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22 New Cook County Associate Judges Named

The names of 22 new associate judges, selected in a vote of Cook County Circuit Court judges, were announced today by Marcia M. Meis, Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.

Ballots listing the names of 44 finalists, chosen from 225 candidates, were distributed to 249 circuit judges. Ballots were due September 7, 2021.

The Alliance of Bar Associations and the Chicago Bar Association evaluated the candidates. Each candidate was interviewed by an 11 member nominating committee, comprised of Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans of the Cook County Circuit Court and 10 presiding judges. 

Judge Evans certified the 44 finalists to the Administrative Director on August 10, 2021.

In accordance with the 1970 Illinois Constitution, the Administrative Office conducted the election pursuant to the provisions of Illinois Supreme Court Rule 39 which directs that twice as many candidates as vacancies be nominated. Supreme Court Rule 39 provides that the term for all associate judges expires on June 30, 2023. The 22 judges appointed today, as well as those associate judges currently serving, must be reappointed July 1, 2023. Cook County seats 146 associate judges.

The following is a list of the newly selected Cook County associate judges. A brief biography of the 22 associate judges named today is included below.

Maryam Ahmad 
Lloyd James Brooks 
Barbara Lynette Dawkins
James Thomas Derico, Jr.
Sabra Lynne Ebersole 
Carl Lauras Evans, Jr. 
William Nicholas Fahy 
Barbara Nubia Flores 
Mitchell Benjamin Goldberg
Jasmine Villaflor Hernandez
Matthew William Jannusch
Martha-Victoria Jimenez 
Diana Elena Lopez 
Kerrie Elizabeth Maloney
Laytin Thomas A. Morrissey 
James Bryan Novy 
Eric Michael Sauceda 
Theresa Marie Smith Conyers
Ankur Srivastava 
Pamela J. Stratigakis 
Anthony Charles Swanagan
Andreana Ann Turano  

BIOGRAPHIES:

Ahmad (Ret.), Maryam: Resident: Chicago, Illinois. Age: 57. Admitted to the Bar: 11/13/2000. College: Chatham College, BA. Law School: DePaul University College of Law. Current Affiliation: Cook County State's Attorney's Office, 1100 South Hamilton A venue, 6th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60612.

Brooks (Ret.), Lloyd James: Resident: Homewood, Illinois. Age: 50. Admitted to the Bar: 11/4/2000. College: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Law School: Northwestern University School of Law. Current Affiliation: The Brooks Law Firm, 180 North LaSalle Street, Suite 3 700, Chicago, Illinois 60601.

Dawkins, Barbara Lynette: Resident: Homewood, Illinois. Age: 49. Admitted to the Bar: 11/5/1998. College: Northwestern University. Law School: Vanderbilt University. Current Affiliation: Cook County State's Attorney's Office, 16501 South Kedzie Parkway, Markham, Illinois 60428.

Derico, Jr. (Ret.), James Thomas: Resident: Chicago, Illinois. Age: 61. Admitted to the Bar: 11/7/1985. College: University of Notre Dame. Law School: University of Pennsylvania Law School. Current Affiliation: Derico & Associates, P.C., 1155 South State Street, #702, Chicago, Illinois 60605.

Ebersole, Sabra Lynne: Resident: River Forest, Illinois. Age: 54. Admitted to the Bar: 11/4/1993. College: Loyola University Chicago. Law School: DePaul University College of Law. Current Affiliation: Law Office of Sabra Ebersole, 3 5 East Wacker Drive,# 1980, Chicago, Illinois 60601.

Evans, Jr., Carl Lauras: Resident: Tinley Park, Illinois. Age: 55. Admitted to the Bar: 11/3/1993. College: Northern Illinois University. Law School: The John Marshall Law School. Current Affiliation: Law Offices of Carl Evans, Jr., 7220 West 194th Street, Tinley Park, Illinois 60487.

Fahy, William Nicholas: Resident: Chicago, Illinois. Age: 58. Admitted to the Bar: 5/10/1990. College: Northern Illinois University. Law School: The John Marshall Law School. Current Affiliation: Law Office of William N. Fahy, Ltd., 206 South Jefferson, Suite 100, Chicago, Illinois 60661.

Flores, Barbara Nubia: Resident: Chicago, Illinois. Age: 44. Admitted to the Bar: 11/4/2004. College: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Law School: HT/Chicago-Kent College of Law. Current Affiliation: Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, 100 West Randolph Street, 8th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60601.

Goldberg, Mitchell Benjamin: Resident: Chicago, Illinois. Age: 47. Admitted to the Bar: 11/4/1999. College: DePaul University. Law School: DePaul University College of Law. Current Affiliation: Lawrence Kamin, LLC, 300 South Wacker Drive, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60606.

Hernandez, Jasmine Villaflor: Resident: Chicago, Illinois. Age: 41. Admitted to the Bar: 5/1/2008. College: Boston University. Law School: University of Illinois College of Law. Current Affiliation: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, P.O. Box 1427, Hines, Illinois 60141.

Jannusch, Matthew William: Resident: Chicago, Illinois. Age: 46. Admitted to the Bar: 11/8/2001. College: North Central College. Law School: Northern Illinois University College of Law. Current Affiliation: Cook County State's Attorney's Office, 5333 North Western Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60625.

Jimenez, Martha-Victoria: Resident: Chicago, Illinois. Age: 46. Admitted to the Bar: 11/7/2002. College: University of Illinois at Chicago. Law School: University of Illinois College of Law. Current Affiliation: Cook County State's Attorney's Office, 50 West Washington Street, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60602.

Lopez, Diana Elena: Resident: Chicago, Illinois. Age: 46. Admitted to the Bar: 11/7/2001. College: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Law School: Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Current Affiliation: Lopez Law Group, P.C., 105 West Madison Street, Suite 1101, Chicago, Illinois 60602.

Maloney Laytin (Ret.), Kerrie Elizabeth: Resident: Chicago, Illinois. Age: 50. Admitted to the Bar: 5/4/1998. College: New York University. Law School: Columbia University School of Law. Current Affiliation: Illinois Human Rights Commission, 100 West Randolph Street, Suite 5-100, Chicago, Illinois 60601.

Morrissey, Thomas A.: Resident: Riverside, Illinois. Age: 62. Admitted to the Bar: 10/1/1985. College: Marquette University. Law School: DePaul University College of Law. Current Affiliation: Law Offices of Thomas A. Morrissey, 905 West Hillgrove, LaGrange, Illinois 60525.

Novy, James Bryan: Resident: Chicago, Illinois. Age: 51. Admitted to the Bar: 5/7/1997. College: Loyola University Chicago. Law School: Northern Illinois University College of Law. Current Affiliation: Rock Fusco & Connelly, LLC, 321 North Clark Street, Suite 2200, Chicago, Illinois 60654.

Sauceda, Eric Michael: Resident: Bartlett, Illinois. Age: 48. Admitted to the Bar: 5/6/1999. College: DePaul University. Law School: University of Illinois College of Law. Current Affiliation: Cook County State's Attorney's Office, 3150 West Flournoy, Chicago, Illinois 60612.

Smith Conyers, Theresa Marie: Resident: Chicago, Illinois. Age: 49. Admitted to the Bar: 11/4/1999. College: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Law School: University of Illinois College of Law. Current Affiliation: City of Chicago Department of Law, 2 North LaSalle Street, Suite 660, Chicago, Illinois 60602.

Srivastava, Ankur: Resident: Glenview, Illinois. Age: 41. Admitted to the Bar: 11/10/2005. College: Northwestern University. Law School: Yale Law School. Current Affiliation: United States Attorney's Office, 219 South Dearborn Street, 5th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

Stratigakis, Pamela J.: Resident: Chicago, Illinois. Age: 45. Admitted to the Bar: 11/08/2001. College: Loyola University Chicago. Law School: DePaul University College of Law. Current Affiliation: Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard and Smith, LLP, 205 West Randolph St., #1700, Chicago, Illinois 60606. 

Swanagan (Ret.), Anthony Charles: Resident: Floosmoor, Illinois. Age: 61. Admitted to the Bar: 1/8/1987. College: Northwestern University. Law School: University of Chicago Law School. Current Affiliation: Illinois Attorney General's Office , 100 West Randolph Street, 12th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60601.

Turano, Andreana Ann: Resident: Northfield, Illinois. Age: 54. Admitted to the Bar: 11/4/1993. College: University of Chicago. Law School: The John Marshall Law School. Current Affiliation: Cook County State's Attorney's Office, 5600 Old Orchard Road, #263, Skokie, Illinois 60077. 

Posted on September 9, 2021 by Timothy A. Slating

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notice almost all are former government employees who do not exhibit contact with the ordinary everyday working citizens

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