, et al. v. County of Cook, et al. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) Trial and litigation counsel for certified class of 300,000 detainees at Cook County Jail, who were improperly strip searched. Following a liability trial and bellwether damages trials, the case resolved in a $55 million settlement for the class.