Ronald S. Safer
Ronald S. Safer concentrates in white collar criminal defense and also participates in our firm's civil litigation practice.
Mr. Safer, working with Northwestern University's Center on Wrongful Convictions, obtained a not guilty verdict for the firm's client, Julie Rea Harper. This trial involved the defense of a mother being retried for the murder of her son, even though a convicted felon in another state had confessed to the crime. Mr. Safer and his litigation team successfully discredited the prosecution's case, and her acquittal highlighted the need to reform the special prosecutor system in Illinois. ABC-TV's20/20 broadcast a feature story on this case, spotlighting Mr. Safer, in March 2007.
Mr. Safer has lectured for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on various subjects including the use of RICO, complex financial frauds, and numerous areas of trial practice.
Mr. Safer continues to lecture for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) concerning complex investigations.