Meet the 47th Ward Judicial Recommendation Committee

The 47th Ward Democratic Organization adopted new by-laws that includes a section that creates a Judicial Recommendation Committee comprised of attorney’s who live in our community.  This committee will recommend to the Committeeman which Judges should be slated and endorsed by the organization. “This committee is very important because it will reinforce with our voters that the process was done intelligently, with professionals who have the proper experience to give sound advice.  That builds voter confidence which is everything in politics!” -Paul Rosenfeld, 47th Ward Democratic Committeeman.

This is a big, progressive reform from how judges are usually selected to be endorsed.  Traditionally, Democratic Committeeman make these decision amongst themselves.  Rosenfeld believes there’s a better way. “I’m not a lawyer and I don’t know the judges. The 47th Ward is home to some of the best legal minds in Cook County.  These people have a much better sense of who should serve on the bench then I do“.

If you would like to learn about the people currently serving on the Judicial Recommendation committee please click on each individuals picture to go directly to their biography page.

Learn more about each Committee member by clicking on their portraits and go directly to their bio page

Michael Del Galdo
Senior Partner
Del Galdo Law Group
47th Ward General Counsel


Dmitry Shifrin
Polsinelli LLP


Steven A. Hart
Hart, Mcglaughlin, and Eldrige

Sandy L. Morris

Sandy L. Morris
Chico & Nunes

Robert J. Palmersheim
Honigman Business Law Firm


Brendan Schiller
Schiller * Preyar Law Offices

James Erwin

James A. Erwin
Erwin Law

Jack Lydon
Gomberg, Sharfman, Gold & Ostler