Judge Cynthia Ramirez

Judicial Experience:   Judge Cynthia Ramirez has presided over matters in the First Municipal Division, Traffic Section, and various Misdemeanor and Preliminary Hearing Branch Courts throughout Cook County, the Domestic Violence Division, Civil Orders of Protection, and the Juvenile Justice Division where she currently presides over Juvenile Delinquency matters.

Legal Experience: Prior to being elected to the bench, Judge Ramirez served as an Administrative Law Judge for over fourteen years with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Department of Human Services where she presided over a multitude of civil administrative hearings.  Judge Ramirez began her legal career as an Assistant Public Defender with the Office of the Cook County Public Defender serving in the Child Protection Division, Juvenile Justice Division, First Municipal Division, and Post-Conviction Unit.  Judge Ramirez also established the Law Offices of Ramirez, Haggerty and Parry where she practiced Child Protection, Juvenile Justice, and Criminal Law as a private practitioner.

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School (J.D., 1989); Loyola University of Chicago (Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Italian minor, 1986)

Membership: Illinois Judges Association; National Hispanic Bar Association; Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois; Puerto Rican Bar Association; Women’s Bar Association