“Judge Gubin has the experience, intelligence and compassion to be the kind of judge you want in the Circuit Court of Cook County.”
-Hon. Stuart Nudelman, Retired Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County
DEBORAH JEAN GUBIN, JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY
(VACANCY OF MAUREEN DURKIN-ROY)
8th Judicial Subcircuit
On March 4, 2010 the Illinois Supreme Court appointed me as a Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County to fill the vacancy of Maureen Durkin Roy. I had been nominated by Justice Anne Burke. I had appeared before her committee and they recommended the nomination.
The appointment was the culmination of over 30 years of practice as a lawyer, during which time I tried both criminal and civil juries and was active in the legal community. My legal experience was both in private practice and in government. I have also been an Administrative Law Judge for the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (now Professional and
Financial Regulation) and Chief Administrative Law Judge for the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. I have always worked to maintain a reputation for integrity, honesty and providing my clients with excellent representation.
During this time I worked within the legal community to constantly improve the quality of the profession. I have taught Trial Advocacy for over 30 years at Loyola and John Marshall Law Schools; I have been asked to teach at the regular NITA program and at in house programs for the Corporation Counsel, Attorney General and Kane County State’s Attorney. I have consistently been active in the bar associations chairing various committees for the CBA, Women’s Bar and Decalogue Society of Lawyers. I have been involved in community activities volunteering with the Women’s Business Development Center, Chicago Legal Aid to Incarcerated Mothers, Being an Educational Surrogate Parent and at Anshe Emet Synagogue.
Since being sworn in as a judge I have attended as many educational programs as possible and have become trained to lead “7 Reasons to Leave the Party” programs put on by the Illinois Judges Association. I have also informed the Education Committee of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts of my desire to be active in continuing education.
It is my desire to continue to be a contributing member of the judiciary and the legal community as a whole.
Left to Right: Judge Deborah J. Gubin, Chief Justice Thomas Fitzgerald, Justice Anne Burke