Friday, February 17, 2012

CCL evaluations in the race for the Starks vacancy in the 7th Subcircuit

The Chicago Council of Lawyers has released its evaluations of candidates running for the Toney vacancy in the 7th Subcircuit. Candidates are listed in ballot order. All of the following are candidates in the Democratic primary; no Republican filed for this Circuit Court vacancy.

Tommy Brewer -- Qualified
Judge Tommy Hoskin Brewer was appointed to the Circuit Court in 2010. He was admitted to practice in 1976. Before becoming a judge, he was in private practice, specializing in criminal defense. He has been a sole practitioner since 1996. From 1976 to 1981 her served as a special agent for the FBI. He was an Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney from 1981 to 1985 and worked as a trial attorney and Deputy Chief in the Massachusetts Attorney Office from 1985 to 1989. He was the Chief Administrative Law Judge for the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation from 1991 to 1993. Mr. Brewer is reported to have good legal ability and good temperament. He has substantial litigation experience in a a variety of matters. The Council finds him Qualified for the Circuit Court.

Roxanne L. Rochester -- Qualified
Roxanne L. Rochester was admitted to the bar in 1989. She is a staff attorney in the Law Motions Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Before that, she was in private practice, spending fifteen years as a solo practitioner handling litigation, transactions for small companies, and probate work. Ms. Rochester is considered to be knowledgeable and well-prepared, with good analytical skills. She has substantial litigation experience in more complex civil litigation. The Council finds her Qualified for the Circuit Court.
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