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Hon. Susan E. Cox

Hon. Susan E. Cox

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Magistrate Judge
Chicago, IL, USA

Susan E. Cox was selected as a Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago on April 19, 2007 and came on duty on August 27, 2007. Prior to her appointment as Magistrate Judge, Judge Cox was the president and owner of The Law Offices of Susan E. Cox, Ltd., a litigation firm specializing in federal criminal defense and civil litigation. Judge Cox’s litigation background includes three years as law clerk to United States District Judge Wayne R. Andersen, eight years as an Assistant United States Attorney, and thirteen years of civil trial practice. Judge Cox also served as an impartial Due Process Hearing Officer for the Illinois State Board of Education from June 2005 until June 2007 and as a Federal Defender panel attorney from 2003 until her judicial appointment. Judge Cox has served as an adjunct professor at De Paul College of Law and at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Graduate School of Public Administration. In addition to her work as a judge, Judge Cox serves on the Board of Directors of Helping Hand Center, which serves disabled children and adults, and has held leadership positions in several bar associations. She is a 1983 graduate of Boston University School of Law where she was an editor of the Boston University Law Review.

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