Alexander P. White Award Recipient
Honorable Mary Kathleen McHugh
Mary Kathleen McHugh is a Cook County Circuit Court judge, having been elected in 2016. Judge McHugh was initially assigned to a civil non-jury trial room in the First Municipal District for roughly five years. There she presided over a voluminous call, hearing cases including breach of contract, personal injury, residential landlord tenant ordinance violations, consumer fraud, and primarily collection matters. Subsequently, Judge McHugh was assigned to a post-judgment collection call for a short period. Currently, she is assigned to a civil jury room in the Fifth Municipal District where she continues to preside over commercial matters, tort cases of all kinds, and a heavy collection call.
Prior to joining the bench, Judge McHugh gained a wealth of trial experience defending personal injury cases and litigating declaratory judgment actions. She tried nearly 120 jury trials to verdict as well as countless bench trials and arbitrations.
Judge McHugh graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, in 1990 and received her juris doctor degree from Loyola University of Chicago in 1993.
Judge McHugh is a frequent speaker and panelist at continuing education programs and new judges school. In addition, she is a past President of the Celtic Legal Society of Chicago.
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