ELECT JAMES KNIBBS
FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE
Thank you for visiting knibbsforjudge.com! I am running for Cook County Circuit Court Judge because we need experienced, fair, and competent Circuit Judges. In over 34 years of legal practice, I have focused my entire career on trial and litigation work on civil and criminal law cases. I hope to have the opportunity to serve you as an honest, thoughtful, hard working judge who has the legal courtroom experience to make the best decisions under the law.
Let me tell you a little about my background. I am a lifelong southwest side resident, one of six children fortunate to have kind, caring parents who also grew up on the southwest side. My Mom and Dad taught each of their children some great life lessons about treating everyone with dignity, respect, fairness, and about the importance of giving back to our community. My brothers Chuck, Don, Ken and Rich, and my sister Sue are all proud to make Chicago their home.
I was very fortunate to meet my wife of 35 years, Leigh, back in high school. We were blessed to have four children, Kate, Dan, Lauren and Sam who are now adults. We chose to raise our four children where we grew up, in Beverly-Morgan Park. Like so many of you, Leigh and I are still friends with many of our grade school and high school friends, and we have seen our own children remain close to their neighborhood friends. The southwest side is unique, where two or three questions in a conversation will lead to a mutual friend. As most of you know, this does not happen in most neighborhoods and suburbs, and our sense of community on the southwest side is a big reason I hope to serve you as a Judge.
Being a good Judge does not happen, and the most important factor in being a good Judge comes from actual trial and courtroom experience. Before the March 17 election, consider the qualifications of each candidate, and compare their experience with my record of 34 years of criminal and civil trial and courtroom work. If after considering the qualifications of each candidate you believe I am the most qualified, I would appreciate your vote for Circuit Judge in the 3rd Judicial Subcircuit (Vacancy of Peter Flynn). Thank you for your support. Experience matters.
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