Judge Tony Kyriakopoulos Endorsed by Retired Cook County Judges

Judge Tony Kyriakopoulos
Judge Tony Kyriakopoulos

Judge Tony Kyriakopoulos has received the endorsement of the following former Cook County judges in his bid to retain his seat in the 10th Subcircuit:  Judge Daniel J. Kelley, Judge Arthur Perivolidis, Judge John E. Morrissey, Judge James D. Egan, and Judge Henry R. Simmons.  All have noted Judge Kyriakopoulos’ high level of integrity and extensive experience—both in the state’s attorney’s office for 20 years and as a judge for the past four years—as key to their support of the candidate.


“I have known Judge Kyriakopoulos since his days as an Assistant State’s Attorney when he practiced law before me on a daily basis,” stated Judge Kelley.  “At that time it was apparent that he was a hard- working and highly qualified individual whose integrity was beyond reproach. His knowledge, manner and professional demeanor represented to me the attitude and dedication to the legal profession that served the citizens of Cook County well.  He has carried these qualities with him into his judicial assignments. Honesty, knowledge of the law, candor and integrity are traits that are required of great judges and Judge Kyriakopoulos possesses all of those in abundance. I whole-heartedly support his candidacy for Judge of the Circuit Court.”


Endorsed by the Chicago Tribune, Judge Kyriakopoulos leads as the candidate with the highest bar association ratings and the only candidate running for the 10th Judicial Subcircuit who has been found “Highly Qualified” by the Chicago Bar Association.  Judge Kyriakopoulos also received higher ratings than his opponent from the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, the Cook County Bar Association, the Puerto Rican Bar Association, the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago, the Hellenic Bar Association, the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois and the Decalogue Society of Lawyers.   


A longtime resident of the Tenth Judicial Subcircuit, Judge Tony Kyriakopoulos has served the public for 24 years as both an Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney and as a judge.  He was appointed a full Circuit Cook County Judge of the Tenth Judicial Subcircuit on February 2, 2010.  He presides over 6,400 foreclosure cases each year and has gained a reputation for being compassionate, fair, and for understanding the critical role the courts play in one of the most far-reaching financial crises of our time.  Judge Kyriakopoulos is a graduate of Lane Tech High School, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and The John Marshall Law School.  He lives with his wife and two children in the same neighborhood in which he grew up. 


For more information on Judge Tony Kyriakopoulos, view the website at www.judgetony.com


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