Roz Dillon



Roz Dillon joined Loevy & Loevy in 2024.

Roz graduated from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in 2019. During law school, Roz worked as a clinical student with the MacArthur Justice Center. For two years, she helped litigate cases advocating for the rights of incarcerated people and those who have been harmed by police misconduct.

After graduating, Roz began her career as a Staff Attorney for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals where she worked mainly on prisoner civil rights and habeas corpus cases. After that, Roz rejoined the MacArthur Justice Center, this time after securing an Equal Justice Works fellowship to implement a project that used appellate law to soften an arbitrary procedural barrier that often derails prisoners’ civil rights actions. In that role, Roz litigated a dozen federal appeals across the country. In addition to winning nearly 90% of those appeals, she successfully presented oral argument in three of them—in front of the Fourth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits. Roz also helped to litigate a variety of additional appeals on behalf of people who suffered civil rights violations in prisons and by law enforcement. In her latest role as an Attorney with the Civil Rights Group, Roz shifted gears from appeals to trial practice, litigating a variety of prisoners’ rights, police misconduct, and housing harassment cases.

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

  • J.D., cum laude

University of Colorado, at Boulder

  • B.A. Integrative Physiology and B.A. International Affairs, magna cum laude


  • Staff Attorney, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


    • Comment, Banning Solitary for Prisoners with Mental Illness: The Blurred Line Between Physical and Psychological Harm, 14 NW. J. L. & SOC. POL’Y 265 (Winter 2019)
  • Eaton v. Blewett (9th Cir.) – Revived the lawsuit of a man who lost his opportunity to join a class-action lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America for abuse he had faced as a boy when prison officials unconstitutionally confiscated the legal mail he needed to secure his spot as a plaintiff.
  • Smallwood v. Williams (7th Cir.) – Successfully challenged a lower court’s PLRA exhaustion ruling, which allowed a man with a documented mental impairment to proceed on his claims against several prison guards who used physical violence to force his compliance with an unnecessary blood-draw and then sexually abused him.
  • State v. Briones (D. Az.) – Petitioned for and secured compassionate release for client sentenced as a child to life without parole for acting as the getaway driver in a robbery gone bad.

Our Impact

Loevy + Loevy has won more multi-million dollar verdicts than perhaps any other law firm in the country over the past decade. Our willingness to take hard cases to trial, and win them, has yielded a nationally recognized reputation for success in the courtroom.

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