Verdict for $1.6 Million against City for Police Officer who was Disabled by High-Ranking Firefighter

In 2017, The Blake Horwitz Law Firm earned a $1.6 million verdict and eventual settlement from the City of Chicago for Joseph Smith, a 25-year Chicago police veteran who was left disabled by high-ranking Chicago firefighter Mark Altman. As part of the settlement, Altman, who is the son of ...

$49,000 Settlement for College of DuPage Student Beaten by Cops in Class

In 2015, The Blake Horwitz Law Firm filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Jackie Pazera against the College of DuPage and two campus police officers for violating Ms. Pazera’s civil rights by using excessive force and falsely imprisoning her when she was a student at the college.  The case ...