"I'm proud to endorse Brad Trowbridge for Cook County Circuit Court Judge in the 8th Judicial Subcircuit. As a social worker and an attorney, Brad has advocated for fairness and justice his entire career. He's been dedicated to helping the most vulnerable among us, including teen mothers, the LGBTQ community, and survivors of domestic violence. Brad's unique skills and experience with everyday people will be invaluable on the bench."

                                                   Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot


Chicago Tribune


Mayor, Lori E. Lightfoot

Sen. Carol Ronen

Sen. Heather Steans

Rep. Kelly Cassidy

Kevin Morrison, Cook County Board Commissioner

Bridget Gainer, Cook County Board Commissioner

Debra Shore, Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Harry Osterman, 48th Ward Alderman 

Matt Martin, 47th Ward Alderman

Andre Vasquez, 40th Ward Alderman

Pat Dowell, 3rd Ward Alderman

Michele Smith, 43rd Ward Alderman

Lucy Moog, 43rd Ward Democratic Committeeperson 

Arthur Johnston and Jose "Pepe" Pena

David Ernesto Munar

Rick Garcia



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Career Experience

  • JD, University of Illinois College of Law

  • MA, Human Development Counseling

  • 20 Years of Litigation Experience in Multiple Areas of Law

  • 10 Years of Counseling Experience with Vulnerable and At-Risk Populations

  • Former President of the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network

  • Adjunct Law Professor

  • Published Author on Family Law Issues

  • Volunteer Activities: Equality Illinois, Illinois Safer Schools Alliance, First Defense Legal AID, PAWS, The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and Many More!

  • Life-Long Progressive Democrat

"Bar Ratings


  • Chicago Council of Lawyers

  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (Highest Rating)

  • Decalogue Society of Lawyers

  • Cook County Bar Association

  • Black Women Lawyer’s Association

  • Hellenic Bar Association

  • Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago


"Mr. Trowbridge is considered to have good legal ability. He has had substantial litigation experience in a variety of areas. Judges and practitioners praise his litigation skills." -- Chicago Council of Lawyers


  • Chicago Bar Association 

  • Illinois State Bar Association

  • Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois

  • Asian American Bar Association

  • Puerto Rican Bar Association 

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