David Owens

Staff Attorney, Exoneration Project, and Lecturer in Law

A Seattle native, David B. Owens earned two bachelor’s degrees at the University of Washington—one in Political Science and one in Philosophy. Owens then completed his M.A. in Elementary Education while teaching 6th Grade in Los Angeles as a Teach For America corps member. Owens completed his law degree and an M.A. in Philosophy at Stanford University.  After law school, Owens clerked for the Hon. Diane P. Wood of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, and the Hon. Myron H. Thompson of the Middle District of Alabama in Montgomery, Alabama. Owens is now a civil-rights attorney at Loevy & Loevy in Chicago; his practice focuses on Fourth Amendment and police misconduct cases, and civil representation of the wrongfully convicted. Having published papers on constitutional remedies, Owens’ academic interests cover a broad range of topics related to civil rights, criminal justice, civil procedure, criminal procedure, and political theory.