EXPERIENCE

  • Circuit Judge, Cook County Illinois
    January 4, 2017 – Present
  • Probate Division
    • Presiding over cases involving the administration of decedents’ estates, the creation and administration of adult guardianship estates, and the creation and administration of minor guardianship estates.
  • Traffic Division, January 2017 – February 2017
    • Presiding over minor and misdemeanor traffic violations.

  • Delgado & Tiernan, P.C.
    March 2007- December 2016
    • Law office on the corner of Western and Augusta in Humboldt Park/Ukrainian Village Neighborhood. Responsible for day to day operations of boutique law firm including civil, felony and misdemeanor trials, research, drafting of legal motions and memoranda and their presentation in court, and client contact and referrals. Areas of practice included criminal, probate, immigration, real estate and traffic.

  • Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
    Assistant State’s Attorney, August 1996 to March 2007
    • Recipient of Constance Morris House Award for commitment and service to domestic violence victims.

    • Prosecuted violent crimes including murder and domestic violence including the prosecution of over 70 jury trials.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Southwest Bar Association, Las Vegas NV
  • Continue Legal Education Instructor: Cross Examination
  • Southwest BarAssociation, Las Vegas NV
  • Instructor: Rules of Evidence
  • Loyola University School of Law, Chicago, IL.
  • Instructor in Moot Court. Taught students engaged in national moot court competitions.
  • Herzog National Moot Court Competition, Chicago, IL

ADMITTED

  • Illinois Bar
  • Northern District of Illinois Federal Bar Federal Trial Bar

ASSOCIATIONS

  • Illinois Judges Association
  • Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Southwest Bar Association
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Decalogue Society

EDUCATION

  • Loyola University School of Law, Chicago, IL
  • Juris Doctorate, 1996

  • Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1993