​​   HELP ME PLEASE   I AM INNOCENT 

​​​​​​Email: freematthew1999@yahoo.com

Phone: (847) 957-8050

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​​​​​​​​Attorney's involved with Matthew's Case


Lauren Kaeseberg- The Legal Director of the Chicago office of the Illinois Innocence Project.

  • ​Lauren is Matthew's current Lead Attorney who has a proven record of working tirelessly to free the innocent.
  • ​Lauren is the Legal Director of the Chicago office of the Illinois Innocence Project and represents clients in DNA and non-DNA actual innocence cases.  Lauren received her B.A., cum laude, from DePaul University in Secondary Education and after teaching high school in Chicago, Lauren attended Cardozo School of Law in New York City where she was in the inaugural class of Public Service Scholars.  In law school, Lauren participated in the Innocence Project clinic program for over two years as a clinic student, an intern and a Teaching Assistant. After graduating from law school, Lauren moved back to Chicago and began working as a private criminal defense attorney in Lake County, Illinois.  She then joined the defense team of Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, who she represented at both federal trials and on appeal. Lauren has extensive experience in trial level, post-conviction and appellate cases. Lauren is a frequent presenter on issues surrounding wrongful convictions.


​Tara ThompsonPartner at the civil rights law firm Loevy & Loevy.

  • Tara is Matthew's current Attorney who also has a proven record of working tirelessly to free the innocent.
  • Tara Thompson is a partner at the civil rights law firm Loevy & Loevy. Tara graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 2003. Following law school, Tara worked as an associate in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office, leaving in 2006 to clerk for Judge Elaine Bucklo of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. After completing her clerkship, she joined Loevy & Loevy in 2007 where she became a founding member of the Exoneration Project.