Monday, June 05, 2017

James A. Shapiro campaign website launched

Former Circuit Judge Judge James A. "Jamie" Shapiro has announced a bid to reclaim a seat on the Cook County bench. His supporters have launched a campaign website in furtherance of this effort. That's a link to the campaign website in the preceding sentence; a link has been added to the blog Sidebar as well.

Shapiro was appointed to an 8th Subcircuit vacancy in 2007. After falling short in the 2008 primary, despite strong ratings from bar evaluators, Shapiro was recalled to judicial service by the Illinois Supreme Court. He served until the end of November 2012, making another run for an 8th Subcircuit vacancy in 2012.

Shapiro has been licensed as an attorney in Illinois since 1985. According to his campaign biography, Shapiro began his legal career with the firm now known as Hinshaw & Culbertson, moving to D'Ancona & Pflaum for a year before serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1989 to 1995. He became a mediator and arbitrator with Resolute Systems LLC after leaving the bench, and has also helmed his own law firm or partnered with others in a number of firms.

Shapiro was President of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers in 2007-08; he served as a Director of Alliance of Illinois Judges from 2010 to 2015.

The campaign biography also notes that Shapiro taught trial advocacy at Loyola in 2014 and, from 2003 to 2009, was an adjunct professor at John Marshall Law School.

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