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Andrew Bashi is the founder of the Law Office of Andrew Bashi, a Chicago based law firm focused on aggressively investigating and arguing each case. From traffic violations to felonies, we ensure our clients have the best chance possible to prevail and maintain their freedom. Andrew’s legal skills are complimented by his history as a dynamic organizer, independent columnist, and speaker.


Prior to founding Bashi Law, Andrew was a staff member at Defending Dissent Foundation (DDF), a D.C. based organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the right to dissent. He worked as a Public Interest Legal Fellow at the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights where he acted as the organization’s interim director. He spent time as a law clerk at the Chicago civil rights firm, People’s Law Office (PLO) where he worked hands-on with cases of police brutality, confessions obtained through torture, and wrongful convictions. In 2011, he became an Ella Baker Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in New York. At CCR, Andrew broadened his experiences with government misconduct cases, focusing on protecting the First Amendment rights of activists through a constitutional challenge to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (Blum v. Holder) and legal research on the use of drones to kill individuals abroad. He received his Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law where he served as research assistant to constitutional law scholar, John Nowak.


In 2011, Andrew was the recipient of the C.B. King Award for Student Leadership, granted yearly to one student nationwide that has worked diligently to advance the cause of the National Lawyers Guild. He currently serves on the board of directors for the organization’s Chicago chapter. He is also recipient of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee’s Patriot Award.


Languages spoken: Arabic, English

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Practice areas

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Appeals: 30%
  3. Constitutional: 10%
  4. Civil Rights: 10%



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  • Morgan Benfield

    I endorse this lawyer. Andrew is very talented and passionate.


    Morgan Benfield DUI and DWI Attorney
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    Andrew Bashi is a fantastic lawyer. I regularly consult with him on criminal matters and recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney.


    Samir Hanna Administrative law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

53 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1650
Chicago, IL, 60604


ILVoluntarily Inactive201205/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Patriot AwardBill of Rights Defense CommitteeN/A
C. B. King AwardNational Lawyers GuildN/A
Public Service AwardLoyola University Chicago School of LawN/A
Leadership AwardLoyola University Chicago School of LawN/A
International Law and Practice FellowLoyola University Chicago School of LawN/A
Public Interest Law FellowLoyola University Chicago School of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Andrew Bashi2013 - Present
Associate DirectorDefending Dissent Foundation2012 - 2013
Research AssistantJohn Nowak, Constitutional Law Scholar2011 - 2012
Ella Baker FellowCenter For Constitutional Rights2011 - 2011
Law ClerkPeople's Law Office2010 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Lawyers GuildBoard MemberN/A
American Constitution Society for Law and PolicyN/AN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Illinois Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Cook County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of RightsBoard MemberN/A
Animal Legal Defense FundN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Oakland UniversityGovernment and International AffairsBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Norman Amaker Public Interest Law RetreatPublic Interest Practice in a New MarketN/A
NIU College of Law Law Review SymposiumEavesdropping and Wiretapping in IllinoisN/A
Invasion! Racial Profiling, Counter-Stereotyping and the MediaRacial ProfilingN/A
Infiltration, Entrapment, and the NATO 5Policing DissentN/A