About Us

People’s Law Office: Chicago-based Civil Rights Lawyers

Attorneys from People’s Law Office in Chicago have been successfully fighting for the civil rights of victims of police brutality, wrongful convictions, false arrest and other government abuses for over 40 years.

If your constitutional rights have been violated, we can help. 
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We believe that the law is an essential tool in fighting for and protecting your civil rights.  Our attorneys are among the nation’s top civil rights lawyers, – passionate, skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced.  Most importantly, we are unafraid of confronting and exposing injustice and corruption and will relentlessly fight for justice for our clients.

We get results for our clients.  We have extensive experience pursing civil rights lawsuits against the Chicago Police and other law enforcement agencies.  We have recovered over $110 million in money damages for our clients through settlements and trial verdicts.

We have successfully worked to free wrongfully imprisoned people from prison and have fought against the death penalty.  In many of these wrongful conviction cases, we have been able to successfully sue the police for misconduct and civil rights violations and recover money damages.

We have defended activists who have been targeted as a result of their political beliefs or organizing efforts on behalf of movements struggling for social justice and liberation.

Lawyers from our office have argued cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, obtaining successful decisions on important civil rights issues and creating important law for the benefit of victims of police misconduct.

People’s Law Office is nationally known for its successes in  uncovering secret abuses by police and government officials- including a torture ring inside the Chicago Police Department – and for forcing systemic changes in the justice system in Chicago.  We share our knowledge and experience by lecturing and presenting throughout the country and writing for civil rights publications.

We are located in Chicago and regularly represent clients in civil rights lawsuits against government agencies throughout the Chicagoland area including Chicago, Cicero, Dolton, Berwyn, Lyons, Markham, Waukegan, Streator, Cook County, DuPage County, McHenry County, Will County, Lake County, Bureau County  and against the Illinois State Police and various Federal agencies including Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  We also practice in a variety of other states.

To see a list of awards we’ve been given for our civil rights work:  People’s Law Office Awards