Matthew Owens

Matthew Owens has been involved with JCUA since arriving in Chicago in 2016 and has been particularly active in JCUA’s work on police accountability. Justice is at the center of Matt’s religious practice, and he identifies strongly with the notion that Judaism calls on all of us to act on core Jewish values of humanity and fairness. He joined Miner, Barnhill & Galland in 2016 and has represented plaintiffs in civil rights, consumer protection, wage and hour, and environmental justice cases. Matt is a graduate of Stanford Law School. During law school, he worked at a pro bono legal clinic, where he defended tenants from unlawful evictions and recovered unpaid wages for workers, including a class action to compensate more than 2,400 janitors for minimum wage violations.