Family Settles with the City for $700,000 After Months of Abuse by Corrupt Cops

In 2012, the City of Chicago agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by The Blake Horwitz Law Firm on behalf of a family from Chicago’s South Side that was abused and extorted for nearly a year by four corrupt Chicago police officers. As described by the Chicago Tribune, starting in 2004, a group of ...

Seventh Circuit Grants New Trial for 2014 Excessive Force Incident by Zion Police

On August 24, 2018, The Blake Horwitz Law Firm earned a new trial for Kasey Burton when the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a lower court abused its discretion by preventing Ms. Burton from introducing evidence of a previous incident where Zion police officers used excessive force ...

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 ...

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 ...

Paralyzed Man Brutalized by Chicago Police

In 2008, attorney Blake Horwitz represented Daniel Casares, who is a quadriplegic, in a lawsuit filed in federal court after his civil rights were violated by multiple Chicago police officers. As described by the Chicago Tribune, several officers brutalized Mr. Casares but then lied about the ...

$600k Settlement for Man Tased 11 Times by CPD

In 2013, The Blake Horwitz Law Firm earned a settlement totaling more than $600,000 for Josue Tapia after he was tasered 11 times by Chicago police officers who mistook him for a wanted man. As originally reported by the Chicago Tribune, Mr. Tapia and his wife Marlyn were pulled over in 2010 ...

Nurse Settles for $78k for Her Unlawful Detention by Chicago Police Officer

In 2010, The Blake Horwitz Law Firm earned a settlement from the City of Chicago for nurse Lisa Hofstra after she was unlawfully detained for simply following hospital procedures when she was asked by a police officer to draw blood from a drunk-driving suspect. As reported by the Huffington ...

$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 ...

Settlement Reached with Schaumburg for Actions of Corrupt Cops

In 2015, The Blake Horwitz Law Firm earned a $30,000 settlement for three clients, the Abel family, who were victims to a group of corrupt Schaumburg police officers. According to the American Bar Association Journal, this was the 10th lawsuit the Village of Schaumburg has settled since the ...