Accolades: Judge Lisa Ann Marino “runs an efficient court call,” “is respectful and fair to all parties,” “is praised for her dealings with litigants unrepresented by counsel,” “is knowledgeable,” and is described often as being “thorough and well prepared.” – Chicago Council of Lawyers (August, 2018). Judge Marino gets “high marks” as a candidate for Circuit Court Judge. – Chicago Tribune (March, 2012). Judge Marino is “highly regarded for her knowledge of real estate tax law,” “has general litigation experience,”  “a fine demeanor and possesses all the requisite qualifications to serve as a Circuit Court Judge.”  – Chicago Bar Association (February, 2012).

Judicial Experience: In 2012, Judge Marino was elected Circuit Court Judge by voters for a six-year term. Judge Marino is dually assigned to “Mortgage Foreclosure” and “Building and Zoning Code Violation” courts. Prior to this assignment, she served in the Juvenile Justice Division and Traffic Court.

Legal Experience: Prior to becoming a judge, Judge Marino both prosecuted and defended cases in the criminal and civil divisions of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office for eight years. Judge Marino later established her own 16-person, boutique real estate law firm wherein she successfully served the community in real estate law related matters for over 15 years.

Education: DePaul University College of Law (J.D.); DePaul University (Sociology B.A.); Loyola University Rome Center, Italy (Foreign Study); Ridgewood High School

Awards: Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Humanitarian Award, Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans (2017); Recognition for Efforts in Women’s Leadership, Cook County Juvenile Probation Department (2015); Recognition for Exemplary Service in the Judiciary, Clerk of Circuit Court (2014); Impresa Award, Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans (2012); Gerald L. Sbarboro Leadership in Mentoring Award, Justinian Society of Lawyers (2011); Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, Clerk of Circuit Court (2009); Dedication to Law and Community Award, Cook County Commissioners (2006)

Membership: Illinois Judges Association; Justinian Society of Lawyers (Scholarship, Executive Committees, past President); Illinois State Bar Association (Assembly); National Association of Women Judges; Women’s Bar Association