Josh Tepfer featured on WGN9 – Chicago lawyer stands out for ability to overturn wrongful convictions

Check out this great story by WGN9’s Ray Cortopassi featuring EP attorney Josh Tepfer and two of his clients, Terrill Swift and Francisco Benitez! Mr. Swift was the first client who Josh exonerated back in 2012 with Northwestern Law School’s Center on Wrongful Convictions. Mr. Benitez is the client he’s most recently exonerated, in September of…

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Richard Kwil Becomes 40th Guevara Exoneree

On April 13, our client Richard Kwil had his homicide conviction vacated. Mr. Kwil was framed by corrupt Chicago Police Det. Guevara and spent more than 24 years wrongfully imprisoned. He is the 40th victim of Det. Guevara’s corruption to have a homicide conviction vacated. Mr. Kwil’s co-defendant, and our client, David Gecht was released…

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BREAKING: Former Cook County Prosecutors Criminally Charged in Wrongful Conviction Case

Yesterday, former Cook County Assistant State’s Attorneys Nick Trutenko and Andrew Horvat were charged for prosecutorial misconduct in our client Jackie Wilson’s case. This is the first time Cook County prosecutors have been criminally indicted in a wrongful conviction case. These charges are groundbreaking and redefine the scope of justice we can pursue for our…

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Convictions Overturned for EP Client George Anderson, New Trials Ordered

In 1991, our client George Anderson was forced to confess to two unrelated murders, first by corrupt CPD cops Kill, Boudreau, and Halloran and then by corrupt CPD cops O’Brien and Stehlik. Decades ago, his allegations might have seemed too extreme to be true, but now we know them as classic allegations of torture. The…

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Josh Tepfer Feature in Buzzfeed

We are honored to work with and learn from Josh Tepfer, one of the attorneys here at the Exoneration Project. He has pioneered several Chicago mass exonerations and freed over 200 people. Check out this beautiful article capturing his work and its impact on our clients: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/…/josh-tepfer-mass…

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The Wrong Answer to Solving Youth Crime in School

Josh Tepfer, EP Attorney November 3rd, 2022 I live in Oak Park, which prides itself on being a progressive village just west of the City limits. Our Village is in discussions to up the police presence at both our public high school and the elementary schools by reviving an intergovernmental agreement (IGA). Amongst other things,…

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Fathers and Kids

Josh Tepfer, EP Attorney October 17th, 2022 On Thursday afternoon I watched my 14-year-old daughter’s final Freshman year tennis match. Up until this year’s tennis team, my daughter had never been a serious athlete. But in the beginning of this calendar year she decided she wanted to be on the high school tennis team and…

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