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ISBA Past President Vincent Cornelius Sworn in as Will County Circuit Court Judge

Joliet attorney Vincent F. Cornelius was sworn in today as circuit judge for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court of Will County. 

The ceremony took place in the Joliet City Council Chamber, 150 W. Jefferson St., in Joliet. 

Cornelius is the founder and principal attorney of the Law Offices of Vincent F. Cornelius in Joliet and Wheaton. He has tried hundreds of cases during his career as a prosecutor, criminal defense attorney, and civil litigator.

He is a past president of the Illinois State Bar Association, being both the first African American and first Will County attorney to hold the position. He has also served on governor’s commissions, Illinois Supreme Court commissions, legislation committees, and university boards.

Cornelius received his bachelor’s in business administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet and his Juris Doctor from Northern Illinois University. Cornelius is a native of Joliet and resident of Will County for nearly 40 years. 

Posted on December 3, 2018 by Rhys Saunders
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Member Comments (4)

Congratulations to the Honorable Vince Cornelius!  Welcome to the judicial family!

Congratulations to Vince on becoming a fll Circuit Court Judge in his home county....Best wishes and good  opinions with no revwersalls....

Congratulations and welcome to the judicial family

A wonderful friend and great attorney and now ascending as he deserves!