About Loveleen Ahuja

Attorney Loveleen Ahuja has spent her entire career representing people who are marginalized by society — working to make sure their voices are heard and their rights are protected.  

Loveleen is a highly skilled and seasoned litigator with extensive trial experience. With nearly 18 years at the Cook County Public Defender’s office, she has litigated hundreds of motions, bench trials and jury trials and has an outstanding breadth and depth of legal knowledge. She currently works in the highest division of the Cook County Public Defender’s office exclusively handling high profile and complex litigation cases. 

Loveleen has a reputation of being a tenacious advocate and is well respected in the legal community.  She takes great pride in providing a practical, yet empathetic, approach to her cases – many of which are sensitive in nature and require a great deal of nuance, balance, and compassion. 

Outside of the courtroom, Loveleen is actively engaged in the community with a strong focus on equal justice and safeguarding the rights of vulnerable groups. Loveleen has always made time to volunteer with impactful organizations including St. Leanord’s Ministries, Spark Chicago Mentors, Lawyers in the Classroom, and several other mentorship programs. She regularly participates in new employee training and trial advocacy training within her office as well as in the Office of the State Public Defender. 

Loveleen is involved in several bar associations in both membership and leadership capacities. She is honored to serve on the Foundation Board for the South Asian Bar Association and as Co-Chair of the Mentor/Mentee Committee for the Women’s Bar Association.  She serves on the Committee Against Anti-Semitism and Hate for the Decalogue Society. 

Loveleen sits on the junior board of the Chicago Lighthouse School for the Blind and has been a repeated guest lecturer at the UIC John Marshall Law School.  She has spent considerable time volunteering at various expungement and driver license expos, as well as coaching and judging mock trial competitions for the Chicago area law schools. 

Loveleen is a first-generation daughter of immigrant parents. She was the first in her family to be born in this country and is proud to be the first one to practice law. Her parents have instilled in her the importance of hard work and service to the community.  Loveleen has lived by these values both in and out of the courtroom and will be a Judge our community can be proud of.