Garrett is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer. As the firm’s founder and managing attorney, he navigates clients through a myriad of criminal and civil proceedings. He conducts a wide range of trials, hearings, investigations, and negotiations and has established a winning record in court.
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 as a student attorney, 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 and authored several articles analyzing the criminal justice system. As a new attorney at a criminal justice advocacy organization, 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 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 asset 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. Outside of law and advocacy, he is passionate about social entrepreneurship, public policy, globalization, travel, and innovation at scale.Schedule a Consultation