Areas of Focus
Maggie Filler is an attorney with the MacArthur Justice Center in Chicago, where she focuses her practice on pursuing justice for those wrongly convicted of serious crimes and on strategic litigation on behalf of prisoners who have endured years of extreme solitary confinement in prisons across the country. Ms. Filler previously worked at Prisoners’ Legal Services of Massachusetts, a statewide legal services organization for persons incarcerated in Massachusetts jails, houses of correction and prisons. Her focus at Prisoners’ Legal Services included disability rights, access to medical care, conditions of confinement and legislative reform.
Ms. Filler is a former law clerk to the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable Myron H. Thompson of the Middle District of Alabama. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Stanford Law School. At Stanford, Maggie volunteered with the Prison University Project at San Quentin State Prison, where she organized a first-of-its-kind course on the criminal justice system. She also led know-your-rights classes for young people in juvenile detention.