Advisory Board

The Center on Wrongful Convictions Advisory Board is made up of Chicago-area leaders in the legal profession who support and facilitate the work of the Center by serving as ambassadors for the Center, securing private support, and providing collaborative and pro bono assistance to the Center’s legal work.  We are extremely grateful to our active and engaged Advisory Board members for their time, their vision, and their dedication to improving the criminal justice system and assisting the wrongfully convicted.

Advisory Board Members:

Stuart J. Chanen - Valorem Law Group (Chair)

Floyd AbramsonFox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP

Kimball R. Anderson - Winston & Strawn LLP

Sean Berkowitz - Latham & Watkins LLP

Jeanne Bishop - Office of the Cook County Public Defender

Gary M. Elden - Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Leonard C. Goodman - Len Goodman Law Office LLC

Theodore W. Grippo - Retired Attorney

James I. Kaplan - Quarles & Brady LLP

John G. Levi - Sidley Austin LLP

Lori E. Lightfoot - Mayer Brown

Terri L. Mascherin - Jenner & Block

Patricia Mysza - Office of the State Appellate Defender

Luis Pinedo – Rivers Casino

Jonathan QuinnNeal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Ronald S. Safer - Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP

John R. Schmidt - Mayer Brown

Jeffrey Singer - Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney

Jeffrey E. Stone - McDermott Will & Emery

Andrew W. Vail - Jenner & Block

Dan K. Webb - Winston & Strawn LLP