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Sumner, Thomas R.

(born: 1949) 

Born in Louisville, KY, Thomas R. Sumner is a graduate of the University of Illinois and its John Marshall Law School. Since 1988, he has been an associate judge in the Illinois Circuit Court.

Sumner was a trial attorney with the Cook County Public Defenders Office from 1978-1982 and was a partner with Sumner and Smith from 1982-1988. He was president of the more than 700-member Cook County Bar Association. He retired from the bench in 2007.

For more see L. Sweet, "Orbach, 12 others appointed judges," Chicago Sun-Times, 6/04/1988, News section, p. 14;   Who's Who Among African Americans, 1980-2006; and "Judge Thomas R. Sumner (Ret)" at Adult Redeploy Illinois

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