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
Heather Kroencke
Justice Mary Ellen Coghlan
Judge Bonita Coleman
James DeAno
Jennifer Johnson
Justice Sharon O. Johnson
John F. Kennedy
John Kim, Vice-Chair
John O’Reilly
Kathleen L. Pine
Kurt Reitz
Trisha Rich
Martin SinclairChair
Judge Franklin U. Valderrama
Judge Alicia Washington

Ex Officio
Jerome Larkin, Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission
Karen Litscher Johnson, Illinois Supreme Court Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board
Katie Murphy, Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts

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)
Cynthia L. Fountaine (2014-2021)
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)
William Moran III (2013-2021)
Gordon Nash (2006-2014; Chair, 2009-2012)
Lance Northcutt (2016-2021)
Leslie Richards-Yellen (2014-2016)
David Rolewick (2006-2010; Chair, 2006-2008)
Vanessa Romeo (2009-2018)
Gwendolyn Rowan (2006-2013)
Hon. Diane Shelley (2018-2022)
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)