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

  • Karen K. Mack, Burke Warren MacKay & Serritella PC, Chicago, Co-Chair
  • Kevin T. Veugeler, HealyScanlon Law Firm, Chicago, Co-Chair
  • John R. Bailen, Bruce Farrel Dorn & Assoc, Chicago, Member
  • Dawn E. Bode, Glenview, Member
  • John E. Brennock, Diaz Anselmo Lindberg PA, Naperville, Member
  • Bianca B. Brown, Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Chicago, Member
  • Khara A. Coleman, Office of the Cook County Sheriff, Oak Park, Member
  • John M. Coleman, Jr., Hennessy & Roach, Chicago, Member
  • John W. Damisch, Damisch & Damisch Ltd, Chicago, Member
  • Sivonnia L. DeBarros, The SL DeBarros Law Firm LLC, Woodstock, Member
  • Jessica R. Durkin, City of Chicago-Law Department, Chicago, Member
  • Ann Marie Erickson, Law Bulletin Media, Chicago, Member
  • Aja Marie Favors, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Evergreen Park, Member
  • Robert Don Fink, Collison Law Offices, Naperville, Member
  • Michael S. Fiorentino, Fiorentino Law Offices, Chicago, Member
  • Gail T. Friedman, Friedman & Friedman Ltd, Chicago, Member
  • James J. Gay, James J Gay Law LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Marissa Marszalek Grossi, Bruce Farrel Dorn & Associates, 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, HealyScanlon Law Firm, Chicago, Member
  • Matthew R. Huff, MR Huff Attorney at Law, Chicago, Member
  • Robert D. Kreisman, Kreisman Law Offices, Chicago, Member
  • Brian LaCien, Smith LaCien LLP, Chicago, Member
  • Kevin C. Lichtenberg, Monahan Law Group LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Robert A. Loeb, Law Offices of Robert A Loeb, Chicago, Member
  • Danielle N. Malaty, Kopka Pinkus Dolin PC, Chicago, Member
  • Jorge L. Montes, Montes & Associates, Chicago, Member
  • Nicholas T. Motherway, Motherway & Napleton, Chicago, Member
  • Michael Kirby Muldoon, Muldoon & Muldoon LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Robert T. Oleszkiewicz, Chicago, Member
  • Prof. Damian Ortiz, UIC John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Member
  • Regina L. Rathnau, The Law Office of Regina L Rathnau LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Mallory P. Sanzeri, Knight Nicastro MacKay LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Lauren Teresa Scalzo, Winters Salzetta O'Brien & Richardson, LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Ari J. Scharg, Edelson PC, Chicago, Member
  • Julia J. Smolka, DiMonte & Lizak LLC, Park Ridge, Member
  • Janette A. Strzalka, Chicago, Member
  • Rhonda A. Stuart, Stuart Law Office, Skokie, Member
  • Michael S. Vojta, Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Chicago, Member
  • John C. Wroblewski, Jakubs Wigoda LLP, Chicago, Member
  • Michael J. Zink, Starr Bejgiert Zink & Rowells, Chicago, Member
  • Sarah E. Toney, The Toney Law Firm LLC, Chicago, Board Liaison
  • Joyce Williams, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison