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Vacancy of George Scully, Jr.

For Cook County Circuit Judge - 15th Subcircuit

Democratic Candidate:

- Michael B. Barrett
     - Present Duties: Attorney in Private Practice
     - Website: Facebook
     - 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: 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: "Michael Brendan Barrett was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1991. Since 1992, he has worked for Barrett & Sramek , where is a partner focusing on personal injury, probate and estate planning, and worker’s compensation cases. He previously worked as an associate at Moss & Hillison (1991-1992). Mr. Barrett provides pro bono legal services to not-for-profit youth sports organizations, including Vikings Youth Hockey, Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois, Illinois Hockey Officials’ Association, and Chicago Fury Youth Hockey. He has held bar association offices and committee memberships including president of the Southwest Bar Association; judicial evaluations investigator and member of the Tort Law Section Council for the Illinois Bar Association; judicial evaluations investigator for the Chicago Bar Association; and vice chairman of the Judicial Screening Committee for the Coalition of Suburban Bar Associations. Mr. Barrett is considered to have good legal ability and temperament. He is knowledgeable and is reported to have good trial skills. He has substantial litigation experience is well-respected as a practitioner."

 

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