Judge Michael R. Clancy

Accolades: The Chicago Bar Association says of Michael Clancy: “He is thoughtful, articulate, and well regarded for his legal knowledge and ability.”

Judicial Experience: Judge Michael Clancy was appointed to the bench in 2011 and elected by voters in 2012 to a full term.  Judge Michael Clancy is assigned to the Pretrial Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, where he hears felony and misdemeanor bond court cases. His previous judicial assignments include presiding over domestic violence matters in the Domestic Violence Division and traffic matters in the 1st Municipal District.

Legal Experience: Prior to becoming a judge, Judge Michael Clancy worked as a criminal defense attorney for 9 years, as an Assistant State’s Attorney in criminal prosecution for 12 years and as a civil litigator for one year.

Education: University of Illinois (J.D.); University of Iowa (B.A.); Oak Park-River Forest High School

Awards: President, Student Bar Association, University of Illinois Law School

Membership: West Suburban Bar Association (Former Board Member)