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Vacancy of Clayton J. Crane

For Cook County Circuit Judge - 13th Subcircuit

Democratic Candidate:

- Ketki "Kay" Steffen
     - Rated as "Recommended" by the Illinois Civil Justice League
     - Response to the ICJL Questionnaire

     - Present Duties: Arbitrator for the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Commission
     - Website: http://www.steffen4judge.com/ & Facebook
     - Rated at "Qualified" by the Chicago Council of Lawyers
     - Rated at "Recommended" by the Cook County Bar Association
     - Campaign Committee: Steffen for Judge

Republican Candidate:

- Gary William Seyring
     - Present Duties: Attorney in Private Practice
     - Website: http://www.seyringforjudge.com/ & Facebook & Twitter
     - 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: Friends for Gary Seyring

Chicago Council of Lawyers: "Ketki Shroff Steffen was admitted to practice in 1991. She was appointed to the bench by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2015 and served until December 2016. She was a career Assistant State’s Attorney for Cook County. She reports being lead counsel in 30 trials that have gone to a jury verdict and over 500 that have gone to a bench verdict. She has litigated 13 cases on appeal. Ms. Steffen is reported to have good legal ability and temperament. She enjoys a reputation as a trusted and experienced criminal law litigator."

Chicago Council of Lawyers: "Gary W. Seyring was admitted to practice in 1978. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. He is a solo practitioner focusing on domestic relations, real estate, estate planning, tax planning, and business law. A substantial percentage of Mr. Seyring’s practice involves litigation. He is considered to have good legal ability and temperament."

 

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