Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Patricia O'Brien Sheahan announces judicial candidacy, Thursday fundraiser

Patricia O'Brien Sheahan, Associate General Counsel at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), has announced her plans to run for Circuit Court Judge in the 2014 Democratic Primary. That's a link to Sheahan's campaign website in the preceding sentence.

An Evanston resident, Sheahan is a 1996 graduate of the IIT-Kent College of Law. She began her legal career with Baker & McKenzie before moving to the Rehabilitation Institute in 1999.

Her campaign press release notes that Sheahan been active with the Center for Disability and Elder Law (CDEL), which provides pro bono legal services to low-income senior citizens and people with disabilities, serving as a member of the Governing Board of Directors for CDEL for nearly 15 years. She is also the Secretary of the St. Joan of Arc School Parent/Student Organization and has been a volunteer serving the needy at a soup kitchen run by the Evanston Ecumenical Council of Churches. Her husband, T.J., is is a partner in the Litigation Group at the law firm Freeborn & Peters, LLP and is the son of retired Cook County Sheriff Michael F. Sheahan.

Per email received from the Sheahan campaign, a kickoff fundraiser has been scheduled for tomorrow night, June 6, at English, 444 N. LaSalle Street, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Individual tickets are $150 each. Sponsorships are available ($250 – Friend, $500 – Benefactor, $750 – Sponsor, and $1,500 – Co-Chair). Attorney Robert A. Clifford of Clifford Law Offices is hosting the event and chairing Sheahan's campaign. To reserve tickets or for more information about the event, call Brittany Riordan at (312) 259-9341.

1 comment:

Michael La Porte said...

I know Patti well and can attest that she would make a MAGNIFICENT judge.