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Jeff Haas

Jeff Haas is a founding partner of the People’s Law Office (PLO) in Chicago. He was, together with Flint Taylor, a lead lawyer in the landmark Fred Hampton and Mark Clark civil rights case, and was one of the main lawyers for the 17 Pontiac Brothers, wrongfully charged but acquitted in the capital murder trial for the Pontiac Prison Rebellion in 1978. Jeff also worked with other PLO lawyers representing the victims of Chicago Police Department torturer Jon Burge. Most recently, Jeff provided legal support and represented Water Protectors at Standing Rock. He is a board member of the Water Protector Legal Collective as well as of the Adalah Justice Project. Jeff is the author of The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther.