Judicial Evaluations - Cook County

The goal of the Standing Committee on Judicial Evaluations – Cook County is to evaluate the qualifications of candidates for judicial office, and to report the committee’s conclusions to the electorate, whether it be voters in the primary and general elections, circuit judges who elect associate judges, or the justices of the Supreme Court of Illinois who make appointments to fill vacancies on the bench.

No committee member who serves on a campaign committee, or is actively involved in fund raising for any candidate under review, may participate in the investigation or evaluation of any candidate for the same judicial office.

This committee consists of two co-chairs, a secretary, an appeal subcommittee and sufficient members to implement its responsibilities in Cook County. Fifteen members shall constitute a quorum.

This committee is authorized to speak for the Association; its findings are not subject to review or approval by the Board of Governors.

Committee Roster

  • Kevin H. Saville, Law Office of Kevin H Saville PC, Chicago, Co-Chair
  • Janette A. Strzalka, Chicago, Co-Chair
  • Kimberly J. Anderson, Anderson & Boback, Chicago, Member
  • John R. Bailen, Bruce Dorn & Assoc, Chicago, Member
  • Dawn E. Bode, Glenview, Member
  • Devon C. Bruce, Chicago, Member
  • Mary Ann Connelly, Law Offices of Terrence Kennedy Jr, Chicago, Member
  • Sandra Crawford, Law Crawford PC, Chicago, Member
  • John W. Damisch, Damisch & Damisch Ltd, Chicago, Member
  • Mark W. Damisch, Chicago, Member
  • Hon. Fred L. Foreman, Freeborn & Peters LLP, Chicago, Member
  • Gail T. Friedman, Friedman & Friedman Ltd, Chicago, Member
  • Richard C. Gleason, Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona, Chicago, Member
  • Gerald G. Goldberg, Goldberg Law Group LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Michael R. Hartigan, Hartigan & O'Connor, Chicago, Member
  • Susan K. Horn, Chicago, Member
  • Amanda D. Howland, Amanda Howland MA MS JD, Lake Zurich, Member
  • David P. Huber, Healy Scanlon, Chicago, Member
  • David M. Hundley, Hundley Law Group, Chicago, Member
  • Matthew T. Jenkins, Corboy & DeMetrio PC, Chicago, Member
  • Rowschaun Jones, Chicago, Member
  • Thomas M. Keating, Hodes Keating & Pilon, Chicago, Member
  • Stephen G. Kehoe, Chicago, Member
  • Robert D. Kreisman, Kreisman Law Offices, Chicago, Member
  • Brian LaCien, Power Rogers & Smith, Chicago, Member
  • Justin L. Leinenweber, Leinenweber Baroni & Daffada LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Kevin C. Lichtenberg, Monahan Law Group LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Robert A. Loeb, Law Offices of Robert A Loeb, Chicago, Member
  • Karen K. Mack, Deutsch Levy & Engel Chtd, Chicago, Member
  • Peter A. Monahan, Glencoe, Member
  • Nicholas T. Motherway, Motherway & Napleton, Chicago, Member
  • Brian Murphy, Hofeld and Schaffner, Chicago, Member
  • Gerald W. Napleton, Ridge & Downes, Chicago, Member
  • Meghan N. O’Brien, Northwest Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Arlington Heights, Member
  • Robert T. Oleszkiewicz, Chicago, Member
  • Prof. Damian Ortiz, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Member
  • Arlette G. Porter, Law Office of Arlette G Porter, Chicago, Member
  • Regina L. Rathnau, The Law Office of Regina L Rathnau LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Patrick A. Salvi, II, Salvi Schostok & Pritchard PC, Chicago, Member
  • Hon. Shelvin Singer, Northbrook, Member
  • John J. Walsh, III, Pretzel & Stouffer Chtd, Chicago, Member
  • Tanya Witt, The Witt Law Firm PC, Palm Beach, Member
  • John A. Zrnich, The Zrnich Law Group PC, Wilmette, Member
  • Albert E. Durkin, Miroballi Durkin & Rudin, Chicago, Board Liaison
  • Robert E. Craghead, Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield, Staff Liaison
  • Joyce Williams, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison