Dvorak Law Offices In The News

Richard Dvorak Comments as Criminal Appeals Expert on Slow Pace of Illinois Appeals

Jan 24, 2020

Justice delayed: It took two years to overturn his gun conviction. He’s still in prison a year later.

The glacial pace of deciding appeals in Cook County criminal cases means some finish their prison terms, only to win an acquittal after they’re already free.

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Dvorak Law Offices Sues DCFS for Vitamin K Policy

September 24, 2019

Several parents are suing some of the biggest hospitals and medical professionals in Illinois after they were subjected to Illinois Department of Children and Family Services investigations into allegations of potential medical neglect after refusing to get Vitamin K shots for their babies.

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NIU Given Grant to Continue Prisoners' Rights Project, with Richard Dvorak at its Director

September 4, 2019

Northern Illinois University College of Law received at $2,500 grant from the P. Michael Mahoney (Rockford, IL) Chapter of the Federal Bar Association in order to continue its Prisoners’ Rights Project.

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Wrongfully Convicted Man Wins Appeal

May 7, 2019

A man who spent over a decade in prison for a murder conviction that was later vacated may finally get what he believes he was denied all those years ago — a fair trial in front of an Indiana jury.

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Richard Dvorak Comments on Judge's History of Bias in Favoring the Prosecution

September 20, 2018

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Michael McHale, a candidate to retain his seat in November, had improper contacts with prosecutors during a murder trial last year, four defense attorneys allege in filings.

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Dvorak Law Offices Nabs $4.75 Million Verdict on Behalf of Disabled Inmate

November 15, 2017

Michael Borys was in Cook County Jail for barely a day before suffering a skull fracture that led to partial blindness and a traumatic brain injury. He told jail staff about his seizures but was not given proper medication and was placed on a top bunk in his cell, despite a doctor’s order to keep him on a lower bunk.

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Dvorak Law Offices Sues Police Officer Who Beat Mentally Disabled Man

September 12, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges that a longtime Chicago police officer beat a mentally disabled man while off duty last year, sticking his gun in his mouth and filing a false police report to cover up the incident.

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Richard Dvorak Comments as Criminal Defense Expert on former SA Anita Alvarez' Misguided Prosecutions

Sep 16, 2015

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez takes a bare-knuckle approach to crime fighting.

That may be laudable when going after violent criminals, but too often, her critics say, she has used the resources of her office to punish the wrong people and protect the powerful.

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Dvorak Law Offices Sues Police on Behalf of Firefighter

May 21st, 2012

A former Mokena firefighter who was arrested and charged with public intoxication while celebrating his engagement is suing a Frankfort police officer and the village for allegedly costing him his job.

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Criminal Charges Filed Against Cop, with Dvorak Law Offices Representing the Minor Victim

May 18, 2011

A Calumet Park police officer tripped and choked a 16-year-old boy during an arrest last year, then covered it up by falsifying police reports, a Cook County prosecutor said in court today.

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