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Richard G. Cenar Jr.

Litigation Attorney at Skokie, IL

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  • Licensed for 37 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1986
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  1. Litigation
    I have tried over 55 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials.

    35 years

I have practiced law in Cook County, Illinois for over 29 years, twenty seven (27) of those years as an assistant state's attorney.  My trial experience (over 55 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials), evidences my skills in the area of trials and litigation and my understsanding of the complexity, importance and effectiveness of the trial process.  From Decmever 2002 to the present I have been assigned to the Skokie Courthouse at the Second Municipal District.  I have served there as a first chair in felony trial courtrooms and as a deputy supervisor.  I currently serve as a first chair in a courtroom.  My responsibilities include management of over 300 felony Chicago Criminal cases, and direct supervision of other Assistant State's Attorneys.  Previously as deputy supervisor in District 2, I supervised 35 attorneys, 5 investigators, and 10 administrative staff members.  From January 1999 to December 2002 I served as a Trial Supervisor in the Juvenile Justice Bureau, Child Protection Division.  In that capacity, my responsibilities included direct supervision of attorneys assigned to six courtrooms dedicated to protection of child victims of abuse and neglect, weekly training for approximately 50 ASA's, and assisting in the preparation and filing of DCFS cases for court involvement.  From 1994 to 1999 I served as a first chair or lead assistant states attorney in several felony trial courtrooms at the Criminal Courts at 26th and California.  


Cook County States Attorney Office
5600 Old Orchard Rd Rm 263
Skokie, IL, 60077-1087


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Work Experience

  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • 1988 - Present
  • Associate
  • Joe Roddy and Associates
  • 1986 - 1988


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • John Carroll University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Larry Slack
  • Convicted


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Richard G. Cenar Jr.
Litigation Attorney
Skokie, IL
Licensed for 37 years