Jonathan M. Brayman
Jonathan Marshall Brayman is an associate with Breen & Pugh and the son of acclaimed Chicago criminal defense attorney Paul Brayman. His practice focuses on criminal defense, Section 1983 civil rights actions, class actions, and asset forfeiture defense.
Since joining Breen & Pugh, Brayman has helped win numerous acquittals including clients charged with murder, home invasion, armed robbery, sexual assault, kidnapping, bribery, aggravated battery, felony disorderly conduct (false bomb threat, false police report), criminal disposal of hazardous waste, DUI, and various narcotics and weapons offenses. Brayman helped obtain outright acquittals in his first jury trial (February 2011) and in his first murder trial (November 2011). Brayman has also distinguished himself as an appellate lawyer, helping to create favorable precedent recognizing greater protections for citizens from unreasonable searches of their homes. See People v. Juan Rojas, 2013 IL App (1st) 113780, appeal denied, 3 N.E. 3d 800 (Ill. 2014). Brayman currently serves as one of the lead attorneys representing a Chicago man exonerated after serving 20 years of false imprisonment in a Section 1983 wrongful conviction case against the City of Chicago and two former Area 3 CPD Detectives.
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