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Vacancy of Evelyn B. Clay

For Cook County Circuit Judge - (Countywide)

Democratic Candidate:

- Kathaleen Theresa Lanahan
     - Present Duties: Attorney with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office
     - Website: http://www.lanahanforjudge.com/ & Facebook
     - Rated at "Qualified" by the Chicago Council of Lawyers
     - Rated at "Recommended" by the Cook County Bar Association
     - Response to the Chicago Tribune Questionnaire
     - Campaign Committee: Kathaleen Lanahan for Judge

- Jonathan Clark Green
     - Present Duties: Supervising Attorney with the City of Chicago Department of Law
     - Website: http://www.jonathanclarkgreen.com/ & Facebook
     - Rated at "Qualified" by the Chicago Council of Lawyers
     - Rated at "Recommended" by the Cook County Bar Association
     - Response to the Chicago Tribune Questionnaire
     - Campaign Committee: Committee to Elect Jonathan Clark Green Inc

- Michael I. O'Malley
     - Present Duties: Attorney with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office
     - Website: http://www.omalleyforjudge.us/
     - Rated at "Qualified" by the Chicago Council of Lawyers
     - Rated at "Recommended" by the Cook County Bar Association
     - Response to the Chicago Tribune Questionnaire
     - Campaign Committee: Committee to Elect Michael O'Malley

- Lori Ann Roper
     - Present Duties: Attorney with the Cook County Public Defender's Office
     - Website: http://www.electloriroper.com/ & Facebook & LinkedIn & YouTube
     - Rated at "Qualified" by the Chicago Council of Lawyers
     - Rated at "Recommended" by the Cook County Bar Association
     - Response to the Chicago Tribune Questionnaire
     - Campaign Committee: No Committee Yet On File

Republican Candidate:

- The filing period has ended and no candidate filed for the party's nomination for this position.

ENDORSEMENTS:
- Cook County Democratic Party - Jonathan Clark Green

COVERAGE:
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Chicago Council of Lawyers: "Kathaleen T. Lanahan was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1993. She is a Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney, where she is a first chair felony trial assistant, and whose responsibilities include prosecuting homicide cases. Prior to her work at the State’s Attorney Office, she was an analyst at the Cook County Board of Real Estate Appeals (1993-1994). Ms. Lanahan is considered to have good legal ability and has substantial litigation experience across a variety of criminal prosecution matters. She is praised for her trial skills and 5 for her temperament and honesty as a prosecutor."

Chicago Council of Lawyers: "Jonathan C. Green was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1986. He is senior counsel/supervisor of the Department of Law at the City of Chicago, Federal Civil Rights Litigation Division, where is responsible for all aspects of civil rights and torts legislation. From 2003 to 2013, he worked as a principal of the Law Offices of Green and Green, P.C., and of counsel at Rock, Fusco & Garvey Ltd. At both firms his practice included domestic and international civil litigation, including business and construction litigation, real estate and commercial transactions, and international law. Mr. Green is viewed by many respondents as knowledgeable about substantive and procedural law with good legal ability. To these lawyers, he is a solid practitioner. Most respondents report that he has a good temperament. In general, he has had an impressive legal career with substantial litigation experience in more complex matters."

Chicago Council of Lawyers: "Michael O’Malley was admitted to practice in 2005. He serves as an Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney in the Civil Bureau. From 2013 to 2015 he was in the Special Prosecutions Bureau. He has worked in the Criminal Prosecutions Bureau and in the Child Support Unit. He is considered to have good legal ability. He is reported to have a good knowledge of the laws and has substantial litigation-related experience. He is praised for his temperament and for his litigation skills."

Chicago Council of Lawyers: "Lori Ann Roper was admitted to practice in 1994. She is a career Assistant Cook County Public Defender. She is assigned to 26th and California where she is an Attorney Supervisor. She has held various positions as an Assistant Public Defender. Ms. Roper has substantial litigation experience in a variety of complex criminal law matters. She advises other Assistant Public Defenders on litigation strategies, and is considered to be an excellent lawyer. She is reported to have a professional and low key temperament."

 

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