For Cook County Circuit Judge - 5th Subcircuit
- H. Yvonne Coleman
Response to the ICJL Questionnaire
- Present Duties:
Cook County Judge - Assigned to Muncipal -
Non-Jury Civil Section
- Rated at "Qualified" by the
Chicago Council of Lawyers
- Rated at "Highly Recommended" by the
Cook County Bar Association
- Response to the Chicago Tribune Questionnaire
- Campaign Committee:
Friends to Elect Judge H Yvonne Coleman
- The filing period has ended
and no candidate filed for the party's
nomination for this position.
Coleman appointed to Banks vacancy in 5th Subcircuit
Chicago Council of Lawyers: "Hon. H. Yvonne Coleman was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1988. Since 2017, she has served as a Judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County, where she is currently assigned to the Municipal Department, District 1, Non-Jury Civil Section. Previously, she was a Solo Practitioner with a focus on civil rights and employment law (2010-2017); General Counsel to the Independent Police Review Board of the City of Chicago (2009-2010); Attorney at the Law Office of H. Yvonne Coleman (2004-2009; 1992-1999); Manager and Chief Administrative Law Judge of the Illinois Department of Employment Security, Appeals Division (2003-2004); Chief of the Civil Rights Bureau of the Attorney General of the State of Illinois (1999-2003); Executive Director of the Cook County Bar Association Community Law Project (1989-1994); and Staff Attorney at the National Labor Relations Board, Region 13, Chicago, Illinois (1988-1989). She has served as Executive Director of the Cook County Bar Association and is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, where she was Chair of the Civil Rights Committee and a member of the Judicial Evaluation Committee.
As a lawyer the Council stated:
“Ms. Coleman is considered to have good legal ability with a wide range of legal experience, including litigation in more complex matters. She is praised for her temperament and for her trial skills. She is reported to be a good lawyer who is exceptionally active in community affairs. The Council finds her Qualified for the Circuit Court.”
As a judge for a short period of time, Judge Coleman has received high marks for her ability to manage a courtroom."