Judge since: 2009
Leeming served as an assistant Cook County public defender for 19 years before being appointed judge in 2009. In 2010, she was defeated when she attempted to get elected to the bench, but the Supreme Court re-appointed her. She won election to the bench in 2012. Leeming is the first Pakistani American circuit court judge in Cook County.
Bar Association ratings
This year: The CCL and CBA rated her qualified and the ISBA recommended her for retention.
Past: Leeming was rated “qualified” by the CBA, CCL, and ISBA in 2012.
Notable: Her husband, Timothy Leeming, is a longtime Cook County public defender. He ran for judge in the March 2018 primary but was defeated.