Beatriz Santiago was admitted to practice in 1996. She is an Assistant Cook County
Public Defender defending felony cases in the Juvenile Division. For three years she was in
private practice doing personal injury litigation. She is active in community affairs. As an
Assistant Public Defender she has tried over 200 bench trials to verdict.
She is considered to have very good legal ability with good litigation skills. She was
praised by both judges, colleagues, and prosecutors as being a zealous advocate for her clients
while maintaining a professional demeanor. She is praised for her integrity.
The Council finds
her Qualified for the Circuit Court.
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My community involvement with at-risk youth as well as my experience as an assistant public defender, where I have been a voice for the voiceless proves that I will be fair, exercise sound judgment, and dedication. My life experiences growing up in Humboldt Park provide a different point of view than most who are currently seeking election to the bench.