Erin Haggerty Antonietti
has been, and will continue to be, an honest and conscientious advocate for the people of Cook County.
Judge Erin Haggerty Antonietti was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court as a Circuit Court
Judge for Cook County in June, 2019. Erin is assigned to the First Municipal District in the
Richard J. Daley Center, hearing traffic matters, misdemeanors including driving under the
influence of alcohol or driving on a revoked license, petitions to rescind statutory summary
suspensions, and municipal ordinance violations. Erin has presided over trials, motions and
hearings since being appointed to the bench.
Erin was born and raised in the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago. Erin and Mark, her husband
of nearly twenty-three years, chose to raise their four children in the very same setting of this
tight knit community. Erin attended Christ the King Grammar School, St. Ignatius College Prep,
St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame, and De Paul University College of Law. She is active in local
and charitable organizations including the Christ the King School Foundation Board, CK 2050
Capital Campaign Committee, Special Olympics of Chicago, and Misericordia.
Erin has been a practicing attorney for more than 27 years. She began her legal career as an
associate at an insurance defense firm during which time she appeared in court nearly every day, represented clients in evidentiary proceedings and arbitrations, defended and took numerous depositions, and briefed and argued many contested dispositive motions. She represented clients in civil litigation matters, including medical malpractice and products liability. Due to Erin’s litigation and courtroom experience, she was hired by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office where she proudly served for 25 years. As an Assistant State’s Attorney, Erin zealously argued cases on behalf of the people of Cook County. She prosecuted violent
felony and misdemeanor, adult and juvenile, domestic violence, traffic, and appellate cases.
Erin has been an Adjunct Professor at Prairie State College in the Criminal Justice Program. The varied and extensive positions she held during and after law school is evidence of her passion and dedication to the legal profession and citizens of Cook County, and demonstrates why she would make an excellent choice for Cook County Judge.
Erin’s courtroom demeanor and temperament are consistent with what is required of a
successful and impartial judge. Among her peers, Erin is praised as honest, professional,
knowledgeable, thorough, and organized. Throughout her career, she has strived to distinguish
herself in the legal profession and to seize professional opportunities. She has been, and will
continue to be, an honest and conscientious advocate for the people of Cook County. As a Circuit Court Judge, Erin has been able to continue her service and leadership. Her intellectual
excellence and integrity will aid her in her decisiveness, respectfulness, and fairness.
Erin hopes to earn your vote in the upcoming election.