Judge since: 2010
Prior to becoming a judge in 2010, Gamrath worked in private practice and as an adjunct faculty member at John Marshall Law School. She has frequently published writings on legal topics in Chicago Lawyer Magazine and the Illinois Bar Journal. Gamrath has previously presided over domestic relations and traffic cases.
Bar Association ratings
This year: Gamrath received qualified ratings from the CBA and the CCL, and was recommended for retention by the ISBA. The CCL said Gamrath “is well regarded for her knowledge of the law, diligence, work ethic, and fine temperament.”
Past: Gamrath received all qualified ratings, as well as a “highly qualified” rating by the CBA, in 2012.
Notable: Gamrath presided over a lawsuit against her fellow judges which challenged the constitutionality of money bail in Cook County. She dismissed the suit this year, saying she lacked the power to find bond court judges had violated the Constitution in their bail-setting practices.