Commissioners

Our commissioners include judges, lawyers, and educators from across Illinois who are known for their reputation for professionalism and contributions to the bar and to their communities. The Illinois Supreme Court appoints commissioners to a three-year term of volunteer service. 

Illinois Supreme Court Liaison
Justice Mary Jane Theis

Commissioners
Justice Mary Ellen Coghlan
James DeAnoVice-Chair
Cynthia Fountaine
Erika Harold
Jennifer Johnson
John Kim
William Moran III
Lance Northcutt
John O’Reilly
Kurt Reitz
Trisha Rich
Judge Diane Shelley
Martin SinclairChair
Judge Franklin U. Valderrama
Judge Alicia Washington

Ex Officio
Jerry Larkin
Karen Litscher Johnson

Former Commissioners
Hon. Jorge L. Alonso (2017-2020)
Bruce Boyer (2006)
Michael Coffield (2006-2007)
Hon. Sharon Coleman (2015-2016)
John Corkery (2006-2017)
Hon. Kathryn Creswell (2006-2016)
Jane DiRenzo Pigott (2007-2016)
C. Kristina Gunsalus (2006-2012)
Jeanette Hunter (2006-2009)
Jeffrey Jackson (2016-2018)
Robert Johnston (2006)
Patrick M. Kinnally (2007-2012)
John Kujawski (2016-2020)
Hon. Michael McCuskey (2006-2014; Advisor, 2015-2020)
Gordon Nash (2006-2014; Chair, 2009-2012)
Leslie Richards-Yellen (2014-2016)
David Rolewick (2006-2010; Chair, 2006-2008)
Vanessa Romeo (2009-2018)
Gwendolyn Rowan (2006-2013)
Hon. Stephen Spomer (2006-2013)
Lawrence Templer (2006-2015)
Hon. Richard Tognarelli (2006-2015; Vice-Chair, 2013-2015)
Vincent Vitullo (2007-2015)
Hon. Debra Walker (2006-2020; Chair, 2012-2018)
Edward Walsh (2010-2017; Vice-Chair, 2015-2017)
Sonni Williams (2006-2016)