Judge Cobbs

Letter to Citizens



My name is Cynthia Cobbs.  I currently serve as a Cook County Circuit Court Judge, assigned to the First Municipal Division in the Daley Center. I was appointed to serve as a judge in September 2011 by the Illinois Supreme Court. Prior to being appointed to the bench, I was the first woman and the first African American to be appointed by the high court to serve as the state courts administrator.

To serve as a judge is one of the highest forms of public service.  As a judge, I am mindful that the courtroom in which I work is not mine… it is the People’s.  This belief underscores my personal commitment to serve effectively and with integrity. Each and every person who appears before me, regardless of their personal circumstance, is entitled to be treated with respect and dignity. Fairness, impartiality, and transparency are critical, not only to ensuring confidence and trust in our courts, but also in maintaining the legitimacy of our legal system.

The citizens of Cook County deserve to have judges who are qualified to serve and who will rule fairly, based upon a fair hearing of the facts and a correct application of the law. I am pleased to be able to share that every bar group that has reviewed my qualifications and my performance as a judge has rated me favorably.

The Chicago Council of Lawyers notes: “Judge Cobbs is considered to have good legal ability and…good judicial temperament.  She is praised for her courtroom management skills. She explains her rulings to the parties and is considered to be knowledgeable, as well as patient with pro se litigants.”

I am honored and humbled to be one of more than 400 judges serving the citizens of Cook County. Your vote will help ensure my continued judicial service.   I invite you to review my qualifications. Visit my website at www.JudgeCobbs.com, and I hope that on March 18, I can count on you to punch 151.


With gratitude,


Judge Cynthia Y. Cobbs

000-017   000-080   000-089   000-104   000-105   000-106   070-461   100-101   100-105  , 100-105  , 101   101-400   102-400   1V0-601   1Y0-201   1Z0-051   1Z0-060   1Z0-061   1Z0-144   1z0-434   1Z0-803   1Z0-804   1z0-808   200-101   200-120   200-125  , 200-125  , 200-310   200-355   210-060   210-065   210-260   220-801   220-802   220-901   220-902   2V0-620   2V0-621   2V0-621D   300-070   300-075   300-101   300-115   300-135   3002   300-206   300-208   300-209   300-320   350-001   350-018   350-029   350-030   350-050   350-060   350-080   352-001   400-051   400-101   400-201   500-260   640-692   640-911   640-916   642-732   642-999   700-501   70-177   70-178   70-243   70-246   70-270   70-346   70-347   70-410   70-411   70-412   70-413   70-417   70-461   70-462   70-463   70-480   70-483   70-486   70-487   70-488   70-532   70-533   70-534   70-980   74-678   810-403   9A0-385   9L0-012   9L0-066   ADM-201   AWS-SYSOPS   C_TFIN52_66   c2010-652   c2010-657   CAP   CAS-002   CCA-500   CISM   CISSP   CRISC   EX200   EX300   HP0-S42   ICBB   ICGB   ITILFND   JK0-022   JN0-102   JN0-360   LX0-103   LX0-104   M70-101   MB2-704   MB2-707   MB5-705   MB6-703   N10-006   NS0-157   NSE4   OG0-091   OG0-093   PEGACPBA71V1   PMP   PR000041   SSCP   SY0-401   VCP550