Joanne Rosado, Board Member
Judge Joanne Rosado was elected by the people of the 11th Subcircuit in 2018. She was originally appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to the bench on January 20, 2017. Judge Rosado currently serves in the Juvenile Justice Division hearing felony and misdemeanor cases.
Judge Rosado graduated from John Marshall Law School with a J.D. and was on the Dean’s list, Member of Phi Delta Phi and was a member of the Latino Law Student Association. She graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor’s in Art in Political Science, where she was on the Dean’s List and was a member of Spanish Club. Judge Joanne Rosado graduated from Resurrection High School.
Prior to her service on the bench, Judge Rosado served the community as an Assistant Cook County Public Defender. Judge Rosado spent over 10 years serving the community at the George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse, the largest centralized criminal courthouse in the country. During her last years as an Assistant Cook County Public Defender, Judge Rosado practiced in the Multiple Defendant Division, providing legal services to member of the community and their families throughout Cook County for homicide cases.
For a number of years, Judge Rosado has been involved with mentor/mentee programs, assisting minority students in law school through the MLER program. She was a regular presenter for the Lawyers in the Classroom program, where attorneys go into Chicago Public Schools and present Mock Trials for students.
As a board member of the Puerto Rican Bar Association, Judge Rosado has been on the committee for the Adopt a family program where under-privileged families are provided with food and gifts for the holiday season. Judge Rosado has been involved in the Thanksgiving food drive with her children through Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois which benefits members of the community.