Studenroth, a criminal and civil defense attorney who runs a solo law practice in Park Ridge, has been an attorney for 30 years. He has experience with both prosecution and criminal defense; he spent 11 years of his early career as a Cook County prosecutor. He volunteers by giving lectures to youth “about the consequences of breaking the law,” according to his website. He previously ran unsuccessfully for judge in 2016; he was unopposed in the Republican primary but lost in the general election. This year he won the contested Republican primary.
Bar Association ratings: Positive
This year: The CCL, CBA, and ISBA found Studenroth qualified. The ISBA wrote, “He has substantial trial experience and is considered knowledgeable with a good temperament and high character.”
Past: When Studenroth ran in 2016, he was found qualified or recommended by most bar associations. The CBA wrote, “Mr. Studenroth has extensive trial experience and is well regarded for his knowledge of the law, legal ability, diligence, and excellent temperament.”
Survey response: The candidate did not return answers to an Injustice Watch questionnaire.