Hon. Russell W. Hartigan, ret.

Judge Russell Hartigan, after stepping down from the bench to serve as the elected president of the 45,000 member Illinois State Bar Association, and addressing family health issues, Judge Hartigan once again wants to serve Illinoisians as a Circuit Court Judge. During his six years judicial tenure, Judge Hartigan was known as a highly effective pre-trial mediator, helping lawyers and their clients resolve pending litigation through the mediation process. He was rated “Highly Qualified” by the Chicago Bar Association and by the Illinois State Bar Association for Cook County Judge , and he brings a unique set of skills and experience to the bench.

Russell is endorsed by the Chicago Tribune

“C. Sheehan vacancy: Of the three Democrats running for this post, former Judge Russell Hartigan received the highest marks from lawyer associations. They cited his breadth of experience in employment and municipal law. Hartigan is Endorsed.

-The Tribune Editorial Board

Judge Hartigan has a rich background of community and public service including Berwyn Township Committeeman, President of Lyons Township Democratic Organization and Lyons Township Supervisor, Trustee and Township Trustee of Schools, and Trustee of the Village of Western Springs.

Judge Hartigan was a member of the Illinois Judges Association Executive Committee, The Illinois Supreme Court Judicial Performance Committee, a former member of the Illinois Supreme Court Pretrial Detainee Committee, and past president of the West Suburban Bar Association.

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier delivers the oath to former Cook County circuit judge Russell W. Hartigan to become president of the Illinois State Bar Association Friday at The Abbey Resort in Wisconsin. Hartigan, a mediator with Resolute Systems, outlined his goals for the year ahead at the bar group’s annual meeting.
Source: Chicago Daily Law Bulletin