Judge Thomas D. Roti
Accolades: He has been found qualified and highly qualified by various bar associations.
Judicial Experience: Judge Roti currently sits in the Third Municipal District. Since 2005, he has presided over Civil Jury and Bench Trials, and he is also the Supervising Judge for the Supreme Court Mandatory Arbitration Program, and a Mentor Judge for newly elected Judges. In addition, he has managed and secured the judges needed for the annual High School Mock Trial Competition for the Northwest Suburban Bar Association.
Legal Experience: Senior Law Clerk, Judge Frank J. McGarr, 1971-1972; Associate, Arnstein, Gluck, Weinsfelder and Minow, 1972-1973; Associate, Boodell, Sear, Sugrue, Giambalvo and Crowley 1972-1975; Assistant General Counsel, Dominick’s Finer Foods, Inc., 1975-1977; Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, Dominick’s Finer Foods, Inc. 1977-1997
Education: Loyola University School of Law (J.D. cum laude, 1970); Loyola University (B.S. 1967, ROTC Most Improved Cadet Award and Brigade S-1 Senior Year); Loyola Academy High School (1963)
Military: Commissioned 2nd Lt., QMC 1967, Active USAR 1970-1983; Retired, Major; finished both Officer Basic and Advanced Course; commanded two Headquarters Companies
Awards: Managing Editor, Inaugural Issue, Loyola Law Journal; Member Intercollegiate Moot Court Team, 1968 and 1969; Alumni Award; Alpha Sigma Nu, Honor Society; Alumni Scholarship; NWSBA Public Service Award (2011); NWSBA Mock Trial Special Service Award (2015); NWSBA Bench and Bar Relations Award (2016)
Membership: Illinois Judges Association (Board member); Chicago Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; NWSBA