Get in Touch

The Exoneration Project does not accept walk-in appointments. Please also be aware that we have not agreed to represent you until you have signed a retainer agreement with the Project. The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the Project or any of its attorneys or staff does not establish an attorney-client relationship.


The Exoneration Project reviews cases of innocence for people who have gone to trial and were found guilty of crimes they did not commit. We consider post-conviction cases across the nation for individuals wrongfully convicted of different types of crimes and with different sentence lengths, including cases where a defendant has served their complete sentence. We do not consider cases of self-defense.

You may apply via our online application below or you may request an application by e-mailing, or calling (312) 789-4955 ext. 2 and leaving your preferred mailing address.

Please note that contacting the Exoneration Project and submitting an application does not constitute legal representation by our organization. The Exoneration Project does not agree to represent any applicants until an attorney has contacted the applicant and set up a formal retainer agreement.


Conditions for Representation

The Exoneration Project considers cases that meet the following guidelines:

  • Claim of Innocence: The defendant must be innocent of the crime.
  • Case Status: The defendant’s trial must be completed and resulted in a conviction.
  • Location: The defendant’s case must be within the United States.
  • Sentence: The Exoneration Project does not have a minimum sentence requirement and reviews case with any sentence length, including cases where the defendant has served their complete sentence.

Submit Case

  • Mail

    Submit your case by mailing in our application (and only our application) to:

    The Exoneration Project
    c/o Intake Department
    311 North Aberdeen Street
    Third Floor, Suite E
    Chicago, IL 60607
  • Phone

    Leave a detailed message with our Intake Department at (312) 789-4955 (ext. 2).

  • Online

    Submit your case online here.