Judge E. Kenneth Wright, Jr.

Judicial Experience:   Judge Wright was elected a Circuit Judge in 1994. He has been assigned to the First Municipal and Probate Divisions of the Circuit Court of Cook County and is currently the Presiding Judge of the First Municipal District.  He also serves on the Executive Committee for the Chief Judge.

Legal Experience: Prior to becoming a judge, Judge Wright was a solo practitioner for 16 years.

Awards: Chicago Bar Association Vanguard Award; Illinois Judicial Council Meritorious Award; Women’s Bar Association Mary Hooten Award

Education: Northwestern University Law School (J.D.); University of Illinois Urbana (PhD); University of Arkansas in Fayetteville (M.S.); Arkansas AM&M College (B.S.); Immanuel High School in Almyra, Arkansas

Membership: Chicago Bar Association (Chair of the Dickerson Award Luncheon and Eight O’Clock Call; Editorial Board of CBA Record); Illinois State Bar Association (Board of Governors; and Bench & Bar, Government Lawyers, Trusts & Estates sections); Illinois Judges Association; Illinois Judicial Council; Northwest Suburban Bar Association; Cook County Bar Association; Black Women’s Bar Association; Women’s Bar Association