Judge Celia Louise Gamrath

Accolades: “Lawyers and judges gush over the legal ability, integrity and commitment of Judge Celia Gamrath, who hears cases in domestic relations. She has been active in her Near North Side community, very involved in judicial education and could go on to leadership in the courts. Gamrath, who was found ‘highly qualified’ by the Chicago Bar, is enthusiastically endorsed.” Chicago Tribune, March 1, 2012

Judicial Experience: In 2010, the Illinois Supreme Court appointed Judge Celia Gamrath to the Circuit Court of Cook County. She was elected by voters to a six-year term in 2012.  Judge Gamrath is assigned to the Chancery Division. Prior to this, she served in the Domestic Relations Division and Traffic Court.

Legal Experience: Prior to becoming a judge, Judge Gamrath was an appellate law clerk for the Illinois Appellate Court. She later became a partner of Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck, the largest law firm in the country focusing exclusively on family law.

Education: The John Marshall Law School (J.D. cum laude); Indiana University (Business B.S., Spanish Minor); Maine South High School

Membership: Illinois Judges Association (Executive Committee, Board of Directors, The Gavel newsletter editor); Justinian Society of Lawyers (Executive Committee, past President); Illinois State Bar Association (Assembly, past Board member/Treasurer, past Chair of Women & the Law, Chair of Committee on Governance, Special Committee on Judicial Disqualification, Bench & Bar); John Marshall Law School (Vice President of Board of Trustees, past President of Alumni Assoc.); Chicago Bar Association (past Chair of Alliance for Women, co-founder of Women Everywhere Project); Chicago Bar Foundation (Pro Se Advisory Committee, past Board member/Secretary, Strategic Planning, Nominating Committee); Women’s Bar Association (volunteer mentor)

Speaking Engagements: Faculty member and recurrent speaker at Illinois Judicial Education Conferences; frequent panelist on continuing legal educations seminars sponsored by various bar associations and law-related organizations

Publications:  Peer Review Editor of Judicial Bench Book on Family Law; bimonthly column on family law in Chicago Lawyer magazine; a multitude of published articles in the Illinois Bar Journal; IICLE Chapter on Family Law: Property and Financial Aspects