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

  • John R. Bailen, Bruce Dorn & Assoc, Chicago, Chair
  • Dawn E. Bode, Glenview, Chair
  • John E. Brennock, Spain, Spain & Varnet P.C., Chicago, 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
  • Steve G. Daday, Klein Daday Aretos & O'Donoghue LLC, Rolling Meadows, Member
  • John W. Damisch, Damisch & Damisch Ltd, Chicago, Member
  • Jessica R. Durkin, City of Chicago-Law Department, Chicago, Member
  • Aja Marie Favors, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Evergreen Park, Member
  • Robert Don Fink, Collison Law Offices, Chicago, 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
  • Richard C. Gleason, II, O'Mara Gleason & O'Callaghan, Chicago, Member
  • Terrence J. Griffin, Chicago, Member
  • Michael R. Hartigan, Hartigan & O'Connor, Chicago, Member
  • Jason B. Hirsh, Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC, 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, M.R. Huff, Attorney at Law, Chicago, Member
  • Antonios Kalogerakos, Injury Lawyers of Illinois, Chicago, Member
  • Robert D. Kreisman, Kreisman Law Offices, Chicago, Member
  • Brian LaCien, Power Rogers & Smith, 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, Burke Warren MacKay & Serritella PC, Chicago, Member
  • Danielle N. Malaty, Kopka Pinkus Dolin PC, Chicago, Member
  • Margaret M. Menzenberger, Illinois Attorney General, Chicago, Member
  • Jorge L. Montes, Montes & Associates, Chicago, Member
  • Nicholas T. Motherway, Motherway & Napleton, Chicago, Member
  • Michael Kirby Muldoon, Muldoon & Muldoon LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Prof. Sheila M. Murphy, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Member
  • Robert T. Oleszkiewicz, Chicago, Member
  • Prof. Damian Ortiz, UIC 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
  • Mallory P. Sanzeri, Knight Nicastro, LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Julia J. Smolka, DiMonte & Lizak LLC, Park Ridge, Member
  • Janette A. Strzalka, Chicago, Member
  • Rhonda A. Stuart, Stuart Law Office, Skokie, Member
  • Kevin T. Veugeler, HealyScanlon Law Firm, Chicago, Member
  • Michael S. Vojta, Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Chicago, Member
  • Lisa K. Wiemken, North Shore Mediations & Family Law LLC, Skokie, Member
  • David K. Wolkowitz, The Wolkowitz Law Office, Skokie, 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
  • Joyce Williams, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison