Judge Beatriz Santiago

Judicial Experience: Judge Beatriz Santiago was elected by voters in 2012 to a full term.  Judge Beatriz Santiago is assigned to the Third Municipal District of the Circuit Court of Cook County, where she hears traffic and criminal cases. Her previous judicial assignments include presiding over criminal matters in the branch courts and traffic matters in the 1st Municipal District.

Legal Experience: Judge Beatriz Santiago worked as an Assistant Public Defender for 13 years.

Education: John Marshall Law School (J.D.); University of Illinois-Urbana (B.A.); Lane Tech High School

Awards: 40 Top Lawyers Under 40 (2009)

Membership: Puerto Rican Bar Association (past president); Hispanic Lawyers of Illinois (member); Hispanic National Bar Association (member)