Elizabeth Mazur is a partner at Loevy & Loevy.
Liz graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 2005 with Order of the Coif honors. During law school, Liz served as the Senior Executive Editor of the California Law Review and interned with several public interest legal organizations.
After law school, Liz clerked for the Honorable M. Blane Michael of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. From 2006 to 2008, she worked as a Skadden Fellow at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, where she engaged in policy advocacy and provided direct legal services for low income clients in public benefits and family law matters.
Liz joined Loevy & Loevy in July 2008. Her practice is focused on civil cases involving wrongful convictions, excessive force, and deliberate indifference in prison and jail settings. Liz is admitted to practice law in Illinois and California.
• U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
• U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
• U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
• U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, California
• J.D. – 2005
• Order of the Coif
The University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
• B.A. – 1999
Clerkships & Past Employment
• Skadden Fellow, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
• Law Clerk, Hon. M. Blane Michael, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
• Fields v. City of Chicago (Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois) Part of the Loevy & Loevy trial team that won a $2.75 million jury verdict for the family of Keith MacNeice, Jr., a young man who was killed in an unauthorized high-speed police chase.
• Cage v. City of Chicago (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) Part of the Loevy & Loevy team that secured a $6.875 million settlement for Dean Cage, a Chicago man who spent 13 years in prison for rape that DNA evidence later showed he did not commit. Cage alleged that detectives who investigated the crime used unduly suggestive procedures to secure an identification of him by the rape victim, a 15-year-old girl, and that the Chicago Crime Lab analysts who tested the victim’s clothing concealed exculpatory evidence by creating a misleading report about the presence of biological evidence.
• Ortiz v. City of Chicago, et al. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois & U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit) Trial counsel for May Molina, whose estate alleged that, as a result of being wrongfully denied medication and medical treatment, she died after 28 hours in Chicago police custody. Jury returned a $1 million verdict for Ms. Molina’s estate and found that the City of Chicago’s policies and practices were responsible for her death.
• Estate of Justin Newman v. Squire, No. 08 L 676 (Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois) Part of the Loevy & Loevy team that obtained a $6 million jury for the wrongful death of Justin Newman. The jury found that the defendant conspired with her husband to fake her husband’s death for financial gain and that the husband killed Mr. Newman in furtherance of the conspiracy.
• Juan Johnson v. Reynaldo Guevara, No. 05 C 1042 (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) Part of the Loevy & Loevy team that obtained a $21,015,000 for Juan Johnson. The jury found that the defendant framed Mr. Johnson for a murder that he did not commit.
• Estate of Gregory Jones v. City of Chicago, No. 08 L 10422 (Circuit Court of Cook County) Part of the Loevy & Loevy team that secured a $6.5 million settlement for the family of two children struck by an unmarked Chicago police car that was driven recklessly by officers. The officers alleged that they were driving in this manner to apprehend a suspect with a gun, but Plaintiffs alleged the officers’ story was a lie.