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Vacancy of James G. Riley

For Cook County Circuit Judge - 4th Subcircuit

Democratic Candidate:

- Elizabeth Ciaccia-Lezza
     - Present Duties: Attorney with Cook County State's Attorney's Office
     - Website: Twitter
     - Rated at "Qualified" by the Chicago Council of Lawyers
     - Campaign Committee: Lezza for Judge

- Danny Collins
     - Present Duties:
     - Rated at "Qualified" by the Chicago Council of Lawyers
     - Rated at "Recommended" by the Cook County Bar Association
     - 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.

RATINGS:
Chicago Council of Lawyers: "Elizabeth Ciaccia-Lezza was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2001. She is an Assistant State’s Attorney at the Cook County State’s Attorney Office, where since 2012 she has served as a prosecutor in the Sex Crimes Unit. Previously she served in the Felony Domestic Violence Unit (2009-2012), the Felony Trial Courtroom (2009), the Preliminary Hearings Unit (2008-2009), the Felony Review Unit (2006-2008), the Juvenile Justice Bureau-Delinquency Division (2003-2006), the Juvenile Justice Bureau-Child Protection Division (2002-2003) and the Child Support Enforcement Divisions (2001-2002). Ms. Ciaccia-Lezza is considered to have good legal ability and is praised for having a strong grasp of the evidentiary and procedural rules. She has substantial litigation experience and is reported to have excellent knowledge of her area of law. She is considered to have a good temperament with good working relationships with victims, witnesses, court personnel, and opposing counsel."

 

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