Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Michael Forti campaign website unveiled

Judge Michael Forti has announced plans to seek election to the Liu vacancy in the 8th Subcircuit, the vacancy to which the Supreme Court appointed him in September 2016.

Forti's supporters have unveiled a campaign website to boost Forti's election. That's a link to the site in the preceding sentence; a link has also been added to the blog Sidebar.

Prior to his appointment, Forti was Chief Counsel for Illinois Department of Transportation. Before that, Forti served as Deputy Corporation Counsel for the Constitutional and Commercial Litigation Division of the Chicago Department of Law and as the Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel of that division. Forti began his legal career with Bell Boyd & Lloyd (now K&L Gates), rising to partner before moving to the Corp Counsel's office.

A graduate of Northwestern University Law School, according to his campaign bio, Forti has been licensed as an attorney in Illinois since 1980. He was a finalist for associate judge in 2014. He ran unsuccessfully for a countywide vacancy in 2012.


Anonymous said...

I never thought I would make this comment about any appointed Judge: I hope Forti stays on the Bench. Seems to be a nice guy with a touch of humility. Takes his time and tries to do the right thing.

Anonymous said...

Had the pleasure of appearing before Judge Forti several times this summer. He is patient, deliberate, and applies the law fairly. He is an asset to the bench.