LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago, IL
Circuit Judge, 04/2023 – present
Preside over misdemeanor and civil traffic matters filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Responsibilities include applying statutory, code and case law during hearings and trial; holding pre-trial conferences; conducting evidentiary hearings; ruling on substantive motions, imposing sentencing, and adjudicating cases.

Cunningham, Meyer & Vedrine P.C., Chicago, IL
Partner, 03/2009 – 04/2023
Handled the defense of medical malpractice matters and products liability matters involving elements of medical malpractice on behalf of medical providers and healthcare systems; including all aspects of discovery, mediation and jury trial. Tried over twelve cases to verdict.

Parrillo Weiss & O’Halloran, Chicago, IL
Attorney, 08/2006 – 03/2009
Maintained a heavy case load requiring the research and drafting of motions as well as propounding and responding to all written discovery for plaintiffs and defendants. Participated in over two hundred arbitrations involving subrogation and personal injury claims and conducted over one hundred depositions. Tried over forty cases to verdict.

CONTRIBUTIONS

Mentoring – ongoing engagement in mentoring opportunities with clerks, law clerks and association attorneys within Cunningham Meyer & Vedrine; participated in mentoring program through the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Chicago Bar Association, and School of Law – Loyola University Chicago

Literature – Johnson, S.R. (2022). Promoting Improvement in Health Care by Protecting the Peer Review Process. Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly, 32(2), 5-6.

EDUCATION

The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL

Juris Doctor, May 2006
Dean’s List, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006
Gibbons Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition
ISBA Moot Court Competition
Prof. Kenneth Kandaras Mock Trial Competition
Research Assistant, Professor Timothy O’Neill

John Carroll University, University Heights, OH.

Dean’s List
President of Panhellenic Association
John Carroll University Women’s Varsity Soccer