Commemorating Juneteenth

By: Russell Ainsworth On June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army issued General Order No. 3, a handwritten directive enforcing the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 for all remaining enslaved persons in the state.  The legal abolition of American slavery would come six months later in December of 1865,… Read More

A Juneteenth message on client accountability to attorneys litigating innocence cases

By: Josh Tepfer I have been a lawyer working in the innocence movement for fifteen years now. Since I’ve reached this level of experience, younger lawyers—or even experienced lawyers who take on a pro bono innocence case—often reach out to get my advice on an issue they are experiencing in their case. For the last… Read More

Police Accountability, Surveillance, Racial Disparities: 2023 Mayoral Candidates Answer Questions from the Chicago Civil Rights Community

Chicago mayoral candidates answered questions from civil rights advocates covering critical issues to their communities. The full questionnaire responses are available online here. Police reform and public safety are at the forefront of this year’s mayoral election. A recent poll revealed that Chicago voters feel unsafe from crime and unhappy with police relations. While the… Read More

Mark Loevy-Reyes recognized as 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Congratulations to attorney Mark Loevy-Reyes for his recognition as a 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly! Mark led the trial team responsible for one of the largest wrongful conviction verdicts in U.S. history: in October 2022, a Massachusetts jury awarded $33 million to our client Frederick Weichel for his wrongful conviction, ruling… Read More

Renowned Civil Rights Lawyer Locke Bowman Joins Forces with Loevy & Loevy

Jon Loevy (right) and Locke Bowman (left)

Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law is pleased to announce that it has welcomed Locke Bowman as a member of the firm. Bowman fought alongside Loevy & Loevy on behalf of their mutual clients for years in his leadership role at the MacArthur Justice Center. They look forward to working together for years to come.… Read More