Member Groups

Judicial Evaluations - Outside Cook County

The mission of the Standing Committee on Judicial Evaluations - Outside Cook County is

  • To investigate and evaluate the qualifications of Illinois candidates for nomination to the U.S. District Court and Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • To investigate and evaluate the qualifications of candidates for nomination, election, retention and appointment to the Illinois Supreme Court in all judicial districts, and to the Illinois Appellate Court in the districts outside of Cook County.

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. Consists of a chair, a vice-chair, a secretary and sufficient members to implement its responsibilities in all judicial districts. Lay members are authorized. Five members shall constitute a quorum.

Committee Roster

  • Gregory A. Scott, Scott & Scott, P.C., Springfield, Chair
  • Tara H. Ori, Lake County States Attorney Office, Waukegan, Vice-Chair
  • Terra Costa Howard, Terra Costa Howard Attorney at Law, Glen Ellyn, Secretary
  • Joseph F. Emmerth, IV, Sullivan Taylor & Gumina PC, Naperville, Ex-Officio
  • Geri L. Arrindell, Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard PC, Saint Louis, Member
  • Margaret A. Bennett, Bennett Law Firm LLC, Oak Brook, Member
  • Shane Kyle Blank, Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard PC, Saint Louis, Member
  • Paul R. Bown, Brown Hay & Stephens, Springfield, Member
  • Terrence J. Brady, Libertyville, Member
  • Jack C. Carey, Belleville, Member
  • Christina E. Cullom, Quinn Johnston Henderson Pretorius & Cerulo, Peoria, Member
  • Barbara L. Delanois, Davis and Delanois PC, Danville, Member
  • C. Stephen Ferguson, Mattoon, Member
  • David B. Franks, Franks & Rechenberg PC, Lake in the Hills, Member
  • Ted P. Hammel, Hammel Law Offices PC, Joliet, Member
  • Emily Ann Hansen, Botti Marinaccio Ltd, Oak Brook, Member
  • Brendan P. Harris, Harris Law Center, Springfield, Member
  • Thomas E. Howard, Howard & Howard, Peoria, Member
  • John A. Hudspeth, Jr., Carlyle, Member
  • Stephen D. Iden, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Springfield, Member
  • John K. Kim, State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins Co, Bloomington, Member
  • John B. Kincaid, Mirabella Kincaid Frederick & Mirabella PC, Wheaton, Member
  • Kenneth Karl Kugelberg, Jr., Oswego, Member
  • Donald A. LoBue, Law Offices of Donald A LoBue, Springfield, Member
  • George F. Mahoney, Mahoney Silverman & Cross LLC, Joliet, Member
  • Claire A. Manning, Brown Hay & Stephens LLP, Springfield, Member
  • J. Dennis Marek, Marek Meyer & Coghlan Ltd, Kankakee, Member
  • Joseph H. McMahon, Kane County State's Attorney's Office, St Charles, Member
  • Eric J. Neumann, Law Office of Eric Neumann, Goreville, Member
  • Douglas B. Olivero, Louis E. Olivero & Assoc., Peru, Member
  • John J. Rekowski, Madison County Public Defender, Edwardsville, Member
  • Chuck E. Roberts, Jr., Roberts PC, Wheaton, Member
  • Richard A. Russo, Davis & Campbell LLC, Peoria, Member
  • Anne M. Shaw, Abramson Coghlan & Komsthoeft, Chicago, Member
  • Donald P. Shriver, Shriver, O'Neill, & Thompson, Rockford, Member
  • Alan L. Sternberg, Bloomington, Member
  • Kyle H. Stevens, Kurowski Shultz LLC, Swansea, Member
  • Karen A. Tobin, SmithAmundsen LLC, Woodstock, Member
  • Shira D. Truitt, The Truitt Law Firm LLC, Belleville, Member
  • Elizabeth Felt Wakeman, Botto Gilbert Lancaster PC, Crystal Lake, Member
  • Andrew G. Whitfield, Kane County State's Attorneys Office, St. Charles, Member
  • Angelica W. Wawrzynek, Tapella & Eberspacher LLC, Mattoon, Board Liaison
  • Bailey E. Cunningham, Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield, Staff Liaison
  • Jamie Reynolds, Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield, Staff Liaison