Attorney and Barrington High School Alum Christine Svenson is running for Cook County Circuit Judge on November 6. She is running in subcircuit 13 which includes Palatine, Schaumburg, Hanover and Barrington townships as well as part of Wheeling township.
Svenson is a Barrington High School, Northwestern University, Chicago Kent College of Law graduate and has been practicing law for 23 years. She has a wealth of experience representing individual and corporate clients at all levels. She has practiced in both state and federal courts as well as Illinois appellate courts. She has also tried cases before the Supreme Court of Illinois.
Before starting her own firm, she was with two well-respected Chicago law firms where she rose to the level of equity partner. Throughout her career, she has represented both individuals and corporations in litigation matters. Christine's experience has led her to the inescapable conclusion that the courts in Cook County can, and must, do a better job serving the public.
Christine has seen, firsthand, the importance of judicial fairness and impartiality for those who turn to the Cook County courts for help during the most difficult time of their lives. She believes that far too often parties emerge from their experience in the Cook County court system without having achieved an affordable and fair outcome. Her experience has given her a perspective on the challenges faced by all parties in the legal system and she has fresh positive ideas on how to improve the process for all.
On the campaign trail, Christine has emphasized the need to reduce inefficiency, delay and excessive costs in the court system. Preferences for courthouse insiders must be eliminated, so a climate of diversity and inclusion can be fostered that is welcoming to all. According to Christine, Illinois taxpayers deserve judges who will work hard on behalf of the public, follow the law, and decide cases fairly and impartially, based only on the law and the facts presented. Consideration of other factors simply has no place in the process.
Christine enjoys serving her community. She volunteers at Willow Creek Community Church's legal clinic and serves on the Board of Directors for Journeys The Road Home, a non-profit agency in Palatine that provides shelter, social services and housing to the homeless in the Northwest suburbs. Much of her free time is spent with family, including her parents who just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, her two sisters and her brother, all life-long Chicagoland residents. She enjoys watching the Cubs, Northwestern football, playing golf and competing in a tennis league at Midtown with her sister, Barrington Hills resident Josie Croll.