Thomas R. Fitzgerald

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Thomas Fitzgerald
Illinois Supreme Court Justice
Assumed office
2000
Term ended
October 25, 2010
Presiding Judge, Cook County Circuit Court Criminal Division
Dates of service
1989-2000
Political party
Democrat

Thomas R. Fitzgerald is a former Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court. His last term expired in 2010.

Fitzgerald stepped down from the court on October 25, 2010, due to health reasons.[1]

Education

Fitzgerald received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University and his law degree from The John Marshall Law School.[2]

Professional career

Awards and associations

Awards

  • 2008 John Paul Stevens Award, Chicago Bar Association and Chicago Bar Foundation
  • Outstanding Judicial Performance Award, Chicago Crime Commission
  • Celtic Man of the Year Award, Celtic Legal Society
  • Hon. John Powers Crowley Award, The Lawyers' Assistance Program
  • 2005 Catholic Lawyer of the Year, Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago
  • 2003 Joel Flaum Award, Chicago Inn of Court
  • 2001 The John Marshall Law School Freedom Award[2]

Associations

  • Former president, Illinois Judges Association
  • Member, Governor's Task Force on Crime and Corrections
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association's Board of Managers[2]
  • Board of Directors, ASTAR-The Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Center, Inc.[3]

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References

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