Phone: 312.981.0137 or 312.882.3390 | Email Mr. Herman
Mr. Herman graduated from the University of Michigan in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors in English Literature. He then attended DePaul University College of Law, and received a Juris Doctor degree in 2004 with the distinction of Summa Cum Laude. At DePaul Mr. Herman was a member of the Order of the Coif.
At DePaul, Mr. Herman was a member of the Center for Justice in Capital Cases, where he helped represent individuals charged in capital cases at both the State and Federal levels. He assisted in the representation of a death-row inmate in Illinois who was given a historic executive pardon and was released from custody. While in law school Mr. Herman also wrote extensively about the Federal Death Penalty Act in an article entitled, Death Denies Due Process: Evaluating Due Process Challenges to the Federal Death Penalty Act, 53 DePaul L. Rev. 1777 (2004). He also organized a Symposium concerning the Right to Privacy that focused on electronic surveillance and civil liberties, and published an article related to that Symposium entitled, Privacy and Identity: Constructing, Maintaining, and Protecting Personhood, 54 DePaul L. Rev. 657 (2005). During law school, Mr. Herman served as an extern law clerk with the Honorable Milton I. Shadur of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Additionally, he litigated criminal cases with the Cook County Public Defender in the Office's Post-Conviction division and in felony courtrooms.
Mr. Herman served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable James B. Moran in the Northern District of Illinois from 2004 through 2006. As a law clerk for Judge Moran, Mr. Herman assisted with the drafting of numerous judicial opinions on a broad range of civil and criminal matters.
Following his federal judicial clerkship, Mr. Herman joined the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery. At McDermott, Mr. Herman was a member of the Trial and White-Collar Defense practice groups. His practice involved representing both individuals and companies in a broad range of complex civil and criminal matters. Mr. Herman dedicated a substantial portion of his practice to criminal cases, and his accomplishments include obtaining a reversal of a conviction for money laundering in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, where he both briefed and argued the case. Mr. Herman also helped obtain a judgment of acquittal after a federal jury found an individual guilty of making false statements to the U.S. government.
Additionally, Mr. Herman had significant experience in federal sentencing proceedings. Mr. Herman has also represented clients in proceedings involving the Securities Exchange Commission and has helped companies conduct internal investigations prompted by government inquiries in a broad range of matters.
In March 2010, Mr. Herman joined the Cook County Public Defender's Office, where he tried numerous matters as an Assistant Public Defender before both judge and jury until December 2011, when he joined Durkin & Roberts.
Thomas Anthony Durkin
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Joshua G. Herman
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