Bartkowicz previously worked as an attorney for the Chicago Transit Authority before becoming a judge. He was appointed as an associate judge in 1985, and then appointed as a circuit court judge in 1997. Bartkowicz was elected to the Circuit Court in 2000 and is currently working as an individual general calendar judge.
Bar Association ratings
This year: The CCL and CBA rated him qualified, and the ISBA recommended him for retention.
Past: Bartkowicz was found qualified by the CBA, CCL, and ISBA in 2012.