Garrett is an experienced litigator and trial attorney. He manages the firm's practice and handles cases from start to finish. He represents clients in both civil and criminal matters in courts across the Chicago area and regularly conducts a wide range of negotiations, hearings, trials, and investigations. Garrett has established a winning record in court and works to secure the best possible outcome for clients in every case.
Garrett studied Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis and attended law school at Georgetown in Washington, D.C. During his time in the capital, he clerked at a leading defender office, litigated federal civil rights cases in a student clinic, and served as Senior Editor of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy
. He also co-hosted a national journalism conference, earned top marks in Trial Advocacy, and helped design a social entrepreneurship clinic that has served dozens of local businesses and nonprofits.
After graduating from law school, Garrett conducted policy research. He authored several articles outlining critical reforms to the criminal justice system and innovative new approaches to public policy. As a new attorney at a criminal justice nonprofit, Garrett was part of a criminal defense team focused on cases involving public policy issues and the wrongly accused. He won his first jury trial less than three months into practice and began working as special counsel on some of his team’s most high stakes cases as the youngest attorney on staff. In this role, he argued on behalf of juveniles before the Illinois Prisoner Review Board, defended victims of predatory civil forfeiture, and helped clients avoid permanent convictions in over 90% of criminal cases.
Garrett is licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He built the firm through the Justice Entrepreneurs Project with the mission of providing everyday people a different kind of advocacy. Beyond legal practice, Garrett is passionate about social entrepreneurship, policy and government, globalization, travel, and innovation.Schedule a Consultation