Lindsay Hagy joined the firm in 2017. She began her work at Loevy & Loevy and the Exoneration Project at the University of Chicago Law School – a legal clinic dedicated to overturning wrongful convictions – as part of a U.S. Department of Justice grant to review convictions in Iowa that rested on the now discredited practice of microscopic hair analysis. Lindsay’s work in both the post-conviction and civil rights fields focuses on wrongful convictions, often involving the evolution of forensic science and government misconduct. Lindsay brings a client-centered approach to all stages of litigation.
Prior to joining Loevy & Loevy and the Exoneration Project, Lindsay was an associate at another mid-sized Chicago law firm focused on employment litigation and insurance disputes. Lindsay developed a passion for reform of the criminal legal system when she chaired Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice’s Criminal Justice Advisory Group on court costs, fines, and fees. There she worked to secure passage of the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act, resulting in reform of Illinois’s court costs, fines, and fees system. Lindsay began her legal career as a clerk for the Honorable James T. Moody on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. She graduated from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, cum laude, in 2009.
Prior to law school she was grant manager for a Chicagoland family support agency and a fact checker for Russia-related articles in a major encyclopedia.
Northwestern University School of law (cum laude) – 2009
• Executive Articles Editor for the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology
• Mortar Board
• Honors in both Russian and History
• Lori Schwab Prize for Community Service