Lynn Palac For Judge in 2024

18th Judicial Subcircuit of Cook County

As Judge of the 18th Judicial Subcircuit of Cook County, I will serve with the same level of fairness and integrity I have used to serve this community the past 24 years and impart the knowledge and dedication that are essential in a strong judiciary.

Lynn Palac For Judge

I began as a student at Elk Grove High School shadowing Judges at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse as part of a public service course. I then went to college at Loyola University Chicago where I majored in Criminal Justice followed by DePaul University College of Law in Chicago graduating in 1999 before going to work for Cook County as an Assistant State’s Attorney where I continued as a prosecutor for 10 years. Since leaving that office I have continued to practice law in the same area courthouses as well as working with Catholic Charities Legal Assistance.

I’ve spent years working with police and in our justice system making sure that victims of crime are represented and our communities are kept safe. I am a well respected and longtime member of the legal community.

I likewise served on the foundation board of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association which raised money and awarded scholarships to in-need law school students and served on the board of Magdalene House which helps victims of human trafficking.

Endorsements From Local Leadership

“Lynn Palac’s experience and temperament are exactly what we need in our Judges. As a retired Circuit Judge, I enthusiastically and proudly endorse Lynn, she will be a fabulous addition to the Cook County Judiciary.” – Anthony A. Iosco Retired Circuit Judge, Cook County

“Lynn Palac’s 25 years in the Cook County Criminal courts as both a prosecuting and defense attorney makes her well equipped to be a Judge in the 18th Judicial Subcircuit” – Aaron Del Mar, 5th Congressional State Central Committeeman, Cook County

“Having known Lynn and her family for over 30 years, Lynn has demonstrated in her almost 25 years in the Cook County Criminal Courts division a willingness and desire to show compassion when necessary, and strength for the law as needed. She won’t bring politics to the bench, rather uphold the letter of the law.”  – Chris P., Elk Grove Village

“I have gotten to know Lynn and her family. Lynn is an accomplished attorney and her family is polite, respectful, and supportive of each other” –  Bill S., Mt Prospect

“I support Lynn Palac for Judge because of her well rounded experience and dedication to public safety and even-handed justice. Lynn deserves election in the 18th Judicial subcircuit.”  – Susan S., Park Ridge

Endorsed by Judges, Attorneys and Police Officers

  • Judge Anthony A. Iosco (ret.)
  • Judge John Scotillo (ret.)
  • Judge Michael P Gerber (ret.)
  • Judge Hyman Riebman (ret.)
  • George Knickerbocker, Village Attorney Elk Grove Village
  • Commander Sheara Garrison, Elk Grove Police Department
  • Executive Officer Tom Gadomski, Park Ridge Police Department
  • Detective Commander Richard Sperando, Arlington Heights Police Department (ret.)
  • Sergeant Jack Brogan, Mount Prospect Police Department (ret.)

Lynn is proud to have been found Recommended or Qualified to serve as Judge by the following Bar Associations:

Lynn is proud to have the endorsements of the following organiztions:

I have practiced in government, private practice, and the public sector which is valuable experience not many Judges have. I can think of nothing more humbling and rewarding than to continue serving this community as your Judge. This has been a lifelong career goal of mine and I am confident I have the experience, knowledge, and respect of my colleagues to be a successful Judge for you.

I Will Always Value The Trust Placed In Me.

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Experienced, Dedicated, Fair.

Nearly 25 years experience as an attorney.

I joined the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office right out of law school and worked as a prosecutor for 10 years handling all types of criminal cases including the most serious felonies. I then went into private practice where I continue to handle criminal matters in addition to family law and other litigation. I have appeared in court almost daily for nearly 25 years.

I pride myself on being down to earth, fair, and dedicated to ensuring that EVERYONE has access to justice.

In helping those less fortunate understand and navigate our legal system, I currently supervise Catholic Charities Legal Assistance in Chicago.

Lynne Palac & Family

I was born and raised in Elk Grove Village. My husband Matt and I now live in Arlington Heights where we raise our three teenagers. I have been active in the community volunteering in school and church events and coaching youth sports.

Lynn Terese Palac For Judge – 18th Judicial Subcircuit of Cook County

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