Attorneys Making a Difference

Locke Bowman

Locke E. Bowman joined Loevy & Loevy in 2022. Bowman has been a civil rights attorney for three decades and has won over $100 million in settlements and verdicts for victims of police misconduct and wrongful conviction. Prior to joining the firm, Bowman frequently co-counseled with Loevy & Loevy in obtaining justice for our clients, including multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in cases seeking justice against Reynaldo Guevara, the City of Chicago and other Chicago Police officers.

Throughout his career, Bowman has been honored for his dedication to justice, including the American Constitution Society’s Chicago Legal Legend Award; the First Defender Award and the Rev. Willie Baker Award for his work in bringing Jon Burge and his men to justice; the Clarence Darrow Award for his advocacy in support of Illinois’ death penalty moratorium; and the IVI/IPO Legal Eagle Award, for helping to expose Chicago Police corruption. Bowman was voted an Illinois “Super Lawyer” in multiple years.

Prior to joining Loevy & Loevy, Bowman was the Executive Director of the MacArthur Justice Center for 29 years, overseeing the Center’s operations at Northwestern law and in four other locations. Bowman has taught at The University of Chicago Law School and Northwestern University School of Law where he is Clinical Professor of Law Emeritus. Earlier in his career, Bowman was a criminal defense lawyer at Silets & Martin, an assistant corporation counsel in the City of Chicago Law Department, an associate at Mayer, Brown & Platt, and a law clerk to Judge Hubert L. Will of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Bar Admissions

• Illinois
• Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
• Federal Defender Panel
• United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
• United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
• United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
• United States Supreme Court


The University of Chicago Law School
• JD

Harvard University
• AB