Press Conference: Civil lawsuit filed on behalf of exonerated inmate Herman Williams
Romanucci & Blandin and Hart McLaughlin & Eldridge together announced the filing of a civil lawsuit on behalf of Herman Williams detailing his wrongful conviction for the 1993 murder of his former wife in Lake County, Illinois.
Herman’s wrongful conviction was the result of a fabricated confession, manufactured and concealed evidence, and false testimony by law enforcement, public servants who had abandoned their professional and ethical obligations to falsely acquire this conviction to advance their careers. Herman spent nearly 29 years incarcerated and proved his innocence in 2022 through forensic re-examination and new DNA testing, as well as a demonstration of serial misconduct by law enforcement officials involved in his case.
Romanucci & Blandin Founding Partner Antonio M. Romanucci and Partner Bryce T. Hensley together with Hart McLaughlin & Eldridge Founding Partners Brian Eldridge and Steven Hart, and Partners Carter Grant and John Marrese represent the plaintiff.
The lawsuit was filed on August 23, 2023, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.