Tuesday, the Senate confirmed Illinois Appellate Court Justice Sharon Johnson Coleman as the Northern District of Illinois’s next district judge.  From 1996 until 2008, Justice Coleman served as a judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.  Between 1993 and 1996, she held the position of Deputy State’s Attorney and Bureau Chief for the Public Interest Bureau of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.  From 1989 to 1993, Justice Coleman served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois.  From 1984 until 1989, she was an Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County.  Justice Coleman received her J.D. in 1984 from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and her B.A. in 1981 from Northern Illinois University.

Welcome to the Northern District of Illinois bench Judge Coleman.