DATE OF APPOINTMENT
September 30, 1980
ENTERED ON DUTY
November 24, 1980
January, 1979 - November, 1980 Partner in the law
firm of Stone, McGuire, Benjamin & Kocoras.
November, 1977 - January, 1979 Chairman, Illinois
Commerce Commission, State of Illinois.
Chairman of a five member commission responsible
for the regulation of privately owned utilities doing business in
Illinois and the regulation of intra-state motor carriers.
February, 1971 - October, 1977 Assistant United
States Attorney United States Department of Justice, Office of the
United States Attorney, Northern District of Illinois, Chicago,
(a) Trial Attorney, Criminal Division and
Special Prosecutions Division
(b) Deputy Chief, Criminal Division and Special
(c) First Assistant United States Attorney
Supervision of all federal litigation in the
Northern District of Illinois, including 83 Assistant United States
Attorneys and 74 Administrative Personnel. Was appointed First
Assistant in July, 1975 (was court appointed United States Attorney
from 7/5/77 until 7/18/77).
1975 - Present John Marshall Law School,
Adjunct Professor Teaching Trial Advocacy Courses.
1962-1969 Internal Revenue Service Chicago,
August, 1969 - February, 1971 Bishop and
Crawford, One First National Plaza, Chicago, Illinois.
LEGAL ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE
APPOINTMENTS / PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Former Member of the Judicial
Conference Committee on Criminal Law (6 years).
Former member of the Federal
Criminal Jury Instruction Committee for the Seventh Circuit.
Lecturer at legal seminars.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Recipient in 2011 of Award of Excellence as Adjunct Professor by The John Marshall Law School.
Recipient in 2011 of the Mary Heftel Hooton Award by the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois.
Recipient in 2006 of Honorary Degree of Doctor Humane Letters by DePaul University.
Recipient of Department of Justice Special
Commendation Award for Outstanding Service in 1974.
Recipient in 1976 of Department of Justice
Director's Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United
Recipient in 1999 of Honorary Degree of Doctor of
Laws by The John Marshall Law School.
1956-1958 Wilson Junior College Chicago,
1958-1961 DePaul University College of Commerce
Chicago, Illinois Bachelor of Science Degree - Major in Accounting
HONORS - Admission to
Beta Alpha Psi, an accounting society based on scholastic
DePaul University College of Law Chicago, Illinois
(Evening Division) - Juris Doctor Degree
Valedictorian of graduating class (1/47 - Day and Evening Division
combined for class ranking).
National Guard - 1961 - 1967
6 months active duty - 5/61 - 11/61
- Honor Graduate Radio School Fort Knox, Kentucky - 9/61
Chicago Tribune Award for Outstanding Guardsman - 1965