Judge since: 2012
Marino was a prosecutor with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office for eight years, then spent the rest of her legal career in private practice in her own firm before being elected to the bench in 2012. Marino previously heard cases in the Juvenile Justice Division and in traffic court, and now is assigned to hear both mortgage foreclosure and building code violation cases.
Bar Association ratings
This year: The CCL found her qualified. The CBA rated her “not recommended,” saying there are “significant concerns about Judge Marino’s work ethic, punctuality, diligence, and knowledge of the law.” In a response to the CBA's negative rating, Marino mentioned that she was found "qualified" by many other bar associations including the CCL which noted that they believe she is "knowledgeable," "thorough," "well prepared," and has "good court management skills". The ISBA recommended her for retention.
Past: She was rated as qualified by the CCL, CBA, and ISBA when she ran in 2012.