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Vacancy of Russell W. Hartigan

For Cook County Circuit Judge - (Countywide)

Democratic Candidate:

- Cecilia Anne Horan
     - Present Duties: Cook County Judge - Assigned to Municipal 1 - Traffic
     - Website: http://www.voteforjudgehoran.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: Citizens for Judge Cecilia Horan

- Keith L. Spence
     - Present Duties: Attorney in Private Practice
     - Website: https://spence4judge.com/ & Facebook
     - Rated at "Not Qualified" by the Chicago Council of Lawyers
     - Rated at "Not 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 - Cecilia A. Horan

COVERAGE:
- FWIW: Hinshaw partner Cecilia A. Horan appointed to countywide vacancy

Chicago Council of Lawyers: "Cecilia A. Horan was admitted to the Illinois bar in November, 1997. She is currently a partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson, where she has spent most of her career. Her practice concentrates on tort litigation, including personal injury, premises liability, product liability and insurance claims coverage. Ms. Horan is considered to have good legal ability and has experience with more complex litigation matters. She is praised for her temperament both in court and in dealing with opposing counsel."

Chicago Council of Lawyers: "Keith L. Spence was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1999. Since 2001, he has been a solo practitioner with a focus on criminal defense, domestic relations, and real estate. Previously, he was an Administrative Hearing Officer for the Village of Dolton, IL (2006-2012) and a trial attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (1999-2000). Mr. Spence has had a long career as a lawyer, but the Council is concerned that he does not have substantial litigation experience in more complex matters. Some respondents also reported that he can have problems with punctuality, and some respondents – particularly women – are concerned about his temperament, including a lack of cooperation and a patronizing attitude.

 

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