Friday, February 04, 2011

Peter J. Vilkelis appointed to Cook County bench

The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed criminal defense attorney Peter J. Vilkelis to the countywide vacancy created by the recent retirement of Judge Donald J. O'Brien, Jr.

Vilkelis is a 1980 graduate of John Marshall Law School. He was an Assistant States Attorney for nine years before setting up his own defense practice.

Vilkelis's appointment is effective February 7, 2011 and expires December 3, 2012.


Anonymous said...

He was the defense attorney of my son,jose..he was sure my son was going to be fine....but instead he was found guilty..the only evidense was a video that police coerse ...i was very dissapoint in this my son is still fithing this case....hope he be a better judge...

Jack Leyhane said...

Anon - I respond to your comment only to emphasize, as a general matter, no attorney will guarantee a result in any case even though we sometimes feel very strongly about how the case will -- should -- go. Again, not specifically addressing your situation, but just in general, it an unfortunate fact of life that very, very good attorneys can and do lose cases they expected to win. I know nothing about your case and don't practice in this area. However, I do sympathize with you and wish you the best.