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Sanjay Tailor appointed Associate Judge in Cook County

Illinois. April 22, 2003

NRI, (non-resident Indians) Sanjay Tailor took the oath of office on April 22, 2003 and was sworn in as an Associate Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Judge Tailor is the second Indian American and the first Indian man in Illinois to be appointed Associate Judge in Cook County. He joins the Honorable Rena Van Tine (the first Indian American woman judge in Illinois), the Honorable Sandra Otaka (the first Asian American to be elected to the judiciary in Cook County) and the Honorable Lynne Kawamoto (the first Asian American to be appointed to the bench in Cook County) in serving the People of the State of Illinois.
In 1996, Judge Tailor joined the Cook County State's Attorney's office as an Assistant State's Attorney; then, he was promoted to Deputy Supervisor in the Torts and Civil Rights Litigation Section. Prior to that, he was in-house counsel to the First National Bank of Chicago and an associate at the law firm of Chapman and Cutler. He graduated cum laude from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law in 1991.

As an attorney, Judge Tailor has litigated a variety of civil matters, ranging from medical malpractice, civil rights, constitutional law, and commercial litigation. Most recently, he was the member of a team from the State's Attorney's Office who argued before the United States Supreme Court.

Judge Tailor has been active in the Indian American community for several years. He was a board member IADO for three years and is a current member. He is also the immediate past president of Apna Ghar, a full service domestic violence agency serving the South Asian community in Chicago and its suburbs. He is also a member of the Asian American Bar Association.

Judge Tailor is the husband of Lena and the father of Shivam, one year old.



Sanjay Tailor appointed Associate Judge in Cook County