The 12th Subcircuit
Cook County's 12 Subcircuit includes communities from the North Shore and the Northwest Suburbs. This diverse district is home to families of all income levels, ethnicities, and religious backgrounds. With 36 years of courtroom experience representing families across the county, Carmine is ready to serve the 12th Subcircuit from the bench.
JUDICIAL CANDIDATE - 12TH SUBCIRCUIT OF COOK COUNTY
on the primary ballot
The oldest child of two Italian immigrant parents. At 13 years of age, following the untimely death of his mother, Carmine helped raise his four younger siblings while his father worked tirelessly to support the family.
DRIVEN TO SUCCEED
Self-motivation and determination led Carmine to work multiple jobs in order to be the first in his family to attend college. Following graduation, he took two years off to gain valuable work experience and save money to put himself through law school.
Carmine has been married to his college sweetheart for 36 years and is the proud father of two wonderful daughters. Outside of building his legal practice, he has spent his time with friends and family, coaching sports teams, supporting his daughter's endeavors and expanding their cultural experiences.
Carmine has run an extensive legal practice for 36 years handling criminal matters from traffic violations to felonies and civil matters including personal injury cases, contract disputes, debt collections, landlord-tenant disputes, real estate issues, bankruptcy, wills, and trusts.
His clients are primarily middle class and lower-income working-class people from diverse backgrounds. Carmine has counseled and advocated for his clients and their families through the most difficult of situations and obtained favorable dispositions in about 85% of those cases.
Carmine has thousands of hours in courtrooms presenting motions, holding hearings and trying cases. He has had the opportunity to observe many judges over the years and has seen the issues they preside over and the demeanor they exhibit.
"As a judge, one must understand the issues before them and have the patience, wisdom, and composure to allow the parties to present their positions. In rendering a decision a judge must be firm but tempered with compassion, in order to find a fair and just resolution." - Carmine Trombetta
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Northern Illinois University - DeKalb, IL
John Marshall Law School - Chicago, IL
1980 - 1983
1984 - Present
Law Firm of Carmine V. Trombetta
Successful law practice for 36 years dealing with varied legal issues for people from diverse backgrounds.
Extensive legal practice including criminal matters from traffic infractions to major felonies and civil matters including litigation, contract formation, dispute resolution, the formation of businesses, debt resolution, bankruptcy, real estate transactions, estate planning, and family law concerns.
Illinois Bar Association
Trial Lawyers Association
Fidelity National Title Corporation
Illinois Youth Soccer Association - Coaching License
ON THE ISSUES
Carmine is committed to serving the public through a justice system that treats all members of the community with respect, dignity, and fairness.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
Carmine believes that the American justice system is ready for reforms that prioritize rehabilitation over incarceration for non-violent offenses. He understands the cycle of incarceration and recidivism faced by low-income and minority communities and is committed to working toward alternative solutions that help break that cycle.
Carmine firmly believes in a woman's right to choose, in the need for equal access to reproductive healthcare, and an affirmative approach to victims of sexual violence and harassment. He believes that the courts should protect victims of violence and guarantee safe, timely access to resources for women and girls in need.
After 36 years of representing middle to low-income families, Carmine took on countless pro-bono cases for clients who didn't have the means to navigate the legal system. Carmine is committed to fair sentencing that doesn't impose an additional, undue financial burden.
"Industrious, great communicator, passionate, honest, shows genuine concerns for others, thorough in his work, fair-minded, logical thinker, good listener and if asked a question responds with the appropriate answer, an upbeat positive attitude, always a joy to talk with and be with, his legal help and opinion has always been right on.
Do I think Carmine would make a good judge….I think he would make a great judge."
JACK M. COHEN
Retired Business Executive
V.P. Corporate Accounts Sealy Mattress Company
"I am encouraged that an Attorney with such integrity, common sense and an excellent grasp of the law has an opportunity to join the judiciary in Cook County. I know that the people of Cook County will be well served by someone that truly understands equal protection under the law."
Director of Operations
Infinite Warrior, Inc.
JUDICIAL EVALUATION RATINGS
Illinois Bar Association - Qualified
Women's Bar Association of Illinois - Recommended
Cook County Bar Association - Recommended
Decalogue Society - Recommended
Chicago Council of Lawyers - Qualified
Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago - Recommended
Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois - Recommended
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