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The settlement in the Laquan McDonald case brought a microscope of national and international attention to the shooting itself as well as the City of Chicago’s Code of Silence in trying to cover up misconduct in police shootings. The United States Department of Justice initiated a federal investigation into the facts and circumstances of the shooting as well as a policy and practice review of the entire Chicago Police Department. Officer Van Dyke was ultimately convicted of second Degree Murder and 16 counts of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.

Mr. Neslund is featured in the new Showtime Documentary film "16 SHOTS", premiering on June 14, 2019. This feature examines the 2014 shooting of 17-year old Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke and the cover-up that ensued. Academy Award nominated director Richard Rowley dissects the cover up which led to the unprecedented conviction that fractured the political landscape of Chicago.

Mr. Neslund in featured in the
Showtime Documentary "16 SHOTS"

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Why Choose Jeffrey J. Neslund



A veteran trial attorney fighting for justice in state and federal courtrooms for over over 25 years



A passionate advocate committed and focused on the preparation necessary to maximize the success in your case.



Nationally recognized for exceptional results in both settlements and verdicts in police brutality and wrongful death cases.

In The News


A Chicago City Council Committee Has Voted In Favor of a $5 Million Settlement in a 2019 Police Shooting.

Michael Elam Jr., 17, was shot and killed while running away from a traffic stop and car crash. His mother — Alice Martin — filed a lawsuit against the city and the officer involved.


Federal Jury Awards $1.17M to Man Wrongfully Charged with Double Homicide

A federal jury awarded $1.17 million to a man who was falsely charged with double homicide in Chicago in 2012 and spent almost two years in jail. Ramiro Bahena was released from Cook County Jail in 2014 after finding that the only eyewitness was legally blind and had been pressured into identifying him as the shooter.


Chicago Attorneys Get $1.85M For Family Of Man Killed In Portage Police Shooting

A pair of Chicago attorneys secured a $1.85 million settlement for the family of an unarmed Black man shot by police during a 2017 traffic stop. Settlement funds were distributed April 13, according to Plaintiff's attorneys.


CPD Discipline Process Under Microscope as Chicago Cops Face Misconduct complaints

The Chicago Police Department's discipline process is under the microscope. So is the review process of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, and so is the police union's defense of the sometimes defenseless.


Family of 17-year-old allegedly shot in head, killed by officer sues city

The mother of a teenager who was allegedly killed by a Chicago police officer in February filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the City of Chicago.


Audio Missing on Dashcam Video of Teen Shot 16 Times by Chicago Cop: Attorneys

Video captured by an in-camera squad car on the night a Chicago Police officer shot and killed 17-year-old LaQuan McDonald does not contain audio, according to attorneys for the McDonald family, who have viewed the tape.


Chicago Loses Suit Over 2014 New Year’s Eve Shooting--Another $4.75M Judgment

A Cook County jury has awarded a South Side family $4.75 million, in connection with a 2014 New Year’s Eve shooting where an officer was accused of blindly firing into the rear of a 105th Street home. Kierra Williamson and two brothers, Michael and Princeton, were shot by a Chicago police officer responding to a report of shots fired by New Year’s revelers. Michael Williamson was in the Navy and home on leave at the time.

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