The Arc of My Education Into Wrongful Convictions

I have been representing the criminally accused for nearly fifteen years—the entirety of my legal career. The first four years of my career were as a public defender—representing indigent Chicagoans on appeals of their criminal convictions. This included both direct appeals immediately after their convictions as well as appeals of dismissals of post-conviction or collateral… Read More

Robert Britton Released After 19 Years for Wrongful Conviction


On November 5th, a jury acquitted Robert Britton of the sexual assault charges brought against him in 1995. Robert Britton had already been incarcerated for over 10 years before Loevy & Loevy learned about his case and began working with him in his post-conviction proceedings, arguing ineffective assistance of counsel. His original defense counsel, Anthony… Read More

The Public Access Counselor

Under FOIA, if your request is denied, you have the right to seek review by the Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor or to file a lawsuit to enforce your rights. While the PAC can be a useful way to get your records, there are a few issues to keep in mind. First, there is a growing… Read More