Democratic Candidate for Circuit Court Judge

Cook County, Illinois
Integrity, Experience, Fairness  

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I was born on June 21, 1967 in South Chicago neighborhood which is located on the southeast side of the City of Chicago. I attended St. Francis De Sales Grammar School and in May 1985, I graduated from St. Francis De Sales High School, Chicago, Illinois.

In August 1985, I became a student at the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, where I received numerous awards including Jean F. Hill Award and Outstanding Young Men of America.

In May 1989, I graduated from the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration. In August 1989, I became a law student at the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, College of Law and in May 1992, I graduated with a Juris Doctorate Degree.

On May 4, 1993, I was admitted to the State of Illinois Bar. Since 1993, I have been practicing law in the State of Illinois. For twenty years, I have advised and represented clients regarding various legal matters including family law, probate, criminal, traffic and personal injury.

In 1996, I was appointed as a Hearing Officer with the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources. Presently, I serve as a Hearing Officer for the Department and I preside over hearings regarding City of Chicago employee discipline and police eligibility list candidates.

In 1997, I was appointed as an Administrative Law Judge with the City of Chicago, Department of Administrative Hearings. Presently, I preside over hearings regarding Chicago Municipal Code violations within the Department Divisions which includes Buildings, Municipal, Environmental, Consumer Services and Vehicles.

In 2013, I was hired as a Hearing Officer with the Chicago Housing Authority. Presently, I preside over hearings regarding family obligation violations committed by participants of the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Currently, I reside in the East Side Neighborhood within the City of Chicago and I am a member of St. Francis de Sales Parish. On the south east side of Chicago, I support little league baseball, youth football and kids basketball.

I am a member of various organizations such as the Illinois Association of Administrative Law Judges, Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, Puerto Rican Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and the Mexican-American Democratic Organization. I am a lifelong supporter of the Democratic Party and a lifelong Chicago resident.




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