Judge since: 2006
Prior to taking the bench, Roberts served as a Cook County assistant state’s attorney and as assistant corporation counsel in the City of Chicago Law Department. Before that, she was a social worker. She has previously presided over criminal, municipal, and juvenile cases.
Bar Association ratings
This year: The CCL rated her well qualified, the CBA rated her qualified and the ISBA recommended her for retention.
Past: Roberts was found qualified by all three major bar groups in 2012.
Notable: In January 2017, Roberts was sued by a soldier after she held him in contempt of court when he did not show up at a hearing at which he was ordered to pay $10,000 to his ex-wife. The soldier claimed that he was not permitted to leave his military service to attend the hearing, as his unit was preparing at the time to be deployed. The case was eventually dismissed in April 2017.