Exoneration Project Featured in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Schools create a life mission
John Flynn Rooney
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
January 24, 2013

After lawyers with the Exoneration Project agreed to handle his murder case, James Kluppelberg said he believed their work would lead to his freedom.

And it did.

Kluppelberg got released in May after 24 years in prison. A Cook County circuit judge dismissed charges that resulted in his conviction on six counts of first-degree murder and three counts of arson.

"If it wasn't for them, I'd still be in prison today," he said.

In 2007, Jon Loevy and Loevy & Loevy, teamed up with the University of Chicago Law School and started the Exoneration Project.

Since then, the law firm has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in expenses and contributed thousands of attorney hours to help people like Kluppelberg seek exoneration, he said.

Tara Thompson