Loyola University Chicago

School of Law


Loyola's National Security and Civil Rights Program faculty offer a rich diversity of perspective and experience. Thomas A. Durkin is a well-known trial lawyer specializing in the defense of complex federal criminal cases, with a special emphasis on the defense of prosecutions involving national security, domestic terrorism, and civil rights related matters.  John C. Dehn is a former Army lawyer with diverse practice experience, including the prosecution of detainee abuse. Joseph M. Ferguson is Chicago’s Inspector General following 15 years with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, where among other things he served as the Chief of the USAO’s Money Laundering and Forfeiture Section and as Deputy Chief of Financial Crimes & Special Prosecutions and Terrorist Financing Coordinator (full bio here).

John Dehn

Thomas A. Durkin

Joseph Ferguson