Ian P. Fallon is an Associate Attorney at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC where he focuses his practice primarily in police misconduct and excessive force, police chases, prison abuse, sexual abuse, motor vehicle accidents and wrongful death.
Ian began his tenure at Romanucci & Blandin as a Law Clerk in 2018, where he quickly became a part of the team. He served as a law clerk for both Partners Antonio Romanucci and Stephan Blandin.
Since his promotion to associate attorney, Ian has played a key role working with the firm’s civil rights team in representing victims of police misconduct and violence. This work has resulted in several noteworthy settlements including a record breaking $27 million settlement on behalf of the Estate of George Floyd for his death at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department; a $400,000 post-trial settlement in a wrongful death case against the City of Chicago and an individual officer who shot and killed a 35-year-old Black man experiencing a medical emergency; as well as $500,000+ in additional settlements for victims of police misconduct, excessive force and sexual assault cases.
During his time at Romanucci & Blandin, Ian has also had the privilege of serving on litigation teams where a $50 million settlement was secured for the wife of a worker who died following a workplace injury in the Chicago area in 2016, and a $1 million pre-discovery settlement in a motor vehicle collision case where the Plaintiff underwent a surgery.
Prior to attending law school, Ian worked as a community organizer in Omaha, Nebraska with a nonprofit, the Heartland Workers Center. He was involved in carrying out bilingual voter registration drives and leading grassroots legislative advocacy efforts surrounding the expansion of statutory rights for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients under Nebraska law.
Ian graduated with a certificate in Trial Advocacy and recognition for Leadership, Service and Public Interest from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he made the Dean’s List throughout his tenure. He was involved in their Public Interest Law Society and Trial Advocacy department. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Justice and Society at Creighton University, with minors both in Theology and Spanish, while also earning the William Jennings Bryan Speech and Debate Scholarship.
Ian has volunteered with the National Immigrant Justice Center’s U-Visa clinic and completed an externship with the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. During law school, Ian placed third at the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition. He has also volunteered time serving meals at a homeless shelter and provided family care for children whose parents were learning English as a second language.
- March 12, 2021
- June 11, 2021
Education & Certifications
- J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law
- B.A., Creighton University
Awards & Recognition
- American Association for Justice Leonard Weinglass in Defense of Civil Liberties Award, 2021
Legal Activities & Leadership
- American Association for Justice (AAJ)
- Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
- Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association (ITLA)
- National Police Accountability Project – Chicago
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- State of Illinois, 2019
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2019
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2020
In the News
- The Detroit News, October 15, 2021
- October 14, 2021
- WGN Radio Legal Face Off, September 23, 2021
- FOX 32 Chicago, August 23, 2021
- ABC National News
- Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 9, 2020
- Democrat & Chronicle, September 3, 2020
- George Floyd’s family files civil rights lawsuit calling killings by police a ‘public health crisis’CNN, July 16, 2020
- USA Today, July 15, 2020
- NPR Radio, July 15, 2020
- CBS National News, July 15, 2020
- Attorneys for Oscar Herrera post open letter to Attorney General of Michigan calling for investigation into April shooting deathAugust 30, 2021
- July 15, 2021
- American Association for Justice honors the George Floyd Family and Legal Team with Leonard Weinglass in Defense of Civil Liberties Award.July 14, 2021
- June 11, 2021
- June 1, 2021
- May 19, 2021
- George Floyd civil legal team calls verdict in Derek Chauvin criminal trial “painfully earned justice for the Floyd family and community”April 21, 2021
- George Floyd civil lawsuit against City of Minneapolis and police officers settles for $27 million, largest pre-trial civil rights wrongful death settlement in U.S. historyMarch 12, 2021
- July 15, 2020
- June 1, 2020
- Class action lawsuit details numerous civil rights violations at jail in St. Tammany Parish, LouisianaMarch 23, 2020
- November 7, 2019
- October 14, 2021
Romanucci & Blandin, LLC and Pitt McGehee Palmer Bonanni and Rivers together announce the filing of a civil lawsuit for the police shooting death of Oscar Herrera in Hillsdale County, Michigan. Adam Burlew, a Deputy from the Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Department shot and killed Mr. Herrera on April 28. 2021. Initial reports say Deputies were called to Mr. Herrera’s home in Reading Township after complaints about his dog, but when the Deputy arrived both the dog and Herrera were inside his home. The dog later bit the Deputy, who shot and killed the animal. The 32-year-old was upset about the death of his dog, and police say Mr. Herrera confronted the Deputy and was shot and killed at the scene.
- August 23, 2021
Romanucci & Blandin attorneys share with FOX32 News details of the dreadful experience suffered by two former Plainfield Central High School football players who suffered hazing and sexual assault in the team's locker room in October of 2019.