William Carlos Weeden
A Chicago native, William Carlos Weeden is an attorney with a wealth of experience as a litigator, administrator, and an educator. He brings a unique vision and approach to his practice that clients appreciate. His diverse experience in matters of law is complimented by enthusiasm, compassion and strong character. Fiercely committed to civil rights and social justice, Mr. Weeden leads the law practice bearing his name with a clear vision influenced by these principles.
Mr. Weeden attended Howard University School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 1988.
Shortly, after being admitted to the Bar, he went to work for the Cook County (Illinois) State’s Attorney Office, where he prosecuted a variety of felony criminal matters.
He left the Cook County State’s Attorney Office to serve as Assistant Attorney General in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. There he prosecuted felony and misdemeanor criminal matters in the Superior Court of the United States Virgin Islands.
Mr. Weeden returned to the mainland United States to join the staff at the University of Wisconsin Law School as an Assistant Clinical Professor in 1998, In this capacity he was one of several supervising attorneys with the Law School’s in-house criminal defense program providing clinical and classroom instruction to 3rd year law students as well as legal representation to indigent citizens charged with committing state and federal offenses in Wisconsin. While on staff there, he periodically served as a visiting professor at Justus-Liebig Universitat Law School in Giessen, Germany where he lectured in International Comparative Criminal Law.
In 2008, Mr. Weeden returned to Chicago to take a position as Deputy Chief Administrator of the newly formed Independent Police Review Authority, where he as an integral part of the administrative team responsible for the oversight, investigation and disciple, when necessary, of the 13, 500 member Chicago Police Department. He reigned in 2016 to begin private practice.
William Carlos Weeden
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