Judge Kull announcing his candidacy for Circuit Court Judge

           Over 200 supporters gathered on Sunday, July 19 at S.P.A.C.E. in Evanston to help Judge Geary W. Kull launch his campaign for election to the office of Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. 

          “Running for judge is unlike other political campaigns,” stated Judge Kull a long-time Evanston resident. “I can’t promise lower taxes or create jobs, but I can pledge that every decision I make will be based on the law and tempered with compassion, experience, and integrity.

          Judge Kull was appointed to the court by Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Fitzgerald in May of this year and has received “Highly Qualified” ratings from the Chicago Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association, and the Decalogue Society of Lawyers. 

            Geary Kull was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1974 after graduating from John Marshall Law School in that same year. Over the past 35 years, Kull has focused on criminal law and civil rights law, first as a Cook County Public Defender, serving on the Elite Murder Task Force. After leaving the Public Defender office, Kull continued in private practice as a criminal trial attorney and Certified Lead Council of The Capital Litigation Bar. 

          In a speech endorsing Judge Kull, retired judge David Erickson stated, “Geary is the ‘real deal.’ A person with tons of experience, excellent legal knowledge, and the respect of his peers.”