$2.75 Million Settlement for Family of Deceased Inmate

In 2017, The Blake Horwitz Law Firm successfully represented a deceased inmate’s estate in a lawsuit against Lake County, Indiana that settled for $2.75 million. As originally reported by the Chicago Tribune, Gregory Smith suffered a heart attack when he was an inmate in Lake County Jail in ...

$1.8 Million Settlement for Family of Man Who Died in Police Vehicle

In 2002, attorney Blake Horwitz earned a $1.8 million settlement from the City of Chicago for the family of Juan Vega, a man who died while being held in a police van.  As originally reported by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago police officers took Mr. Vega into custody in 2000 for being ...

$1.4 Million Settlement: 16 Years in Prison for Wrongful Conviction

The Blake Horwitz Law Firm settled a federal lawsuit against the state of Indiana, the city of Anderson, and others for $1.4 million on behalf of Walter Goudy, who spent nearly two decades behind bars for a murder that he never committed. As originally reported on by the Indianapolis Star, now ...

Arrestee Settles with Maywood for $750,000 After Beating in Police Custody

Attorney Blake Horwitz secured a $750,000 settlement from the Village of Maywood for George Caithamer after he was brutally beaten by another detainee while in custody. As reported by the Riverside Brookfield Landmark, in 2004, Mr. Caithamer found himself in lockup at the Maywood Police ...

$395k Settlement for People Pepper Sprayed Celebrating Obama’s Election Victory

In 2017, Blake Horwitz obtained a $395k settlement on behalf of many Chicagoans who were celebrating Barack Obama’s election victory in 2008. America had elected its first black president who was also a former Chicago resident and Illinois state senator. As reported by DNAInfo, on Chicago’s ...

The Blake Horwitz Law Firm Reaches $430K Settlement For Excessive Force by Naperville Police Officers

On January 23, 2020, The Blake Horwitz Law Firm reached a $430,000 settlement with the City of Naperville for its client, Fran Reitz—an elected official for the Town of Cicero. The settlement stemmed from an incident where Naperville police officers used excessive force against Ms. Reitz as she ...

$125k Settlement for Man Yorkville Police Taunted, Tased

In 2019, The Blake Horwitz Law Firm earned a $125,000 settlement for Tad and Charlene Johnson from the City of Yorkville after police officers taunted and tased Mr. Johnson while he was experiencing a mental health crisis. As reported by the Chicago Tribune, two Yorkville police officers were ...

Denial of Medical Care Case Against CPD Moves Forward

On January 16, 2019, a federal judge ruled in favor for The Blake Horwitz Law Firm in a case brought on behalf of David Michon alleging denial of medical care while Mr. Michon was in custody against the City of Chicago and several police officers. In his ruling, the federal judge determined ...

12 Lawsuit Filed in One Day to Jumpstart Police Accountability

In 2004, attorney Blake Horwitz filed 12 different lawsuits in one day against the City of Blue Island on behalf of citizens alleging police beatings, malicious prosecutions, and false arrests. The lawsuits were intended to hold police officers accountable when the city had consistently failed ...

Civil Rights Lawsuit to Remove Police Barriers at Apartment Complex

In 2008, attorney Blake Horwitz represented the owners of an apartment building in Rolling Meadows that had essentially been turned into a gated community by police barricades without their consent. As originally reported by the Chicago Tribune, one day, Rolling Meadows police showed up at the ...