Michael will continue to be a critical LGBTQ voice on the Cook County bench
Judge Michael Forti was appointed to this seat in 2016 by the state Supreme Court and won his 2018 election. Prior to his appointment, Judge Forti was Chief Counsel for Illinois Dept. of Transportation. Before that, he served as Deputy Corporation Counsel for the Constitutional and Commercial Litigation Division of the Chicago Dept. of Law and as the Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel of that division.