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Senior Attorney Sarah M. Raisch joins Romanucci & Blandin’s highly regarded Civil Rights team

December 9, 2022

CHICAGO (December 9, 2022) – Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, a national personal injury firm primarily based in Chicago, announces Senior Attorney Sarah M. Raisch has joined the firm as part of the firm’s highly regarded Civil Rights team. Her background in criminal defense has given her expertise in seeking justice for individuals affected by various parts of the criminal justice system, especially concerning police misconduct. In addition to handling civil rights cases, Raisch is a member of the firm’s Mass Torts & Class Action team.

Before Romanucci & Blandin, she spent a decade with the Office of the Lake County Public Defender, building up a meaningful trial experience, defending clients facing charges for misdemeanors, DUIs, and felonies of all kinds. She engaged in pretrial and trial litigation to challenge the veracity of the prosecution’s case by defending her clients’ civil rights and challenging motions including: warrants; unlawful search and seizures, arrests or dog sniff cases under the Fourth Amendment; unlawfully obtained or coerced confessions under the Fifth Amendment; and denials of the right to counsel under the Sixth Amendment. Sarah sought the best possible result for her clients facing significant challenges from socio-economic or other circumstances with limited or no resources due to systemic discrimination.

Prior to her time as a public defender, Sarah represented adult and juvenile clients at trial and appellate levels in felony, misdemeanor, and traffic matters at Richards & Hall (now Richards & Dimmer) in Racine, WI, as an Associate Attorney.

Sarah earned her JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she was a student attorney on the Wisconsin Innocence Project, vice president of the Moot Court Executive Board and Secretary of the Student Bar Association. She also served as a judicial clerk for Dane County Circuit Court Judge William Hanrahan, and as a law clerk for the Hennepin County Public Defender's Office. Sarah also earned a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

“Romanucci & Blandin is pleased to have Sarah Raisch join the team, and we are confident her experience will add value to our cases and our clients’ experiences. We are proud of our work in Civil Rights and in large-scale cases including mass shootings, and continuing to add resources to these teams reflects the growth trajectory of the firm,” said Romanucci & Blandin Managing and Senior Partner Hon. Gina A. DeBoni.

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 About Romanucci & Blandin, LLC

Romanucci & Blandin is a Chicago-based national trial practice committed to fighting for victims of negligence, abuse and wrongful death. Founded in 1998, we have decades of history securing verdicts and settlements for our clients - many for millions of dollars and others record-setting awards.  Our expertise ranges from medical malpractice and sexual abuse cases involving individual or institutional negligence to civil rights, police misconduct and workers compensation, making Romanucci & Blandin a valuable legal resource to individuals and groups of people who have been injured by others’ wrongdoing. Referring attorneys and clients say several factors differentiate our firm: Our record of success, depth of experience, talented and dedicated legal team, tireless preparation and strategic use of communications to fight for the rights of those whose lives have been changed forever. We are different from other personal injury firms in that our work does not stop when a verdict or settlement is secured. We are often inspired by our clients’ experiences and commit resources to create change in our communities. For more information about Romanucci & Blandin, please visit or call (312) 458-1000.

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