Elliot Slosar graduated from DePaul University College of Law in 2013. Elliot attended DePaul’s evening program while working full-time as the Loevy & Loevy in-house investigator. During his tenure at DePaul, Elliot received numerous awards for his outstanding work in Trial Advocacy, Pre-Trial Civil Litigation, and Law and the Mass Media. Elliot also participated in the law school’s Center for Justice in Capital Cases, working for several years under the direction of Andrea Lyon. Elliot is the Chicago Bar Foundation’s 2009 Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Scholar, a prestigious award given annually to an incoming Illinois law student who has shown a deep commitment and future dedication to public interest law.
Elliot joined Loevy & Loevy in the spring of 2008 and has concentrated his practice on wrongful convictions, police brutality, false arrests, and other constitutional issues. He spends much of his time representing prisoners wrongfully convicted of crimes in state and federal proceedings.
Prior to joining Loevy & Loevy, Elliot worked for the Office of the State Appellate Defender in the Death Penalty Trial Assistance Unit. Mr. Slosar was assigned to work on capital cases. After graduating from college, Elliot published a study on Illinois Capital Litigation Trust Fund and was named to the executive boards of Students Against the Death Penalty (SADP) and the Abolition in Illinois Movement (AIM).
After a long day of practicing law, Elliot can be found at home with his wife Nina or at his local CrossFit box. Elliot is an avid fan of Borussia Dortmund and DePaul basketball.
- Illinois, 2014
- Northern District of Illinois, 2014
- Central District of Illinois, 2014
- Southern District of Indiana, 2014
- Western District of Kentucky, 2014
DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
• J.D. – May, 2013
• Dean’s list
DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
• B.A. – June, 2007
• Cum laude
• Dean’s list
- Logan v. Burge, et al. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) Represented Plaintiff Alton Logan in a civil rights lawsuit alleging that police misconduct caused Mr. Logan’s wrongful conviction and incarceration for 26 years for a crime he did not commit. Case settled before trial for $10 million.
- Grayson v. The City of Aurora et al. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) Litigation Counsel for Plaintiff, Jonathan Grayson, who was wrongfully convicted due to police misconduct and spent over eleven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for a crime he did not commit. Case resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement before trial.
- Rivera v. Lake County, et al. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) Litigation counsel for Juan Rivera, who was wrongfully convicted of a murder he did not commit and spent 20 years in prison as a result of alleged police misconduct. Case settled for $20 million, the largest individual, pretrial settlement of a wrongful conviction case in U.S. history.
- Julian v. Hanna, et al. (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana) Litigation counsel for man wrongfully convicted of arson as a result of alleged police misconduct. On appeal of a motion to dismiss, won unanimous reversal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Judge Richard A. Posner’s opinion in the case is the first in the Seventh Circuit to recognize a federal claim of malicious prosecution. Case settled before trial for $3 million.
- Ott v. City of Milwaukee (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin) Litigation counsel for Mr. Ott who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent 14 years in prison until DNA exonerated him. Litigated a successful appeal in the 7th Circuit. Case settled before trial for $6.5 million.
- Porter v. Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government, et al. (W.D. Ky.) Litigation counsel for Kerry Porter in civil rights lawsuit alleging that police misconduct caused Mr. Porter’s wrongful conviction. Case pending.
- Horn v. City of Covington, et al. (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky) Litigation counsel for Mr. Horn who was the victim of alleged excessive force by law enforcement officials prior to allegedly suffering from the denial of medical care at the Kenton County Detention Center. Case pending.
- Sanders v. City of Chicago Heights, et al., et al. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) Helped overturn Mr. Sanders’ wrongful conviction in state post-conviction proceedings. Served as counsel during the retrials resulting in Mr. Sanders’ acquittal. Litigation counsel for Rodell Sanders, who was wrongfully convicted of a murder he did not commit and spent 20 years in prison as a result of alleged police misconduct. Case pending.
- Johnson, et al v. City of Rockford, et al: (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) Helped overturn Mr. Ross’ and Mr. Johnson’s wrongful convictions in state post-conviction proceedings. Served as trial counsel for Johnson and Ross at the 2015 retrials. Both clients were acquitted of all charges. Litigation counsel for Mr. Johnson and Mr. Ross, who were wrongfully convicted of a murder they did not commit and spent 12 years in prison as a result of alleged police misconduct. Case pending.