Brian Orozco is a proud Mexican American Civil Rights Attorney with over eight years of experience.
Since graduating in 2012 from DePaul University College of Law, Brian’s focused his career on aggressively fighting for the rights of the most marginalized by litigating Police Brutality and Prisoner Rights cases. Brian has represented victims of Police Brutality for wrongful death, deadly police shootings, beatings, false arrests, malicious prosecutions, illegal searches, and suspicious detentions. Brian has litigated Police Brutality cases across multiple states (Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin) and forums (State and Federal Court). While fighting for Prisoner Rights, Brian has litigated cases involving wrongful death, excessive force, failure to protect, failure to intervene, cruel and unusual punishment, and deliberate indifference to medical care. Brian’s incarcerated clients, in both jails and prisons, have been represented in all three Federal District Courts of Illinois, which encompass every Maximum-Security Facility and Division in the state. Through his fight for the rights of the imprisoned, Brian has entered ALL twenty-fie (25) state prisons in Illinois.
Advocacy is at the forefront of everything Brian does; his passion follows him outside of the courtroom and into his community. Brian’s passion for civil rights started when he began running a non-profit Books for Prisoner’s Program for several years in San Diego. This started the first of many conversations for Brian with prisoners regarding their conditions of confinement. Learning of the devastating effects of mass incarceration ignited a spark in Brian that he took with him to law school. Currently, he volunteers with multiple nonprofits dedicated to addressing the harms of mass incarceration and police misconduct. Primarily, Brian volunteers with the United Voices for Prisoners, centered around eradicating the use of solitary confinement in Illinois. Brian has advocated at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield for the passage of laws addressing the overuse of solitary confinement in Illinois.
In practice as well as in life, Brian is focused on the power of relationships. Brian is a zealous advocate, who goes above and beyond for his clients, striving to address all of their needs while working with them collaboratively. Brian is dedicated to listening, processing, and aggressively compensating his clients for the trauma that they experience every day at the hands of law enforcement. His energy and compassion in recognizing the human aspect of the legal process sets him aside from everyone else.
Brian is fluent in Spanish and is involved with both the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois and the National Lawyers Guild.