Ruth Brown joined Loevy & Loevy in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, she represented civil rights plaintiffs in federal and state court as a fellow at the ACLU of Illinois. In particular, she focused on class action litigation challenging unconstitutional conditions of confinement for juvenile and adult inmates. Ms. Brown has also completed clerkships with Judge Matthew Kennelly of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and Judge Sidney Thomas of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Ms. Brown graduated with distinction from Stanford Law School in 2009. During law school, she helped represent death row inmates in appeals before the United States Supreme Court as a member of the Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. She also served on the Stanford Law Review and received the Hilmer J. Oehlman Award for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing.
Before becoming a lawyer, Ms. Brown taught high school math through Teach for America. In that role, she was selected as one of five national semifinalists for Teach for America’s Sue Lehmann Award for Excellence in Teaching and also received the Symantec Award for Innovation in Education.