Attorney in UK Five Lawsuits once recovered $7.5M from City of Louisville in one of the largest civil-rights settlements in Kentucky history
Elliot Slosar is an attorney working on the UK Five Lawsuit, a case where five UK Football players are suing Lexington Police Officers and LFUCG for malicious prosecution, fabrication of false evidence, supervisory liability, failure to intervene, and conspiracy to deprive constitutional rights under 42 U.S.C. §1983; malicious prosecution, negligent supervision, defamation, respondeat superior, and negligent hiring under state law.
According to Bloomberg Law:
The plaintiffs allege that (UK players) Adams, Phillips, Tisdale, and Williams attended a party in March 2021, hosted by the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity, where members and guests of the fraternity hurled racial slurs toward and physically assaulted Tisdale and Williams.
McClain set out for the fraternity when he received a text saying that Williams, his roommate and
teammate, had been “jumped by members of the fraternity,” but was prevented from getting to the
house because the road was blocked by law enforcement vehicles, according to his complaint.
Although the university’s Office of Student Conduct cleared the players of any wrongdoing, the
“defendants intentionally ignored that information,” and instead adopted the assertion of the White
party goers that the players threatened them and brandished a weapon, the players say.
“Despite learning from the beginning of the investigation that it was the fraternity members and their
guests who assaulted Williams and Tisdale,” and that neither Adams nor Phillips assaulted anyone,
“Vinlove refused to charge the fraternity members,” the players allege.
A grand jury dismissed the charges against the players on Sept. 28, 2021.
Elliot appears to be a very serious player in the civil rights world. Check out some of his stats from past cases, a bio, and even some highlights from his firm’s past winning seasons below:
Elliot Slosar Bio:
Elliot Slosar is a partner at Loevy & Loevy. Elliot worked full-time as the Loevy & Loevy and Exoneration Project in-house investigator while attending DePaul University’s College of Law at night. In law school, Elliot received numerous awards for his outstanding work in trial advocacy, pre-trial civil litigation, and mass media law. Elliot is the Chicago Bar Foundation’s 2009 Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Scholar, a prestigious award given annually to an incoming Illinois law student who has shown a deep commitment and future dedication to public interest law.
As an attorney, Elliot has concentrated his practice on wrongful convictions, police brutality, and other constitutional issues. Elliot also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Notre Dame Law School, where he co-teaches the Notre Dame Exoneration Justice Clinic and represents individuals wrongfully convicted of crimes in state and federal proceedings. To date, Elliot has assisted in exonerating twelve individuals from wrongful convictions in Illinois, Kentucky, and Indiana.Loevy & Loevy
DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
• J.D. – May, 2013
• Dean’s list
DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
• B.A. – June, 2007
• Cum laude
• Dean’s list
• Porter v. Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government, et al. (U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky) Litigation counsel for Kerry Porter who was wrongfully convicted and spent 12 years in prison until he was exonerated. Case settled before trial for $7,500,000, which is one of the largest civil-rights settlements in Kentucky history.
• Johnson, et al v. City of Rockford, et al: (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) Helped overturn the wrongful convictions of Anthony Ross, Lumont Johnson, and Tyjuan Anderson in state post-conviction proceedings. Served as trial counsel at the 2015 retrials where Mr. Johnson, Mr. Ross, and Mr. Anderson were exonerated after being acquitted of all charges. Served as litigation counsel for Mr. Johnson and Mr. Ross in their civil lawsuit, who were wrongfully convicted of a murder they did not commit and spent 12 years in prison due to police misconduct. Case settled before trial for $11,000,000 and is one of the largest settlements in Rockford history.
• Sanders v. City of Chicago Heights, et al., (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) Helped overturn Mr. Sanders’ wrongful conviction in state post-conviction proceedings and served as part of the team that achieved his exoneration in 2014. Served as litigation counsel for Mr. Sanders in his lawsuit against members of the Chicago Heights Police Department for the violation of his constitutional rights that led to 20 years of wrongful incarceration. Case settled before trial for $15,000,000.
• Gonzalez v. City of Shelbyville, et al: (U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky). Litigation counsel in a malicious prosecution lawsuit stemming from Mr. Gonzalez’s wrongful arrest at the age of 17 for a crime he did not commit. Mr. Gonzalez spent six weeks wrongfully incarcerated prior to the dismissal of criminal charges. Case settled before trial for $575,000.
• Ott v. City of Milwaukee, et al. (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin) Litigation counsel for Mr. Ott who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent 14 years in prison until DNA exonerated him. Case settled before trial for $6,500,000.
• Stinson v. City of Milwaukee, et al (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin) Served as trial counsel for Mr. Stinson who was wrongfully convicted of murder/sexual assault and spent 23 years incarcerated until DNA exonerated him. Case settled during trial for nearly $10,000,000.
• Logan v. Burge, et al. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) Served as a member of Plaintiff Alton Logan’s legal team in a civil rights lawsuit alleging that police misconduct caused Mr. Logan’s wrongful conviction and incarceration for 26 years for a crime he did not commit. Case settled before trial for $10,000,000.
• Grayson v. The City of Aurora et al. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) Litigation counsel for Plaintiff, Jonathan Grayson, who was wrongfully convicted due to police misconduct and spent over eleven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for a crime he did not commit. Case resulted in a multi-million-dollar settlement before trial.
• Rivera v. Lake County, et al. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) Served as a member of Juan Rivera’s legal team, who was wrongfully convicted of a murder he did not commit and spent 20 years in prison due to police misconduct. Case settled before trial for $20,000,000.
• Julian v. Hanna, et al. (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana) Litigation counsel for man wrongfully convicted of arson due to police misconduct. Case settled before trial for $3,000,000.
• Cooper v. City of Elkhart, et al: (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana). Served as litigation counsel in Keith Cooper’s post-conviction efforts to clear his name. In 2017, Mr. Cooper became the first person in Indiana history to receive a Gubernatorial pardon based upon his actual innocence. Currently serve as litigation counsel for Mr. Cooper in his lawsuit against members of the Elkhart Police Department for the violations of his constitutional rights. Case pending.
• Virgil v. City of Newport, et al: (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky). Litigation counsel in state court proceedings that led to Mr. Virgil’s exoneration after 28 years of wrongful incarceration for a crime he did not commit. Serve as litigation counsel for Mr. Virgil in his lawsuit against members of the Newport, Norwood, and Cincinnati Police Departments for the violations of his constitutional rights. Case pending.
• Jackie Wilson v. City of Chicago, et al: (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois). Litigation counsel in post-conviction proceedings resulting in Jackie Wilson’s exoneration after more than 36 years of wrongful incarceration. Successfully obtained a dismissal of charges with prejudice in 2020 at the conclusion of a two-week retrial. Served as litigation counsel in obtaining a Certificate of Innocence for Mr. Wilson on December 18, 2020. In that opinion, the Court found: “While Jackie Wilson extraordinarily deserves and has earned this Certificate of Innocence, others deserve to pay for what they have so unjustly caused both directly and indirectly…Without the extraordinary expertise, trial preparation, and total package of trial and appellate presentations, Jackie Wilson would have died in the Illinois Department of Corrections and buried in an unmarked prison ground.” After, successfully petitioned for the appointment of a Special Prosecutor to investigate and prosecute members of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office for misconduct that contributed to Mr. Wilson’s wrongful conviction.
Serve as litigation counsel for Mr. Wilson in his lawsuit against members of the Chicago Police Department, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, and others for the violations of his constitutional rights.
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