My Name is Howard J. Wise and I am running for Judge in the 12th Subcircuit of Cook County.

Howard J. Wise and his family.

My name is Howard J. Wise and I am running for Judge in the 12th Subcircuit of Cook County.

I am 51 years old and currently reside in Northbrook, Illinois with my wife Alison and my children Ashley and Alec.  I grew up in Glenview, and have lived in the 12th Subcircuit most of my life. 

I started my 22+ year legal career in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.  I was assigned to the Criminal Appeals Division, Traffic Division, Misdemeanor Division, Felony Preliminary Hearings Division, and Felony Review.  I finished my career as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Felony Review Unit where I approved felony charges and took statements/confessions from defendants in all types of felony cases.  During my time as a prosecutor I gained extensive experience and expertise in many different areas of the law. I prosecuted high-profile DUI and criminal cases and successfully tried numerous bench and jury trials, both on the misdemeanor and felony levels.

In 2001, I left the Cook County State's Attorney's Office and became a private defense attorney.  As a defense attorney I have handled all types of misdemeanors and felonies, including but not limited to First Degree Murder and Attempt Murder.  As a defense attorney I have tried countless bench and jury trials, both on the misdemeanor and felony levels, with positive results.  My past legal experience has given me an exceptional understanding of both sides of the courtroom. I want to put this understanding to work for you as your next Judge of the 12th Subcircuit of Cook County. 

Based on my legal expertise and my experience working on both sides of the courtroom, I believe I would make a fair Judge that the People of the State of Illinois would be proud of.  I am impartial and stand for the principal or equal justice for everyone!  I believe that people are people and that we are all equals regardless of our ethnicity, gender identification, race, religion, sexual orientation, or economic status.   If elected, my rulings will be based on the law and the law only!  Each and every person who appears before me will be treated equally and with respect.

Elect me as your next Judge in the 12th Subcircuit of Cook County and I promise you won't regret it.

 

- Howard J. Wise
Democratic Candidate for Judge for the 12th Subcircuit of Cook County.