Sarah Johnson Cook County Circuit Court

After attending law school at John Marshall, Judge Johnson began a career as a civil trial attorney, primarily representing nurses, physicians and health care facilities in cases alleging medical negligence. In addition to trying over 50 cases to civil jury verdict, Judge Johnson served her community through various organizations, including the Misericordia Womens’ Board, Mercy Home, and tutoring students in the Englewood area with Lawyers Lend a Hand. Judge Johnson’s desire to do more for her community led her to make the decision to join the judiciary.  She was appointed to the bench by Justice Joy V. Cunningham with unanimous approval of the entire Supreme Court of Illinois. Based on interviews with attorneys who worked alongside as well as against Judge Johnson, and an interview with Judge Johnson, every bar association found Judge Johnson to be qualified/recommended or highly qualified/highly recommended to serve as a judge.  Judge Johnson currently sits in the First Municipal District where she hears civil matters under $50,000 and promotes judicial access for all litigants, including those who are self-represented.  Judge Johnson will be running to maintain her position of Circuit Court Judge in the March 19, 2024 primaries.

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