Lauren A. Freeman, Esq.
Freeman Legal Consulting and Expert Witness Services, LLC
Law Enf & Criminal Justice Expert Witness, Police Practices & Procedures Expert Witness
Prosecutorial Misconduct, Police Misconduct, Correctional Officer Misconduct, Excessive Force Case Assessment, Monell Claims, “Code of Silence” Allegations, Civil Rights Violations, Officer-Involved Shootings, In-Custody Deaths, Wrongful Conviction Allegations, Felony Review Assessment
In April 2017, Lauren retired from the Cook County State's Attorney's Office after a distinguished 30-year career during which she handled some of Chicago's highest-profile police and correctional officer misconduct prosecutions. Lauren’s extensive prosecutorial and investigative review experience positions her as an valuable independent consultant for undertaking case assessment, investigative assistance, expert witness work, and litigation support, for plaintiffs, prosecutors, police departments, municipalities, and defendant officers alike.
During her first decade as an A.S.A., Lauren handled appeals, misdemeanors, felony review, preliminary hearings, grand jury investigations/indictments, narcotics prosecutions, sex crimes, child exploitation, and the gamut of felony cases, including first-degree murders. She litigated countless felony motions and trials in some of the busiest courtrooms in the country. The final 12 years of her career, she was assigned to the Special Prosecut...