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Congratulations to Vincent Cornelius, Newly Elected Will County Circuit Court Judge

Posted on in Criminal Law

Vincent CorneliusAt the Fotopoulos Law Office, we want to offer our sincere congratulations to Vincent F. Cornelius, who was recently elected as a judge of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court of Will County. We believe that Vince will provide justice and fairness in the cases that enter his courtroom.

For decades, Vince Cornelius has been a shining light in the legal community in Will County and throughout the state of Illinois. He has tried hundreds of civil and criminal cases in Will, DuPage, Kane, Cook, Winnebago, Grundy, Kendall, and DeKalb Counties, providing dedicated, personal advocacy for his clients. He has defended clients charged with a wide variety of criminal offenses, from homicide and white collar crimes to DUI and traffic violations, and he has been involved in the settlement of multi-million dollar personal injury cases.

In addition to his advocacy for clients in the courtroom, Vince is dedicated to serving the legal community. He is the past president of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Foundation, the past Chancellor of the Illinois Academy of Lawyers, a founding board member of the Black Bar Association of Will County, and a member of the DuPage County Bar Association, the Will County Bar Association, and the National College for DUI Defense. He has served on the Governor’s Commission on Criminal Law Reform and on the Board of Visitors of Northern Illinois University College of Law.

Mr. Cornelius has also been recognized with a large number of awards, including the Martin Luther King Journey Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of St. Francis, The Medgar Evers Award from the NAACP, The C.F. Stradford Distinguished Service Award from the Cook County State’s Attorney, and the Outstanding Alumni Award from NIU College of Law. His years of service to the legal profession and the larger community have improved the lives of many people in Will County and throughout the Chicago area.

Now that Vincent Cornelius has been sworn in as Circuit Court Judge, he will no longer be representing clients as an attorney. The Fotopoulos Law Office is moving into the previous offices of Cornelius Law in Joliet, and we are ready to address the legal concerns of Will County residents. For those who are seeking representation, we can provide you with the criminal defense and personal injury services that will meet your needs. Please contact us in Orland Park at 708-942-8400 or Joliet at 815-373-5100 to schedule a free consultation.

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