Friday, November 10, 2017

Readers spot two more judicial campaign websites

The reader who alerted me to Erika Orr's campaign website idiot-proofed it for me; he or she gave me both the candidate's name and the web address for the site, which is linked in this sentence and also in the blog Sidebar.

Her campaign site states that Orr works as a solo practitioner, with an emphasis on domestic relations. Her site notes that she also handles "contracts related to surrogacy, real estate sales transactions, franchise agreements and entertainment agency agreements." Before setting up her own practice, according to her site, Orr "practiced international tax law where she specialized in international acquisitions and dispositions, accounting for income taxes of publicly-traded and private equity portfolio companies, including dealing with complex income tax matters such as undistributed earnings of subsidiaries."

Licensed as a lawyer in Illinois since 1998, according to ARDC, Orr is planning to run in the 1st Subcircuit.

This appears to be Orr's first attempt at seeking judicial office. She did appear before Democratic Party slatemakers this past August looking for a spot on the county ticket.

Another reader advised of the candidacy of Shay Tyrone Allen for a 5th Subcircuit vacancy. I have since found this campaign website. That's a link to the site in the preceding sentence; a link has also been added to the blog Sidebar.

Allen's campaign bio notes that he is a former "Cook County prosecutor who handled thousands of complex cases from drug charges to high-profile murder cases." Allen "later served as a litigation specialist at Lee & Fairman, one of the largest minority-owned law firms in the Midwest, where his primary practice areas included criminal defense and civil litigation." His current practice, according to his campaign bio, "focuses on civil rights, criminal defense and personal injury."

Allen has been licensed as an attorney since 2005, according to the ARDC website which does list a pending ARDC complaint against the candidate. Readers should note that ARDC complaints are merely requests, by the ARDC, for the imposition of discipline against an attorney on account of alleged misconduct. However, only the Illinois Supreme Court imposes penalties against a lawyer and, because his case is pending, no discipline has been imposed against this candidate.

This is Allen's first attempt at seeking election to the bench. He did apply for associate judge earlier this year.


Anonymous said...

There are 2 more candidates in 1, challenging Pain; that's what she has been calling herself on the trail. Vegas bookmakers predict that this will be more entertaining than anything in 2.

Anonymous said...

Judge Pain is the best.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous praise is always interesting, especially from a source that doesn't have the name right of the person being endorsed. How accurate is the recommendation?

Jack Leyhane said...

Anon 11/17 at 8:36 a.m. -- I read the comment in question as an appreciation of the pseudonym, not necessarily as an endorsement of the candidate. But what do I know?

Anonymous said...

Yes Jack, appreciation for the nick name.