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Tara Thompson


Tara Thompson is a staff attorney at the Exoneration Project and a partner at Loevy & Loevy. She has represented several clients who have been exonerated and freed from prison for crimes they did not commit. Tara graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 2003. She served as the Senior Comment Editor for the University of Chicago Legal Forum. She also participated in the law school’s Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, working for several years in the Police Accountability Project. Following law school, Tara worked as an associate in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office, where she represented clients in a variety of litigation matters, including a significant commitment to pro bono representation. She left Mayer Brown in 2006 to clerk for Judge Elaine Bucklo of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.