Resume of Loveleen Ahuja

Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender, Chicago, IL

  • Attorney, November 2005 – present

Assistant Public Defender assigned to the HomicideTask Force Unit representing indigent defendants charged with murder. I have litigated hundreds of juries, bench trials and motions. In my career, I have handled a range of cases including, but not limited to, civil child protection matters, armed robberies, criminal sexual assault offenses, armed habitual criminal cases, domestic violence, and a multitude of drug offenses. I interview clients, potential witnesses, and victims in preparation for trials and motions; conduct crime scene investigations, and draft pre and post-trial motions on criminal matters.

Homicide Task Force Attorney; November 2019 – present

Felony Trial Division; May 2012 – November 2019

Domestic Violence Division; April 2010 – May 2012
First Municipal Division; October 2008 – April 2010

Child Protection Division; January 2006 – October 2008


California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA, J.D.; May 2005
St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; May 2002

Professional Organizations

The Decalogue Society

  • Committee Against Anti-Semitism & Hate

South Asian bar Association Chicago

  • Foundation Board of Directors

Asian American Bar Association

Asian American Coalition of Chicago

  • Lunar Banquet co-chair

Women’s Bar Association

  • Mentor/Mentee Cmte. Co-chair

Volunteer Work

Women Everywhere

  • Education Day Committee

The Chicago Lighthouse

  • Junior Board

Diversity Scholarship Foundation, Mentor

Lawyers in the Classroom

Spark Chicago Program

St. Leonard’s Ministries

OSAD Trial Advocacy Training; Trial Coach