Saturday, March 10, 2012

Organizing the Data: 10th Subcircuit - Locallo vacancy

This candidate has no opponent in the Democratic primary and faces no Republican opponent in November.

Thomas R. Allen - #181

Bar Association Evaluations

The Chicago Bar Association says:
Judge Thomas R. Allen is “Qualified” for the office of Circuit Court Judge. Judge Allen was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 1977. Judge Allen had extensive legal experience in both the government and private sectors before his appointment to the bench in December 2010. In addition, Judge Allen served as an Alderman for the City of Chicago for 18 years. Judge Allen is well respected for his strong work ethic, integrity, and knowledge of the law.
The Chicago Council of Lawyers says:
Thomas R. Allen was appointed to the bench by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2011. From 1990 to 2010, he was a partner with Chapekis Marcus Allen & Chapekis. From 1986 to 1990, he was a sole practitioner doing criminal defense, real estate, and litigation. From 1987 to 1992 he was a Panel Attorney for the Federal Defender Program and from 1976 to 1986, he served as an Assistant Cook County Public Defender. He served as a Chicago Alderman from 1993 to 2010.

Judge Allen is considered to have very good legal ability with substantial litigation experience in both civil and criminal law matters. As a judge he is praised for his decisiveness his ability to facilitate settlements, his communication with jurors, and his courtroom management skills. He is reported to have an excellent temperament. The Council finds him Qualified for the Circuit Court.
Other Bar Association Evaluations:

Asian American Bar Association of the
Greater Chicago Area
Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater ChicagoRecommended
Cook County Bar AssociationRecommended
Decalogue Society of LawyersRecommended
Hellenic Bar AssociationRecommended
Hispanic Lawyers Association of IllinoisQualified
Illinois State Bar AssociationQualified
Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of ChicagoRecommended
Puerto Rican Bar Association of IllinoisQualified
Women’s Bar Association of IllinoisRecommended

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