Bar Ratings

"Richard C. Cooke is "Qualified" for the office of Circuit Court Judge. Mr. Cooke was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 1992 and is a solo practitioner concentrating in real estate law, personal injury, and civil litigation.
Mr. Cooke is articulate and well regarded for his knowledge of the law, dedication, and fairness."

The Chicago Bar Association

"Richard Cooke was admitted to practice in 1992. He is a sole practitioner. From 1992 to 1994 he was a trial attorney for a captive insurance company law firm, and served as in-house staff counsel for CNA insurance from 1994 to 1997. Since 2008 he has operated a self-funded pro bono legal clinic – the Cooke Legal Aid Clinic. He is active in community activities. Mr. Cooke is reported to have good legal ability and temperament. He is considered to be a good lawyer who is praised for his integrity and for being exceptionally hard-working. He has substantial litigation experience in complicated matters, and his practice involves complex transactional matters that further demonstrate the analytic thinking necessary to be a good judge. The Council finds him Qualified for the Circuit Court."

The Chicago Council of Lawyers

ASIAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF GREATER CHICAGO: “RECOMMENDED”


BLACK WOMEN LAWYERS’ ASSOCIATION OF GREATER CHICAGO: “RECOMMENDED”


THE CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION:  “QUALIFIED”


THE CHICAGO COUNCIL OF LAWYERS:  “QUALIFIED”


 COOK COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION:  “RECOMMENDED”


 DECALOGUE SOCIETY OF LAWYERS: “RECOMMENDED”


 HELLENIC BAR ASSOCIATION: “RECOMMENDED”


 HISPANIC LAWYERS ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS: “QUALIFIED”


 ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION: “QUALIFIED”


 LESBIAN AND GAY BAR ASSOCIATION OF CHICAGO: “RECOMMENDED”


 PUERTO RICAN BAR ASSOCIATION: “RECOMMENDED”


 WOMEN’S BAR ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS: “RECOMMENDED”