June 23 , 2017
The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Marian Emily Perkins to a 5th Subcircuit vacancy that will be created by the upcoming retirement of Judge Rickey Jones. Perkins' appointment is effective July 13, 2017 and goes through December 3, 2018.
Perkins currently operates the Law Office of Marian E. Perkins, P.C., in Chicago's Loop. She has been licensed as an attorney in Illinois since 1987. A past president of the Cook County Bar Association, Perkins is also a longtime Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Law at Chicago State University. According to her LinkedIn page, Perkins began her legal career in the office of the Illinois State Appellate Defender; she also worked for several years as an Assistant Cook County State's Attorney and, during the mid-90s, as a staff attorney for the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Perkins was an associate judge finalist in 2016.