Candace J. Fabri
For Cook County Circuit Judge - 8th Subcircuit
- James "Jamie" Shapiro
- Present Duties:
Attorney in Private Practice
- 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:
Shapiro for Judge
- The filing period has ended
and no candidate filed for the party's
nomination for this position.
Chicago Council of Lawyers: "James A. Shapiro was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1985. He is a solo practitioner who focuses on federal and state criminal defense matters, and occasionally on civil litigation. He has worked on similar matters as an associate or partner for a number of private law firms (1996-2007; 1985-1989). He has also been a Circuit Court Judge assigned to the Maywood court (2007-2012), and an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office (1989-1995). He is a past president of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers (2007-2008), and has chaired several committees for the Chicago Bar Association. He has provided pro bono services for a number of organizations, including Amicus Poloniae (a CVLS-affiliated group, 2013-present) and the Center for Disability and Elder Law (1996-2006).
Judge Shapiro has been found Qualified for the Circuit Court by the Council in past evaluations. As a practitioner, he has had substantial litigation experience in both civil and criminal law matters, and in both trial and appellate court matters. He received praise from practitioners for his legal ability and for his diligence both as a practitioner and as a judge. He is also reported to have a professional demeanor in both capacities."