Friday, February 06, 2009

William R. Jackson Jr. appointed to Riley vacancy

The Illinois Supreme Court has announced the appointment of Evanston attorney William R. Jackson Jr. to the Circuit Court of Cook County. Mr. Jackson, a partner in the firm of Bradley & Jackson, will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Ronald C. Riley. The appointment begins on March 2, 2009 and terminates on December 6, 2010.

A 1974 graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law and a certified public accountant, Jackson worked for Winston & Strawn from 1974 to 1978. He founded Bradley & Jackson in 1988 and, in between, worked for Price Waterhouse Coopers in Chicago, Container Corporation of America, and Borg-Warner Corporation. Since 2001 Jackson has worked as an administrative law judge in Evanston; in addition, according to the Supreme Court's press release, Jackson has been a arbitrator with the Financial Institute Regulatory Authority since 1992, "mediating cases between the investing public against brokerage firms and their employees."

Jackson was among the finalists for Associate Judge in 2008. The Chicago Council of Lawyers reported at that time that, "Attorneys view Mr. Jackson as smart, well prepared, and knowledgeable. He is praised for his even temperament and his calming influence in heated situations."

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