Meet Judge Hoffman

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Posted by Citizens for Judge Hoffman on Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Judicial Experience

  • Associate Judge Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, April 2001 to February 2014

  • Appointed by Illinois Supreme Court to Position of Circuit Judge for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, 4th Judicial Subcircuit, February 2014

  • Varied courtroom assignments since 2001

    • Law Division
    • Chancery (injunctions, land use and environmental litigation, commercial litigation, employment litigation and mortgage foreclosure)
    • DUI and Misdemeanors
    • Traffic Court and Local Ordinance Violations
  • Faculty Member, Illinois Judicial Education Conference

  • Most Outstanding Civil Judge, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit 2008

  • Most Outstanding Traffic/Misdemeanor Judge, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, 2006 and 2007

  • Rated “Highly Qualified” by the Lake County Bar Association Judicial Selection and Retention Committee, 2016

  • 98% Approval Rating in 2016 Illinois State Bar Association Judicial Advisory Poll

  • 100% Approval Rating in 2016 Lake County Bar Association Judicial Selection and Retention Poll

  • Speaker on multiple topics at Lake County Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association Seminars

  • Trained by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts as a Judicial Evaluation Facilitator and Peer Mentor

  • Past Co-editor and Editorial Board Member, Lake County Bar Association “Docket”, monthly publication

  • Chapter Author-1st Edition Illinois Judicial Benchbook on DUI and Traffic Law

  • Team Member-Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program

  • Chairman, Court Technology Committee, 19th Judicial Circuit

  • Member, Judicial Education Committee, 19th Judicial Circuit

  • Member, Case Management Committee, 19th Judicial Circuit


Law Offices of Albert Brooks Friedman, Ltd.-Trial and Appellate Litigation in the Circuit Court of Cook County and United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois

Civil Division, Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office-Environmental Enforcement, Land Use and Zoning Litigation.  Civil Division Chief Deputy, 1992-2001.


Colorado College B.A., 1981.  Winner, E.C. Van Diest Award for Outstanding Scholar-Athlete

University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1984