The Honorable Judge Rossana P. Fernandez is a Cook County Circuit Judge, appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court in February 2015. She was elected to a full circuit seat on the Cook County Circuit Court in November 2016.
She previously owned her own law practice, Fernandez and Associates, LLC, where she practiced in the civil litigation arena. She was the first Latina Partner at Sanchez & Daniels where she served as primary trial counsel for a variety of clients, including fortune 500 corporations.
Judge Fernandez currently serves as a Board Member of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois (HLAI) and previously served as a Board Member for HLAI-Charities. Judge Fernandez is an active member of her community and has volunteered her time with “Chicago Cares,” Chicago Bar Association interfaith committee (as a mentor), a speaker for Women’s Bar Association’s “Women Everywhere” and as a volunteer speaker for educational advancements.
Judge Fernandez currently seeks a second term to continue assisting the organization, and the Hispanic community at large, in advancement of the legal profession.