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Vacancy of Mary A. Mulhern

For Cook County Circuit Judge - 4th Subcircuit

Democratic Candidate:

- Martin D. Reggi
     - Present Duties: Attorney in private practice
     - Website: http://www.reggiforjudge.com/
     - Campaign Committee: Citizens to Elect Martin D Reggi

     - Chicago Tribune Profile
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Illinois State Bar Association Judicial Evaluation
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association Judicial Evaluation
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Council of Lawyers

- John Michael Allegretti
     - Present Duties: General Counsel for the Cook County Treasurer
     - Website: http://www.allegrettiforjudge.com/ & Facebook & LinkedIn
     - Campaign Committee: Friends of Allegretti for Judge

     - Chicago Tribune Profile
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Illinois State Bar Association Judicial Evaluation
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association Judicial Evaluation
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Council of Lawyers

Republican Candidate:

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

ENDORSEMENTS:
- Chicago Tribune - John M. Allegretti
Chicago Federation of Labor - Martin D. Reggi
- Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters - Martin D. Reggi
- United Hellenic Voters of America - John Michael Allegretti

Chicago Tribune Endorsement:

4th subcircuit (Mulhern vacancy): Our choice is John M. Allegretti, general counsel for the Cook County treasurer. He has been a prosecutor, tax attorney, corporate counsel to a real estate management firm and general counsel to the Cook County assessor. Attorney Martin D. Reggi was a prosecutor from 1980 to 1985 and has been in private practice since then, concentrating on DUI and criminal cases.

Chicago Council of Lawyers & Chicago Bar Association Analysis:

- Martin D. Reggi

CCL: Martin Reggi was admitted in 1980. He is currently a sole practitioner in a general practice. Between 1980 and 1985 he served as an Assistant State’s Attorney. As lead trial counsel he reports taking 20 criminal cases to a jury trial and about 20 civil and 500 criminal to a bench verdict. Mr. Reggi is considered to be a good practitioner with a good temperament. His recent litigation experience involves a variety of complex legal matters. The Council finds him Qualified for the Circuit Court.

CBA: Martin Reggi is “Qualified” for the office of Circuit Court Judge. Mr. Reggi was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 1980 and served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for five years before entering private practice. Mr. Reggi has a general practice with an emphasis on DUI, criminal law, and administrative hearings before the Secretary of State’s office. Mr. Reggi is well regarded for his knowledge of the law, legal ability, and fine temperament.

- John Michael Allegretti

CCL: John Allegretti has been a lawyer since 1995. He is currently General Counsel to the Office of the Cook County Assessor’s Office. After graduating from law school, he did domestic relations and bankruptcy work in a private firm for two years. He then served as a hearing officer for the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board. From 2001 to 2005 he served as a Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney doing civil rights and tort litigation defense work. Mr. Allegretti is considered to have good legal ability and is praised for being hard-working. He is considered to have a professional, even-tempered demeanor. The Council finds him Qualified for the Circuit Court.

CBA: John Michael Allegretti is “Qualified” for the office of Circuit Court Judge. Mr. Allegretti was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 1995 and is currently the General Counsel for the Cook County Treasurer’s Office. In addition, Mr. Allegretti has had private practice and corporate practice experience and has served as an Administrative Law Judge. Mr. Allegretti has extensive experience in tax matters and is well regarded by his peers. Mr. Allegretti possesses the depth and breadth of legal knowledge and experience to serve as a Circuit Court Judge.

 

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