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Vacancy of Deborah M. Dooling

For Cook County Circuit Judge - (Countywide)

Democratic Candidate:

- Tom Sam Sianis
     - Present Duties: Enforcement Division Chief of the Illinois Securities Department
     - Website: http://www.tomsianisforjudge.com/ & Facebook & Twitter & 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: Friends for Tom Sianis

- Timothy John Leeming
     - Submitted Resume
     - Present Duties: Attorney with the Cook County Public Defender's Office
     - Website: 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 Help Elect Timothy John Leeming Cook County Judge

- Corri Diane Fetman
     - Present Duties: Attorney in Private Practice
     - Website: http://www.corridianefetman.com/ & Facebook
     - Rated at "Not Recommended" by the Chicago Council of Lawyers
     - Rated at "Not Recommended" by the Cook County Bar Association
     - Response to the Chicago Tribune Questionnaire
     - Campaign Committee: Committee to Elect Corri Diane Fetman

Republican Candidate:

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

ENDORSEMENTS:
- Cook County Democratic Party - Tom S. Sianis

COVERAGE:
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Chicago Council of Lawyers: "Athanasios (Tom) S. Sianis was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2004. Since 2012, he has been Enforcement Division Chief of the Illinois Secretary of State Securities Department, as well as a Special Assistant Attorney General to prosecute fraud cases (2016-present). Previously, he was an Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney (2005-2012) and focused on felony, preliminary hearing, domestic violence, and child support enforcement matters. Mr. Sianis is considered to have good legal ability. He has substantial litigation experience in both bench and jury matters, and is praised for his temperament."

Chicago Council of Lawyers: "Timothy John Leeming was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1986. Since 1988, he has worked as an Assistant Public Defender in the Cook County Public Defender’s Office. For the past ten years he has served in the Office’s Legal Resources Division, where he handle s specialized exoneration, post-conviction cases. Before that, he held positions in the Felony Trial Division (1995-1998) and the Appeals Division (1988-1995; 1998-2005). From 1986 to 1988 he worked at the civil private practice firms of Levenfield, Gallagher, and Gold and Eugene Pincham, Jr. and Associates. Mr. Leeming is considered to have good legal ability. He has substantial litigation experience in complex matters and is reported to be a solid defense attorney with good temperament. He is praised for his knowledge of the criminal law."

Chicago Council of Lawyers: "Ms. Fetman did not participate in the evaluation process."

 

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