Judge Aicha Marie MacCarthy
Judicial Experience: Judge Aicha Marie MacCarthy was elected by voters in the Seventh Judicial Subcircuit in 2012. Judge MacCarthy is assigned to the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, where she hears Adult Guardianship cases. Her previous judicial assignments include presiding over Minor Estates cases in the Probate Division and traffic and civil matters in the 1st Municipal District.
Legal Experience: Prior to becoming a Judge, Judge MacCarthy prosecuted Municipal Code violations for the City of Chicago; handled real estate litigation and acted as a hearing officer for the Chicago Housing Authority; handled real estate transactions for the City of Chicago; and handled a variety of civil and criminal matters as a sole practitioner.
Education: John Marshall Law School (LL.M.); DePaul University (J.D.); Southern Illinois University (B.A.); Latin School of Chicago
Awards: Outstanding Woman Award (2014)
Membership: Illinois Judges Association; Illinois Judicial Council
Family: Married; Mother of 3 children ages 8, 9 and 10