Jill Rose Quinn is a long-time Chicago resident, having moved to the City in 1979. She has an extensive legal background, having worked in both the public and private sectors. She has a lifelong dedication to community service.
After completing her law degree at John Marshall in 1983, she went on to work for the Village Attorney of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Jill later became an Arbitrator in DuPage County in 1990 and Cook County in 1993.
Jill's private practice experience includes working at general legal practices in Chicago, Bloomington, Lombard, Glen Ellyn and Franklin Park, where she handled a wide variety of case types. Throughout her career, she handled over 4,000 cases and performed appellate work.
Jill formed her own practice in 1997 on the Northwest side and focused on helping neighborhood residents with financial challenges, family law matters, small business operations, probate and estate planning. She has always found it gratifying to put her clients at ease by developing thoughtful plans and solutions, and ultimately achieving a fair legal outcome.
Throughout her life Jill has believed in giving back to others. Before moving to Chicago, she served as a community organizer in economically disadvantaged areas in Houston and Des Moines. There she worked to form neighborhood action groups dedicated solving problems such as lack of zoning and dangerous traffic; as well as addressing utility and taxation issues.
Her compassion for others and sense of fairness is what helped inspire Jill to practice law. She grew up in the age of enhanced consciousness about civil rights. In grade school, she realized that many people were not treated equally under the law because of their race, religion or nationality. Jill decided then that she wanted to be a lawyer in order to fight for all people's rights and equality.
Jill is also one of the few transgender legal professionals in Chicago. While she is proud of the progress our society has made, Jill knows there remains a long way to go. Being transgender has taught Jill firsthand what it is like to be marginalized and the vital importance of treating all people with fairness, decency and compassion. Her perspective will be a true asset to the bench, and her service as judge will help every person in our community have a court system in which they can have the utmost confidence.
Today, Jill is just as active in the community. She is a member of the National LGBT Bar Association and Chicago LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
Jill lives on the northwest side, is engaged to her partner Stephanie, and has a daughter, Gina. She is also an avid runner who has completed five marathons.
Community residents are backing Jill Rose Quinn for Judge because she has the experience, the qualifications and the record of service to be an excellent Judge.