Ex Officio Commissioner
Jerome Larkin serves as Administrator of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC), whose mission is to promote and protect the integrity of the legal profession, at the direction of the Supreme Court, through attorney registration, education, investigation, prosecution and remedial action in Illinois.
Mr. Larkin received his juris doctor degree from Loyola University School of Law. After he was licensed to practice law, he joined the ARDC as staff counsel in 1978 where he investigated, litigated and appealed countless attorney disciplinary cases. He later served as Senior Counsel, Chief Counsel, Assistant Administrator, and then Deputy Administrator from 1988 until his appointment as Administrator in 2007.
Mr. Larkin is a past President of the National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC), the bar association of lawyer regulators. Mr. Larkin also was awarded the NOBC President’s Award for lifetime achievement in the field of lawyer regulation. In 2003, he received the ARDC’s 25-year leadership and service award.
Jerome Larkin is an ex officio member of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.