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Recent Press & Accomplishments of Thedford Garber Law Attorneys

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 Dismissal of All Charges in Police Shooting Case

Thedford Garber Law is honored to have obtained a dismissal of all charges for the brother of a man unjustly murdered by the Chicago police. The police brought false felony charges against our client Michael Beal in retaliation for bravely stepping in and trying to save his brother from grave police violence. After months of fighting the criminal case, attorney Sara Garber was was able to obtain a dismissal of all charges relieving Mr. Beal and his family of having to re-live the horrible tragedy in court. We continue to support the Beal Family in their pursuit of justice.  

Mr. Beal's dismissal as reported by Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times

$2 Million Dollar Settlement for Family of Calvin Cross

Attorney Tony Thedford is honored to have represented the family of Calvin Cross. Calvin was unjustly killed by Chicago Police Officers in 2011.  In addition to achieving a 2 million dollar settlement, Attorney Thedford has continued to work with the Cross Family to bring the offending police officers to justice.

Read more about our fight for justice for the Cross Family as reported by ABC 7, WGN, NBC

Multi-Plaintiff Lawsuit Leads to Release of 80 from County Jail

Thedford Garber Law continues the fight in a mutli-plaintiff lawsuit against Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart for his refusal to release over 80 individuals ordered to be placed on pre-trial electronic monitoring by a Judge. In unlawfully detaining these individuals in defiance of court orders, Sheriff Dart committed a grave overstep of his power as Sheriff. As a result of the pressure from the lawsuit, all impacted individuals were released from jail, but we continue to fight for client compensation and lasting policy change.  

Read more about our ongoing fight for bond reform as reported by Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, WGN (video)Chicago Community Bond Fund 

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Settlement for Woman Falsely Arrested and Struck at Trump Rally

Thedford Garber Law is honored to have reached a significant settlement on behalf of Kathleen Griffin. Ms. Griffin was attending a peaceful student anti-Trump rally on UIC campus when she was brutally attacked by Chicago police officer Chris Marzano. While Marzano was put on desk duty as a result of this incident, publicly available records indicate that Officer Marzano was accused of misconduct over 70 times, making him one of the most cited Chicago police officers, including numerous disturbing allegations of brutality against women. The Chicago police department allowed Officer Marzano to remain on the police force despite these appalling allegations. 

Read more as reported by DNA Info, Block Club Chicago, Invisible Institute

Not Guilty Jury Verdict in Attempt First Degree Murder Case

Thedford Garber Law is proud to have achieved an amazing outcome for our wonderful client Hosie Coleman. Master Sergeant Coleman committed his life to service in the U.S. Army for the last 29 years. In 2017 he was charged with Attempt 1st Degree Murder. With everything on the line, he and his family trusted us to secure his innocence. After several days of trial, the jury found him Not Guilty after a little more than 1 hour of deliberation. We are so happy for our client who walked out of court a free and vindicated man. 

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2022 Illinois Super Lawyers Awards go to Partners at Thedford Garber Law

Congratulations to the partners at Thedford Garber Law! Sara Garber has once again been recognized as a Rising Star in the legal field! Tony Thedford once again makes the list of Illinois Super Lawyers!

Super Lawyers 2022

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Thedford Garber Law Wins Major Victory Against Sheriff Dart

"This ruling is a major victory for pretrial freedom, and it helps cement the importance of policy changes in the Cook County criminal courts. It is also incredibly relevant, as the Sheriff has continued to selectively cite this internal “policy” against release onto electronic monitoring. The Court of Appeals decision today sends a clear message that this practice of unlawful detention must stop."

The lawsuit will now return to the federal district court, where the fight against the Sheriff’s unconstitutional policies continues.

Chicago Community Bond Fund

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