Police Shootings In Chicago

Our attorneys have won numerous cases against police officers and police departments in Chicago and throughout the Greater Chicago area. Some of our high-profile cases and some lower-profile cases have involved police shootings that have included racial profiling, wrongful accusations of pointing a weapon at police officers, planting evidence and unnecessary use of deadly force.

At James D. Montgomery & Associates, Ltd., we take on complex cases, and we are familiar with prosecuting cases against law enforcement departments in Illinois state and federal courts. Our Chicago attorneys commit to police shooting cases fully. Our law firm's extensive resources and experience are on your side as we pursue maximum compensation for injuries, losses and death.

We collaborate with experts in a range of fields, including ballistics, crime scene investigation, medical, law enforcement and economics to establish the full and fair value of your case. Your case is customized to your specific claim, and we aggressively advocate for your full recovery, keeping you informed throughout the legal process.

Proven Results in Police Shooting Cases

  • In 2001, our firm reached an $18 million settlement for the estate of LaTanya Haggerty, who was shot and killed by Chicago police in 1999. At that time, it was the largest wrongful-death settlement in the history of Cook County.
  • In 2013, our firm attained an $8.5 million jury verdict in favor of the family of Aaron Harrison who was shot in the back by a Chicago police officer.
  • In 2013, we recovered $4.5 million for the family of Rekia Boyd who was shot by a Chicago police officer.
  • In 2011, we recovered $1.3 million for the family of a man who was shot by police in suburban Cook County.

With over 40 years of experience as a leading plaintiffs' firm in Chicago, these are just a few examples of our successes and commitment in prosecuting police brutality cases. We are fully invested in each of our clients' cases, and we work long hours to vindicate their rights.

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Please email or call us at 312-977-0200 to meet with one of our lawyers. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless we obtain a favorable settlement or verdict on your behalf because we handle all costs of litigation up front.