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Bradley R. Trowbridge (Brad) has been an attorney in Chicago for nearly 20 years. Before he graduated from the University Of Illinois College Of Law in Urbana, Brad was a social worker for 10 years.

As both an attorney and a social worker, Brad has worked to help the less fortunate, including at-risk adolescents, victims of family violence and child abuse, and the LGBTQ community.

Brad also has served as adjunct faculty at The John Marshall Law School and served as the President of the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network. More recently Brad volunteered for First Defense Legal Aid and The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.

Brad would be a huge asset to a court system that increasingly needs judges who understand the problems facing everyday people and the complexity of human relationships.

Brad is running for Judge in the Democratic Primary on March 17th 2020.


  • JD, University of Illinois College of Law

  • MA, Human Development Counseling,

  • University of Illinois

  • 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  Association Ratings

Rated “Recommended”

  • Chicago Council of Lawyers

  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

  • Decalogue Society of Lawyers

  • Cook County Bar Association

  • Black Women Lawyer’s Association

  • Hellenic Bar Association

  • Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago


Rated “Qualified”

  • Chicago Bar Association 

  • Illinois State Bar Association

  • Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois

  • Asian American Bar Association

  • Puerto Rican Bar Association

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