Judge since: 2010
Prior to becoming a judge, Propes worked as a Cook County assistant state’s attorney, where she became one of the first women prosecutors in Illinois assigned to try felony cases. Propes then went into private practice where she worked on complex civil litigation, focused on persons injured by negligence, mass torts, and class action product liability. She was appointed judge in 2010 and elected to a full term in 2012. She received the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.
Bar Association ratings
This year: The CCL rated her well qualified, the CBA rated her qualified, and the ISBA recommended her for retention.
Past: Propes received a “well qualified” rating from the CCL in 2012 and a “highly qualified” rating from the CBA; the ISBA also rated her positively.