– 2020 Cook County Judge-
Elizabeth Anne (Beth) Walsh has significant experience as a trial attorney working in Cook County, Illinois. Beth has spent the past thirteen years of her career representing individuals and small businesses being sued in civil court. Beth has tried approximately fifty civil cases before a jury on behalf of clients. In addition to the jury trials, she has appeared in court more days than not for case management calls, pre-trial conferences, and oral arguments for pending motions. Additionally, she has successfully resolved many cases through arbitrations and settlements. Beth’s extensive courtroom and trial experience make her well suited to understand and meet the challenges of judicial office. The Chicago Bar Association has found Beth qualified to be a judge.
Beth was the President of the Southwest Bar Association in 2018 and has been an active Board Member for many years. Beth has enjoyed volunteering to help high school students prepare for Mock Trial Competitions and instructing practicing attorneys for their continuing legal education. She has also donated her time as a Board Member of the Young Irish Fellowship Club, which raises money for different local charities.
Beth has been a life-long resident of Cook County. She was born and raised in Oak Lawn as the second of five children. Beth attended St. Germaine Elementary School, Mother McAuley High School, and graduated from Columbia College in Chicago. Beth began working in her father’s law firm during college as a legal assistant. After college, she continued to work as a legal assistant at Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered in Chicago and attended The John Marshall Law School as a night student going part-time because of her full-time employment. Before graduating, Beth also worked as a clerk for Dolan Law Offices and as a 711 Licensed Law Student for The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Clinic. Overall, Beth has worked in law firms in some capacity for over twenty years. Beth now lives in La Grange Park, Illinois with her family, which includes Adam Hanna, who is also an attorney, her four-year-old daughter, Nora, and her ten-year-old dachshund, Pete.
- Elizabeth Anne Walsh has over 13 years of local experience serving the people of Cook County as a dedicated trial attorney.
- Beth has tried approximately 50 civil cases before a jury on behalf of local Cook County individuals and businesses.
- Appears in court on a daily basis for case management calls, pre-trial conferences, and oral arguments for pending motions.
- Has a proven track record in case resolutions through arbitrations and settlements.
- Beth is a past President of the Southwest Bar Association.
- The Chicago Bar Association has found Beth qualified to be a judge.