Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Celia G. Gamrath appointed to Chiola vacancy

The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Celia G. Gamrath to the 8th Subcircuit vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Thomas R. Chiola.

Gamrath is currently a partner with Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck LLP. Gamrath joined that firm in 1998, after a stint as law clerk to then-Appellate Court Justice Thomas R. Rakowski. A 1994 graduate of John Marshall Law School, where she served as lead articles editor of the law review, Gamrath did her undergraduate work at Indiana University, receiving a business degree in 1991. (Her firm bio notes that Gamrath also had a minor in Spanish at IU.)

Gamrath served on the United States Magistrate Judge Merit Review (in 2008) and Magistrate Selection Panel (in 2007 and 2009) for the Northern District of Illinois. She has served on the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness since 2004.

Gamrath also served as the President of the Justinian Society of Lawyers in 2006-07. She co-chair the Chicago Bar Association's Alliance for Women in 1999-2000 and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Bar Foundation since 2004 (and has served as Secretary since 2007).

A member of the Assembly of the Illinois State Bar Association since 1997, Gamrath also served on the ISBA's Board of Governors from 2005-2008. She has served on the Board of Trustees of the John Marshall Law School since 2007 (Secretary since 2008) and was President of the Law School Alumni Association in 2003-04.

Gamrath's appointment is effective June 10 and will expire on December 3, 2012.

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