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, Highland Park, Member
  • Kelly Thames Bennett, Greenberg & Sinkovits, Chicago, Member
  • Dawn E. Bode, Glenview, Member
  • John E. Brennock, Diaz Anselmo & Assoc., LLC, Naperville, Member
  • John M. Coleman, Jr., Hennessy & Roach, Chicago, Member
  • Khara A. Coleman, Office of the Cook County Sheriff, Oak Park, Member
  • John W. Damisch, Damisch & Damisch Ltd, Chicago, Member
  • Sivonnia L. DeBarros, The SL DeBarros Law Firm LLC, Woodstock, Member
  • Jessica R. Durkin, Cue Health Inc, Chicago, Member
  • Ann Marie Erickson, Law Bulletin Media, Chicago, Member
  • Robert Don Fink, Collison Law Offices, Naperville, Member
  • Michael S. Fiorentino, Fiorentino Law Offices, Chicago, Member
  • Marissa Marszalek Grossi, Yvonne M Kaminski & 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
  • Kevin C. Lichtenberg, HeflerLichtenberg, Chicago, Member
  • Robert A. Loeb, Law Offices of Robert A Loeb, Chicago, Member
  • Jorge L. Montes, Montes & Associates, Chicago, Member
  • Nicholas T. Motherway, Clifford Law Offices, Chicago, Member
  • Michael Kirby Muldoon, Muldoon & Muldoon LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Robert T. Oleszkiewicz, Chicago, Member
  • Prof. J. 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
  • Julia J. Smolka, Robbins DiMonte Ltd, Park Ridge, Member
  • Janette A. Strzalka, Chicago, Member
  • Michael S. Vojta, Western Springs, Member
  • Julianna Bogumila Walo, Kelley Kronenberg, Chicago, Member
  • Tanya Witt, The Witt Law Firm PC, Chicago, Member
  • John C. Wroblewski, Jakubs Wigoda LLP, Chicago, Member
  • Michael J. Zink, Starr Bejgiert Zink & Rowells, Chicago, Member
  • John A. Zrnich, The Zrnich Law Group PC, Wilmette, Member
  • Sarah E. Toney, The Toney Law Firm LLC, Chicago, Board Liaison
  • Krista L. Appenzeller, Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield, Staff Liaison
  • Joyce Williams, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison