John Simon

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Born

Cleveland, August 8, 1942

Education

  • LHD (hon.), DePaul University, 2012
  • JD, DePaul University, 1967
  • BS, University Wisconsin, 1964

Certification

  • Bar: Illinois 1967

Family

  • Son Of Seymour Frank And Roslyn (Schultz) S.
  • Children: Lindsey Helaine Simon, Douglas Banning Simon

Profession

  • Lawyer

Career

  • Justice, Illinois Appellate Court First District, 2012-
  • Partner, Jenner & Block LLP, 1986-2012
  • Member executive committee, Friedman & Koven, 1983-85
  • Partner, Friedman & Koven, 1975-85
  • Principal consultant, Commission on Rev. of National Policy Toward Gambling, 1975-76
  • Special counsel to director, Illinois Department Pub. Aid, Chicago, 1974-75
  • Chief civil division, US Department Justice, Chicago, 1971-74
  • Deputy chief civil division, US Department Justice, Chicago, 1970-71
  • Assistant US attorney, US Department Justice, Chicago, 1967-74

Career Related

  • special consultant to administrator DEA US Department Justice, 1976-77
  • Counsel to Gov.’s Revenue Study Commission on Legalized Gambling, 1977-78
  • Special counsel Illinois Racing Board, 1979-80
  • Lecturer training seminars and conferences
  • Instructor U.S. Attorney Gen.’s Advocacy Institute, Washington, 1974
  • Lecturer National Conference Organized Crime, Washington, 1975, Dade County Institute Organized Crime, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1976
  • Faculty Cornell Institute Organized Crime, Ithaca, New York, 1976, judge, Miner Moot Court competition Northwestern University, 1971-73
  • Member law council DePaul University, 1974-83, member alumni association, 1984-85, chairman, 1975-79
  • Adjunct professor DePaul University College Law, 1977, 81, 2008-
  • Faculty, Practising Law Institute, Chicago, 1984

Awards

  • Recipient Bancroft-Whitney Am. Jurisprudence Award, 1965, 66
  • Judge Learned Hand Human Relations Award Am. Jewish Committee, 1994
  • Award For Outstanding Service To Legal Profession DePaul University College Law, 1996
  • Am. ORT Jurisprudence Award, 1999
  • US Supreme Court John Paul Stevens Award Chicago Bar Foundation, 2008
  • Best Lawyers In Am. Super Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyers

Creative Works

Contributor articles to professional journals

Civic

  • Board directors Lawyer’s Trust Fund of Illinois, 1998-2004, treasurer, 2000-01, vice president, 2002-03, president, 2003-04
  • Community Film Workshop of Chicago, 1977-86
  • Friends of Glencoe Parks, 1977-78, secretary, 1978-79
  • Member nominating committee Glencoe School Board, 1978-81, chairman rules committee, 1980-81
  • President Glencoe Hist. Society, 1979-82
  • Member Glencoe Zoning Board Appeals, Zoning Commission, Sign Board Appeals, 1981-86, chairman, 1984-86
  • Member Illinois Inaugural Committee, 1979, 83, 87, 95
  • Board directors, member executive committee Chicago World’s Fair 1992 Authority, 1983-85
  • Member Chancery division task force Special Commission on Administration of Justice in Cook County, 1985-87
  • Trustee De Paul University, 1990-, chair physical plant and property committee, 1992-94, vice chair, 1995-2004, chair, 2004-08
  • Commissioner Illinois Racing Board, 1990-2006
  • General trustee Lincoln Academy Illinois, 1993-, regent, 1999-, chancellor, 2001-10, chancellor emeritus 2010-
  • Member Illinois Supreme Court Planning and Oversight Committee for Judicial Performance Evaluation Program, 1997-98, 2000-05
  • Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee, 2004-12, vice chair, 2008-10, chair 2010-12, chair
  • Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission, 2011-12

Membership

  • Member American Bar Association (committee on liaison with the judiciary 1983-95)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association (federal civil procedure committee 1979-85, chairman 1985-86, board managers 1987-89, chairman house committee 1989-90, treasurer 1990-91, 2d vice president 1991-92, 1st vice president 1992-93, president 1993-94)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Assn.(Catholic Lawyer Guild Decalogue Society Lawyers)
  • Illinois Police Association
  • U.S. Treasury Agents Association
  • DePaul University Alumni Association (president 1985-87, chairman special gifts committee campaign, chairman Simon Commission 1989-91, national chair for annual giving 1991-94)
  • Standard Club

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