When Savrinn graduated with honors from Columbia Law School, all the prestigious Manhattan law offices offered him lucrative positions within their firms. But he turned them all down, opting to return home to Chicago and do pro bono work on behalf of the wrongfully convicted.
This career move surprised some of Savrinn's classmates, but not his close friends and family. When Savrinn was three years old, his father was convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Seeing firsthand the devastation that a wrongful conviction can bring, Savrinn pledged to do everything within his power to make sure no one else would suffer a similar fate.
In his eleven years at Project Justice, Savrinn has successfully exonerated thirteen clients who were facing a combined three hundred years in prison, five of whom were on death row.
But just recently he achieved his most personal legal victory when his father was finally exonerated and released.