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candidate for Judge For the 7th Subcircuit

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y mission will be to

use my legal

expertise, integrity, and compassion to serve all

people, and ensure

Equal Justice under the Law.”

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Ms. Baumann graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Law in 1992, receiving that year, the Rickert Award for Excellence in Public Service. Immediately after sitting for the Bar Examination, she began working as an intern at the Office of the Cook County Public Defender, where she assisted with felony jury trials. After leaving the Office of the Cook County Public Defender, she began working at a small boutique firm specializing in First Amendment law, where she represented persons restrained from engaging in constitutionally protected speech. In 1996, Ms. Baumann opened her own law office where she continued to litigate issues of constitutional import.

Deidre Baumann is the owner of Baumann & Shuldiner, a civil litigation practice. Ms. Baumann appears in both State and Federal Courts, at both the trial and appellate levels, on a wide variety of matters, including personal injury, civil rights, and employment discrimination.

Deidre was a lead counsel in the Burr Oak Cemetery litigation, having filed the first class action suit in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Deidre Baumann has been an active member of the Bar. She currently chairs the General Practice and Small Firm Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association, serves as secretary for the Federal Civil Practice Committee of the Illinois State Bar, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago and on the Board of the Decalogue Foundation. She has served as president of both the Decalogue Society of Lawyers and the North Suburban Bar Association, has served on the Executive Boards for the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and the Chicago Bar Association, Alliance for Women, and chaired, for many years, the Suburban Bar Coalition. She has additionally served on the Public Affairs and Interfaith Committees of the Chicago Bar Association.

Ms. Baumann is an active member of her community. She is a long-time officer and board member of the Lane Tech Alumni Association, Lane Tech being her High School Alma Mater, and since 2004, she has served as President of the Chicago/Cook County 4-H Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing scholarships for deserving 4-H youth who are attending a college or university.

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Arab American Bar Association

Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area

Black Men Lawyers Association

Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago

Chicago Council of Lawyers

Cook County Bar Association

Decalogue Society of Lawyers

Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois

Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois

LAGBAC, Chicago’s LGBTQ+ Bar Association

Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois

Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

Deidre Baumann is Endorsed by the following:

Black Men United

Hon. Barbara McGowan, former Commissioner of the

Cook County Water Reclamation District

Hon. Jesse White, former Illinois Secretary of State

Hon. Nathaniel Booker, Mayor of the Village of Maywood

Hon. Walter Burnett, 24th Ward Committeeman

Hon. Katrina Thompson, Mayor of the Village of Broadview

Jacqueline Reid, former CEO of Westside Health Authority

Rev. Chauncey D. Brown

Rev. LeRoy Elliott, Sr.

Pastor John F. Harrell

Rev. Derrick Jones, Jr.

Rev. Dr. Johnny L. Miller

Bishop Dr. Claude Porter

Pastor Tommy Woolridge, Sr.

Wallace “Gator” Bradley


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Deidre Baumann is committed to making sure community members have the sources they need to be successful.

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Chicago (West)

Forest Park



Melrose Park

River Forest

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Paid for by Deidre Baumann for Judge. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the board’s official website or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.