Judge Paula Marie Daleo

    Judge Paula Marie Daleo graduated John Marshall Law School in 1978 and began working
in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.  She rose through the ranks and tried many serious
case including Murders, Armed Robberies and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assaults.  She became
the first woman supervisor of the Felony Review Unit and the Gang Crimes Unit.  She left the Office
in 1990 to open her own practice in the suburbs. She concentrated her practice in the areas of
criminal defense, real estate, probate, estate and financial planning.  At the end of 1996 she was
asked to return to the State’s Attorney’s Office  by Dick Devine, the newly elected State’s Attorney
of Cook County.  She became the first woman Supervisor of the Special Prosecutions’ Bureau and
then in 2001 moved to the Executive Staff of the State’s Attorney’s Office.

    In 2003, Paula was appointed by the Supreme Court to fill a judicial vacancy in the 11th Sub-circuit and won her
election in 2004.  Judge Daleo spent  two years in the First Municipal District handling traffic and criminal matters.  She
was then transferred to the Fourth Municipal District in 2005 where she hears traffic, criminal and civil matters.  She has
been found recommended or qualified previously or presently by the following bar associations:  Chicago Bar
Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association, Chicago Council of Lawyers, Hellenic Bar
Association, Hispanic Bar Association, Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago, Asian American Bar Association,
Black Women’s Bar Association, Puerto Rican Bar Association, Decalogue Society of Lawyers, and the Cook County
Bar Association.