Julie Goodwin joined Loevy & Loevy in 2008. Her practice is centered on federal civil rights cases including wrongful convictions, excessive force, false arrests and malicious prosecutions, inhumane jail conditions, and class action lawsuits focusing on the unconstitutional treatment of arrestees and pre-trial detainees.Ms. Goodwin has successfully represented her clients throughout the litigation process, including taking and defending depositions, winning numerous motion hearings, and obtaining favorable verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients. Additionally, as part of a team of Loevy & Loevy attorneys, Ms. Goodwin has successfully handled all aspects of class action lawsuits including Dunn v. City of Chicago (settled in 2010 for $16.5 million), Young v. Cook County (settled in 2011 for $55 million), and, most recently, Flood v. Lake County (settled in 2012 for $7.2 million).
Ms. Goodwin graduated from the John Marshall Law School in 2008 and from Michigan State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois and Northern District of Indiana.
• Illinois, 2008
John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
• J.D. – 2008
• Mangerson v. Village of Park Forest et al. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois). Trial Counsel for Plaintiff in an excessive force case against the Village of Park Forest and individual Park Forest Police Officers relating to the police-involved shooting of an elderly man residing at an assisted-living home. Case pending.
• Grayson v. The City of Aurora et al. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) Trial 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 pending.
• Porter v. Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government et al. (U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky) Trial Counsel for Plaintiff, Kerry Porter, who was wrongfully convicted due to police misconduct and spent fourteen years incarcerated for a crime he did not commit. Case pending.
• Collins v. Officer Myers et al. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana) Trial counsel for Plaintiff in a civil rights case involving the defendant officer’s use of excessive force against the Plaintiff. Case settled in the plaintiff’s favor.