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Rodolfo Garcia

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Rodolfo Garcia
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Current Court Information:
Illinois First District Appellate Court
Title:   Judge
Position:   Sixth Division
Salary:  $
Active:   2003-12/6/2020
Past position:   Judge, Cook Circuit Court
Past term:   1997-2003
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of Illinois at Urbana, 1976
Law School:   University of Chicago, 1981
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Cook County 14th Subcircuit
Position:  Retention
State:  Illinois
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/4/2014

Rodolfo Garcia is a justice on the First District Appellate Court, 1st Division in Illinois. He was assigned to this court in March of 2003, although he was retained to the Cook County Circuit Court in 2008 and continues to serve the six-year terms of circuit court judges. He was retained again in 2014 for a term that expires on December 6, 2020.[1][2][3]



See also: Illinois judicial elections, 2014
Garcia ran for retention to the Cook County 14th Subcircuit. The general election took place on November 4, 2014.[1]


The Illinois State Bar Association rated Rodolfo Garcia as Recommended for retention in 2014.[4]


Garcia received his A.B. degree in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1976 and his J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1981.[5]


Garcia began his career working for the Illinois Attorney General as an assistant in the Criminal Appeals Division. In 1982, he joined the law practice of Fredrick F. Cohn and Associates. The following year, he started his own general practice. In November 1996 he was elected circuit judge for the 14th Judicial Subcircuit of the Cook County Circuit Court. He judged in the 4th Municipal District before moving to the Criminal Division in April 1997. He took his current post on the appellate court in March 2003.[5]

News and Articles

The family of a woman who allegedly was murdered by her former boyfriend can go ahead with its lawsuit alleging that two suburban police departments failed to protect her after learning of the man's plot to kill her, the 1st District Appellate Court held Monday.

The appeals court reinstated the suit brought by relatives of Mary E. Lacey. Lacey and her mother, Margaret Ballog, were found murdered on Dec. 13, 2004, at Lacey's Glenview home.

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