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Schwartz Injury Law Congratulates Will County Circuit Court Judge Vincent Cornelius

 Posted on December 06, 2018 in Personal Injury

Vincent CorneliusThe attorneys of Schwartz Injury Law would like to congratulate Vincent F. Cornelius on his recent election as Circuit Court Judge in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court of Will County. With his extensive legal experience and dedication to protecting people’s rights, Vince will ensure that all who enter his courtroom are treated fairly and justly.

For the past several decades, Vince Cornelius has been a pillar of the community and the legal profession in Illinois. He has represented clients in hundreds of criminal and civil cases in Will, Kane, DuPage, Cook, Grundy, DeKalb, Kendall, and Winnebago Counties. Whether defending against criminal charges or working to reach settlements in personal injury cases, he has always provided the personal touch and aggressive advocacy to help his clients achieve positive results.

Vince is not only respected for his work inside the courtroom, but he has also demonstrated dedication to the legal community. He has been highly involved in the Illinois State Bar Association, serving as President and on the Board of Governors and as a member of the Judicial Evaluations Committee and the Special Committee on Capital Punishment. He has also served as the President and on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Bar Foundation and as the Chancellor of the Illinois Academy of Lawyers. He is a founding board member of the Black Bar Association of Will County and a member of the Will County Bar Association, the DuPage County Bar Association, and the National College for DUI Defense. He was appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Criminal Law Reform and has served on the Northern Illinois University College of Law Board of Visitors.

Throughout his years of service to the law, Vince Cornelius received many prestigious awards, including the NAACP’s Medgar Evers Award, the University of St. Francis’ Martin Luther King Journey Award, and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s C.F. Stradford Distinguished Service Award. He also received the Outstanding Alumni Award from NIU College of Law and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of St. Francis. Through his active involvement in the community, he has worked to ensure that people in Will County and throughout the greater Chicago area have access to legal help when they need it.

Following his swearing in as Will County Circuit Court Judge, Vincent Cornelius will no longer provide representation to clients. Schwartz Injury Law will be moving into the Joliet offices of Cornelius Law, and our attorneys are prepared to provide legal help to residents of Will County. We offer dedicated representation in personal injury cases. Please contact us in Orland Park at 708-888-2160 or Joliet at 815-723-7300 to schedule a free consultation.

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