Judge since: 1999
Maras served briefly as an assistant state’s attorney before going into private practice. Beginning in 1991, she began working in the Office of the Cook County Assessor. She was the first woman in Cook County to hold the position of chief deputy assessor in 1994, and later became special counsel in the office.
Bar Association ratings
This year: The CCL rated her well qualified, noting she is knowledgeable, well-prepared, and has a good temperament. The CBA rated her qualified and the ISBA recommended her for retention.
Past: In 2012 Judge Maras was found qualified by the CBA, the CCL, and the ISBA.